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

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64
poor
2,723 Ratings
THE BROS
63
poor
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Dos Equis Special LagerDos Equis Special Lager
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 11-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,723
Reviews:
612
Avg:
2.71
pDev:
23.25%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
711
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0
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Photo of Golfontap
3.71/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of caburdette51
1.42/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of fthegiants
3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gemini6
3.3/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of jkblr
3.04/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz green bottle BB January 2018 poured into a can glass at fridge temp 4.2% ABV per label. This bottle was pulled from a closed 12 pack I purchased so I'm not expecting light damage. The beer pours a weird light brownish yellow that is one of the least attractive colors I've seen, even for AAL. Without a nucleated glass, there is head for less that a minute, then completely still with no head or lacing. Smell slightly sweet with some corn mixed in. Taste is a distinct and unexpected honey note followed by an almost tart aftertaste. Mouthfeel is more than I expected at 4.2%. Moderately full with sharp carbonation. It does have that annoying coating feeling after the swallow, but there isn't a particularly bad taste along with it. Overall, good. I've had this beer multiple times but never poured into a glass and dissected it. It looks horrible so the other two from the pack are probably getting drank from the bottle with lime. Not your worst option when hanging out or if you have to be somewhere later.

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Photo of ssimpson89
3.25/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It is what it is. Not bad on a hot day, when you want something light and low ABV.

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Photo of Trailboss76
2.28/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

** Fairly light borderline too weak. It almost comes back to "not too weak" after a few drinks but then still leaves you wanting something more. Good bit of carbonation. Light to mid range amber typical lager color. Nothing to "write home about".

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
2.25/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Whatup14
1.78/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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

Of all the Mexican beers out there, this one is in my opinion, is the worst.......but a little better than your basic American adjunct. The commercial used to be funny. The new guy does not compare with the original.

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Photo of JTomczak
1.69/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of CobraDC23
2.22/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of andrewh995
2.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Clear pale gold in color. Smells of corn adjuncts and bread. Corn and bread on the palate as well. Low carbonation and watery mouthfeel. It's not terrible but it's not good.

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

Photo of Nolster
2.72/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
2.44/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of emptyglassagain
2.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of herman77
2.84/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jeffreyhill021
3.24/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
2.76/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of EmeraldMist
2.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Look- Pale gold with a finger of bubbly white head.

Aroma- Sweet corn, white bread, no noticeable hops.

Taste- Like the aroma, dominated by cereal grains (mainly corn) and an odd sweetness that lingers for a while. Sweeter than most macros.

Feel- Could use more carbonation. Felt flat and watery.

Overall- A little too sweet for me.

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Photo of nater919
2.19/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of gbvegeta
3.14/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A very meh beer. Over priced and over rated.

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Photo of TwiggyCZ
2.14/5  rDev -21%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of DaveCash
2.25/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Dos Equis Special Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
2.71 out of 5 based on 2,723 ratings.
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