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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Reviews by hophead723:
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hophead723 from California

3.08/5  rDev +10%
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.

Jul 26, 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