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Tecate Titanium Is a High-Octane Mexican Lager

July 02, 2019

By Jesse Bussard, July 02, 2019

When I heard Tecate was releasing a new brew in its lineup, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to give it a try. Among other characteristics, Tecate Titanium stands out for its 7.5% ABV—higher than your typical Mexican lager. Marketed as a perfect beer to pair with grilling, it only makes sense that I give this beer a shot during the summer cookout season.

Appearance and Aroma

Titanium comes packaged in 24-ounce aluminum black and silver cans. The brand’s signature “T” is emblazoned across the chest of an eagle on the can’s side. In a glass, Titanium pours a deep straw golden color with a brilliant clarity typically seen in lagers. An off-white head appears during pouring but doesn’t stick around long, dissipating quickly afterward. As I swirl the beer in my glass, bold aromas of sweet corn, ripe fruit, and bready malt come through.

Titanium is a solid Mexican lager in every respect.”


Unsure of what to expect on my first sip, my tastebuds initially pick up strong flavors of corn flakes, biscuity malt, a touch of caramel, and the subtle hint of cooked corn in the background. This is complemented by a light herbal hop bitterness. Titanium finishes smooth, leaving a residual malty alcoholic sweetness on the tongue.


I wasn't sure what to expect when I cracked open my first Titanium. But after working my way through a 24-ounce can paired with a juicy grilled burger, I can say it’s a solid Mexican lager in every respect. Despite its slightly higher alcohol content, it’s also just a very drinkable beer. Availability is a bit limited for the time being (currently it’s only available in New York, California, Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico), but, hands down, Titanium is definitely an import worth seeking out.

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