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

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Brewed by:
Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.

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

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Ratings: 2,784 |  Reviews: 624
Photo of ranger7
3.23/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've had this beer a couple of times. Once from a bottle without a slice of lime.
This time, I drank it with a lime at La Hacienda with their signature fajitas .

A - Very light in color; pale gold. About average for a lager.

S - Underwhelming. Typical lager scent. The lime overpowers most of it.

T - Very light. The lime helps.

M - A lot of carbonation: very fizzy and goes well with Tex-Mex.

Summary - As a lager, this is overall pretty poor. The smell and taste is non-existent and it is much too fizzy to be enjoyable on its own. With a lime wedge and some nice Tex-Mex, however, Dos Equis is a great option.

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3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of The21ner
3.41/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I tried the bottled version. I was very impressed. I really came to believe that all Mexican beers were as bad as the American. But it wasn't the case. This beer is above average, very smooth , very drinkable. Dos equis became one of my go to beers when watching a game.

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3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

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3/5  rDev +9.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -36.1%

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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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2/5  rDev -27%

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2/5  rDev -27%

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2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of Kremlock
2.83/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: Pale straw colour, 1/4 inch head, no lacing, very clear.

S: slight toasty scent. A bit of adjunct detectible, soft grassy hops.

T: Very light flavoured. Sorta hard to even find a flavour here. Light adjunct and that's about it.

M: well carbonated but a bit fizzy on the tongue.

O: Refreshing and thirst quenching, aroma is good but no flavours.

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2/5  rDev -27%

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3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

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3/5  rDev +9.5%

Dos Equis Special Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 2.74 out of 5 with 2,784 ratings