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

bottled
common

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available

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RATINGS: 1207   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.8   EST. CALORIES: 136   ABV: 4.55%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Lager beer with a delicious aroma of malt and hops and a delicate balance in its subtle refreshing taste.


2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
sethdude (704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 31, 2004
Smells sweet and slightly skunked, no head, very little carbonation. A pale golden color. Taste is fairly common american standard, better than others in the style.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Antonioism (11) - Warrensburg, Missouri, USA - MAR 31, 2004
A decent beer, I'm surprised considering its an American Standard, I was expecting a more budwiezerish taste. It reminds me of the Pacifico Clara. Decent beer.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 30, 2004
There is nothing really standoutish about this beer - and that's what makes it good. Many beers can pummel you with their strength [Starkheit] or kill your will to drink more. Heavier beers are I imagine not so very enjoyable in such arid and dry climates as Mexico or Arizona, etc. Thus we see how a beer like Tecate or its close competitor Pacifico Clara has its place in the world - especially in certain parts of the world. I had this beer with Mexican food in Hawaii and found it watery and thin, without too much taste or a palate, and yet, I liked it. I really did. Definitely better than Sol (bleh on that one).

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TombRaider22 (8) - USA - MAR 29, 2004 does not count
this beer is pretty good i really like it try it its the best beer ive had in weeks.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAR 20, 2004
Not a bad Mexican beer at all. Refreshing on a hot day. Poured a clear golden color, aroma was subtle. Tastes like a lighter lager ... nothing special, but good nonetheless.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Frank (3260) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2004
I must admit that I buy this on occasion because it comes in a pop-top quart bottle that I like to use for my homebrew (bigger bottles = less time spent bottling)... Anyway... It's yellow--very yellow. Served cold as it should be there's very little in the way of taste or aroma--just some grassy overtones and a slight metallic twinge. At higher temps that grainy cheap-ass bear flavor comes out with a force but it's still has a cleaner palate than most. Better than Corona, which ain't sayin' much.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2004 Not a terrible Mexican beer...I definitely enjoyed it more than a Corona and Dos Equis. I had a chance to sample a bottle of this on a trip to Sonoma, CA when it was in the mid 80's outside. This lager was exactly what I needed as far as being refreshing and tasty. Not too heavy, but not too light and watery either. It does lack the taste, aroma, and head found in other good beers, but it did have a nice overall balance.

1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 3, 2004
Had the fridge stocked with this in Mexico. There's something about poor Latin American countries with hot climates that just makes beers like this good. But as soon as you pass the Rio Grande the honeymoon is over. I do love the neat cans. When you're drunk the can is fun to touch with those funny ridges.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
TBone (13637) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 29, 2004
Can (sampled: 18.2.04 Mexico/DF-Merida plane)
Small bubbling white head. Yellow. Sweat aroma. Corn taste giving light sweet aftertaste.

2.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sturgess (173) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2004
It's got a good marketing scheme, good beer overall. I like the red cans espcially...it's a lighter beer, something that isn't so hard on the palate, generally enjoyable.


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