Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2002
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A standard Mexican beer. Darker than Corona but doesn’t really taste any different.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The better of the two Dos Equises in my opinion. Noticablr light malt flavor that makes it a good one for sitting around outside in the summer. I’m usually pretty happy to drink this one.
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUL 14, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Some dark malt, translating into a rather thin ricey malt body. Very little in the hop dept. A step above budmilloors, but not a gigantic one.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Handles the malt fairly well, I thought, while cold, and even a bit when warming. Not a hop to be had, IMO. Went well with a giant salad/steak/baked potato meal, while Ann (who never drinks) had el supremo Strawb. Daq. The kids were even not devils, and ate their food. A good beer experience along with the whole dinner.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 10, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hardly a great beer, but a staple of my college and post-college years. Nice reddish hue, decent flavor (c’mon guys, its better than PabstMillerCoors, ya gotta admit); biggest problem is the slight detergent twinge to the aftertaste. OK, buy Negra Modelo instead.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The only beer out of Mexico that I have ever tried and liked. Give it a try. Rerate: see casta notes...this beer is like a bottle of ass compared to this.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2002
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Same as the dark,nice color, foamy head musty sour taste.
cckevin (42) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2003 In my local pub, they serve this on tap as 'Dos Equis'...it is better than it's lighter sibling. Nice color, and decent head, thin body. Flavor is good, but nothing really unique about it.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2002
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Actually, this rating is for the amber but that page was inoperable. Don’t know if that’s an alias for dark or not. All I could smell was corn. Copper brown with small, disappearing off-white head. Medium-high carb with watery body. Could taste alcohol, adjuncty and unnatural off-flavor. Reminded me of a sweeter Busch Ice. Disappointing.
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of the best Mexican beers. I’ve had some that tastes metallic (which certainly lowered my rating) but it is normally quite a tasty beer.