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


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RATINGS: 1431   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.08   EST. CALORIES: 134   ABV: 4.45%
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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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TedE (453) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2015
330ml bottle into glass. Very slight malt nose. Yellow beer with lasting white head. A little lacing. A bit spritzy. Finish is chalky cardboard, a little malt perhaps. Drinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
felsenpils (131) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Dos Equis Lager Especial is not very special. Like so many mass produced lagers, it suffers from a cheap choice of ingredients and low hop bitterness and character. As a result, the foam dissipates quickly. The color is clear golden and the aroma is very neutral. The taste is also very neutral with a corny aftertaste which comes from the use of high fructose corn syrup. This reminds me of Miller High Life. Not bad, but a bit pricey for a generic lager. Mexico makes some very nice beers, but this is not one of them.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2015
330 mil bottle pilsner type aroma light yellow white head that lasted about 10 seconds taste in classic pilsner average at best

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bennetporter (324) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Pours piss colored from a bottle. Flavor is thin, corny. Not a very good beer at all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
MarkoNm (1309) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JAN 14, 2015
Pours a clear golden color, topped with a frothy white head. Mild malty aroma, grainy, Slightly skunky. Taste is sweet and light, watery, with very little bitterness in the end. Not much to taste there.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Guisandrini (13) - - JAN 10, 2015
Boa cerveja. Encorpada e acompanha bem pratos típicos mexicanos. ������&

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Umoyk (50) - , - JAN 4, 2015
A little hop funk and nothing else. Very dry and crisp. No malt aroma, some corn. Slightly metallic. Very little bitterness. Not good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mybrainhurts (374) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Grassy, slight skunked aroma. Light airy taste. A crisp yet uneventful pale lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
woodychevy (628) - - JAN 3, 2015
On tap at Taco Boy folly beach. Meh. Pours pale yellow. No head, lots of bubbles. Tastes like a light lager. Somewhat crisp. Really malty. Generally lacking much in terms of interest or flavor. Couple sips was enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BassMan49 (8) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 2, 2015 does not count
I’m probably going to rate this beer higher than most. I learned to drink this beer in New Mexico along with Mexican food. Ice cold, with a lime along with some spicy chips and salsa, Fajita’s, Carne Asada, is where this beer shines. It is light, creamy, fizzy for a reason. Leaves the palate to enjoy the flavors of good mexican food.

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