I’ll be honest. I was dreading having to review the Dos Equis “Lager Especial” based on the unsatisfying experience I had with the Dos XX Amber awhile back. But, I wanted to give this Mexican beer its fair time and with Cinco de Mayo soon approaching, I figured it was as good a time as any to bite the bullet!
I was also afraid that the Dos XX Lager would be another Corona or (even worse) Tecate clone, but I was actually a little surprised at what I discovered. (Maybe having just cut the grass helped a bit too!)
The Dos XX Lager is very typical in every way one might expect from a Mexican style beer. It poured from its green glass bottle into my glass a very clear and pale golden color and creating a half inch or so of a bubbly white head that was gone in the blink of an eye!
This beer smelled mildly sweet, slightly grainy, but not much else.
This Mexican beer was definitely on the thin side, but that wasn’t a surprise really. The Dos Equis Lager was light and crisp, and it also tasted slightly sweet but like the aroma nothing really jumped out as special.
So, I guess what I’m getting at is the Dos Equis Lager is an average lager, but it isn’t really too bad! As I mentioned, I had just finished cutting the grass and was waiting for my burger(s) to finish up on the grill when I had this beer. All the technical deficiencies aside, I found this beer to “hit the spot” perfectly today and was glad I tried it. I thought it was easily drinkable in its ‘averageness’, and while still very similar, I think its a notch or two above the Corona or Tecate lagers I mentioned earlier.
Did you like the Dos Equis Lager? If not, what’s your favorite Mexican Beer? Why not leave a comment and share with the class?