What goes well with food? Beer, of course. But what goes well with spicy and salty food? Tecate, of course…?
First things first: Tecate’s signature red can is alluring in a weird way, like ogling a decent looking girl who seems to have that extra something you can’t quite put your finger on. You can purchase Tecate in glass bottles, but I recommend going for the classic can for the full experience – that smooth, late-night at the local restaurant/lounge experience. Yeah…that’s the stuff.
There are plenty of beer drinkers that despise the taste and smell of Tecate, which admittingly is pretty bland with a slight corn sweetness. While it’s totally fair to pan a beer for tasting less than stellar, Tecate’s light carbonation and taste work to its advantage – when food is involved.
For “quenching your thirst” (your thirst for getting wasted on the cheap, that is) and cleaning your palette, the brew works like a charm; as a stand-alone it’s not up to snuff.
I would bet that Tecate is a great beer for cooking purposes, though…
Smells like: sawdust and sweet sweat; blue collar beer
Tastes like: unremarkable but slightly sweet
Alcohol content: 4.50%, with heavy drinkability