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

Dos Equis Special LagerDos Equis Special Lager
BA SCORE
2.74/5
2,739 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 11-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,012
Reviews:
614
Ratings:
2,739
pDev:
22.99%
Bros Score:
2.65
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
725
Trade:
0
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2.6/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Patches826
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of gundybears
3.12/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of polaris500
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jcubz
2.1/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of DanielEgusquiza
2.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BrettHoo
3/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Anacross
3.44/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of greevon
3/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of choll
3.5/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very sweet and light on any real taste. Thirst quencher on a hot day. I'll buy it again and again.

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Photo of iawaska
1.72/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of pat61
3/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: brilliant straw gold with rapidly rising bubbles and a 3" white foam collar with fair to good retention

S: mild aroma of flowers, hop earthiness, light fruit, light corn, light cracker and bread dough

T: light corn sweetness, faint apple, light cracker and bread dough finished with a slight tartness and a mild bitterness

F: moderately creamy with a medium light body, medium high carbonation and a crisp finish

O: You are drinking this because you are in a Mexican restaurant and this is the only beer on the menu you recognize. You are not drinking this for its quality.

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Photo of VoxRationis
3.39/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decanted from a green bottle into a conical pint glass.
A: Pours a dark straw to brass color, not golden. Exuberant head, >one inch, short-lived and with little lacing.
S: Grainy to fresh bread aroma with what I felt to be an apricot/peach note.
T: Sweet lead with light malt predominating grassy and spicy flavors. Very lightly bittered with a sugary aftertaste.
M: Light bodied; effervescence a bit short-lived.
O: Typically, this brew is a bit skunked. I got a relatively fresh or well-managed batch and was surprised that I was genuinely able to enjoy it without adulteration. If you got it, and it's not 100%, a line wedge really does help (didn't need it this time).

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2.98/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Squeezyq
2.81/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of lupercmda
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Frankgabriel2383
3.2/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JamesGrove
3.73/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nace4
2.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Premo88
3.58/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into pilsener
(best-by April 2018)

L: clear pale yellow, hard pour pushes up huge head, almost 2 inches tall and sticky ... the lacing off the head is pure art; laces on the way down off a full collar and skin

S: dusty yeast, grain, sour grain, lemon peel

T: fruity sweet, peach, grain, slight bit of lemon; the malt sweetness almost reaches breadiness; can taste just a bit watered at down at times, flavors all very light

F: classic light and crisp combo with loads of carbonation left over after the hard pour; holds up to large quaffing really well, doesn't taste too medicinal

O: surprising amount of barley malt presence and at times very tasty; flavors can sort of dial themselves in and out, and when they're out it's no better than average ... when those flavors hit right, though, it's super tasty

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Photo of victory4me
3.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not terrible.

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Photo of Severius
1.77/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Horrible. This is a beverage for those who hate beer. A Mexican version of Old Milwaukee, or some such low flavor swill.

Those who hate Macro brews should train their sites on this stuff, rather than venting on decent, genuine American style lagers.

What you get here is a sweet, low-flavor, no-hops, cloying, cheap, can-of-creamed-corn sensation with a really strange finish that tastes suspiciously like those old, 1990-era "dry" beers.

Awful. Don't waste your money, your time, or your health on this crap.

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Photo of RyanKininger
1.82/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of BigMike
2.41/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of cuvtcuv
1.97/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | 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 2,739 ratings
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