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

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2,364 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,364
Reviews: 699
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 18.33%
Wants: 25
Gots: 170 | 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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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

dshansen1184, Sep 22, 2014
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2.51/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This brew was served on tap at Mezcal Cantina in Worcester, Massachusetts. It arrived in an overly thick dos equis pint glass, with green colored glass festively rimming the top half inch of the glass. It showed a golden amber coloring, holding a half finger tall white head that retained rather poorly. There was no haze or sediment, and carbonation appeared to be light. The aroma gave notes of matted sweaty dog fur, rain water, wet paper towel, cardboard, lime rind, rice krispies cereal graininess, salt lick, heavy aluminum and mineral, generic lager yeastiness, and chalked pale maltiness. The flavor followed with white flour and drying corn tortilla grain and grit, white sugar, bronze, baked bready yeastiness, pale, lightly amber, and adjuncty malt toast, cloying apple juice, and lactic sourness rounded things off. The body was light, and the carbonation was medium to high. The mouth was left with a metallic sheen, but otherwise no real coating, cream, froth, or smack to go around. Drinkability was okay.

Overall, this was a beer had in desperation. We had flown into Boston on an evening flight for a friend’s wedding. After the hour long drive to Worcester we found ourselves with a hankering for some sauce at about 11pm. It was a Friday and the beginning of a wedding weekend. Highly understandable. We drove around Worcester for an hour looking in every Walgreens, CVS, and sketchy corner store we could find, looking for a pack of local beverages to bring back to the hotel and relax with. Alas, to our surprise, we found no such thing. Frustrated and defeated we turned back towards the hotel, and were happy to find an alcohol-slinging establishment a mere half mile from our temporary abode. This was the only beer available, aside from Pacifico, so we really just flipped a coin here. The “amber lager” is a standard Mexican adjunct lager, giving cheap grain through the nose and mouth, with little to rest upon for feel or sustenance. We drank the swill quickly, and it served its purpose, but after this we rapidly moved on to sampling the beverages for which this cantina was named.

TheBrewo, Sep 21, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +37.6%

Cubsfan1087, Sep 21, 2014
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2.44/5  rDev -21.5%

KMitch, Sep 21, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +15.8%

rkinney, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +28.6%

pasjc2001, Sep 20, 2014
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2/5  rDev -35.7%

killcore, Sep 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

Colin32, Sep 18, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev +2.9%

5OClockShadow, Sep 16, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

KevChiTown, Sep 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

BoJengs, Sep 16, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev +9.3%

Brams17, Sep 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Washuffizi98, Sep 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

rbenitez25, Sep 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +60.8%

Germayne, Sep 15, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

TeAmoPanama, Sep 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

heerboth, Sep 14, 2014
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1/5  rDev -67.8%

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3.52/5  rDev +13.2%

iCanCount123, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Not bad, don't like the taste at the end!

FuserPR77, Sep 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Professor_Yeesh, Sep 12, 2014
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2.7/5  rDev -13.2%

MichaelPiazza, Sep 11, 2014
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1.99/5  rDev -36%

rvelectric, Sep 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

Inglewood, Sep 10, 2014
Dos Equis Amber Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
72 out of 100 based on 2,364 ratings.