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Dos Equis Azul - Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.

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Reviews: 25
Hads: 139
Avg: 3.13
pDev: 47.92%
Wants: 9
Gots: 72 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Lemke10 on 05-29-2014

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Photo of MarvinSnyder
3.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Poured into a regular pint glass from a bottle. Pours a clear gold with a frothy white head that slowly dissipates to almost nothing. Nice lacing early in the experience.

Smell: A rather complex smell that contains coriander, pepper, agave nectar, limes, and cymbogan citratus.

Taste: Sweet agave, pepper, lime, and lemongrass with coriander ever present.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation. A little watery over the palate with just a hint of alcohol that warms in the end.

Overall: Not a huge fan of this beer because of the coriander, which unfortunately dominates the taste.

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Photo of Tone
3.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of strong coriander, slight citrus, sweet malt, slight pale malt, hint of agave, and a hint of alcohol. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong coriander, spice, sweet malt, slight citrus, slight pale malt, slight agave, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, the coriander is quite strong, but otherwise a surprisingly decent offering form Dos Equis.

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Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.88/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a nice golden color, thin foam head, not much though.
Smells fruity, must be the blue agave nectar. Mild lager smell, it's well covered by the spices/flavorings.
Tastes mostly like a lager beer, like a Dos Equis tastes, except it has an interesting, but not bad fruit taste to it, a taste I think if the "blue agave nectar" it says on the bottle. Not a bad taste and not too overpowering since i can still taste the beer well enough.
Feels like a lager, I know I'm not being very descriptive but it is what it is. Smooth, decent carbonation. Easy to drink.
Overall, i really like Dos Equis green bottle, and was interested to try this. And this isn't bad, and wouldn't mnd having it again sometime, but I wouldn't want to drink it all the time.

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Photo of barnzy78
2.41/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A - golden colored body, white head dissipates quickly
S - odd nose is oddly intriguing; lager yeast, pale malt, agave, lime
T - agave, spicy, yeast, biscuity pale malt, wheat, lime
M - lighter body, somewhat refreshing with a crisp finish, but has an unpleasant after-taste of agave and lime
O - I could drink this on a beach somewhere, but one would be more than enough. I'm not crazy over it.

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Photo of mhuber
2/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours clear, golden color and a thin, course head. No lacing. Mild citrus aroma. The flavor of cloves is strong. Moderate carbonation. Maybe just a hint of pineapple in there. I really don't care much for spiced beers and this one is no exception. Not very good.

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Photo of mkh012
3.49/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The green dos equis is one of my favorite cheaper beers (my favorite Mexican macro), so I was excited to try this. This beer reminds me a bit of lienenkugels sunset wheat. It smells of agave and fruit loops, and the taste follows the nose, but its pretty smooth and not ridiculously sweet. No real alcohol presence but a little hoppiness on the back end. Overall, solid and very drinkable, but definitely not for everyone.

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Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Slightly hazy golden color with a small white head, dissipates quickly, no lacing

S: I get the sweet fruit smell, the bottle says agave, smells a lot like the blueberry beers, lager yeast

T: Sweet agave, then maltiness, then a slight hop bitterness

M: Light, carbonated well

O: A decent beer. A lot like any of the blueberry flavored beers which is not a bad thing to me. I would have it again.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.1/5  rDev +31%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dos Equis Azul - Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this brew's head is one finger thick with droopy lacing, and a medium gold body.

Smells like a small touch of the added agave, with some full bodied grains and malt.

I taste that agave, but its not overwhelming like another certain macrobrewer's agave product. This is very smooth and refreshing. You still get a friendly helping of lager taste in this beer.

The mouthfeel here is clean and crisp. This could be a great quencher.

Overall, I'll give Dos Equis Azul - Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. a 4. This came in this year's "Beers of Mexico" sampler pack, but I hope to see it in its own shelf space in my area's retailers of fine beverages.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.35/5  rDev +39%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dos Equis Azul brewed by Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. This brew has an ABV of 5.70% Azul pours out a nice amber color with a small white head. Nice looking brew, the smell is rich with grains and malts. You also pick up a hit of hops and spices in the smell. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavor and spices. The spices are just right. There is a lot going on in this brew. Dos Equis Azul has a nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. I like how smooth this brew is. The mouthfeel of Dos Equis Azul is rich smooth and bold. This is a nice drinking brew, you really can't pick up on the 5.7% ABV in this brew. Overall I'm giving Dos Equis Azul a 4.5 out 5. Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. , did a nice job with this one. I would buy this brew again.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.17/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains light caramelized malts, agave fruit, some spice and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a strong and mildly sweet blue agave fruit flavor up front. Then some breadiness comes in from a thin malt character. The hops presence is very and there isn’t much balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, it’s a decent fruit beer overall but there are others I would pick first.

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Photo of TheHammer
3.45/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured with a finger of head that was not long for this world, but at least managed to leave some spotty lacing. The body is a clear gold with ample carbonation.

Smell: Well without question there is Agave in here. It has that cactus kinda smell somewhere between Aloe Vera and Tequilla proper. That's not a negative by any means, but what is, is that apart from some touches of cloves, that's all I'm getting. Still it's strong and didn't need a lot of warming to come out.

Taste: Well that agave taste permiates the entire beer, to the point where I don't feel it's a good thing. It starts as the only taste, as it tastes like I'm drinking one of those weird foreign canned nectar drinks..think Jumex. Thankfully it somewhat gives way as reigned in wheat and corn tasting malt presses forward but can't quite overcome the agave. However eventually near the end of the beer it takes back seat to a light bitter kick of sandy hops.

Mouthfeel: While drinking it, that agave seems to give it a slightly slimy texture. At first it takes a back seat and it comes across as unique, but as you drink more and more it aserts itself. The transistioning is subdued because the agave has such a big presence here. The carbonation doesn't seem to really accent anything either way. It is just weird.

Drinkability: The carbonation of this beer sits in your gut quite a bit. I was belching like crazy after this. It's refreshing and it pushes the envelope as to what I would say is light bodied, but it's a beer only for the sweltering heat.

Final Thoughts: This is one of those beers that tries to push the envelope by throwing something weird into the mash. In this case, Agave, but it also advertises on it that it's a wheat beer and spiced and they really are not present at all. If you are a big Tequilla drinker and like the taste, this is probably the beer for you. I found that this really killed my thirst but the mouthfeel turned as it went on. Worth a try for sure, but not much more.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.52/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: A golden body with a slightly murky hue but still completely see-through sits under a white sudsy head. The head recedes to a light film, Light soapy lacing for a few moments until it disappears.

Aroma: A wet, soggy cereal grain aroma but some cinnamon-like spices save the day, as well as faint agave nectar sweetness.

Taste: Immediately there is an Earl Grey tea kind of taste -- slightly citric with orange notes. The taste profile is papery, watery, thin. The spices add enough flavor to keep drinking.

Mouthfeel: Slightly creamy, not as watery as other Mexican adjunct lagers.

Overall: This beer is kind of all over the place. I'm not sure the spices will help this or hurt it. I guess I wouldn't want a sixer or a session with this. The mixed 12 pack came with 3 cans, so that's certainly doable.

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Photo of damian3770
5/5  rDev +59.7%

this is hands down the best Mexican beer that I have ever tasted. can't get enough of it! and it is not available as a standalone 6,12 or 30 pack yet. :( have to buy a fiesta 12 pack for you to just get 3 bottles.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

Sampling right now on 8/22/14. New out for this summer. Bought a single one today and added it to the 'make your own 6' for $8.99. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F and poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a a pretty slightly hazy amber in color with about a 1/2 finger foamy white head that settles down to a thin layer on top and sides of the glass. Some spotty 'ringed' lacing is seen. The aroma is of grains. agave and some spice for the most part. The taste is pretty much the same with some sweetness from the wheat and maybe some corn (?) that ends in a slight dry finish. Overall, it is pretty good and is refreshing.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

This was dropped off in support of The CANQuest ™ by my local, in-person trader, tone77.

“Imported from Mexico”; “Beer brewed with spice, blue agave nectar and caramel color added”; “Enjoy XX Responsibly”.

I had inadvertently done a Bounce Test on this CAN, so I held my breath when I CANducted the Crack! I was worried for naught as it had settled, but it was a brimful CAN, so I decided to shoot the works and go for an inverted Glug. No problem, although I was disappointed by its color. I was CANticipating a lovely shade of azure blue, but no, it was just Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4) with NE-quality clarity. The foamy finger of bone-white head showed little attempt at retention and quickly shrank back into itself like a turtle’s head into its shell. There was shrinkage, I tell you, shrinkage! Nose reminded me that I do not care what they put into an AAL, if corn is among them, then corn is going to trump all else. Sure enough, past the spice and blue agave nectar, I could smell corn. Lousy color, lousy smell, I could see where this was headed. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. The taste was really odd. I did not perceive the corn as prevalently as on the nose, but the spices were strange. It tasted like a vanilla cookie! I kid you not. Finish was semi-sweet and still CANtinued to remind me of ‘Nilla Wafers. Hmmm. Not bad, but not great, either.

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Photo of Foyle
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: a 1" sudsy white head falls quickly with some light lacing remaining. Color is a cloudy gold with lots of streaming carbonation.

Aroma: hay, agave, lightly toasted barley, maybe a hint of hops.

Mouthfeel: light and watery mouthfeel with a somewhat dry finish.

Flavor: sweetness dominates -- from the wheat, the light barley, probably some corn as well as the agave. There is a light grassy/herbal hop in the finish to provide a bit of balance.

Overall: easy drinking, refreshing, light summer beer.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.24/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Have you ever had Sweetwaters Blue? If so, than you've had this. Who would have thought that blue agave would have such a blueberry scent and taste. Albeit, it's a tad artificial. It's not bad and makes for an easily drinkable beer I just wish it had a bit more heft.

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Photo of tone77
3.79/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of spices, citrus, agave. Taste is very refreshing. Sweet, agave nectar, citrus, some spice, highly sessionable. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

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Photo of lunatic
4.39/5  rDev +40.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I really like the Dos Equis (Clara) green bottle so I decided to give this a try. The bottle hints that it is a wheat beer brewed with spice, carmel with and agave nectar. I am not a fan of flavored beer but this beer is the exception. Opening the bottle the aroma of spice and sweetness are evident. Taste wise this spice and nectar combination are not to overbearing like other flavored beers but just enough to linger for a bit. The drinkability of this brew is smooth and refreshing. Kind of hard to believe its over the 5 % alcohol content that it claims to be. Overall a very classy tasting brew done very well.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.73/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Dos Equis Azul has a medium, white head, a clear, gold-straw appearance, with a few stray bubbles and minimal lacing. The aroma is of malt, wheat, spices of some sort, and sweetness. Taste is of all that, with a noticeable citrus fruit aspect. Mouthfeel is medium, and Dos Equis Azul finishes mostly wet and easy drinking. Overall, this is okay, but to be fair, I am not favorable towards the flavored beer style.


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Photo of sommersb
3.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tasted On: 06-20-2014
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Shaker pint
Purchased: 12-pack from Kroger

Clear pale yellow beer, with a small white head that fades fast. Lacing is decent. Aromas have sweet grains like corn, plus lemon and some other unidentified fruit flavors.

Taste features a slight fruity sweetness overall, with no bitterness or other hop notes. The feel is crisp and clean with a prickly carbonation. Finish is on the sweet side.

I didn't have high expectations for this but actually enjoyed it quite a bit as a light summer lager.

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Photo of dannydetox
1.37/5  rDev -56.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

Promo bottle received 6/11. I was skeptical to be sure, but this one is worse than my already lowered expectations. the pale gold color with thin, soapy head that actually laced the glass are the best parts of this attempt by Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc to cash in on the flavored wheat beer craze. aromas of spent grain husks, skunk, and hints of sweetener great the nostrils. can't tell there is any wheat in the malt bill. across the tongue i detect more corn sweetness, little to no carbonation, and, fortunately, no lingering aftertaste. i doubt even the shocktop crowd will fall for this gimmick.

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Photo of HazelEyedHippie
2.01/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Probably one of my least favorite beers ever. Yes, there is an added sweetness with the agave, which distracts from the bitterness, but I am not a fan. It seems sort of like a light beer, even though it's not. Added caramel color (which I try to avoid), I am also not a fan of. I would never purchase this beer again, and as it is, it was part of a Mexican beer variety pack. ;)

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Photo of secondtooth
2.89/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a pale straw yellow, with a plentiful quad-finger head of white suds. Almost no trace of lace, though, oddly.

Nose says some spice, corn malts. Curious mix.

Taste is sweet for sure, no doubt from the agave syrup infusion and sweet adjunct malts. There's a spicy and hoppy kick there, at the finish, luckily. Not bad, and one I'd like to re-taste to get a better idea of this unusual flavor combination.

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Photo of Lemke10
2.51/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear, light yellow color with a little fizz, not even enough to create much of a head. The aroma is grainy with a bit of spice. The taste and texture is thin as expected but the spice is much bolder than I was expecting. The blue agave nectar of course adds sweetness to the flavor. Not bad, but also not something I would plan on buying again.

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Dos Equis Azul from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
75 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.