DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 17, 2006
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
(12 oz bottle: BevMo in La Jolla, CA) It’s really sweltering here in San Diego today, all the way up to 80 degrees! There probably won’t be a better time to sample some Tecate than when I’m suffering in this oppressive heat! Tecate strikes me as being really sweet for a Mexican lager, noticeably more sweet than any of the others I’ve had. To go along with the sweetness, I am also struck by the spicy notes on the first few sips, but those quickly meld into the overall flavor, disappearing all together after awhile. The malts, if I may be so bold as to call them that, are a bit doughy and corny, and with no bitterness (and certainly nothing resembling hops) to counter, this beer gets really stale on the palate pretty quickly. It’s light bodied, but with the excessive sweetness holding on well into the finish, the beer doesn’t seem watery. The nose is fairly sweet and a little doughy as well. Pale straw in color with wonderful clarity, this would be a decent looking beer if only the white head were taller on the pour and didn’t fade into oblivion within a few minutes. Not the worst-tasting Mexican beer I’ve had, but close. The cheap sweetness is rather overbearing and perhaps masks an otherwise awful underbelly.
cargo150 (138) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Autre bière du mexique commerciale, même produit.... Plus un gout standard que les autres mais quand même rien d’extraordinaire ici...
IceChipsSky11 (75) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2013
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
.................................................. skies and may your pots be monsters!
hman43 (156) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2013
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
(Had 11/27) This had little in the way of aroma or head. It was pale in color and had a fizzy, astringent taste. Not pleasant, can’t say I expected it to be.
Sourguy83 (20) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 29, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Ok had to rate for shirts and giggles. On tap at an all inclusive place in cabo. Pretty metallic insipid mullah. Hell it was free. Corona is better
Haslinger (802) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
yiiikes, this is a very carbonated corn flavored Mexican beer at its finest, ok to drink if you’re out on a boat with some babes or need something to refresh you after mowing a hot lawn. Otherwise steer clear
o_Merlin_o (129) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Small head. Fair lacing. Sparkling yellow body. Aroma of malt, mild hops, light yeast, and vanilla. Thin, oily texture. Little to nothing flavor which dissipates rapidly. Lots of carbonation, which leads me to think that the bubbles are taking away all the flavor.
blackisle (327) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden, medium frothy white head, some lacing; sweet malt nose, grain, grass; medium sweet, slightly bitter; medium body, watery mouthfeel, lively carbonation; dry fresh finish with light bitterness
merc7186 (1469) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A: Clear Golden Straw Hue, Passes Lots of Light, Mild White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
S: Stale Corn
T: Hay, Corn
M: Mediocre Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Watery
Overall....mah! Not much more to say about it.
Ernesto987 (3010) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nothing beer, well a little worse than a nothing beer, crappy adjunct flavored Mexican piss
Masterkush7 (119) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
1.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Smells like a cheap beer obviously. Copper pour. Pretty crappy crap. Not too enjoyable