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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Mexico
cuamoc.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Lemke10 on 05-29-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
186
Reviews:
37
Avg:
3.14
pDev:
19.43%
 
 
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12
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Photo of lawlmartz
3.65/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of opieandy
4.54/5  rDev +44.6%
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.

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Photo of Shafaegalo
3.66/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
2.3/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ArtZan
2/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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Photo of Ecompean523
4.26/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 dpgoblejr
3.65/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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 Donkster46
2.8/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BlueSpader
3.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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 ccryder
3.18/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Griphon
3.12/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of zeff80
2.73/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of harpus
2.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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 TheBeerSipper
3.79/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MidwestBA
2.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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 dvmin98
2.81/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of R11415
3/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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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Dos Equis Azul from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
3.14 out of 5 based on 186 ratings.
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