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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Reviews: 578 | Ratings: 1,980
Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

That beer smell, nothing to my untrained nose can note that makes it anything other than beer of the lager kind.
But the look! Again, nothing special, a nice pale gold color, very thin foam head while poured into a glass, dissipates quickly.
The taste? Cheap lager beer, not watered down though like most cheap ones. Has a lager taste. Not too carbonated, goes down easy. Nice on a hot day like today.

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Photo of JamesBondGA
2.13/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Usual lager junk. Nothing Special. Had this from a can at a Mexican restaurant, poured into a frosted mug with a lime. just wanted to try something I haven't had before.

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Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.82/5  rDev +46.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I like this one. Got kind of hooked on it when I lived in El Paso for nearly 5 years. Throw a lime in it and it tastes even better. Very moderately priced as well, I thought this was a good beer at the price point.

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2.79/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I admit I'm not a AAL lover, but where I live, this stuff is everywhere. Honesty you could put this and dos Equis side by side and I wouldn't be able to tell the difference.

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Photo of Anacross
1.76/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

A very average beer if you're not picky enough to go look for something better.
Tastes and smells like corn. Smells like a dirty rag. Watery and too much carbonation. Just another beer to avoid.

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Photo of MissYa
4.58/5  rDev +75.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I only drink beers with a dash of bloody mary mix, in this case it was delicious! I haven't enjoyed it at home yet, I tend to go for the cheaper beers to mix at home. Pints & Quarts in Lacey, Wa is where the bartender recommended tecate for red beer.

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Photo of JasonR32
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is as average as a beer can be. It looks like a beer, has the stereotypical beer taste and just feels like a good old fashioned beer. It's not good, it's not bad, it's a beer.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
2.79/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

From bottle, Clear yellow pour, corn grass hay aroma and taste the same but it's sweet typical lager taste. Not to bad for lager be good on really hot day.

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Photo of J_Chavez15
3.9/5  rDev +49.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Really light hop bitterness. Bread and malts are present. Straw color appearance. Regular lager style. Better than Modelo and Corona. Its up there with Bohemia and Carta Blanca. Really good. Cheers!

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Photo of clager
3.19/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from can into pint glass. Appearance is clear yellow/amber. Minimal head. Smell is ok, I appreciated some cinnamon. Taste is similar, easy drinking with more sweetness than is typical of a lager, more so reminded me of an amber. Not very bitter. Well carbonated. Overall much better than expected, I would order this again. Might be even better with lime.

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Photo of Baja_Mike
4.4/5  rDev +68.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm surprised at the number of low ratings for this beer. IMHO, this is probably the best beer of any large scale brewery. Certainly the best of the Mexican beers, which are generally underrated as a whole (though I don't care for Corona; nor do the Mexicans). I spend about half my time in Mexico, so I will assert that I've thoroughly researched the latter opinion. :-) Good all around beer; excellent price/perforance value.

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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 mhuber
3.25/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours clear, medium golden color. Almost no head and only a slight aroma of grain. Flavorvis typical of an adjunt lager - easy drinking, ricey, bitterness just above average and high carbonation. Meh. Okay.

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Photo of ArchimedesSox
2.34/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

A: Crystal clear, golden color with small white head, little to no lacing

S: Slight smell of adjunct grains and slight hop presence, slight skunkyness as it warms

T: Slight hop bitternrss upfront, gives way to the adjunct grain sweetness, dry finish

M: Light feel, dry, crisp

O: A decent beer for this style but nothing special.

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Photo of ordybill
2.99/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a mug.
Aroma- Has a very corn/grain aroma and a wee bit of hops
Appearance- A BMC color with a small white head
Taste- Has a very watery taste, sort of like a weak Miller
Palate- A light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Has a dry finish
Overall- A poor to average beer, there are many better Mexican beers out there.

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Photo of gopens44
1.65/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Oh what the hell. Drank thisw for a short amount of time, wandered away from it. One of those beers that take son a different personality when doctored up with lime and salt, but unadjusted it is a fairly fizzy joint that lacks taste. What's there is corned up and barely bitter. Just not a good thing no matter how you slice it or spice it....

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Photo of jzlyo
3.18/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A little bit of lemon in the flavor and aroma, a pale lager after that, not very unique apart from the small impact of lemon flavor, although it is decent.

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Photo of Elaineblo
3.75/5  rDev +43.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

To be honest here this beer has some horrible reviews because it is considered the garbage of garbage beers because it is cheap and people turn their noses to it. I honestly believe if the company relabeled the brand it would do pretty good. It has a miller high life taste to it, with a lemon zest after taste. I do not care for non dark beers but this one I love.

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Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
2.17/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

A: deep gold

S: corn

T: bland, corny watery

M: watery and almost a taste of malt liquor in there

O: better than I though. Sub decent drinking experience. 2 and a quarter out of 5

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Photo of TopherBreski
3.57/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Made my review comparing to other Cervazes. Great color and smell, not as great tasting as Dos Equis Amber or Corona Firmiliar but not bad. A little too much carbonation.

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Photo of leantom
2.23/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Had this at the local Mexican joint. Here goes:

A: Yellow but well-carbonated. OK head but without lacing. Standard adjunct lager.

S: Lots of corn. And then lots more corn. Some barley and hops, but these are dominated by corn.

T: Follows the smell, which isn't a good thing.

F: Good. Nice and well-carbonated.

O: Bad beer. Would rather have a Bud.

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Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
2.71/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I don't have too much to say about this weak lager. It tastes similar to other Mexican beers like Sol and Corona. There isn't too much to this beer. It's not the worst I've ever had, but it is definitely below average. Surprisingly this beer rates better among BAs than Pacifico, which I thought was a much superior beer. Oh well, to each their own. I won't be returning to this one.

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
2.42/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Tecate is a tricky beer, if you can get some made in the northern states of Mexico you´ll get a good beer. If you get some from middle or southern Mexico you´ll get something awful.

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Photo of priwen
3.31/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Straw yellow in appearance. The head dissipates quickly. The aroma is light with a bit of a sour smell. Mild taste that's uneventful. Good mouthfeel with a dry finish. Overall, an average AAL. I think this would be more enjoyable on a hot day. FWIW, I reviewed this after pouring it into a glass, but I enjoyed it more drinking it straight from the can.

12 oz can
Code on bottom of can: 4244484FL1211
Served in a Pint glass

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
2.39/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Can sampled in Cabo San Lucas, where this seems to be a popular convenience store beer but rarely available at restaurants or bars. A very pale straw hue with anemic white foam and next to no aroma. I get a slight corn sweetness, minimal skunk or grain husk.

Taste is similarly bland and unassuming. Few of the rough edges found in its competitors but what's left over is ... Pretty hard to pin down. Might just be the most dull beer I've yet to sample. At least skunk tastes like something. There's a corn syrup sweetness and that's about all. Watery body that is oddly coupled with fairly mellow carbonation ... Usually thin beers are fizzy. If one really and truly focuses there's a grassy hop note. Shouldn't be this hard though. Far too sterile and stripped down, although some might rank it above its countrymen due to a lack of clear cut flaws. Its hard to criticize a performance when the performer takes no risks.

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Tecate from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
2.61 out of 5 based on 1,980 ratings.
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