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

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BA SCORE
72
okay

2,471 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,471
Reviews: 707
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 18.33%
Wants: 26
Gots: 216 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-24-2001)
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Photo of Jason
3.53/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz. brown long neck. Gold label with gold artwork and a red/maroon XX. No freshness date to be found.

Appearance: Brownish copper in colour with a semi-sticky cream coloured lace that retains pretty well to the sides of the glass.

Smell: Touch of malt with toasted and sweet undertones. Very faint floral hop and trace alcohol also in the aroma.

Taste: Crisp and dry malt mouth feel of grain and a touch of husk, faintly light hop flavour and a residual sweetness hit in the middle and let through a very light bitterness. Malt is a little thin but the toasted character makes up for that a bit. The aftertaste lingers with left over residual dextrins and leaves the mouth clean.

Notes: One of the better lagers to be imported from Mexico and a better pick from mass-produced American amber lagers like Michelob Amber Bock and the like though pale in compairison to some of the more flavourful Vienna Style Lagers. Pairs well with mild bean or chicken burritos covered with Monterey Jack cheese.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Popsinc
2.7/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A clear amber pour with a nice head. The nose is very mild...light fuitiness takes some shape. The taste overall is bland. Almost no hoppiness. Malts are sublte if not hidden. There seems to be a pinch of citrusy sweetness on the finish but that fades quite fast. A light bodied beer with a decent mouthfeel. An easy drinker but little in the way of interesting qualities.

Photo of RoyalT
2.55/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance – Brownish-orange in color and very clear. No head to speak of.

Smell – Faint malt aroma with no balance.

Taste – Not much there other than the smallish malt from the aroma. It seems like there’s something bitter in there – an attempt to balance maybe – but the flavor was uninspiring overall.

Mouthfeel – Light carbonation helped this one along, but the flavor made for some gagging swallows.

Drinkability – Not the tastiest beer in the world, but fine for a hot summer day.

Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of brownbeer
2.85/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Amber with a white head that stays around a while.

Make sure and get a whiff of it quickly, as the aroma fades fast. Slightly nutty, grainy, with a hint of caramel.

The taste fades about as fast as the smell. It's pretty bland with hints of caramelized malts and a slightly dirty taste, though the mouthfeel is pretty good.

I want to lower my score more with every sip.

Photo of JudgeRoughneck
2.63/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

This is a suprisingly dark beer for Vienna Lager, like a dull Irish Red almost. A forceful pour gives a big head that dies slowly, but is gone without a trace by the time I'm 1/3 done. I smell only faintest whiff of what I think is crystal malt aroma. This beer wasn't much to report on, one dimensional metallic and caramel flavor with no toasted character at all. I did notice something strange when I started eating Spanish rice with it. It took on cinnemon, woody, and boozy flavors that prettymuch made it taste like spiced rum. I'm not reviewing based on that, but they were delicious together.

Mouthfeel is a great consistency but damn, this is one flat beer, and still, it stung the mouth a tad.

Photo of ccapurso
1.5/5  rDev -51.8%

Photo of tohe9384
4/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of tbryan5
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Iamjlopez12
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of Dmann
3.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was a pretty good mexican beer. It poured a dark brownish color with a thin fizzy head that faded quickly. The smell was strong on grain and malt. The taste was pretty decent with good malt flavors and a touch of hops. Although the taste was dominated by grain it was a smoothe flavor that went very well with the chips and salsa I had. A good mexican brew to get if it is offered.

Photo of MikeC144
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of markallmon
4.75/5  rDev +52.7%

Photo of fmrl
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of FadetoBock
2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of ddodger41
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of Drunkenass
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of Joebraggot
2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of beaversfan12
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.43/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've had this and the lager here in the US, and found them lacking. Tried this again on a recent trip to Mexico, and I swear there's a difference. The beer was a dark brown with a thick tan head. It had a nice malty aroma. Taste also malty, with a little caramel and some hops. Very enjoyable, and it stood up well with Mexican food.

Photo of BeerDreadz
3.6/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I have this beer only twice is a nice beer ..but for one or two not more...it have a very nice color (dark),have a little hard taste but i like it...i would drink it again... This is not a beer for hot weather...I buy it from a gas station for $1.61 including tax so is cheap and you can find it almost anywhere

Photo of Jpinoniemi
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of Beaver13
2.28/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

The Dos Equis Amber poured a clear copper with a fizzy head that quickly disappeared. It has a sweetish, starchy malt aroma with some slight fruity hints. Like the regular Dos Equis, it is thin and watery. It tastes a little better though. The taste is mostly sweet malts and some caramel hints. It has a kind of skunky, metallic finish though. Overall, it's better than regular Dos Equis and at the upper end of macros...still not something I would get again, unless choices were very slim.

Photo of TTripp725
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of generallee
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a Pilsener glass. There is no noticeable freshness date on the bottle.

Appearance: The body has a dark golden honey color with very good clarity and lots of carbonation rushing to the surface. On the top sits a soft foamy white head that fades quickly. Lacing is minimal and slick.

Smell: Its aroma has a light character with hints of grainy malt sweetness and mild grassy/leafy hops.

Taste/Mouth: The flavor has a thin, mild sweetness overall. There are hints of sweet grainy malt, husk and toasted biscuits. Hop flavor is very mild and it offers very little bitterness for balance. It finishes fairly quick, crisp and clean. The palate has a smooth easy drinking texture with just enough carbonation and a medium body.

Notes: It's not the best or most complex Vienna Lager but it is drinkable with no off putting flavors.

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Dos Equis Amber Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
72 out of 100 based on 2,471 ratings.