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

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Style:
Lager - Adjunct
Ranked #427
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
61
Ranked #50,504
Avg:
2.54 | pDev: 26.38%
Reviews:
625
Ratings:
2,197
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Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
 
Mexico
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  22
Gots
  454
SCORE
61
Poor
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Notes: A well balanced bright golden lager beer with a malt crisp flavor, low to medium bitterness that finishes clean.
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Tacoma223 from New York

5/5  rDev +96.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely enjoyed this beer a lot. Pours a nice golden beer color. Nice foamy head that goes away rather quickly . But seriously smooth/ malty/sweet corn taste. Amazing on a nice hot day outside. It goes down super easy and doesn’t make you feel bloated. Don’t know why this is rated so poorly.

Apr 25, 2021
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IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

1.51/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

L: Pours straw yellow with a two-finger white head.
S: Smells like corn, glass bottle, & some hay barn funkiness.
T: Taste follows the nose, it does have some okay grainy flavors, but there is just something funky about it.
F: Light-bodied, high carbonation, thin, crushable.
O: I know a lot of people like this beer for weekend benders & cookouts, but it just isn't for my taste.

Feb 27, 2021
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UristMcBrewer from Pennsylvania

2.64/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

The beer is pale straw, clear, and has a short lived head. On the nose, it smells mostly of corn. Taste-wise, it is sweet and corny but not cloying. It is crisp with a bit of earthiness. The moutfeel loose but with good carbonation. Overall, a good beer for the style.

Dec 13, 2020
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Scotchboy from Idaho

2.84/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

For an adjunct lager this one is just fine; pours out clear pale yellow with a soapy and foamy white head that fades quickly. Nose and palate of malty and almost bready sweetness, the adjuncts are there but not overpowering, with small off-setting bitterness and floral character. Its watery and refreshing while not being particularly complex or memorable. Its just a AAL. Don't overthink it. Summer, grilling, whatever; when you want something light, this is better than Corona or BMC, IMHO.

Nov 18, 2020
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Singlefinpin from North Carolina

2.05/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a can into a pint glass.
Appears golden yellow with a nice foamy head that dropped quickly.
Smells lightly bready, malty and ever so slightly floral.
Taste follows the nose some corn, and a little hop bitterness.
Mouth feel is light and crisp.
Overall at least for me preferable to a Corona and a good cheap beer to pound at a summer cookout.
Cheers!

May 14, 2020
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gatornation from Minnesota

3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours crystal clear golden yellow. Smell is malt,corn and lemon. Taste has a bready grassy herbal taste. a crisp mouth feel that is refreshing. The right setting and this AAL hits the spot.

May 03, 2020
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Scott17Taylor from Iowa

3.15/5  rDev +24%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Very light crisp and refreshing. Not much more I’d expect out of an adjunct lager. There is a very mild acetaldehyde green apple flavor which knocks it down a bit. It’s not my favorite in the style, but id drink it again.

Feb 11, 2020
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Beertsipper from New York

2.68/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not bad for a 4.5% adjunct lager. Drink it cold. Even when it's cold out. More flavor than most AAL's I've had, including Miller and Bud. Lots of adjuncts, corn, rice, grains. But also has a slight hop presence you can pick out on the finish. 24 ounce can consumed ice cold in around 40 minutes. Probably goes great with a spicy meal.

Nov 03, 2019
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DarkStar75 from Texas

2.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Recently went to a bar with a very limited beer selection so I tried two cans of these. I was thirsty and in the mood to put back a few but I found these to be pretty harsh...didn't like the metallic and corny aftertaste. I think Modelo is a better lager for this style.

Jul 31, 2019
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HeyBeardMon from Michigan

4.04/5  rDev +59.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tecate might be my favorite Mexican beer. It doesn't rely on a wedge of lime to taste good like Corona. It has good color and a nice refreshing finish. Somewhat hard to find at times though.

Jul 22, 2019
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puck1225 from Texas

2.4/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not a repeat. Had it in a bottle at a recommended restaurant on the San Antonio Riverwalk. Food was great, but as with many Mexican restaurants, beer selection is limited. Anyway, I enjoyed the food very much. If only I had a good NEIPA to go with it!

Jul 10, 2019
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detgfrsh from Texas

2.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

From a 12oz can into a chilled glass. Clear yellow color with white head. Faint corn smell. Light body. Mostly corn flavors with some sweetness. Clean and crisp, but a bit of a metallic aftertaste. Decent for what it's trying to be -- either a session beer or an accompaniment to spicy food.

Jun 29, 2019
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ZenAgnostic from Texas

3.31/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

32oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. BBD MAR 2019 printed on the neck. Or at least it looks like it says that. It's smudged to hell and poorly printed to begin with. Only visible with backlight. In actuality, it probably doesn't say that. If it does, that's not good because that means this is 2 months passed the freshness date.

Appearance - Pours a medium white head with low stick and decent to low retention. Crystal clear medium gold body with faint carbonation. 3.5

Smell - Faint, rounded corn. Maybe a bit of bubble gum. 3

Taste - Dry musky corn up front with some light honey sweetness balancing things out underneath. The aftertaste is mostly clean but does build up a metallic bitterness over time 3.5

Mouthfeel - Mostly clean. Almost refreshing even. There is some lingering astringency that builds up over time though. 3.75

Overall - I don't know how I've gone all these years without rating this beer. Probably because I don't have it often, and I'm not a fan. But I am surprised at how it's not as bad as I thought. Though keep in mind I'm rating within style, and not as a beer in general. 3

Jun 11, 2019
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jkblr from Indiana

3.46/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

24oz can stamped BBD June 2019 poured into a pilsner glass at fridge temp 4.5% ABV. The beer pours bright light straw yellow with nearly white head. The head recedes to a thin layer of bubbles and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is minimal with a little corn and yeast. The taste is also minimal with a tiny bit of sweetish grain, corn and a tiny little mildly bitter finish. The mouthfeel is thin bodied with above average carbonation and a semi dry finish. Overall, very good AAL. Not the cleanest, but not offensive which is the real sweet spot for a bargain AAL.

May 10, 2019
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cardfan212 from Minnesota

2.82/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Drank from a 32 ounce glass bottle. Scores are based on the style.

Look - A nice and simple logo. No nonsense, has a good aesthetic, and catches the eye. Colors are good as well. Everything a beer label should be.

Smell - More malt-forward than other AALs. Mostly a standard sweetness with a bit of earthy bitterness on the tail end. Very strongly scented, and all pleasant.

Taste - A strange artificial sweetness like marshmallows comes to mind. Very cloying, no balance, and it's not the typical malt or corn sweetness you'd expect from a beer. Almost like a fruit juice or soda. Basically no aftertaste to speak of either.

Feel - A little on the thin bodied side, but the carbonation is at a good level. Easy to drink.

Overall - Not really a standout beer, nothing to get me excited, but I'm not put off by anything here. A good casual sipper when you don't feel like paying attention to the beer. The 32 ounce bottle is also a good amount. Take it for a long haul of TV watching, and it makes for a good one-drink night.

Apr 27, 2019
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BeanBump from California

2.5/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Lovingly known as "Vitamin T" amongst me and my friends. This isnt a beer you drink because you love the way it tastes, you drink it because it's cheap and because the ABV always you to knock back about 20cans before you cant stand.

Apr 18, 2019
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Buckeye55 from North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Have a neighbor who drinks this alot. It's a light yellow color. Smells and tastes of malt and I guess corn? It is light bodied and a nice smooth/crisp finish. I rank it below average, but above junk.

Mar 14, 2019
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monkist from Hungary

3.29/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I think this should be the same as Tecate Original. At least, that is the one that I had.
Regardless of the reviews, I like Mexican cerveza for what it is: light, crisp and easy to drink. NOT as craft beer or as something "well crafted." Simply for the feeling.
And this feels quite good to me, although a bit skunky and later on metallic in the aroma, decent enough for a lager, meaning that at least it doesn't have anything bad to the taste. Carbonation is still acceptable.
I won't overrate it but it felt good enough to back it down even on a chilly afternoon in mid January.

Jan 17, 2019
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Parmesan from Colorado

2.55/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

L:. Pours a straw yellow with a small fizzy head and some lacing on the glass.

S:. Love to of corn and malt almost no hop presence.

T:. Malt and corn and not much else.

F:. Light and crisp

O:. It is what it is but at least it's drinkable.

Dec 19, 2018
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KentT from Tennessee

3.08/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A good Mexican adjunct light lager. Has decent foamy head, acceptable lacing, tastes like malt, meets a fruity note, with some hop character, has bready notes with a bit of apple notes to finish. A very well made adjunct lager, has a better taste than most of the genre. Is easy to drink when it's hot outside, goes very well with Mexican food, and also quite inexpensive, and a good buy. Overall a 3 score. A favorite hot season beer. A bargain.

Nov 21, 2018
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(24 oz can, BBD OCT 2018... purchased cold... poured into simple glass mug)

L: brilliantly crystal-clear pale amber liquid; bouncy, tight off-white head, holds fairly long

S: fresh dough, juicy apple; hint of flowery hops (if it isn't just esters)

T: lightly-toasted, lightly nutty, doughy-bready malt; bit of green apple in finish... lingering lightly bitter fruit skin (apple) note... flavor clarity is fuzzy, attack clipped

F: feather-soft, delicately foamy-fluffy, dry drop in finish... little tickle from the bubbles... plush foamy texture dominant

O: second in a short 3-beer series of 24 oz can adjunct lager reviews (preceded by Labatt Blue, followed by Sol)... possibly some German helles sensibilities here - first time drinking this from a glass and it's not all that bad

Nov 20, 2018
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mj24053 from North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I had this years and years ago...haven't and wouldn't buy it again now that i appreciate better beer....but recently I had this given to me when I checked in to a hotel after hiking 10 miles in the rain.....so, something to be said for it being situational...but it actually wasn't as bad as I was expecting. I'd take it over any of the cheap American lagers (Bud light, coors).

Nov 02, 2018
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Nass from Florida

2.56/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A big corn taste is in this beer. It taste like they are trying to mask the corn syrup taste with some actual corn added. It's okay but I think Modelo Especial & Corona Familiar are better. Cheers! C

Oct 25, 2018
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depechemode1983 from Texas

2.74/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours out a clear straw color. The head is white and is gone in a second leaving no lacing.

Smells like metal with a hint of grains and a corn sweetness.

Mostly just corn and pennies in the back. Has a bit of a sourness to it in the back.

Medium bodied and highly carbonated. Might be more tolerable on a hot day.

Oct 22, 2018
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JimboBrews54 from Michigan

5/5  rDev +96.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This one is good, this one is worthy of an OLE! Easy to drink and easy to get away with drinking a few, this one has some of the best crispness in the cerveza category.

Oct 08, 2018
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