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

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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #992
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
71
Ranked #48,971
Avg:
2.8 | pDev: 22.5%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
44
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Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
 
Mexico
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  6
SCORE
71
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Bis4beer70 from Indiana

1/5  rDev -64.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

this makes me cringe!
my wife bought this for a dollar and it was in a mini can...supposed to taste like a margarita w/a beer in it???
how weird!
no no no!
beyond the pale...unacceptable behaviour...crossed the line.
Strange beer in a Strange can...i did not grok.

Apr 13, 2015
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Pegasus from Texas

2.53/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Hazy medium golden color with a moderate, fairly sense snow-white head, which retains well. The carbonation is profuse with thick, patchy lacing.

Aroma: An abundance of sweet lime, lime rind and sugary notes dominate the aroma. I did not detect any malt in the aroma.

Taste: Quite sweet at the onset, with the lime flavors coming across strongly. As the taste progresses a bit, lime rind is evident. Whatever beer flavor is present is well-disguised by the lime and agave sweetness. Some notable alcohol flavors are present, entirely in keeping with the 7.2% ABV. There is some mild hop bitterness at the close of the taste. Overall, this tastes like a lager and lime with too much lime extract.

Mouth feel: Soft and fairly full, with slight stinging carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Refreshing on a hot summer day, although with the sweet lime, it comes off like an alcopop.

Presentation: Packaged in a twenty-four ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

May 18, 2014
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.47/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dos Equis Dos-A-Rita
24 oz. can, dated "4089484AF2155"

You can hardly fault Dos Equis for putting out a margarita/beer blend with the exception that they let Anheuser-Busch beat them to it with their Bud Light Lime-A-Rita!

It looks like a beer: hazy golden body, short head of bright white foam, spotty lacing left behind, etc. It smells like a margarita mixed with beer. As might be expected, it also tastes like a margarita mixed with beer, but that's nice because at least with this one it's more than just a malternative, it actually has some beer flavor. It's also a touch less sweet than some. The "natural" lime and tequila flavor is actually pretty good as well, and it's sweetened with 100 percent Agave nectar.

In the end, for a drink of its kind, I find it serves well. It's got to be less calories, and at 7.2 percent you can drink a larger volume than if you we're using tequila, triple sec, and lime.

Jun 29, 2014
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JISurfer from South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Jun 12, 2014
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

2.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

The creator of The CANQuest (tm) was in Chicago for the umpteenth time at the end of SY 2014-'15 and people scoffed at him since the plan was to return for today's GTMW, but I struck while the iron was hot. It was a good thing that I did as work precluded me from going again this year.

From the CAN: "The Original Dos-A-Rita"; Sweetened with 100% Agave nectar"; "Imported from Mexico"; "Introducing The Original Dos-A-Rita"; "Handcrafted in Mexico, the Dos-A-Rita combines two traditional Mexi[CAN] favorites: the Margarita and Dos Equis Lager. Sweetened with 100% Agave Nectar, this great tasting blend of authentic margarita flavors and lager makes a perfectly balanced and satisfying [CAN]bination. Served cold over ice, it is the perfect [CAN]pliment to a summer day or an interesting night."

I Crack!ed open this monster of a 24-fl. oz. CAN, but I could not initiate an inverted Glug due to its size. My aggro pour netted a fizzy finger of eggshell-white head with limited retention. Color was Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled like the little bottle of ReaLime that my maternal grandmother kept in her reefer when I was a kid. She was a hardcore teetotaler so I am sure that she used it for cooking. Mouthfeel was medium, but sticky. The taste was very lime-like, but it was also as sweet as it could possibly get. Jesus! I felt diabetic shock with every sip.The finish was semi-dry, thanks to the lime juice, but it left me with a sticky, CANdy-like feeling in my mouth. Final tally = no bueno!

Aug 09, 2015
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Soto from North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Nov 13, 2014
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LXIXME from New Mexico

2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Aug 16, 2014
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nicholas2121 from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dos-A-Rita brewed by Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.. with an ABV of 7.20% This brew pours out a cloudy amber color with a nice white head. The smell of Dos-A-Rita is bitter sweet. This brew put you in the the mind of an energy drink. There is a hit of grains and malts, in the smell of this brew. The taste is bold with flavors of margarita and brew. Not saying that is a bad thing . The mouthfeel of Dos-A-Rita is rich, smooth and full flavored. I like how this brew has a nice real margarita taste to it. Dos-A-Rita is different from most brews on the market, and I like that about this brew. Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. did a nice job with this one, I would buy this brew again. Overall I'm giving this brew a 3.5 out of 5

May 08, 2015
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bushwack from Alabama

3.1/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Feb 28, 2015
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.21/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from an 8 oz. can. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of limes, little else. Taste is limes, light sourness, a touch of sweetness at the finish. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

Apr 17, 2015
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cdwil from Texas

3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Sep 09, 2014
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tdm168 from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +7.1%

May 09, 2014
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jheezee from Texas

3.5/5  rDev +25%

May 06, 2014
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westcoastbeerlvr from California

2.96/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

May 30, 2015
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bmjivi221 from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +33.9%

Jul 24, 2014
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sansho from California

3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Jul 26, 2014
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CheapBeerBuzz from California

1.58/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Awful..., not sure why I would want this ever.

May 30, 2015
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Whiskeydeez from Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Aug 14, 2015
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jfcaa193 from Canada

2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Jul 11, 2014
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Falcone from North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Oct 05, 2014
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jmathis from Florida

2/5  rDev -28.6%

Jun 22, 2014
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MattM from Illinois

3.79/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

One of the few "margarita" beverages that doesn't taste sickeningly sweet. If you think this is sweet, you haven't tried the Bud Light line of products. Tastes more like a lager-hybrid as the label says than a malt beverage.

Aug 19, 2015
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Lukebell15 from Texas

3/5  rDev +7.1%

Jun 01, 2014
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JALIEN from Illinois

2/5  rDev -28.6%

Jun 16, 2014
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LuckyJohn from Colorado

3/5  rDev +7.1%

Aug 09, 2014
Dos Equis Dos-A-Rita from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 71 out of 100 with 44 ratings