Beer Blog: In the Spirit of Cinco De Mayo

| May 6, 2012 | 2 Comments

On this past Saturday, May 5, I decided to venture out of my comfort zone and do something crazy.  In the spirit of the day, I asked the bartender for a can of a Tecate, a beer brewed in Mexico at Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery.  This brewery is a subsidiary of Heineken International.

To properly evaluate the beer, I asked for a glass.  The beer poured a pale straw yellow color with almost no head (it appears darker in the photo due to the lighting in the bar).  Even in a wide-rimmed glass, the aroma was nearly impossible to detect.  The predominant taste was very clean – the best descriptor for what I was tasting is…water. The finish presented mild carbonation that played on the tongue for a few seconds. As I kept drinking, I was amazed at how much this beer resembles water.  Very smooth, no body at all.  Stretching my imagination, I picked up some hints of milled corn.

This is certainly not a poorly crafted beer; it is a very clean lager.  It just was not interesting to me, at all.  I will return to my craft beers and local brews, favoring their enticing aromas and varying flavors.

About the Author:

I'm a South Baltimore resident that commutes and travels everywhere I can via bicycle. Craft beer used to be a hobby that grew into what might be considered an obsession. When I'm not sampling new beers, you can usually find me either running through the streets of Baltimore training for my next race, in the weight room, or playing with my dogs. Geotechnical engineering pays the bills.
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