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

Dos Equis Dark Lager
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 24.01%

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Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: WJVII on 05-21-2008)
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Photo of jimmah120


3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap into giant hefeweizen glass. Served with lime wedge.

Look is a slightly cloudy dark amber/brown. Smell is light grain/malt. Taste is very light malt and grain, with a slight red ale flavor. Feel is crisp and well carbonated, very drinkable.

If you can find this at a mexican restaurant, it's probably the best beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2012 01:31:58 | More by jimmah120
Photo of beerprovedwright


3.8/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Good pour of dark beer with a two finger light brown head. Compares to a 26 on the SRM Beer Color Chart. Aroma of roasted corn and corn husks, oatmeal, malt, and burnt rice. Taste is a rich wave of caramel, toasted wheat, boiled corn, clover, sweet barley malt and a hint of hops. Feels close to whole milk in mouthfeel, has the coating effect, with a clinging sensation of bitterness. Good availability and a flavor that doesn't grow old after a few.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2010 22:10:01 | More by beerprovedwright
Photo of BluNeon


3.35/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I tried this beer at a Mexican restaurant in Michigan.

Appearance: (3.0) The beer is a reddish-dark brown color which is not very eye appealing but not bad looking either, so I gave it an average score.

Smell: The smell, in my opinion, was not that strong to be honest.

Taste: Since I had this beer in a Mexican restaurant, I drank it with Mexican food. I felt the beer went very well with the meal. It is definitely a "meal" type of beer. There was a hint of a bitter taste to the beer which is something that actually appeals to my personal taste and therefore receives a "good" score.

Mouthfeel: The beer actually had a slight thickness to it which adds to accompany the meal.

Drinkability: This receives the lowest score due to the fact that I feel this is a not a versatile beer by any means. Unless I eat at a Mexican restaurant, I probably won't be ordering this beer to often.

*Overall: A great beer for a Mexican-styled meal with a dark reddish color and a slightly thick feel and taste.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2010 04:35:39 | More by BluNeon
Photo of schoolboy


3.08/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

We spent a week at an all inclusive resort in Cancun and with some minor exceptiona, this and the regular Dos Equis were all that was available. All you care to drink.

Unfortunately, the same was the case for the wine, liquor and food at the resort. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either.

The food generally looked better than it tasted. The wash sometimes lacked for presentation (plastic cups at many of the bars) but quantity and availability weren't an issue. There were bars everywhere and eager servers to bring you drinks. And stuff was OK.

The on-tap "obscura" dark beer was without much character. But if I had it to do over (and I do), I'd do it again, even with this as the best beer available at the resort. Quality made up for with quantity.

Serving type: on-tap

01-04-2009 04:27:19 | More by schoolboy
Photo of Rhynes2


2.93/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I have not had a lot of experience with mexican dark lagers but this one wasn't so bad. I appreciate that they were going for a darker, more roasted taste, it just didn't quite hit the mark. More complex than your regular Dos Equis but if your going for a complex beer, don't start with this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2008 18:26:39 | More by Rhynes2
Photo of brdc


2.63/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Small capped bottle poured into a pint.

Reddish brown, a bit lighter than you expect for a beer called "dark", but still looks good.
Aroma is faint, but shows some caramel and sweet maltiness; taste is also faint, but shows the same malty notes.
Not a good beer by any means, but some of the best options in most Mexican restaurants.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2008 02:19:13 | More by brdc
Photo of WJVII


3.33/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Was I surprised to see a Dos Equis Dark?! I went for dinner at a "traditional" Mexican place and sure enough they had it. Poured into a glass mug, this beer had a semi-transparent brown color with a minimal off white head with little lacing. The smell was of moderate malts some alcohol, and slight caramel roast. The taste was mild with some roasted characteristics. Moderate carbonation had a good mouth feel. It wasn't a great beer, but I was surprised for a mexican dark brew so an "A" for effort, but not an "A" brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2008 00:14:55 | More by WJVII
Dos Equis Dark Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
71 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.