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

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Ratings: 2,395
Reviews: 596
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 22.99%
Wants: 17
Gots: 455 | FT: 0
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Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 11-02-2001

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Photo of Myotus
2.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pilsner glass. Pours with a half finger's worth of white foam that dissipates to a quarter's within a minute. Straw yellow in color with a plethora of bubbles. Has aromas of.... Nothing???? I can barely get a scent off of this. MAYBE a hint of boiled cabbage. Initial taste is of strong boiled cabbage flavors. Strong rice malts flavors enter immediately after (which I do love), but unfortunately they're not strong enough to overpower the boiled cabbage. Light bodied, really smooth, mildly carbonated, with an extremely crisp finish. There you have it, folks. A two layered-flavored beer with almost no aroma. ;)

Photo of piweichen
3.64/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A good lager, simply good, nothing significant.
Look) I do like the bottle color and the design but come on, it is still beer. Light color bottle is never the best choice.
Smell) no real smell but some slight hint of malt (basically beer smell but better than light beer for sure).
taste) Very drinkable. Smooth. You can say its watery or plain, but I like it as it doesn't have any negative taste like overwhelming citrus flavor or wrong bitterness.
feel) It looks simple, it taste simple, its simply a good lager. Good Job Mexican

Photo of Andrewharemza
2.95/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours pale gold. Not much of a taste, a little bit of grain and corn, just slight tinge of hay. Very light body, easy to drink, watery and high on carbonation.

Photo of jancona
3.58/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Yes this is a mass produced Mexican lager, so I won't compare it to my favorite DIPAs or imperial stouts. A little light on the color for a lager and subtle on the nose as well. The flavor has a nice sweet caramel note and subtle orange. A touch of hops in the finish - though a little watery as well. Overall, a nice easy to find lager that does the job.

Photo of KinkyEconomist
3.36/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More or less a standard american lager, but it does actually have some body to it! I'd definitely put this above Miller or Bud! And it actually looks like beer when you pour it.

Photo of Bestinyourgirl
3.29/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I like it, taste good.

Photo of kianah94
4.42/5  rDev +61.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Is a great Mexican beer.

Photo of MadMike27
3.89/5  rDev +42%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One of the best Mexican Beers around.

Photo of Doonzman
2.14/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

I just feel like this beer is tasteless and doesn't offer more than bud light or other crappy beers

Photo of Boostie
2.17/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Metallic taste with not much flavor, overall dull beer.

Photo of bmeGT
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

taco tuesday. nothing wrong with that!

2.19/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I guess I'm just not into the Mexican lager style of beers. It can be a refreshing and non confrontational beverage, but that doesn't make it good. Imo.

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
3.27/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Surprisingly crisp, light tasting beer, great cold on a warm summer day. Very carbonated, but goes down easy. Not the best beer, but certainly not a bad one.

Photo of andyreyna2
3.19/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A great beer for BBQ's, something light and that everybody can enjoy. Viva Mexico!

Photo of mhuber
3.5/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear, light golden color. Head is almost non-existant. Moderate lacing. A light, crisp flavor with a citrusy hint. Just a tad bitter. Not the most flavorful beer but it would be refreshing on a hot summer day.

Photo of Kark
3.5/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not too bad. Pretty good.

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

Smooth, refreshing beer that goes down easy.

Photo of GRPunk
2.94/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz. Can into a pils glass.

A- A fizzy, white head drops from a finger to a thin film quite quickly. The body is a clean, golden-straw with moderate-heavy carbonation. Virtually no stick or head after a few minutes.

S- Sweet and slightly vegetal. Light grassy aroma.

T- Sweet grains with a hint of corn like flavor. Kind of a sweet cream of wheat or a sugary corn-based cereal. Fairly dry finish.

M- Light body with heavy carbonation. Crisp and dry.

O- It really blends into the macro imports. Nothing off putting, but it doesn't do anything to set itself apart. Maybe a little more flavorful than some, maybe. Refreshing on a hotter than usual, spring day.

Photo of buschbeer
2.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 FL OZ bottle
Served in a pilsner glass

It is pale yellow in color. Two inches of white head quickly subside leaving no trace of its existence.

I don't get much smell. I was expecting that lovely skunked aroma that is ofter associated with Mexican macro lagers. Instead I get a little grain and light floral aroma.

It is lacking much flavor. It tastes a lot like an American macro lager. I probably couldn't discern this from a PBR.

Thin mouthfeel

It's not skunky like Corona, so it's got that going for it.

Photo of Bshaw22
2.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I really don't mind this beer for what it is. I always drink with with Mexican food. Not sure if it's the food that makes me lie it or what.

Photo of ArchimedesSox
2.1/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Crystal clear golden straw color, little white head,

S: Nothing much to speak of, slight hops

T: Slight hop bitterness, slight adjunct grain sweetness, slight fruitiness

M: Light, crisp, dry

O: Average beer, not my favorite but I've had worse.

Photo of ravisingh
3.17/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L: Roughly a 3 on the SRM. Absolutely robust crystal clear with a golden color. One and a half inch head that dissipates pretty quickly that is tooth-white and frothy.

S: Mild floral notes and a subtle aroma underneath almost like summer grass. That's for hops, as for esters a very, very mild plum scent with some tangerine.

T: Very mild stone fruit/ plum flavor as was detectable in the aroma. Slight breadiness afterwards, but very very subtle. Maybe a little pine at the end, nut like the other flavors, very, very mild.

F: Very light mouthfeel as far as body. Carbonation is medium, and a lot like seltzer.

O: Refreshing and very clean. A great American style lager and as anyone that's had them at a picnic knows, they go great with cookout food, especially barbecue! A Mexican beer that's a good old American favorite - and for a reason. There are no strong flavors, but there are not supposed to be. Beers like this are the stuff of American social lubricants. Not amazing, not terrible, just inexpensive good fun.

Photo of Atom_Bomb
3.35/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Minimum review not met what.

Photo of Jrsmith82
4.15/5  rDev +51.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great smooth Mexican beer. Perfect on a hot day refreshing.
Everything doesn't need to be a hipster craft beer to get a good rating

Photo of TommyK154
3.3/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

It has a slight distinct taste from other macro lagers out there. Overall, for what it is, it's pretty good. Doesn't taste or smell skunky like other macros out there. Maybe not the best macro lager but not bad either. Taste is good, but mouth feel could be better. Overall worth a try if you're into macro lagers

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