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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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 2,788 ratings