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

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Dos Equis Amber LagerDos Equis Amber Lager

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

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-24-2001

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4.6/5  rDev +47.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Killebrew
4.6/5  rDev +47.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I love the taste of Dos Equis Amber Lager. The color is absolutely beautiful and the taste is just as equally great. I’d recommend it to anyone who loves drinking Amber colored lager

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Photo of StevenC
4.56/5  rDev +46.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ike_Potter
4.53/5  rDev +45.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ayyshane
4.51/5  rDev +44.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Picked up a 6er. A lime wedge is necessary. With this comes an above-average drinkability but good God I want nothing more than to snag 6 more

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4.5/5  rDev +44.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +44.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +44.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +44.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +44.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +44.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +44.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +44.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +44.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +44.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +44.2%

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4.44/5  rDev +42.3%

Photo of Getinthevan
4.37/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Possibly the best beer to drink if you're incredibly thirsty.

Nothing screams Dos Equis better than with a plate of tasty enchiladas in front of you. Personally I enjoy Dos Equis better on tap than out of the bottle.

Appearance is very dark and brown, with a good amount of head that dissipates quickly.

Smell is strong, but not overpowering. There's a faint hint of malts and barley, but as mentioned before, nothing too strong to affect its flavor.

Taste is magnificent. While the aftertaste comes and goes quickly, when it hits your lips for the first time, a wave of instant relief washes over and kills any thirst from the get go. This is a great "go to" beer that is pretty cheap on tap and moderately heavy beer without going overboard.

I seriously down about 2 tall mugs of this stuff every time I head out to the local Mexican restaurant. For only $3 you practically get two pints worth of this stuff and it's definitely a steal. It's a great summer beer!

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Photo of tobymugg
4.35/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great beer. Dos Equis is a truely great brand in the world of 7 dollar six packs, and with their Amber beer, they hit a unique style of flavorful brew and melds perfectly with any spicy meal. Not only is it flavorful, it is drinkable, so if you are going for the gold this is a winner in all respects. If you are a drinker of light beers and affordable pilsners, this may come across a bit too dark, but it is an excellent gateway to stronger beers while remaining in the mild, drinkable category.

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4.33/5  rDev +38.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Dos X pours a brownish amber with an off-white head. The head is minimal but just enough to look enticing.

S: The smell is faint but good. There is a hint of malt.

T: The taste is great. I usually prefer more robust beers, but this one just holds a special place in my heart due to its simplicity. Dos X is much more enjoyable to me on-tap, so order it that way!

M: This beer goes down smoothly without leaving an aftertaste. Dos X is very refreshing without seeming watered down.

D: It's a tasty brew that pairs well with numerous dishes, is light enough to be enjoyed on a patio, yet has enough character to stand up to other, more complex beers.

(It doesn't hurt that you can find these things on special at different Mexican joints in 32 oz mugs... hell to the yea!)

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Photo of jserpette95
4.32/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bacchus74
4.31/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lechap
4.3/5  rDev +37.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On a recent fishing trip I had occasion to taste a lot of different beers. Honestly, one of the best I had was a pint of this on tap. Not normally a fan of Mexican beers but this was an exception.

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Photo of beerbill
4.3/5  rDev +37.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer has a great combination of the creamy and slightly bitter taste that I enjoy in darker beers combined with a citriussy taste that I enjoy in mexican beer.

It pours an impressive dark body with a strong yet pleasent nose. The taste is crisp and inviting with none of the brackish after taste that you get sometimes.

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Photo of mattstffns
4.29/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is the only lager I will drink. It's very smooth and it has a bit of an iron taste but I think it's very good. I do enjoy drinking this when I feel a bit cheap to buy my IPAs.

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Dos Equis Amber Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 3.12 out of 5 with 2,942 ratings
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