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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1410   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.


airrick2003's rating

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
airrick2003 (587) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Appearance: very light good color, perfectly clear, small thin head that fades quickly Aroma: bread, not much else Taste: not much of anything at all, bread is all I can get Palate: very very light, no aftertaste at all, dry Overall: this beer tastes like nothing, it’s like drinking cold water with a hint of bread in it, highly drinkable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cunningham (5085) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2015
Pale golden color with a white head. Not much aroma. Light grainy. Some sweetness and moderate bitterness. Mild grainy and herbal flavor.
[Bottle from Jacobs på Holtet in Oslo, Norway]

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
ruigo (1375) - PORTUGAL - FEB 24, 2015
When the hot weather comes and you want something to take your thirsty a Tecate serves you ok. Not much flavour but a nice beer to drink along.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kita (1281) - Koper, SLOVENIA - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle, 0.33l. Clear pale golden color with medium frothy white head and sparkling appearance. Aroma is grainy, bready, grassy and a bit skunky. Taste starts moderate sweet malty, follows by grassy sourness with crisp and dry mouthfeel and mild bitter finish. Light body, thin texture and lively carbonation in palate. Typical pale lager, a bit on a sweeter side...

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beardbeerman (199) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
Pours a clear straw with coarse carbonation and topped by a finger or so of off-white fizzy head showing minimal retention. The nose is grainy and grassy with a little more kick than the Tecate, another Mexican pale lager. The taste is more malty with a more perceptible grainy features backed by subtle grassy hops. Finish is smooth but a bit skunky. Cheers!

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
StevieT (813) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2015
From a bottle. Quite malty with smooth finish, not overly bitter, better than expected.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
EyeAmBaldman (339) - Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Pours straw yellow with a bit of foam and very little aroma. Has a bit of a skunky taste mixed with caramel. It’s nothing special nor memorable.

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Carlisle (136) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Draft (served with a lime). No noticeable aroma. Straw color with no head and minimal lacing. Watery upfront with little flavor. Some rice and with hints of thin malt in the clean finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TedE (234) - 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.

1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
RobertLiley1 (40) - - JAN 29, 2015
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
felsenpils (121) - 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.


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