Brewed by Cervecería Mexicana (Grupo Modelo)
Style: Pale Lager
Tecate, Mexico


on tap


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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle: Filtered
Ingredients: Water; Two-row Barley; Chinook, Mt. Hood Hops; Yeast.
Our original formula. This brew is bright, deep golden yellow in color. The aroma is of sweet malt, lightly floral and hoppy. The flavor reflects its hop bitterness; slightly sweet, and just a perfect balance of two row barley malt, Chinook, Mt. Hood, and peerless hops that culminate to a very clean and semi-dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
joergen (26150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2009
Bottle at Københavnske Øldage 2009. Clear yellow coloured with a small white head. Aroma of malts with notes of grain and corn. Flavour of malts with notes of grain and corn. Light watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Skinnyviking (8858) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 20, 2009
Bottle. High creamy and lasting white head. Clear golden body. Sweet and weak barley malt aroma. Cinnamon dominated sweet mild malt corn flavor with low carbonation and a short sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - APR 6, 2009
Bottled at Super Cucas while on the loop. I’m still shocked at the diversity and relative quality of the beer that was to be found on the loop. Freebirds sells pints of Pale 31 for 2.95 in a legit nonic? But I digress. This palest of pale lagers came in a twist-off bottle which was a curve-ball for a cerveza Mexicana. Faint aroma with a touch of mineral and skunk. Very light flavor with a snap of malt and kiss of hops that are both outshone by the mineral-water quality that dominates. I didn’t know how weak this was when I was drinking it but the mouthfeel definitely correlated with the sub-four percent abv. Really not bad but not good either. I had no problem drinking it in the sun out on the patio.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
fromred2green (187) - , Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours an orangeish yellow similar to Hurricane. Yes I’ve had Hurricane and deeply regret it...smell is just awful. I don’t know if there’s a word for that type of smell. Taste is an odd mix of mild hops and spice.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ROGUE (2200) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - FEB 3, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a light gold color with a quickly fading white head. The smell is a little grainy and skunky like cheap lager aromatics. The taste consists of sweet malts and grains. Light bodied and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2009
I’m surprised that I even gave this a rating. I’m thinking about taking it back. This has the sweetness of corn sugar and the unpalatable spice that mexico has to over for its beers. Not worth my own purchase.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
spikester (606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 15, 2009
Pours clear gold with a two finger white head and surprise, plentiful lacings. Slightest aroma of skunk which fades quickly. Taste is light maltiness and a touch of euro hops. A very light pale lager but that does make it a very easy drinker. Palate has a slight soapiness which doesn’t hurt the flavor. Super session beer due to the low abv. Fine for a day at the beach.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Bottle from the Beers of the World sample pack from Cost Plus. One of the worst beers I’ve had. Pale yellow in a clear bottle. Sweet malt flavor with a hint of metal. Nope wont try again.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Slipstream (2474) - USA - DEC 2, 2008
Looks like a typical pale lager/pilsner and smells like one too, but perhaps with the addition of a little cat piss. Label is not bad. Tastes like a run-of-the-mill Mexican brew that is following in the footsteps of its more famous countryman, Senor Corona. Adding lime gives it some more character. Not the worst - put it into the same refrigerator case as Corona, but one shelf down.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Pale, yellow, clear, bubbly, everything that makes me not want to drink it... Lightly hopped, very thin, though not exceedingly bad... Better than most american macros, and certainly better than corona....

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