Dos Equis Special Lager - Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
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2.54/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
473 ml can served cold into a pint glass. Re-reviewing as I hadn't had a full review yet and what to see how prior opinion stacked up.
Appearance - Rather aggressive pour yielded 3 fingers of white head that lasted for a little while and left trace lacing around the rim of the glass. Crystal clear with very few bubbles.
Smell - Some cooked veggies in there with the usual faint grainy aromas and little else. Not inspiring.
Taste - Sweet corn adjuncts lead the charge and there's little else of substance. Nothing offputting though.
Mouthfeel - Moderate finish, low carbonation and very soft feel in the mouth which isn't a great characteristic for a lager like this.
Overall - Mediocre but drinkable lawnmower beer, but this isn't anything i would purchase on my own again.
Serving type: can
03-11-2014 03:11:26 | More by DenisKolkin
3.4/5 rDev +24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a green longneck bottle into a sampler. A moderate pour brings about a very short-lived 1/2 inch bubbly white head. This reduces to little islets of foam in about a minute with very little if any lacing on the sides of the glass. The little islets hang around though. The beer is a pale golden with moderate carbonation.
I definitely get some skunk on the nose. The taste is also a bit skunky with a little bit of leafy hops and a distinct but very light malt sweetness. Very little bitterness is apparent, with not even much of an aftertaste on the burps. The mouthfeel is maybe a little thin but not unexpected for the style. It does have some decent carbonation despite the lack of head and stickiness
This is a very clean, light and refreshing brew that would go perfectly fine on a hot day and/or with Mexican cuisine. I know from experience that I tire of this kind of skunky Caribbean beer, but one or three are certainly fine. In other words, there's nothing too special here, but certainly not much to complain about either. I got this from the oddball rack at Albertson's and paid one dollar (no freshness date, but it doesn't taste stale).
I would love to know more about the story of the German expatriots in Mexico, and the invention of this beer to commemorate the arrival of the 20th century. I wonder what this beer tasted like in 1900?
I don't agree that this beer should be classified as AAL. I think the BA needs a new category, such as "Caribbean Lager".
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 01:36:58 | More by archyquaffer
Dos Equis Special Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
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