Tecate Light | 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: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-26-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
270
Reviews:
69
Avg:
2.44
pDev:
33.2%
 
 
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Photo of Serfigo13
5/5  rDev +104.9%

Photo of Beerboi1123
5/5  rDev +104.9%

Photo of jodsj
5/5  rDev +104.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

You guys are f-ing clowns. T-minus is the most versatile beer in the world! You can drink it when it is warm, it is 100 degrees out, and it delicious, furthermore you can drink it when its chilled to perfection and its MORE DELICIOUS OR DELICIOUSER ... Also, there is alot of water in it so you can stay hydrated. Consider it the most top notch light day drinking beer you've ever pressed your fairy little lips to. Sack up Bruh!

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Photo of Damien47
5/5  rDev +104.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I was browsing the beer options in the store for a party when this brand, Tecate Light, caught my eye. I decided to try some of it and it was really excellent.

The smell of the beer is good, smells excellent, with a hint of sweet grain. The taste was a sweet grain and corn, now I know there is no hops in this type of beer, but it tasted excellent, so no complaints there.

Out of the mainstream Mexican beers, Tecate is obviously one of the best, it is thoroughly impressive and has good taste.

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Photo of kemab46
4.49/5  rDev +84%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Retep45
4.2/5  rDev +72.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of Jcmendez
4.16/5  rDev +70.5%

Photo of Caveworm
4.15/5  rDev +70.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tecate Light | Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. Poured from the can into a pint glass, this brew's head is two fingers thick, with solid lacing, and a light straw gold body.

I smell corn with some grassy funk going on.

Again, corn, with a slight malt sweetness that makes this really drinkable.

The mouthfeel here is medium-light with fair carbonation.

I'll rate Tecate Light with an overall 4.25. Of the slew of light AAL's out there, I'd choose this in a top three selection. This is a light brew with flavor and drinkabliliy most other's just don't contain.

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Photo of tesguino
4.05/5  rDev +66%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light Mexican beer, its flavor is good, its aroma accentuated a little in spite of its lightness, its presentation is magnifies, very tends to be sold in my country, by his low carb, easy to digest and to taste, it is obtained anywhere, is not expensive, his appearance had the distinctive color of pilsener beer, drink directly from the aluminum can is good

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Photo of RobMor
4/5  rDev +63.9%

Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +63.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tecate Light brewed by Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V., 3.70% This brew pours a nice golden amber color with a small white head. There is also a decent amount of lacing to this light brew. The smell of Tecate Light rich with grains and malts. You pick up a slight hint of hops in the smell of this brew. Tecate Light has the look and smell of most light brews on the market, not saying that is a bad. Now for the taste, it is light with sweet grains and malts. Little to no hop bitterness in the taste of this brew. This light larger has some good flavor to it. What sets this light brew apart is some flavor. If you rate with in the style it a decent drinking light brew. The mouth feel of Tecate Light is Clean, Smooth, Rich, and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving Tecate Light a solid 4 out 5. I would buy this brew again. Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.A, did a real nice job with this light brew.

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Photo of LeapintoBeer
4/5  rDev +63.9%

Photo of OKShylock
4/5  rDev +63.9%

Photo of FrozenJoe
3.9/5  rDev +59.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look
Pale and clear. Light golden color. Lots of carbonation. Head dissipates fast.

Smell
Very neutral. Almost nothing there.

Taste
Mild flavor. A little bit of hop brightness. A little bit of sweet malt. Dry finish. Very, very smooth-sipping, neutral beer. Not harsh at all.

Feel
Lots of carbonation. Very light, smooth, and refreshing.

Overall
This is a smooth, refreshing beer. Mild flavor. Balanced and light. A very good summertime option.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.85/5  rDev +57.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tecate Light has a pencil-thin, white head, some lacing, lots of streaming bubbles, and a clear, golden appearance. A close inspection will reveal floating, gray-white, tiny specs suspended throughout. The aroma is faint, but one can detect sweet grain. Taste is of sweet grain, malt, and a slight hop bitterness at the end. Mouthfeel is light and watery, of course, and Tecate Light finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and thin. Overall, this is an excellent light beer, so it does the trick in its style category.

RJT

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Photo of NickyG213
3.75/5  rDev +53.7%

Photo of Dapperticus
3.75/5  rDev +53.7%

Photo of nekronos
3.58/5  rDev +46.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Well, I cannot say much in favor about a light beer, no matter what brand it is. BUt this at least does not taste awfull. Just a little of water tasting. BUt if you want to hang with your friends and not get drunk, then here you are. The flavor is a little close to Tecte regular, but you can get the light angle.

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Photo of rangerred
3.54/5  rDev +45.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ordybill
3.51/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass at the Taco Mac in Atlanta. The appearance is a clear, pale gold color with a very small white head. The aroma is corn. The taste is mild grain. It is a cheap light lager, but it does well what it is meant to do.

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Photo of Beervicious
3.5/5  rDev +43.4%

Photo of Pantalones
3.44/5  rDev +41%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

My last bottle of this one from a "Cervezas de México" variety pack. Clearly marked best-by date of September 2017 (which I assume is a year after bottling as there is a Julian date "L6272" just above that -- 272nd day of 2016 I assume.)

The beer is, as expected, incredibly pale and clear. My first impression of it was that it resembled a cider, just from how light and translucent it is. It does have quite a lot of rising bubbles, and forms a surprisingly nice-looking head of white foam on top -- it actually seems to be slightly thicker now than it was upon pouring, which is pretty drastically different from other AALs I've had (both standard and "light/lite.") The foam sticks around for a long time, too -- easily long enough that there will still be at least a thin but pretty dense layer on top when the glass empties, and it leaves some nice lacing behind as it goes too. It doesn't have the dull look like some other American AALs and even Euro pale lagers do to my eyes, it has that sort of "shine" to it that pilsners often have. It's actually a pretty nice-looking beer!

The color is not the only thing I found similar to a hard cider -- the smell of the beer right off is also very cider-like. When fridge-temperature shortly after pouring, it's appley, a bit alcohol-y, some slight funkiness hiding way off in the background... overall pretty pleasant, and I'm still surprised by just how much aroma there is considering that it's a "light" beer (and only 3.9% ABV so actually lighter than average for the style.) Things are not all good on the nose front, however; after any amount of time spent warming, that barely present funk in the background begins to emerge as a more noticeable corn-husky or wet-hay sort of smell that's not nearly as nice as the initial cidery smell.

The taste also has a bit of that cidery quality at first, though it's not as prominent as in the smell and shifts toward more of a corn-grainy sort of flavor toward the end, with most of the cidery features fading as it warms. I don't notice anything resembling hop flavors and hardly anything I'd describe as malt aside from a white bread type flavor in the aftertaste -- this is unmistakably an adjunct lager -- but it doesn't have that weird unpleasant sweetness that a lot of the American AALs I've tried have to one extent or another. It's actually very dry, with hardly any feeling of sweetness despite the "sweetish" flavors present. I've had three bottles of this over the past week and there's enough there that I wouldn't turn down more if offered -- it is light, but there's enough flavor present that it doesn't get totally drowned out even alongside spicy food. Vastly superior in the flavor department when compared to Bud Light (the only other "light" AAL I'd tried up until now.)

Mouthfeel is also surprisingly good -- though it is light-bodied of course, it doesn't come across as "watery" to me at all, just light and drinkable. Another plus is that the flavor doesn't suffer when drinking big gulps, so the mouthfeel and flavor actually work together here.

Overall, this little beer seriously surprised me -- I was not expecting to find a "light" adjunct lager that had more than one noticeable flavor to it. I was definitely not expecting to find one that I actually *liked,* let alone one that I could drink three full bottles of and still enjoy even at the end of the third. This review probably seems outrageously high to a lot of you, but I guess you can look at it as me "rating to style" -- this is just *that much* better than the couple cans of Bud Light I had a year or two ago, so a mere 0.3 point difference in score wouldn't do it justice. American macro brewers, take note -- you guys may have INVENTED light beer, but the Mexicans are definitely better at it!

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Photo of PorterPro125
3.38/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type: 355 mL Can

A- Pours a clear, pale golden colour topped by a fizzy white head that quickly dissipates. Lots of large, visible bubbles. No lacing.

S- Nothing other than the faint aroma of boiled corn.

T- Same as the aroma. Corny but not a corn sweetness as it is with a lot of other Light Lagers. Not bad at all.

M- Light (but not overly) Body and Moderately High carbonation.

O- Just another non-offensive, poundable Light Lager that is easy drinking.

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Photo of Spikester
3.3/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Drinking this right from the can. This version of Tecate has only been on the shelves for about six months and I wanted to try it so here goes...
Smells alright. Tastes like a good adjunct lager. If the abv of 3.7% is correct then this is a perfect Summer Barbeque beer. And it is better tasting than most of the more popular light beers. Mouthfeel was light and very fizzy (from the can) also quite refreshing.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.25/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a shaker pint.

Clear light golden color, lots of bubbles, decent white head with retention from nucleated glass.

Smells of wet cereal grains, corn.

Tastes like wet cardboard, cornmeal, slightly metallic.

Feels light and very dry.

Overall, I hate this saying, but it is what it is. Hot day, cold beer, it's fine. Not any worse than anything in it's style.

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2.44 out of 5 based on 270 ratings.
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