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

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BEER INFO

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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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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Photo of jaydoc
2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Phyl21ca
1.62/5  rDev -40%
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.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
2.6/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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Photo of GClarkage
2.03/5  rDev -24.8%
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!

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Photo of wrightst
2.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of fthegiants
2/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of harpus
2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of lordofthewiens
2.36/5  rDev -12.6%
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).

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2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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 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 Spaceman_Jer
2.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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 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 Volsdawg10
2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of InfernoBoss
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of gregcordle
1.75/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of zeledonia
1.75/5  rDev -35.2%
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.

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Photo of bonbini26
2/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of Sellen
1.5/5  rDev -44.4%

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
2.28/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

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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 HRamz3
2.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of kelvarnsen
2/5  rDev -25.9%

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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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