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

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Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jame515 on 04-28-2014

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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by Pegasus:
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2.53/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

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Photo of chuckgietzen
2.8/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tdm168
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.47/5  rDev +23%
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.

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Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of nicholas2121
3.5/5  rDev +24.1%
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

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Photo of tone77
3.21/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

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Photo of blastoderm55
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Jonathan_Philadelphia
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of sansho
3.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of hophead723
3.08/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Let me get this straight, I only bought this because I currently am trapped in a small town with very little craft beer offerings aside from the lonely liquor store that is too far from me to walk on a very hot and rainy day. I review these shitty drinks because we as craft brewers have an equal responsibility to review both good beers and bad beers. Reviewing bad beers is actually more important because people use this website often while shopping for something to try and they need to be informed of what to avoid. Stuff like this, though, has it's place in the world.

Look: Poured a very clear and pale lager yellow but with an impressively dense and present head that diminishes smoothly to a one finder tuft.

Smell: The smell is heavy with artificial lime sweetness that is backed by a cardboard-like aroma from the presence of the sub-par lager yeast.

Taste: It has a good balance of sweetness that is loosely supported by the lager which is watery and simple. I can see myself enjoying this on a very hot day in front of some beef fajitas if I had no other option of anything to drink.

Feel: Crisp and refreshing.

Overall: This is what it is; pretty sweet but cheap and has enough alcohol to look at twice but obviously isn't beer.

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Photo of Maillard
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of wisegreensoul
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of MPSTARR
3.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of bushwack
3.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cdwil
3.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of EZ_Peezy
3.75/5  rDev +33%

Photo of Bis4beer70
1/5  rDev -64.5%
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.

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Photo of bigchiquilin
2.79/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Lukebell15
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Falcone
2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of Jame515
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of JISurfer
3.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of jmathis
2/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of amvrana
2.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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