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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1455   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 134   ABV: 4.45%
Dos Equis Special Lager is a refreshing, crisp, golden, lager style beer imported from Mexico. Made with roasted malts, choice hops, a unique strain of yeast and purified water, this distinctive brew is known simply as “Lager” in its homeland.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
d07c0m (126) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2015
On tap in Cancun in 2007 in plastic cups. I swear they were watering this down 1:1

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mR_fr0g (6513) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2015
On tap at WeWork Transbay SF. Dull pale yellow coloured pour with a fleeting with froth. Aroma is appley, sweet grains, adjunct, metal. Flavour is composed of light grains, water, apple, stewed veg, light carbonic finish. Palate is very light, semi sweet, moderate carbonation, thin. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tysongillmore (355) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
This is a great beer for a hot day. Light and sometimes a little sweet. It tends to have a slight artificial flavor as you get to your third or fourth one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Bierdimpfe (51) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2015
Brilliant straw color. Generous foamy 2 finger white head, lasting 2 -3 minutes, strong legs and high activity. Faint flavors and aromas of corn, saaz, citrus, with slight skunky and metallic smell. Sharp with hints of sugar and a smoky feel. Light body with excessive prickly carbonation. Faint and short finish on the bitter end with a lemony aftertaste. Overall : Poor flavors, too watery, and a little stale.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
DavidAust (126) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2015
330ml bottle. Maybe it was the green bottle and it had skunked, but this was the worst beer I have ever, EVER tasted or smelled. Just off, head only lasted a few seconds, but beer wasn’t flat. Utter rubbish, tipped down the sink.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
milwaukeebeer (48) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Usual appearance for a lager, nothing fancy or noteworthy here. Goes down good, medium aftertaste. Good lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kevinsenn (1595) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2015
Had a bunch of this on tap at an all-inclusive in Mexico. Refreshing, and not bad as far as pale lagers go.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
djoeye (2755) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2015
Look; white diminishing head, clear yellow golden body. Aroma; mild malts, lemon, paper, grass. Taste; very pale malts, paper, dust, grass - leading to a dusty finish. On palate thin. Overall; not the worst, but... [35cl green btl, abv4.5%, BB9.12.2015, B@Kilpishalli]

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
MBlessing (369) - Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2015
Helle Farbe schlechter Schaum, kaum Geruch wässriger Geschmack wenig herb, eiskalt am Strand zu ertragen

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Xevious (27) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2015
One of my favorite cheapy beers. Admittedly the commercials do not do it proper justice, but for a cheapy beer this is one of the best. Slight corny grassy aroma. Taste corny and grassy and maybe a tad oily. A thin beady head with a quick pour. Nothing special when it pretends to be. Surprisingly easy to drink, I’ll get a few of these on the cheap.

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