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

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American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #438
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2.46 | pDev: 27.24%
Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Notes: Born in the heart of Mexico in 1899, Sol is a bright and refreshing lager.
It’s inspired by the sun and brewed to shine just like those who drink it. The ones that radiate good vibes, that lighten the mood and always look at life on the bright side. The ones who not only shine, but shine their way.
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Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
1.84/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Review: 33cl clear bottle of Sol: 4.5% vol.

Coming in a light long necked bottle with the iconic sun logo of Sol, eye catching. This is a summer drink no doubt about it! Looks similar to Corona in its presentation and style, I thought it was when I initially looked at it! Can get it in cans too, but not sure for tap.

It is a beach time beer anyhow, Acapulco style, dont know how it will work though in the Northern European wet and cold harsh climate, but let’s see………

Through the bottle it looks a light yellow, but on pour we do get a nice sparkling golden colour with a very frothy creamy white head, a nice good bit of carbonation fizzing away. Some lacing present as well.

Looks ok, like a regular light lager would. Head maintains well. Surprisingly good on the eye.

A light lagery aroma which isn’t too bad on the nose getting the corn, and the grains. Ok.

On the taste it is very, very light, initially getting a creamy flavour, bit dry in the mouth as well.

Slight aftertaste of corn syrup which is not enjoyable.

This is a very light lager, but it has a dryness and a bit of a metallic feel to it that lets it down.
Overall it is not nice, and not as smooth as it should be.

Bit of an underlay taste and a harsh citric bitterness that’s annoying. A pass for me. A nothing beer.

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Photo of elNopalero
1.87/5  rDev -24%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Oh goodness this is bad. I had to revisit this because I’ve never reviewed it before but it’s worse than I remember. Just don’t do it. Even ice cold.

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Photo of Nofoba
2.87/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 330ml bottle (brewed in Netherlands). It has a bright golden body with a thick white head.

The aroma is sweet, with light malts and a hint of corn.

A smooth taste that resembles cornbread, but maybe kind of cardboardish. Very little bitterness. The aftertaste is watery, ending in plain dryness.

A light, easy drinking beer, but maybe a little too watery.

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Photo of HeyBeardMon
3.69/5  rDev +50%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Its not going to blow you away, but it is a nice refreshing Mexican beer with no aftertaste. Has a light straw color, kind of a thin head but for the cost, its not bad.

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Photo of shambeano
1.72/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Rated from notes, had last Wednesday before a Taco dinner. Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a pint glass.
Look: light straw colour with about 1 cm of white head. Falls to nothing. Very generic looking.
Smell: Again, generic macro lager smell. Beery, a little sweet, a little grainy.
Taste: Much like the smell, grainy and a touch of honey sweetness.
Feel: Light bodied, zingy carbonation, not much bitterness or length of flavour.

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Photo of JoelR48
2.06/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

From the can into a plastic cup. Very foamy pour. The head quickly receded into a thin ring. Very faint aroma. Taste was smooth w/o any aftertaste. Mouthfeel was clean and crisp. Overall very refreshing and thirst quenching. Sol is a very good Mexican import. Cheap and readily available for purchase. This is easily one of my top 5 beach beers.

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Photo of Buckeye55
3.24/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I like this brew a good bit. A sweet taste, corn? Light bodied and smooth. A good summertime beer, and one that can be pounded in large quantities. A notch above average.

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Photo of Bitterbill
2.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Bottle at Old Chicago.

Pours a clear pale to straw gold. Little lacing.

Corn nosed, vegetal, light hint of hops.

Corny, generally grainy taste. Very light presence of any bitterness. Overall, it isn't overwhelmed by light struck character but it is still far from something that I would drink again, which I thought I had. Shrugs.

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Photo of PMakowski
2.84/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

24 Oz Can poured into glass. No lime put in this for rating purposes. Normally i would put it in.
Look - Well this was easy to predict. Clear pale straw color and medium-small foam head. Some slight lacing.
Smell - Stale Cornbread and mineral water, some sweetness. Fairly typical adjunct aroma.
Taste - There's nothing wrong with it but it's also a very basic beer. It's sort of like a house beer at a restaurant, something that is clean and crisp but not much in the way of flavor. Follows the nose with the corn sweetness. Carbonation is medium-high. Drinkability is very high like most Mexican lagers.

Not much else to say about it. I would say better than Corona but not quite as good as Modelo or Tecate. Overall, it's good for what it is, there is nothing to dislike about it, just a high carbonated simple adjunct beer. Grade is a C+

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Photo of Bouleboubier
2.93/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

(24 oz can, BBD SEP 2018... purchased cold... poured into a simple glass mug)

L: crystal-clear, pale gold liquid, but with fine, speckled sediment afloat; extra-tall, creamy white foam, which recedes with a deep-dimpled, spongy form... actually a few crusty bands of lace; messy collar remains

S: lots of corn meal (tortilla) and an almost rank yeasty backbone... relatively potent smells, but comes across more like liquidized masa

T: corn meal, popcorn flecks, mild underlying pale grainy malt base; hint of bubblegum surfaces long into the aftertaste... rather dull, colorless, dimension-less flavors; bit of (lightly sweet) fresh corn kernel later on in aftertaste... virtually no hop flavor or tangible bitterness

F: soft, light-bodied, foamy; faint bit of residual silty film left behind... rather easy drinking, only mildly watery

O: third in a short 3-beer series of 24 oz can adjunct lager reviews (preceded by Labatt Blue and Tecate)... the tortilla-forward flavors and strange old-yeasty back note aren't endearing me to this... interesting differences compared to Tecate (from the same brewery)... might have had once before from a bottle, but I would never purposefully get this again

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Photo of FightingIrish
1.56/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I bought it when the local grocery store was offering a buy one/get one promotion. After drinking it, I can understand why. They should have just given me the $15 to drink this swill, because I certainly would never buy it again. It tastes very weak, with a weird citrus flavor. And it literally tastes like an open can of beer that's been sitting around for a few days. Sol is absolutely awful. If you like cheap Mexican beer, go with Tecate.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
1.52/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I really couldn't find any redeeming qualities about this beer. Clear glass bottle poured into a mug. Fizzy white head that vanishes. Nothing, and I mean nothing, on aroma and taste. It is thirst quenching.

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Photo of D-HopSupreme
2.67/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a medium yellow body, with aromas of rice and a bit of a weird staleness. Flavour is likewise, with a slight pungent tone replacing the sulphuric at the back of the palate, ultimately leading to a slightly unclean finish. Not good

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Photo of JimboBrews54
2/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Like a poor mans Corona, you can agree with me or disagree with me about this one. It is something that tries to be Corona but just misses the mark. I still will drink it if it is available.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
3.2/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nostolgia, my peeps. Pure nostalgia. When Raul was a little lad back in his high school days, this was one of his beers of choice. And light up like the sun it does. Now, we ain’t thinking Nina Agdal running on the beach in the Maldives. Think of that ok chick that lives down the street from you lounging down at the community pool. And you know what? Raul is into that. Light, grainy, no skunk...

Get it while it’s good, my peeps.

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Photo of Nass
3.36/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I drank the 24 oz canned version. It is definitely better than I thought it was going to be. I came into this expecting my palate to be blasted with high fructose corn syrup, but surprisingly it was not. The carbonation is at a moderate level. The sweetness come off rather real & not artificial, this is one of the best Mexican beers that I have had. I would pick this up again to pair up with some Mexican dishes. If you think this beer is poor then maybe you have a poor taste of judgment. Happy Cinco De Mayo. I highly recommend this beer. If you think this beer is awful tasting then maybe you don't like lagers. My only complaint about this beer is that it should be put into a brown bottle. Cheers! B-

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Photo of Redneckwine
2.31/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

12oz CLEAR bottle into my mouth!

Look - Crystal clear, pale straw, loooots of fizzy head. Pretty standard issue for the category - not bad.

Smell - Faint and lightly sweet in nature, mostly of cooked mixed vegetables, a little stale cereal grain and paper/cardboard. Slight alcohol whiff. Not skunked, thankfully (I made sure to pull one from way back in the cooler).

Taste - Luckily a bit better than smell, if even more faint: some creamed corn sweetness mainly, small hit of sulfur, no hop flavor at all - only slight balancing bitterness noticeable, finishes dry, watery, and tasteless with a vague metallic note. Mostly just inoffensive.

Feel - Starts pleasantly creamy but gets watery fast. Very watery. Carbonation is fizzy and ample, body is very light. Kind of like funky carbonated water - very crushable.

Overall - No surprises here, it's just a cheaply made but high priced import adjunct lager (8-10 bucks a sixer!) Why anyone would repeat-buy this stuff is beyond me when you could get better quality pale lagers for the same or less money. Must be marketing. It's redeeming quality is that, being close to carbonated water, it's eminently crushable and goes well enough with food. Luckily the taste is so subdued that it really doesn't get in the way of drinking this mindlessly: it's inoffensive. There are worse beers in the category for sure, but someone could spend their money much more wisely on something else.

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Photo of depechemode1983
2.93/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours clear golden straw in color. The head is white with moderate retention and leaves a bit a patchy lacing. There is a lot of visible carbonation.
There are lots or cheap grains in the nose with a metallic twang and a hint of lemon sourness.
The taste is grainy with little to no offensive metallic taste. It tastes better than it smells.
Light and crisp with refreshing carbonation. Easy to drink.

A little better than some others in the same category.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.35/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - The beer pours a golden color with a small white fizzy head. The head fades fast leaving just traces of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell - The aroma is stongest of some corn and a bit of caramel. Along with these aromas comes some light grass and a bit of a grainy smell.
Taste - The taste begins with a somewhat sweet but more bready taste of some caramel, corn, and grain. As the taste advances some light hop flavors of grass come to the tongue. In the end, one is left with a rather easy drinking and slightly sweeter taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel - The body of the beer is rather light with a carbonation level that is rather high. For the style and the lighter nature of the brew the feel is great and makes for a easy drinking brew.
Overall - This is a rather decent brew overall. WhIle not a flavor powerhouse the brew is rather easy to drink. Not bad.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.45/5  rDev +40.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a pokal glass

This beer pours a brilliant golden color. It is topped with two inches of large bubbled head that settles to a skim on top. The head leaves spotty lacing.

The smell is light grain. It doesn't smell as sweet as some adjuncts.

The taste is mild and vegetal. I get some cooked corn flavor. There is enough hops to keep it from being too sweet from the malt.

Thin mouthfeel

This is a clean, easy drinking lager. As far as Mexican adjuncts lagers go this one is at the top of the list.

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Photo of superspak
3.31/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

24 ounce can into lager glass, best before 8/2018. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness. A bit too fruity aromas, but not overwhelming. Okay aromas with pale malt/corn and mild earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness. Mild herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness of pale malt/corn and mild earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. A bit thin, but not watery finish. Nicely clean on lager flavors, not too fruity. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a decent pale adjunct lager. Nice robustness of pale malt/corn and mild earthy hop flavors; nicely smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Very flavorful for the low ABV. A little too heavy on the corn sweetness, but this is an enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Livyatan1996
2.44/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Consider it a beer of the moment. Was sitting beachside in Mexico, eating coconut shrimp and finishing off a margarita, and it was only 9:30 in the morning. One beer on the menu. Plastic cup with a lime sitting underneath a clear yellow with a bit of fluffy atop. Guess I'll take a sniff, gotta get it down before the sun kills it. Corn sweetness and grains, obviously lime. And thats exactly what I wanted. More shrimp please. Went down like water and kicked the suns ass. I'll never buy it again, but when in mexico or whatever the phrase

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Photo of Santosizer
3/5  rDev +22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Man you fuckboi's shitting on this style. Eat dick. I've brewed for years! It's hard to make a light legit lager that's true to Mexican palates. As much as I hate corp beer, I respect the hell out of them to provide light and consistent beers.

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Photo of Jbbdrinker
2.34/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

There is a thin head and an attractive light copper color. A light, sweetend hop aroma is present, but very faint. Flavor is light and what little hop and grain taste there is gets tarnished by a metallic twang. As the beer warmed, the twang grew worse.

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Photo of BeerBobber
3.37/5  rDev +37%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 24 oz. can an opaque golden color with a large bubble constructed white head that slowly crackled its way down to nada. Tons of clearly visible carbonation bubbles racing to the surface and cling for dear life to the side of the glass.

Smell was light on corn and grains. A faint hint of the typical Mexican beer smell. Really hits the nose with just a light whiff rather than a punch of any one thing.

Taste was almost tasteless. A bit of grains and maybe a hint of corniness. The taste seriously barely tastes like a beer! Dude who stole my beer! Or maybe, Dude who poured water in my beer!

Mouth feel is flat with a bit of wet finish. Strangely the carbonation does not even make its presence known. Barely above flat at that.

Overall I prefer a bit more to my beer. Coors light, Miller Lite and lots of others would overpower this in taste. Easily drinkable, definitely. Enjoyable? Well on a hot ass day and ice cold if you want alcohol with your water this works. This comes from the guys (and gals) that make Tecate. Take that over this any day.

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