Dos Equis Special Lager

This was my second beer of the night. When I was younger, I remember enjoying Dos Equis Amber. I don’t think I’ve actually even had the lager. I really haven’t even had a lot of Mexican beers, other than Corona in my early twenties. Let’s see how this one fares (again, sorry about the lighting of the picture, it was pretty dark in the restaurant).

ABV: 5%

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Trivia: According to, “Dos Equis is a lager that was originally brewed by the German-born Mexican brewer Wilhelm Hasse in 1897. The brand was named ‘Siglo XX’ (’20th century’) to commemorate the arrival of the new century, and the bottles were marked with the Roman numerals ‘XX,’ or ‘Dos Equis.’ The main brand Dos Equis XX Special Lager is a 4.45% abv pale lager sold in green bottles. Dos Equis XX Amber is a 4.7% Vienna-style amber lager sold in brown bottles, and was first exported to the United States in 1973. ‘The Most Interesting Man in the World’ advertising campaign for Dos Equis features actors and Jonathan Goldsmith as the spokesman, with Frontline narrator Will Lyman conducting voiceovers.”

Random: St. Valentine was born on April 16th…interesting that we celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14th.

Another beer out of a green glass bottle. This does not look promising. This brew poured with no head and left no lacing on the pint glass. The body was a straw yellow with lots of active carbonation. The nose had a lot of sweetness to it, which isn’t all that unexpected, given that it was a lager. It almost had a bit of apple juice sweetness to it. But, on a whole, it had a relatively light nose. The taste also had a bit of malt sweetness to it with some cereal grains. The body was light with heavy carbonation. There just really wasn’t a lot of flavor to it. The finish lasted awhile with some malt. This was such a boring beer. Other than the fact that it was fizzy and wet, there were no redeeming qualities to it. I wouldn’t have this one again, it was pretty bad.

Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0