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

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Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
 
Mexico
Style:
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #198
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
64
Ranked #30,524
Avg:
2.7 | pDev: 24.07%
Reviews:
240
Ratings:
377
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 05, 2022
Added:
Aug 18, 2001
Wants:
  18
Gots:
  96
SCORE
64
Poor
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

2.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25
Poured from 16oz can into a tumbler.

Appearance: light golden hue with no haze and a ton of effervescence. Head is a finger of white foam that dissipated quickly.

Smell: malty and grainy, with a rather a bit of adjunct character. Not awful, but not great either.

Taste: adjuncts, malt, almost a little sourness. Honestly it’s not wonderful.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a reasonable carbonation. Not really creamy, but it’s fine.

Overall: there are worse macro lagers out there, but this isn’t a wonderful beer.
Nov 05, 2022
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.03/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a 32oz bottle best by Apr 2023

On the pour a 3 finger white head forms with some light fizziness. After a while the head dissipates to a more fizzy rocky 1 finger head. Fine plentiful carbonation in a golden yellow body. For the style head retention is pretty nice.

Aroma is old and almost skunky in the hops. Corn is present and lager character is quite present. A very "mexican" import aroma. Despite that it is full bodied while maintaining a lighter and refreshing presence. High carbonation while still being quite smooth and a nice dinner beer.

Overall this is pretty good, but there are a few off notes, traditional cervesa corny flavors and a bit of that corona like skunk, but a bit more rich and sweet than a lot of light Mexican beers.

Taste is light and "cervesa" like with the skunky off note gone on the palate almost entirely until there is a faint note of it on the very end. The main flavor of this is corny crackery malts with a slight sweetness. This beer is not very bitter but would be quite good on a beach with canitas tacos and lime.

Feel is bigger than a lot of other pale Mexican lagers. Decently long finish from the malt and somewhat full bodied while maintaining
Aug 15, 2022
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

2.14/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
I had this beer with some pasole at Gabriel’s near Santa Fe. Poured from a bottle into a tall half pint glass. Clear yellow color with a good white head with decent lacing. Faint hint of corn in the smell and taste. A bit of citrus. Not much taste overall. Just thought I would give it a try.
Jul 08, 2022
 
Rated: 2.79 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

May 21, 2022
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Rated by davidward from Florida

2/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
I have to admit, it went down nicely on a hot Baja afternoon, but really, nothing but a refresher.
Mar 24, 2022
 
Rated: 2.89 by emerge077 from Illinois

Mar 17, 2022
 
Rated: 1.47 by zaraspook from Illinois

Jan 26, 2022
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Rated by yetijosie from Texas

4.1/5  rDev +51.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
dont know if its just me but this tastes worse every time i have it! far from the worst beer from the gas station/bodega though lol
Jan 09, 2022
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Reviewed by Joefromgeorgia from Georgia

2/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
This is like the miller of Mexico. Miller light. It's definitely corny, slightly sweet, much lighter than you would expect. I mean that's all there is to say. Without the import markup it would be right next to the cans of light and ice beer we know and love. It's fun to explore new stuff that rolls in to the gas station, but if it's rollin in there I really shoulda known better
Dec 07, 2021
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Reviewed by Andy31Chicano

5/5  rDev +85.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
8 oit of 10 STARS. DOES anybody like DON CHELADA CUPS!?!?!?Ñ?!?!?
They are the best COMBO EVER IN THE WORLD!! I was PTAINET (PATIENT)("& Lord and behold") it was the best thing I drink and The only Vice I wish I had... Lol J.K. i'm Chicano & Love this CÈRVEZA with the deepest depths of my heart to be honest!
Dec 02, 2021
 
Rated: 2.44 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 04, 2021
 
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Rated by Annak91 from Arizona

4.08/5  rDev +51.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
I drink so many different beers. I love all of the craft beers more than anything but this is a go to. It has a before and aftertaste of candy to me.
Sep 09, 2021
 
Rated: 2.93 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Jun 19, 2021
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Reviewed by Brook82 from Ohio

3.22/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Drank from the bottle, so to be honest, can't really give informed opinion about appearance and to a lesser degree aroma. Most AAL's have similar look, had a tinge of citrus flavor, smooth feel to it, easy drinking. Middle of the road beer.
Jun 13, 2021
 
Rated: 2.04 by emiliobaratta from Venezuela

Mar 04, 2021
 
Rated: 2.75 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois

Feb 09, 2021
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Reviewed by IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

2.03/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
L: Pours straw yellow with a bitchin two finger white head.
S: Sweet-grains, malts, hay barn funkiness.
T: Taste follows the nose, has a sour flavor to it that is just kinda strange.
F: Light-bodied, semi-dry, crisp, refreshing.
O: It's not horrible, certainly can session on these, just not my first choice.
Feb 07, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by Chipwells from Georgia

Feb 01, 2021
 
Rated: 3.04 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Nov 16, 2020
 
Rated: 3.25 by DoctorRobert1969 from California

Sep 05, 2020
 
Rated: 3.62 by AlekseiGuti from Texas

Jul 25, 2020
 
Rated: 2.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jul 15, 2020
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Reviewed by OK_Denise from Oklahoma

2.91/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
I am pleasantly surprised that this is as decent as it is. Not a great beer by any means, but it is something I would not complain about too much if it was the only beer available at a hot summer event. The flavor is a bit bland, but not bad. A bit of a funky aftertaste but nothing that would ruin your drinking experience.
Jun 20, 2020
 
Rated: 2.75 by PopeGrundle from Texas

Feb 08, 2020
 
Rated: 3 by godawgs from Louisiana

Jan 03, 2020
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Reviewed by Nvrmind16 from California

3.62/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
The best mexican beer I have tasted. Light and crisp not too filling, not a strong flavor and lacks character but still very drinkable if you add a lemon, lime or clementine.
Nov 26, 2019
 
Rated: 2.5 by seakayak from Massachusetts

Oct 16, 2019
 
Rated: 2.9 by ash_00

Sep 24, 2019
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Reviewed by defunksta from North Dakota

3.87/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a clear, deep golden or light orange color. An appropriate white head. A touch darker than your average lager. but pretty average SRM of 8. (3.75)

Aroma: Light aromas. Some dry pale white cracker and bread dough. Some seawater. A touch of grass. Then some light fresh paint phenols from the yeast. (3.50)

Flavor: Light flavors of dry flaked biscuit and cracker. Some ground stone and mortar. Hints of grass. Some yeast allows it to finish very dry and clean. (4.00)

Feel: Medium to light bodied. Great carbonation and yeast. Very sudsy and clean. The carbonation and yeast clean the palate well to leave just enough sweetness on the palate. Well-constructed mouthfeel. Hits the mark for a lager. (4.00)

Compared with Warsteiner Pilsner: Similar appearance, a slightly sweeter aroma and flavor. Much more German biscuit and yeast. Less lemon and grass. A much more salty, sudsy, biscuit and yeast profile.

Compared with Peter's Brand: Similar flavor. More light yeast and stronger carbonation to provide a bump, rather than a twangy malt body.

Compared w/ Dos Equis 3/27/20: Pours a slightly lighter color. Less aromas. More dry ground flaked cracker and stone mortar. Less corn and sweetness. Overall, lighter, dryer, and more yeast.

Overall: *Impressed by this one. Great German biscuit flavors, yet the body is right on for a lager to make it finish clean. The flavor and body are just right. I would rank this among some of the best Mexican lagers*
**Very different from my first review which shows huge German biscuit flavors in which I gave it a 4.22. It's very dry, clean and light. Sudsy and well carbonated.** (Final Rating: 3.87)
Sep 15, 2019
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
(12 oz bottle, no date; purchased single off shelf... poured into 14 oz mug)

L: clear, golden-amber liquid, bit of speckled sediment; soft, spongy foam on pour - did not immediately disintegrate... thin smatter of lacy lace at the top

S: toasted caramel malt, pretzel-like baked grain character; golden-brown bread crust overtone for sure... after a few secs, bit of a clove phenol edging out... malt liquor aromas - just a bit... vaguely German coloring?

T: hit of band aid, then pretzel, then a combo of both, with a finish of bubblegum that swells up in the aftertaste - one of the most baseball-card-pack, spicy bubblegum notes in memory from a junk lager, taking me back, wow... bit of an apple-y, white grape fruit-skin note springs up by the second sip... clove-y bubblegum quietly hums after a few moments, lingering, along with a mildly toasty, granola note... relatively bold malt foundation, mild-moderate earthy bitter bite with a rusted metallic back end - those both take over midway through

F: lively sudsy activity; tapered, lean malt body... clings a little going through, but slinks away ok; relatively dry bottom

O: cerveza it is, but a bit mixed-up, drawing perhaps from too many disciplines... marginally more robust compared to the similar Corona Familiar I had earlier... a head-scratcher; good things going on, but would only get again in a moment of spontaneity (1459)
Aug 22, 2019
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Rated by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

1.57/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75
Just plain bad.
Aug 11, 2019
 
Rated: 2.94 by Ice_Cream_And_IPAs from New York

Jul 28, 2019
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.18/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
From the bottle, it pours a clear yellow gold with a modest white head that lasts a bit. In the nose, it is light grain. In the mouth, it is the same. Drinkable.
Jul 20, 2019
 
Rated: 2.03 by sherrymj from Ohio

Jun 25, 2019
 
Rated: 2.5 by bdlusa from Texas

Jun 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.37 by losdizzel from Oklahoma

Jun 16, 2019
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Rated by peplun from Mexico

5/5  rDev +85.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Excellent beer
Jun 11, 2019
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Reviewed by Nick7840 from New Hampshire

4.68/5  rDev +73.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Of all the Mexican beers this is my favorite. I have no scientific basis for this statement-- other Mexican beers taste like they come from some hot musty Mexican factory, however Carta Blanca beer could pass for an American or German beer any day. Smooth, crisp and consistently crafted. No lime needed.
Jun 11, 2019
 
Rated: 2.72 by callmewalsh from Minnesota

Jun 10, 2019
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