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

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BA SCORE
5.6%
Liked This Beer
2.66 w/ 516 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
Ranking:
#43,607
Reviews:
203
Ratings:
516
Liked:
29
Avg:
2.66/5
pDev:
23.68%
Alströms:
2.8
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
64
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 516 |  Reviews: 203
Photo of Dogleg
1.85/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of MasterRigger
2.5/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of redfish2942
2.16/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of tzieser
4.28/5  rDev +60.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

poured from a brown 1 quart bottle into a mug.

L- golden/straw in color, crystal clear with a fluffy white head. a good looking mexican lager.

S- sweet malted barley with a hint of honey and lager yeast. a hint of lemon hop aroma. much better than your average mexican lager.

T- malt forward flavor with notes of toasted grain and malted barley adding a subtle honey-like flavor. faint hop bitterness with a bit of grass and lemon. very light on corn adjuncts, a bit of rice near the end. squeaky clean finish. more of a helles lager than an adjunct lager in character. similar to pacifico.

F- crisp, dry mouthfeel. great job.

O- not sure what "da bros" were smokin' when they reviewed this one....this is a great lager! recommended.

paired with homemade grilled Pollo Asado tacos with roasted Hatch chiles......I'm gonna miss the carnicerias here in Tucson =(

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Photo of Wontonst
3.27/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SirDirtJoe
3.01/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of MXGringo
4/5  rDev +50.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

OK - First of all, we need some context when rating Mexican beers. The choices of beers in MX is limited in comparison to the US (or other countries). In NO WAY should this beer be compared to a Sierra Nevada, Dogfish Head, Stone, or even any "crafty" beer. It is a (macro) lager, plain and simple. But, it is a REALLY good (macro) lager compared to others in MX and even the US,. It has a little flavor and more substance than many. It doesn't have that tangy swill taste that Corona and most Mexican beers have. It is a bit rounder and smoother. It's really not a bad beer. On top of that, when you consider that it sells for as little as $44 pesos for a 6-pack (currently around $2.50 USD) it is perhaps the best beer value on the planet!

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Photo of Mack
2/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
2.6/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bigchiquilin
2.37/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of FLima
2.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Yellow golden color with a thick three fingers head with good retention and leaving some laces. Quite decent for style.
Typical Adjunct Lager aroma with notes of sulfur, lemon, a bit of floral hops and grains.
Flavor with notes of dough, some floral hops, rice, a bit of corn syrup and lemon. Mildly dry aftertaste with a low bitterness.
Watery body with good carbonation.
This actually initially surprised me, I was expecting a very bad Adjunct Lager, but it wasn’t unpleasant and it felt better than sol, tecate, corona and alike. Still, when it warmed up it went to common ground as a sort of flavored water and adjunct started to show its face (on a controlled manner). Drink it cold and this is pleasant to quench your thirst.

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Photo of dukeandduke
2.87/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

1/16/16 Chicago (32 oz. Bottle poured into standard pint glass). Golden pour, minimal white head and carbonation. Faint aroma of malt. Extremely light taste and texture, very smooth going down, like water. Corn and a hint of malt. Decent beer for those enjoying a lighter beer.

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Photo of KACK1533
3.49/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pretty decent Mexican lager. Could actually taste some hops in there. Head stuck around and melted down into some patches of bubbles. Light yellow color. Somewhat bready with a hint of sweetness to it. Overall I might have this again.

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Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
2.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: crystal clear golden straw, paler than what I like but beautiful hue. Head dissipates in a flash

S: I love how those mexican beers smell. For this category, smell is on point. As far as beer in general sub par

T: grainy, alcoholic, meh

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Photo of LennyOvies
1.59/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of GoodBeerCost
4.18/5  rDev +57.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
3/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MidwestBA
2.5/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of gardner254
2.52/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JMS1512
2.84/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chuckgietzen
2.28/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mendvicdog
2.75/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of toti1972
2.37/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of VABA
2.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Carta Blanca from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 5.6% out of 100 with 516 ratings
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