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

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2.74/5
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2,746 Ratings
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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): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 11-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,453
Reviews:
616
Ratings:
2,746
pDev:
22.99%
Bros Score:
2.65
 
 
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Photo of Hroth
2.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of superspak
3.53/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 6/16/2017. Pours fairly crystal clear pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, corn, white bread dough, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, corn, and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, corn, white bread dough, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Very mild herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, corn, white bread dough, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice balance and solid robustness of pale malt, corn, and light earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing, minimal dryness. Medium carnation and light body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/doughy/grainy mouthfeel that is good. A bit watery feeling, but not bad. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is a good Adjunct lager style. All around good balance and solid robustness of pale malt and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Nicely flavorful for the low ABV. Clean pils malt/corn flavors, with just enough balancing hop presence. A nicely enjoyable, well made offering; and good style example.

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Photo of Kelby777
1.5/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 1 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Very disappointing. And not very special to me...

Appearance - Slightly carbonated, no head whatsoever. Slight amber color. Nothing especial about the looks.

Smell - Smells like a fart that was left in a chair with a slight note of citrus.

Taste - Tastes gross. I was expecting something more "Especial." The taste is muted and very underwhelming. It tastes like someone brewed incredibly bland beer and mixed it with apple juice.

Mouthfeel - Very watery.

Overall - Very, very disappointing. Would not buy it again.

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Photo of WindUpBird
3.26/5  rDev +19%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Khaack
2.95/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Krusader
2.78/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of thenameisjohn
2.22/5  rDev -19%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Clean, crisp and refreshing without much taste. Could be easily enjoyed on a hot day but otherwise unexciting.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
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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Photo of stella77artois
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

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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 2,746 ratings
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