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

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BA SCORE
64
poor

2,300 Ratings
THE BROS
63
poor

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Ratings: 2,300
Reviews: 554
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 23.36%
Wants: 16
Gots: 350 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 11-02-2001

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Photo of cuy50
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of WoodBrew
2.53/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of darkfruits
2.85/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Ilikebeer21
2.19/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Tastes just like water to me.

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

Photo of ALC82
3.46/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

not as good as amber version

Photo of Catracho5
2.78/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Pens1967
2.68/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Brilliant straw color. Generous foamy 2 finger white head, lasting 2 -3 minutes, strong legs and high activity.

Faint flavors and aromas of corn, saaz, citrus, with slight skunky and metallic smell.
Sharp with hints of sugar and a smoky feel.

Light body with excessive prickly carbonation. Faint and short finish on the bitter end with a lemony aftertaste.

Overall : Poor flavors, too watery, and a little stale.

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

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
2.72/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

When you go to a mexican restaurant and the waiter tells you that they have dos equis, be sure its "ambar" (amber) or better drink something else.

Photo of Joe_Howard
2.2/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

pours what you kind of expect an adjunct lager to pour. with this being said it definitely leads the pack in this category. Personally not a fan of beers that requires something like a lime to be drinkable.

Photo of bmjivi221
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Moose90
2.35/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

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

This is a decent lager. I can't say anything bad about it. If you're biased towards to Mexican beer, such as Corona, make sure to leave that aside. This beer has a bad rep, but it sits well, and is good for having on the deck in the summer. That being said, there are many more better choices.

Photo of FreshButterbeer
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of micromaniac129
3.21/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Etrusco
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TylerKitchens
2.24/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
2.46/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

When compared to the most common Mexican beers and even the macro American stuff, this is consistent and a cold can is always welcomed.

Photo of gordonj
3.74/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's a nice light refreshing beer.

Photo of HoppyBastard
2.11/5  rDev -23%
look: 1 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, there was no date on bottle that I could find.

APPEARANCE: Pours a clear light yellow color with less than one-finger white head that dissipated in less than one minute until there was just a ring of small bubbles around the edge of glass, minimal lacing, less than average carbonation, there were suspended bits of something floating about, this is not appropriate for the style.

SMELL: corn, grass and bread.

TASTE: there is very little sweetness from the malt up front, then the taste of corn, some grass and a mild hop bite.

PALATE: less than average carbonation for the style, medium body, a little watery.

OVERALL: This would barely pass as a lawnmower beer but, there are better choices even for that. I would never willingly consume this beer again. We seriously need to rethink NAFTA.

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
2.53/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Fairly typical pale lager that's drinkable & more substantial than others in its class.

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Dos Equis Special Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
64 out of 100 based on 2,300 ratings.