Carta Blanca | 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: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by stirgy on 08-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,792
Reviews:
218
Ratings:
559
pDev:
23.51%
 
 
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15
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82
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Photo of Marvicsin
2.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of woodychandler
3.39/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

I was a little surprised by this one when I saw it in the FGBS cooler the other day. I really thought that I had reviewed it, especially from a CAN, way back in the early days of The CANQuest (tm) when AALs were the most common style of beer in a CAN. I was surprised when I looked it up, only to see that I have NEVER reviewed it in ANY serving style! Hmm. I guess that I will now be looking for a CAN of it as a result.

From the Bottle: "Made in Mexico"; "Unique since 1890"; "More than a century of brewing tradition".

I was also pleasantly surprised when the cap turned out to need a Pop! to open, vice just screwing it off. How is it that I have not reviewed this before?!? I began a slow, gentle C-Line pour & was quickly confronted with just under two fingers of fizzy, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with decent retention. I was left with only a modicum of lacing as it became wisps, but between the glass, the bottle & the beer, it looked like a 1950s/early-'60s print beer advertisement! As an aside, is anyone (else) familiar with beer writer Jay R. Brooks? He has a great Facebook presence in which he has been sharing his extensive post card collection over the course of this CY. Many looked like this beer! Color was Pale-Straw (SRM = 1 - 2) with button brightness. 8=O Nose had the sweetish smell of Lager, especially the bready maltiness, with a slight Noble hop bitterness detectable & thankfully, not much in terms of silage. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but not much beyond it, either. The taste was moderately clean, not of corn silage, but of grape bubble gum, a flavor that I remember noting in other beers of this style. Given a choice, I will take light grape bubble gum over heavy fermented corn silage each & every time! Finish was semi-sweet, refreshing & light overall. It would be a great lawnmower beer in the Summer and I won't have a problem revisiting it in the CAN if I have an opportunity.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
2.9/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear gold color with a foamy white head that disappears quickly.
Faint corn, faint grassy hops.
Not much taste. A little hint of malt, that's about it.
Refreshing, like a glass of water is refreshing.

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Photo of MinerBob
2.69/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ATL6245
3.26/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Carta Blanca pours a clear, golden color with a decent fizzy white head.  It has very mild hops, in fact, barely detectable. As a typical American Adjunct Lager style, it has a slight corn or grassy nose to it.

Start to finish, it has a light mouth feel finishing clean and crisp.  Nothing super special about it, but certainly a drinkable beer. I'd give it a slight edge over Corona.

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Photo of Santosizer
4/5  rDev +49.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Honestly, you snobs just like to downvote anything that's commercial. For the style, this is a damn good beer. Malty, off sweetness, light body, crisp, dry, and crushable. The 32 oz (Caguama) is so much better than the single cans of 12oz bottles. I can't put my finger on it, but the tall boys are the best!

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Photo of GIftofgod4u1
3.38/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent beer to drink when just relaxing so try a six pack.

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Photo of fastsite
2.55/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of SicemWT
3/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 2beerdogs
2.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of wejohnsn
3/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

this beer is light and refreshing like cold water on a hot day when you are parched and dying of thirst. tastes like a light beer goers down easy without any flavor or special attributes.

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Photo of bpfrush
2.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Libeertarian
2.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From notes taken 07/24/17:

Mostly clear, fine-hazed pink-hued golden amber. Whitish fizzle head of lower moderate retention. Smells like black olives and cooked corn. Interesting, right? Taste is also corn-like, fairly sweet and grassy, as well a floral, with a mildly bitter finish. Grows on me a little. Light-bodied, with consistently active, fine suds.

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Photo of opd213
2.55/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dsreeves
3.04/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Jbbdrinker
2.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours with a light malt and hop aroma and a golden amber color with a short head, which fades to a thin lace. Medium carbination compliments the bitter hop flavor. This is a light bodied beer, a bit thin, but not really watery. There is a touch of off-sweetness to the malt palate, but minimal for the style.

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Photo of plaid75
3/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DigitGrowler
2.84/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nater919
2.92/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of mjurney
3.85/5  rDev +43.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Light gold, clear. Lots of bubbles. Medium size head.

Aroma:
Very crisp and clean, some sweetness, grassy.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Sweet grain, white bread, slight hint of honey. Minimal hop bitterness. Super clean lager yeast. Finish is very crisp and semi-dry. Light bodied, crisp, clean, refreshing, well carbonated, super drinkable.

Overall:
It's very good lager.

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Photo of jkblr
4.11/5  rDev +53.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottled January 2018 & marked bb January 2019 poured into a pilsner glass at fridge temp 4.5% ABV. The beer pours bright light straw yellow in color with nearly white head. The head recedes to a thin cap and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is faint with light malt and a bit of yeast. The taste is more light malt with a little floral hops and a touch of corny aftertaste. Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. There is a noticeable soapy/oily finish that suggests the lagering could have been cleaner, but it's far better than most AAL. Overall, very good AAL.

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Photo of D1noB
3/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A smooth front with a yeast follow through. Grainy undertones. Doesn't stand out but it would be a good craft gateway beer.

Taste rating in words: The Cool breeze through a field of crop.

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Photo of WTFReport
2.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of sparx1100
3.28/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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Beer rating: 2.68 out of 5 with 559 ratings