Tecate is another beer from south of the border. It stands out among its counterparts however. Its flavor is bolder than the light Corona, and much more interesting than the forgettable Negra Modelo. In addition, it’s much less expensive than either of those beers.
I might add that Tecate and other Mexican beers are a bit more popular in New Mexico than the rest of the country. This keeps the beer moving off the shelves and much fresher when you get them home. Once, when I was visiting my sister in Georgia, my brother-in-law and I went to pick up some beers. I grabbed a twelve pack of Tecate that probably had been sitting for over a year on the shelf. Don’t leave your beer that long. I’ll let this serve as a warning to check your dates if you live in a part of the country where Mexican beers might not be very popular.
The first sip of this beer was refreshing with a bitter kick. With the second mouthful, it revealed itself to be a well-balanced beer. It’s not overly sweet or bitter. It’s not overly flavorful, but nor is it thin. Again, it’s a good balance. Tecate leaves a bit of a bitter aftertaste, but it’s not a bad thing. It’s actually a nice reminder that you have some more beer to drink.
Would I buy this beer again? Yes. Tecate is a good economical beer. It’s often on sale, and it’s a tasty brew for the price. Buy it in cans, and you can find some really good deals (I’m talking 30 for $12 good deals). Should you buy some Tecate? Yes. Buy it especially if you’re planning to have a bunch of friends over and want a beer that will last the evening without breaking your wallet.
I’ve decided that there’s too many beers I want to give a high 3/5 or the like. I’m changing my scale to an out-of-ten scale. I give this beer 7/10 caps.