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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1371   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.09   EST. CALORIES: 134   ABV: 4.45%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BeerInHeaven (135) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2014
pours a straw yellow gold with medium white head. some lacing. aroma is light malt, almost no smell. taste is crisp but watery with virtually no finish. This is not the most interesting beer in the world ;-)


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ajnepple (2183) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2014
On tap at El Señor Sol. Gold and clear appearance with a diminishing white head. Crisp and lightly bitter with light sweetness from pale malts. Light bodied and pretty easy to drink.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ordybill (92) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Poured from a 12oz green bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- has a slight skunky aroma with a bit of hops Appearance- A very pale yellow, with a heavy dose of carbonation. Head is a thin white strip. Taste: On first sip the crisp light body is noticed. Has a malt / corn flavor also. Palate- as noted this beer has a light body with heavy carbonation, this beer goes well with food, especially spicy food. Overall- a food beer that does not disrupt the flavor of a meal and it can be consumed in masse!! Not a bad beer to have when one is not enough.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Morboso (52) - ECUADOR - AUG 31, 2014
Watery, not good even for the style. One of the worst I have had for a while.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Giochaurand (43) - FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Bottled. Chilled. Pours yellow with low head. Smells a bit of malts and like a wet cloth. Taste is very soft and almost absent. Very uninteresting. However great as a hot day beverage.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
miquelcrush (1384) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
Cervesa que com a única funció té refrescar. Cerveza que como única función tiene refrescar.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
beerguy00 (107) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Pours a clear yellow with less than 1 finger head. Almost no aroma, flavor of corn and maybe just a bit of citrus.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
labattslover74 (46) - Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Light straw yellow color with hardly any head. Smells of bread and corn. Taste is like a typical pilsner with a slight sweet citrus taste. I usually float a lemon or lime in this and drink it out of the bottle. For a beer advertised by "the most interesting man in the world" there isn’t really anything interesting about this beer other than it is smooth and taste slightly better than your typical domestic and with the light foam it is more palatable.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DeanF (1716) - Nunavut, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Funny how this one has slipped by over the years. It’s the kind of beer you just half expect to eventually get around to, but somehow never do. But not now! I procured a solid six-pack in Veracruz and am ready to get to know this beer deeply, in depth, for the better of mankind. And that hairy old guy on the commercials. Out of the bottle and into a glass it pours very average gold but with almost no head sadly - minus a point for that. The aroma is a mix of corn and lemon, very soft, almost not noticeable. The flavour is a soft cardboard tempered by a bit of citrus and malt, followed by a dry finish. Even in the realm of pale lagers, this is below average. But it did satisfy my thirst, and I wouldn’t turn it down if I was in the desert. Though I might give it a little thought....

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 6, 2014
Goed voor eens te drinken als het warm is, maar eigenlijk zit er niet veel smaak aan.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MunBro (355) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
Okay let’s all admit we tried this because of the "Most Interesting Man In the World" commercials back in the day. That being said, this actually isn’t awful. Just your standard lager, fizzy pale pour with minimal head and no flavor. But it can speak French in Russian, so there’s that...


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