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

Dos Equis Special LagerDos Equis Special Lager

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1,717 Ratings

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Ratings: 1717
Reviews: 511
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)
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Alberta (Canada)

2.41/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Seemingly this is becoming a very popular beer up in Canada, despite not really resembling Corona.

The colour is very pale, not quite as pale as Corona, but it's very faint.
Aroma is faint, with some mild hop and corn notes coming through.
Taste is not bad, but I should say that there really isn't any taste to begin with. It's not as corny as some other Mexican lagers, and for that I commend it, but it is still a really sub-par beer. Feel is watery and uninteresting. Pass on this.

That said, this is a pretty good adjunct lager on the basis of taste, since I can finish the bottle no problem. Some of the local adjunct beers here are just junk.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 07:30:30 | More by Olek4374
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1.45/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

I find that the "Most Interesting Man in the World" has a very "interesting" taste in beer because this is one of the worst beers I've ever tasted. I cannot give a fair review of the appearance, smell, or mouthfeel because I drank it from the bottle and didn't get a proper look at it through a glass and I don't think I even smelled it. I can't remember the mouthfeel very well because it has been a while since I've had it. However I do remember the taste. It is, in my opinion, best described as a glass full of half a can of Bud Light and the rest filled with water. I do not recommend it at all.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 02:33:19 | More by andrewhoile1
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New York

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

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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
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2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

04-12-2014 20:34:21 | More by tclipse
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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
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +9.5%

04-10-2014 23:36:49 | More by hunterjames
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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
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Dos Equis Special Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
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