Blind tasting review

Family Pale Lager Style North American Lager
Country Mexico ABV 4.5%
Producer Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma (Heineken)
Price $$ Packaging 12oz/355ml bottle

Overview Sol Beer—introduced in 1899 as “El Sol”—is part of a family of beers, mostly not exported, which includes an amber version, a light beer, and a lime-and-salt beer. It’s very popular in Mexico, and quite refreshing when fresh—way better than Corona—but the glass bottles bring it down to Corona’s level when it’s imported into the US. It’s a beer that’s best drunk on location. In a michelada.

Flavors and aromas A very thin, empty nose gave us little preview of what this beer had to offer... which isn’t too much of a strike against this beer, which doesn’t have much more than a thick mouthfeel and a flat palate. The high carbonation gives this lackluster beer a seltzer-like quality, but we’d advise you to just drink seltzer if it’s all the same to you.
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