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

Tecate LightTecate Light
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From:
Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
 
Mexico
Style:
Light Lager
Ranked #146
ABV:
3.9%
Score:
57
Ranked #28,641
Avg:
2.31 | pDev: 33.77%
Reviews:
94
Ratings:
347
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 13, 2023
Added:
Feb 26, 2004
Wants:
  9
Gots:
  94
Tecate® Light is a refreshing choice for those who love Tecate® but prefer a light beer. It's proudly brewed in our namesake town of Tecate to deliver a clear golden color, defined malt character and smooth bitterness. The fermenting process and the hops used impart a light citrus flavor and aroma, making for a truly refreshing light beer.
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Ratings by rodbeermunch:
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

2.8/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Pours that familiar light beer light yellow with lots of clarity and a soft white head in the 1/5" range once it settles down (quickly). Aroma of some grain, not much beyond that. Lager yeast not really perceptible here.

Taste, a familiar interaction of sparsely used super high alpha acid hops that provide only bitterness and almost nothing in terms of flavor. There are no off flavors or sulphuric badness like in some garbage tier light beers. Its not great or anything, but its probably better than ratings here tend to indicate in the aggregate. Would seem to be nothing wrong and even a welcome respite in the summertime, throw one of these in between some more robust stuff you're drinking, get a little hydrated, shits saul goodman. I'm guessing from the mouthfeel this isn't 100% barley. Not overly sweet like some when you have that corn/corn syrup going on. Lots of carbonation. I think these are worthy of having around in the summer for a hydration and palate cleansing break, as well as for people who aren't that into beer.
Jan 31, 2019
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Reviewed by brutalist from Pennsylvania

2.94/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
12 oz can at Oh! Mexico in South Beach. Pours clear yellow liquid into a beer glass; not much head or lacing. I don’t smell anything of note. Adjuvant taste plus some metallic notes. Not a good beer. 3.9% though so sessionable. 110 calories which could have been better
Nov 13, 2023
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

2.8/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75
Pale gold in color. There’s a fingernail of off white around the rim and covering a quarter of the top in small splotchy areas. There’s a touch of soapy lacing on my glass. The aroma is of corn. I’m tasting a touch of corn and a suggestion of grassy hops. The mouth is thin and watery.
Aug 02, 2023
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Reviewed by edthehead from Maryland

2.75/5  rDev +19%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Can pour into a pint glass.
Clear golden appearance with a modest soapy head that recedes quickly to a surface film and collar. Celery, scallion, metallic notes. Light body, light carbonation.
Jul 04, 2023
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

2.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
12oz can best by September 2023 "fresh"

On the pour a very light straw yellow body with about 2 fingers of mixed fine and fizzy head was present that quickly became rocky and started dissipating. Carbonation extremely high. Head settles at a thin, bubbly covering.

Aroma is somewhere between the generic "beer" lager smell and sweet corn straight from the can. A touch of sulfur.

Flavor is very sweet, but much better poured in a glass than straight out of the can. There is some light DMS but it seems to fade quite a bit when poured in a glass. The taste is quite sweet and corny.

Feel initially implies a full corny almost syrupy flavor, but a dry astringency quickly creeps in. Still the finish is surprisingly long for 3.9% ABV. Almost too long and this beer is only really refreshing poured in a glass.

Overall, compared to standard tecate this is a disappointment. Not nearly as good of a lager, but the flavor is still full, if not a bit off. For a light beer, this is a bit heavy.
May 27, 2023
 
Rated: 3.58 by morsa_95 from California

Apr 20, 2023
 
Rated: 1.5 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Apr 11, 2023
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

3.11/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
Can purchased from Muelle de Pescadores in Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

This one pours a very light yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like corn and grain, and not much else.

This isn’t the best, but sitting on the beach on a hot day with some tacos? It does ok. There’s not much to it, it’s slightly grainy and slightly corny, and mostly just watery.

This is very light bodied, crisp, mostly clean, and pretty drinkable.

Like a lot of Mexican beers, this is completely location dependent. If you’re drinking it in Mexico, you’re probably having a good time and you’re gonna like it no matter what.
Jan 31, 2023
 
Rated: 2.15 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Jan 30, 2023
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Reviewed by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

2.99/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Had on tap. Straw in color with almost no head. Light on the smell, malt, slight sweet. Slightly sweet on the flavor, malt and grain. More flavorful than expected, light and smooth.
Mar 19, 2022
 
Rated: 1.64 by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

Mar 01, 2022
 
Rated: 2.42 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

Feb 20, 2022
 
Rated: 1.9 by zaraspook from Illinois

Jan 26, 2022
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

2.67/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
L: pours a very pale straw yellow with a white bubbly head that dissipates quickly.

S: Smells like a cheap light lager, notes of corn, sweet apple, maybe a touch of hop.

T: A touch watery, notes of corn and sweet apple, a maybe a very light hop, definitely tastes like a cheap light lager.

F: Light and crisp, very easy drinking.

O: While not great, this is better than some of the light beers.
Jan 21, 2022
 
Rated: 2.5 by Seshin from California

Oct 19, 2021
 
 
Rated: 2.21 by WDJersey from Colorado

May 27, 2021
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Reviewed by 1009 from Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
So before ordering this I was served a strong margarita and decided that I needed to slow my roll but keep drinking. Enter Tecate Light. It pours straw yellow with a head that vanishes faster than the beer. Nothing to report on the smell, just typical light lager scents. Taste-wise, its a metal can with corn notes that tastes like strange tap water. Now maybe I am being harsh, but it did go down smooth as its under 4% and is practically a water. Not good if you're looking for flavor and body in your beer, but great after getting knocked down by a heavy marg.
Mar 01, 2021
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Reviewed by gvickery from Texas

3.34/5  rDev +44.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Look: Clear straw gold, loose white head that dissipates after a few minutes.

Smell: Light sulfur, mineral water. Not a lot going on.

Taste: Since they cut calories with the abv and kept more carbs, it’s way more flavorful than I expected. There’s the typical corn adjunct, some breadiness, a little earthy hops and a crisp, dry finish. It’s not outstanding but there’s no way I can call it “awful”. At 3.9% you could drink this all day long. I am pleasantly surprised.
If your into micheladas, this would be a great starting pointe. If you don’t know what they are, mix 1/3 Clamato with 2/3 beer, add some Tabasco if you like it spicier. I’ve also made them with the same ratio and zing zang Bloody Mary mix.
Feb 04, 2021
Tecate Light from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 57 out of 100 with 347 ratings