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

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

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of ordybill
3.75/5  rDev +19.4%
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.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.24/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.08/5  rDev -1.9%
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...

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
2.75/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

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Photo of Vestlake
3.54/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
2.85/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

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Photo of crob3888
3/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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Photo of Chaz
2.83/5  rDev -9.9%
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).

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Photo of OldSwampy
3.38/5  rDev +7.6%
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).

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.43/5  rDev +9.2%
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.


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Photo of KACK1533
3.36/5  rDev +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.

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Photo of Srqdavid
3.74/5  rDev +19.1%
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.

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Photo of MarvinSnyder
3.29/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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Photo of Tone
3.48/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

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Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.88/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

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Photo of barnzy78
2.41/5  rDev -23.2%
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.

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Photo of mhuber
2/5  rDev -36.3%
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.

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Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.1/5  rDev +30.6%
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.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.35/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dos Equis Azul brewed by Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. This brew has an ABV of 5.70% Azul pours out a nice amber color with a small white head. Nice looking brew, the smell is rich with grains and malts. You also pick up a hit of hops and spices in the smell. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavor and spices. The spices are just right. There is a lot going on in this brew. Dos Equis Azul has a nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. I like how smooth this brew is. The mouthfeel of Dos Equis Azul is rich smooth and bold. This is a nice drinking brew, you really can't pick up on the 5.7% ABV in this brew. Overall I'm giving Dos Equis Azul a 4.5 out 5. Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. , did a nice job with this one. I would buy this brew again.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains light caramelized malts, agave fruit, some spice and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a strong and mildly sweet blue agave fruit flavor up front. Then some breadiness comes in from a thin malt character. The hops presence is very and there isn’t much balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, it’s a decent fruit beer overall but there are others I would pick first.

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Photo of TheHammer
3.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured with a finger of head that was not long for this world, but at least managed to leave some spotty lacing. The body is a clear gold with ample carbonation.

Smell: Well without question there is Agave in here. It has that cactus kinda smell somewhere between Aloe Vera and Tequilla proper. That's not a negative by any means, but what is, is that apart from some touches of cloves, that's all I'm getting. Still it's strong and didn't need a lot of warming to come out.

Taste: Well that agave taste permiates the entire beer, to the point where I don't feel it's a good thing. It starts as the only taste, as it tastes like I'm drinking one of those weird foreign canned nectar drinks..think Jumex. Thankfully it somewhat gives way as reigned in wheat and corn tasting malt presses forward but can't quite overcome the agave. However eventually near the end of the beer it takes back seat to a light bitter kick of sandy hops.

Mouthfeel: While drinking it, that agave seems to give it a slightly slimy texture. At first it takes a back seat and it comes across as unique, but as you drink more and more it aserts itself. The transistioning is subdued because the agave has such a big presence here. The carbonation doesn't seem to really accent anything either way. It is just weird.

Drinkability: The carbonation of this beer sits in your gut quite a bit. I was belching like crazy after this. It's refreshing and it pushes the envelope as to what I would say is light bodied, but it's a beer only for the sweltering heat.

Final Thoughts: This is one of those beers that tries to push the envelope by throwing something weird into the mash. In this case, Agave, but it also advertises on it that it's a wheat beer and spiced and they really are not present at all. If you are a big Tequilla drinker and like the taste, this is probably the beer for you. I found that this really killed my thirst but the mouthfeel turned as it went on. Worth a try for sure, but not much more.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.52/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: A golden body with a slightly murky hue but still completely see-through sits under a white sudsy head. The head recedes to a light film, Light soapy lacing for a few moments until it disappears.

Aroma: A wet, soggy cereal grain aroma but some cinnamon-like spices save the day, as well as faint agave nectar sweetness.

Taste: Immediately there is an Earl Grey tea kind of taste -- slightly citric with orange notes. The taste profile is papery, watery, thin. The spices add enough flavor to keep drinking.

Mouthfeel: Slightly creamy, not as watery as other Mexican adjunct lagers.

Overall: This beer is kind of all over the place. I'm not sure the spices will help this or hurt it. I guess I wouldn't want a sixer or a session with this. The mixed 12 pack came with 3 cans, so that's certainly doable.

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Photo of damian3770
5/5  rDev +59.2%

this is hands down the best Mexican beer that I have ever tasted. can't get enough of it! and it is not available as a standalone 6,12 or 30 pack yet. :( have to buy a fiesta 12 pack for you to just get 3 bottles.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

Sampling right now on 8/22/14. New out for this summer. Bought a single one today and added it to the 'make your own 6' for $8.99. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F and poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a a pretty slightly hazy amber in color with about a 1/2 finger foamy white head that settles down to a thin layer on top and sides of the glass. Some spotty 'ringed' lacing is seen. The aroma is of grains. agave and some spice for the most part. The taste is pretty much the same with some sweetness from the wheat and maybe some corn (?) that ends in a slight dry finish. Overall, it is pretty good and is refreshing.

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