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

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Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Vienna Lager
Ranked #138
Ranked #29,179
3.24 | pDev: 19.44%
Apr 10, 2023
Nov 12, 2002
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Rated: 3.94 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska

Apr 10, 2023
Rated: 3.27 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Mar 08, 2023
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

3.77/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can purchased from Air Margaritaville at the Cancun International Airport in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. This helped pass the time ignoring the aggressive taxi drivers while we waited for our hotel shuttle!

This pours a light orange-ish amber color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like a bit of toasted malt, some corn, some skunk, some sweetness.

On a hot day, like most typical Mexican lagers, this hits the spot. It’s got a little bit of tasty malt sweetness, and more typical grainy and corny flavors I expect out of mass produced Mexican lagers. There’s a touch of mineral bitterness and some floral character, too.

This is very light bodied, but very drinkable overall.

You could do a lot worse than this one!
Jan 31, 2023
Rated: 3.88 by Mardinae from Texas

Jan 18, 2023
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Reviewed by ChrisCage from Canada (AB)

3.63/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Having this on tap in Los Algodones, Mexico, while reviewing so this one is short. Dark amber coloration and an eggshell colored head that retains well! A decent lightly robust brew with hints of bready yeast, caramel and light toffee. Overall I like it and served ice cold on a relatively warm day, a perfect way to enjoy the sunshine, with flavor!
Nov 18, 2022
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Reviewed by sglooney316 from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This Beer is the 'Pabst Blue Ribbon" of Mexican Beer, if traveling in Mexico and going to a punk rock/indie concert or festival that is the beer you will find, but way better taste. Simply great.
Sep 23, 2022
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Reviewed by jonmikel from Spain

3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Drunk during my trip to Silao (Guanajuato). Usual 355 ml bottle.

Look: Amber-orange with a nice big two finger head of white foam. A decent amount of lace is left. The beer is hazy.

Smell: Carrot cake and cinnamon. Autumn leaf hops and thick caramel malts.

Taste: carrot cake dusted with cinnamon.

Feel: medium carbonated.

Good brew.
May 23, 2022
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

2.89/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Light fizzy head, low retention, ice tea tan color

Nose light malt, hint skunky, macro lager syrup, corn syrup, hint of toasted malt

Taste similar, mineral water, bad icky bitter character, but mild, a touch syrupy, toasted malt and corn syrup, dry astringent finish

Mouth is lighter bod, light carb
Feb 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

2.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
L: Pours a dark amber brown with a medium white head and a bit of lacing.

S: Lots of sweet malt and caramel, very little hop, smells quite sweet.

T: Lots of sweet caramel and malt, very little of interest beyond that.

F: Smooth, lower carbonation

O: Quite sweet and there are other better examples of the style but it works if you need something.
Jan 23, 2022
Rated: 2.24 by Hazey92 from New York

Dec 08, 2021
Rated: 3.18 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 04, 2021
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On it like a hot tamale on Noel. Not bad and stuff. It treated me well like my nurse when I had an appendectomy - Hannah, I’ll never forget you, girl. Raul feeling like hell, but graced by an Angel.

Be well, my children.
Sep 05, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by GRhoads from Ohio

Jun 07, 2021
Rated: 2.84 by WDJersey from Colorado

Jun 03, 2021
Rated: 3.1 by SicemWT from Texas

May 06, 2021
Rated: 3.61 by informaticsDoc from Pennsylvania

Apr 20, 2021
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Rated by bubseymour from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
It works.
Apr 08, 2021
Rated: 5 by jimbocoker from Texas

Apr 02, 2021
Rated: 4.04 by AlekseiGuti from Texas

Jul 25, 2020
Rated: 3 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jul 15, 2020
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

2.71/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75
Picked this one up in Baja.

Poured maltier than I was expecting, because I didn't realize this was a Vienna lager. Firmly dark amber colored. Tan head, 1/3". Average retention. Aroma was still a little bit of corny metallica (so black album & forward) with the requisite fall nuttiness, leaves, caramel talk.

Taste, eh, I found it to be too bitter for style. Still rocking that metallic bitterness here. Just doesn't have the malty smoothness, they went with a little extract for coloring or something, really brought in a lot of corn for this, just doens't help the body especially when they prolly also used some super high alpha acid bittering hop fluid or something. Its a clear step down from Negra Modelo in my mind. I know I keep using the word metallic, but man, this had that bitterness that wasn't like a pleasant Simcoe kind, it was harsh.

Gotta say this was below average for style in almost every way. Not appearance though.
Jul 09, 2020
Rated: 3 by TallGuyCM from California

Jul 01, 2020
Rated: 1.5 by eldoctorador from Chile

Mar 20, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by hopley from Massachusetts

Mar 12, 2020
Rated: 2.5 by Eziel from Ohio

Feb 24, 2020
Rated: 2.24 by gvickery from Texas

Feb 17, 2020
Rated: 2 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Feb 13, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by NickThePyro from Washington

Jan 05, 2020
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Reviewed by elnachooo from Spain

2/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
De color cobrizo, de carbonatación media y con cuerpo ligero. Aroma débil a malta y caramelo. En boca tiene un sabor muy suave que no destaca, casi sin amargor.
Dec 01, 2019
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Reviewed by Thankin_Hank from Texas

3.94/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
I first tried this in Alcapulco about 10 years ago. I loved it. They started importing it to Texas, like a lot of other Mexican beers. It has a nice dark caramel color. Not much head but abundant carbonation. Smells of sweet malt. Taste is a sweet and light dark malt. Very smooth and easy drinking. Overall nice cerveza for me. It's even more amazing at the beach in Puerto Vallarta with some Hornito's Reposado and an abundance of seafood.
Poured into a Pilsner glass. I think this was the one beer that really made a difference in the proper glassware. BBD APR2020
Sep 23, 2019
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Reviewed by Salty0011 from Nevada

2.28/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
If you have made the move to IPA's stay away from this one. However if you find yourself stuck in Cabo entertaining your wife or whatever for five days at an all inclusive resort and it's Indio or Tacate take the Indo. What does it taste like, simple if Coors made a dark beer it would be Indio.
Jul 01, 2019
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Reviewed by detgfrsh from Texas

2.99/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
From a bottle. Copper color. Smells of sweet caramel malt. Light body and a bit watery. Light caramel malt flavors with moderate sweetness. A little bland but drinkable. Decent compared to Mexican beer, only ok for a Vienna Lager. This would probably be better if they went a bit stronger -- the version I had was only 4.1% ABV.
May 05, 2019
Rated: 3.61 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Mar 15, 2019
Rated: 1 by BertMN from Mexico

Mar 09, 2019
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Reviewed by Faz_1990 from Texas

4.1/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
I grew up drinking this brand in Mexico since I was 18, and it is pretty hard to find unless you're in Texas (particularly San Antonio), and it happens to be one of my personal favorites
Mar 01, 2019
Rated: 3.25 by jduprey007 from Michigan

Feb 26, 2019
Rated: 3.9 by Jrodriguez09121991 from Belize

Feb 21, 2019
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
i had never heard of or seen this before until last night, just when i thought i had consumed every possible mexican lager under the sun, i discover this one. maltier and darker than many, even in the vienna style, its a deep copper color and is served to me with a frosted glass and a course salted rim on one side, which i happily embrace. it smells a bit sweeter than i generally like, but i am immediately thinking is a good choice for the crazy spice mexican food i ordered. the malt sweetness balances the heat nicely, and the beer has enough flavor to hold up to the bold food, which a pale lager may not. unfortunately not real refreshing though, even with the salted rim, the beer is really full bodied for what it is, and there is a lingering nutty element along with the sugar at the end. furthermore, i get some metallic character in the finish, not a real clean fermentation to me, and it seems oddly adjuncty as well. overall i like it having more flavor and body than most, and the high carbonation is appreciated, but i didnt love this, even though it was a fine compliment to my dinner. ill be in no rush to drink this again, but at least its something a little different...
Feb 18, 2019
Rated: 3.24 by beertaker from Georgia

Jan 15, 2019
Rated: 3.51 by rale from France

Jan 08, 2019
Indio from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 75 out of 100 with 340 ratings