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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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BA SCORE
65
poor

1,719 Ratings
THE BROS
63
poor

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1719
Reviews: 513
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 23.36%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 11-02-2001)
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Reviews by Pegasus:
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Pegasus

Texas

2.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Crystal-clear medium golden color with a small snow-white head, which soon fades to a paper-thin layer. The carbonation is slight with somewhat poor lacing.

Aroma: Moderate amount of skunk, strong cooked vegetable notes, and some mild, pleasant hop notes.

Taste: Begins with mildly sweet malt and a touch of zesty carbonation. Midway through the taste spicy hop bitterness appears – this carries to the end of the taste and beyond, with a lingering, slightly metallic quality. The finish is a bit dry.

Mouth feel: A pleasant feel and better body than a typical pale lager.

Drinkability/notes: One of the better macro brews from Mexico, one could do far worse. Dos XX goes well with Mexican food, and it can be found any Mexican restaurant in Texas that’s worth its salt. Very refreshing in hot summer weather.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2003 20:04:47 | More by Pegasus
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

2.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the green bottle into a shaker pint glass, pub fare after I tried the only craft offering in the house (Rogue Dead Guy Ale, if you care). First off, yes, it is better than Corona or Sol. I'd propose that said feat is not difficult to achieve. Secondly, while there is indeed some German lager character present, one has to dig deep to appreciate this feature. A light honey hue with tons of white bubbles, smells vaguely sour and metallic, old wet grain and a skunky vegetal note that for some reason reminds me of cilantro. Perhaps I am smelling some noble hop or noble hop extract. Tastes like fizzy alcoholic water with some faint lemon rind and green apple character ... Actually, the apple isn't all that faint. The skunk spray effect coupled with the fruitiness (presumably acetaldehyde) and a decent dose of cooked corn yield this soapy pungent herbal note that again makes me think cilantro, and by and large this beer remains something I'd drink in Mexico over Tecate or Corona but has previous little else to recommend. The Dos Equis Amber is better without being spectacular, for what's its worth.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 00:22:47 | More by CalgaryFMC
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KYGunner

Kentucky

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
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andrewhoile1

Nebraska

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
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Jacobus79

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +36.9%

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

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

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

Alabama

3/5  rDev +9.5%

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

New York

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

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

Maryland

3/5  rDev +9.5%

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

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

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

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +36.9%

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

Virginia

1.75/5  rDev -36.1%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +36.9%

04-14-2014 15:20:15 | More by blueinTX
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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
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tclipse

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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

Illinois

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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hunterjames

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +9.5%

04-10-2014 23:36:49 | More by hunterjames
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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
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ApplePi

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

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

Virginia

2/5  rDev -27%

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

Georgia

3/5  rDev +9.5%

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

Rhode Island

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

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

Kansas

2/5  rDev -27%

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

Kansas

3/5  rDev +9.5%

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

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

04-07-2014 23:46:08 | More by Powderhornphil
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Dos Equis Special Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
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