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

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BA SCORE
2.74/5
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2,776 Ratings
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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): 4.20%

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,126
Reviews:
622
Ratings:
2,776
pDev:
22.99%
Bros Score:
2.65
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
752
Trade:
0
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Photo of Schmidt07
3.87/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeyJellico
2.47/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BenHoppy
3.69/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nooutlet
1.42/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Don’t get the appeal! Must be the advertising!

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Photo of DoctorRobert1969
3/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a fine lager when ur at a restaurant watching the game or something but it's just ok really. Nothing too bad and it goes down fine. But nothing to rave about either. it's kinda the definition of "meh".

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Photo of leroybrown10
3.5/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Hroth
2.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of superspak
3.53/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 6/16/2017. Pours fairly crystal clear pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, corn, white bread dough, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, corn, and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, corn, white bread dough, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Very mild herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, corn, white bread dough, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice balance and solid robustness of pale malt, corn, and light earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing, minimal dryness. Medium carnation and light body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/doughy/grainy mouthfeel that is good. A bit watery feeling, but not bad. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is a good Adjunct lager style. All around good balance and solid robustness of pale malt and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Nicely flavorful for the low ABV. Clean pils malt/corn flavors, with just enough balancing hop presence. A nicely enjoyable, well made offering; and good style example.

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Photo of Kelby777
1.5/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 1 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Very disappointing. And not very special to me...

Appearance - Slightly carbonated, no head whatsoever. Slight amber color. Nothing especial about the looks.

Smell - Smells like a fart that was left in a chair with a slight note of citrus.

Taste - Tastes gross. I was expecting something more "Especial." The taste is muted and very underwhelming. It tastes like someone brewed incredibly bland beer and mixed it with apple juice.

Mouthfeel - Very watery.

Overall - Very, very disappointing. Would not buy it again.

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Photo of WindUpBird
3.26/5  rDev +19%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Khaack
2.95/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Krusader
2.78/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of thenameisjohn
2.22/5  rDev -19%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Clean, crisp and refreshing without much taste. Could be easily enjoyed on a hot day but otherwise unexciting.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
2.6/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Patches826
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of gundybears
3.12/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of polaris500
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jcubz
2.1/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of DanielEgusquiza
2.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of Anacross
3.44/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of choll
4/5  rDev +46%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very sweet and light on any real taste. Thirst quencher on a hot day. I'll buy it again and again.

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Photo of iawaska
1.72/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Dos Equis Special Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 2.74 out of 5 with 2,776 ratings