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

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72
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2,923 Ratings
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Dos Equis Amber LagerDos Equis Amber Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-24-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,923
Reviews:
759
Avg:
3.1
pDev:
18.39%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
606
For Trade:
0
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Photo of JeffH_SC
3.52/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Considering the cost and availability, this is my go-to everyday favorite. It's always in my fridge. I'm a big fan of Vienna Style beers. With a lime wedge this pairs with most of my meals well. Not too heavy and not too light.

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Photo of DrewsBrews450
3.02/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sulty
3.63/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tstromer
2.74/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of sethcroisant
3.48/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Riff
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amber color with a thin head with decent retention. Smell is malty with a little pine hops. Taste follows, mostly malt with some mild pine flavor and bite. Medium body. Okay beer, certainly drinkable.

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Photo of JamesGrove
4/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nace4
2.94/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

What a letdown. Had this one just a few days after my first Negra Modelo in years, and I was quite looking forward to enjoying another Vienna lager. Nope. None of the rolling flavors or aroma of Modelo; this one hasnto settle for just meh. It looks inviting, and has a bit of caramel/bready aroma happening but the flavor is so muted as to make it boring. Meeeehhhhhhh.

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Photo of Brian_L-2056
2.96/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a light caramel color into a pint with a thin but frothy head that seems to stay along for the ride. Not much smell, only slightly malty. Carbonation is very good. The initial taste is sweet with only a hint of bitter aftertaste and not much else. Easy drinking but lacking in overall flavor by far, I'm sure it appears to the masses because of its blandness. Lacing is very good as well. Overall its a very drinkable brew but lacks the flavors that would make me want to come back for more.

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Photo of Kayakguy
3.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I hardly ever drink Mexican beer but when I do I drink DosEquis Amber Larger! The fact that it is a Vienna Larger helps as it has some real beer attributes.

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Photo of BallsDeep
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of J_T_Arlington
3.43/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Looks to have a beautiful amber, golden-baked-brown color -- crystal clear. Nice beige-pink head that slowly fades to a nice little lace.
Smells subtle. Earthy. Something sweet, like ripe pomegranates.
Taste, I must say, was a little disappointing at first, but the more slowly I drank it, the more nuance I could pick out. Sour is the dominant taste here--think a very very faint gose-esque sourness. Something prickly at the end, like cactus paddles. Very light touch of citrus hops in the middle, perhaps. little taste of cardboard, of all things, in the high middle when savored, but otherwise is undetectable.
Feels light-to-medium bodied with a carbonated kick.
Overall, I'd drink it if it were handed to me or on sale, but not a go to beer for me.
It' cheap; give it a try.

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Photo of acmurphy696
2.88/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer has an appealing color and a nice head. It has more of a taste character than many lagers, but it's nothing special. Still there's nothing negative lingering on the tongue, which is good.

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Photo of BellinghamBiker
2.86/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scootercrabb
3.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Bunuelian
3.59/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kitekid
3.36/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of poisoneddwarf
1.37/5  rDev -55.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

2009 backlog. Mexican Nite Cerveza Numero Tres!! 12 oz bottle. Aroma is of...nothing. I can literally smell almost nothing. Faint malt presence maybe. Color is amber, pours a nice head with no retention, no lacing. Flavor is maltier than the Corona or Tecate, which is no surprise given the darker hue. Boring stuff.

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Photo of SmokySignals
4.02/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of happinessatack
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dd53grif
3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jglaw1
3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ScottyBongo
3.87/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zekenyce
3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Dos Equis Amber Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
3.1 out of 5 based on 2,923 ratings.
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