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

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2,194 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,194
Reviews: 533
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 23.36%
Wants: 14
Gots: 237 | 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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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
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

SebD, Jan 14, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

mbacon3227, Jan 13, 2012
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1/5  rDev -63.5%

uziangis, Jan 13, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

ZPB, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of Bockrules
2.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Got a six pack of this for working on a friends car. Poured from the green bottle into a pilsner glass

A - Pours a straw-gold with a few bubbles lazily rising to the white, two finger head. Head is gone almost immediately. Leaves behind one or two bubbles of lacing.

S - Grass notes win over cereal upon opening the bottle, giving this beer a better nose than nearly all macros. Still not much here.

T - A little bit of corn sweetness upfront. The body is a sweet corn and adjunct infused mixture with faint sour mash notes attempting to provide some semblance of balance lurking in the background. A slight amount of grassyness as the beer passes over the back of the tongue leads to a stale-cereal finish.

M - Slightly better than most macros, it is just a tad thicker than seltzer water with atleast as much carbonation.

Dos Equis slightly edges out most macros in terms of smell, mouthfeel, and flavor, but not enough to compensate for the premium price. Think of it as Mexican bud for when you want to look more cultured than your plebeian friends. And to my fellow beer enthusiasts: stay thirsty my friends (or else you won't want to touch this)

Bockrules, Jan 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

kemoarps, Jan 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

Sudbuster, Jan 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

rob99er, Jan 12, 2012
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2/5  rDev -27%

VaterRoss, Jan 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +36.9%

khargro2, Jan 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

iMilky, Jan 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

animal69, Jan 09, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Naamandroid, Jan 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

Unicycling4Beer, Jan 08, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

BigCheese, Jan 06, 2012
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2/5  rDev -27%

ThinkAgain, Jan 06, 2012
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1/5  rDev -63.5%

godmare, Jan 06, 2012
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2/5  rDev -27%

livewire05, Jan 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

kmckinnon87, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of Jra1985
1.85/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

A- Typical straw color you see in aals. Almost a one finger head with no retention or lacing to speak of.

S- Corn and some other hints of grain. That is about it.

T- Corn and grains again, not much else to report. This isn't a very good tasting aal.

M- fair amount of carbonation and light bodied.

O- Very boring and below average, even for an aal. If you like Mexican beer at least go for a Modelo or something.

Jra1985, Jan 05, 2012
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1.78/5  rDev -35%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

355ml bottle poured into pint glass 3/1/12

A clear straw yellow with a few bubbles feeding a short lived thumbs width of foam that leaves no lace

S corn and rice cake with a slight chemical smell almost like a shitty chardonnay, no skunk though even with the green bottle

T a little sour wet hay to go with what I smell but just a little worse, still no skunk so that's a plus but it has off chemical flavor that's faint but not so nice

M flat and watery with a gross sour aftertaste, the aftertaste is pretty lousy

O another beer I could do without, not much going on and what is going on I don't really care for

you would think the "Worlds Most Interesting Man" would drink and interesting beer but what can you do? avoid Dos Equis that's what

wordemupg, Jan 04, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

ale207, Jan 04, 2012
Dos Equis Special Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
65 out of 100 based on 2,194 ratings.