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Brewed by FEMSA - Cuauhtémoc-Moctezuma (Heineken)
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Monterrey/Veracruz-Llave, Mexico

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.36   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Lager-type beer with an amber hue and a distinctive light caramel-malt taste.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - DEC 8, 2005
Extremely low expectations despite an old girlfriend saying this was good. Solid, much more in coloration and bittering than I would have thought also. Not that it’s going to blow anyone away, but I could easily see enjoying many of these if I were to be vacating in Mexico. Thanks to my current girlfriend snagging this for me without my even asking.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2005
Pours a light amber with a thin off white head. Mild caramel aroma and not much else. The taste was only slightly better than the Sol I drank all week, but at least it was a change of pace.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paulsutter (8) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2005 does not count
This is my favorite Mexican beer(closely followed by Negra Modelo). It reminds me a lot of Newcastle Brown Ale and thought the description here says it’s a Pale Lager, it reminds me much more of a Marzen (Octoberfest type) beer. It has a nice head that leaves a significant lace on the glass - has a malt, cereal, caramel and balanced sweet taste. The color is dark copper and clear. It has a medium body, lightly creamy texture, medium alcohol content, and moderately long finish. Maybe a bit too carbonated.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Terminus (3214) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 13, 2005
bottle-again, im giving this beer a rating based on my experience, not the actuall beer. My date said that this beer was pretty popular in Mexico, so i decided to give it a try since i have never herd of it before. I sampled this right after carta blanca and its definately a better beer. Good malt base with a touch of spicy hops in there. Well, i must admitt, my date is stunningly hot so i would be drinking this beer and not even paying attention to it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 25, 2005
Sweet, malty nose. Caramel color, with a decent beige head that leaves some lacing on the glass. The flavor is on the sweet side, but the malts are more complex than one would expect. The mouth feel is light, with a slightly bitter, short lived aftertaste. I was surprised by this beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2004
Nice amber color. Thin body with lots of carbonation. Some malt flavor and a hoppy finish. Not as good as Negra Modelo but still very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 16, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2006 Good beer!, It has a soil-like back flavor, but it’s great, although kinda new. It’s a little dunkel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arturo (8) - MEXICO - AUG 7, 2004 does not count
Well, i rated this beer counting the other mexican beers in the market, and i can tell you this one its of the best mexican beers... should be exported instead of the piss-flavor corona.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7290) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2004
Bottle. Not much aroma and average color. Nice light tasting beer with well balanced malt and hops. A very nice Mexican beer. However, never seen it in the states.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ferranger (3) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2004 does not count
One of the best beers made in Monterrey. I believe the malt taste makes it special. It's unfortunate there's no place to get it in the US, or at least not to my knowledge.


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