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

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2,500 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,500
Reviews: 714
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 18.33%
Wants: 26
Gots: 254 | FT: 0
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Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-24-2001

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Photo of Shrews629
2.65/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Respectable reddish/amber color with orangish/yellow hues. Clear. Not many bubbles rising. Off white head that was non-existent and left no lacing.

Smell - Some sweet smelling malt. Almost a molasses quality. A bit of breadiness. A bit of roastiness. Some miniscule fruitiness of some kind hiding in there.

Taste - The taste provided a thin malt sweetness. A touch of biscuit.

Mouthfeel - Medium to thin mouthfeel. Left a little on the palate. Modest dryness. Crisp and relatively smooth.

Drinkability - This brew, while not bad, left a little to be disired in all categories. This could be a beer to drink when not desiring anything complicated. Nothing distracting about it and it's easily drinkable.

Photo of begforme4484
2.58/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on-tap at the Tough Mudder Tri-State Race:

Pours a little darker than the standard american lager.

Not much to smell, smells like a cheap beer.

Taste isn't terrible, but definitely a step or two above the staple lagers.

Clean mouthfeel with good carbonation.

Drinkability is pretty good for a lager seeing as I don't enjoy the style. I had 3, but had trouble getting the last 2 down, just a lack of REAL flavor. Only reason I even had these is I was receiving free beer for finishing the race.

Photo of mikeg67
2.4/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle at Boiling Pot in Rockport, TX. Pours amber hue with a small, white head. Aroma is of sweet caramel malt. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Unpleasant, metallic taste made me regret trying this beer. I would not try this beer again.

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 Sachsenfreude
4.65/5  rDev +49.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

appearance; as the name says, amber in color, a dark amber with a white head. Dissipates quickly but leaves a nice collar of froth and a film on the surface.

smell; tart grape-like malts, smells a little like white wine with some Altbier mixed in it.

taste; gentle hops and malts, balance could not be more perfect. Some alcohol in there to. It almost whats to take on a tart sourness but the perfect balance stops it before it gets overwhelming. A little bit of dry crisp bread in the aftertaste with a hint of cloudberry jam. This is wonderful!!!

mouthfeel; piercing carbonation and alcohol burn, ultra crip but smooth in a sharp way.

drinkability; very drinkable because it's delicious, well done indeed!

Photo of fishhard
3.73/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Strong, firm body that is easy on the eyes.

Smell: Dirty, musky smell that lends to hops and yeasty taste.

Taste: Sea salt underlings with hops and yeast over the top

Mouthfeel: Feels just right

Drinkability: Great pairing after a hot beach afternoon or an air-conditioned hostel, very refreshing on the palatte.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of darkmartin
3.1/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours to a reddish-amber, with a small off-white head.

Smell: Some yeast and earthy malts, and maybe a bit of sweet caramel.

Taste: Mild earthy malts up front with some lingering grain and yeast, with a touch of floral hops.

Mouthfeel: Very light, and not enough carbonation. Felt almost watery.

Drinkability: Goes down quite easily, and works well on a hot day.

Photo of fourplayed
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle to 12oz beer glass. 1 finger of white head with little lacing, med carbonation rising, clear red/amber color.

Mild smell of caramelized mild sweet malts, bread, yeast.

Taste is a mild mix of malt sweetness, bread, yeast, a touch of bitterness (perhaps the yeast?).

Lite and crisp mouthfeel with med plus amount of carbonation.

Overall this goes down very easy and is a worthy go to brew when ordering Mexican food in a restaurant.

Photo of drtth
3.15/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As poured the beer is a rich reddish copper color with a 1" white head that persists and leaves lots of lacing clinging to the sides of the glass. Sipping creates patterns of speckled lacing while sheets and patches cling to the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma, while faint, has some toasted malt and metallic or sulfuric character.

Taste: The flavor has a mild earthy, floral hop bitter character supported by some caramel malt background.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied and slightly creamy with the gentle persistent carbonation. The finish is medium length with the malt and gentle hop bitterness persisting until both fade away into dryness.

Drinkability: This is reasonably drinkable and while not a beer I'd go out of my way for it is certainly one I'd drink again.

Photo of lucasj82
2.85/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Amber color. Inch of white head that leaves bubbly lacing.

S - Grains and Corn. Very light smell.

T - Light Corn, Cereal, and a bit of caramel.

M - Light and watery with high carbonation.

D - High if you are having a session. Low if you are looking for great taste.

Strictly a session beer that is more costly than is should be. Really feel like it is on par with most "beer commercial" offerings in taste. I wouldn't buy this again unless I was going to a party and it was cheaper than Budlight.

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

Pours a deep reddish brown color with a thick white head and a little lacing. Smells of vanilla and roasted/toasted/burnt barley with some broccoli in there. Tastes of vanilla and roasted somewhat burnt materials. Not a fan. Maybe spoiled. Mouthfeel is thin and weak. Drinkability is decent.

Photo of Derranged
3.58/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I had this a while ago, but I'll try my best to remember.

A- Nice copper-amber color.

S- Some grain, caramel, molasses although the smell wasn't too strong.

T- Roasted malts, some more grain, wheat, caramel, a little sweetness.

M- Thin, carbonated

D- I can probably put down a 12 pack.

Overall its nothing special, but its not a bad beer in my book.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.13/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pokal at La Hacienda.

When in a Mexican restaurant, drink as the Mexicans might. Enter Dos Equis. It pours a clear sunset amber topped by about a finger or so of white foam. The nose comprises light burnt wheat, very light roasted malts, caramel, and flowers. The taste follows pretty closely, with the roast toned down even further. A light bit of toasted biscuit comes in, but dies away just as quickly. The body is a heavy-ish light, with a moderate carbonation and a finish that really seems to wanna be dry. Overall, nothing special going on here, but enough drinkability to go with my tasty enchiladas.

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

A: Clear amber with a fleeting finger of white head.

S: Some adjunct malts, a little steamed veggie, a bit of yeast sourness.

T/M: Some sweet caramel adjunct malts, strange yeast sourness and a bit of earthiness. Over-carbonated with a medium body, very gassy and filling.

D: Not a big fan of this at all. Can't say I will grab this again unless there's nothing else better to drink.

Photo of mdaschaf
3.15/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark amber/orange with a one finger head that dissipated quickly.

S: Pretty light with some toasted malt and caramel

T: Again, toasted malts, a slight hop flavor, but not much. A little watery, but overall not bad.

M/D: Light to medium bodied, but refreshing. Easy drinking, if you don't expect much its a nice option, especially when in Mexico.

Photo of bump8628
3.13/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap in a pint glass sans salt and lime.

Clear amber to light brown with a thin cap of foam.

Clean grain, a hint of caramel sweetness, and a very faint hit of grassy hop flavor. Clean, crisp, semi-dry.

A go to beer at most Mexican restaurants that only stock Corona, Modelo Especial, and other piss-tasting swill. It has no real flaws other than it's lack of character.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I usually don't drink Dos Equis. However, I really enjoyed this beer with my steak fajitas. Dos Equis Amber has a thick, frothy, off-white head and a pretty and very clear amber appearance. Carbonation is moderate to high and lacing is minimal. The aroma is an appetizing combination of breadiness and malt. Taste is a mild and good balance of barley and hops. Mouth-feel is light and watery, and Dos Equis Amber finishes crisp and refreshing, but not particularly dry. I would certainly have this one again.


Photo of BeardedBoffin
2.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I didn't enjoy this brew much. It poured an amber color with a decent cap of foam. The aroma is grainy malt with a dash of hops. Nothing to exciting here, but decent enough. The fermented grain on the palate has an off flavor to it. A little tinny, perhaps. As the brew progressed this almost skunk like flavor strengthened. The bite of bitterness at the end was welcome to balance the malts.

Photo of exodus1369
3.65/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well it is not the best beer I have ever had, but I have to say it is one of the most refreshing. It goes very well with food. One of my beers of choice at a BBQ. It has a great amber color, a good amount of carbonation, crisp taste, and is great for those long summer days.

Photo of beerprovedwright
3.9/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dark tea amber, rating a 21 on the SRM chart. Clear with micro bubble action. The head was heavy soap bubble in texture, with light yellow bubbles. The head dissipated to a heavy lace ring that has little clinging power. Roasted wheat and corn, with a little sweet malt in the aroma. Rich grain and malt flavor with a hint of bitterness. The flavor is robust and crisp, with a good balance of sweetness and tart. Plays well with my tongue and palate, nice tingle and aftertaste. This is a good choice of brew with steak and cheese. A good party pleaser, although the price is a little high, I would spring for this for my discriminating guests.

Photo of gopens44
3.28/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - not bad color, nice amber but no head at all

S - not much here. Malted barley perhaps but not much else

T - same barley taste with some hidden spice notes. Clean finish.

M - light, touch oily, light carbonation.

D - not bad for what it is. I don't always drink Dos Equis, but when I do, I could do worse.

Photo of tykees88
3.63/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- dark amber grain color, no head and no lacing

S- Malts, and lime along with a scent of hop

T- Spicy sweet zing that goes with the lime and the malt. a good balance for a mexican brew for mexican food.

M- Light and watery

D- It's lightweight so a good drinker. I won't drink it again unless it's with mexican food, but interesting beer and an odd take on a vienna lager.

Photo of rfgetz
3.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a orangy amber color, moderate offwhite head with some retention but little lacing. Scent is a light blend of light carmle candied, brown sugar with a touch of bread and grass. Taste is suprisingly decent... nice light malt sweetness with touches of bread and grass... not the freshest tasting, but the sweetness covers that up. Lighter side of medium bodied, decent carbonation. A nice suprise of a beer.

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

A: Nice deep amber with a disappointing bubbly head dissipating quickly.

S: Very little, some ethers, some malts, uninspiring.

T: Little bit of sweetness up front, malts creeping through and a bland finish.

M: Med bodied, high carbonation.

D: Decent beer with some mexican food.

Photo of aval89
3.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark orange almost amber color. Managed a 2 finger head in my pilsner glass. Head quickly settles to thin film.

Very light on the nose. Lightly toasted malt, subtle caramel, semi-sweet. Didn't pick up any hops.

Taste: watered down toasty malts, faded caramel presence, slightly metallic. Has a quick bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel is light with light carbonation. Crisp & clean finish. I will say that the finish is spot on.

Very approachable beer that is easy to drink. Not too much, not too little.

Note: started to notice a little bit of a corn flavor in the flavor. Nothing too much.

Dos Equis Amber Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
72 out of 100 based on 2,500 ratings.