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

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Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Lager - Adjunct
Ranked #165
Ranked #29,872
2.75 | pDev: 23.27%
Friday at 08:31 PM
Nov 02, 2001
Dos Equis Special LagerDos Equis Special Lager
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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2.83 by HabaJohnTheReal1 from Illinois on Friday at 08:31 PM
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3.72/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
by Cervezin

Refreshing, just match perfect with mexican food.

Apr 09, 2022
2.44 by Eychung from New York on Apr 03, 2022
2.75 by Bigmoist from West Virginia on Mar 31, 2022
2.98 by Mikexw from New York on Feb 27, 2022
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1.38/5  rDev -49.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1
by CanyonCitySteve from California

This is putrid. Can't even drink one bottle. Can't even adequately describe the awfulness.

Feb 25, 2022
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1.06/5  rDev -61.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by FMsound

Think un the worst beer ever and worlwide. Yes, this "Beer" is one of em....

Feb 25, 2022
1.41 by WCKDVBZ from South Carolina on Feb 18, 2022
1.92 by J_Brew_99 from Colorado on Jan 20, 2022
4.22/5  rDev +53.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by WlSH_YOU_WERE_BEER from New York

i dont know why. but the first life changing beer that i tasted was my dad's dos equis ordered at a mexican restaurant. its probably not that good as i remember it, but for some reason the powers that be decided that this specific beer would change my view on beer forever.

Jan 19, 2022
1.83 by 12ozfan from Illinois on Jan 16, 2022
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3.01/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by Killgora

Can't decide if this is better, or worse than Corona. Not nearly as skunky, but not great on taste either. Simple clear staw colored beer with some hints of citrus on the nostrils, but other that it has a light aroma. Tastes pretty plain. It's honestly a boring beer. Not disgusting, but outside of it being provided to me at a party or something I have no real desire to drink it. Adding lime is a good choice, and I suppose it would make a good summer beach beer, but you obviously could better. It's not as watery as say Bud Light, but still not what you could call a tasty beer.

Jan 05, 2022
2.79 by DrewTheBrew from Ohio on Jan 02, 2022
2.98 by arini10 from Oregon on Dec 25, 2021
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2.25/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25
by jimmah120 from Minnesota

12oz green bottle

This is the amber and it tastes like dry leaves and urine... thats about it. This is supposed to be the 'better' version, right? No? Well, it isn't

Dec 10, 2021
2.37 by groleau from Canada (QC) on Dec 06, 2021
2.5 by evostudios12 from Florida on Nov 09, 2021
2.5 by mattjp03 from Alabama on Oct 10, 2021
2.44 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Sep 26, 2021
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2.79/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5
by mikeinportc from New York

BB date : July 2022

Clear gold, with 3/8" white head.

Smell is .....still waiting......still waiting...... light sweet grain, maybe a hint of fresh corn. Maybe. The aroma is pleasant, but difficult to detect.

Taste is similar to aroma , that is, barely there , slightly sweet grain, plus a hint of citrus rind (lemon), finishing with a slight corn meal flavor, that, that's too refined for this.....sits there..... for a couple of seconds. Light bitterness. It doesn't have much taste, but it has no unpleasant flavors, so I'll bump it up .5 for that.

Feel is light, smooth, with moderate, very fine carbonation, that gives a drying finish. Said finish is pleasant, until the last instant, where it goes a half-step too far, and borders upon licking cardboard. Doesn't go all the way there though, so is well ahead of most of its brethren in this corner of beerdom. Points! ;P

I don't always drink Dos Equis, but when I do I hardly notice. ;)
Really , I've had this maybe three times previously, but not in at least fifteen years, and had no memory of the experience(s), other than it happened. It is much better than I expected. Nothing much to recommend it, but nothing awful either. It's liquid, it's cold, and it's carbonated. If that's all you need at a given moment, and there are no GOOD options, this will do. *shrug*

Sep 22, 2021
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1.73/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
by WaterBoar from Pennsylvania

I don't always go out of my way to write a bad review, but when I do I write it about this crap in a bottle. This beer is disgusting no wonder their citizens flee the country, they want better beer! Cerveza es muy buneo Norde! I would not wash my dirty feet with this garbage. This is as bad as corona.

Sep 18, 2021
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2.53/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by Nath91 from Australia

Look: Light golden straw coloured. Fingers worth of soapy frothy head. Lots of carbonation. About standard for a Mexican/North American lager. Fully filtered

Smell: Corn, bit of grain. No hops or bitterness to speak of, nothing that really stands out. Smells like an typical north American adjunct lager.

Taste: Sweetness from the malts, corn, grain, not a lot else going on. No bitterness at all, quite bland.

Feel: Light, refreshing and smooth. It's quite drinkable for a hot day to quench a thirst.

Overall: As an easy sipper, post lawn mowing beer, it does the job. You're not expecting to get much from these mass produced, globally found Mexican lagers like Dos Equis, Sol and Corona. I find it to be slightly better than the aforementioned too, only beating Corona as it's overpriced for what you're getting.

Sep 11, 2021
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2.53/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by LucaDiCriscio from Pennsylvania

Tastes like watered down Coors light.
Would not buy again.

Sep 04, 2021
4.13 by superwho24 from Arkansas on Aug 15, 2021
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2.68/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by TexasVodnik from Texas

Great to drink mixed with fresh lime or use to make a Michelada.
Slight dark amber color with a poor head.

Jul 18, 2021
2.43 by Dalkri from Massachusetts on Jul 18, 2021
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2.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
by SMDEE from Louisiana

Appearance - Pours a very light transparent gold. The one-finger thin white head quickly dissipates.

Smell - Notes of grain, bread, and not much else. Light on the aromas.

Taste - There is a single note of fermented barnyard hay. The aftertaste is mild bitterness that quickly disappears but the tingling carbonation lasts a while. It resembles light beer. Very easy to put down but not much flavor.

Mouthfeel - Thin, very thin and watery. A complete letdown.

Overall - I drink this often because my wife likes it so it is always in the refrigerator. I don't hate it but it is a very light, one-note beer. On a hot day, it goes down easy like water but leaves me wanting far more. If it were cheap, I would not be as harsh on it. Truthfully, this is a beer for folks who don't really like beer.

Jul 12, 2021
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2.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3.5
by Madmike05 from Texas

Brewed in Nava, Mexico, it is the better of Mexican beers. This beer pairs well with salt and lime of course. Watery mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Without salt and lime, it is nothing special, almost uninspiring. Taste is bready with maize and a slightly sweet hay, with a tiny bit of a earthy dirt on the first few sips. Its a beer that goes down easily on a hot day. But when you add lime and salt, it really comes “alive” and is easily tolerated.
Again, nothing special, but it pairs well with spicy food and it a good compliment to a variety of Mexican dishes. It is a staple on the border towns and readily available. I cant say anything particularly good about it, but i also cannot say anything terrible about it either.

Jul 03, 2021
2.24 by BrendanStoehr96 from Wisconsin on Jun 30, 2021
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3.05/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by BroBobby70 from Texas

12 oz bottle into clear pint glass
App: Decent head development, no lacing
Smell: Typical.of lager, not unique
Taste: A little acidic, not exciting, little watered down
Feel: Just lays there. No fizzle
Overall: Drink it on hot day or with food. Would not get again.

Jun 23, 2021
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3.05/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by odannyob from Colorado

Well, I've had this before and never gave it too much of another thought. I mean, it's pretty smooth and unpretentious and sorta bland, which sometimes may fit the bill. Of the 2 XX's available, I prefer the 2 XX AMBER. The special lager ain't so special, but is drinkable when the thirst's there.

Jun 12, 2021
2.79 by BEZMEZ on May 29, 2021
3.34 by Keananmichael5 from California on May 20, 2021
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2.13/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
by Sigmund from Norway

Rerate, 330 ml green bottle, from Vaaland, Bryne. ABV is 4.5%. Pale golden colour, moderate white head. The aroma has maize and some fruit, not unpleasant. The flavour is (well, what flavour?) not offensive, at least when the beer is ice cold. Some "freshness" made it quite drinkable with pizza, and if that is your only ambition, it should work well. The beer enthusiast will of course look for more flavourful beers.

May 05, 2021
Dos Equis Special Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
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