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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1.68/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tecate: I never met a beer I did not like, but some I like less than others and the Tecate fits into the like less than other category. The Tecate has a golden color, ample carbonation and a weak head. The aroma is of corn mash, and having been in ethanol plants, I know what corn mash smells like. The flavor is watery, with a weak malt sweetness and no appreciable hop flavor or bite. PBR or Bud has this brew beat by a mile. I am surprised that there is enough demand for this beer to get a spot on the shelf.

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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours chill hazed golden with a white head that holds up pretty well. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of some husk, veggie oil, slight grain.

The taste is bland. Watered-down husk with only a hint of grain. I suppose there are hops there because it isn't too sweet. On the other hand, it doesn't have any "off" flavors. So it's just pretty much your typical american adjunct lager. It is what it is. Abrupt finish, with little to no aftertaste.

It is crisp, with a typical body for the style.

A watered-down brew. "Inoffensive". There are worst brews out there is about it. Reviewed keeping the style in mind.

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1.83/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured this American Adjunct lager from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. This lager poured a pale straw color, produced a thin white head, poor retention and below average amount of lacing left on the glass. The aroma of this lager has some suggestions of grain and hops- not much to talk about on that front. Light in body, the lager features some malted grain, some sweet notes, and just a touch of citric hops at the finish. Mouthfeel is thin and watery, slightly dry finish. Classic, low quality mexican lager, probably no better and no worse then the others. Something I tried once but won't buy again in the future. Prost!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Back in the late 70'S when I lived in Southern California, Tecate was a favorite beer. It was malty with a slightly bitter kick. My mexican-american girlfriend (who became my wife) taught me to drink it from the can and squeezing a lime onto the rim. On many a visit to Mexico we would enjoy Tecate with limes. After moving back to the East coast I would always keep cans of Tecate around to enjoy with Mexican food. Recently it seems to have changed to a hoppier formulation that has less malt, probably due to the use of the more cost effective hop extract most commercial North American brewers have adopted as a substitute to using real hops. In any case, we have stopped drinking Tecate and switched to other smoother adjunct lagers.

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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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Tecate from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 2.53 out of 5 with 2,095 ratings