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


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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LuckeyHaskins99 (180) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2002
A lighter, crisper version of the standard XX. Clean taste, little foam, if you fear green bottles, you need not worry with this stuff. This is a beer that doesn’t shelve well, but should be drank fresh, one of the few beers I have had skunk on me after a few weeks in the back of the fridge.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 Bottle. Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing. Body is clear light yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, cereal), trace hops (flowers), with a light note of soap. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zygomatic99 (17) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - FEB 3, 2002
Kickass Mexican lager. Great for hot weather activities (eg. deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
40ozFreak99 (5) - Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2002 does not count
Dos Equis Lager is one of my favorites. It is smoother than Corona and some of the other Mexican beers, but it isn’t bland. The bottle looks cool too.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - JAN 19, 2002
(7/21/01...3.6 rating)This stuff is good. I’m normally not a big fan of lager, but this actually tastes great. No flowery or grainy tastes; just the right amount of bitterness with a strong, appetizing flavor. I have yet to come across a better lager.============(RERATE 1/19/02) Funny how a few hundred beers can change your impression...I just can’t stomach lagers anymore as the lack of flowery yeast flavors I mentioned earlier are now much more noticeable to my trained tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2002
Not bad beer. I would drink it again in a pinch. I liked it better than their amber. For having a green bottle, this stuff wasn’t skunky at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1745) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2002
Not too bad. Slightly sweet, medium carbonation. Goes down smooth and easy. A great beer with guacamole, chips and salsa!

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NYDennis (64) - Port Jefferson Station, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2001
Enjoyable beer and better then any in it’s class.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heat99 (56) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2001
A staple Mexican brew. Very good (as mexibrews go) Sweet and malty, but thin and smooth. Very easy to drink.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - DEC 3, 2001
hot day, cold beer

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