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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pepsican (1440) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUN 2, 2014
This is a refreshing, crisp, golden, lager style beer. Reminds me of other Mexican lagers

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hidden_Pooch (276) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle. Yeah man, I’m the most interesting man in the world now. I don’t drink piss often, but when I feel like the highest quality of skunk piss I turn to.......Dos Equis. It is the best piss you will ever taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ColovianTrader (251) - - MAY 27, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2014 Taken or what it is, this isn’t a bad beer. Grains, corn and light citrus finish. Crisp, but finish it while it’s still cold.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Darkmagus82 (545) - - MAY 26, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-10-12 - Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a light golden color with a medium white head . The head faded quite fast giving way to very little lacing. Smell – The smell is light and is predominantly of some malty aromas mixed with an ever so light caramel aroma. Taste – A lighter malt flavor with hints of corn mixed in. There is a lighter sweetness up front that seems to be lost toward the middle and the end. Overall rather one dimensional and bland in the taste profile. Mouthfeel – A lighter body with a higher level of carbonation. The thinness of the body really allows it to coast right over the tongue. This coupled with the slightly higher then normal carbonation level give the brew very little time to permeate the tongue; which in this case is like a good thing. Overall – Nothing to spectacular here. Doesn’t really have a huge taste and the nose and appearance leave something to be desired.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TXBadger (1256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Basically a typical lager, some bread notes with just a little hops on the nose; same on the palate. Light bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DialSquare (2541) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2014
12oz bottle from my sister’s fridge. Clear gold pour with thin bright white head. Aroma of corn, grain. Tastes are corn, grain, light malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hockeybeerguy (1635) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Uh-oh, green bottle, well, ok, let’s give this a fair shot as I’ve had this more than enough times. I’ve had this in a pint glass and a pilsener. The appearance was a decent light colored amber with a decent transparency to it. The head was barely there but what there was - was less than a half finger’s worth and died within seconds. There wasn’t any lacing. The smell had some light cooked caramel malts with a slight toastiness to it. The taste was kinda sweet but that was about it. On the palate, it sat fairly light and didn’t really show much else to it. The carbonation was there for the style, and was okay to me. Overall, this was a light version of a Vienna Lager that hmmm....would I have again? Maybe, depending upon what else was served.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
moderrnlifeiswar (51) - Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2014
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Padchenko (75) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 11, 2014
A decent effort - not bad for a Mexican beer. Nice appearance: deep golden with good head. Very refreshing served cold on hot day. Slightly sweet

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
trujahwarrior (506) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2014
12oz bottle pours a clear pale yellow color with a fizzy white head that fades and leaves a razor thin line of lace around the glass. Smells of sweet malt and corn. Tastes of the same things. Mouthfeel is thin and watery with decent carbonation. Solid for a Mexican style lager. Better than most of the others available.

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