Blind tasting review
Dos Equis Special Lager
Dos Equis Special Lager

Family Pale Lager Style North American Lager
Country Mexico ABV 4.5%
Producer Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma
Price $$ Packaging 12oz/355ml, 22oz/650ml bottle
Characteristics Refreshing

Overview This Mexican beer has risen in visibility recently, partly on the strength of the Wes-Anderson-meets-Chuck-Norris-one-liners ad campaign, “The Most Interesting Man in the World.” But the beer has been in production for over a century, and unlike its even-more-ubiquitous compatriot Corona, Mexicans really drink Dos Equis.

Flavors and aromas A fairly faint nose with low aromas of cooked corn and minimal hops is all there is to be found. The palate is similarly empty; there are crackers and malt in the palate, hints of green apple, and no hops to speak of. Despite fairly substantial carbonation, there’s a dull, flat quality to this beer, which lacks bitterness that might brighten it up.
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