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

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Dos Equis Amber LagerDos Equis Amber Lager

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2,115 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,115
Reviews: 689
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 18.27%
Wants: 22
Gots: 80 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. visit their website

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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1.5/5  rDev -51.9%

05-29-2012 01:36:57 | More by ccozzi
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1.5/5  rDev -51.9%

11-30-2013 19:21:33 | More by mmulebarn
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1.5/5  rDev -51.9%

04-21-2014 03:25:10 | More by ParkbrauFan
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1.5/5  rDev -51.9%

10-28-2012 04:55:28 | More by swungomonkey
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1.5/5  rDev -51.9%

07-08-2012 15:03:10 | More by Dizzy242
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1.53/5  rDev -51%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Well, they did the "amber" part right, but that unfortunately seems to be all. A head appears and stays a few seconds longer than expected, but eventually the gargantuan bubbles pop and leave a flat beer. Aroma is of sweet metallic grain with definite apple cider characteristics. There is a bit of promise (hence the .5) with a note of floral German hops. Flavor is amazingly subtle. Light plastic-coated caramel. Pretty well-balanced but leaves some metallic and astringent notes on the tongue. Feel starts off with rough carbonation but by the end is pretty flat and slick. Neither feel is good.

Its head lasts a little longer than most macros, its color is darker, it has more malt presence and body, but in the end it is still not something I can imagine wanting to drink. It must be that momentary caramel sweetness that helps it sell. There is just not much there, and it has a bad finish. Not recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2004 20:31:59 | More by waughbrew
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1.53/5  rDev -51%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Small capped bottle poured into a pint.

Very light, almost translucent yellow beer, with a thin white head that does not hold at all.
Aroma is just not there, and the same can be said for the taste. It is very thin on the palate, and you keep smelling and trying again so you can write something meaningful, but it is just near tasteless. Add a lemon, so it tastes like lemon; but the best option is to stay away.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2008 02:15:35 | More by brdc
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New Jersey

1.55/5  rDev -50.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

tried this beer for the first time thought about it for a while.

A= pours a medium amber color, with no head.

S= doesn't have much of a smell at all.

T= watery taste as if you did a no-no and put ice in your beer.

MF=watery with bubbles

i was so mad that i bought a 6pack, i have a high respect for beer and never pour a beer out, but in this case i poured two out of six down the drain. its impossible to get a head out of this beer, so that means no lacing. i will never buy this again.

cheers! ... i guess

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2009 19:39:35 | More by mrcarterxxl
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1.55/5  rDev -50.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had this beer at the Amigo Spot in San Diego. Served in a pint glass.

A-very thin white head and a medium amber body.

S-clean smell, nothing really there

T-faint grain and faint hops nothing really distinguishable


D-I guess better than other macro imports but I see why they always offer the lime. I would avoid.

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2010 01:21:26 | More by jneiswender
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1.63/5  rDev -47.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

It's got a nice Amber color to it and it smells really good until I sipped it. I got it on tap and I do not believe that they cleaned the filter at all because it tasted like metal and there was no fizz in it. It was not a good beer. It was only $2 on tap and it was because the bar had too much of it. It was a disappointment.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2009 17:26:44 | More by steanu
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1.65/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle.
Clear dark amber, fizzy tan, short lived head.

Aroma is caramel mixed with corn, combined gives it a dirty sock kind of smell.

Flavor is mostly nonexistent, a little malty, a little soapy.

Not very good. Pairs well with bad, chain style mexican food.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2006 06:52:29 | More by Padron4KM
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1.65/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

12oz bottle into SA perfect pint.

A: Pours a dark caramel color with a thin short lived head that quickly disappeared into a faint scum.
S: I get a few notes of sweet caramel, dry grains, and wet dog.
T: Light watery flavors of wet cardboard and old grains. The finish is plastic like, and the aftertaste is a bit sour.
M: Super fizzy carbonation, light body, and a watery mouthfeel with a drying finish.
O: This was really gross tasting. If this is supposed to be the same style as Boston Lager then the differences are night and day.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2011 16:00:59 | More by scottfrie
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1.65/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear brown-amber body with an almost nonexistent, fizzy, white head.

Smell: Lager yeast, rotten citrus, and BMC sourness.

Taste: Tart, sour citrus, bitter malt, and lager yeast. Quite sour and skunky on the whole, but still feasible.

Mouthfeel: Very light and spritzy.

Drinkability: This beer sucks, but it still goes down smoother than a lot of other cheap macros.

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2009 04:41:50 | More by ThreeWiseMen
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1.68/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: It's a transparent, dark amber color with a foamy one finger head. Retention was short and lacing was rather light.

Smell: It's mostly corn and grains. There is a bit of a malty smell, but it's very light. But, it does give some hope of a caramel malty taste. Hops are light to non-existent.

Taste: My hopes are pretty much shattered. It's all corn and grains. Very, very reminiscent of a macro. It does not have the malty taste I had hoped for, nor are hops noticeable. Disappointing. Very watered down taste.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's light bodied. But, you kind of have to choke it down. Not drinkable at all. It doesn't taste good. Overall, it's not a good beer. I wouldn't recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2007 02:04:59 | More by prototypic
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New York

1.7/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Another dingleberry left over from New Years Eve.

Rare Vos tumbler. Couple inches of creamer-colored head. Rich, shiny copper brew.

Smells of sticky caramelized wort with a touch of cider & bottle cap.

Sharp metallic twang upfront. Taste is salty & stale biscuits. Finish tastes like boiled veggie water & hair.

Carbonation is out in front trying to detour you away from the actual taste. Frothy, but once you get underneath it, it is very watery. The alcohol stands practically naked.

If it didn't look so pretty in a glass I wouldn't of even tried.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2011 06:27:14 | More by PEBKAC
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1.7/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

32oz frosty mug on tap

Brown in color more than amber, nice head that maintained for a while. Slight lacing.

Smells like an AAL. Almost of corn and malt.

Taste was a bit bland. Tasted of carbonated water, corn, roasted malt and grain.

Easy to drink, high carbonation level, finished dry.

Would not drink again. Certainly wasn't a well crafted beer. Reminded me of some dry beers. I see why a lot of Mexican beers are served with limes in them, because this flavorless, dry beer, needed something to add a little life to it.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2012 14:21:30 | More by HarrySTruman
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1.75/5  rDev -43.9%

08-15-2012 02:00:14 | More by Keith_R
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1.75/5  rDev -43.9%

06-12-2013 04:52:07 | More by pandow
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North Carolina

1.75/5  rDev -43.9%

07-18-2013 01:19:00 | More by mwbrady12
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New York

1.75/5  rDev -43.9%

01-06-2013 01:59:25 | More by chefduff2
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New Hampshire

1.75/5  rDev -43.9%

03-09-2014 12:21:37 | More by Carpentiere
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1.75/5  rDev -43.9%

11-01-2012 22:27:21 | More by jrfehon33
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1.75/5  rDev -43.9%

05-08-2013 02:46:56 | More by tommyguz
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1.78/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

had this at the local mexican resturant. Served too cold. medium copper with no head at all. I mean none, nada, zippo.

Smell was a little off but not actually bad. Mild malt and thats about all.

Tasted weak and watery. Mouthfeel had way too much tingly in it, like a soda pop.

Skip it an look for something better.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2004 17:52:43 | More by oracle
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Ontario (Canada)

1.78/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Limp head. Almost no head even with a wild pour. Looks whatever.Smells like industrial cleaners. Tastes a bit like some kind of berry Kool-Aid. Cotton candy dry mouth aftertaste. Does not go well with Mexican or any food.. It's just the kind of beer that says "I don't care. I'm just barely trying."

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2006 00:14:15 | More by shamus
Dos Equis Amber Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
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