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

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2.74/5
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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,489
Reviews:
621
Ratings:
2,770
pDev:
22.99%
Bros Score:
2.65
 
 
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25
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Photo of djura
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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Photo of Keith_R
1/5  rDev -63.5%

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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of BeerKangaroo
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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Photo of dbrauneis
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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1.5/5  rDev -45.3%

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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of gentlystewed
2.73/5  rDev -0.4%
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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3/5  rDev +9.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of metter98
2.68/5  rDev -2.2%
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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2/5  rDev -27%

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5/5  rDev +82.5%

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3/5  rDev +9.5%

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1/5  rDev -63.5%

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3/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

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3/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of Celtics76
2.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

My brother left a couple of these in the fridge after my cookout, figured I'd pound one and put a review in.

Pours a pale gold with a fast fading head. Some crazy carbonation throughout. There's barely any aroma but what's there is very lager-like.

Very subtle, grainy flavor with a watery feel. Goes down easy with a crisp finish. Despite the lack of flavor, I find it to be fairly inoffensive - this is a good choice if you are eating something spicy (like Mexican) or anything with a strong flavor. I do not recommend drinking this on it's own, not enough taste to be had.

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2.33/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a pale yellow color with a white head that fades quickly to bits of lacing.

S: aroma of grain, malt sweetness and not much else.

T: Taste of grain, malt sweetness. The is a decent bitterness and a fairly clean finish.

F: Light body, bit crisp and somewhat refreshing.

O: Good beer for a hot summer day. That's about it.

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3/5  rDev +9.5%

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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

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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 2,770 ratings