Tecate Michelada Diablo
Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.

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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #821
ABV:
3.5%
Score:
78
Ranked #46,005
Avg:
3.29 | pDev: 26.14%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
33
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Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
 
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Tecate Michelada DiabloTecate Michelada Diablo
Notes: A savory Tecate mix that follows the authentic recipe with tomato juice, salt, lime and other flavors, and a little extra spice flavors for those who like it picante.
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BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

3.17/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Taste: slight heat from hot peppers, smokey, salty, tomato juice, lime notes. Same with the nose. Red tomato hue, unfiltered, no head or lace. medium to full body. chewy smokey Bloody Mary beer.

Aug 31, 2019
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zeff80 from Missouri

1.33/5  rDev -59.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

24oz can. Poured out a murky reddish orange color. It looked like watered down tomato soup. It tasted so acidic. Luke warm tomato juice/soup with some lime. It was shared as a punishment and it fits the bill.

Aug 02, 2018
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REVZEB from Illinois

2.27/5  rDev -31%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Why make this? I lost a bet on the 4th and had to try. Kind of like a limey V8 with beer texture. Not good and so warm. Aftertaste is slimy and sticky, just dries out the mouth. Strangely salty in the smell. That being said, gets point for trying to make a tomato beer

Jul 05, 2018
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superspak from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

24 ounce can into pint glass, best before 10/2017. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger foamy and fluffy off white head with solid retention, that reduces to a ring of lace. Minimal lacing on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Good appearance. Aromas of tomato juice, lime, salt, garlic, onion, celery, chili peppers, peppercorn, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce; with lighter notes of cracker, bread, and herbal spice earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of tomato juice, lime, peppers, spices, salt, and light-moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of tomato juice, lime, salt, garlic, onion, celery, chili peppers, peppercorn, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce; with lighter notes of cracker, bread, and herbal spice earthiness. Very mild herbal bitterness and pepper spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tomato juice, lime, salt, garlic, onion, celery, chili peppers, peppercorn, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, cracker, bread, and herbal spice earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice robustness and balance of tomato juice, lime, peppers, spices, salt, and light-moderate bready malt flavors; with a solid bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from lingering bitter/spiciness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/grainy, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.1%. Slightly increasing lingering pepper spice heat after the finish. Overall this is a very good fruit/spiced pale lager style. All around nice robustness and balance of tomato juice, lime, peppers, spices, salt, and light-moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and pretty refreshing to drink with the mildly bitter/spicy finish. Great balance of all flavors; with nice pale lager presence, and not overdone on spices. Second pour was more murky than the first one, but this was still very enjoyable. I liked this a lot more than the Modelo, which felt too heavy on the tomato juice. This is a lot more balanced, well made stuff for the style.

Jun 16, 2018
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DrnknBuddy from Arizona

4.37/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Compared to other Micheladas, Tecate seems to have a nice Balance between tomato juice, lime, spice and beer while still representing the true Tecate style. Problems with other Micheladas is too much lime or an after taste from the beer. Most beers use Clamato for the mixer and add lime juice which is the problem with ordering this drink at a bar. Some bars use lime salt or some variance which over-does it even more.

Tecate Diablo is worth the money imhao.

Feb 14, 2017
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Spikester from Oregon

4.21/5  rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours tomato red with three fingers of large bubble head that subsides in about twenty seconds. It has a sort of lace that is all tomato pulp.
Smell is tomatos smokey chile some flavoring spice.
Taste is lager beer with tomato juice chile celery salt lime and maybe a bit of Worstershire sauce. There is a moderate chile burn on the edges of my tongue.
Mouthfeel is medium to full with good carbonation. Finish slightly dry with a long chile spice flavor.
Overall the best of the pre mixed Micheladas so far. Nice beer for the style.

Dec 18, 2016
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drpimento from Wisconsin

3.12/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It smells like I guess it should smell: beerish tomatoey bit of malt. Fuzzy head faded to nothing immediately. Flavor's like nose, soft carbonation doesn't help. A tiny bit spicy. It's ok.

Sep 11, 2016
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MusaJames from Texas

3.89/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I like Micheladas so when I saw this a the local Mexican Butcher shop, I had to try it. This isn't exactly a beer that a connoisseur pours into a glass and enjoys, so I popped the can open and shotgunned it. Right off the bat I was impressed with the flavor. Micheladas that I am used to are made with a type of salsa but this one had a hard tomato juice flavor with the right amount of beer flavor to make it a well rounded Michelada. Also the low alcohol content make it a beer you can enjoy rather liberally. If you're interested I wold like to suggest adding a little Cholula or Valentina to spice it up a little.

Aug 08, 2016
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BeerBobber from Nevada

3.72/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks red as tomato juice with a lot of fizzy bubbles thrown in and that is where the taste is at. The taste is of tomato juice with a bit of salt and some beer flavor hidden in here as well. Also tasting the lime coming through. As far as smell goes I was falling flat so I think I kind of skipped that category. Just could not find much to smell with my old sniffer. Mouth fell is light, fizzy and has a nice finish.
Overall much better than some of these mixed in a can beer and tomato juice concoctions. I had one that a real bitter off putting taste. If you absolutely have to have a red beer in a can, like if you are heading out to the park, this would be my choice. Otherwise I prefer to mix my own anyhow when I do want a red beer. By the way at 3.5% ABV this would be a nice refresher for a summer outing, if it was a very cold can on ice.

Jun 26, 2016
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emerge077 from Illinois

3.97/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As pre-made micheladas go, this one is not bad at all. It has a little more chile heat and a noticeable celery salt savoriness.

Opaque red, not chunky whatsoever. Fizzy, filmy pink bubbles at first, which fade quickly.

Aroma is savory, celery seed is at the forefront, savory seasonings like maggi or worcestershire.

Taste is savory with a pleasant chile heat, lime/tomato are there but not harsh or acidic, not too salty. The underlying beer is so tasteless it becomes a vehicle for the adjuncts, but at least it's a quenching mix. Light bodied with the texture of a light bloody mary. Overall I liked it more than I thought I would.

May 17, 2016
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schwansmantr from Ohio

2.82/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Tacate taste like,well just about any other beer. Golden yellow nicely carbonated with little head and light smell. If you like Bud,Miller or PBR you're going to like this . I'll give it a C

Oct 11, 2015
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Zorro from California

2.94/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy burnt orange color with a substantial head formation that doesn't last. Head color is a dirty orange.

Smells strongly of tomatoes. Faint roasted Chile scent. Slightly smoky but I can't pick up any citrus scent.

Starts out tasting like tomato juice with a mild pepper burn. Sensation of celery salt, your basic beer bloody mary, which is pretty much what tomato based Cheladas are. Slight flavor of lime and the chilie burn gets a little stronger.

Mouthfeel is carbonated tomato soup.

Overall not bad. A basically inoffensive beverage. Think beer bloody mary and you will find this acceptable.

Sep 08, 2015
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Bear1964 from Nebraska

3.43/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is only my second Michelade and I've never had a homemade one so....this was much better then the Modelo Chelada I had which was mostly tomato juice and I liked the salt kick this offered.

Aug 17, 2015
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.25

The creator of The CANQuest (tm) was in Chicago for the umpteenth time at the end of SY 2014-'15 and people scoffed at me since the plan was to return for today's GTMW, but I struck while the iron was hot. It was a good thing that I did as work precluded me from going again this year. It also enabled me to purchase this gem while I was out there.

From the CAN: "La Autentica con Character"; "Made with tomato juice"; "A refreshing and authentic blend of Tecate beer with tomato juice and the flavors of salt, spice and lime."

Let us CANsider this as my version of a Sunday late-morning Bloody Mary. 24-fl. ounces and 3.5% ABV make for an interesting CANbination. The tab fought me on the Crack!, making it sound really loud when it finally gave. It was too large a CAN to be able to CANduct an inverted Glug, so I just let fly. Jesus, but this was ugly! It fizzed up with three fingers of the grossest-looking head that I have seen in a while. It looked downright gory. The liquid in the glass wasn't any prettier, either. It was a cloudy brick-red (SRM = N/A) that looked like I was readying for a blood transfusion. The smell was very much of tomato juice and much nicer than the Bud Lite Cheladas that I suffered through. The mouthfeel was thin and watery. The taste was quite pleasant with a strong tomato flavor throughout, but I kept wishing that I had some black pepper to sprinkle on it to cut a salty note running through it. Finish was dry and satisfying, making it a real gem on a hot summer's day.

Aug 09, 2015
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tecate Michelada Diablo has a very fizzy audible quality, but no head and no lacing. The appearance is of tomato juice with racing bubbles. Aroma is of tomato juice with possibly some lager in the background. Flavor is exactly that, too, with mild spice and noticeable salt. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Tecate Michelada Diablo finishes mostly dry. This is not a drink with surprises. If you’ve tasted tomato juice, you’ve tasted this, essentially. I think it was well executed, for what it is.

RJT

Jul 25, 2015
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BeerWithMike from Nebraska

2.42/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Sampled last night on 7/8/15. Comes in a 24-ounce can for $2.49 from the local Hy-Vee yesterday. Can chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "CORONA" pint glass.

This "Tomato Beer with Natural Flavors" style brew pours a reddish-pink in color. No head and no lacing to meant at all. Aroma is of tomato juice and hot pepper for the most part. Pretty much is said for the taste that ends with a tangy finish. Slightly metallic taste also. Watered-down with more 'heat' than the Bud/Bud Light Chelada's. Overall, not a big fan of this one though I will say that I like the Bud's version much better. Lighter-bodied with heavy carbonation.

Jul 09, 2015
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mactrail from Washington

4.05/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I"m surprised how nearly opaque this is. Attractive carrot orange color. Highly carbonated on the tongue with a thick mouthfeel that seems like actual tomato substance. Distinct tomato aroma.

They managed to get the tomato flavor right, with just a little sweetness. Overall it's sharpish after the sweet tomato and then a nice chile heat. The beery flavor seems to rise out of the vegetable soup. What a pleasant surprise— this stuff is eminently drinkable, if you're in the mood for the oddball flavor. But for a low-alcohol flavorful gulp, I think this deserves some respect.

While this doesn't start out with too much of a burn, the heat does grow after some sipping. I'd say it's plenty hot to still be drinkable. It really just tastes like green chiles and tomato, without any silliness. From the 24 oz can purchased at Pioneer Market in La Conner, Washington.

Jun 29, 2015
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gomezc310 from California

1/5  rDev -69.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Omg this has to be by far the most disgusting beer I have ever had in my time, da feel is chunckie thick, taste just like sumone blended chilis on a beer and didnt blend it right....if I could I would rate this 0 !!!!! And I like spicy food and such bby t this should honestly get taken out the shelves.

Apr 08, 2015
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Gagnonsux from Texas

3.95/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Easily the best pre-made, canned michelada I have ever had. The body is much fuller with tomato juice than the others I have tried. The spice level is nice, but not quite "diablo". The is a bit of Worcestershire sauce flavor in the finish with a hint of smoke.

Apr 03, 2015
Tecate Michelada Diablo from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 33 ratings