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

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2.74/5
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2,764 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): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 11-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,112
Reviews:
620
Ratings:
2,764
pDev:
22.99%
Bros Score:
2.65
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
740
Trade:
0
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Photo of bmjivi221
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Moose90
2.35/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Grogsky
2.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This is a decent lager. I can't say anything bad about it. If you're biased towards to Mexican beer, such as Corona, make sure to leave that aside. This beer has a bad rep, but it sits well, and is good for having on the deck in the summer. That being said, there are many more better choices.

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

Photo of micromaniac129
3.21/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BCborn
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of TylerKitchens
2.24/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
2.46/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Gatch
3.29/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

When compared to the most common Mexican beers and even the macro American stuff, this is consistent and a cold can is always welcomed.

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Photo of gordonj
3.74/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's a nice light refreshing beer.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
2.11/5  rDev -23%
look: 1 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, there was no date on bottle that I could find.

APPEARANCE: Pours a clear light yellow color with less than one-finger white head that dissipated in less than one minute until there was just a ring of small bubbles around the edge of glass, minimal lacing, less than average carbonation, there were suspended bits of something floating about, this is not appropriate for the style.

SMELL: corn, grass and bread.

TASTE: there is very little sweetness from the malt up front, then the taste of corn, some grass and a mild hop bite.

PALATE: less than average carbonation for the style, medium body, a little watery.

OVERALL: This would barely pass as a lawnmower beer but, there are better choices even for that. I would never willingly consume this beer again. We seriously need to rethink NAFTA.

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Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
2.53/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Fairly typical pale lager that's drinkable & more substantial than others in its class.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
2.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mrlafay
3.06/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of derkfromwi
2.68/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CJNAPS
1/5  rDev -63.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

They should just make the Amber and call it a day.

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

Photo of supervike
3.25/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Light and crisp, similar to Corona, but I think a bit more flavor. Always best with a wedge of lime and a pinch of salt. Easy to find.

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Photo of linnymtu
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of timracey15
2.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MFMB
2.85/5  rDev +4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This or modelo especially are my go to Mexican beer

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Photo of Drbarriga
2.93/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ohiolager
2.24/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of coopdog1000
2.81/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Dos Equis Special Lager from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 2.74 out of 5 with 2,764 ratings
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