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

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2,280 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,280
Reviews: 547
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 23.36%
Wants: 16
Gots: 317 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: Todd on 11-02-2001

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4.25/5  rDev +55.1%

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4.24/5  rDev +54.7%

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4.24/5  rDev +54.7%

Photo of SDbeerguy
4.23/5  rDev +54.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap in an 18 ounce glass at a breezy beachside bar. (anyone reading this in San Diego may know where I'm talking about just by that description.)

Honestly this is one of my favorite beers out there. I've always enjoyed Dos Equis Special and Amber, but I prefer this. It's a very smooth beer that compliments a lime wedge perfectly, unlike Corona, which just tastes like a funky mess. It goes down very well and i find it to be very drinkable. I'm sure a lot of people may find it a tad bit bland or boring, but as far as a Mexican brew, I have a tough time beating this. Nothing beats a Dos Equis and a burrito.

Photo of supercolter
4.09/5  rDev +49.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

In my humble opinion, this is the best American Macro around. Appearance is kinda flat, but the smell picks it up. Much sharper than most macros and no corn smell. Taste is similar to a euro pale. Mouthfeel is light but decent. Drinkability is fantastic.

Photo of steeler
4.08/5  rDev +48.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

"Stay thirsty my friends"

A - For the style, looks good. Pale yellow color.

S - A bit skunky, but smells like a stock beer.

T - For a Mexican style macro, it does have quite a bit of flavor. The one odd thing I found with this beer, is that its flavor really comes out as it gets colder :S. But good none the less.

M - Carbonated, Full, and very smooooth.

D - On a hot day, ice cold, hands down this is the perfect beer. Or washing down any spicy food or greasy wings. Easy to down a lot of these.

Overall its a great beer for what it is, defiantly better than Corona. Highly recommended!

Photo of AChamberlain
4.07/5  rDev +48.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a bottle. Popped a lime in there. No salt, I never use salt on XX, only with Corona or Tecate.

First I must mention, this beer is super drinkable, if that makes any sense. I could drink it all day long. It goes great with any food, especially spicy. Tonight we are having sincronizadas and XX will do just fine.

The smell is masked by the lime, but I'm sure it's pretty lager like.

The taste is smooth and it bubbles/fizzes nicely on the tongue.

Through the green tint of the bottle the beer looks perfect.


Photo of Austin2012
4.04/5  rDev +47.4%

Photo of Psilo707
4.03/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I love Dos Equis. It's definitely my favorite economy priced beer from Mexico.

A: Light golden, very thin look to it.

S: Smells like corn, not in a very bad way like high corn content brews usually have.

T: Very light taste that is pleasing to the taste buds all the way through. The aftertaste is especially pleasant and doesn't reek of "cheapness" like many other beers from Mexico do.

M: Soft and mellow in the mouth. Doesn't get intense or too harsh at all.

D: Can drink a lot and never have any bad experiences or gulps of liquor.

Overall: I'm not sure why the ratings are so low on this one but I personally love it. Would recommend.

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4/5  rDev +46%

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4/5  rDev +46%

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4/5  rDev +46%

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4/5  rDev +46%

Photo of bewareOFpenguin
4/5  rDev +46%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Screw Corona, this is the Mexican Beer. Good amber color, light head, light yet a good body. The only beer to drink with Mexican food. Very thirst quenching, so you can eat as many peppers as you like!

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4/5  rDev +46%

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4/5  rDev +46%

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4/5  rDev +46%

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4/5  rDev +46%

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4/5  rDev +46%

Photo of imanidiot777
4/5  rDev +46%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a light gold/yellow, very clear, not too much head and very little lacing.

S: I can't really pick out anything in particular in this one.

T: Barely any hops, a tad malty and a tad sweet. Something good about it though.

M: Feels really refined and is easy on the mouth.

D: Goes down really smooth, I could drink a ton of these too not too heavy at all.

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4/5  rDev +46%

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4/5  rDev +46%

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4/5  rDev +46%

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4/5  rDev +46%

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4/5  rDev +46%

Dos Equis Special Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
64 out of 100 based on 2,280 ratings.