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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
184601 (206) - Mexicali, MEXICO - OCT 7, 2007
Everyone that has lived in Mexicali older than 70 says that this pilsener used to be the best beer everywhere in the thirties through the late sixties, it actually gets some pages in almost every Mexicali history book, and i made some research.Three german-born brewers came to Mexicali, because there wasnt any beers here around the American Prohibition thing,which made beer totally necessary since this is border, so the recipe was purely german and top secret.The company refused to give the german brewers more money, so they quit and the beer magic too.The son of one of the brewers a few years later asked for one million dollars and they laughed at him so he keep it until he died in some Texan town in the US. Now is only poor attemp to copy the original one as you might guess,now its only another bier

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2007
Bottle. Dull gold with no head. Aromas are sweet corn with butter. Quite thin and dry. Flavours are sweet grain and corn with soda water. Quite buttery with a thin finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mjg74 (3029) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 16, 2007
Bottle from BevMo. Light golden color upon pouring. Grainy acidic aroma with a hint of skunk. Crappy lager from south of the border. A little more flavor than some though, so it’s got that going for it, which is good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2007
Bottle from ? Aroma is sweet lager malts, hints of hrbal hops. Taste is a similar bag. I didnt find this offensive in anyway but it was soo uninspiring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2007
12 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquor - Pours a crystal clear golden color with a 3/4 finger thick white head. Light lacing. Lively carbonation. Aroma is grain, herbal hops, and slight diacetyl. Flavor is a nice mix of sweet grain malt and lightly spiced hops. Medium body. This beer was a pleasant suprise. Worth a try.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imbiberAZ (21) - USA - JUN 17, 2007
Bottles-6.99 a sixer. First time. Taste is rich, hoppy and coats your mouth. For Mexican Pale Lager this might be the cream of the crop. It might replace my daily drinker of Modelo Especial in cans if I can find Mexicali cheap enough. Aroma almost nonexistent with familiar chemical and corn waft. But taste aspires to be a cut above Dos XX but cannot due to excess sweetness instead a true clean pale lager finish. Not bad. Says "since 1923" in tagline but I never heard of it. With a little tweaking by the manufacturer (Cerveceria Mexicana Molson-Coors?) this could be something special. Very refreshing, surprisingly tasty--but it’ll wear on you. The malt seems to give way, or compete with, the chemical brew with both making alternating appearances and that’s a little unseetling. If you are a Mexican beer nut like me, it’s worth a sixpack.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Padron4KM (800) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2007
UPDATED: APR 13, 2007 12 oz clear bottle with a twist cap.
Born on date stamped on the neck ala Bud.

Pretty nondescript aroma. A little malty a little corn.

Flavor is slightly sweet with a mild bitter bite.

It was not as bad as I thought it would be. Drinkable lawnmower beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sudz (7) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2007 does not count
Nice alternative to the usual south-of-the border suspects. Certainly Mexican, in a good way. Twist cap! Deeper in color than Corona and Pacifico. Nice bit of skunkyness on the nose. Medium head, drinks easy and very refreshing. A buck cheaper than Corona and I liked it better.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Pours bright pale yellow w/ a shortlived spritzy froth. Aroma is a tad skunky. Light necter w/ ample residual effers. A simple malty brew w/ a peristant mild bittering. The finish is quick w/ a lingering maltiness. Crisp and refreshing w/ no off flavors.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SudsMcDuff (8112) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Pours a pale ass golden coolour..yes thats 2 O’s ...decent head, reminds me of a knock off of corona..skunkish smell of course, but has a nice slight honey-bitterness..not to bad really

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