Mexicali | Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.

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2.55/5
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86 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.
Mexico
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Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-24-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,590
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
86
pDev:
22.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 48
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2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -2%

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2.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of GibbonsTheBeerGuy
1.75/5  rDev -31.4%

I liked this beer alot when it first became available in Austin. Yay, a cheap Mexican beer that is actually a little better than Corona! I drank it now and then for about a month. I'm not sure if its just because it is decaying due to non freshness or the old adage about familiarity breeding contempt, but this stuff tastes pretty terrible to me now. Tons of lime and salt or in a michelada and its drinkable, but its barf city on its own.

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3/5  rDev +17.6%

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2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of ChristopherWIU-UTPA
1/5  rDev -60.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Mexicali pours light pale yellowish and has little head. It has a skunky taste and smell, but still goes down somewhat smooth. It comes in a clear bottle, which could explain the degraded taste. This is not the best beer from Mexico and is somewhat rare to find in the Midwestern portion of the United States, I procured a six pack at Binny's Beverage Depot in Chicago.

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2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of SoCaliC8
3.97/5  rDev +55.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the better Mexican beers out there that I have had, and my favorite next to Bohemia. Refreshes the palate but not super light, like a Corona or Sol; tastes just right. Great, crisp taste and goes down easy. I wish I could find more of this but they only had one bottle left at my local Total Wine.

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Photo of metter98
2.73/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of adjunct malts are present in the nose—corn seems to stand out in particular—along with some hints of grassy hops.
T: Much like the smell, the taste has flavors of corn adjuncts along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied and a little clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems a little maltier compared to the other Mexican Adjunct Lagers that I had. It could pair well with some food prepared in corn tortillas if you are looking to stay purely Mexican.

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1.75/5  rDev -31.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +47.1%

Photo of Lemke10
2.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This pours a clear, pale yellow color with a foamy white head. It has a pretty strong grain scent to it. The texture is thin and the taste is very grainy. Surprisingly decent for being a light colored Mexican beer in a clear bottle. Not much too it, but this is still a much safer bet than drinking the water in Mexico and better tasting than Corona.

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2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Durge
2.96/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A very clear pale golden color with a decent white head that holds to a thin cover with reasonable traces of lacing in the pint glass. The aroma is just a light rice cereal idea and some sort of adjunct malt presence. Not a lot of action to the look, not too exciting so far. The first taste brings an acceptable cereal grain brightness, fairly typical of these macro-lager/pilsener brews. There's a slight malt sweetness blended in with maybe an illusion of some citrus. It's fairly light in body but carries a reasonably frisky, tiny-bubble carbonation that keeps the feel pretty tingly and refreshing. This is drinkable enough but that macro cheap grain sweetness just builds up on your palette and this isn't going to attract revisits.

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2.5/5  rDev -2%

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1.5/5  rDev -41.2%

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2.09/5  rDev -18%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

330ml bottle from Lupe Pinto (Glasgow, approx £1.50):
Very clear looking and light straw in colour with a thin lacing of bubbles on top.

Sweet smelling with a sigary water aroma and some bland malts. There is a light hint of butter and some faint, grassy hops. This one is a very basic smelling lager with a mixture of various adjuncts and a light, skunky aroma.

Basic lager taste with some cheap malts and a grassy hop sweetness followed by some grain and faint sugar. There was a few lager adjuncts and it was rounded off with a light bitterness.

Thin & light body with a citrus tang and a slightly grainy feel. There was a dry and mild bitter finish that hinted at sweetness.

A basic and fairly cheap taste that was bland and too thin. A very basic, macro pale lager with not a lot going for it and one to avoid should you come across it.

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3.07/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

Mexicali from Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.
Beer rating: 2.55 out of 5 with 86 ratings
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