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

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Style:
Herb and Spice Beer
Ranked #290
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
74
Ranked #48,528
Avg:
3.18 | pDev: 19.81%
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
206
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p4ck3ts3nd3r from Virginia

4.68/5  rDev +47.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer takes takes you for the ride of your life, from the very first taste! This is, by far, the best beer I have ever tasted! With all the herbs and spices, this seems to have a celebration in your mouth!

Sep 04, 2018
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Schlitz74 from Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is an easy drinking and enjoyable beer. The Head is a soapy white color, that died down fairly quickly. There was no lacing to speak of on the glass. This is worth a try if you see it.

Aug 05, 2017
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opieandy from Georgia

4.54/5  rDev +42.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Signing up for this site on my phone was the hardest thing I ever did. Sheesh. If you want a username, don't ask for "name". And on and on with the errors.

Fortunately, drinking this awesome beer makes everything better. Too bad it's seasonal.

Apr 28, 2017
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ordybill from Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The color is a pale straw yellow color with a large white head. The aroma is corn and some malt. The taste is a sweeter version of their regular Dos Equis.

Nov 09, 2016
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From the bottle stamped L6132484CDO408-05116. Sampled on September 11, 2016.

The pour is a slightly pale yellow color with a fast white head. Some fog.

That Agave is the big thing on the nose. Fruity sweet, syrupy, and herbal notes to the max. Any toasted bread or hop character seems to be downplayed.

The body is medium.

The taste is uniquely juicy and sweet but it has a mild dry finish. I guess I just prefer a sweet character to a hop character so I liked it better than earlier reviewers.

Sep 11, 2016
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

there are worse beers out there, thats for sure. always a risk with the cheaper spiced beers, but this one has some redeeming qualities to it, despite being overly sweet for what it is, and still tasting more macro than crafted. hints of orange and honey to this, lots of residual sugar, maybe coriander on the spice front, maybe vanilla too, it has that slightly artificial tasting sweetness to it. its kind of thicker too, which is interesting in a beer this light, and especially in the context of their other brands, its heavier on the palate and in the belly, and end up feeling like a witbier more than anything else, and the taste is reminiscent of a wit as well, there has to be some wheat malt in here. vibrant carbonation is nice, but half way through the bottle as this warms up a bit, it starts to get pretty yucky. the sweetness takes over, the spice gets a little much, and it feels heavy. agave syrup in here? is that what does this? anyway, its not a bad beer overall, but not something i am interested in drinking again anytime soon. i appreciate these guys doing something a little different though, nice to see them taking chances at this level...

Sep 09, 2016
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Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Part of a variety 2-pack Walmart
Clear golden color
Medium-light carbonation
Light mouthfeel
Sweet malty taste
Overall better than the regular Dos Equis. The blue agave adds something to the taste to make it better.

Jul 19, 2016
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Vestlake from Alabama

3.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Straight from the bottle. Tastes a lot like a wheat beer. The spice adds a nice flavor and the agave is subtle. I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would.

Jul 19, 2016
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zeff80 from Missouri

2.73/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, straw-yellow color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of caramel and agave. Sweet caramel, spices and an odd taste from the agave.

Jun 23, 2016
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

2.85/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Could be worse. It's a lager with some less than stellar or flavorful spices. Easy drinking, mass produced beer. Think regular dos Equis with a dash of blue moon.

Jun 21, 2016
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crob3888 from California

3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a slightly hazy yellowish color. Aromas and flavors are an interesting mix of wheat, orange-citrus fruit, spices, and sweet agave. Basically Blue Moon with extra sweetness. Slightly cloying but way better than the SOL from the same mixed pack.

May 15, 2016
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Chaz from Minnesota

2.83/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a hazy copper-gold in color, topped with a billowing off-white head. Almost looks like a hefeweizen!

Nose is slightly-spicy/herbal, slightly tangy/lactic, and has a hint of vegetal character. Seems out of the ordinary, and I hope that translates to: "out of the ordinary, but in a good way."

Sweet, spicy, very lightly tanginess going on here, but ZOMG, THE SWEET! This is a dessert beer. It indeed tastes like a spiced dessert / cake that your far-flung (European, or what have you) grandmother would have you try as a kid, only to find that you didn't like it. "Would you care for some Turkish Delight?" ""Okay!" (BLECH!)

In fairness the label states clearly that this is a spiced beer, and the haziness looks like it's a fine-powdered mix of spices, so I knew what I was getting myself into. But the sweetness -- is this pure, unfermented agave nectar or what? It's like it was added to the beer in a post fermentation, post high gravity stream blend, pre-package filling (post-mix) scenario -- I have to image it's a straight shot of sweetness into each package (bottle or keg). Good grief!

Mouthfeel is fine, and this would be a very drinkable beer if not for the overt sweetness. In fact, it's close enough to a Belgian-style Witbeer in theme and execution that it could be passed-off as one if only it weren't so sweet.

Alcohol is slightly higher than average (5.7%) for either a Mexican lager or a Euro / Pale lager, so I'm not sure if this is meant to be a summer sippin' beer or a spring beer, a la a Bockbier.

Mouthfeel is not average, and again: I'm not sure what the intent is with this beer. Is it meant to be challenging as in a JOLT to your puny, human preconceived notion of mass-produced yellow swill lager beer? If so, it succeeds in a monumental fashion.

As this beer warms (good grief, please don't let it warm!) the aftertaste is spicy and almost-yeasty, but in fact the yeast character is neutral as it would ordinarily be for an industrial-brewed pale lager. There is an 'artificial' note which I cant place (maybe an anti-caking element to the spice blend?) and it is hard to detect on the initial sip and before the warming process has begun, but it's there.

Overall this is a confusing beer which I would not recommend to someone looking for a simple, refreshing drink. But if they're looking for a challenge, well then YEAH! Here's the beer for them.

Decanted into a vintage glass (which I might have to dose with bleach to get the weirdness out).

May 05, 2016
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OldSwampy from Virginia

3.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Drank 25 March 2016, from a bottle; not sure when it was bottled. Park of a beers of Mexico 12-pack. I enjoyed this just because it was unlike anything I'd ever said and I was unsure what to expect when I tasted it. And also because of the overall balance and drinkability of the beer. The agave flavor blended smoothly with the more typical beer flavors, and apparently some spices as well, that all together created a different (for me) but nicely blended flavor profile. While the color and head were nothing particularly exceptional, the smoothness and novelty won me over. I admit that I went looking for a 6-pack of just this beer soon after drinking a couple from the 12-pack (though it was not available in my area, at least).

Apr 05, 2016
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.43/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a snifter via a friend from work---Thanks Kevin
This nice brew pours a chill hazed golden with a decent head of white dissipating foam that settles to a thick ring, subtle layer, and moderate lacing. Nose of agave nectar, subtle hops, and subtle herbal notes. Flavors follow the nose with sweet agave nectar and herbal hops, a touch of lime on the back, and a nice sweet aftertaste. Very nice for the style. Nothing over powering anything else, but not a multi dimensional taste.
Nice session brew.

Cheers

Feb 23, 2016
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KACK1533 from Massachusetts

3.36/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Had while in St. Louis. Sweet with a hint of hops. An underlying sweetness hits me so subtly, then it's taken away by a spiciness that I cannot identify. Maybe I could identify it by looking at the spice rack. Perhaps I might have it again if I'm in St. Louis. It's not in New England as far as I can tell.

Jan 11, 2016
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Srqdavid from Florida

3.74/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer is sweet and bitter and is brewed with spices. There is also blue agave nectar added. When it hits the tip of your tongue you can feel the dancing of the Mexicans on top of your tongue along with some German taste because it is a lager.

Nov 05, 2015
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StevenShawSr from Maryland

3.17/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I have the worst nose for smelling so my reviews suffer that...But, nice fruity flavor, poured into a 20 oz pub glass. clear yellow with moderate carbonation. Small bit of lacing and a quickly dissipating head.best of the assortment pack I bought. But wont buy again

Oct 08, 2015
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MarvinSnyder from West Virginia

3.29/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Poured into a regular pint glass from a bottle. Pours a clear gold with a frothy white head that slowly dissipates to almost nothing. Nice lacing early in the experience.

Smell: A rather complex smell that contains coriander, pepper, agave nectar, limes, and cymbogan citratus.

Taste: Sweet agave, pepper, lime, and lemongrass with coriander ever present.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation. A little watery over the palate with just a hint of alcohol that warms in the end.

Overall: Not a huge fan of this beer because of the coriander, which unfortunately dominates the taste.

Oct 07, 2015
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Tone from Missouri

3.48/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of strong coriander, slight citrus, sweet malt, slight pale malt, hint of agave, and a hint of alcohol. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong coriander, spice, sweet malt, slight citrus, slight pale malt, slight agave, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, the coriander is quite strong, but otherwise a surprisingly decent offering form Dos Equis.

Oct 04, 2015
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Urk1127 from New Jersey

3.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Hazy. Dirt blonde. White head
Smell is sugar, agave, wheat. Orange
Taste is sweet. Agave comes through. Clove. Feel is lightish. Very good beer I'd buy again.

Oct 03, 2015
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JustLikeMyDad from Michigan

2.88/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a nice golden color, thin foam head, not much though.
Smells fruity, must be the blue agave nectar. Mild lager smell, it's well covered by the spices/flavorings.
Tastes mostly like a lager beer, like a Dos Equis tastes, except it has an interesting, but not bad fruit taste to it, a taste I think if the "blue agave nectar" it says on the bottle. Not a bad taste and not too overpowering since i can still taste the beer well enough.
Feels like a lager, I know I'm not being very descriptive but it is what it is. Smooth, decent carbonation. Easy to drink.
Overall, i really like Dos Equis green bottle, and was interested to try this. And this isn't bad, and wouldn't mnd having it again sometime, but I wouldn't want to drink it all the time.

Sep 04, 2015
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barnzy78 from Illinois

2.41/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A - golden colored body, white head dissipates quickly
S - odd nose is oddly intriguing; lager yeast, pale malt, agave, lime
T - agave, spicy, yeast, biscuity pale malt, wheat, lime
M - lighter body, somewhat refreshing with a crisp finish, but has an unpleasant after-taste of agave and lime
O - I could drink this on a beach somewhere, but one would be more than enough. I'm not crazy over it.

Jul 14, 2015
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mhuber from New York

2/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours clear, golden color and a thin, course head. No lacing. Mild citrus aroma. The flavor of cloves is strong. Moderate carbonation. Maybe just a hint of pineapple in there. I really don't care much for spiced beers and this one is no exception. Not very good.

May 14, 2015
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ArchimedesSox from Georgia

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Slightly hazy golden color with a small white head, dissipates quickly, no lacing

S: I get the sweet fruit smell, the bottle says agave, smells a lot like the blueberry beers, lager yeast

T: Sweet agave, then maltiness, then a slight hop bitterness

M: Light, carbonated well

O: A decent beer. A lot like any of the blueberry flavored beers which is not a bad thing to me. I would have it again.

May 06, 2015
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Caveworm from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dos Equis Azul - Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this brew's head is one finger thick with droopy lacing, and a medium gold body.

Smells like a small touch of the added agave, with some full bodied grains and malt.

I taste that agave, but its not overwhelming like another certain macrobrewer's agave product. This is very smooth and refreshing. You still get a friendly helping of lager taste in this beer.

The mouthfeel here is clean and crisp. This could be a great quencher.

Overall, I'll give Dos Equis Azul - Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. a 4. This came in this year's "Beers of Mexico" sampler pack, but I hope to see it in its own shelf space in my area's retailers of fine beverages.

Apr 26, 2015
Dos Equis Azul from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 74 out of 100 with 206 ratings