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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look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

There's lots of clarity in this pale yellow-gold brew. The head ends up being simply a ring of foam along the edges. It does leave some spotting, and at least that ring stays for the duration.
Fruity fusel and husky corn notes are strongest along with graininess.
This beer may be trying to out-adjunct the other adjunct lagers. Stale, mustly, corny and mildly metallic, there's actually a smidgen of hops bitterness...which turns the finish sour.
This beer is moderately carbonated. An effort is almost made for crispness, but it dies off. It might be a little least it's clean. It could be slick, after all.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Golden hue. Rising effervescence. Pours a 1 finger, frothy, white head. Settles slowly. Lots of spider web lacing.

S: Pale grain, wheat, and wet cardboard.

T: White bread... not much else. Tap water, maybe...

M: Nothing. Light, shallow, vapid.

D: You can really power thru it, largely because there's nothing to it.

Atmosphere is okay. Actually a really nice head, and some strong lacing. Nose is light and pale, not much to it. Completely shallow, and devoid of any flavor. Overall, this is a pretty poor quaff. Not really a horrible, repulsive experience; just... nothing.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I first encountered Sol around 2005 in Mexico, and apparently it was so bad then that I never bothered to review it. I encountered it again courtesy a "beers of Mexico" sampler pack at a friend's house.

From a can into a pint glass, one finger of fizzy white foam quickly fades, leaving a tiny bit of lacing. Some carbonation precipiates from a clear golden yellow body. Nose is grainy with corns and malt. In the mouth, big flavors of adjunct and a bit of artificial sweetener, off flavors and a hint of metal. Fizzy and watery in the mouth. Overall: A very poor macro adjunct lager.

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Leave it to my local, in-person trader, tone77, to find Sol in a CAN when it has been on my Want list probably longer than any other at this point. "Why would I want it?" you ask. Because it is beer in a CAN, which is the objective of The CANQuest (TM), a misguided attempt on my part to try EVERY beer in a CAN, EVER. No CANned beer is turned away and each and every one is given a chance to prove itself worthy of a full review and full CANsumption.

From the CAN: "Cerveza Importada"; "Exposition Universelle Inernationale Paris"; "Cerveza Especial"; "Desde 1899"; "Please enjoy Sol responsibly".

My Crack and subsequent inverted Glug produced a sudsy finger of bone-white head with limited retention. Color was a gorgeous sunshine-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled of sol-heated and fermented silage. Now, before you take exception to that, please understand that AALs are the backbone of The CANQuest (TM) and as such, I CAN recognize the scent quickly. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium and it had a slightly vinous flavor in addition to the usual melange of adjuncts, especially corn. Finish was semi-dry, slightly refreshing, but nothing terribly different from any of its brethren.

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Sol from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
2.49 out of 5 based on 1,398 ratings.
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