Container: 12 Oz. Bottle
BJCP Style: International Pale Lager
Beer Connoisseur: None
- Bitterness Level: None
- Would I purchase again? Yes
- Would I stock it? No
- Comments: Average Mexican Pale Lager. Crisp, clean & refreshing. Not outstanding
When most people think of beers from Mexico, the first thing that comes to mind is Corona. Fortunately, there are a number of other solid beers that come from our neighbors to the south.
One of those is Carta Blanca; brewed by Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. As with many of the popular Mexican Lagers, enjoying them is all about setting the proper expectations. If you are looking for something with a lot of unique character or that puckering bitterness, this is not your beer. If you are looking for something light and refreshing, especially during those hot summer months or something that will not overwhelm your food choice, this is a quality choice.
Carta Blanca pours a clear, golden color with a decent fizzy white head. It has very mild hops, in fact, barely detectable. As a typical Mexican Pale Lager, it has a slight corn or grassy nose to it.
Start to finish, it has a light mouth feel finishing clean and crisp. Nothing super special about it, but certainly a drinkable beer.
As far as compared to other similar Mexican Lagers, Carta Blanca is a notch above Corona. Not one of my favorites from the region, but I wouldn’t turn one down!
Let me know if you’ve tried and what you think. I welcome your comments.