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

Surprising I actually enjoyed this beer and it was sold at a good price. The labeling is a little odd with the red & gold with eagle-wings logo, surely it stands out, but also makes me feel out of place.

They recommend this beer be served cold, but I can confirm it holds up well in the warm humid climates such as Florida.

The appearance is a pale golden lager with lots of carbonation and a white lace.

The smell is a light floral hops and faint grain aroma.

The taste is very smooth with a sugary sweet malted barley. Aided with the traditional condiments found at the beach, I find that lime and salt actually improves the flavor you would typically find complimented with a classic Corona.

With all of that said however, this beer will probably not win any awards at beeradvocate because it lacks any qualities or features that distinguishes itself from the average light lager.

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A- Pours clear as water, with only a very light golden color to the body. Medium, 2 finger head forms but doesn't stick around very long. No lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Light with lots of grainy flavors on the nose. Absolutely no hops bitterness is detectable. Not a whole lot in the scent of this one, maybe the lightest of malts mixed in with the light grain flavors.

T- More malty then grainy, unlike the scent. Somewhat of a dull, light bitterness throughout the drink from the malts. Some of the lighter, grassy notes come out midway through the drink. Ends in a rather forgettable manner, with little lingering flavors, yet no quick crispness.

M- Light and actually low in carbonation for the style. This is a beer to slam all day long until you can no longer taste it.

Overall, just your typical Mexican light beer, yet worse. At least they give you a lime with a Corona and Dos Equis has some darker malts to compensate.

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Tecate from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
2.61 out of 5 based on 2,036 ratings.
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