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

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72
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2,900 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:
2,900
Reviews:
750
Avg:
3.1
pDev:
18.39%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
590
For Trade:
0
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Photo of tjwarren
2.66/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Not bad tasting just watery. Squeeze a little lime in and you have a little bit better Corona on your hands. Liked it didn't love it.

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Photo of nater919
3.09/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pantalones
3.65/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Last bottle of this one from the "Cervezas de México" variety pack. Clearly-marked best-by date of September 2017 on the neck, printed twice oddly enough.

The beer has a fairly dark brown color to it once in the glass; just light enough to see through without a light, and shining a light through reveals that it's very clear and has some rising bubbles. The foam on top is just a bit off-white and formed a decent head at first, but has shrunk down to a thin cap with a few bigger, bubblier patches here and there and a thicker ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell is fairly mild but definitely malty; sweetish, bready or doughy, maybe a little toastedness in there. Occasionally there's just the slightest hint of a chocolatiness, interestingly. It's a pretty nice smell overall, though there may be a very slight metallic thing going on somewhere far in the background behind the malt. After a couple sips I pick up the slightest little bit of a lemon/lime sort of thing -- and thankfully, no more of the metallic hint from before. That's kind of interesting -- must be a hop thing I'm guessing? I know I do get a lemony sort of thing from some of the European hop strains from time to time, and most of the Mexican beers seem to use those rather than American hops.

Flavor is malty, similarly to the smell. Lots of lightly roasted grains going on, gives a nice medium-dark bread impression. Not quite getting the chocolatey impression that I picked up occasionally on the smell, though there is a definite hint of a richer, darker, sweet malt flavor going on there. Slightest hint of that lemon/lime hop thing occasionally, too. I'm honestly surprised by how much better this beer is than my first impression a couple years back -- the Mexican place where I tried it on tap must have had an old keg or some seriously messed-up tap lines because these bottles I've had lately are LEAGUES better than the big ol' mug full of disappointment I had back then.

Feel is on the light-and-crisp side, but more substantial than a lot of the paler lagers I've had. I'd have to have them both around the same time to really compare, but I want to say it's a lighter-feeling beer than my usual Mexican go-to Negra Modelo -- but not by a huge amount. Does seem to thin out slightly toward the end of the glass, shifting from a slightly heartier feeling beer to more of a basic lager light-and-crispness, but never gets to a point where it really seems "watery."

Overall this is a pretty tasty beer, and I'd say underrated for sure. Definitely glad I ended up re-trying this one after that bad first experience. This is a beer that's worth trying if you're looking for something outside the AAL category to have with a meal at a Mexican place, or even for the fridge at home if you're at all fond of medium-dark lagers (especially considering the kind of prices they put on those 12-packs when they're on sale!)

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Photo of spokenwheels
3.24/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DaveCash
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of blissfulNemo
2.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Scotchboy
2.6/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of sokol_1993
2.73/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of akolb
2.44/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Hephaestos
3.88/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PMarcy78
3.46/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ConnerW
2.96/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Bammer21
2.84/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Branlott42
2.91/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hootie159
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of SportsGuy33
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WCKDVBZ
3.21/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of billab914
2.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Silke_Neryn
2.61/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Dos Equis Amber Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
3.1 out of 5 based on 2,900 ratings.
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