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

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60
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387 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Mexico | website

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-18-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
387
Ratings:
1,346
Avg:
2.48
pDev:
50%
 
 
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Reviews by OtherShoe2:
Photo of OtherShoe2
2.83/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Had this a a great Mexican restaurant, but they didn't not give me a glass. clear bottle showed me bright yellow with some fizz and after a big swig, a white foamy head. What I expected.

Stuck my nose to the bottle - corny grain and some light vegetal bitter notes. Adjunct all the way baby! But, I didn't hate the nose on this either, which is a plus.

Ok, time to get back down to earth. Food washer 101 here. Corny, light grain, light bitterness, but no sour palate clearing aftertaste (see bud light). SO -- for what it is, it was lacking much, but lacked that element which makes most of us gag.

Fizzy and lighter bodied. What I expected and needed from this beer. Why do other reviews screw these guys on feel? It is exactly what it needs to be.

Considering how downhill this could have gone, not the worst. Uh, NOTHING you'd want a six of, but a single with some decent food, or lawnmower beer -- then ok.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JustLikeMyDad
1.63/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

It's in a clear bottle, so chances of it being any good are low.
I still poured it into a glass for easy drinking.
Looks like an average yellow cheap beer.
Smells... bad. I don't know what it smells like other than cheap.
Tastes pretty bad. Reminds me of Corona Extra, it tastes bad, but not so overly powerful that you can't finish one.
Feels okay, easy to drink if you can get past the taste.
Overall, if it didn't come in a variety pack I wouldn't be drinking it. This being my first of 3 that the pack came with, I will not be buying this one again on its own.

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Photo of Jonjaciuk3
3.58/5  rDev +44.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Prefer this beer over a corona any day

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Photo of rodbeermunch
1.47/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Wow, clear painted bottle. Looks terrible. Smells like corn syrup at best.

Taste is nonexistant. Like more stale Corona. Barely perceptible beer things like hops, malt and yeast. Really just a bunch of water. Boiled vegetables all over the flavor, mouthfeel, aroma etc. . .

Funny thing is, this stuff costs more than Sierra Nevada!

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Photo of RoyalT
1.17/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Appearance – Yellow body with a tinge of orange. No cabeza on this cervesa.

Smell – The only scent I can pick up from the glass is creamed corn in a can.

Taste – Caramba! This can’t be good. It tastes like someone rolled a skunk in corn batter and somehow crammed the poor little guy into a bottle. There’s some sweetness in there, but I think that’s just my gums bleeding.

Mouthfeel – There’s some faint Alka-seltzer type of carbonation in there, but otherwise it’s pretty dead.

Drinkability – Forget the lime, you’re gonna have to plop a watermelon in the glass to cover up this taste.

Comments – This is one bad beer. The Sol has set.

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Photo of tectactoe
1.97/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Not sure why I'm having this one, I already have a feeling I know what the outcome will be. The clear bottle shows the pale straw color right away, may be just one golden shade darker than a Corona. Poured into a glass, the head is the fizziest, whitest cap I've seen and it disappears in record time. The nose... well, where the hell is it? Most adjunct lagers have virtually no notable aroma to them and this one follows suit closely. Some mild corns, grains, metallic tinges, and some skunky, sulfuric smells. Not very pleasing, and not much of anything at all. Again, the taste is more of the same - lots of carbonation snap for a crisp taste, but there really isn't much of a taste. Dry grains, corn, and while the bitterness is low, it enters in a very astringent manner. No actual floral or hop flavor aside from that slight bitter bite. Just a touch more flavor than a Corona, I'd say. But now we're splitting hairs. Thin body, dry finish, heavily carbonated.

Eh, a slight step up from Corona, but we're talking very slight. In the future I'd probably pass this up for a water, it's just not really worth it.

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Photo of tohe9384
2.5/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of tbryan5
2.25/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of SkiBum22
2.25/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mediumrare
2.5/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of markallmon
4/5  rDev +61.3%

Photo of Drunkenass
2.5/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of beaversfan12
2.25/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of BeerDreadz
1.85/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12onz clear bottle

Appearance: pale yellow color with some white bubbles on top.

Smell : corn and veggies

Taste : There's a lot of corn in this one, veggies, grains ,there's no notable present of hops.

Mouthfeel & Drinkability : Very dry beer, you would look for some water around after having a couple, cheap beer and really average.

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Photo of chip26
1.5/5  rDev -39.5%

Photo of TTripp725
1.5/5  rDev -39.5%

Photo of ValpoExpo
3.25/5  rDev +31%

Photo of Loganpatrick503
2.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.47/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Beerswag
2.25/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of petewheeler
2.5/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of StevenShawSr
2.25/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

no carbonation, dull yellow pour. I added a lime wedge so that made it drinkable. bought as a variety pack..beers from Mexico....never again

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Photo of Jason
2.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz clear glass long neck bottle with a silk-screened label with no freshness date. Pale yellow colour, very clear. The white lace sticks and stays a bit but not long enough.

Big corn grit aroma with faint fusel alcohols.

Big bitty mouth feel from a flat out dominant corn grit and grain husk flavour. Hop bitterness rides this and actually intensifies it in the middle for an astringently bittern flavour. Dry and grainy finish.

Just like Corona, needs a lime … any beer that needs a lime is not worth drinking.A sub-premium lager.

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Photo of tigg924
3.23/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Taste is light grain and wheat with a touch of lemon. I would never rush out and purchase this beer as it is slightly above its competitors in the adjunct lager style. That said, I think this is infinitely more drinkable than Corona and several other Caribbean adjunct lagers. If I was not rating to style, this would come closer to a 2.

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Photo of locckdown
1/5  rDev -59.7%

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