1. We need your support. Become a Premium member now for as little as $1.99 a month. And, if you join this month you can help us beta test our new app!
  2. BEER FEST ALERT: Don't miss FUNK Boston: A Wild & Sour Beer Fest on June 14-15!

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

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
2,133 Ratings

Brewed by:
Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A well balanced bright golden lager beer with a malt crisp flavor, low to medium bitterness that finishes clean.

View: Beers
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 2,133 |  Reviews: 604
Reviews by BucannonXC5:
Photo of BucannonXC5
2.57/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Tall boy can into a pint glass at my house on July 19, 2012. Two fingers of head. Clear honey color, a bit like dehydrated urine. Light frothy head with minimal retention. Looked a bit like spit.

Smelled corn, honey, strong alcohol bite, grain, bread and cereal.

Tasted similar to the smell. Corn, light honey, bread, grain, cereal with a minimal amount of alcohol.

Light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt watery finish.

Not a bad beer for the type. I’m trying to rate these more to the style and will probably go back and rate all the usual suspects.

 574 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of Beerisgood69
1.78/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Ordered this while in Mexico and I was just disappointed. Not even the setting of being at a beach restaurant in beautiful Yelapa, Jalisco could make this beer good. Taste was just awful, and very reminiscent of what I imagine urine would taste like. Would not drink this one again.

 282 characters

Photo of Nass
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

 199 characters

Photo of monkist
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.

 580 characters

Photo of PMakowski
3.3/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

24 Oz Can poured into a glass
Look - pale looking, light yellow almost straw colored. Decent foam head is slow to fade with some lacing
Smell - Certainly not bad smelling but typical beer aroma. Pick up the grains, malt, sweetness. Nothing off about it and certainly no bitterness detected.
Taste - One thing about the Mexican beers that i think is similar is that the beer is well made, but not much in the way of flavor. If you like beer this is your beer, it tastes like a house beer at a Mexican restaurant. Not too carbonated, Not too sweet, and no bitterness that i can pick up. There is a lingering note of malty grass but that's about the only thing that stands out to me.
I like it, and i like it more than Corona. This good beer gets a grade of B-

 757 characters

Photo of Bouleboubier
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

 787 characters

Photo of KentT
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.

 446 characters

Photo of Parmesan
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.

 242 characters

Photo of StoneTSR
2/5  rDev -21.3%

APPEARANCE: Chill haze obscures an otherwise crystal clear, yellow beer. The head foamed up to about a finger before settling into a quarter-inch cap that slowly faded away as the beer sat during the typing of this paragraph. By now, it’s just a wispy, thin cap, but it still covers almost 100% of the surface area. Some lacing developed when the head fell, but not much else stuck.

SMELL: Once the head fades away there isn’t much to this, but while it was still intact a big corn smell overpowered anything else.

TASTE: Again, not much going on in the flavor here. A very sweet, corn-syrup-like taste is pretty much it. There is actually a tiny, tiny hint of hop flavor lurking in here somewhere, but it is tough to detect unless you’re specifically looking for it.

MOUTHFEEL: The body is light (although not as thin as I thought it would be) and the beer is sweet with a slightly drying finish.

OVERALL: This is not the most terrible beer in the world. It’s certainly not something I’ll pay for, but in a pinch, with no craft options, this could be an acceptable choice.

 1,103 characters

Photo of IvanJ126
5/5  rDev +96.9%

My first beer when I was 15 in Mexico I will give it a 5 because in Mexico its a whole different beer than what they sell in the states

136 characters

Photo of Squire
2.64/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Another undistinguished brew from South of the Border.

I like the packaging more than the beer. Don't know if the name/artwork is Aztec or something but it is interesting. Nothing remarkable about the beer except it's less flavorful than Bud Light.

This is the one you choose when the choice is this or no beer at all.

 324 characters

Photo of mojohawk21
1.73/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of RoyalT
2.43/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Appearance – Light, clear body with weak carbonation and no head.

Smell – A singular whiff of grain is all to be had on the nose of this one.

Taste – I was surprised to find a mild hop kick in there. Otherwise, typical of the style. It tries to get sweet at the end but to little avail.

Mouthfeel – Several other BAs were commenting on the great carbonation here, but nary a fizz came out of my can. I thought this was very bland in the mouth.

Drinkability – The tinge of hops saves this one from a solid “2.”

Comments – I’m all over the board on this one. I’ll rewrite the review if any of the other cans show improvement.

 649 characters

Photo of beerhunter13
2.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Hefsbeercaps
2.97/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of tohe9384
2.75/5  rDev +8.3%

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

Tecate... a Mexican favorite for me and my brother. Also know by locals in Cabo as the "milwaukee's best" of Mexico.

A- Typical light yellow "urine" colored fluid with a quickly falling head that leaves very little lacing.

S- Smell is of corn and light malts. Slight yeast scent as well.

T-M- Taste is of grainy corn up front with a backbone of metallic like flavors that require lime to make tolerable. Mouthfeel is mostly easy with a slight thickness on the back of the tongue... mostly from corn flavors.

D- Drink one, drink two... what the hell. Its cheap, its a Mexican beer. Think outside of the U.S. think Tacate.

 624 characters

Photo of Brent_B
2.75/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tbryan5
2.75/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of SkiBum22
2.24/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of SIRIUS2
3.15/5  rDev +24%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pouring into a pint glass from a bottle produced light foaming that dissipates very quickly to nothing. There is absolutely no lacing with this brew. The color is a pale gold hue that is crystal clear. Smell was weak with nothing notable about it. The taste was different from a lot of the American macros in that it has a slight sweetness to it, or at least no bittering, but doesn't really seem out of balance. The finish is mostly clean with nothing really left behind. Slightly watery and goes down easy, but not entirely satisfying. Not bad either.

 553 characters

Photo of grubdunkman
3.66/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Well above most US or Canadian macro, buying it when above mentioned is the only other choice.

94 characters

Photo of otvomadeut
2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Dmann
1.25/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

The mexican equivalent of BMC. The pour is piss yellow with no lace and a distinctly acidic scent that is not inviting at all. Flavor is all corn and grain mixed in with too much carbonation. I guess the figure the more carbonation the more it will mask the bad flavor...well in that case they need to add some more because the flavor is pretty much non existent and when you do taste something, it tastes like dry skunk. Not recommended.

 438 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Tecate from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 2.54 out of 5 with 2,133 ratings