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Old 01-22-21, 01:17 PM
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Last new thread I promise. What yall think about this Mexican beer? I like it but I like any beer that is ice cold.


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For a Mexican lager, it's okay. For that specific style, I tend to prefer Modelo.
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I have fond memories of the different beers I've tried when visiting Mexico.😁. (Mexican beer tastes especially good when fishing for Marlin, or any sportfish for that matter.) I don't remember ever disliking a Mexican beer, but I've never been wowed by one either.

Maybe we should start a " The best beers I've ever tasted" thread?
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I haven't tried that particular one. The only Mexican beer I've found that I like is Modelo Negra. I tend to strongly lean towards porters, stouts, and wheatbeers. I do like me a lot of the Belgian style beers, especially a good triple or quad.

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I have fond memories of the different beers I've tried when visiting Mexico.😁. (Mexican beer tastes especially good when fishing for Marlin, or any sportfish for that matter.) I don't remember ever disliking a Mexican beer, but I've never been wowed by one either.

Maybe we should start a " The best beers I've ever tasted" thread?
I got a list.... I spent about a year and half in Germany.
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Noticed that goofy sticker...
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Last new thread I promise. What yall think about this Mexican beer? I like it but I like any beer that is ice cold.


I'm going to need to try one to tell, you did bring enough to share with the group didn't you?
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pretty sure you just peed in that bottle, and this is a trick question.
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Old 01-22-21, 09:59 PM
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I like SOL. My first experience was while vacationing in Mexido. I don't think it's a good beer in excess, but 1 or 2 on a hot day is fine by me.
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Old 01-22-21, 10:08 PM
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i'll stick with a tecate if i'm absolutely forced to consume mexibeer.
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I always preferred Pacifico, when given the choice of Pacifico or Sol. There seems to be a certain "rationality" with the two beers... They are not always available in the same location.

I am also comparing a pilsner (Pacifico) to a lager (Sol), so not a 1:1 comparison.

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Clear Lagers (All 4.5% alcohol unless otherwise indicated)

Bohemia Lager—By far the best beer in Mexico that you can see through. It’s an unabashedly European lager with far more complexity than the competition, and 5.3% alcohol. One to sip and savor. There’s also a wheat beer version—for you Shock Top and Blue Moon fans.

Modelo—This sister beer to Negra Modelo is touted as a premium beer and comes with a neck wrapped in foil in bottles, but in reality most people wouldn’t be able to distinguish it from most others in a taste test. It has a little more body and heavier finish than the Corona class though and also comes in cans.

Dos XX Lager—The Rolling Rock of Mexico, in a green bottle with a strangely sweet taste. Available in cans as well.

Carta Blanca and Estrella—These two similar-tasting brands used to be quite common, but seem to be fading away into obscurity. Neither is a standout, but Carta Blanca is now the cheapest one on the shelf in a store. That would normally make it popular with those on a budget, but at just 4% alcohol, it’s not.

Corona—One of the five best-selling beers in the world, but it usually tastes better in Mexico, where the bottles don’t have so much time in transit and on shelves. (Sunlight coming through clear bottles is never a good thing for beer.) This is the typical “drink all afternoon” beer, working well on its own or with a plate of tacos. Refreshing with a lime.

Sol—While Corona wins the marketing wars in the U.S., Sol is the winning brand in much of Mexico, despite not being a standout in any respect. You see the logo plastered everywhere and it’s seemingly on every restaurant and bar menu. Like Corona, it’s simple and inoffensive, but still slightly more flavorful than your typical American macrobrew. At its best ice cold, and progressively worse as it gets warmer.

Montejo—Named after the Spaniard who conquered the Yucatan and left a trail of blood in his wake. Less dramatic than its name would suggest, but a nice change of pace.

Superior—Very similar in taste to Montejo and available in big returnable bottles or cans.

Pacifico—A bit more bitter and hefty than Corona, Montejo, or Sol, many beer drinkers view this as the best of the light lagers and it is especially popular in the western half of the country. Launched by three Germans in Mazatlan in 1900 and still brewed there.

Corona Especial—There’s nothing “especial” about this cheaper beer and it bears little resemblance to the regular Corona. Available in big quart bottles when quantity is more important than quality.

Tecate—Sold mostly in cans, this is a “load up the cooler” kind of beer that is nothing to get excited about. If you are staying at a low-end all-inclusive resort, this is what they will probably be serving.

Tecate Titanium—An old-school malt liquor like you find in 40-ounce bottles in the USA, but here “high alcohol” is relative. This one is at 5.5% and is basically regular Tecate with a bit more buzz for your buck.
https://www.transitionsabroad.com/li...-rundown.shtml

And frankly, I just thought this was funny...

Tecate Light—Billed by a friend who lived in Mexico for a year as “the worst beer I have ever tasted,” this is one to avoid at all costs unless you are on a crash diet. It’s as bad as Coors Light, which is saying a lot. Has 3.9% alcohol.
I used to ride my bike from San Diego to Tecate about once a month or so (back in the '90s) where I enjoyed cheap street tacos and Tecate beer... the latter best served with a generous squeeze of lime and a dash of salt on the top of the can.

There was one big hill climb (from Barrett Junction to Dulzura) back on highway 94... the rest was "downhill" to San Diego.
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Hmmm. it is a blonde, and I really like blondes.
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
https://www.transitionsabroad.com/li...-rundown.shtml

And frankly, I just thought this was funny...



I used to ride my bike from San Diego to Tecate about once a month or so (back in the '90s) where I enjoyed cheap street tacos and Tecate beer... the latter best served with a generous squeeze of lime and a dash of salt on the top of the can.

There was one big hill climb (from Barrett Junction to Dulzura) back on highway 94... the rest was "downhill" to San Diego.
it's still there in case you feel like reprising old times...
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Appearently the brewer doesn't believe it's taste is worth protection from light through coloured glass.
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Noticed that goofy sticker...
Its the sun.

I give it a cinco. Had several while fishing in the strait between Cozumel and the peninsula.
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I like Dos Equis brown bottle - that one gets no respect these days.
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Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
it's still there in case you feel like reprising old times...
That whole area got built up... riding a bike on 94 is a lot riskier now... and now, to go to Tecate and back requires a passport. Back then, you just waved as you rode through. I used to really enjoy that little town square.
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Wait they make Titanium beer now? Steel Reserve is real!

I am not really a beer drinker, for some reason the taste just doesn't appeal in all the various beers I have tried from higher end stuff to the cheap stuff. I will stick with my whisky and whiskey. In fact I might go ahead and have myself some Skrewball tonight and enjoy life a little more.
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That whole area got built up... riding a bike on 94 is a lot riskier now... and now, to go to Tecate and back requires a passport. Back then, you just waved as you rode through. I used to really enjoy that little town square.
yah, never the quietest road altho the stretch from the 188 (to/from tecate) east to campo seems to see about a fourth of the traffic vs the westbound towards san diego does.
since the jamul casino opened by the jamul fire station a few years ago, the stretch from otay lakes rd/honey springs rd to the edge of jamul/the casino is about 2x busier.
similar to what happened with wildcat canyon rd. running between lakeside and the barona casino area. tecate crossing traffic is still minimal compared to either of the tijuana crossings.
that stretch from the 188 east to campo is pretty in the spring...if you can luck into a day where the winds aren't blowing double digits westwards.
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Its in a clear bottle so its going to be skunked. Never fails. Thats why you add the lime.
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yah, never the quietest road altho the stretch from the 188 (to/from tecate) east to campo seems to see about a fourth of the traffic vs the westbound towards san diego does.
since the jamul casino opened by the jamul fire station a few years ago, the stretch from otay lakes rd/honey springs rd to the edge of jamul/the casino is about 2x busier.
similar to what happened with wildcat canyon rd. running between lakeside and the barona casino area. tecate crossing traffic is still minimal compared to either of the tijuana crossings.
that stretch from the 188 east to campo is pretty in the spring...if you can luck into a day where the winds aren't blowing double digits westwards.
Back in the days when Cuyamaca College was alone by itself, and there was no "Rancho whatever" out there, that whole area was a great bike ride... but as soon as development started, and 94 and 54 were realigned, and the old steel bridge bypassed... it just steadily got worse.

I used to ride out to the backside of Jamal, and up to Skyline Truck Trail (yes, you could see the ocean, from the top)... those roads were so empty you could hear a car a quarter mile away... sigh.

I lived in North Park at the time, and considered Casa d Oro "out in the country." Those were great rides.
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