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

Dos Equis Special LagerDos Equis Special Lager
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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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Ratings: 2,735 |  Reviews: 614
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2.53/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DrBass
2.87/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tyleeis
4.75/5  rDev +73.4%

Photo of gnikola
1.25/5  rDev -54.4%

Photo of Luiz0930
2/5  rDev -27%

Photo of brett606
1/5  rDev -63.5%

Photo of n00blar
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.65/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice frothy one finger head with decent retention and good lacing. Very pale, clear straw body. Very faint coffee and even fainter caramel/nut smell. Light tobacco taste, very thin on the alcohol. Not particularly flavorful. Very dry. For its style, it's actually a decent beer. The mouthfeel is good. Doesn't feel watery, there's plenty of spice on the tongue. I don't always drink a Dos Equis, but when I do, it's pretty enjoyable. Probably one of the better Mexican lagers I've had.

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Photo of VbolieuV
2.93/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Standard lager look but with a decent amount of head.

Smell of cereals and grains.

In the mouth it's also the cereals and grains that come through.

Nothing exceptional but not bad either, easy to drink.

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3.75/5  rDev +36.9%

Photo of supercolter
4.09/5  rDev +49.3%
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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2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3/5  rDev +9.5%

3.21/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into tasting glass.

A: Pours a classic lager appearance, a foamy white ahead that has a finger formation and very good head retention. The body is a pale straw color, with a very whirlwind like carbonation flow. The lacing is left in a layer swaths.

S: Aroma is a very light note of crisp Pilsen malt and a bit of low level spice. Medium level of intensity for the aroma.

T/ M: The brew is clean and crisp, not too much in the way of bold flavors, just a bit of biscuit and light malt character in the front. The body is very light, allowing the carbonation to fill the mouthfeel. Linger is short and not too much new flavors that were not all ready explored before.

O: overall for a south of the border lager is is not too bad, light and refreshing, while still having a bit of flavor.

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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of jjamadorphd
2.73/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Love the commercials but the beer is a tad bit lacking. It pours well and the head looks good, but its taste is a bit watery. Feels fine in the mouth but it has that "spilled-beer-in-a-bar" smell. Not the kind of aroma that inspires one to spend lots of money on.

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2.8/5  rDev +2.2%

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2.24/5  rDev -18.2%

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2.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

Dos Equis Special Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 6.5% out of 100 with 2,735 ratings
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