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

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Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #182
Ranked #30,044
2.75 | pDev: 23.64%
Saturday at 08:47 PM
Nov 02, 2001
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Notes: 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.
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Rated: 1.87 by jft944 from Tennessee

May 31, 2023
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Reviewed by Death_Adder from South Carolina

4/5  rDev +45.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A very sweet tasting and refreshing cerveza. The cool bottle as well as the endorsement from The World’s Most Interesting Man also doesn’t hurt. I just wish the alc/vol was a bit higher and the cost a bit lower. It is a beer meant to be enjoyed with some enchiladas or for an afternoon at the pool.

Alc/Vol: 4.2%
Price: Top Shelf
Rating: 4/5
May 24, 2023
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Reviewed by kordiz from Wisconsin

2.76/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
First off, cap was extremely hard to get off without a bottle opener for no reason. Not totally disgusting feels a little watery. Recommend drinking cold. Overall decent wouldn't go out of my way to buy it again.
May 23, 2023
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Rated by LagerMan_US from Maine

3.03/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Unremarkable, tho' OK; It's a slightly 'different light lager- a bit of semi-sweet/semi-malty taste - but lacking in carbonation and body.
Apr 29, 2023
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Reviewed by FrozenJoe from Arizona

4.65/5  rDev +69.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Large white head that dissipates slowly. Not much lacing. The beer is a light golden color. Not yellow. Very clear. Active carbonation.

Pleasant aroma. Yeast and sweet malt. Smells like bread baking in the oven. A little bit of hops.

Tastes light and refreshing. Not harsh at all. Very smooth. Light body but not too light or thin. Sweet. Tastes just like it smells. Smooth, mild malts. Very slight toasted character to the malt. No hop bitterness. But a balanced, slightly dry finish. Tastes good. Light but good. Don't taste much in the way of adjunct. Tastes like a light but decent quality lager. Reminiscent of Session Red Lager, but lighter. Little bit of dry, corn taste to the finish. Overall taste is good. Much better than the vast majority of adjunct lagers.

Lots of carbonation. But still soft and pleasant in the mouth. Very satisfying to drink this beer. Goes down smooth and easy.

This is a premium adjunct lager. Similar to what PBR used to be back in the day. I really enjoy drinking this beer. Just wish it was cheaper. Beer got so damn expensive. Its a damn shame. But this is a nice, old school lager beer. Good quality. Great drinkability. Hard not to like this. Its a really good beer.
Apr 14, 2023
Rated: 4.31 by morsa_95 from California

Mar 21, 2023
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Reviewed by Iamaskier from Idaho

2.25/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
Pretty standard AAL, maybe even a bit thin for the style. I wouldn’t call it “piss” because it lacks even offensive qualities.
And I’m not hating on it— these beers have their place, and can be rightfully enjoyed as any other.
In terms of import lagers, I’d take a modelo or corona over this.
Jan 31, 2023
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Reviewed by WilkyMay from Texas

3.18/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Drank from a 24oz can. Scent is funky with a little malt and sweaty socks. Taste is wet paper and malt with some skunk. Super easy to drink. Some lime really wakes this one up. A decent beer to drink a couple of with some mexican food.
Jan 26, 2023
Rated: 2.5 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Jan 06, 2023
Rated: 2.36 by ravger from Illinois

Dec 31, 2022
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Reviewed by Pipeknight81 from Texas

1.27/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5
12 oz bottle, best by Sept 2023. I couldn't even finish it, though I gagged some down in an attempt to finish it. Tastes and smells like wet newspaper. Mouthfeel is forgettable. Never drinking this trash again and I don't care who tries to offer me some.
Dec 26, 2022
Rated: 2.85 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Dec 16, 2022
Rated: 1.65 by rexdeopp from Texas

Nov 29, 2022
Rated: 3.26 by JScoby

Nov 22, 2022
Rated: 3.18 by Beer_Goblin from New York

Nov 10, 2022
Rated: 1.85 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Nov 06, 2022
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Reviewed by Brook82 from Ohio

3.56/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Average looking AAL not much aroma, but what is there is a bit sweet. Easy drinking, a bit watery, but really smooth with good simple finish. One of my favourites from south of the border.
Oct 14, 2022
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Rated by sglooney316 from Texas

3.56/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Good Mexican beer non-offensive at any means.
Sep 23, 2022
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Reviewed by Spike from England

2.18/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2
16oz can at the US Open. Not nuanced at all. Grim, tasteless and watery industrial lager. Arguably worse than the only other beer available on site, Heineken. Ice cold, though. The only good thing about it.
Sep 05, 2022
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

2.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Poured from a 12oz can best by 2023

On the pour an insane 4 finger slightly fizzy head formed then slowly dissipated to a ring around the glass and some head islands floating around. Despite the style some vague lacing forms. The body is a pale straw. Carbonation is fine and low after the pour.

Smell is rough as expected a tart mistreated yeast with some light skunk. Behind that is a light crackery malt. Not much else here other than meh.

Taste is better but sweet with only a hint of skunked bitterness. Some nice malt and corn is on the palate, but it's very light and a normal dry macro lager.a! Quite drinkable and it tastes clean and a bit malty. Some off fermentation notes, bringing it a bit past doughy are in there but it isn't bad.

Feel is a bit thin and dry with a light co2 bite. There is an odd malty syrup feel at the back of the mouth despite the dryness. Still it is quite crisp and drinkable despite all that. Keep it cold.

Overall it is what it is. Not really a beer for the most interesting man in the world but still it's decent. It could be better but for what it is it could be a lot worse.
Aug 20, 2022
Rated: 2.24 by selekt0r

Aug 01, 2022
Rated: 2.97 by guzman-_-

Jun 10, 2022
Rated: 3.27 by kirkgarner

Jun 03, 2022
Rated: 2.83 by HabaJohnTheReal1 from Illinois

May 13, 2022
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Rated by Cervezin

3.72/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
Refreshing, just match perfect with mexican food.
Apr 09, 2022
Rated: 2.54 by Eychung from New York

Apr 03, 2022
Rated: 2.75 by Bigmoist from West Virginia

Mar 31, 2022
Rated: 2.52 by thehermgod

Mar 25, 2022
Rated: 2.98 by Mikexw from New York

Feb 27, 2022
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Rated by CanyonCitySteve from California

1.38/5  rDev -49.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1
This is putrid. Can't even drink one bottle. Can't even adequately describe the awfulness.
Feb 25, 2022
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Rated by FMsound

1.06/5  rDev -61.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Think un the worst beer ever and worlwide. Yes, this "Beer" is one of em....
Feb 25, 2022
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Rated by BMBCLT from South Carolina

1.41/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25
Feb 18, 2022
Rated: 1.37 by jarnhold

Feb 05, 2022
Rated: 1.92 by J_Brew_99 from Colorado

Jan 20, 2022
Dos Equis Special Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 65 out of 100 with 3000 ratings