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

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BA SCORE
72
okay

2,463 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 2,463
Reviews: 706
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 18.33%
Wants: 26
Gots: 209 | 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 Sammy
3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not bad for this country. That is drinkable with some taste. Nice foam in pour and amber colour. Works as a Vienna. Smooth drink with significant malt. Light mouthfeel, mild bitter aftertaste. Would work with spicy food. From broken sixpacks at LCBO.

Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear light amber with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, slight caramel, and some metallic aromas. Taste is pretty much the same. There is a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer but at least it’s pretty drinkable for what it is.

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of zestar
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of acurtis
2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Thorpe429
2.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

Poured into a shaker pint glass. Color is a modest copper-brown with a slight head. The nose brings forward a bit of light bread and some very mild and earthy hops. The taste combines a bit of earth and a touch of toast fairly well, at least given who the producer is. Decent body and carbonation; this isn't half bad.

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of Texasfan549
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of olradetbalder
1.75/5  rDev -43.7%

Photo of metter98
2.9/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear coppery amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that never faded away and left lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are aromas of corn in the nose along with notes of caramel and toasted malts.
T: The taste is a little better than the smell because the corn aromas are subdued; there are flavors of toasted and caramel malts along with some hints of malty sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer certainly looks like a Vienna Lager but does not really smell like one, having more of a resemblance to that of an adjunct lager.

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of brentk56
2.08/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Medium amber with neither head nor lacing

Smell: What smell? I think there is a little maltiness but it was hard to discern

Taste: All malt and no hops; very little taste overall - just a bit of brown bread and bandaid phenols

Mouthfeel: Light, watery with a touch of carbonation

Drinkability: I couldn't even finish my pint it was so insipid

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

There's nothing like celebrating Cinco De Mayo with a bad Mexican beer. The pour brought an initially promising head retention that disapeared after the first sip, leaving a film atop that proved not appealing. A weak amber color (caramel) later confirmed by the watery texture and taste that the brew makes no real attemp at quality. Aromas and flavors display light caramelization, but not enough to make any meaningful impact in the brew. Flavors hing on graininess, watered-down cola, and a faint resemblance to a lager. Thin body, and adjucts lead to astringency and residual grain and sugars on the palate. Though the beer is not awful, it makes a good run of it. Best to stick with the Negra Modelos next year.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tap: Clear amber colored beer with a thick bubbly head with average retention. Aroma is quite sweet with some weak malt also noticeable. Taste is quite pleasant with again some sweetness and a bit of malt that can be notice. Very refreshing while drank on a patio of a Mexican/tex-mex restaurant. Much more enjoyable then Corona or Sol but by no mean is it a complex or extreme beer.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.03/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hard to believe that I've gone this long without reviewing Dos Equis, by far my most common order (in the past) at Mexican restaurants. I haven't had one in a few years though and I'm fairly certain that I've never had one that wasn't accompanied by food.

Lucent, deeply burnished orange-bronze with a moderate amount of fine suspended 'stuff'. The pale beige head is smaller than most and is acceptably firm. Scraps of lace are starting to appear, but don't hang around to see how it all ends. The lightly toasted grain-like nose is simply average with no hint of adjuncts.

The flavor is mediocre at best. It's lightly malty with a faint toastedness and is slightly sweet with an underlying mild sourness. 'Lightly', 'faint', 'slightly' and 'mild'... you get the picture. There's perhaps a subtle (there I go again) bitterness on the finish without any real hop flavor.

The body is appropriately light-medium and there's not a whole lot of carbonation. I don't usually mind a shortage of bubbles, but in this case it makes the beer seem flat and uninteresting. Which it pretty much is.

I may still order Dos Equis Amber Lager on occasion to wash down my enchiladas. Otherwise... never. I've had worse Mexican beer, but that doesn't mean that Dos Equis is anything to celebrate.

Photo of kylehay2004
3.43/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Single finger rapidly dissipating head.

S: Faint odor. Little sweet and malty.

T: The taste has just the right amount of sweet malt. Light caramel and toasted malt.

M: Light to medium body, smooth, moderate carbonation.

Overall: This is a nice amber. Nothing special but very drinkable.

Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.25/5  rDev -27.7%

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

Had this at Hooters tonight, because well, there was a decent selection for Hooters, about 40 beers, but this was the only one I had never had, so that was reason enough for me. Pored a golden amber, with a slight reddish hue. A big fizzy white head graced the top and faded quickly leaving behind a decent little top of film, and some residual lacing for a minute or two. Nice carbonation was evident from the start. Smell was very light, practically non existent here. What was there was maybe some kinda light grain, but it was really faint, maybe a touch of some kind of bready yeast..The taste was rather blah and non descript. Your typical amber lager really. Lots of malt, no hops, and a touch of grain, thats about it. Pretty good mouthfeel as the carbonation kept things pretty lively on the palate, and it went down very smooth, with a quick, crisp finish. Very clean. Drinkability was above average, as very cold this was one that you could throw down a ton of. Overall I have had muc worse, and for a macro, not actually half bad. Went pretty damn well with dinner. I would definatly have one again, though I wouldn't put a sixer in my fridge

Photo of Knapp85
2.95/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours out as a relatively decent amber color with not a lot of head or lacing. The smell is rather generic, its grainy and mostly a nose full of malts. The taste has some hop bitterness to it but nothing too special. The mouthfeel is a little watery to me. Overall I won't need to have this one again I don't think.

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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, medium copper body with a small, wispy white head. Lightly bubbly.

Smell: Mild toasted malt character with a very vague fruitiness.

Taste: Light toasted maltiness with a subtle sweetness. Tiny hint of apple. No trace of hops whatsoever. Sweetish finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: I wouldn't stand up on a chair and cheer about it, but it's not altogether terrible, actually.

Photo of largadeer
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of biboergosum
3.4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle, on the patio of a so-called Mexican restaurant in downtown Toronto. My mom drinks beer very rarely, but I remember her always having a half of one of these when pizza or burgers were on the dinner table, a habit borne of years spent in San Diego, apparently.

This beer pours a clear medium bronzed amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, bubbly, and pleasantly foamy off-white head, which renders a decent array of bleeding layered lace around the glass as it steadily dissipates.

It smells of light, bready and grainy caramel malt, a wee crackery toffee note, a touch of yeast, and mild weedy, grassy hops. The taste is bready, sort of pastry-tinged caramel and toffee malt, an ethereal dark fruitiness - could be cherry, could be prune - and muted floral, green earthy hops.

The carbonation is average, and just supportive enough, the body an adequate medium weight, and well smooth, a small airy creaminess arising as things settle. It finishes off-dry, the grainy caramel becoming further entrenched.

An enjoyable enough amber lager; there seems to be a quiet beauty in its simplicity, maybe because of the lack of off-flavours and concentration on the malt, something that seems typically wanting in many of its peers to the north. It definitely outshone what passes for a Mexican restaurant plate here in Hogtown.

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