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

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Dos Equis Special LagerDos Equis Special Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 11-02-2001

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Reviews:
599
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2,673
Avg:
2.71
pDev:
23.25%
 
 
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3/5  rDev +10.7%

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Photo of illpass78
3.85/5  rDev +42.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pint on draft at El Rayo in Scarborough, Maine. Served with a lime. Review reflects presence of said lime.

Appearance: Crystal clear straw with a thin white head that is gone swiftly.

Aroma: Almost nothing. Crisp. Smells like water, if water had a smell.

Taste: Tastes like cold. Maybe a tiny hint of cereal grain. Dominant note was lime because, as stated, there was a lime.

Mouthfeel: As water.

Overall: There are beers in the world that are meant to be fussed over, and it's right and good to consider the hop profile, the grain bill and the intentions of the brewer in crafting the brew. This is not one of those beers. This is a beer to drink ice cold, with burritos, outside on a hot day. If that sounds unappealing to you, you may need to lighten up a bit. Some beers have single uses (such as plowing with burritos), and they hit that single-use target perfectly. I consider DX a bullseye on that level.

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Photo of JordanHageman
3.29/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Not horrible. But it's a refreshing easy going beer.

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Photo of RoyalT
2.73/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance – Clear yellow body with a small up and down head.

Smell – Light grain aroma but not much else.

Taste – There’s actually some hops in there to balance out the malt and (mostly) grain flavors. No beginning, middle, and finish here – just the one hit of taste then you’re done.

Mouthfeel – Nicely carbonated and fairly smooth.

Drinkability – It’s made to drink ice cold in the heat with a lime, so drink it ice cold in the heat with a lime.

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Photo of AfricanPete14
2.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not a terrible beer by any means, it pours a light gold with a very small head. Has a light taste to it with an average amount of carbonation. The thing that stuck out to me the most is that it had an awful smell to it, however the actual taste wasn't bad at all.

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Photo of TommyK154
3.3/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

It has a slight distinct taste from other macro lagers out there. Overall, for what it is, it's pretty good. Doesn't taste or smell skunky like other macros out there. Maybe not the best macro lager but not bad either. Taste is good, but mouth feel could be better. Overall worth a try if you're into macro lagers

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Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
2.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Fairly typical pale lager that's drinkable & more substantial than others in its class.

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Photo of BeerBobber
4.04/5  rDev +49.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aggressive pour from a 12 oz. can got me 1 finger of white soapy head topping a clear golden beer with lots of streaming bubbles.

Smell is fairly plain barley and malts with that white bread smell in it. No skunk smell so perhaps the can protects this beer better than the bottle.

Taste is like clear water with some barley and malts with a bit of hops somewhere in there. Very clean taste and refreshing when served cold.

Mouth feel is very wet and watery with a nice easy finish on the backside.

So far this would have to be my favorite beer from south of the border. I always liked Tecate but it does have kind of an odd paper like taste as it finishes. I do not get that with this beer. I also see in some reviews the skunk thing happening. Maybe cans are the way to go to protect the beer better. With a low ABV, and a refreshing taste when served up cold, I can see me popping several of these sitting poolside this summer when it gets up to 115 degrees!

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Photo of Billydoughnuts
2.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I can get this in a 32 oz frosty mug at the local Mexican joint and it goes damn good with fajitas. I believe every beer has a place and time, even Bud Light

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Photo of Jrsmith82
4.15/5  rDev +53.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great smooth Mexican beer. Perfect on a hot day refreshing.
Everything doesn't need to be a hipster craft beer to get a good rating

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Photo of AndyEdgar
2/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Just Mexican Budweiser. Bad beer and slam a lime in it to make it go down

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Photo of HipCzech
2.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Drunk from a 355 mL can (stamped "210715") while at Hyatt Ziva in Puerto Vallarta. Light flavored with basic grainy malt body, cooked corn and mild hop spice and bitterness. Light to medium body and decent carbonation. Another drinkable lager, great for sun and beach, but nothing special.

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Photo of Rock_Glenn
1.77/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

I don't know why I thought this would be good. I usually enjoy Mexican beers, but dos equis is very plain, too much like an American big brew, thin bodied, and sour tasting.

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Photo of Grogsky
2.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This is a decent lager. I can't say anything bad about it. If you're biased towards to Mexican beer, such as Corona, make sure to leave that aside. This beer has a bad rep, but it sits well, and is good for having on the deck in the summer. That being said, there are many more better choices.

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

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
2.72/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

When you go to a mexican restaurant and the waiter tells you that they have dos equis, be sure its "ambar" (amber) or better drink something else. This is a very plain beer, adjuncts are present in aroma and taste.

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Photo of gildo9
2.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

NOT TERRIBLE , EASY DRINKING SESSION BEER IF YOUR NOT CONCERNED ABOUT FLAVOR

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Photo of Ranger337
2.03/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very easy drinker, not complex at all.

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Photo of Joe_Howard
2.2/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

pours what you kind of expect an adjunct lager to pour. with this being said it definitely leads the pack in this category. Personally not a fan of beers that requires something like a lime to be drinkable.

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Photo of CJNAPS
1/5  rDev -63.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

They should just make the Amber and call it a day.

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Photo of Gatch
3.29/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

When compared to the most common Mexican beers and even the macro American stuff, this is consistent and a cold can is always welcomed.

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Photo of RonJensen
1.75/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

I think I'M the most interesting man in the world. I don't often drink adjunct lagers, but when I do, I definitely do NOT prefer Dos Equis. This beer is not even close to being interesting, so don't stay thirsty my friends for this beer. Save your money and buy a better and lower priced AAL, my friends.

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Photo of madrambeer
1/5  rDev -63.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

If I could have gone lower I would have, taste like goat piss

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Photo of joe12pk
3.67/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Next time I'll try it with a lime!

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Photo of supervike
3.25/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Light and crisp, similar to Corona, but I think a bit more flavor. Always best with a wedge of lime and a pinch of salt. Easy to find.

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