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

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BA SCORE
64
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2,336 Ratings
THE BROS
63
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Ratings: 2,336
Reviews: 569
rAvg: 2.73
pDev: 23.08%
Wants: 17
Gots: 392 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 11-02-2001

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Ratings: 2,336 | Reviews: 569
Photo of showme-beer20
3.29/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a bad lager, a little different taste works well. But only can take u so far as a lager.

Photo of Roguer
2.14/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Extremely pale golden brew, with a decent white foamy head with good retention. Brew looks a little sickly, which isn't helped by being served in a frosted mug.

Aroma is overly sweet and malty; a touch of grass and corn.

Incredibly sweet (in a sickly way) flavor, with little beyond corn, rice, and pale malt. Really the bottom of the barrel for AALs.

Nice lively mouthfeel, but with a sickly, oily aftertaste and (thankfully, in this case) short finish.

I had mild hopes for this one, but it ended up being one of the worst AALs - and beers overall - I've ever had.

Photo of redsoxjim
2.09/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

mehhhh pretty crappy always tastes skunked

Photo of gildo9
2.75/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

NOT TERRIBLE , EASY DRINKING SESSION BEER IF YOUR NOT CONCERNED ABOUT FLAVOR

Photo of Beeeeeerman
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

One of my favorite Mexican beers that is relatively cheap

Photo of joe12pk
3.67/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Next time I'll try it with a lime!

Photo of Extol
2.93/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sweet corn sort of flavor. Not so bad. I'd get this over plenty of other things.

Photo of jzlyo
2.56/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Not realy much of anything as far as aroma or flavor except a slight grassy/grain flavor, very inoffensive but pretty much flavorless.

Photo of Mosey
3.63/5  rDev +33%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Great easy drinking beer. Good taste, better than most American big brands.

Photo of madrambeer
1/5  rDev -63.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

If I could have gone lower I would have, taste like goat piss

Photo of Ranger337
2.03/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very easy drinker, not complex at all.

Photo of JordanHageman
3.29/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Not horrible. But it's a refreshing easy going beer.

Photo of HipCzech
2.74/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Drunk from a 355 mL can (stamped "210715") while at Hyatt Ziva in Puerto Vallarta. Light flavored with basic grainy malt body, cooked corn and mild hop spice and bitterness. Light to medium body and decent carbonation. Another drinkable lager, great for sun and beach, but nothing special.

Photo of AndyEdgar
2/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Just Mexican Budweiser. Bad beer and slam a lime in it to make it go down

Photo of PorterPro125
3/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving: 355 mL Bottle

A- Golden Straw Golden Colour. 1 finger white head.

S- Corn and slight Citrus

T- Slight Citrus and more Corn.

M-Medium Carbonation, light body.

O- Easy drinking Lager that's much better than Corona and it's just as available. No Lime Necessary.

Photo of Ilikebeer21
2.19/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Tastes just like water to me.

Photo of ALC82
3.46/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

not as good as amber version

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.61/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Brilliant straw color. Generous foamy 2 finger white head, lasting 2 -3 minutes, strong legs and high activity.

Faint flavors and aromas of corn, saaz, citrus, with slight skunky and metallic smell.
Sharp with hints of sugar and a smoky feel.

Light body with excessive prickly carbonation. Faint and short finish on the bitter end with a lemony aftertaste.

Overall : Poor flavors, too watery, and a little stale.

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
2.72/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

When you go to a mexican restaurant and the waiter tells you that they have dos equis, be sure its "ambar" (amber) or better drink something else.

Photo of Joe_Howard
2.2/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

pours what you kind of expect an adjunct lager to pour. with this being said it definitely leads the pack in this category. Personally not a fan of beers that requires something like a lime to be drinkable.

Photo of Grogsky
2.8/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This is a decent lager. I can't say anything bad about it. If you're biased towards to Mexican beer, such as Corona, make sure to leave that aside. This beer has a bad rep, but it sits well, and is good for having on the deck in the summer. That being said, there are many more better choices.

Photo of Gatch
3.29/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

When compared to the most common Mexican beers and even the macro American stuff, this is consistent and a cold can is always welcomed.

Photo of gordonj
3.74/5  rDev +37%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's a nice light refreshing beer.

Photo of HoppyBastard
2.11/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 1 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, there was no date on bottle that I could find.

APPEARANCE: Pours a clear light yellow color with less than one-finger white head that dissipated in less than one minute until there was just a ring of small bubbles around the edge of glass, minimal lacing, less than average carbonation, there were suspended bits of something floating about, this is not appropriate for the style.

SMELL: corn, grass and bread.

TASTE: there is very little sweetness from the malt up front, then the taste of corn, some grass and a mild hop bite.

PALATE: less than average carbonation for the style, medium body, a little watery.

OVERALL: This would barely pass as a lawnmower beer but, there are better choices even for that. I would never willingly consume this beer again. We seriously need to rethink NAFTA.

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
2.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Fairly typical pale lager that's drinkable & more substantial than others in its class.

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Dos Equis Special Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
64 out of 100 based on 2,336 ratings.