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

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#45,510
Reviews:
638
Ratings:
2,834
pDev:
23.36%
 
 
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Photo of Fairy
2.29/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Clear slightly grainy color, sadly mostly carbonation with little foam and a slight barely noticeable stinky wheat smell. The taste starts off slightly offensive, but settles down into a creamy wheat before becoming a void taste of nothingness. Overall its not bad, but only a little better than a standard beer, say Bud Light, or Budweiser.

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Photo of rooster1970
2.84/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Mustela_Man
2.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Can

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.43/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

(24 oz can, BBD Mar 2018 - whoops! - purchased cold... poured into a fluted goblet)

L: crystal-clear, yellow-gold liquid; foam fizzles out upon pour, keeping a thin, gradient collar... subsequent refills produce much more foam, which jiggles and bounces and holds long, chunky lace too... looking good - quite possibly the best looking 'aal' I've seen

S: apple juice, maybe a hint of lightly-toasted grain (masa, pils malt)... subtle note of wet grass, perhaps a delicate floral hop/booze spice... pretty standard character; mellow, muted

T: bit more of a doughy malt presence up front and in finish than anticipated; lightly metallic, lightly cidery aftertaste with a very soft hum of peppery bitterness... the apple character in the aroma carries over only in mild, old-flesh, bruised-skin apple notes... as it goes along, the finish tastes marginally waterier

F: soft, smooth, light body; good bit of gas coming back up between sips... easily gulp-able; soft clip to its back end

O: dull, but kinda grows on ya; I do recall this having a little more pop and zip to its flavor and feel, but that may be a memory from having sipped it out of a bottle (carbonic acid)... vaguely resembles an industrial helles... no off-flavors or glaring flaws, but better taste can be found with their amber or something else like Tecate

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Photo of Matt3043
4.77/5  rDev +74.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JaimePena67
2.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of DrunKl0ve
3.72/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer is great... my goto beer. slightly sweet, with a bit of lemony/lime citrus hints.. a lil hoppy... Pale straw colored when poured into a tumbler


Pros: Smooth as molasses, great mouth feel, lemony aftertaste

cons: low alcohol and fills you up kinda quick

overall wonderful beer ... better with lime!

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Photo of jesuschrist666
3.45/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 4liter
1.68/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

This beer tastes like I sprinkled sugar over a piece of white bread, without the crust, and shoved it into my mouth to let it slowly dissolve. If that's what you like in a beer, then you'll love it.

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Photo of jguzman718
4.64/5  rDev +69.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cstokes97
3.41/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EAR
3.27/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.08/5  rDev +48.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: One finger white head, deep yellow body.

Smell: See below.

Taste: Sweet corn, mild noble hops, mild grains.

Feel: Medium-light body, medium carbonation, mild sweetness upfront, balanced finish.

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Photo of PMakowski
2.23/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

12 Oz Bottle poured into glass
Look - oh the typical straw color with these adjunct lagers, you know the drill. There is some lacing on the glass.
Smell - The green bottle lends itself to skunk, so yeah there is a bit of that. Some musty grains and corn. Not great, Bob.
Taste - This beer is close to the BBD so it's hard to say what factors into it but this isn't very good. It's too sweet. It has a little mineral quality. It's medium-light body and medium-high carbonation.

Overall, too sweet for me, tastes like canned cream corn. I would be willing to re-visit this on draft.. Grade is a C-

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Photo of Ashleylsmalling
3.77/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ACidKatzzz
4.5/5  rDev +64.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of arboldeplastico
4.41/5  rDev +60.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Thoronar
1.46/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Watered down moose urine

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Photo of Lewis1625
3/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of brewmaster89
5/5  rDev +82.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jmquadros
2.53/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

B44

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Photo of BEERMILER12
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JohnDon
2.85/5  rDev +4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JimboBrews54
3.46/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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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 2,834 ratings