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

Dos Equis Ambar EspecialDos Equis Ambar Especial
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From:
Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
 
Mexico
Style:
Vienna Lager
Ranked #139
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
72
Ranked #27,773
Avg:
3.13 | pDev: 18.21%
Reviews:
816
Ratings:
3,173
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 14, 2024
Added:
Apr 24, 2001
Wants:
  56
Gots:
  706
Dos Equis Ambar (Amber) is a vienna style lager that was originally brewed by the German-born Mexican brewer Wilhelm Hasse in 1897.

The brand was named "Siglo XX" ("20th century") to commemorate the arrival of the new century, and the bottles were marked with the Roman numerals "XX", or "Dos Equis" (two X).
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Rated: 5 by Zachboyd3334 from Indiana

Mar 14, 2024
 
Rated: 3 by evostudios12 from Florida

Feb 04, 2024
 
Rated: 3.18 by DarrellK from Florida

Jan 01, 2024
 
Rated: 3.8 by bv51 from Washington

Dec 13, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by Roberto11232 from New York

Dec 10, 2023
 
Rated: 2.99 by KeithGreatNorth from Canada (BC)

Dec 03, 2023
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Reviewed by Davidstan from Alabama

3.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Actually really good beer on draft in a Mex restaurant but this one I just had from a 12 oz bottle was average at best in terms of having any quality craftsmanship at all. Tasted of corn and adjuncts so very average.
Nov 17, 2023
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Reviewed by dcotom from Iowa

3.97/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I don't often drink beer in Mexican restaurants, but when I do... you know the rest. Served in a 12-ounce bottle with a wedge of lime, then transferred to a frosted mug. Deep amber hue, with a finger of off-white head. Enjoyed with a spicy steak burrito, which did not afford much of an opportunity to appreciate the nuances. That said, this is a damn good Vienna lager. Malt forward, with some nice herbal and spicy hop notes. Clean and crisp, perfect counterpoint to the Mexican food. Stay thirsty, my friends!
Nov 15, 2023
 
Rated: 3.16 by AndyGG from California

Oct 02, 2023
 
Rated: 3.56 by cdub70085 from Connecticut

Sep 11, 2023
 
Rated: 3.5 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Sep 03, 2023
 
 
Rated: 2.75 by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

Jul 20, 2023
 
Rated: 3.63 by rcw3i from Tennessee

Jun 19, 2023
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Reviewed by ATL6245 from Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Clear dark amber. Fluffy off white head with moderate retention.

Aroma: Spicy/herbal hops. Bready, toasted malts.

Flavor: Spicy, bready and toasty. Restrained bitterness. Medium sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, no astringency, Soft. Medium carbonation. Short finish.

Overall: A decent Vienna Lager style from Mexico. Aromas and flavors are very mild but present. It's sweet but not cloying. Drinks nice and easy. A step up from most Pale Lagers from Mexico.
Jun 14, 2023
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Reviewed by Death_Adder from South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I had heard people praising the Dos Equis Ambar Especial over the Dos Equis Lager Especial, however I found myself liking the Lager Especial more. It’s an okay cerveza, I picked up a subtle taste of a cigar or tobacco flavor when drinking it, but I’m also really bad at beer reviews, so who knows? Lol

Style: Mexican Lager | Tap/Can/Bottle: Bottle | Abv: 4.7% | Rating: 3.5
May 24, 2023
 
Rated: 3.45 by LagerMan_US from Maine

Apr 29, 2023
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.72/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle. Bottle has a marking of 'VG3600103'.
Clear, medium amber colored body. Off white head with ring. Leaves behind some trellises of lacing.
Aroma is faint but there is the smell of grains and also a citrus note.
Taste is dark toasted malts, caramel, and a minor lime note. Very beer-like, without a stand out flavor note.
Heavier mouth feel. Dry finish. Very good carbonation.
Solid mouth feel, and unobtrusive nose and taste. Very good pairing with spicy food.
Apr 25, 2023
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Reviewed by MaltsOfGlory from Oregon

3.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
12oz bottle

Pours only a small finger of head into a tumbler. Retention is poor and the head fades very quickly. Lacing is also somewhat poor. Body is a very dark amber, nearly brown; pretty color.

Nose is caramel, toffee, nutty, and even some estery stone fruit. This has just the slightest hint of extract, but overall it actually smells really nice and authentic.

Flavor is smaller, but most of the key parts show up. Definitely some slightly tart stone fruit, toffee, nutty, not too much caramel. Tastes pretty good at first, gets waterier over time.

Carbonation is absurdly high. Body is pretty light. Bitterness is low. Touch of sweetness, but finishes clean. A decent mouthfeel, carbonation is probably too high for the style.

Drinkability is pretty good.

Overall this starts out pretty flavorful, but oddly fades over time. Ok.
Apr 02, 2023
 
Rated: 3.53 by SoundMakesSense from Indiana

Mar 05, 2023