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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look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. can poured into a Duvel tulip glass with no freshness date consumed on Red Wednesday, 2013.

A- Transparent, dull, golden pour with a moderate white head that quickly fizzles to a thin, which hangs for a while and then nothing, nothing, nothing – nothing at all. Not much visible carbonation.

S- Clean malt, cooked corn, and fermented vegetal aromas. If I try really hard I can barely detect a bit of Hops spice.

T- The taste easily shows up the aroma. It starts with a very subtle, clean, and slightly sweet malt flavor that is thankfully very far from cloying. Than a very noticeable hops spice, and bitterness kicks in and lasts through the finish. I'm also getting some weird herbal, soapy notes that almost remind me of cilantro. Maybe this beer would go well with Mexican food.

M- On the lighter bodied side, but not the lightest American adjunct lager out there. Nice and crisp too, which is a plus. Low carbonation.

O- Somehow this Tecate tastes better than any I've ever had before. I had many, and always enjoyed Tecate for what it is – a great, cheap, beach beer.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served from a cold can into a pint glass.

Appearance - Clear dark golden color, few effervescent bubbles floating to top and virtually no head or retention time to speak of.

Smell - Nothing really, maybe a few corn adjuncts and slight metallicness. Nothing terribly awful here.

Taste - The taste is of virtually nothing, Again a few metallic flavors and adjuncts especially corn are present. Not terrible but only really quaffable on a hot summer day or after intense labor.

Mouthfeel - OK Carbonation, and smooth going down. Slightly dry finish, but this is the best part of the beer.

Overall - Definitely not a favorite as far as Mexican AAL's go, it's passable.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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T: Malty, alcohol, and clean hop presence. I would not buy this regularly, but it beats a Bud, or any other Mexican Lager.

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Tecate from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
2.61 out of 5 based on 2,046 ratings.
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