Carta Blanca | Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.

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66
poor
513 Ratings
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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): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by stirgy on 08-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
513
Reviews:
200
Avg:
2.74
pDev:
23.36%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
61
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Photo of J_T_Arlington
3.04/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks clear yellow. Boring.
Smells like wet dog.
Tastes a little stingy. Bready. Something like a sandy, glassy middle. Slightly bittersweet aftertaste.
Feels nice and decently thick.
Overall, not bad.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.26/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Not a great beer by any means, but damn fine and refreshing on a hot day with some bomb Mexican food! I still prefer Modelo Especial to this, but it's pretty close. Light straw golden color with plenty of carbonation, and a white fluffy head that disappears. Smell is muted to a light grain and corn. Flavor is very much the same. Just what you would expect. Overall, give me a 12er of these on the beach...I won't complain. Salud!

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Photo of fthegiants
1/5  rDev -63.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of rossracing
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
1.9/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of warpedrevolution
3/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BigGuyfromTexas
5/5  rDev +82.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a wonderful beer which is best coupled with Tex-Mex food. Which is how I enjoy it.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.48/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

$3.00 USD per 40oz brown glass bottle is steep at this budget tier (even by NYC standards). But I paid it to see if this was any better than domestic offerings...

It has a pry-off crown cap instead of a screw cap, which has the disadvantage of making the behemoth 40ozer unresealable. No ABV is listed on the bland red and white label.

Pours the usual white foam cap over a pale copper body. Bends a bit syrupy in appearance judging by the darkness of the body relative to, say, a pilsner. Head retention isn't bad - ~4 minutes.

Aroma is of muted corn and pilsner malt, with the usual off-putting sweetness. Doesn't seem as syrupy as a budget malt liquor would, but it's certainly on the sweet side for an adjunct lager. Some graininess or even cereal aromatics would be a nice upgrade. Aromatic intensity is (fortunately) low.

Taste is sweet but not cloying, though it's way too high for a beer offered in unresealable 40oz bottles. Corn adjunct and cheap pilsner malt...that's it. No real hop presence or even graininess. Texturewise, it has more body than most American adjunct lagers (Budweiser, Coors, Miller, et al.) and the carbonation isn't egregiously high. But it isn't as refreshing as those watery lagers, and while smooth and wet it suffers from increased thickness, which reduces its drinkability.

A bland budget lager that isn't as unpalateable as I feared, yet doesn't offer anything for the discerning drinker nevertheless. I'll definitely finish the quart, but it leaves a lot to be desired in terms of basics like depth of flavour. Not worth the 50% higher pricetag than domestic beers in the 40oz format (including malt liquors), but a decent choice for getting knackered if the night calls for it.

High D+ (2.48) / NOT RECOMMENDED

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Photo of Lukass
2.81/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dbrauneis
2.82/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of beerrat
4.1/5  rDev +49.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bikeman_110
4.3/5  rDev +56.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L- pale as a refreshing beer should be

S- sweet

T- clean refreshing

F- smooth light

O- one of my favorite beers in the summer when grilling or eating Mexican foos

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Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
3.31/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CBrodbeck
2.65/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of wize
3/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.7/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Drops a AAL yellow color, light, clarity, big 3/5" white head. Aroma was mute, light corn and grain feels.

Taste is definitely a light excursion. Lots of carbonation, minimal hop and malt presence. Can't tell whether the slightly sweet, fruity edge to it is from the yeast or the use of corn. Somewhere around there.

Outside of a hot ass day and spicy food, this one is of low utilitarian value.

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Photo of EdgarGerik
3.6/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Brandon632
2.36/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Squire123
2.65/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Bottled Sunshine from South of the Border.

Much better the the usual Mexican AAL. Light color but with real beer aroma and enough malt/hops to actually taste. Oh it's no true German Lager but stands a head above it's compatriots.

Worth buying but not at import prices.

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Photo of beertraveler08
2.85/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dogleg
1.85/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of MasterRigger
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of redfish2942
2.16/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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Carta Blanca from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
2.74 out of 5 based on 513 ratings.
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