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

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62
poor
2,025 Ratings
THE BROS
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by stirgy on 05-20-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,025
Reviews:
582
Avg:
2.61
pDev:
25.67%
 
 
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19
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1.5/5  rDev -42.5%

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2/5  rDev -23.4%

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2/5  rDev -23.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +24.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.21/5  rDev -15.3%
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 djrn2
1.75/5  rDev -33%

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.83/5  rDev +8.4%
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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Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev +14.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Knapp85
1.88/5  rDev -28%
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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Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of metter98
2.71/5  rDev +3.8%
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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2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of BEERchitect
2.73/5  rDev +4.6%
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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Photo of biboergosum
2.51/5  rDev -3.8%
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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2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of emerge077
2.75/5  rDev +5.4%
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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Photo of zeff80
2.1/5  rDev -19.5%
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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2.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of LXIXME
2.57/5  rDev -1.5%
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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Photo of Thorpe429
2.75/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: golden lager--darker than a typical light. Minimal head that dissolves quickly. No lacing.

S: nothing too much$ adjunct smell.some residual malty sweetness.

T:nothing special, but decent for the style. Slightly grainy.

M: light with a good amount of carbonation.

D; pretty drinkable in the warm weather here in Phoenix.

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Photo of nickfl
3.1/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured with a small, white had that disappears quickly and leaves no lace. The body is perfectly clear and straw colored.

S - Grainy with a hint of sweet corn and a touch of floral hops.

T - Grainy malt up front that quickly develops some vegetal notes. Finishes with a hint of corn and light bitterness.

M - Medium-light body, moderately high carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - A very average industrial lager. The corny character is noticeable, but not particularly unpleasant and the aroma is agreeable due to some light notes of malt and floral hops. It certainly beats skunky corona with a lime.

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2/5  rDev -23.4%

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1/5  rDev -61.7%

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