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


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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 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
highlandlad (1475) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2008
Another identikit Mexican lager. Nasty aroma of adjuncts, skunk, metal pail and cat piss. Thin uric flavours. A finish that is more sour than bitter. Feeble malts. Too sweet and barely any bitterness. Always remember to add a slice of lime before you pour it down the drain. (330ml bottle from Vintage Cellars, Cabramatta.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bodo111 (12) - a, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2008
great beer, 10 times better than corona. Nice medium body, easy to drink.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2008
12oz bottle: pours light gold with white head thats gone in a second. aroma is like water, none. flavor is pretty much carona malty but on the light side nothing reall stands out. could drink on a nice sunny day but i would still like more.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (7361) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Bottle. Head is initially small, fizzy/frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, cereal, husks), lightly hoppy (herbs), with a note of DMS. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation. A little above the usual Mexi-swill, but the Dark version is definitely the one to pick between the three Mexicali choices.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 30, 2008
Pa;e yellow in colour with no head. Knock off Corona!!! Is more of a cooling agent for the spicey Mexican food.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 21, 2008
350 ml bottle from Bevmo. Clear yellow with a fizzy white head. Pretty much no aroma. Earthy grainy taste, but not in a good way.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bhensonb (14169) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Bottle as Cerveza Mexicali Beer. Clear bottle. First impression was skunk, but that’s wrong. Second impression is like a touch of English ale (say Tanner’s Jack). Third impression is it is something a bit different. Light golden color, but in some light it goes orangey. The white head was impressive, but left immediately. Medium bodied with near fizzy carbonation. The flavor is decent malt. The hop is hard to pin down, but there is an appropriate level of bitter. The aftertaste reminds of the original Near Beer, but arguably better (that’s based on really old memory). There’s even a slight fruit hint in the finish. Slightly spicy hop. It’s not fair to bad mouth this stuff. A decent pale lager. Something like a really light version of Tanners Jack.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
DarkElf (3059) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 4, 2007
04-Dec-07 (12-oz bottle: BevMo in La Jolla, CA) I’d heard from a few customers that Mexicali was one of the best Mexican pale lagers out there. Having finally given this beer a try, I’d have to strongly disagree with them. When first poured, the beer was sweet, corny, and seemed somewhat malty. Lots of flavor and actually not bad at all. But that’s when it was cold. With even just a few minutes in the glass, wow, the beer has taken a sharp nosedive. While the attack is sweet and strongly corny with no bitterness, the beer finishes with an atrocious cardboard flavor and some kind of peppery spiciness. The sweet, corny nose is a bit better than the flavor, but only because the cardboard is much lighter. Light in body and medium in carbonation, but the beer leaves the palate feeling stale, longing for either better beer or a toothbrush. Medium-yellow in color, showing solid clarity and an acceptable amount of white head. However, the head has settled to an island of coagulated bubbles that looks like a blob of backwash. Small patches of lace are impressive though for a beer of this nature. Overall, just flat out undrinkable to me unless it’s ice cold. A few twists of lime would probably help considerably too.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
shrubber85 (10760) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Bottle. Sour corn malt aroma. Medium yellow with large white head. Sweet corn malt flavor - actually a nice flavor. A very nice pale lager - not too sweet, not skunked like many Mexican imports. The best Mexican lager I’ve tasted outside of Mexico. Infinitely better than Corona.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2007
The beer gushes forth from the clear bottle a crystalline gold, the head small and frothy, fades fast, leaving a patchy bit of lace. Nose is sweet malt, nothing else; start is sweet malt, some bitter bite at the back, skinny top. Finish has a fair acidity, light hop presence, still sweet at the dry aftertaste, not much else to say, well I can say its better than Corona.

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