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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2.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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2.46/5  rDev 0%
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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2.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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2.41/5  rDev -2%
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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1.75/5  rDev -28.9%

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2.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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3/5  rDev +22%

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2.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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2.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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3/5  rDev +22%

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3/5  rDev +22%

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2.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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2.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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1.97/5  rDev -19.9%
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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1.25/5  rDev -49.2%

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2.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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2.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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2.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +32.1%

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2.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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2.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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2/5  rDev -18.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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1.73/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

glassware: Warsteiner pokal...occasion: uncertain at this point...appearance: frothy foam that leavees a trace but thinly so; another clear body, with sparce effervescence.... aroma: thin, pingy scent--as expected...palate: effervescent, thin body that skips the teeth and heads straight for the throat...taste: empty pilsner that doesn't have Tecate's strength or Corona's charm--and that's not saying much...overall: fulfills its duty of quenching and complimenting Mexican food--little other reason to soak up this sun!

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3.5/5  rDev +42.3%

Sol from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 2.46 out of 5 with 1,458 ratings