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

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Dos Equis Special LagerDos Equis Special Lager

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

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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4.25/5  rDev +56.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +56.8%

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4.24/5  rDev +56.5%

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4.24/5  rDev +56.5%

Photo of SDbeerguy
4.23/5  rDev +56.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap in an 18 ounce glass at a breezy beachside bar. (anyone reading this in San Diego may know where I'm talking about just by that description.)

Honestly this is one of my favorite beers out there. I've always enjoyed Dos Equis Special and Amber, but I prefer this. It's a very smooth beer that compliments a lime wedge perfectly, unlike Corona, which just tastes like a funky mess. It goes down very well and i find it to be very drinkable. I'm sure a lot of people may find it a tad bit bland or boring, but as far as a Mexican brew, I have a tough time beating this. Nothing beats a Dos Equis and a burrito.

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Photo of Santiagocpr
4.22/5  rDev +55.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.19/5  rDev +54.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev +53.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of tmimitw
4.1/5  rDev +51.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The green bottle doesn't match the brown. But it's still aaight. No Spanish movie stars...but I've had the hot cholas want deez nutz while drinking this. Drink it when the choice is this or Corona.

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Photo of supercolter
4.09/5  rDev +50.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

In my humble opinion, this is the best American Macro around. Appearance is kinda flat, but the smell picks it up. Much sharper than most macros and no corn smell. Taste is similar to a euro pale. Mouthfeel is light but decent. Drinkability is fantastic.

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Photo of steeler
4.08/5  rDev +50.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

"Stay thirsty my friends"

A - For the style, looks good. Pale yellow color.

S - A bit skunky, but smells like a stock beer.

T - For a Mexican style macro, it does have quite a bit of flavor. The one odd thing I found with this beer, is that its flavor really comes out as it gets colder :S. But good none the less.

M - Carbonated, Full, and very smooooth.

D - On a hot day, ice cold, hands down this is the perfect beer. Or washing down any spicy food or greasy wings. Easy to down a lot of these.

Overall its a great beer for what it is, defiantly better than Corona. Highly recommended!

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4.07/5  rDev +50.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a bottle. Popped a lime in there. No salt, I never use salt on XX, only with Corona or Tecate.

First I must mention, this beer is super drinkable, if that makes any sense. I could drink it all day long. It goes great with any food, especially spicy. Tonight we are having sincronizadas and XX will do just fine.

The smell is masked by the lime, but I'm sure it's pretty lager like.

The taste is smooth and it bubbles/fizzes nicely on the tongue.

Through the green tint of the bottle the beer looks perfect.


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4.04/5  rDev +49.1%

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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 Psilo707
4.03/5  rDev +48.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I love Dos Equis. It's definitely my favorite economy priced beer from Mexico.

A: Light golden, very thin look to it.

S: Smells like corn, not in a very bad way like high corn content brews usually have.

T: Very light taste that is pleasing to the taste buds all the way through. The aftertaste is especially pleasant and doesn't reek of "cheapness" like many other beers from Mexico do.

M: Soft and mellow in the mouth. Doesn't get intense or too harsh at all.

D: Can drink a lot and never have any bad experiences or gulps of liquor.

Overall: I'm not sure why the ratings are so low on this one but I personally love it. Would recommend.

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4/5  rDev +47.6%

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4/5  rDev +47.6%

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4/5  rDev +47.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Screw Corona, this is the Mexican Beer. Good amber color, light head, light yet a good body. The only beer to drink with Mexican food. Very thirst quenching, so you can eat as many peppers as you like!

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Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +47.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dos Equis Special Lager brewed by Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V., with an ABV of 4.30% This brew pours out a nice golden amber color with a small white head. The smell of Dos Equis Special Lager, is rich with grains and corn, and malts. You also pick up a hit of hops in the smell of this brew. Now for the taste of Dos Equis Special Lager, it is bold with flavors. You pick up on grains and malts in the taste of this brew. Dos Equis Special Lager is a real smooth drinking brew. This brew has the look, taste and feel of most American style larges on the market. Now I'm not say that is a bad thing. There is nothing overpowering about Dos Equis Special Lager, it goes down nice and smooth. The mouthfeel of Dos Equis Special Lager, is rich, bold, smooth and refreshing. If you are looking for a bolder lighter brew look this one up . Overall I'm giving Dos Equis Special Lager, a solid 4 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V., did a nice job with this one.

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4/5  rDev +47.6%

Dos Equis Special Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
2.71 out of 5 based on 2,730 ratings.
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