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

BA SCORE
64
poor
2,730 Ratings
THE BROS
63
poor
Read the review
Dos Equis Special LagerDos Equis Special Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 11-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,730
Reviews:
614
Avg:
2.71
pDev:
23.25%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
718
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 2,730 |  Reviews: 614
Photo of iawaska
1.72/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of pat61
3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: brilliant straw gold with rapidly rising bubbles and a 3" white foam collar with fair to good retention

S: mild aroma of flowers, hop earthiness, light fruit, light corn, light cracker and bread dough

T: light corn sweetness, faint apple, light cracker and bread dough finished with a slight tartness and a mild bitterness

F: moderately creamy with a medium light body, medium high carbonation and a crisp finish

O: You are drinking this because you are in a Mexican restaurant and this is the only beer on the menu you recognize. You are not drinking this for its quality.

 580 characters

Photo of VoxRationis
3.39/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decanted from a green bottle into a conical pint glass.
A: Pours a dark straw to brass color, not golden. Exuberant head, >one inch, short-lived and with little lacing.
S: Grainy to fresh bread aroma with what I felt to be an apricot/peach note.
T: Sweet lead with light malt predominating grassy and spicy flavors. Very lightly bittered with a sugary aftertaste.
M: Light bodied; effervescence a bit short-lived.
O: Typically, this brew is a bit skunked. I got a relatively fresh or well-managed batch and was surprised that I was genuinely able to enjoy it without adulteration. If you got it, and it's not 100%, a line wedge really does help (didn't need it this time).

 676 characters

Photo of stella77artois
2.98/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Squeezyq
2.81/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of lupercmda
2.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Frankgabriel2383
3.26/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JamesGrove
3.73/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nace4
2.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Premo88
3.58/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into pilsener
(best-by April 2018)

L: clear pale yellow, hard pour pushes up huge head, almost 2 inches tall and sticky ... the lacing off the head is pure art; laces on the way down off a full collar and skin

S: dusty yeast, grain, sour grain, lemon peel

T: fruity sweet, peach, grain, slight bit of lemon; the malt sweetness almost reaches breadiness; can taste just a bit watered at down at times, flavors all very light

F: classic light and crisp combo with loads of carbonation left over after the hard pour; holds up to large quaffing really well, doesn't taste too medicinal

O: surprising amount of barley malt presence and at times very tasty; flavors can sort of dial themselves in and out, and when they're out it's no better than average ... when those flavors hit right, though, it's super tasty

 838 characters

Photo of victory4me
3.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not terrible.

13 characters

Photo of Severius
1.77/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Horrible. This is a beverage for those who hate beer. A Mexican version of Old Milwaukee, or some such low flavor swill.

Those who hate Macro brews should train their sites on this stuff, rather than venting on decent, genuine American style lagers.

What you get here is a sweet, low-flavor, no-hops, cloying, cheap, can-of-creamed-corn sensation with a really strange finish that tastes suspiciously like those old, 1990-era "dry" beers.

Awful. Don't waste your money, your time, or your health on this crap.

 514 characters

Photo of RyanKininger
1.82/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of BigMike
2.41/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of cuvtcuv
1.97/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of poisoneddwarf
1.48/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

12 oz bottle. This is the best Mexican beer I’ve yet to rank on here. No skunk aroma like many of the cervezas from this country. Not bad flavor. Not all that great, but better than most of the beers from this country.

 220 characters

Photo of MTKATL
2.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
2.95/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of NickFry9
1.75/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of jbehlar
3.43/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TCP2017
3.07/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
2.87/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

From the can, it pours a golden color with a modest head that lasts for only a short time. Grainy scent in the nose. The mouth gets a grainy sweetish malt flavor. Drink it cold for best enjoyment - mine was a bit warm.

 221 characters

Photo of dd53grif
3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zekenyce
2.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ronjohn
4/5  rDev +47.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Dos Equis Special Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
2.71 out of 5 based on 2,730 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.