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


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RATINGS: 1421   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.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2003
This beer is yellow like the rest of the mexican beers, except for M Negro. It doesn't taste much different than Corona.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
fooj (25) - Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2015
Pale transparent yellow, the color of old urine. Aroma and taste somewhat musty and old. Overall an expectedly bad beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Marduk (3532) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 13, 2015
355ml bottle (Kamppi). Pale yellow color. Straight from the bottle. Malty, papery, sweet aroma. Clean, watery, sweet, taste. I thought that no beer can be more watery than Coors Light, but I was wrong. Being not nasty is a plus. Watery.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Zarkam (526) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 2, 2015
355ml bottle from local supermarket in Helsinki, clear deep gold colour, small fizzy fully vanishing white head, hardly any lacing. Light malty aroma of grain and bisquit with a trace of grassy hops. Taste is initially balanced and mild with a hint of acidity, turning into a mildly bitter finish. Light body, dry mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Slightly maltier than the previous bulk lager from Mexico I tried but nowhere near interesting or tasty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
panzerwolf (152) - FINLAND - APR 12, 2015
Pours pale gold. Not much of a taste, a little bit of grain and corn, just slight tinge of hay. Very light body, easy to drink, but kind of watery and high on carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beerheart65 (1109) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 6, 2015
Clear pale golden, thin bubbly head. Mildly sweet aroma has corn, malt, bit hay, slight metal tone, nothing much inviting. Light body, watery feel, mildly sweet, low on flavor in both intensity and amount, diluted and dull.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
FatPhil (10040) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 11, 2015
355ml bottle (K Kamppi, Helsinki)
Super bland pale lager aroma. Taste even less. Just a bit of sweetness, corny. Basically slightly coloured sweetened water. Scroll past...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Piw (279) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2015
12 fl oz Flasche. Klar und golden. Minimale Schaumkrone. Malziges Aroma. Süsslich.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
a_sully (213) - - MAR 15, 2015
Yellow clear body with a white head.aroma is grainy with tones of yeast. Sweet tasting body and fairly smooth finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AleRider78 (117) - - APR 19, 2015
Poured a thin layer of head and quickly went away. Has a light golden appearance. Lacing is ok. Has that skunky, wheats and grains aroma. Flavour is of light hops and well, not much else really. Maybe corn, grains. Seems to be headed in the swill category, but actually much better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Subliminal64 (15) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
Smells very faint. Lager esk smell. Pours a dark golden colour. Taste is a little heavier on the lager scale. Lots of carbonation. As it should be Had this beer on tap, and a couple of times at home. Overall I was very pleased to have this on vacation. Even the wife enjoyed. Matt

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