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

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Brewed by:
Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Mexico
cuamoc.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-04-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
57
Reviews:
23
Avg:
2.7
pDev:
21.85%
 
 
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of nekronos
3.68/5  rDev +36.3%
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.

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Photo of PorterPro125
3.64/5  rDev +34.8%
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.

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Photo of Dapperticus
3.5/5  rDev +29.6%

Photo of puftdank
3.38/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pepeton
3.35/5  rDev +24.1%
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.

¡Salud!

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Photo of tesguino
3.25/5  rDev +20.4%
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.

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Photo of roddwolff
3.24/5  rDev +20%
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.

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Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
3.15/5  rDev +16.7%
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.

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Photo of pmcadamis
3.14/5  rDev +16.3%
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.

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Photo of BeerCon5
3.13/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

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Photo of Stephen_Woods
3.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of karst
3.05/5  rDev +13%
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

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Photo of fido
3.05/5  rDev +13%
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 !

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Photo of Douberd
3/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

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Photo of Deuane
2.98/5  rDev +10.4%
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!

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Photo of Lobina
2.93/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Stimack
2.9/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
2.89/5  rDev +7%
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.

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Photo of ChittyChambers
2.85/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.78/5  rDev +3%
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

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Photo of ZachT
2.77/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jaydoc
2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Volsdawg10
2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of barryjg
2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of harpus
2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Superior from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
2.7 out of 5 based on 57 ratings.
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