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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: 1363   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.09   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.


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2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2013
clear gold, bubbly, small head with no retention. cereal, corn, light tart. light bodied


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MunBro (268) - 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...

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Bork (58) - Rockmart, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Malted fizzy water with some grainy notes poking through. Unpleasant, watery aftertaste.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
commonmac (273) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Tap in branded pint glass at Hard Rock in Orlando. Pale yellow in color with minimal head. The type of beer that fits a humid, sunny Florida day. Smell full of grain and generic pale American taste. Easy to drink but only order in desperate situations, Mexico, or Hard Rock in Orlando.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
POLK (2160) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2014
dull lager but fine soft and provides beautiful lace on the glass. Aroma of light citrus and hay.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
M_Sack (354) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle. Tasteless and dry. Needs to be ice cold to be palatable. Ok with Mexican food.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nathan30533 (585) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Nice lager if ice cold on a hot day. Outside of that.... Not much alcohol and not all too great. Enjoy ice cold.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
CowboyJoe (5) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2014 does not count
Standard Mexican beer by the big guys but delicious on a hot day with some chips and salsa in NM

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
GoufCustom (773) - HONG KONG - JUL 7, 2014


355 ml green bottle bought at Market Place by Jasons in iSquare, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Piss pale golden color; Near zero head and residual soapy white foam which fades in 5 seconds; Moderate sticky lacing with active, small carbonation; Sweet and dull aroma of light malt, with strong corn syrup, grape juice, chemicals and stale bread; Close to light sweet taste of thin malt, with thinned sugar syrup, soda water, faint wet cardboard, hint of bread, lemon notes and shades of grass; Light body, watery palate; Mouth feel is Mexcian version of Happoshu - near water taste with faint notes of malt and syrup, bread and hop notes are just teasing. Damn you!... Hoppiness is no aroma, faint notes of lemon and grass in taste. Bitterness is barely detectable. Just water finish; Wet after taste. Very easy and sweet water-like to mouth.

Comments: A belated Mexican tick, and I wish I would delay it forever. It’s easy to see why: Underneath the super-sweet and chemical nose is a cross between a low-alcohol light beer (i.e., less than 2% abv) and a clean and tasteless Happoshu. Unbelievable. This one is gathering dust on the store shell for a long time and very few locals know what this is or bother to touch them. I applaud their indifference. Drain pours!

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tstamba (296) - Maryland, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle to a pint on Med cruise 2014. Light gold with white head. Mild flavors of hop and malt. Mexican macro lager... Nothing special.

3.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
mavis0815 (19) - - JUL 2, 2014
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