Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.

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2.56 | pDev: 22.27%
Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

2.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Superior 4.6% has a thin, white head, a clear, straw appearance, with lots of fairly large white chunks, suspended, throughout. Lots of glass lacing left behind. The aroma is of a sharp spice note, of some sort and a strange green apple or grape skin smell. Taste is somewhat muted, but one will pick up that odd grape or apple thing. Mouthfeel is medium, and Superior Original finishes crisp and easy going. RJT

Mar 02, 2017
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PorterPro125 from Canada

3.64/5  rDev +42.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type: 355 mL Bottle

A- Pours a pale golden colour with a 2 finger white head. Surprisingly good head retention for an AAL. Nothing to speak of for lacing.

S- Light, Sweet malt and corn notes. Nothing in the way of bitterness. Doesn't seem to be well balanced going off of the aroma.

T- Sweet grain and corn notes from the aroma but well balanced with a slight spicy hop presence.

M- Medium body and moderate carbonation. Easy drinking without being watery (like a lot of AAL's tend to do).

O- No, Superior isn't the perfect AAL (is there one?) but it sure is tasty. If you're in Mexico (or anywhere else that it's sold), I recommend that you give it a try, especially over Budweiser, Corona, etc.

Mar 05, 2016
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Phyl21ca from Canada

1.62/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bottle: Poured a golden color lager with a medium size white foamy head with average retention and not much lacing. Aroma consists of light sweet notes with not much else going on. Taste is also dominated by light sweet notes with limited adjunct coming through and a bland aftertaste. Body is light with good carbonation. Another bland lager.

Jan 10, 2013
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Douberd from Netherlands

3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can of 355ml, bought at the local Oxxo, I would prefer the bottle but then I would have to buy a package of six of a beer I don't know. So, this can should do it for this review.
Light yellow colour, a bunch of bubbles and a two finger head that lingers for a while, but only because I poured it so.
Aroma is of malts (?) or corn, certainly doesn't stink that much of corn.
Nice taste, although nothing obviously traceable, it is not bitter, it is not sweet, just ..neutral.
Medium carbonation and medium thickness.
Overall, the most average beer I've drunk till now in Mexico, if you find yourself there and don't know which beer to choose, this is your safiest option.

Mar 13, 2012
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zeledonia from Washington

1.75/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Tasted 24 December 2011, reviewed from notes. Continuing my exploration of Mexican beers that don't make it to the US. Sure, I could drink something I know is tolerable, but I'd rather try some beers I can't get at home. Who knew that nearly all of them were made by the same brewery? Not me.

Pours a very pale golden yellow. Looks rather like watery, well, you know. Minimal white head, gone fast, leaving no lacing.

Smells like adjuncts, with a hint of malts. Corn, or rice, or something like that. Smells bland, but kinda warm and fuzzy. Very little flavor to it.

Tastes, not really like beer. Mostly corn, with a bit of sweetness. Quite weird, actually. I've had adjunct lagers before, but not ones that tasted more like the adjuncts than like beer. Finish just fades away slow. No trace of hops, a tiny hint of pale malts.

Mouthfeel is the highlight. Quite thin, but with moderate carbonation. Finish is watery. About what I'd expect.

Overall, it's just bland. Not even refreshing really, which is most of what I look for from a beer like this. Tastes like corn, looks like watery urine, and doesn't do much more for me than either.

Dec 26, 2011
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roddwolff from Mexico

3.24/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The first beer i review at the beach, had 10 years without drinking it since CCM stopped selling in north Mexico. Look: Blond, headless and many bubbles; Smell: Mild, sweet corn, probably sweetened with malt; Taste: Corn is predominant with spicy hops at the finish, well balanced; Mouthfeel: Refreshing and crisp, slightly bitter, high carbonation and light body; Drinkability: After seeing the appearance and smell the aroma, i expected a mess, homever, both the taste and mouthfeel were average, very easy to drink, now i understand why it sells since 1896.

Jan 21, 2010
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twiggamortis420 from Texas

2.89/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle brought back from the Mayan Riviera by my sister-in-law, thanks! Pours a very clear light gold color with a stark white foam that fades away pretty quick. Does leave a fat collar and a few specks of lace on the glass.

Nose is quite fruity for a light lager, green apples and starfruit. Honey drizzled grits served on a cardboard platter make up the grain portion of the aroma. Not a very good smelling brew.

Has a decent amount of flavor for a beer of only 3.6%, problem is the flavor is not terribly appealing. Fruitiness still there in the flavor a little bit. Grainy malty notes are actually not too bad and there even manages to be a hint of hops in the finish. Not a bad AAL, and I could put back a few of these beachside.

Jan 03, 2010
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BeerCon5 from Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a golden yellow color with a small amount of white head.

The scent is mostly of yeast and a hint of fruit.

This tastes mostly of yeast with some grains and corn, also some biscuity hopp.

Pretty light feel, a little watery with pretty good carbonation.

Very drinkable. This is almost as good as the Sol, it just has a little too much yeast. But this is a decent refreshing beer. I would probably buy this if it was available in my area.

Aug 08, 2008
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Deuane from Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

By the liter bottle on the HOT, 35 C, days at the hawkwatch in Cardel, Veracruz.

A- The average gold yellow one expects from a macrolager. Thin white head, very effervesant.

S- Grainy malt / straw...not much else.

T- Light and unoffensive. Some aftertaste of corn....very "fizzy".

M- Crisp, light and fizzy....almost no body to speak of. Basically an alternative to water.

D - A beer you have to drink with a certain mindset...I am drinking this to cool myself down and "enjoy" a beer. Nothing else....simple, clean and crisp...certainly fresh tasting and better than Corona!

Nov 28, 2007
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pmcadamis from Illinois

3.14/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I had quite the session with this brew after snorkeling in Cozumel. The catamarran that took us out to the reef offered free beers and margaritas after the snorkeling tour, and the ride back to the cruise ship was about an hour, so although that's not much time....they were free, so I super-sessioned after spending some time contemplation the first one. After repeated free-dives down thirty feet to the bottom crevices of the reef, I had a touch of the bends and I had to go back to my stateroom on the ship after dinner...the combination of eye/ear pain and massive buzz was just too much. I got some good pictures of the rays and groupers though!

A - Golden yellow and clear with a small cap of white fizz. No real head or lace, just a wispy haze on top of the brew.

S - Vibrant fruit and estery lager yeast. Suprizingly assertive for the style, but it's still a relitively thin nose.

T - Lightly fruity with some maple syrup sweetness (cane sugar syrup?). A biscuity and well built malt backbone makes this a well balanced and tasty brew.

M - Thicker than most macros, but still on the light side overall. Moderate carbonation, firm mouthfeel, and quite a bit more structure than others of it's kind.

D - Excellent. This is probably my favorite non-vienna style Mexi-lager. Head and shoulders above Corona, Sol, Dos Equis, ect.

Jun 24, 2007
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ALESwhatCURESya from Wisconsin

3.15/5  rDev +23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brought back a bottle of this from or trip to Playa del Carmen. This was stocked daily in our room so I was able to enjoy many of these on my balcony after a long day of diving.

A-Typical Mexican lager gold with very thin head and effervecent body.

S-Very doughy with aromas similar to cream ales. No hops detected.

T-The taste is also very doughy with a corn finish.

M-A small hop sharpness comes through just enough to leave the throat and tongue dry.

D-At home this is not even close to tasting as good as it did in Mexico, but it is just another beer that pretty much anyone can drink. Thankfully they had Dos Equis Amber as well.

Apr 28, 2007
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lordofthewiens from New Mexico

2.36/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was a clear yellow color with little to no head. No real aroma, maybe a hint of some graininess. A vaguely sweet taste. I don't think there's too much to say about this beer other than it is quite refreshing on really hot days (but then, so is water).

Apr 09, 2007
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Pepeton from Mexico

3.35/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's been decades, really, maybe 25 years, since I last had a Superior. Actually it was still from Cervecería Moctezuma, way before Cuauhtémoc bought it off.

Pours a light pale yellow, with a short living head and some tiny lacing.

Smell is discrete, with some graininess. Quite average for an American lager.

Taste isn't really bad, at least for what this beer is. Good balance between malts and the little hops it has. Refreshing, actually.

Mouthfeel surprised me, with it's mild bitter finish somehow. Light body though, not exactly watery.

Drinkability in my hot and long Summers is high, and I'll have it again.


Sep 05, 2006
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tesguino from Mexico

3.25/5  rDev +27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I try this in a "caguama", very cheap and good for the mass beverage.

Excelent smell and taste, even with its corn presence;

Try with asadero cheese, and totopos, ( mexican nachos),

serve in a little jar previously cold, good lacing, good price and at last i got this after years of not try.

78% recommended.

Jul 28, 2006
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fido from Mexico

3.05/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Superior is an average lager, ABV is 3.6.

Pours a very light golden color, Little lace, Smells some corn, Flavor is of grain and wheat, Mouthfeel is watery and thin. Drinkability is good.

I think almost all american macros are good for those hot days.

Salud !

May 31, 2006
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CAMRAhardliner from Canada

2.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This pours a pale straw with a densely packed but shortlived white head. Lacing is sparse. The aroma is very light, almost non existent, just some wispy malts. The taste is very watery and reminds me of budweiser. Theres a slight grainyness, a shadow of hops and nothing else. The finish is watery and slightly grainy. The mouthfeel is full of carbonation, nearly like mineral water.

I only tried it because it wasfree at our hotel at Playa Del Carmen, I wouldnt have bought it. reminds me of Sol.

Jan 09, 2006
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Gagnonsux from Texas

2.6/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Superior is a pale yellow with almost no carbonation. The "head" consists of a tiny layer of bubbles which soon disappear. The aroma is barely there, just as faint whiff of corny sweetness. The taste isn't too bad, just a straight-forward adjunct sweetness, without any really offensive elements. This isn't too bad, but this has only one dimension: macro sweetness. Anyway, at the right place and time, namely on vacation in Mexico, I could put back quite a few of these.

Nov 27, 2005
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nekronos from Mexico

3.68/5  rDev +43.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This honney flavor makes me think about its origin. See, some beers that has expired dates at the bottom has this honney taste, and this beer has it all the time. Do not get me wrong, I like that flavor, but it is just strange. Superior is considered a cheap beer although it is not, and tends to do comercials with blond girls.

Sep 14, 2005
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karst from Missouri

3.05/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours light clear golden with quick head changing to a thin layer and little lace. Light malt and herbal hop aroma. Weak malt flavort. Hop bitterness also weak. The light body lends this brew a decent drinkability and finishes clean and just slightly sweet and bready taste.

This was my "decompression" beer while exploring the cenotes and caves of Quintana Roo, Mexico in the late 80's and 90's. So much better after diving 6hrs and hauling out of the jungle. You can't go back ... just memories. Carpe Diem

Apr 09, 2005
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GuinnessSmurf from Missouri

1.65/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours an almost clear yellow color with a head that dies almost immediately. The smell is sweet like simple sugars and heavy on corn. It overall has the smell of a cheap light pilsner.

The taste is very mild and watery. Just like water, the experience leaves the mouth almost immediately. There is not much to taste here. It is a very thin beer. I would probably pass on this beer 99/100 times.

Apr 08, 2005
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GClarkage from California

2.03/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Consumed in October 2004 in Cancun, Mexico from a bottle. Feels like I am writing the same damn review for every beer! Pours a light golden yellow color with a small head that doesn't last but a couple of seconds. Next to zero lace. Smells like grains, maybe some corn? Tastes exactly like it smells. Maybe a few hops..very bland hops. Tastes watery just like all the rest. Keep walking until you reach the states and don't have another beer down here!

Oct 19, 2004
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Stimack from New York

2.9/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this brew in a number of places while on vacation, both Progreso and Cozumel Mexico. This brew poured to a very pale yellow, reminiscent of many American Micro’s with a white head that breaks down quickly and left hardly no lacing. Flavors and aroma’s are similar to American Macro’s but for some reason I did not mind this brew, probably because if was 90+ out and it was just a relaxing environment. Lots of rice and corn used in this product with some malt and a little hop. Would not get this brew back home unless it was for Cinco de Mayo, etc. Funny thing about this is when we went snorkeling the people that ran the excursion where saying how great this beer is, much better than Corona. . . well maybe, they both are pretty weak!

Also I believe that the ABV was 4.5% but I am not possitive.

May 11, 2004
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Rumrunner from California

2.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

From notes. Drank while on vacation in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.

Mild all the way around. I thought I was going to enjoy this beer because it is made by the same company that makes Bohemia. Bohemia is a Mexican beer I enjoy. Oh well. This beer is a Mexican version of an American macro.

Pours a transparent weak yellow. The head is bubbly and disappears in seconds. Little to no lacing. Not much in the nose. Adjunts like corn and rice. Some wheat and grain and a bit of hops. Still it is very mild on the nose.

Flavors are grain and wheat. Some sweet mild corn flavors. A bit of sourness and a bland hoppiness. This one was bland to me. Eveything is just too mild.

Mouthfeel is watery and thin. No body. There is plenty of carbonation which reminds me I am not drinking water. This is an easy drinking beer. It is so easy drinking it is not eve crisp or refreshing. It just does not have much going for it. It has no presence.

This one is just bland and thin. A very weak offering.

Nov 04, 2003
Superior from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 65 out of 100 with 59 ratings