Cervezas of Mexico!
Overall I was happy with the beer south of the border, I even found a few I hadn’t tried before! Here is a review of what I found while in Tulum.
- [rating=5] – I will fly to another country just to drink this beer!
- [rating=4] – You need this beer in your life
- [rating=3] – Better than your average beer
- [rating =2] – It gets the job done
- [rating=1] – Well you gotta drink something…
Kolster light [rating=2]
clean light lager, very drinkable, a bit on the watery side
basic lager, slightly astringent, I couldn’t drink many of these and likely would result in a hangover
Leon Negra [rating=3]
Far superior to standard Leon which is rough at best, nicely balanced and a hint of hops and a touch of maltyness
Modelo Negra [rating=3]
Modelo’s dark beer has a dry finish similar to a dry stout, creamy, slightly chalky, very good one of the top beers in Mexico
Modelo Especial [rating=1]
The only thing I found especial about this beer was how skunky it was. The clear glass bottle may have helped contribute to the skunking, but I did not have any Especials that were not skunked.
I left home with Bohemia as my favorite Mexican beer, and returned the same way. This beer is my favorite because it is very well balanced, and you can actually taste the hops.
Bohemia – Chocolate stout [rating=3]
Oh no they didn’t, oh yes they did! My favorite Mexican beer brand takes it to the next level with their chocolate stout. It’s a full bodied stout with a hint of chocolate. The taste of chocolate lingers. It’s by far the best chocolate stout I have had on a white sand beach.
standard lager, decently drinkable, not frequently available but cheap
Relatively standard Lager, it does not stand out in many ways, but it was good enough to have a few during a night out.
This beer is one of the top sellers in Mexico, this is what you think of when you think of a Mexican beer. Its just OK, it gets better with a lime.
Sol con Limon y Sal (Lime & Salt) [rating=2]
They did it for you! Sol alone needs something and when you put the salt and lime in really makes it nice to drink in a hot climate.
Superior Rubia [rating=3]
This was the best light colored beer I tried while in Mexico. It is a blonde beer (Rubio is Blonde) It is heavier bodied with a clear golden color. Slightly malty, with some fruity esters that come through similar to a Hefeweizen.
Clean, decent balance, very drinkable. This is my go to beer for a decent 6 pack and a cheap price.
Pacifico Clara [rating=2]
Pacifico is available in Tulum but it is not much as others. Another relatively standard lager, slightly more body than some of the others, again it is improved by a lime.