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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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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2.41/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours very little head, leaves a bit of lacing. lots of carbonation, colour is a light pale gold.

Smell has typical adjunct aromas, with malt and sour citrus. Something of an off-note, rancid character.

Taste follows with some of the off-flavour initially. Tastes stale and slightly rancid. Bit of citrus character.

Mouthfeel is rather thin. Lot of carbonation, the finish is dry, light barley note.

The stale and off character here is pretty grim, not whether its the batch or this beer in general, but not eager to rush out to find out.

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2.41/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Got it on some Belgrade festival.

A-Golden color,lots of bubbles,very nice tick white foam.

S-Mostly some citrus smell from yeast.

T/M-Sweet unpleasant taste,medium to low carbonation,lots of corn in it,low bitterness,undrinkable for me.

O-Will pass it in the future.

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

Into a pilsener:

A: crystal clear yellow body and leaves a decent half finger white head that died to a paper thin film which lasted for about twenty seconds and died into the body. Moderate carbonation was seen rising. Minimal spotty lacing speckled the sides of the glass.

S: rice and corn, not much else.

T: basically the same, adding a slightly sweet note to it.

M: light and leaning to the watery side. There was nothing harsh on my tongue.

O: this actually wasn't as bad as I thought I would be. I've had this beer more than several times over the years and finally got a chance to review it here. Since its pretty drinkable and a decent sweetness in the taste, I would say this is one of the better AAL's out there.

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2.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a crystal clear yellow in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a quarter finger tall bright white head that quickly reduces to a small to medium sized patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of adjunct malts - corn is the strongest with grainy coming right behind.

T: The taste is similar to the smell with the corn and grain adjunct malts dominating and a light amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.

O: Easy enough to drink but not really anything special with this beer.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a tall can into a snifter and the head sunk down rapidly to just a bit of foam around the edges of the glass. The body is a clear light gold--standard issue North American adjunct lager.
The aroma is all corn and grain with corn in the lead.
As far a taste goes, it follows the nose--corn and grain, with a smidgin of wet bread. Very little sweetness to it and not a hint of hop bitterness.
The mouthfeel is equally underwhelming. I could think of a hundred lagers more thirst quenching then this brew.
Overall, I have to say I'd never buy this beer again. If someone handed me one I'd down it without a thought, but as far a plopping down money for one, no way. It's not the worst beer in the world it just doesn't have much going for it outside of the fact that it's wet, cold, and if you drink enough you could catch a buzz. Great advert campaign, but I guess this review renders me the least interesting man in the world.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin bright white head that quickly died down and left lacing on the surface and a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of adjunct malts in the nose—corn seems to stand out in particular—as well as grainy malts.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of corn and grainy malts along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied and a little watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn’t horrible but the taste is relatively bland and uninteresting.

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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 2,778 ratings