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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-26-2004

BEER STATS
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60
Ratings:
247
Avg:
2.37
pDev:
34.18%
 
 
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Reviews: 60 | Ratings: 247
Photo of jodsj
5/5  rDev +111%
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 +111%
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 Caveworm
4.15/5  rDev +75.1%
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 +70.9%
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 nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +68.8%
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 RonaldTheriot
3.85/5  rDev +62.4%
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 nekronos
3.58/5  rDev +51.1%
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 PorterPro125
3.38/5  rDev +42.6%
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 +39.2%
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 KACK1533
3.21/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Decent light beer. Pours a pale straw color with minimal head that reduces to a splotch or two. Aroma is slight corn/metallic. Taste is corny, but then again that predominates in the style. Really not that offensive, but probably wouldn't have it again.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.05/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I've honestly never seen Tecate Light until I came across this at my local distributor in PA...needless to say I had to get it, considering the fact that we're going to a Primus/Gogol Bordello and Pirates game this week. This is a good beer to have in a cooler to mess with your friends. Only 3.7% it could be a marathon beer for a hot sunny day tailgating, and it's not has horrible as the reviews entail on this website. Aroma has a sharp chemical/slightly metallic smell with creamed corn and cooked canned vegetables all day. A bit of grain, husk, and corn resides in this beer. Flavor reveals a clean grainy, creamed corn flavor with minimal hop flavor going on. Overall a one dimensional canned beer from Mexico that has fulfilled some highlighted qualities like cold refreshing, macro lager status with a hint of cheap. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated, yellow and fizzy all of the way.

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Photo of marc956
3/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

For a "light" this isn't bad. I put lime juice (key limes work best), a little salt and it came out much better than Coors Light.

Descent flavour, enough alcohol to remind you it's not Topo Chico water, and it's from Mexico where I have family.

Whether you get this or not is up to you.
There are much better Mexican beers than this.

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Photo of Zorro
2.97/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 24-Oz can, they just got this at the supermarket so I am pretty sure it is fresh.

A clear yellow beer but not the palest I have seen by a long shot. Slight white head at least it doesn't appear to be over carbonated OR artificially boosted out the wazoo with maltodextrins.

The smell is sweet and corny with a little lemon scent from the hops. Little bit of biscuit malt scent and discernible Nobel hops; I have certainly smelled worse light beers. Or in some cases not smelled much of anything.

The taste begins sweetish and fairly bready, there is a slight banana aftertaste. Light and airy and not strongly flavored most of the taste is in the aftertaste. Strong lemon flavor to this beer wonder if they added any juice to it? Light and easy on the tongue and at this alcohol level I could see going for this when I am not sure of the quality of the water supply.

This beer is light and spritzy and quite easy to drink. A RIS it is not but it never claimed to be anything more than a light thirst quencher.

For what it is it is. Nothing but a light beer made to kill thirst and help you avoid heatstroke. There is some actual taste to it and at this alcohol level you are unlikely to be getting drunk from a mug of it. A good substitute for water should you find yourself in Mexico or wanting something with a Mexican meal with a low alcohol punch.

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Photo of Josephkeene
2.94/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 fl oz can condition - $14.5 for 12 pack

Pours a pale transparent yellow with zero head or lacing. Smell is similar to many macro lagers with a bit of deceitful malt odor - isn't really pleasant. Marketed on can as a "light beer that's full of flavor" there is a bit of truth to this claim: upfront cereal grains mixed in with a bit of carbonation, a funk of hops slightly appears, and finishes with a bit more carbonation and a smooth palatable lager. Not bad, not great.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
2.77/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

yeah. I almost like this better than regular tecate, which I now recall overcooking a rack of lamb while reviewing... this is a soda light pop beer, fizzy and pale golden, without much malt or hops distinguishable in the nose or the taste, but an element of refreshment without all of the adjunct or metallic crap flavors of the usual macro light brew. honestly, with a lime, its entirely passable as a buzz holder. in other words, a beer you sip on after you've got a mellow going that will just maintain you, when you don't want to deplete the stash of anything worthwhile. not impressive by any stretch, but I would take this over many other garbage beers in the fiesta cooler.

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Photo of WoodBrew
2.76/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tecate light...a lighter version of Tecate and as in most Mexican beers taste best in the summer with a lime...however, judging Tecate light solo...its just another no frills cerveza! The beer poors golden clear with good carbonation that give a white foamy head for a brief time. The smell and taste are enhanced with grain. The hops help somewhat with the taste so that it is not bread water. Mouthfeel is easy especially on hot days...enjoy!

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Photo of Nerudamann
2.76/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pilsener glass.

Look - straw color with about half a finger's worth of off-white foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell - to be honest, quite a musky and bad smell. Quite pungent.

Taste and Mouthfeel - A little better than the smell, but the taste is still reminiscent of adjunct lagers using cereal grains to cut costs. Texture is watery.

Drinkability - the taste isn't horrible, but it's not in any way complex or intriguing. Easy to drink a lot of, so it probably serves it's purpose.

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Photo of Burly
2.73/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

It's low on flavor, but it's light and refreshing if you are looking for a lawnmower beer. It's definitely better with lime, because it needs all the flavor enhancement it can get.

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Photo of stoutman
2.73/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Aromas of light stale beer, light corn, and some grain. Flavors are the same, not much else for a basic pale ale, watered down overall, nothing that makes this beer stand out. Decent overall due to the heat, but wouldn’t go out of my way to drink this one again.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
2.68/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a can at a resort in Mexico. The beer pours a crystal clear yellow-gold color with a thick, foamy white head. Smells of oats and malt. Very crisp and light in mouth, with a slight sour taste. Musky rice/grain taste with slightly sour malt tones. Crisp, clean, and very smooth finish, with a slight musty aftertaste linger. Easy to drink when you are poolside in a resort. Not so much would I search this one out again.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.61/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Yeah, I could have Tecate, but why risk all those unnecessary calories? This stuff pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises funky wheat, sweet corn, light white bread, and plenty of hard water. The taste brings in more of the same, with extra hard water and extra funk on the wheat. The body is pretty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a watery feel. Overall, this stuff is too weak on every front to be more enjoyable than a bottle of Evian. Pass.

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Photo of woodychandler
2.59/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I CAN wax nostalgic for a moment for the late Jack Fleiner, RIP, who used to pine for Tecate Light. He was a founding member of the triumvirate Vine and Anchor Society, two of us who were Navy men and two of whom were home-vintners. Jack was a big fellow who was always being urged onto a diet by his wife and there were the two demons, my uncle and I, trying to get him to go to supper with us at El Zoccolo in SF'sng out longer Upper Mission and when he relented, he looked like a guilty kid in church, always trying to order the smallest item or the least fattening one. The part that killed him, however, was the arrival of our icy CANs of Tecate! He would salivate, reach for chips, begin to scratch and finally excuse himself, unable to withstand temptation and unable to lie to his wife. If only Tecate Light had existed back then, Jack might have been able to hang out longer. I will pour some on the ground for his angel in the Mexican tradition. I like to think that I was (occasionally) paying attention.

The head foamed up and quickly receded. Whoops! The color was a golden yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a cereal sweetness of adjuncts. Uh oh. Mouthfeel was medium with a definite presence of adjuncts, but not not as prevalently as I have experienced in "regular/leaded" beers. Taste was mild and smooth with a cereal flavor throughout. Hmm. Finish was mildly malty/cereal. Ho hum. Jack, you did not miss much. RIP, old buddy.

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Photo of LXIXME
2.57/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Small white head quickly dies leaving a thin lacing above a clear golden colored beer.

Light hops and yeast aroma on this beer, standard fare for this style of beer.

Light hops taste with a little yeast and maybe a bit of grain malts coming through.

Watery light mouth feel on this light bodied beer that has a light dry aftertaste with a slight bitter taste to it.

Same old song and dance kinda beer, maybe be alright on a real hot summer day when your out on the lake and there's not much choice. I had a hard time telling this apart from regular Tecate, so I guess that's a good thing for a light beer.

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Photo of jimbotrost
2.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

reviewed 4-2-04 and taken from notes. Very light gold almost yellow. Full head which is white and full carbonation. Cut straw in nose and leans toward neutrality. Flavor is of the same cut straw and body is chalky, not right for style. All in all, not a bad attempt at a light beer.

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Photo of JDV
2.52/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Free almost 1/2 can sample at the local grocery store. I figured I might as well try it, as I'll probably never buy this in my lifetime.
Poured moderately yellow with no head. Smell was just light, sweet malt. Taste was like corn, sweet malt, and a hint of bitterness just to keep it real, because that's how Tecate Light rolls. It really wasn't that bad for a light beer, and it definitely wasn't offensive at all. No off flavors and went down like water. Thanks, Tecate light sample hander-outers.

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