Tequiza
Anheuser-Busch

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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
50
Avg:
1.74 | pDev: 45.4%
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
146
From:
Anheuser-Busch
 
Missouri, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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50
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Willwill21

5/5  rDev +187.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best!!!! Beer I ever had like was there for all the good times n night outs to clubs or wherever this was ultimate pre game fr fr litty asf always had a story to tell.. after sippin this bomb ass drink miss it wish they bring it

Feb 02, 2020
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Tweezerjam from Pennsylvania

2.24/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I randomly thought of this beer while watching Mad Max for the first time (which sucks, btw). I bet that's never happened before. I used to buy this stuff when I was 18 in '98. At first I thought it was delicious but that faded fast. One was ok but not more than two or three. I did like the citrus flavor though.

May 13, 2019
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nathanh5 from Virginia

4.91/5  rDev +182.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wonderful summer and session beer for me. I really wish AB would bring it back. Look/color was average. Smell was rather lagerish. But the flavor was sweetish, not like todaze sugar malt Koolaid beers, but Tequiza was more towards a true lager. Tequiza had it's own special flavor. I used to drink it every day when not drinking something more exotic like KBS, 120 minute, or My beloved Behemoth Barley wine.
Anyhow, AB replaced with Bud Lite with lime, which is more like drinking urine...I know you guyz mostly hate it, but I would kill to have a few six packs nestled in with my exotic crafts.

Dec 25, 2016
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

1.77/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Wow, does this look not appealing. Urine yellow beer that produces no head or anything. Aroma was like corn syrup.

Taste was sweet. Corona and sugar. Nothing tequila like really. I guess that is agave? Is there lime in this too? The carbonation game is strong here, combined with the sweetness, this is definitely malternative territory. This is like soda. Soda Tequiza. Would bang again just to say I did, but other than that, super pass.

Nov 16, 2016
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ordybill from Georgia

2.14/5  rDev +23%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

This was something of a novelty when it first came out. I enjoyed the first beer but subsequent beers I enjoyed less and less. It did have a tequila aftertaste, probably artificial but the uniqueness wore off quickly.

Feb 01, 2015
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jngrizzaffi from Texas

1.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Attempt to make a beer that tastes like tequila. It succeeds in that respect, but it was an awful combination. Surprised that it lasted as long as it did.

Jul 13, 2013
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Jayc86dy

4.35/5  rDev +150%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really injoyed this beer. I thought for the price which was usually around $5 bucks, that it was a very injoyable beer. It wasn't strong and wasn't to week. In my opinion i really think it is a really good summer time beer. And in the line of lime flavoered beers it is at the top. I well miss this beer and can only hope that it well one day return to the shelves.

Oct 14, 2012
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JohnBeerRun from Georgia

3.1/5  rDev +78.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This was a unique malt at one time. I used to like this beer on occasions. It was a lot better tasting beer to me than miller chill or bud light lime. I would like to see this beer back on shelves one day.

Pours a light yellow with thin head
Has a great lime smell
Taste is cheap lime flavor with lots of fizz

Feb 10, 2012
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CaptJackHarkness from New York

2.39/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Reviewed from notes (some of my observations go back to the 70's, I have Aspergers', and this is one of my things!) as this was thankfuly retired in 2009!

I was expecting a Margarita tasting beer due to the agave and lime. The scent was indeed limey and about the only thing good I can say!
It had really no head tasted more of corn than lime,fizzy, nasty. Even tried adding some salt to achieve a more Margarita effect, but nada!
Goodbye Tequiza!

Sep 24, 2011
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Beerandraiderfan from Nevada

1.97/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 1 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

My Tequiza koozie is destined to become a sought after hipster vintage collectable!

OK, an obvious failed attempt to cut into Corona's market share. Yellow beer. No head, lace. Aroma, not horrible, even get a little agave sweetness.

Taste, eh, unique? The agave doesn't taste as much as it smelled, but other than that, its pretty much just Corona with all kinds of less desireable adjunct flavor (or lack thereof). No hops. Pass.

Jul 21, 2010
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randawakes from Alaska

1.85/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Well, before I really got into beer tasting this was one of my favorable beers (because the girlfriends drank it) - then I learned what an IPA was.

This beer is a faint yellow, smells of lime and sugar and sweet corn.

Tastes of lots of lime and corn, with a bile like aftertaste (almost).

The mouthfeel is nothing spectacular either as I just want to swallow it and get it down.

Drinkability - could try all night long for beer pong! Actually, beer pong might not be to good with this because it is so sweet, gimme a stout.

Jul 14, 2009
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BierFan from Michigan

2.97/5  rDev +70.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Born on date of November 7th 2008. Poured from a clear 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: A hard pour produced only a one finger white head. Clear golden yellow. Despite the head dropping to nothing I still had a little bit of lacing.

Smell: The only thing in the aroma is limes. Very sweet and candy-like.

Taste: Not that bad. Not as bad as other reviews will have you believe at least. Very sweet with a lime flavor.

Mouthfeel: Substantial mouthfeel for being an A-B product. Much more to it than the wateriness that is Bud Light Lime or Miller Chill.

Jan 24, 2009
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magictrokini from California

2.22/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Not... that... bad. Pours clear yellow fizz. Sweet lime nose with a little tequila. Refreshing light lime taste. Corny and some tequila-like artificial flavors. The lime is more candy-flavored than real. It got sickening after I had more than one, but this is truly not awful.

Dec 04, 2008
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MTNboy from Germany

2.46/5  rDev +41.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

It smells very sweet with lime and vegetable tones. It has a pale gold colored body that forms a decent head and lace. I was very surprised about that. It has a very strong lime taste. The mouthfeel is very light and fizzy. Overall, drinkability it is a party beer and a beer for the non beer drinker but an alright malternative.

Nov 09, 2008
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unclejedi from Alabama

2.27/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Reviewing this to fullfill a requirement for the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly BIF. This is the beer I sent as an ugly, and I had to suffer through it to be able to send it.

Pours an extremely pale yellow, looks like colored water. White head with fairly small bubbles that subsides fairly quickly.

Smell is citrusy, with hints of lime.

Taste is more of the lime, perhaps a hint of the agave / tequila flavor, but not enough to stand out.

Mouthfeel is watery, no body at all.

Finish is mostly like drinking limeade, little dry in the throat and a hint of an artificial sweetner in the aftertaste.

I might have liked this back in the days when I experimented with wine coolers and malternatives long ago, but it doesn't do much for me now. I don't even think it is that particularly refreshing.

Sep 14, 2008
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changeup45 from Florida

1.97/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Slugged from the bottle. It's a decent tasting beverage I suppose on a hot day. I wouldnt classify this as a beer though and don't really get the concept. May as well call that Smirinoff Ice stuff beer. Very pale looking with straw, hay Mexican beer taste but with a lot more artificial fruitiness to it.

Aug 23, 2008
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BackMarker from Maryland

2.18/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Open a Corona, slip a lime in the top... and then pour a half-cup of sugar down the neck. Bright, clear yellow in the glass (and in the bottle too); lime in the nose. Sweet lime in the taste. More body and flavor than your typical lime beer (e.g., light beer with lime that is now so popular). But that doesn't say much.

Aug 14, 2008
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DoubleJ from Wisconsin

1.36/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 1 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I could make a number of cheezy comments on the beer before opening, but I won't. Let's just get on to the beer:

Pours like clear soda with a transculent straw color, the head is also soda-like and fizzles away to nothing. Looks like colored water at this point. The nose is actually decent here, think of a toned down margarita. At least there is nothing off in it, but the beer component is missing. I hesitiate to taste...

Um, what is this, soda pop? Margarita flavor is subtle and hides beneath the aggesive carbonation of this drink. I don't know how to describe it further, but it hurts my tongue with its sourness, and I think my palate is filing for a divorce. The drying finish is odd and very unpleasant. I can only go down one road: My dear kitchen sink - Drink up!

I love soda, but this is just horrible. Even Diet 7UP tastes better than this. And this doesn't come cheap either. What's the point?

Want soda flavoring with alcohol? Get Smirnoff Ice. Want a fruit beer with good flavor? Get Pyramid Apricot Weizen.

Jul 29, 2008
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jwc215 from Arizona

2.01/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours bright straw yellow with a thin head that immediately drops to a wisp. All of two dots of lacing stick. Typical macro appearance.

The smell is of lime and a plastic-like fake cheap taquila-like aroma. I suppose that that's what they were going for, but it's not very pleasant. If I wanted a margarita, that's what I would drink - and I can enjoy one - but, where's the "beer" part?

The taste is sweet - lime and blue agave. Even there, there is something "arificial" about it. And, again, where's the "beer" - at least a little in back? Nope. And, again, I suppose that's what they were going for - but, too artificial and no "beer" anywhere.

The feel is light and fizzy, with a plastic-ish lime hanging on for too long.

On a hot day, the first half was almost interesting, but it became annoying and almost intolerable because of the sweetness that was relentless. Seems like a malt beverage that was margarita-like. Does this really belong in the beer category?--

Jul 28, 2008
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rye726 from Colorado

1.33/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This is my least favorite Mexican marketed lager. It doesn't even go down well with a lime. The body is light and has way too much carbonation. The flavor is juts plain bitter. Some grainy mals can be found in the nose. The yellow color reminds me of some kind of wine cooler with no head.

May 20, 2008
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Adam2200 from Wisconsin

2.09/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

this beer goes down slow and after the first taste it tasted like sweet syrup. it is hard to compare to corona or dos equise the beer is like a bad brew of miller chill. this beer i would not let any one i know drink it. the only good thing is the clarity of the beer, it looks like it is supposed to but not the taste.

Mar 10, 2008
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Overlord from California

1.16/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

How could I forget to review Tequiza! This is a monstrously bad substance.

Pours bright yellow. Smells fainly of tequila gone bad with skunky vegetable.

Taste is absolutely rancid. Borderline undrinkable. Combines a semi-tequila flavor with macrobrew skunk.

Completely and utterly horrific.

Feb 17, 2008
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skeetermoses from Oklahoma

1.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I can actually say that Miller Chill is much better, although I really dont care for Miler Chill in the first place. My mom actualy likes this beer, in fact it was her first beer she enjoyed. I did turn her on to Chill, but nonetheless, she could care less about beer altogether.

Dec 31, 2007
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TheKingofBeers from Missouri

1.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Tried one of these for the first time last weekend and was not impressed at all. I was given one at a party so I can thankfully say I did not purchase it.

Smells of lime and that's the only smell I could pick up. Drank cold and tasted lime, lime and more lime. It had a decent appearance which is the only credit I'll give this. Could not get the taste out of my mouth for hours after drinking.

Overall, I do not care for this beer at all. I would never have another one even if it were all that was available.

Dec 18, 2007
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Bookseeb from Washington

2.87/5  rDev +64.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was given to me from a buddy who didn't quite care for it, but like it or not I'm always up for a new taste. Appearance is a light golden yellow with a crisp white head. Smell and taste is rather refreshing of sweet lime and slight hint of tequila with good crisp carbonation and having a light mouthfeel. Not to bad, refreshing enough, but I would'nt want to drink it as a session, one was a good taster for me.

Oct 19, 2007
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Beer rating: 50 out of 100 with 146 ratings