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

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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 Sammy
3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not bad for this country. That is drinkable with some taste. Nice foam in pour and amber colour. Works as a Vienna. Smooth drink with significant malt. Light mouthfeel, mild bitter aftertaste. Would work with spicy food. From broken sixpacks at LCBO.

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Photo of acurtis
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Texasfan549
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.39/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Single finger rapidly dissipating head.

S: Faint odor. Little sweet and malty.

T: The taste has just the right amount of sweet malt. Light caramel and toasted malt.

M: Light to medium body, smooth, moderate carbonation.

Overall: This is a nice amber. Nothing special but very drinkable.

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Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.08/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear light amber with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, slight caramel, and some metallic aromas. Taste is pretty much the same. There is a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer but at least it’s pretty drinkable for what it is.

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Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

supposedly one of the better mexican exports, but i did not care for this. smells like an adjunct lager with a touch of sweeter malt, kind of off-putting in an extracty way. flavor is the same, very corn lagery, artificially sweet. feel is really weird for a beer, expansive like a shaken up soda, overly bubbly, and funny in the stomach. body is less than medium and its actually really drinkable, aside from the way it made me feel. i think its also much less refresing than the regular dos equis lager, which i dont mind too much. this one is all up a pretty nasty beer, but still preferable to corona by a long shot.

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4/5  rDev +29%

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Knapp85
2.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours out as a relatively decent amber color with not a lot of head or lacing. The smell is rather generic, its grainy and mostly a nose full of malts. The taste has some hop bitterness to it but nothing too special. The mouthfeel is a little watery to me. Overall I won't need to have this one again I don't think.

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Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +29%

Photo of oriolesfan4
2.83/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer couldn't be any more average to me. Tastes oddly similar to the other Dos Equis out there, just darker in color and maybe a small tad more taste. I mean, it's right on par with Michelob as a mass produced "Amber lager" but it cannot compete with the microbreweries with this style. They usually cost the same price too which makes it obsolete. Basically it's drinkable and and quench your thirst.. but look elsewhere for well balanced, tasty beer.

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Photo of metter98
2.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear coppery amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that never faded away and left lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are aromas of corn in the nose along with notes of caramel and toasted malts.
T: The taste is a little better than the smell because the corn aromas are subdued; there are flavors of toasted and caramel malts along with some hints of malty sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer certainly looks like a Vienna Lager but does not really smell like one, having more of a resemblance to that of an adjunct lager.

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Photo of BEERchitect
2.63/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

There's nothing like celebrating Cinco De Mayo with a bad Mexican beer. The pour brought an initially promising head retention that disapeared after the first sip, leaving a film atop that proved not appealing. A weak amber color (caramel) later confirmed by the watery texture and taste that the brew makes no real attemp at quality. Aromas and flavors display light caramelization, but not enough to make any meaningful impact in the brew. Flavors hing on graininess, watered-down cola, and a faint resemblance to a lager. Thin body, and adjucts lead to astringency and residual grain and sugars on the palate. Though the beer is not awful, it makes a good run of it. Best to stick with the Negra Modelos next year.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle, on the patio of a so-called Mexican restaurant in downtown Toronto. My mom drinks beer very rarely, but I remember her always having a half of one of these when pizza or burgers were on the dinner table, a habit borne of years spent in San Diego, apparently.

This beer pours a clear medium bronzed amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, bubbly, and pleasantly foamy off-white head, which renders a decent array of bleeding layered lace around the glass as it steadily dissipates.

It smells of light, bready and grainy caramel malt, a wee crackery toffee note, a touch of yeast, and mild weedy, grassy hops. The taste is bready, sort of pastry-tinged caramel and toffee malt, an ethereal dark fruitiness - could be cherry, could be prune - and muted floral, green earthy hops.

The carbonation is average, and just supportive enough, the body an adequate medium weight, and well smooth, a small airy creaminess arising as things settle. It finishes off-dry, the grainy caramel becoming further entrenched.

An enjoyable enough amber lager; there seems to be a quiet beauty in its simplicity, maybe because of the lack of off-flavours and concentration on the malt, something that seems typically wanting in many of its peers to the north. It definitely outshone what passes for a Mexican restaurant plate here in Hogtown.

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Photo of emerge077
3.51/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled at Mr. Salsa in Oglesby, IL.

Poured into an 8 oz. pilsner glass a light brownish amber tone, with good clarity and visible carbonation. A steady pour produced a finger width of creamy head, which left rings of delicate lacing on the glass. Retention was below average, there was a thin ring for the duration of the glass.

Grainy aroma with a mild apple note. Light and papery.

Flavor has some toasted malt character, lightly sweet with a dry residual sugar in the aftertaste. Hint of tart apple bitterness is there, also white grape, but not too pronounced. It's light, also balanced with good carbonation and light maltiness. After finishing one I had another, and so did everyone else. Not a bad choice, but I still prefer Bohemia as my #1 Mexican lager. Paired well with a carnitas/pulled pork dinner. As a side note, this makes a mean michelada...

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Photo of brentk56
2.08/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Medium amber with neither head nor lacing

Smell: What smell? I think there is a little maltiness but it was hard to discern

Taste: All malt and no hops; very little taste overall - just a bit of brown bread and bandaid phenols

Mouthfeel: Light, watery with a touch of carbonation

Drinkability: I couldn't even finish my pint it was so insipid

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Photo of SocalKicks
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of dmorgan310
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tap: Clear amber colored beer with a thick bubbly head with average retention. Aroma is quite sweet with some weak malt also noticeable. Taste is quite pleasant with again some sweetness and a bit of malt that can be notice. Very refreshing while drank on a patio of a Mexican/tex-mex restaurant. Much more enjoyable then Corona or Sol but by no mean is it a complex or extreme beer.

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Photo of zeff80
3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a copper color with a white, one-finger head. Left some lace.

S - It smelled sweet. A good malty aroma, too.

T - It tasted of malts and corn. It was fairly sweet with some grassy hops.

M - It was crisp and relatively dry. A light-bodied beer.

D - This is one of the better brews from Mexico. Certainly worth having on a hot day.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of largadeer
3/5  rDev -3.2%

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