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

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BA SCORE
62
poor
578 Reviews
THE BROS
66
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by pezoids on 05-20-2001

BEER STATS
Reviews:
578
Ratings:
1,960
Avg:
2.61
pDev:
47.13%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
346
For Trade:
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Reviews: 578 | Ratings: 1,960
Reviews by donaldchapman:
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1.11/5  rDev -57.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A - Brilliantly clear light yellow color, with a very strange head that recedes to nothing.
S - Notes of DMS, grainy huskiness, and higher fusel aromas.
T - Some grainy huskiness, followed by DMS, and no hops.
M - Very sickly texture, with okay carbonation.

This is an incredibly bad beer. The DMS (Vegital) flavors and aromas combined with the grainy husky characters are very unappealing.

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Photo of StoneTSR
2/5  rDev -23.4%

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.

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Photo of IvanJ126
5/5  rDev +91.6%

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

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Photo of Squire123
2.64/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of RoyalT
2.43/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

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Photo of beerhunter13
2.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of tohe9384
2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of wesbrownyeah
3/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

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Photo of tbryan5
2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of SkiBum22
2.24/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of SIRIUS2
3.15/5  rDev +20.7%
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.

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Photo of grubdunkman
3.66/5  rDev +40.2%
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.

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Photo of otvomadeut
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of Dmann
1.25/5  rDev -52.1%
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.

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Photo of MikeC144
2/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of markallmon
4.25/5  rDev +62.8%

Photo of FadetoBock
2.65/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of beaversfan12
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of BeerDreadz
1.75/5  rDev -33%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Blend american adjunct lager,highly carbonate with not a really great mouthfeel. Mild bitter/sour taste. Cooked vegetable smell. I will try and not repeat.

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Photo of BK2084
2/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of DWolf
2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Todd
2.4/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle. No recognizable freshness date.

Appearance: Bright, pale golden in colour. Very active carbonation. Thin white lace.

Smell: Very metallic in the aroma with soft herbal and grain notes.

Taste: Very smooth, medium bodied brew. Malt sweetness is thin, and can be likened to diluted sugar water. Touch of fructose-like sweetness. Light citric hop flavours gently prick the palate with tea-like notes that follow and fade quickly. Finishes a bit dry with husk tannins and a pasty mouthfeel.

Notes: Not one of the best lagers to come out of Mexico. It's palatable, but bland. A run of the mill beer.

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Photo of chip26
1.5/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of Jpinoniemi
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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