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

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2,244 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,244
Reviews: 537
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 23.36%
Wants: 15
Gots: 271 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 11-02-2001)
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

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2/5  rDev -27%

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3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

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3/5  rDev +9.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

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3/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of JMD
2.3/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

A: Crystal clear straw yellow with very small head even after an agressive pour. Head fades almost immediately and leaves no lacing on the glass. Looks exactly like a hundred other macros.

S: Light aroma of grain and corn husks. Not much else going on.

T: Bland macro flavor. Grainy with notes of sweet corn. Some very faint hops.

M: Very light and highly carbonated

D: This is your run of the mill, bland macro lager. No flavor and no real character. That said, I've had too many of these while on the beach in Mexico to give it a low drinkability rating. The commercials are by far the most interesting part of the beer. "If he punched you in the face, you would have to fight of a strong urge to thank him."

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2.4/5  rDev -12.4%

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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -45.3%

Photo of JohnfromDublin
2.95/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Tasted this bottle on 30.06.06, could not locate BB date on bottle. 4.8% ABV.
Poured a clear amber body with a fairly insignificant head. The head disappeared quite quickly. Smelled okay if a bit bland. Some hops in the taste, no malts, hint of caramel. Mouthfeel was syrupy. Average.

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2/5  rDev -27%

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3.1/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner glass.

Clear pale gold body. Aggressive pour produced a nice head, though it was gone almost immediately. Garnished with a slice of lime.

Aroma is pretty much non existent. It smells quite good, but that's because of the lime, so that won't matter in the review numbers.

Flavor serves it's purpose. It's crisp, clean, and pairs excellently with the lime.

This is really a situational beer only for me. I only drink it when I'm eating Mexican food, as it complements perfectly. It does not stand well on it's own though, so I will score it accordingly. Drinkability is top notch.

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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

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3/5  rDev +9.5%

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3/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

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3/5  rDev +9.5%

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2/5  rDev -27%

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2.9/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was one of the very first beers I had ever had when I turned 21. I loved it then. Returning to it now almost 4 years later, I just don't like. I poured it into the glass myself and, even after a hard pour, could barely get a head. Pale straw color with tiny white head. No lacing.

Smell is of corn mash and some bitter hops.

Taste is lame. Lacks any and all character. Just corn and some wheat maybe. Very watery with not alot of depth.

Mouthfeel is light carbonation and smooth.

I did not enjoy this beer this time. I actually thought about not finishing it... which is rare for me.

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2.78/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Stella goblet

A: Pale yellow with nice golden tones. Pours almost no head. Minimal spotty lace.

S: Really clean malt. Clean

T: Bland. Little sweetness. Corn. Slight bitter.

M: Nicely carbonated. Little overall affect.

D: Not really great. I've had it before and wouldn't seek it out again.

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2/5  rDev -27%

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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Dos Equis Special Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
64 out of 100 based on 2,244 ratings.