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What is Sol? Sol is described as a 'Blond Mexican, light, festive and refreshing. A golden coloured Pilsner-style beer with a quenching dry finish'. It was founded near Mexico City in 1899, when a new beer was in development by a German brewmaster called 'El Salto del Agua' when a ray of sunshine shone through the beer inspiring him to name this new brew, 'El Sol', which then became the very first 'Mexican Sunshine Beer'. In 1924 the brand name changed to simply 'Sol' and the original sunshine with rays designs stay very much the same.
The Taste Test I found this to be a rather light and fresh beer which gave for very easy drinking. It was malty with citrus flavours, and like most beers and lagers it's definitely best served cold. Although despite being tagged the 'sunshine beer' I found it got warm quickly and the malt then greatly overpowered the lemon flavour and left a queer taste in my mouth, however I solved this by keeping them in the freezer and supping quick enough for it to not get a chance to get warm. It's not one of the best beers I've drunk, and personally I prefer something that can go down a bit slower.
Similar to Corona in taste, and best served from the bottle with a wedge of lime in the neck which unfortunately I did not have at the time and cannot yet comment on this. Apparently it's great with lemon dishes such as salads, chicken satays or fish and can also be drunk well with spicy foods like Mexican nachos, tacos or Thai dishes. A great summer barbeque drink.
At 4.5% and comes in 33cl bottles it's enough to get you tipsy after 1 or 2 but not so much that you'll be left on the floor after 4. I bought 4 for £3.10 at Tesco which in my opinion is pretty good value. You can also purchase 4 for £3.00 at Asda, or 6 for £6.68 (which must be a mistake somewhere along the line I think) and even the best offer so far at £7.50 for 12 from Sainsburys.
Sol's definitely worth a try, especially if you like Corona or like to try world beers but I wouldn't make it top of your list. If you do decide to give it a go then make sure you grab yourself a lime or 2. I would definitely drink it again but will not be in a rush to do so, there are much better beers and lagers out there.
What's In It? ABV: 4.5% Alcohol Units: 1.5 per 33cl bottle Ingredients: Malted Barley, Hops, Yeast and Water Allergens: Malted Barley Calories: 132 per bottle GM Status: GMO free
Please drink responsibly. And remember that just because other people look attractive when you're intoxicated, you probably don't : )