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

Dos Equis Amber LagerDos Equis Amber Lager
BA SCORE
3.12/5
2,938 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#43,629
Reviews:
761
Ratings:
2,938
pDev:
18.27%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
616
Trade:
0
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Photo of jzeilinger
3.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Pours a clear amber color with a thick creamy layer of sticky foam on top.

S - Toasted caramel malt and grain dominate the nose.

T - Follows the nose. Toasted caramel, mellow graininess,

M - Medium body with a little bit of creaminess, and a water thinness on the very back end.

O - It is what is and I'll knock a few of these back if I'm thirsty enough.

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Photo of jkblr
3.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle BB December 2018 poured into a pint glass at fridge temp 4.7% ABV. The beer brownish amber with generous off white head and lacing. The aroma is light grain. The taste is slightly tart up front with the malty character of the darker grains coming through on the end. The mouthfeel is moderately full with sharp carbonation and medium dryness. Overall, good. This is not a true Vienna lager, but the Mexican evolution of that beer. The tartness is not to my taste or style but exists in most Mexican beers. This is great with food or as a session beer.

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Photo of Brew_ski
3.6/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of caburdette51
1.5/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of andrewh995
3.11/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light amber with a small head that fades instantly. Smells of very sweet malts and very very subtle orange zest. Tastes is sweet and malty, with some caramel. Mouthfeel is medium-light and creamy. Overall I believe this beer is stigmatized due to its mass production, however, while it's not a great beer by any stretch, its refreshing and enjoyable.

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Photo of hreardonjr
4.75/5  rDev +52.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Good beer. Nice taste, feel, and enjoy.

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Photo of brewnme
3.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of TBonez477
1.93/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of vabeerguy
3.08/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of CobraDC23
3.37/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dirtyharry2489
2.52/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Hackattack
3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Has a distinct malty, mildly ,rich flavor compared to American adjunct beers and WAS a big deal along with all the other high dollar imports...... until the rise of American craft brews. Not great, but not bad either
P.S. Killer imports can still be obtained out there too.

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Photo of emptyglassagain
2.65/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jeffreyhill021
2.77/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tjwarren
2.66/5  rDev -14.7%
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 -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pantalones
3.65/5  rDev +17%
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 +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DaveCash
2.75/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of blissfulNemo
2.79/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Scotchboy
2.6/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of sokol_1993
2.73/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MikeyTomorrow
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of akolb
2.44/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Dos Equis Amber Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 3.12 out of 5 with 2,938 ratings
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