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

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BA SCORE
64
poor

2,147 Ratings
THE BROS
63
poor

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Ratings: 2,147
Reviews: 531
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 23.36%
Wants: 11
Gots: 213 | 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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Photo of RoyalT
2.78/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance – Clear yellow body with a small up and down head.

Smell – Light grain aroma but not much else.

Taste – There’s actually some hops in there to balance out the malt and (mostly) grain flavors. No beginning, middle, and finish here – just the one hit of taste then you’re done.

Mouthfeel – Nicely carbonated and fairly smooth.

Drinkability – It’s made to drink ice cold in the heat with a lime, so drink it ice cold in the heat with a lime.

RoyalT, Aug 18, 2003
Photo of Rjjmartin
3.92/5  rDev +43.1%

Rjjmartin, Today at 05:11 AM
Photo of BucannonXC5
2.61/5  rDev -4.7%

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: Barons Market in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $1.39
Purchased: Oct. 22, 2014
Consumed: Oct. 22, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Poured a golden, pale, clear color with a finger of head that dissipated pretty quickly. Lots of streams of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. No lacing on the sides of the glass. No retention on the top. (Sight - 2.50)

Smelled honey, caramel, toffee and very light chocolate, a lot more maltier and better than I thought it would. Also grassy malts, light plum and skunky resin notes late. For the style, just a great smell. (Smell - 4.00)

Tasted more like I was expecting, which was much worse than the smell. Hardly any flavor. Honey, grass, corn, light metallic, light caramel and watery cereal. (Taste - 2.25)

Light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, watery finish. (Feel - 2.25)

I’ve had this many times, but never rated it. The smell was really good for an AAL, but then it all went to hell. I won’t have this again unless I have a gun to my head. Even then I’d have to think about it. (Overall - 2.25)

2.61 | 62 | C-

BucannonXC5, Today at 05:10 AM
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev +9.5%

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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

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2.6/5  rDev -5.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -45.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

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1.24/5  rDev -54.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.2/5  rDev +16.8%

DanielCole, Oct 15, 2014
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1.89/5  rDev -31%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.25

ZachT, Oct 15, 2014
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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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Photo of DaveBar
3.75/5  rDev +36.9%

Purchased at the LCBO as a single. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- 3.5- Opens well and pours a standard North American head

S- 3.75- Something is here. You want this.

T- 4.0- This is a wonderful simple beer. Enough said

M- 3.75- Nice

O- 3.88- This is what I wan to vote! Excellent beer

Food Pairing

This wonderful everyday beer goes well with..... Crab soup with Old Bay Seasoning

Enjoy!!

DaveBar, Oct 12, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -36.1%

CrusinforaBrewsin, Oct 11, 2014
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Dos Equis Special Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
64 out of 100 based on 2,147 ratings.