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

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2.27/5
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277 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#44,587
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
277
pDev:
34.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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6
Gots:
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Photo of Texasfan549
2/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.65/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.77/5  rDev +22%
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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2.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of kjkinsey
2/5  rDev -11.9%

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2/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of metter98
2.31/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Bottle at Sabor a Puebla, Puebla, Mexico

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin collar around the edge of the glass and some specks of bubbles on the surface.
S: Very faint aromas of corn are present in the nose.
T: The taste has light aromas of corn, but no sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied (but not watery) on the palate with moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't very flavorful, but has no "off" flavors.

Serving type: bottle

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1.5/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

24 fl oz can served into a conical Guinness pint glass in LA. Acquired at a Mexican market nearby. Expectations are as low as can possibly be - without venturing into budweiser chelada territory. Reviewed from notes (reviewed while beeradvocate was down for repairs).

A: Pours a one finger head of four second retention, awful thickness, and absolutely no cream. Colour is a dirty lemon with seeming overcarbonation. I'm not at all looking forward to this.

Sm: Water and straw. Stale barley. A mild strength, crappy aroma.

T: Straw, barley, and watery notes. A hint of clean malts. The third act features a straw note that has more fullness than the rest of the comparatively empty beer. This is the best part of the "flavour". It's incredibly simple, very watery, and pathetic - but I've had worse. Poorly built and horribly balanced.

Mf: Watery, smooth, and wet. Overcarbonated. Too thin. Very crap.

Dr: An awful beer I'd never have again. I suppose it might be less reprehensible on draught? There's little good to say about it. I guess the cover art on the can is alright. Wait, no - actually that sucks too. This is crap barley water that deserves no one's attention.

The best thing I can say is that I'd cook with this beer, or use it in a chicken marinade.

F

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2.57/5  rDev +13.2%
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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2/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of smithj4
2.35/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of paulish
3.25/5  rDev +43.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of woodychandler
2.59/5  rDev +14.1%
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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1.25/5  rDev -44.9%

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1.78/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of womencantsail
2.21/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A delicious tick picked up from Clete's Liquor and shared with t0rin0.

A: The pour is one of the lightest yellows I've come across with a soapy white head.

S: The percentage of corn and rice in this beer must be astounding, lightly sweet, but overall just very, very light and watery. A hint of bleach just to add something interesting.

T: Mostly rice with a bit of corn and grain sweetness. A mild bitterness from grain husks to "balance" out the sweet apple juice flavor.

M: The body is incredibly light and watery with a high level of fizz.

D: As awful as I made this beer sound, it's actually much better than the regular Tecate.

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Photo of WoodBrew
2.76/5  rDev +21.6%
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 TMoney2591
2.61/5  rDev +15%
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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2.89/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

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2/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.05/5  rDev +34.4%
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 rolltide8425
2.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of smartassboiler
1/5  rDev -55.9%

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Tecate Light from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 2.27 out of 5 with 277 ratings
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