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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-18-2002

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Reviews: 389 | Ratings: 1,362
Photo of josiahschlender
2.06/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sometimes I wonder what the point of all the light lagers are. Especially overpriced ones imported from Mexico. I gave this a three for looks just because I kind of liked the classic branding and clear bottle looks kinda nice with the light, very clear lager color.

Hardly any smell to it. A big inhale in my glass yields nothing that smells to me like barley malt, hops or yeast. Maybe a little corn or grain. Flavors are so watered down, it just hardly tastes like anything. Very light lager flavor that quickly disappears. Soapy aftertaste appears as soon as the beer isn't ice cold. It's passable for washing down mediocre food on a hot day, but I won't spend money on this.

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Photo of Luke-Brazil
1.9/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Money thrown down the fucking drain. Just awful, even cold it sucks... Cheap Corona wannabe. Zero flavours. Average pilsner color. Not recommended at all.

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Photo of Dean1139
2.88/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tried for 1st time in a variety 12 pack of beers of Mexico and it wasn't the best out of the pack but it wasn't the worst either. Decent Mexican beer not as good as Tecate or Corona but better than some others.

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Photo of Vestlake
3.37/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one straight out of the bottle. Not much aroma to speak of. Taste was pretty much like the other Mexican beers, a little light but it does the trick. I thought this was better than Corona but not quite as good as Modelo.

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Photo of drpimento
1.85/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Skunky and not much else for aroma. Flavor's just carbonated beer water. Body reflects that. Finish is kind of sweet, corn, bland. Nothing really bad, just nothing good.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
2.46/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pale, yellow in color. Not terrible. Light, crisp and easy drinking. Malty, sugar water. Some bitterness. Decent carbonation. Recommended to drink ice cold.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
2.5/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Looks light yellow with basically no head and thin. Smells farmish, corn and grains. Corn and grain juice, not to bad for Mexican beer. Light body and medium carbonation. Beer is pretty bad but what can you expect, in terms of crappy Mexican beer it's not too bad, slight refreshing and wouldn't be bad on a hot day.

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Photo of mandrakes
2.19/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Look: clear gold color, transparent, without sediments; low foam formation with very low persistence;
Smell: corn smell with thin and light cinnamon note;
Taste: typical light taste of Mexican corn beers, fleeting aftertaste without expression, balanced alcohol;
Feel: low carbonation; very soft and light Lager, watery;
Overall: light beer that combines with heat, pool, sea and party; good Drinkability 4+/5+ in these situations (only).

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Photo of crob3888
1.75/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

I'm willing to be forgiving to AALs, but this is pretty poor. Not refreshing. Slightly crisp and slightly sticky, though mostly watered down especially in any flavors. Stale bread, cardboard. Ugly bottle with an ugly looking yellow beer.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
2/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Part of a variety 12-pack $12.79 Walmrt
Clear light golden color
Light mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Light malt taste, mostly watery
Overall not much better than water. Would not drink again.

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Photo of Rizkybusiness
2.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

As far as Mexican beer goes... This one is the easiest beach going, spring break partying, hot summer night binging beer of the bunch (Pacifico a close second, less sweet option).

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Photo of Squire123
2.24/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Mexican Lite with a cool label.

Mexican beer without flavor which some would call a complete sentence. Lightest of the light perhaps? It doesn't taste bad, what taste there is, but it's so unimpressive it doesn't make an impression.

What to have if it's all the beach bar has, and it's already cold.

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Photo of flagmantho
2.19/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Poured from 12oz clear bottle into a dimpled mug. Wish me luck!

Appearance: clear golden hue with minimal haze and no effervescence. Head is a thin layer of frothy white foam that doesn't have much in the way of staying power.

Smell: lightly sweet with a big dose of plastic. Not so great.

Taste: mostly like the aroma. A bit less plastic, but mostly just kind of a wet barley experience. Not good even by AAL standards.

Mouthfeel: light in body with a decent carbonation. Not terrible, really.

Overall: not the worst beer I've had, but it's still not great. If I were on a beach in Mexico, I'd pick something else.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
1.49/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Appearance - The beer was golden yellow with a white head.

Smell - This beer smells like sweaty armpits. For most, this is not an attractive smell.

Taste - More Seltzer water than beer here. With this is mind, the beer is almost completely absent of flavor aside from a dry cereal aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation is pretty intense, which may be needed to brush away the non-existent flavor.

Overall - I don't think limes would help this one.

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Photo of KACK1533
2.22/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Pretty unoffensive Mexican lager. Nose is corn products. Taste is like water from the nearest stream. Last time I had this it was a hot summers day in St. Louis and I was at the neighbors house for a barbecue. Somewhat better than Corona, but then again not really, as you still need a lime in this beer.

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Photo of mark5692
3.39/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Cheap, refreshing Mexican beer. I will take this over Corona any day. Tastes better and cheaper. Not much to describe here, just a light tasting yet refreshing beer that'll remind you if a nice summer 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 hdf561
2.41/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into English pub glass, pale yellow in color, smell is typical of this style little skunky and malty, taste is the same little skunk but smooth and very light, overall not horrible but better beers in the style

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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 Myotus
2.22/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pilsner glass.
LOOK: Pours with half a finger's worth of white foam that depressingly dies down into a line after 15 seconds. Straw yellow in color. Rising bubbles are subtle. Lacing is nigh absent.
SMELL: Mild aromas of corn and rice adjuncts are extremely noticeable (that's a first, usually it's either corn or rice with these styles of beer). Upon further inspection, subtle boiled cabbage aromas along with hints of wood, spicy hops, and bitter hops can also be detected.
TASTE: Strong rice adjuncts combine with mild corn adjuncts to create the initial taste. Mild boiled cabbage flavors and subtle bitter and spicy hop flavors enter immediately after. Just when you think this crap fest is done, subtle wood flavors enter as all previous flavors persist (this actually makes it slightly less crappy).
FEEL: Somewhere between light and Medium-bodied. This is overly carbonated. It freaking burns my tongue (or maybe it's just the bad taste). Doesn't go down smooth because of the carbonation, but it does have a really crisp finish.
NOTE: This is my first and only time drinking this beer. It's complete garbage and yet, I have actually had worse.

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Photo of DrainBamage
2.37/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light golden color with very little head. Smell has woody aromas with some corn as well. Tastes like a watered down Czech Pilsener, slightly dry, no bitterness. Not really anything good to say here, but there are way worse adjunct lagers out there.

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Photo of Foam
2.54/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Among the best of the Mexican swills ... not going to win any awards for complexity but one cannot deny how refreshing this stuff is on a hot humid day .
Mexican session - beer galore . Not at the level of Bohemia but , also, cheaper than Bohemia .
One of my favorite session/hot weather beers of any . Period .

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Photo of Andrewharemza
2.78/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Sol is an easy-drinking, refreshing lager .This crisp, clean, golden lager is perfect On a hot summers day and complements spicy foods and barbeques dishes.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Taste much like a Corona but more sugary and less bitter and skunky. Still very corny and syrupy. Good refreshing beer in the hot summer and that's about it, faint taste and a weak body.

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Photo of takusan1000
2.4/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Citrus, with strong adjunct flavors. Watered down, beery lemonade. Taste isn't bad to me. It looks like pisswater and smells too. It makes a whole lot of sense to me to drink this on a summer day in Mexico. Better than most Mexican lagers like Corona, especially.

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