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


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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
A Lager-type beer with an amber hue and a distinctive light caramel-malt taste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Not bad as far as mexican corn based vienna style lagers go. A little more balanced and less sweet and corny than many of its counterparts, but still nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pershing (520) - Garland, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Clear Amber with a thin beige head. Moderate amount of carbonation. Sweet malty aroma with a somewhat dry taste with good hop balance. Not sure why this beer is so expensive. Finishes clean and dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
degbert (1661) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Bottle at TPSA. Pours a dark caramel with a very thin head. Nose has some sweetness to it. It’s awfully light for a dark lager, and awfully smoky/roasty for a vienna; it tries to straddle that line, and only sort of manages it. If you want something with more umph than Dos Equis but still has that Mexican lager lack of substance, this would work. Me, I’ll stick with schwarzbier.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Beer Bloggers Conference 2012
Amber in color, clear with a light head. Very little flavor and very little going for it. Glad I tried this for free.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SDalkoholic (2331) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle from Northgate/Gonzales Market: Poured a darker than usual amber or dirty copper color with a decent amount of frothy foam head. Nose is empty and has no real smell profile other than the obvious signs that it is a beer. The flavor is so bland and boring and tastes as though I am drinking carbonated water with sugar added or if I’m drinking a bad fountain poured soda from a fast food joint. Few times that I have come across this beer its always so damn expensive, but in the end its not even close to being worth any price they ask unless its on sale at a Big Lots or something for under $5 a six pack.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Seminole (7) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2012 does not count
Not much to this beer at all. Not much there for the nose. Watered down caramel for the taste. Not much of a head when poured and a dark copper color. Boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dfinney23 (2658) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Darker than I expected, since I didn’t bother reading the back of the bottle when I bought it. Tastes like a pale Mexican lager with a little caramel added. If that sounds like the perfect beer to you then check this one out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUL 17, 2012
Botella de 740ml. Copa Lager. (Antiguas notas: “Semana de México” en Centro Comercial. Saboreada en casa).Color ámbar amarronado. Algo velada. La espuma marfil, de amplia burbuja, crea una capa amplia sin mucha retención. Aromas de maltas caramelo, dulces y leve lúpulo. El sabor es el esperado según el aroma: dulce malteado y toque tostado moderado. Los lúpulos herbales y terrosos aportan un sutil amargor. Cuerpo medio-ligero y carbonatación media-alta. Chispeante y aguada. Refrescante y asimilable. Buen maridaje, en verano, con comida mexicana. 25 floz. bottle. Lager glass. (From my notes: Bought at “Mexican Week” in a mall. Enjoyed at home). Brownish amber color. Chill haze. Off-white, large bubbled, froth creates a two finger crown. Not much retention. Caramel malt, sweet malt, slightly hoppy aromas. Flavor as expected from aromas: sweet maltiness & moderate toasted touch. Herbal & earthy hops provide subtle bitterness. Medium to light body. Medium to high carbonation. Fizzy & watery. Refreshing & drinkable. Nice pairing in Summer with Mexican food.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 12, 2012
Bottle. All these macro Mexican beers are starting to taste the same now - and perhaps they are all the same. Same same, not different.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kidmartinek (4621) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Dark caramel color pouring with a small head that disappears before the first sip. Despite the off-putting appearance and the the fact there’s practically no aroma at first a spicy syrupy barely aroma develops as the beer warms. The initial taste isn’t all that bad save for the metallic finish. The flavor is sort of a lot of nothing. It’s there but has no defining character. In the end, watery appearance and no lacing leave mixed feelings. Drink this is you want satiety without the offensiveness of american pale macros.

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