Brewed by FEMSA - Cuauhtémoc-Moctezuma (Heineken)
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Monterrey/Orizaba, Mexico


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RATINGS: 1723   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.44   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Dos Equis Amber is a rich, full-bodied Mexican import with a reddish-gold color and is made from the finest ingredients, representing the brand’s traditional Mexican heritage. The history of Dos Equis Amber is traced to the development of the popular Oktoberfest-style of Vienna lager originally created during the mid-19th century.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Yorker (1750) - Herning, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2015
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark amber with an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are caramel, malt, and dried fruit - with a slightly dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bergstaden (1766) - Røros, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2015
Amber with a white head - Malty aroma - Some sweetness from malt in teh body, low bitterness - Short thin finish - This was boring

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidobutai (546) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Poured from a bottle with a slice of lime. Small head, terrific reddish clear appearance. No noticeable aroma, caramel notes, the lime is required.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
LyuYuan (1) - Beijing, CHINA - JAN 25, 2015 does not count
Common one. Not special. Appearance is good. There is almost no aroma. Taste last long in mouth and it feels good. That’s it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GenDV138 (3730) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
12 oz bottle at Rosa Mexicano in the National Harbor. Clear amber with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, wheat. Bland nose. Tastes of caramel, wheat, biscuit, light skunk. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (14836) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle. Thanks Pops. Pours amber with a creamy head. Malty caramel and bread. A bit of dried fruit. Medium bodied. Good malty. Surprisingly decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
foyle (334) - Wyoming, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass. Appearance: pours a 1" off white head that drops quickly with very minimal lacing. Color is a clear, deep amber with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aroma: very mild -- a bit of corn, a hint of caramel Mouthfeel: light, quite frothy, with a easy dry finish. Flavor: nice combination of caramel, a bit of nuttiness, whole wheat bread, with a small hop bitterness in the back end. Overall: very pleasant, easy drinking. Pairs terrifically with spicy Mexican cuisine.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kazsyrps (2) - Roselle, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2015 does not count
I wouldn’t order this in a tavern setting or open a bottle just to have it, but I want to echo what I’ve read in other reviews in that this only really seems to be at its best as a dinner drink, especially with Mexican food. It really is a go-to for me in that setting if they have it. Otherwise nothing really special. Excellent with dinner though.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lbcgreg (59) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
Very simple and light lager. Light malt flavor and a very clean finish. Lighter than a typical Amber beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beardbeerman (282) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
355ml bottle (dated 09/07/2012) served in a weizen glass around 4 degrees: This one poured a clear copper holding light carbonation, topped off by a timid and rough beige head which didn’t last very long and dropped to a nice porous layer. I would say retention was moderate and that the head left some micro lacing here and there on the glass. The nose was fresh and moderately aromatic. It gave out notes of roasted malts, brown sugar and grassy/herbal hops. On the tongue, this dark lager first hits you with sweet and toasted cereals from the malts. Brown sugar comes throught a lot, but the grassy hops give it a medium bitterness which balances out the sweetness nicely. I found it had a nice structured feel with a good crisp leading to a very dry finish. Overall this won’t be the best Amber Lager I will ever try, but it still has nice elements worth pointing out such as its mouthfeel and balance.

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