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

Dos Equis Special LagerDos Equis Special Lager
2,741 Ratings
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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Photo of mikesgroove
2.62/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Oh what the heck, when in Rome. So I quickly ran out of what I brought with me and was forced to start looking at the local taps. Could not bring myself to go for some of the bottles, but what can you do. Served ice cold in a frozen mug, this one was consumed on 08/08/2010.

A decent light amber color comes forward, as with the previous few the golden straw color dominating them. Small head of white fades leaving a bare top with some frozen lacing on the sides, and that was about it. Aroma is light malts, bready, hints of light caramel if I am really trying to stretch it and tons of corn and grains. Not much changes as you take a sip. Very clean and crisp as all these lagers tend to be, the problem is the rather uninteresting nature of them. You could drink yourself silly when its cold, but other then that it is just not worth it. Little to no aftertaste and it was gone in a flash.

Again a little bit different here, and there was a bit more of a flavor profile, but still, nothing terribly shocking here.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of Zaphog
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of womencantsail
2.98/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Enjoyed with my cheap tacos last night.

A: The pour is a light golden yellow color with a finger of airy white foam.

S: The nose is sweet and grainy with some hints of sweet apples and corn syrup. Not exactly great, but not offensive like many other beers of the style.

T: The flavor profile is what you would expect. Lots of grain and corn sweetness without much at all in the way of bitterness. The flavor is quite light, as you would expect.

M: A thin and watery body with a high level of carbonation.

D: Like the other beers of the style, easy to drink, just not necessarily all that flavorful. Good for enjoying with a Mexican meal, but not something I'd sit down and drink.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +36.9%

Photo of jgunther71
3/5  rDev +9.5%

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3/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of dfhhead25
2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of WoodBrew
2.53/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TMoney2591
3.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served from the bottle at Chipotle.

Nothing like knocking back a nice brew with some tasty Chipotle, baby! This one pours a clear very pale straw topped by a finger of short-lived white froth. The nose comprises corn, wheat, hard water, and corn syrup. The taste doesn't deviate from this plan too far, save for a light hint of lemon spice. The body is quite light, with a lightly fizzy carbonation and a watery feel. Overall, nothing close to special, but good enough to douse the spice from the delicious steak.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of krome
3/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of BEER88
2.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.95/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

24 ounce can states crafted in Mexico since 1897 to commemorate the arrival of the 20th Century. Pours a clear golden hue with fizzy carbonation forming a white head that dwindles quickly. Aroma has corn and rice adjuncts with a slightly metallic note, not bad overall...another mass produced lager for sure. Cereal grains noted for sure full of creamed corn and cooke veggie notes this beer is something else to be entertained by...tastes like a cooked vegetable note with cereal corn and rice grains in the flavor minimal hops becomes cloying after a short amount of imbibing. Not the best or worst beer I've ever tried but something I shall steer clear of in the future. God Bless America this is horrible adjunct lager we are forced to drink due to an large amount of Mexicans entering the culture always a beer I enjoyed the amber lager version of, the Lager especial just isn't up to my standards.

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Photo of tdm168
3.52/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Consumed from a bottle at my favorite Mexican restaurant, Torrero's in Raleigh

I have nothing to offer in terms of appearance except to say that through the bottle it looks quite pale. Smell is of adjuncts, corn and grains, but with an additional sweetness coming through. Taste is bland but sweet with a surprising apple overtone. Mouthfeel is light and crisp; very refreshing on this 100 degree day.

Overall, its not a bad beer. I prefer it to it's amber counterpart, and it's definitely one of the better adjunct lagers out there.

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Photo of InspectorBob
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

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1/5  rDev -63.5%

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3/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of 22Blue
2.89/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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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: 2.74 out of 5 with 2,741 ratings
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