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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

1,711 Ratings
THE BROS
63
poor

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1711
Reviews: 510
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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elNopalero

Texas

2.55/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured in a plastic cup. Keeping it classy, folks!

Full carbonation. Fizzy and foamy. Smells skunked, although I think that’s how it’s supposed to smell. To say no flavor is a lie, there’s a flavor here but it’s not pleasant. Thin body. Leaves me with that nasty “beer mouth” feeling. How did I ever drink so much of this one in the past? Adding salt and squeezing a lime would improve the flavor, only because then it would taste like salt and lime. In fact, midway through I ended up squeezing the lime into it. My friend’s treat, and I appreciate the gesture.

Serving type: on-tap

08-29-2011 19:56:16 | More by elNopalero
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North Carolina

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.

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Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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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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Ontario (Canada)

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New York

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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

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Dos Equis Special Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
65 out of 100 based on 1,711 ratings.