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:
#44,759
Reviews:
633
Ratings:
2,823
pDev:
22.99%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
777
Trade:
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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

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

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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 2,823 ratings