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

Dos Equis Amber LagerDos Equis Amber Lager
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-24-2001

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1.5/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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1.5/5  rDev -51.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -51.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -51.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -51.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -51.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -51.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -51.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -51.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -51.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -51.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -51.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -51.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -51.9%

Photo of waughbrew
1.53/5  rDev -51%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Well, they did the "amber" part right, but that unfortunately seems to be all. A head appears and stays a few seconds longer than expected, but eventually the gargantuan bubbles pop and leave a flat beer. Aroma is of sweet metallic grain with definite apple cider characteristics. There is a bit of promise (hence the .5) with a note of floral German hops. Flavor is amazingly subtle. Light plastic-coated caramel. Pretty well-balanced but leaves some metallic and astringent notes on the tongue. Feel starts off with rough carbonation but by the end is pretty flat and slick. Neither feel is good.

Its head lasts a little longer than most macros, its color is darker, it has more malt presence and body, but in the end it is still not something I can imagine wanting to drink. It must be that momentary caramel sweetness that helps it sell. There is just not much there, and it has a bad finish. Not recommended.

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Photo of brdc
1.53/5  rDev -51%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Small capped bottle poured into a pint.

Very light, almost translucent yellow beer, with a thin white head that does not hold at all.
Aroma is just not there, and the same can be said for the taste. It is very thin on the palate, and you keep smelling and trying again so you can write something meaningful, but it is just near tasteless. Add a lemon, so it tastes like lemon; but the best option is to stay away.

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Photo of Beerhunter500
1.58/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pretty standard weak Mexican lager you wouldn't drink it a second time

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Photo of mrcarterxxl
1.58/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

tried this beer for the first time thought about it for a while.

A= pours a medium amber color, with no head.

S= doesn't have much of a smell at all.

T= watery taste as if you did a no-no and put ice in your beer.

MF=watery with bubbles

i was so mad that i bought a 6pack, i have a high respect for beer and never pour a beer out, but in this case i poured two out of six down the drain. its impossible to get a head out of this beer, so that means no lacing. i will never buy this again.

cheers! ... i guess

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Photo of jneiswender
1.6/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had this beer at the Amigo Spot in San Diego. Served in a pint glass.

A-very thin white head and a medium amber body.

S-clean smell, nothing really there

T-faint grain and faint hops nothing really distinguishable


D-I guess better than other macro imports but I see why they always offer the lime. I would avoid.

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Photo of Padron4KM
1.66/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle.
Clear dark amber, fizzy tan, short lived head.

Aroma is caramel mixed with corn, combined gives it a dirty sock kind of smell.

Flavor is mostly nonexistent, a little malty, a little soapy.

Not very good. Pairs well with bad, chain style mexican food.

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Photo of ThreeWiseMen
1.66/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear brown-amber body with an almost nonexistent, fizzy, white head.

Smell: Lager yeast, rotten citrus, and BMC sourness.

Taste: Tart, sour citrus, bitter malt, and lager yeast. Quite sour and skunky on the whole, but still feasible.

Mouthfeel: Very light and spritzy.

Drinkability: This beer sucks, but it still goes down smoother than a lot of other cheap macros.

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Photo of scottfrie
1.68/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

12oz bottle into SA perfect pint.

A: Pours a dark caramel color with a thin short lived head that quickly disappeared into a faint scum.
S: I get a few notes of sweet caramel, dry grains, and wet dog.
T: Light watery flavors of wet cardboard and old grains. The finish is plastic like, and the aftertaste is a bit sour.
M: Super fizzy carbonation, light body, and a watery mouthfeel with a drying finish.
O: This was really gross tasting. If this is supposed to be the same style as Boston Lager then the differences are night and day.

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Dos Equis Amber Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 13.4% out of 100 with 2,932 ratings
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