1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

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

Dos Equis Special LagerDos Equis Special Lager

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

1,718 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1718
Reviews: 512
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 23.36%

Brewed by:
Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 11-02-2001)
View: Beers (32) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,718 | Reviews: 512 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by JudgeRoughneck:
Photo of JudgeRoughneck


1.53/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A thin yellow beer with crazy soda carbonation, not much smell, and a very thin grain taste with bitter bite and prominant booziness. Mothfeel is prettymuch like watery soda. Definately at the bottom of my list for Mexican lager. Move along folks, nothing to see here.

Serving type: on-tap

09-17-2006 15:44:02 | More by JudgeRoughneck
More User Reviews:
Photo of KYGunner


2.91/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

There's a whole lot of Mexican American Adjunct Lagers out there and this one actually professes to be the work of a German brewmaster. It holds little German influence but ranks better than most Mexican beers as I was not compelled to throw a lime in it. For the most part the palate is met with a barley grain but hints of rice and a corn sugar sweetness take hold. The feel is very crisp, sugary sweet and a tad thicker than others from south of the border. This is better than some worst than others and right around OK.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 20:18:14 | More by KYGunner
Photo of andrewhoile1


1.45/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

I personally did not care for this beer. It tasted very watery. I cannot give a fair analysis of the smell, appearance or mouthfeel because I don't remember it all that well as it has been a while since I've had it but the taste didn't do anything for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 02:33:19 | More by andrewhoile1
Photo of Jacobus79


3.75/5  rDev +36.9%

04-20-2014 01:52:02 | More by Jacobus79
Photo of njbusa

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

04-19-2014 23:03:27 | More by njbusa
Photo of GratefulEdd


3/5  rDev +9.5%

04-19-2014 22:12:33 | More by GratefulEdd
Photo of krampert11

New York

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

04-19-2014 14:40:06 | More by krampert11
Photo of ConradKenney


3/5  rDev +9.5%

04-18-2014 20:52:56 | More by ConradKenney
Photo of Sebas

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

04-16-2014 22:58:51 | More by Sebas
Photo of Notacraftdrinker


3.75/5  rDev +36.9%

04-16-2014 01:31:28 | More by Notacraftdrinker
Photo of DubCo21


1.75/5  rDev -36.1%

04-15-2014 19:39:13 | More by DubCo21
Photo of blueinTX


3.75/5  rDev +36.9%

04-14-2014 15:20:15 | More by blueinTX
Photo of TeamMathis

West Virginia

3.26/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Golden. Super clear. Decent head leaves an OK lace.
Smell: Honey and lemon.
Taste: More honey and lemon.

Yes, it's pretty mediocre. It has that sweet corn smell and taste that is expected, but it's really not that bad at all. I would absolutely enjoy this during or after a hard working day on a farm in the hot sun. However, I wouldn't go out of my way to pick this up.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 03:26:24 | More by TeamMathis
Photo of tclipse


2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

04-12-2014 20:34:21 | More by tclipse
Photo of mfnmbvp


2.2/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My first bottle of Dos Equis, gifted to me from my neighbor.

Poured into a Miller Lite pint glass.

A - Pours the typical clear grainy lager gold. Two fingers of fluffy white head that goes down fast. Looks okay.

S - Smell is of cooked grains, corn, & musty pilsner malt.

T - Taste is the same. Spent grains, wet paperboard, and corn / huskiness. Very papery and grainy. Some lightly off-putting medicinal flavors in there too.

M - Feel is crisp, clean, and grainy. No real lingering flavor of any kind.

Overall, it's pretty bad, but it is about what I was expecting. Just another cheap adjunct lager in an enormous vastness of cheap adjunct lagers. Not recommended.

Dos Equis Lager Especial ---2/5.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 03:19:20 | More by mfnmbvp
Photo of hunterjames

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +9.5%

04-10-2014 23:36:49 | More by hunterjames
Photo of utopiajane

New York

3.46/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden, clear and with a fat white head of foam that fell fast to a thin layer of loose bubbles on top and a small ring. Nose is clean, thin malt with a hint of sweetness. Just a slight breath from the hops a very whisper of floral. No fruit. Taste is crisp , clean, dry and lightly sweet. The body is moderate, the carbonation is perfect. Bites a little but is not fizzy. No fruit flavors except for a hint of citrus at the very end of the swallow and a very slight touch of hop bitter that adds more to the mouthfeel than to the taste.

What I like about this beer is that it does not have that characteristic and ever intensifying AAL sweetness that lasts much too long into the after taste. Remarkably fresh, light, thin, balanced and delicious. I liked this beer more than I ever thought I would.

Serving type: can

04-10-2014 18:51:38 | More by utopiajane
Photo of ApplePi


2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

04-10-2014 07:27:06 | More by ApplePi
Photo of VeganUndead


2/5  rDev -27%

04-10-2014 05:00:48 | More by VeganUndead
Photo of jdavidk93


3/5  rDev +9.5%

04-10-2014 00:29:50 | More by jdavidk93
Photo of MikeC144

Rhode Island

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

04-09-2014 16:13:52 | More by MikeC144
Photo of austin8


2/5  rDev -27%

04-09-2014 04:57:28 | More by austin8
Photo of Sande


3/5  rDev +9.5%

04-09-2014 04:35:07 | More by Sande
Photo of Powderhornphil


2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

04-07-2014 23:46:08 | More by Powderhornphil
Photo of bigjoe786


3/5  rDev +9.5%

04-07-2014 06:09:00 | More by bigjoe786
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Dos Equis Special Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
65 out of 100 based on 1,718 ratings.