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:
#46,130
Reviews:
622
Ratings:
2,777
pDev:
22.99%
Bros Score:
2.65
 
 
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Photo of Chackman151
2.55/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Thirstygoat
2.69/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of LoveGame
3.31/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

As best as I can recall, Dos Equis was the first beer I ever had. I was 19, and was going to Cheddar's with my dad. They let me have beer because I was over 18 and with an adult, so I chose this one. Like some other beers I've reviewed, this one was my go-to for a long time in my earlier days, and out of all of those past beers, this is the one I still get semi consistently.

For a typical mainstream beer, it definitely stands out in some ways. The taste and smell are somewhat similar to your average AALs, but I always notice a strong earthy taste in this one that I don't get from others. It's refreshing and pairs well with Mexican food, but it works well by itself for a chill night. I definitely prefer it over Corona. Overall, yeah, it's not all that impressive compared to exotic IPAs and craft brews, but it works well for what it is and it's a nostalgic beer for me.

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Photo of melsuesim11
4.57/5  rDev +66.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dave1999
2.85/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jcoleMA66
2.87/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
2.73/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Warren2621
2.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Gajo74
2.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Vacationing at an all inclusive in Cancun, it seems all they have are Mexican macro lagers. At least it’s free!
Pours a yellow straw, almost piss water look. A tiny wisp of head dissipates at the snap of a finger.
Aromas are perceived as mainly sweet, consisting of cereal grain and corn adjuncts. There is also a lime zest thing going on.
The taste has a grainy and corn adjuncts sweetness. Very light grassy hops bitterness.
Light bodied with a carbonation that is spritzy at first, but, unfortunately dies out midway.It has a wet finish, neither as crisp or as dry as I would like, and, again, there is that odd lime taste.
This turned into a bit of chore to drink. I actually wish it was a bit more on the flavorless side, because the lime and corn adjunct flavors bothered me. It was pretty bad. Will have to move on to Dos Equis Amber next.

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Photo of Zopiac
1.58/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Smells bad, tastes worse.

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Photo of mirosan
2.89/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BlueTomorrow
1.62/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Photo of chicagoish
2.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BAHartman
3.03/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of spirited
3.29/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wg1041
2.34/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Yes...it’s better than corona...no your tastebuds won’t suddenly regain life. It’s best served with hot and spicey Mexican food. More body than corona so at least your drinking a little more than water.

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Photo of Sulty
2.72/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dandy14
2.33/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Moir1994CT
1.66/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

This is a nice refresher for the summer but thats it, smells close to nothing and tastes almost like nothing. Closer to water than an actual lager. It is smooth however, so that is a positive. Good for beginner beer drinkers or for when its super hot in the summer. Not a good winter brew thats for sure.

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Photo of Jim67
2.83/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mojohawk21
2.44/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of acuziovapes
2.46/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Craven
2.18/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of OldSchoolMike
3.9/5  rDev +42.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Actually one of my favorite Mexican beers. ALWAYS BUY GREEN AND CLEAR BOTTLE BEER IN THE CANS, though (forgive the shouting) if you want a good one. Nice clean taste.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
1.5/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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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 2,777 ratings