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

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BA SCORE
64
poor

2,091 Ratings
THE BROS
63
poor

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Ratings: 2,091
Reviews: 528
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 23.36%
Wants: 11
Gots: 183 | 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 wtighe03
3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

wtighe03, Jan 25, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

kelvarnsen, Jan 25, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Joaco, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of djaeon
2/5  rDev -27%

djaeon, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of rdub
3/5  rDev +9.5%

rdub, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of jmich24
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

jmich24, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of davidtarantino
1.5/5  rDev -45.3%

davidtarantino, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of kew
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

kew, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of Grizzld
3/5  rDev +9.5%

Grizzld, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of Socramahis
3/5  rDev +9.5%

Socramahis, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of TrojanWheels
3/5  rDev +9.5%

TrojanWheels, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of TippySelenoid
2.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Served in a shockingly frosted mug, but I didn't send it back because I figured it wouldn't hurt much.

It's yellow and fizzy. It has a white head that quickly disappears.

It smells faintly of grain.

There is an adjunct, corny sweetness. Not much by way of bittering hops.

It's thin and fizzy.

Not a very good beer. There are a handful of other Mexican lagers I'd rather drink.

TippySelenoid, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of mbabble
3/5  rDev +9.5%

mbabble, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of burningsnailman
3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

burningsnailman, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of edwardkersh
3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

edwardkersh, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of strongaf
2/5  rDev -27%

strongaf, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of nmeiborg
2/5  rDev -27%

nmeiborg, Jan 17, 2012
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2/5  rDev -27%

irishkyle21, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of akorsak
3/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap at Herby's. Lime on tow.

A: The lager is very light, a pale yellow color that has just enough golden brown in it. No head, thank I'm guessing, to the lime's citrus.

S: Mild nose, a little bready a little hoppy but very strong on either front. The highlight may just be the spicy citrus that the lime imparts. Fairly boring, but it greases the skids for the queso fundido.

T: Again, the lime delivers a pleasant detour from an otherwise boring lager. The light breads, very pale, are practically nonexistent. And don't even think about hoppiness. The good news is that the lager goes down very easily. This one didn't make it through the birthday apps.

M: Mouthfeel? It's moist with a drip of citrus. About what I expected.

akorsak, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of Lang44
2/5  rDev -27%

Lang44, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of mrfrancis
1.65/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A: Pours a clear gold with a thin, fizzy white mousse.

S: Really neutral and sterile on the nose. Aromas of grain husks and lemony hops are just barely evident, even after the beer has settled and warmed.

T: Harsh notes of minerals, lemon, lime, grain husks, and cooked vegetables fill the mouth. The finish is fleeting with mineral and cooked vegetable notes.

M: Very thin, dry, and light-bodied. Carbonation is harsh and fizzy. Not particularly drinkable in my opinion.

O: This is another subpar lager. I honestly don't understand why this beer is so hyped by mainstream drinkers.

mrfrancis, Jan 16, 2012
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2/5  rDev -27%

Wally1912, Jan 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

JKForbes, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of sommersb
2.83/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted On: 01-14-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. green bottle
Glassware: Shaker Pint
Purchased: 6-pack from Wal-Mart

Picked these up to go with some Mexican dinner at home...

Appearance is a clear, straw-yellow color, with lots of bubbles seen in the glass. The white head settles to about 2 fingers high and features good retention and a little bit of lace.

The aroma is almost non-existent. Some light, clean malt character at best.

Taste seems like a watered-down pilsener flavor, with some light malt sweetness and faint hops. I get some off-flavors that I would guess came from corn or some other adjunct filler.

Carbonation is high and the body is thin, giving a crisp mouthfeel. Really not much of an aftertaste, however.

Overall, not a very remarkable beer, but not offensive either. A good choice for washing down some dinner.

sommersb, Jan 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +46%

MoritzRW, Jan 15, 2012
Dos Equis Special Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
64 out of 100 based on 2,091 ratings.