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

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BA SCORE
64
poor

2,080 Ratings
THE BROS
63
poor

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Ratings: 2,080
Reviews: 527
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 23.36%
Wants: 11
Gots: 173 | 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 WVbeergeek
2.95/5  rDev +7.7%

24 ounce can states crafted in Mexico since 1897 to commemorate the arrival of the 20th Century. Pours a clear golden hue with fizzy carbonation forming a white head that dwindles quickly. Aroma has corn and rice adjuncts with a slightly metallic note, not bad overall...another mass produced lager for sure. Cereal grains noted for sure full of creamed corn and cooke veggie notes this beer is something else to be entertained by...tastes like a cooked vegetable note with cereal corn and rice grains in the flavor minimal hops becomes cloying after a short amount of imbibing. Not the best or worst beer I've ever tried but something I shall steer clear of in the future. God Bless America this is horrible adjunct lager we are forced to drink due to an large amount of Mexicans entering the culture always a beer I enjoyed the amber lager version of, the Lager especial just isn't up to my standards.

WVbeergeek, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of andrenaline
2.73/5  rDev -0.4%

A - Pours a pale golden colour, thin layer of head with no retention and no lacing.

S - Sweet corn, musty grass, buttered bread and wheat.

T - The sweet corn dominates, hints of apple juice, brown sugar, bready biscuit malt lingers on the palette.

M - Medium, smooth and wet.

O - An easy drinking, mild flavoured lager that is suitable for hot sunny days. Typical Mexican import that doesn't bring much to the table.

andrenaline, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of Lisadarling
4.5/5  rDev +64.2%

Lisadarling, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of m0ntels
3/5  rDev +9.5%

m0ntels, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of KTCamm
3.1/5  rDev +13.1%

Served on tap at a local Mexican food eatery in Norwalk CT. Happy to see they have added a few taps to the offering.

Pours a very clear very pale goldfish yellow. Some white foam but not much. The glass started cold, so the small is faint. What's there is typical adjunct corn and beer. Taste is quite clean, with some decent lager flavor. It is smooth without much bite. Certainly accompanies my flautas and guacamole nicely.

Not bad.

KTCamm, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of pisomojado8
2/5  rDev -27%

pisomojado8, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of Ryanc23
3/5  rDev +9.5%

Ryanc23, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of Novanglus
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Novanglus, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of mcouillard
2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

mcouillard, Apr 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

cclark67789, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of monaquee
3/5  rDev +9.5%

monaquee, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of Richie23
4.75/5  rDev +73.4%

Richie23, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of CantSeeUsSober626
3.75/5  rDev +36.9%

CantSeeUsSober626, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of Chugs13
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Chugs13, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of SenorPeligro
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

SenorPeligro, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of macrosmatic
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

macrosmatic, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of Screwball
3/5  rDev +9.5%

Screwball, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of grubefresh
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

grubefresh, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
2.45/5  rDev -10.6%

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a light golden color with a medium white head . The head faded quite fast giving way to very little lacing.

Smell – The smell is light and is predominantly of some malty aromas mixed with an ever so light caramel aroma.

Taste – A lighter malt flavor with hints of corn mixed in. There is a lighter sweetness up front that seems to be lost toward the middle and the end. Overall rather one dimensional and bland in the taste profile.

Mouthfeel – A lighter body with a higher level of carbonation. The thinness of the body really allows it to coast right over the tongue. This coupled with the slightly higher then normal carbonation level give the brew very little time to permeate the tongue; which in this case is like a good thing.

Overall – Nothing to spectacular here. Doesn’t really have a huge taste and the nose and appearance leave something to be desired.

Darkmagus82, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of estevaom
2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

estevaom, Apr 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

smartassboiler, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of thebornotaku
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

thebornotaku, Apr 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

BJasny, Apr 08, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

vfgccp, Apr 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

avisong, Apr 07, 2012
Dos Equis Special Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
64 out of 100 based on 2,080 ratings.