Sol
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 #262
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
59
Ranked #30,689
Avg:
2.48 | pDev: 27.02%
Reviews:
443
Ratings:
1,124
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 15, 2022
Added:
Feb 18, 2002
Wants:
  21
Gots:
  362
SCORE
59
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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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1.4/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
calling this stuff beer is like calling a veggie burger a steak.
However, due to the low alcohol content, it might be not too bad on a very hot day.
Sep 15, 2022
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Reviewed by xmanden from Michigan

1.47/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
Looks clear and light golden. Almost no smell at all. Slight slight skunky cornbread smell in there. Very light taste of carbonated water and hints of beer. This is not for me.
Aug 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Caldwan123 from Iowa

3/5  rDev +21%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
The look is light golden hay. Smells sweet and mildly hoppy Taste is solid only beaten IMO by Dos Equis for Mexican beer. Overall a solid Mexican beer. However based on price would not be a go to.
Jul 14, 2022
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

2.84/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Poured from a 32oz caguama bottle best by January 2023

On the pour, fizzy looking bubbles come together to make a one finger head that quickly dissipates to a surprisingly fine covering over the top of the beer. The body is a light gold with lots of carbonation and some very light lacing.

Smell is very light and almost not there, bit what I can pick up is just corny malts and some skunked hops from the clear bottle. At least it's clean apart from being light struck.

Taste is a bit of a let down. Once again very light. Right on the very first sip there is a hit of bitterness that implies hops but that quickly fades as you drink and get used to it. There is a certain minerality and tartness as well that lingers until the malts fully take over about halfway into the sip. The hops don't taste fresh at all and are only providing bitterness and grass flavors. One again very clean with almost no yeast notes.

Feel is actually decent being very drinkable and has some actual body to it although it is still very light once you get past the carbonation and head stage of the sip. The finish isn't as short as I would've expected for a beer this light amd it leaves you feeling malty and a bit boozy for a decent while after your sip.

Overall it's alright. You can do better from Mexico, but it's about on par with all the other clear bottles that come from down there. Victoria and Tecate are both better and Tecate is the same style too.
Jul 12, 2022
 
Rated: 1.93 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Jun 05, 2022
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Reviewed by jonmikel from Spain

3/5  rDev +21%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Drunk during my trip to Silao (Guanajuato, México). Usual bottle of the brand.

L: clear pale yellow an some gold. On top, a thin head of white foam about 2 cm. tall; good collar and lacing

S: peaches, bread, some corn

T: more grain than bread malt. It has a lingering peach aftertaste that is good; no major hop in the brew.

F: light with a small amount of big-bubbled carbonation. After a while, it comes off as heavier than a lightweight.

O: a light brew. I like it. Usual Mexican beer.
May 23, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by fattyuter

May 05, 2022
 
Rated: 2.25 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Mar 28, 2022
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Rated by davidward from Florida

2/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
A generic Mexican lager.
Mar 24, 2022
 
Rated: 1 by kybeerdrinker from Kentucky

Jan 03, 2022
 
Rated: 2.24 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Premo88 from Texas

3.95/5  rDev +59.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz. bottle poured into tight nonic
(best by date printed on neck: March 20, 2022)

L: clear pale yellow with lightest hint of gold; topped by thin head of white foam about 1/3-inch tall; keeps nice collar and almost a full skin; light sticking and lacing

S: peaches, bready peach malt, dusty stale corn

T: more grain than bread malt but the same notes from the nose are here in the flavor; it has a lingering peach kolache aftertaste that's nice; no major hop presence but there is a light earthy/black pepper note that flashes

F: light and fluffy with a small amount of big-bubbled carbonation ... it's almost flat by macro-brew standards but it's not flat, plenty of prickle in the development toward the finish; over time it comes off as heavier than a lightweight, maybe a light-middleweight

O: nice adjunct lager with more malt presence than most American versions; super easy to drink and in big mouthfuls; if the ABV were 3.5 instead of 4.5%, it might be perfect
Oct 17, 2021
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Reviewed by Tony787 from Canada (ON)

3.58/5  rDev +44.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I bought a can at the beer store in Ontario 473ml at 4.5%. clear golden color with good carbonation.
Poured a 1finger head glass that disappeared but leaving as lace as you drink it .
My can is not from Mexico it was brewed by Molson Coors In Canada.
So maybe there will be a difference from the original beer.
The beer taste very light not much bitterness and just a plain malty hint of lemon taste .
Very easy to drink thought it was gonna be crappy beer but it's actually ok and an average beer to drink .
Maybe Molson Coors did the better job brewing this beer then the original from Mexico.
Canada has better water I think .
Cheers
Oct 12, 2021
 
Rated: 2.23 by altrio

Oct 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Nath91 from Australia

1.97/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Sol Cerveza is one of those Corona knockoffs that seem to be popping up left and right in an attempt to gain a foothold in the light easy drinking, adjunct lager category. You know going in this isn't a beer that's for connoisseurs, and is only there to fulfill a market of people who either don't drink beer or people just wanting to knock back a seemingless endless supply of liquid in the hope it gets them drunk and not bloated. This 650ml long neck of Mexican beer, is apparently imported from the Netherlands into Australia, for Pinnacle Drinks which is basically Woolworths alcohol importer. Isn't globalisation great?!

Look: Poured into a pint glass. Extremely carbonated. Hundreds if not thousands of bubbles surround the interior of the glass, and plenty racing their way to the surface in search of freedom or a better life than my stomach. Bubbly white head that disappears before you know it. Head look promising, but non existent after 30 seconds, giving an appearance of golden soda water. Straw gold, completely filtered can see right through the glass. Standard adjunct lager look to it, nothing to write home about. The head dissipating in seconds, is disappointing.

Smell: Classic Mexican/Central American adjunct beer smell. Corn, light citrus notes, stale white bread, but not a great deal going on.

Taste: Taste follows the nose. Very thin body. Very sweet, very smooth almost no bitterness to speak of. Maybe some light hop extract, but nothing to exactly write home about. Pretty bland, there's a weird chemical roundness to the overall flavour.

Feel: Highly carbonated, thin body , slight dry finish. Highly drinkable if you're just wanting to knock these back without tasting anything.

Overall: I'm not knocking it because I don't think it's good. i'm knocking it, because unless I'm lying on a tropical beach somewhere for it to quench a thirst, it's not doing anything for me. Outside of a hot environment where you're relaxing and just drinking for a buzz, it's not worth the effort and the carbs. It's a summer beach beer that'll help get the taste of salt water or chlorine (if you're in a pool) out of your mouth. Nothing more, nothing less.
Aug 23, 2021
 
Rated: 2.83 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Aug 13, 2021
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Reviewed by BroBobby70 from Texas

2.91/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
11.2 oz. bottle poured into pint glass
Look: 1 finger head dissolves into thin layer, light straw color, some lacing
Smell: Mild aroma, cereal grains
Taste: Mild taste, some sweetness with a little cereal in background. A bit watered down on the finish.
Feel: Excellent carbonation, medium body.
Overall: General impression, if I want something simple and not too heavy fund something else.
Pair with spicy food, grilled steak or burgers or fried food.
Aug 11, 2021
 
Rated: 2.79 by beersampler6 from Michigan

Aug 08, 2021
 
Rated: 2.31 by Roejogan from Canada (BC)

Jul 12, 2021
 
Rated: 3.31 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation

Jun 17, 2021
 
Rated: 2 by BEZMEZ

May 28, 2021
 
Rated: 3.14 by Daneve76 from Australia

May 26, 2021
 
Rated: 2.5 by Maillard from Ohio

May 06, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

1.75/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
2002: There are so much better beers under the sun................................ For some reason this beer is still available in Norway, competing with Corona, but selling less. Thin mouthfeel and flavour of maize / corn. A lime wedge does not help much. Still drinkable when ice cold.
May 05, 2021
 
Rated: 2.38 by TheCakePounder from Pennsylvania

Apr 18, 2021
 
Rated: 3.31 by MatthewJW from Wisconsin

Apr 11, 2021
 
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Mar 28, 2021
 
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Mar 19, 2021
 
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Feb 27, 2021
 
Rated: 2.29 by youxtas from Greece

Feb 21, 2021
 
Rated: 2.25 by Chipwells from Georgia

Feb 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.8 by JanglezB19 from Canada (ON)

Nov 29, 2020
 
Rated: 2.83 by chrishiker1409 from New York

Nov 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3.85 by Kaydon from Canada (BC)

Nov 01, 2020
 
Rated: 1.59 by Quadethebeerman from Canada (MB)

Oct 25, 2020
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Reviewed by elnachooo from Spain

1.49/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5
Cerveza pálida de carbonatación media y cuerpo ligero. Aromas débiles herbáceos y algo de cereal. En boca es plana, mejor que la Corona (no es difícil) e inferior a la Modelo.
Sep 06, 2020
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Reviewed by 1009 from Massachusetts

2.01/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
So we only had this with a lime so that may alter the rating. Its clearly the step child to Corona. Not nearly as good, but with a lime it will pass. It’s pretty inconsequential. Not something I would seek out, not by a long shot, but once a summer it can be consumed with little issue.
Aug 09, 2020
 
Rated: 2.36 by AlekseiGuti from Texas

Jul 25, 2020
 
Rated: 2.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jul 15, 2020
 
Rated: 1.35 by Jaasoares from Virginia

Jul 04, 2020
Sol from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 59 out of 100 with 1567 ratings