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

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stirgy on 05-20-2001

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1.5/5  rDev -40.7%

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2/5  rDev -20.9%

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2/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.21/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours a slightly hazy gold with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is pretty watery with aromas of grain, sugar, and metallic notes. Taste is pretty much the same and like the smell is watery. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer all around with nothing that would make me try this one again.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
2.83/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

ya know what? as the mexican cheapos go, i like tecate. its been described by my flatmate wilson as mexican gatorade, and with a lime wedge dropped right in the can, i agree. smells like a crappy lager, nothing else. flavor though isnt bad, some mild malts in their watered down form, and i guess the balance in there is hops, but its nothing distinguishable. mouthfeel is its savior, light and well carbonated its just right sometimes either when you are traveling in the southwest, on a budget, or its just flat out hot outside. it has a role to play in the beer world, and for that i keep it on the island. say what you will...

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3.25/5  rDev +28.5%

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3/5  rDev +18.6%

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1.75/5  rDev -30.8%

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1.88/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Much like any other traditional lager. Minimal color, taste and quality. poured into a glass and watched the head disappear rather quickly. The aroma of malts are there but not much else. It's got a nice drinkable body to it, but still nothing overly impressive.

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3/5  rDev +18.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -11.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of metter98
2.71/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer poured from an oil drum can into a half liter mug with a massive two finger high frothy, bright white head that has good retention properties and took a long time to die down. It is light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of adjunct malts such as corn and grain in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, adjunct malts dominate the overall taste and grainy flavors stand out in particular along with some notes of corn. The hops lend a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied, clean and a bit watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The finish is dry.
O: The beer is not that bad compared to others in the style, particularly if it is served ice cold on a hot summer day.

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2.73/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It's everything that other BAers say it is and less. The bad is that there is an over-bearing grain flavor and vegetable flavor. The good is that there is a little bit of beer in there. It's not terrible, just brewed with lesser ingredients, leaving a medium straw color with little retention. Tastes a little malty and sweet, but misguided with poor adjunct grains. A little creamy and buttery. Finishes the same as flavors, but with a fleeting exit. Not much to say, its just beer.

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2.51/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle. Finally got to a taquería in Portland, while cycling down Hawthorne, and this just screamed out 'pick me!' over the local bomber of oatmeal stout weirdly placed next to it in the cooler - this is Mexican food, after all.

This beer pours a crystal clear, medium golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, weakly foamy, and mostly soapy white head, which leaves some minor fuzzy lace around the glass as it quickly fades.

It smells of thin, mushy corn grist, some faint grainy breadiness, a slightly vinegar-esque astringency, wet cardboard notes, and over-cooked veggies masquerading as um, hops. It tastes of semi-sweet, soft husky corn, a certain metallic flintiness, further acetic acid and chemical waste-water notes, very mild weedy, vegetal, well, something - hops, I suppose, but nothing of the sort I'd prefer to get with. No booze, obviously - I don't know why I had to say that.

The carbonation is fairly low-key, and unobtrusive in its wan frothiness, the body a veritable lightweight, and equally easy to dismiss - the plebeian smoothness by default is nice, as my spicy-ass tacos surely demand it. It finishes clean - ok, plainly sanitized - and watery, the constituent ingredients ceding their worth to yes, good ol' H20.

Not a lot going on here, no big surprise, but, as expected, it matched with the food just fine, i.e. didn't mess with the simple and pleasurable south of the border cafeteria-style offerings, especially once I went with, natch, the top end of the spicy salsa spectrum. Same deal as years ago, slamming this back in a more or less equivalent joint in downtown Las Vegas, for a buck a beer, at the time.

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2.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is the mediocre Mexican beer of choice when I order or make a Michelada (Mexican bloody mary). In it's "pure" form, it isn't a beer I would recommend to anyone.

It has a very pale and transparent body, nearly like water, fizzy and dull. Aroma of spent grain and white grape. Taste follows the aroma, it's gassy with a flaccid malt presence, and an unpleasant aftertaste. Ice cold is the only way to go with this one, and even then, only with a lime. Not one to savor...simply chug, or skip it.

Not a bad mixer for Michelada though, which is why i'll occasionally drink it.

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2.25/5  rDev -11.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

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2.1/5  rDev -17%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A - Poured out a clear, straw yellow color with a very fizzy, small, white head. No lace.

S - It smelled of corn and grain adjuncts.

T - It tasted of corn and grains. There was a bitterness to the taste, too.

M - It was crisp but a thin watered-down. A light-bodied beer.

D - This is a lake/fishing beer.

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2.57/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Small white head quickly dies leaving a thin lacing above a clear golden colored beer.

Light hops and yeast aroma on this beer, standard fare for this style of beer.

Light hops taste with a little yeast and maybe a bit of grain malts coming through.

Watery light mouth feel on this light bodied beer that has a light dry aftertaste with a slight bitter taste to it.

Same old song and dance kinda beer, maybe be alright on a real hot summer day when your out on the lake and there's not much choice.

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2.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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2/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of NeroFiddled
2.67/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pale gold, very clear, thin white head that dissipates quickly. Nice malt & hop aroma. Mouthfeel is a bit thin but buoyed somewhat by a zesty carbonation. Very light, generic beer flavor of malt & hop. Not offensive - not particularily pleasant. Finishes quickly leaving a light dryness. Somewhat refreshing but quite lackluster. Seems a little bit below average.

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2.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a crystal clear golden yellow with a half finger tall bright white head that dissipates quickly. There is also fairly significant amounts of visible carbonation.

S: Little smell of any kind with this beer - maybe the faintest hint of adjunct malts - corn and grain.

T: The adjunct malts dominate the taste with grain and corn also present. Slight bitterness from the hops.

M: Light with significant amounts of carbonation. Maybe a little watery. Dry in the finish.

O: Easy to drink and would be good on a real hot day with some food.

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2.52/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz. can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a short white head that fades very quickly and leaves very little lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of corn and other adjuncts, with some light malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste is bready and a little sweet with flavors of grain & corn. The malt character is a little heartier than most macros and the hops presence is about the same as most. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and pretty smooth for the style, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, clean finish.

D: A little tasty, goes down ok, not very filling, it’s pretty decent for a macro, but overall it’s just a run-of-the-mill beer in a lack-luster style and tastes a lot like the other beers from this company.

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Tecate from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 2.53 out of 5 with 2,050 ratings
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