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

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An authentic Mexican cerveza brewed in the style of Pilsner Lagers with a nuanced blend of malts, spices and earth tones. Ingredients: Water, Malted barley, Corn starch / syrup, Hops, Ascorbic Acid.

Added by Todd on 11-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#47,426
Reviews:
631
Ratings:
2,809
pDev:
22.99%
 
 
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26
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Photo of monkist
3.75/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this at a Mexican eatery at La Boqueria in Barcelona. Typical good refreshing, kind of semi-light Mexican lager that goes well with Mexican food. Was good on a hot summer day.

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Photo of depechemode1983
3/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours out clear straw in color. The head is a little foamy with decent retention. Seeing a little lacing evenly around the glass.

A good amount of lemon, faint grains, and some pennies. No corn sweetness which is good.

Light in flavor. Still get that graininess which is nice but that metallic twang still lingers. Not as offensive as other AAL though.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation. Typical.

This is just ok. A tad better than a few I could name. And I mean tad.

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Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3.5/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AZBeerDude72
2.62/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of seakayak
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of matthewbrown324
3.76/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of neckescaper
2.81/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Mississippi
2.44/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of cmelt32
4.08/5  rDev +48.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerBeast
2.53/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of spartacat300
3.4/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Baviera
2.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of GIftofgod4u1
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Just a okay beer.

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Photo of mehak
2.23/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Markpalmer
1.99/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I had my first one of these at a party not long ago, and was excited to try it. After trying it, I was no longer excited. Boring-boring-boring. That is all there is to describe this beer. The commercials make it seem like something you'll want to buy and enjoy. No. It's not premium (except in price) it's not at all good, nothing.

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Photo of tonyf315
3.57/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ClintGoodman
1.58/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
1.74/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.03/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Like a girl that wears Chuck Taylors, Raul is taking this one in caution. Dos Equis comes in a green glass, so we aren’t exactly starting on the right foot. That being said, Raul has totally dated a girl that wore Chucks, and it was all good! And when he drains this Mexican lager out of a green bottle (poured into a Bruery tulip) he’s feeling it! I guess all this one boils down to is: don’t judge a book by its cover!

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Photo of Pinkylives
3.25/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WTKappler
3.08/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mgonzo1030
4/5  rDev +46%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cholla
4.75/5  rDev +73.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

By far my favorite Mexican beer. Very smooth and refreshing. Enjoy on a hot summer day after yard work. It really hits the spot. Would definitely get this beer again and again. Cheers.

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Photo of Sabtos
3/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

The sparkling gold body has a white head that leaves a solid curtain on the glass.

Notes of white grape and semi-sweet corn come along with an almost tart spritz of lemon as well as a touch of wheat.

There's a bit more balance away from the sweetness than found in the Tecate lager, as it brings with it a moderate froth, moderate body and semi-wet finish.

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Photo of osvath
2/5  rDev -27%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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Dos Equis Special Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 2.74 out of 5 with 2,809 ratings