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Brewsday Tuesday: Dos Equis Lager Especial

May 22, 2012

This is the second beer that was included in the Cinco de Mayo mix pack from Winn Dixie.  Green bottle beer usually means there is a disaster inside, and popping the I feared for the worst.  Bottoms up!

Name: Dos Equis Lager Especial

Brewed by: Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.

Location: Monterrey, Mexico

Style/ABV: American Adjunct Lager / 4.3%

Appearance: Pours a clear yellow with a sad one finger off-white head. Zero head retention and zero lacing.

Smell: Corn and cooked grains with no trace of hops.

Taste: It taste like it smells with corn and grains dominating.  Some mild hope bitterness is present at the finish.

Mouthfeel: Thin with high carbonation.  Dry at the end with some crispness.

Overall:  Overall, Dos Equis marketing is better than the beer. Despite its shortcomings, the beer was highly drinkable on a warm North Florida afternoon. It was also better than the Tecate I choked down for last week’s review.

Final Grade: C-

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