Tecate Titanium (7.5%)
Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.

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Style:
American Malt Liquor
Ranked #21
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
65
Ranked #47,258
Avg:
2.74 | pDev: 25.18%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
24
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Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
 
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Notes: The perfect beer just got even better. An obsessive and demanding process than combines imported malts with temperature variations resulting in a distinctive high alcohol content with great drinkability. It's a one of a kind creation of a refreshing smooth but brave and audacious taste.

15 IBU
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Photo of Buckeye55
3.1/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Medium yellow pour with thick white head. Scent is sweet and of corn. Taste follows, with some malt. Light mouthfeel. Finish leans toward the sweet, with some alcohol coming through

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Photo of stevoj
2.53/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

24 oz can from Grocery Outlet. I really think this is a malt liquor, at 7.5%. Everything as you would expect for a beer priced at under $3, a pint and a half no less. Grainy, malty, some cooked vegetable notes.

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Photo of jwc215
3.12/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

24 oz. can - best before Apr 2020:

Pours yellow with a fluffy head with good retention for the style. Some trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of corn husk, light floral notes. Soft for the style. Alcohol well-covered. Inoffensive.

The taste is of grain, corn husk. A touch of general fruitiness with subtle floral notes come through. It's balanced for a high gravity malt liquor. Alcohol present, but not harsh.

Smoother than other examples of the style. Alcohol is present and the feel fits malt liquor, but not quite as raw.

Not bad for the cost and style. A cheap malt liquor and rated/reviewed as such. If you're looking for a decent, cheap malt liquor - here it is.

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Photo of jkblr
3.66/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

24oz can stamped BBD FEB 2020 poured into a nonic pint glass at just below fridge temp 7.5% ABV. The beer pours bright light straw yellow with generous off white head. The head recedes to a patchy cap and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is minimal with very light grain and hints of fruit. The taste is semisweet grain with a touch of tart that quickly dissolves off the tongue in a relatively unbitter finish. The mouthfeel is thin bodied with above average carbonation and a semi dry finish. There is a little fruity funk in the aftertaste, but it's far less harsh and unsavory than most. Overall, good malt liquor. This is what you think it will be. A cheap buzz without the usual terrible off tastes and feel.

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.52/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Two 24oz cans purchased at Sid's Handy Mart in Bothell, Washington.
BBD is FEB 2020. Poured in to a pint glass.

Look- Clear golden straw color. An almost non-existent, light off-white head with no retention or light lacing. light carbonation rising as it sits.

Smell- Citrus, sweet malts, alcohol, cereal grains, green apple, corn and light berries/fruits. Not bad, actually.

Taste- Fancy, sweet malt liquor. Different than Natty Daddy. Not bad.

Feel- Light but sticky/syrupy. Moderate carbonation and almost no hop bitterness action at all.

O- I'm never going to buy this again, ghetto fabulous beverage, still deserves a higher rating than it has. Thanks to my wife and Tecate for trying.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.03/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Light golden body with abundant carbonation, and a large, somewhat coarse snow-white head, with good retention.

Aroma: Notes of apple grape, and pear are prominent in the aroma., with lesser notes of white bread and cooked corn. Sweet alcohol is notable as well, not surprising given the ABV of 7.5%.

Flavor: Begins with strong notes of green apple and red grapes, with a strong undercurrent of slightly sweet alcohol. As the taste progresses, there are flavors of white bread, grain, and grassy and metallic hops, As the taste moves towards its close, there is a dryness that is tannin-like. Finishes with a lingering wave of metallic hops.

Mouthfeel: Decently full and soft, with a slight bite of carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Its malt liquor, and an fairly good one, at that. Considering its about $2.50 for a twenty-four ounce can, it offers a good value for the price paid. Best if consumed very cold.

Presentation: Packaged in a twenty-four ounce aluminum can, served in a South American-style Pilsener glass.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.51/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(24 oz can, BBD MAR 2020; purchased cold at Bella Vista... poured into 28 oz mug)

L: clear, gold liquid, with very faint dusting of sediment; rocky mess of a white head, crumbles into craggy cap and collar... keeps thin, messy cap, laces little

S: golden bread crust, apple cider, wet steel... distant core of light caramel and perfumy booze... fairly textbook (sweet-leaning) aromas, nothing unique... musty-beery aromatics creep up early

T: spiced (cidery) apple phenolic overtone; pastry malt underbelly, gets a bit doughy in the finish... relatively sedate dryness at first, but bizarre, bracing pithy bitterness leaps out after the second sip, almost has a lemon-pith/raincoat thing lingering; but it's dry, despite some vague nilla-wafer-colored sweetness up front

F: has a soft fluffy woosh up front, but doesn't carry much roundness or viscosity to its body, not that it's flat-planed, but the subtle sudsy finish and the slow crescendo of apple-jack boozy warmth keep all in a balmy balance

O: still well before best-by date, but is it on its way out or it was mishandled? - or it's just a Mexican malt liquor, which I don't appear to have ever had... pondering, weighing it back and forth, it's not too shabby, kinda seems rather similar to a few domestic, b-league malt-liq's I've had (gotta compare notes)... bold; probably better cold; I would go south again (1479)

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Photo of superspak
3.49/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this from RaulMondesi. 24 ounce can into lager glass, best before 12/2019. Pours crystal pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of lemon, pear, red apple, cracker, corn, white bread dough, light toasted biscuit, wood, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. A bit too fruity corn aromas, but not too bad. Okay aromas with pale malt/corn and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, red apple, cracker, corn, white bread dough, light toasted biscuit, wood, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light herbal, floral, woody, grass, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, pear, red apple, cracker, corn, white bread dough, light toasted biscuit, wood, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of pale malt/corn and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and fairly crisp/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Minimal warming alcohol for 7.5%. Overall this is a pretty good malt liquor. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt/corn and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and fairly crisp to drink with the mellowly bitter/drying finish. Well balanced pale malt/grains and nice earthy hop presence/balance for the style. Mild residual sweetness with crisp dryness. An enjoyable offering, and good style example. Not as clean as I'd like, but not offensive.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Taste: crisp, lime, fresh gentle hops, light finish. Same with the nose. Golden hue, clear, with white head and delicate lace. Light body. Can not taste the alcohol.

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Photo of kojevergas
1.82/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

24 fl oz can ran me $2.47 at a Texan grocer:


I've had worse, but this is pretty foul. Warm, heavy on cheap 6-row barley and ersatz malt syrup/extract. A syrupy stale tasting beer with not much going for it. Nothing in the way of specialty malt or hop flavours or yeast flavour is present.

Definitely a beer to share with others crowded round an aluminum trash can fire. Pairs best with unemployment.

I drank this right over Bud Orange, and this is the clear loser.

D- (1.82) / AVOID

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.1/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. "Tecate Titanium (7.5%)"
24 fl. oz. can, coded "BBD DEC 2019" and sampled on 19 May 2019
$2.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: It looks pretty good with a clear golden body beneath a full head of white foam. I can almost make out my fingerprints through the glass. The aroma is fruity with notes of red grape, apple, papaya, and peach, and there's a bit of a note of alcohol as well. Hmmm, that alcohol doesn't bode well. OK, on to the taste... well, not surprisingly, it tastes like it smells. The fruitiness is fuller but not any clearer, it's almost like a fruit punch flavor. Odd. Fortunately the alcohol is not bad, but it is entirely evident. It's very clear for a beer of only 7.5% which seems like a defect to me. I expect some amount of alcohol in a malt liquor but not this much. Looking at the can I've noticed that they actually mention the fruitiness on the label. It reads "Its fruity touch in aroma and flavor are the result of an obsessive, tireless and demanding process that distinguishes it with its high alcohol content but great drinkability." I see a lot of fruitiness in a lager as a flaw, but I guess that's just me. I will say though that it doesn't come off as if it had a high temperature fermentation with higher alcohols and what not, so that's a good thing. So what are we missing? Malt and hops and bitterness. The malt appears to have a good bit of adjunct to it but it's not the worst I've ever had, there is some graininess to it. The hops? Well I wasn't expecting hops from a malt liquor so I'm not surprised that there's just a minimal amount in the background; I'd say they're right on with that. As for bitterness, I wasn't expecting much there either but it's not sweet. I guess the alcohol helps to balance it a bit. In the mouth it's medium-full in body and a bit dextrinous and almost creamy. The carbonation seems about standard, and to a certain extent I feel like it could be a bit more zesty but that's just conjecture on my part. In the end it's an OK malt liquor although the grape-like fruitiness is a little weird. Ahhh, I almost forgot, the head retention was average to maybe a little bit better than average and the lacing was a touch better than that so it scores well there.
Review #6,572

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
1.6/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

24oz can poured into Duvel tulip. BBD DEC 2019 printed on bottom of can. So this should still be good for 6 months. Picked it up at the grocery store for $3.

Apearance - Pours a massive silky, creamy offwhite head with variable buddle size. Immediately sprayed foam on my hands upon opening, despite the fact that I'm sure I handled it carefully enough. Slightly to moderately hazy medium gold body. 4

Smell - Things have quickly gone downhill. Strong smell of alcohol immediately upon opening the can. Probably due to the fact that it sprayed on me. Typical soft corn and bubblegum tinged malt. 2

Taste - I couldn't taste the beer underneath all that disgusting liquid waste. 1.25

Mouthfeel - The first sip made my face look like someone just farted in my mouth. 1.25

Overall - One of the rare beers so absolutely unpalatable that I might not even be able to drink it. Not even for the buzz. 1.25

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.25/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tecate Titanium (USA version) has a thick, white head, a hazy, sediment-filled, golden appearance, some bubbles, and heavy glass lacing. The aroma is of grape drink mix and musty malts. The flavor is of those elements, with a grain husk taste. Mouthfeel is heavy, and Tecate Titanium (7.5%) finishes ragged and semi-dry.

RJT

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Photo of Reidrover
1.9/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

24 oz. can bought from 7/11 West Salem after work. traditional!
Nice looking can..ice cold
Poured into a glass..pale yellow..small dirty white head.
Aroma very strange..very wine like aspects..cheap white wine mixed with cheap cider. Crazy.
Taste is much more malt likka like..sweet corn , some biscuit, and a bit of dry alcohol taste.
Moth feel typical sticky ML.
Overall bad even for an ML..i had been thinking this would be a different take on the syle..but it is just a lwer than average bottom feeder Malt Liquor.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.1/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from can into a pint glass
Appearance - The beer pours a clear golden amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades rather fast to leave a tiny ring of foam on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is strongest of a caramel and corny smell mixed with some aromas of bread and some notes of booze.
Taste - The taste begins with a caramel and corn syrup sweet taste mixed with some light bready flavors. The bready flavors seem to fade as the taste advances while the sweeter tastes increase a little bit. Toward the end, some booze comes to the tongue, and along with some lighter notes of cardboard and a little bit of grain, it leaves one with a slightly warm and sweeter malt liquor taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is average for a malt with a carbonation level that is on the medium side. For the mix of sweet, booze, and malty tastes the feel is rather good and makes it rather easy drinking beer.
Overall – A decent higher gravity malt overall. Somewhat sweeter, but not too sweet, sorta boozy, but not too boozy, and somewhat malty, but not too malty. For the style it is rather balanced.

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Photo of poopsichord
1.82/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

24oz can. Smells like sweet red grape and a bit of rubbing alcohol. Tastes like it smells, except more metallic. Really can't understate the grape taste and aroma. A bit too sweet for my preference, even for ice beers and malt liquors (10g carbs per 12oz). Makes me want to do a side-by-side comparison to Hayward's 5000 for similarity, but it's unlikely that I'll buy either again.

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Photo of Spikester
3.58/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear gold with two fingers of white head. The head stays pretty well for the style. Some splotches of lace.
Smell is pungent grain bin. Some grape skin.
Taste is sweet malty grain bin. Some grape skin. No hop note as yet.
Mouthfeel is heavy with strong carbonation. Finish is dry and mostly sweet.
Overall a well constructed Mexican malt liquor.
Best by Dec. 2019.

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Photo of Zorro
2.42/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Clear yellow colored beer with a tall white colored head. It certainly looks like beer.

Smells sweet and distinctly like corn. No real hop scent. In its favor there are no funky or off scent either. No fusel alcohol scent so it was fermented at a sane rate and temperature.

Starts out sweet and tasting distinctly of apple. Dry tasting with the major taste being that apple. That is pretty much it.

Mouthfeel is OK.

I have tasted worse. Still this isn't exactly my idea of a good beer.

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Photo of woodychandler
1.42/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I am dedicating this review to the memory of my late Pops who, late in life, adopted the moniker "TiChandu". He was a fan of Chandu the Magician on radio & in serials as a kid & got called "Chandu" by his friends. He was also an avid bicyclist & owned a custom-made titanium bicycle towards the end of his life. "Ti" is the chemical symbol for this lightweight, heavyweight metal & so he became "TiChandu". He's been gone nearly 18 years, but I still miss him terribly. I scored this massive 24-fl. oz. CAN at the Friendly Greek Bottle Shop (FGBS) recently in furtherance of The CANQuest (tm).

From the CAN: "The perfect beer just got even better. Its fruity touch in aroma and flavor are the result of an obsessive tireless and demanding process that distinguishes it with its high alcohol content but great drinkability. The combination of imported malts and the sophisticated process of temperature variations are the secret that creates that refreshing smooth but brave, noble and audacious taste. Tecate (R) TITANIUM (tm), for those who are BOLD."

Hmm. I'm merely dedicated to The CANQuest (tm), or I might have otherwise glossed right over this metallic gem. As usual, nothing happened until the Crack!ing of the vent. Following that, I performed a slow, gentle Glug into the awaiting glass so as not to have foaming, spillover or other unwanted disasters. I was impressed by its foaming ability CANbined with its ability to sense the top of the glass & stop before an overflow could ocCANur. As it turned out, I ended up with just over a finger of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with very good retention, still hanging in as wisps. Color was Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had the grape-y, overworked yeast quality of a Minhas beer & suddenly I realized to what @tone77 was referring. Oof. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not quite watery, but close. OMFG, the taste was a CANbination of green apples, CANcord grapes & hydrogen peroxide! Gah. This was worse than Minhas, which is really saying something. What did they sacrifice for a greater ABV yield? This was about as sophisticated as a puppet show put on by small children! The secret variations that were employed should remain secret for eternity. Audacious? Only in that they charge money for this swill! It was perfect, all right. Perfectly maggot-gagging. I really struggled to get through the voluminous mass of liquid CANtained therein, but such is one of the core tenets of The CANQuest (tm): "Thou must drink EVERY drop in order for it to count." There are times that I regret the tenets, but they have dissuaded many a CANtimitator. Finish was dry, which really only reinforced my belief that the yeast was overworked. They probably figured out a way to get it to repropagate to maximize fermentation without giving it time to actually repropagate itself. It is like making endless copies of a copy. The original fades into a sad facsimile of its former self & one CANnot discern the original any longer. This was to actual Tecate what I am to Brad Pitt, Arnold Schwarzenegger, et al. Even at my height, 25+ years ago, I barely measured up & now, I am a faded form of my former self. This was like Tecate (which I still like with authentic MexiCAN food, such as we ate at El Zoccolo in SF), dumbed down to its lowest CANmon denominator. 8=( I feel sad for having drank it in my father's memory. 8=(

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Photo of tone77
2.6/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I didn't add this beer, but I will be the first to step to the plate and review it. Poured from a 24 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very mild, some metals. Taste is of metals, green apples, light malts, a hint of alcohol. Feels light bodied in the mouth and overall is what I imagine a beer would taste like if Minhas starting brewing south of the border.

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Tecate Titanium (7.5%) from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 65 out of 100 with 24 ratings