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

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62
poor
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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

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2.61
pDev:
25.67%
 
 
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A gentle pour yields a yellow body typical of macro adjunct lagers. This one appears a bit lighter than the Model Especial which which I'm comparing it. The head appears and disappears quickly. Carbonation is more aggressive than that in the Modelo.

The nose is fainter than that of Modelo Especial's. Tecate's malt characteristics are similar: sweet corn and not much else. However, unlike its cousin, Tecate does, on repeated, focused sniffs, offer some faint, noble-type hop aromas.

The taste more or less follows the nose. There's nothing here to be surprised about. Sweet corn up front. Faint, musky hops on the backend. After repeated sips, I'm forced to conclude that this beer is hoppier than most macros, but also less complex (insofar as any macro lager can be!) Modelo Especial.

The body of this beer isn't bad. It's full enough to feel substantial, but doesn't sacrifice lightness, a quality that I look for in lagers and pilseners. A swish around the palate produces a nice foam that is mostly soft with a little bite. Very nice. In fact, that's the kind of mouthfeel that would be excellent complementing a crisp, flavorful, well-balanced lager. Tecate isn't any of these three things. What a shame.

In the final analysis, despite Modelo Especial's slightly more complex flavor profile, I might still choose a Tecate over a Modelo Especial. I'm a fan of crisp lagers and mild hop flavors, and, despite feeling somewhat watery towards the end, Tecate delivered in those two departments more than Modelo Especial did.

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Tecate from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
2.61 out of 5 based on 2,042 ratings.
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