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

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60
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Mexico
cuamoc.com

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
Ratings:
1,408
Reviews:
399
Avg:
2.5
pDev:
26.8%
 
 
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308
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2.25/5  rDev -10%

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2.24/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours a clear gold with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is pretty watery with aromas of grain and sugar. Taste is pretty much the same and like the smell is watery. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer with no real aromas or flavors.

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2.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.57/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

bad, but not that that bad. its better than a corona, not better than a pacifico, in my humble opinion. the color is straight piss, it really looks pee from someone that's rather dehydrated. there is a decent head on it though, and with a lime wedge it can look appealing after a hot day of work. the flavor is obviously adjuncty, corn heavy, syrupy, metallic, and a little bit decomposing, but taken in a big gulp from the bottle, its passable in some ways. the aftertaste is long and rotten though, yikes. fine carbonation but a little thick for a beer that's supposed to be a summer slammer like this one is. I usually hold the fruit in all beers I drink, but this beer is really only tolerable in quantity with a lime wedge, otherwise its pretty foul. time and a place though, time and a place...

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3/5  rDev +20%

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2.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Knapp85
3/5  rDev +20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'll take this over Corona any day. This beer is much like any other pale lager, the color is yellow the head it white. The aroma is slightly skunked the taste is rather boring but with a lime added it's pretty good. The best part of this beer is the label design. I'm a stickler for good design and this beer has some really good eye catching design in my opinion. Worth looking at, at least.

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3/5  rDev +20%

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2.18/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of metter98
2.46/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of adjunct malts in the nose—rice seems to stand out in particular.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but is a little more flavorful and also has a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied and a little watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and isn’t dominated by adjunct malts, although both the aromas and flavors are weak.

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2.41/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

330ml clear as day bottle. I recall dropping a buck a pop for this stuff at a wedding in Chicago many years ago, because I didn't want to drink Bud. Sigh.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden straw colour, with two fingers of puffy, and thinly foamy bone-white head, which leaves a few random swaths of inkblot lace around the glass as it steadily settles.

It smells of stale creamed corn, overcooked vegetables, a slight pithy graininess, and a certain weedy skank. The taste is sweet, glutenous corn mash, a touch of wet cornbread and the box it may have come in, a bit of stinky weedy hops, and some weirdly out of place metallic, acetone-adjacent alcohol.

The carbonation is quite low and hard to pin down at times, the body on the light side weight-wise, and quite airy in its thin wispiness, with a certain grating, cloying edge. It finishes sweet and corny, and nothin' but, yet otherwise clean, in the manner of strained corn water.

As far as this particular soulless corner of beerdom is concerned, Sol is a passable enough member - nothing all that skunky, once past the nose, which is surprising, given the serving vessel. A plain and innocuous adjunct lager, and, relatively speaking, drinkable enough in certain common situations, where the weather and/or beer selection conspire against you, and perhaps the food is spicy enough for one not to care.

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1.83/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Presentation: Clear bottle. I'm always suspicious of the brewer's competency when they allow their brewery to use clear bottles. Given the style, I expect this is one of those tropically marketed beers meant to have a lime added. Often such beers are better with the lime but still shite. No beer should require an additive to be good. I poured this myself into a Hoegaarden pint glass, in low altitude Galway, Ireland.

A: One finger head, very thin, no cream, and of abysmal retention (less than one minute). Clear, low bubble dark yellow colour.

Sm: Clean light barley scent, but with a more complex crisp injection of malt than is typical for the style. Not particularly appealing, but not off-putting.

T: Clean crisp barley with slight cream undertone affects (and yes, 'affects', not 'effects' in this specific context is actually correct grammar). The cream note escalates as the second act enters, culminating in a pleasant punch-through on the climax. It's a rather refreshing effect. Though this beer is by no means complex, it's certainly light and refreshing, a feature consistent with its marketing and intention. Overly sweet throughout. The finish is a sharp upshot of the malted barley features, ending the beer on an unbalanced note. It meets the requirements of its style in a minimal and half-assed fashion, but by no means is this a well built or balanced beer.

Mf: Smooth, light, wet, and refreshing - exactly what the desired demographic of this beer probably wants. There is a sharp coarse finish that doesn't feel matched to the general tone and direction of the beer. Overcarbonated. Poor presence on the palate.

Dr: It's very cheap, and will meet your expectations - which aren't very high. It's a little worse than similar beers like Corona, and doesn't demand a lime, though it would likely be better served with one. I vastly prefer Pacifico in terms of what this beer is trying to do. I wouldn't get this again, but it's drinkable.

D-

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2.5/5  rDev 0%

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2.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Poured out a clear yellow color with a white, one-finger head.

S - It smelled of corn and grain adjuncts.

T - It tasted of corn and was rather sweet.

M - It was a little thin and watery. A light-bodied beer.

D - Not impressive. It is fairly typical of the style and the country of origin. It's probably very refreshing on a sunny beach in Cancun, but a little dull in your living room on a cool night.

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1.13/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Bottle: Poured a bright yellow color beer with a small bubbly head with very little retention. Aroma of corn and adjunct is totally dominating and not very interesting. Taste is bland and boring with some corn being sensible and for the rest it is mostly watery. Just another boring pale lager I guess.

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2.41/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A small white head fades into nothing above a clear golden colored beer.

A light aroma of corn syrup and light sweet grain malts.

The taste is more of the light sweet malts with a slight hops coming through.

A slight dry aftertaste with some hops tastes lingering on this watery light bodied beer.

This seems to be a watered down version or other Mexican light lager style beers.

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3/5  rDev +20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tastes like lager. Definitely the most lagery beer I've had.

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2.25/5  rDev -10%

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1.5/5  rDev -40%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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2.5/5  rDev 0%

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1.25/5  rDev -50%

Photo of NeroFiddled
2.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear golden body beneath a full head of bright white foam. Tiny bubbles can be seen rising throughout the glass. The head retention is good and, bolstered by the carbonation rising from below, it maintains a thin lid throughout much of the glass. It even leaves some nice lacing.

The nose is limited to some mild malt. Surprisingly, it's not skunked despite the clear bottle.

In the mouth it's medium-light bodied with a median carbonation that gently tingles the tongue.

The flavor displays some lightly sweet, adjunct-laden malt. It's just slightly grainy. There are some hops present in the background, seemingly spicy in nature. A firm bitterness balances it, and it finishes short and dry.

Overall it's pretty vapid, which limits it's drinkability because there's just nothing there to keep your attention. And you can't really use the "on a hot day" excuse either because almost and golden, adjunct beer would do at that point.

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Photo of Thorpe429
1.43/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Reviewed from notes.

Poured into a pint glass. The pour brings a yellow colored body with a very thin white head of large bubbles that disappears nearly as quickly as it forms, kind of like a soda. Nose is light grain and some adjuncts. The taste is just gross. It's kind of like Corona, but perhaps worse. Light grain with some bitter husks. Very light body. Lots and lots of carbonation. Again, not good. If that's all some place has, I'll have a water. Same taste, less filling, to paraphrase what some might say.

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3.5/5  rDev +40%

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Sol from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
2.5 out of 5 based on 1,408 ratings.
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