Aztec Mexican Cerveza Standard Refill

Product: 90-11961-00

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Light gold color, clean refreshing taste with a crisp finish. This is a classic Mexican style beer best served ice cold.


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  • 1 Can Aztec Mexican Cerveza Brewing Extract
  • 1 Packet Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extract)
  • 2 Booster™ Pouches
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser


Additional Information

Flavor: Malty

ABV (alc/vol): 5%

SRM (Color): 2

IBU (Bitterness): 13

This product will produce 8 liters of beer in approximately 3 weeks

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Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions by visiting our help desk).



Brewing beer is the process of combining a starch source (in this case, a malt brewing extract) with yeast. Once combined, the yeast eats the sugars in the malt, producing alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). This process is called fermentation.

  1. Remove the yeast packet from under the lid of the can of Brewing Extract, then place the unopened can in hot tap water.
  2. Using the measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot. Bring water to a boil, and then remove from heat. Open the can of Brewing Extract and pour it into the hot water. Open Booster packets and slowly pour into hot mixture while stirring. Continue to stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort.
  3. Fill keg with cold tap water to the #1 mark on the back.
  4. Pour the wort into the keg, and then bring the volume of the keg to the #2 mark by adding more cold water. Stir vigorously with the spoon or whisk.
  5. Sprinkle the yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir.
  6. Put your keg in a location with a consistent temperature between 65° and 75° F (18.3°-23.8° C) and out of direct sunlight. After approximately 24 hours, you will be able to see the fermentation process happening by shining a flashlight into the keg. You'll see the yeast in action in the wort. The liquid will be opaque and milky, you will see bubbles rising in the liquid, and there will be bubbles on the surface.
  7. You’ll ferment for 21 days total. Your fermentation will usually reach its peak in 2 to 5 days (this is also known as “high krausen”). You may see a layer of foam on top of the wort, and sediment will accumulate at the bottom of the fermenter. This is totally normal. Complete fermentation will take approximately 2 weeks. After high krausen the foam and activity will subside and your batch will appear to be dormant. Your beer is still fermenting. The yeast is still at work slowly finishing the fermentation process.


Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions by visiting our help desk).

Flavor Profile

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Alcohol by volume: 5%
SRM (color): 2
IBU (Bitterness): 13
Aztec Mexican Cerveza Standard Refill is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 53.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEtter Than I Imagined Prepared according to the recipe and fermented for three weeks. Bottle conditioned for four weeks. The results are outstanding, very smooth and refreshing. My wife detected a note of vanilla. It isn't Corona, it's better, and it's great with a slice of lime. I just ordered 2 more refills.
Date published: 2016-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Big Hit! Brewed this Mexican Cerveza at the beginning of June along with the Pale LME included in the deluxe kit. I let it ferment for 3 weeks, carbonate in the bottle 2 weeks, and then conditioned it in my basement for an additional 2 weeks. It is fantastic! I served it with a lime wedge to my nephew who lives in Texas (and knows a thing or two about cervezas). He said it was outstanding! I just placed another order for some more, so I can brew this for my daughter's wedding rehearsal dinner in October. If you like Corona, you will love this beer!
Date published: 2016-08-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Aztec Mexican Cerveza: A Little Bit of A Miss When I first got my brewing kit, I couldn't wait to start brewing. I did the Grand Bohemian Pilsner first and loved it. Which this one though, I was expecting better. Maybe my brother and I brewed it wrong but it didn't taste the way we had hoped. It tasted a little more like Apple Juice than actual beer. This one was a hit of a miss. HOWEVER....I am willing to give this a second shot sometime in the future because as I stated we may have brewed it wrong, and that's probably why it tasted different to us. Just brewed the Bavarian Weissbier and can't wait to see how that turns out!
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Friends Favorite I brewed a batch straight up months ago. It does taste like a Corona but I wanted something more. I have had some luck creating my own recipes so, around end of September, I purchased again and added 12 oz honey in the wort along with about 6 oz fresh mint. Reccommend adding mint at end of boil. I made four holiday brews from Pumpkin to Apple and a Chocolate Stout but this one was everyone's favorite!
Date published: 2016-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tasting beer highly recomend. This was the second batch I ever brewed and let me say it is my favorite by far all of my friends keep begging me to make more.
Date published: 2015-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Amber Ever I bought the Mexican Cerveza for two reasons. One, it's getting warmer and I wanted something to drink ice cold after working outside. Two, my beautiful wife is Hispanic and requested that I make it. Three and a half weeks later and we are not disappointed. Chilled just in time for Cinco de Mayo. It has a floral quality that is crisp and balanced. Goes down with guacamole, salsa, and a bowl of lime chips. Cheers.
Date published: 2016-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great kit. No nothing to it. This was one of two kits that came with my Christmas gift. I had a few college grads try it and they actually said they would buy this beer -- in the store. I'm 42 years old-- drank lots of beers and I agree, this extract kit from Mr. Beer is proper. So ! Good On Ya Mate ! It's crisp, clean and original in taste and body. Great session beer. Goood drinking beer. BTW. If you want or think the head should be more just realize I had to stare at it for awhile before I decided to take a pic
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good Just finished drinking the whole batch. (Not all at the same time). Every time I drank some, the first swig was kinda bitter. But after that, it was as good as any beer. This was only my second batch made with my Mr. Beer kit, so I am no expert. It was at least as good or better than any store bought beer. Only other thing to note is that drinking this, as opposed to any normal store bought beer was that it seemed far more filling. My first batch made with the kit was the same and I'm not sure why. I will probably make this type again though.
Date published: 2018-06-08
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