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

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stirgy on 08-18-2001

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Photo of Floydster
1.88/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle out of a six pack Hollymain Liquor in El Segundo

Poured a golden color into my pint glass with a small head that went away pretty fast

Smell was nothing, i really could not smell a thing, was like water

Taste was a little spicy for this kind of brew, a little hoppy with a crisp flavor, does not stick around for too long

Fairly drinkable brew, but kind of heavy for its beer type

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
1.9/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of DoubleJ
1.9/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Sampled at a local Mexican restaurant, on to the beer:

This is the kind of beer most people think about when they hear the word beer. A pale yellow body, fizzy soda head, slightly sweet note of corn, and watery. It was a chore to put down a 12 ounce bottle, and when it warmed up, it became unpalatable. Even a slice of lemon couldn't save it. Very non-descript and unenjoyable.

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Photo of hotstuff
1.92/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Not much going on with this beer that's for sure. It lacks character and it was boring to drink and rate.Its appearance was that of a medium white creamy head that contained fine-small sized bubbles that quickly dissipated.The body was clear and uncarbonated with a golden hue.The nose was malty as was the flavor.The mouthfeel was medium bodied and this beer's lacing was fair.

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Photo of cervezale
1.93/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Carta Blanca media as it is known in Mexico because of the 325 ml returnable bottle is a classic pilsner from mexican macro Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma.

Color: Pale little golden yellow with little head formation and little lace retention.

Aroma: Aromas of malts and hops almost lost but found at the end, some cereal too.

Taste: Semi-dry malts, corn, cereal, little hop bitterness mid carbonation.

Finish: Dry and with a little bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of PintOHops
1.95/5  rDev -27%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 1quart bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance/Smell - Appeared a crystal clear gold color with high carbonation bubbles rising to the top, a fairly aggressive pour produced a 1 finger head with average retention. No lacing left and after a little while this beer loses allot of its Co2 and almost looks flat, kinda like apple juice. Smelled of a very forward grape/strawberry aroma with some subtle cracker & biscuit. The aroma was extremely clean and rather empty, that was about all I got.

Taste/Mouthfeel - Tasted very clean & watery, some mixed vegetable & subtle grain, some really watered down grape toward the finish, and it finished almost empty & flavorless with mild bitterness. Mouthfeel was crisp but very smooth, and around medium bodied with a slightly heavy feel to it surprisingly, that certainly didn't win this beer any points though.

Drinkability/Final thoughts - This beer was extremely drinkable but extremely flavorless as well. A Bud light will have more flavor than this beer, I just won't be buying this again, and I don't recommend it at all. I do recommend you go for something with a little more flavor, like Modelo Especial, Tecate, or my favorite of the style so far, Budweiser.

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Photo of hero27
1.95/5  rDev -27%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle.

Says on the six-pack.."The first Mexican beer since 1890." I'm not quite sure what the hell that means..maybe something was lost in the translation. Very light yellow color with no head. Light grassy herbal aroma and a clean taste with no aftertaste whatsoever. I can imagine this being a cult summer classic sort of like Corona, because it is so watery and drinkable. However, it lacks any unique characteristics and doesn't even come close to being able to merit the $7.99 price tag I saw the sixers listed at. Thank God I swiped a free sample.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
1.96/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Bright, pale gold with a light sprinkling of fine yeast. The head is exceptionally nice for a macro lager. It's ultra-bright white with a firm tackiness that would make an IPA proud. The pebbly, divoted surface slowly recedes and manages to deposit a generous amount of lace that, unfortunately, melts like an ice cube left on a Monterrey sidewalk.

I figured there was no way the aroma could measure up to the appearance... and it doesn't. Carta Blanca smells scarily similar to any number of macro lagers from north of the border. There isn't even a hint of skunkiness (thanks to the brown glass bottle), although what's present doesn't distinguish itself at all. A lack of any overt badness is a minor plus.

The flavor is a noticeable step down from the aroma. Truth be told, this beer just isn't any damn good. It has a lot in common with BMC lagers and is worse that the best of that lot. Since it isn't the least bit sweet, I'm guessing that this is a corn-free zone. Some amount of sweetness would have helped. As is, it's pretty rough sledding; and the beer is still pretty cold.

The finish is slightly sour and a little tinny; thank goodness it's relatively brief. The mouthfeel is as light as any light beer you'd care to name and is probably lighter than a few of those. A lack of carbonation does its part to contribute to an insipid mouthfeel.

Carta Blanca does nothing to make me change my mind about Mexican macro lagers. Maybe I should change that to North American macro lagers. On third thought, how about just macro lagers the world over. It was a chore to get this one down. I can't imagine things would have been much different if it was ice cold and I was parched. Pass.

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2/5  rDev -25.1%

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2/5  rDev -25.1%

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2/5  rDev -25.1%

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2/5  rDev -25.1%

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2/5  rDev -25.1%

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2/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of DrMindbender
2/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Carta Blahnca more like it

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2/5  rDev -25.1%

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2/5  rDev -25.1%

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2/5  rDev -25.1%

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2/5  rDev -25.1%

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2/5  rDev -25.1%

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2/5  rDev -25.1%

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2/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2/5  rDev -25.1%

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2/5  rDev -25.1%

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2/5  rDev -25.1%

Carta Blanca from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 2.67 out of 5 with 546 ratings