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

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BA SCORE
72
okay

2,328 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,328
Reviews: 698
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 18.33%
Wants: 24
Gots: 153 | 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 Getinthevan
4.4/5  rDev +41.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Possibly the best beer to drink if you're incredibly thirsty.

Nothing screams Dos Equis better than with a plate of tasty enchiladas in front of you. Personally I enjoy Dos Equis better on tap than out of the bottle.

Appearance is very dark and brown, with a good amount of head that dissipates quickly.

Smell is strong, but not overpowering. There's a faint hint of malts and barley, but as mentioned before, nothing too strong to affect its flavor.

Taste is magnificent. While the aftertaste comes and goes quickly, when it hits your lips for the first time, a wave of instant relief washes over and kills any thirst from the get go. This is a great "go to" beer that is pretty cheap on tap and moderately heavy beer without going overboard.

I seriously down about 2 tall mugs of this stuff every time I head out to the local Mexican restaurant. For only $3 you practically get two pints worth of this stuff and it's definitely a steal. It's a great summer beer!

Getinthevan, Jun 13, 2008
Photo of tobymugg
4.38/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great beer. Dos Equis is a truely great brand in the world of 7 dollar six packs, and with their Amber beer, they hit a unique style of flavorful brew and melds perfectly with any spicy meal. Not only is it flavorful, it is drinkable, so if you are going for the gold this is a winner in all respects. If you are a drinker of light beers and affordable pilsners, this may come across a bit too dark, but it is an excellent gateway to stronger beers while remaining in the mild, drinkable category.

tobymugg, Jul 20, 2009
Photo of BierWolff
4.38/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Dos X pours a brownish amber with an off-white head. The head is minimal but just enough to look enticing.

S: The smell is faint but good. There is a hint of malt.

T: The taste is great. I usually prefer more robust beers, but this one just holds a special place in my heart due to its simplicity. Dos X is much more enjoyable to me on-tap, so order it that way!

M: This beer goes down smoothly without leaving an aftertaste. Dos X is very refreshing without seeming watered down.

D: It's a tasty brew that pairs well with numerous dishes, is light enough to be enjoyed on a patio, yet has enough character to stand up to other, more complex beers.

(It doesn't hurt that you can find these things on special at different Mexican joints in 32 oz mugs... hell to the yea!)

BierWolff, Apr 16, 2010
Photo of tesguino
4.33/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

another vienna lager from mexico, brewer country in latin america rich in this beer style, this beer is exceptional but not over negra modelo, servin type in bottles and in nitro tap, is popular in the waist of my country, but since the fusion of great breweries Cuauhtemoc and Moctezuma, are distributed and enjoyed across the country, not sold like his sister XX lager (The Gren bottle) is powerfull in its drinkability and smell lilke a real vienna lager ancient heritage of the veracruzans brewemasters.

tesguino, Oct 06, 2005
Photo of flagmantho
4.33/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I've been looking forward to reviewing this one for awhile. It is among my favorite beers, and is probably my favorite Mexican. Poured from 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: deep gold with a quickly dissipating head.

Smell: a light malt aroma.

Taste: caramel flavors and some sweetness, but not too sweet. Just bitter enough to be interesting.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body with a nice, moderate level of carbonation.

Drinkability: This is one of my favorite drinkin' beers and I can drink this stuff all day and all night. While I actually haven't had a Dos Equis Amber in awhile, I'm finding myself really enjoying this one.

flagmantho, Aug 02, 2009
Photo of beerbill
4.33/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer has a great combination of the creamy and slightly bitter taste that I enjoy in darker beers combined with a citriussy taste that I enjoy in mexican beer.

It pours an impressive dark body with a strong yet pleasent nose. The taste is crisp and inviting with none of the brackish after taste that you get sometimes.

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Dos Equis Amber Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
72 out of 100 based on 2,328 ratings.