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

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BA SCORE
64
poor

1,947 Ratings
THE BROS
63
poor

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Ratings: 1,947
Reviews: 524
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 23.36%
Wants: 12
Gots: 125 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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

Massachusetts

2.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle with no freshness date

Appearance: Very little head retention at first pouring, soda like. Clarity is fine but no head.

Smell: Sweet grain and cooked corn aroma, not much else.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Solid mass-produced lager crispness, moderate body. Thin maltiness with cooked corn and rough grain in the palate. Hop bitterness is sized to what the malt is and that is not saying much. More grain overtones hit the taste buds further in with some dryness and an odd hop and fermented adjunct flavour.

Drinkability & Notes: For what it is worth this is better than Corona, other than that I’ll pass on this one next time it comes around.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2003 21:45:08 | More by Jason
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Todd

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12oz green bottle. No freshness date. That infamous "XX" adorns the bottle.

Appearance: A very pale yellow, bright beer with large carbonation bubbles and lots of activity. Heads pours a thin white bubbly lace, not at all impressive.

Smell: Spicy hop aroma with that cooked adjunct smell (corn), and a bit of European lager "skunk."

Taste: Crisp and refreshing up-front. Body is light. Malt sweetness is dextriny, with lots of sweet corn flavour. Hop bitterness is semi-spicy and herbal with a quick tangy snap that fades into a sweet tea-like flavour. More cooked corn/veggie flavours follow (aka DMS / dimethyl sulfide) and meld with a slightly dry grain flavour. Finish is clean with some light residual dextrins on the palate.

Notes: European/German brewing influences are apparent with this brew. It's not your typical Mexican lager/pils. And, even though it's essentially a mediocre beer, it's not an entirely bad beer. Pairs nicely with Mexican food or a nice alternative to American Lagers as it has a bit more body and flavour.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2001 00:00:01 | More by Todd
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Dos Equis Special Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
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