Sol | 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-18-2002

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Photo of Jnemmanuel28
5/5  rDev +103.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great taste, attractive design. One of oldest Mexican beer full of history and tradition from German founders. Full of tsar and refreshing, most of people in USA like to introduce a lime in the bottle, not necessary at all. perfect companion for beef, strongly recommended.

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5/5  rDev +103.3%

Photo of Espofdx
5/5  rDev +103.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Its a great beach beer, and polar opposite of bitter Euro beers, goes down great. Ice Cold its a great refreshing beer. WONDERFUL drinkability.

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5/5  rDev +103.3%

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5/5  rDev +103.3%

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5/5  rDev +103.3%

Photo of jSerrano
4.92/5  rDev +100%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Easily my favorite Mexican beer, very smooth, refreshing & good taste.

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Photo of beerrat
4.85/5  rDev +97.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Randygroves
4.76/5  rDev +93.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Yes this is a real Mexican beer!!! That's the way it should be judged. If you are a fan of those grapefruit beers dont try to describe what a good Mexican beer is. If I was used to drinking a sour bitter IPA I wouldnt like this beer either.

I first had one on a bus ride in Mexico where they had a full cooler for the bus ride to pyrimids on the beach (Tulum). The whole time I was checking out the pyrimids I kept thinking back about greeting back on the bus for some more.

That was in 1987. Found it at ABC while picking up a variety of pumpkin ales. Still has the same taste as 27 years ago!
Taste- Like syrup is to pancakes this beer is to your tounge!

Having a hot day mowing the lawn or working in the yard? Live in Florida? This is the beer for you!!!

Grade beers for purpose. Not for preference...

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4.75/5  rDev +93.1%

Photo of Commuter
4.68/5  rDev +90.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My favorite Mexican.

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Photo of BoSox5902
4.52/5  rDev +83.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

a great mexican beer, not as good as tecate, but way better than the overrated corona. this beer is very refreshing and is good with lime and salt on a hot day. they finally started selling it by my house, its a little pricey for a six pack, but a 32oz caguama is cheaper than a 24oz of corona

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4.5/5  rDev +82.9%

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4.43/5  rDev +80.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev +78.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +72.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +72.8%

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4.12/5  rDev +67.5%

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.04/5  rDev +64.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a pale honey yellow with a slight tint of mossy green. The huge bleach white head fell to absolutely nothing in no time.

Smells of light biscuits and honey with a crisp lemon dryness.

Tasted initially of tingly bitter hops that was amplified by the carbonation but then revealed a light pasty bread dough and sweet corn bread that was pleasantly sweet in the finish.

The mouth feel was light and slightly sticky with an easy but prominent carbonation.

I could see myself drinking a lot of these if I needed to. Seriously, in a blind taste test, I’d bet you would have trouble guessing that this was made in Mexico. I must say, I was impressed by this beer.

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Photo of semihobo
4.04/5  rDev +64.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got it from a closed cardboard case so it should be unskunked. No freshness date. Busted it out shortly after biking home in the summer heat... if there was ever a time for a Sol, it's now.

Clear, pale yellow body, one-bubble-thick head, large bubbles rising lazily. Head retention is lousy but there are some curtains of lace (!!) clinging to the sides of the glass halfway through.

Smells of corn, a little grassy. Some rice. Clean smell.

Very, very clean taste. Not much there, but hey, that's the aim of the style. A grainy start, a slight grassy/metallic hop note, and then it glides into a "clear" finish that is totally devoid of taste, while cold. Definite sour note as it warms -- keep this bad boy chilled.

Mouthfeel is light, just like water. Not as bubbly as La Croix, otherwise pretty similar.

Drinkability is excellent, I could go to town on case of cold Sol. Dinged only for cost and availability. Sol would be the college party beer of choice if sold for $10/30pack like Key Light.

I feel dirty giving this such high marks but hey, it's not trying to be an IPA. It is definitely, definitely better than the majority of macro lagers out there. Within the style, a surprisingly good brew.

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4.04/5  rDev +64.2%

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4/5  rDev +62.6%

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4/5  rDev +62.6%

Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +62.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sol brewed by Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. with an ABV of 4.5% This brew pours out a nice golden amber color with a nice white head. Smells rich grains and corn. You also pick up a hit of hops in the smell of this brew There is some skunkiness to this brew, but not bad. The skunkness is not to overpowering in this brew. The taste of Sol is sweet with some grains. This brew has a light body to it, I really like how smooth this brew is. There is not a lot to this brew, however it doesn't have to be. Sol goes down smooth with no bad after taste. The mouthfeel of Sol is nice, light, clean, and smooth. Overall I'm giving Sol a solid 4 out 5. I would buy this brew again. I'm reviewing the bottle version of this brew but it is better in a can. If you are going to get this brew get in a can. Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V., did a nice job with this one. One of my go to Mexican style brews.

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Photo of Chandler_R
4/5  rDev +62.6%

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