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Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.

Dos Equis Special Lager

Typical, crystal clear light golden pour that could be any one of 10,000 beers, but still doesn't look horrible. Low carbonation leads to a quickly disappearing head and no lacing - again, utterly typical. Aroma is the adjunct, sweet grain and the taste follows directly behind. A little more alcohol in the nose than usual for the style and the taste has an alarming sweetness at first but does smooth out a little. Well, what were you expecting? Fairly nasty stuff, but it doesn't pretend to be...

Sol

Well, it is what it is, and nothing else. I drank this stuff from the bottle (which tells its own story) and I would advise you to do the same. Pouring into a glass would only disappoint. This is not the most offensive macro on the face of the earth, but it is simply utterly bland, virtually tasteless and hardly what one would call beer in terms of taste, mouthfeel and experience. It's difficult to give this any defining adjectives or characteristics. It's a malted beverage certainly, but...

Carta Blanca

I'm assuming that the designation of Marzen/Oktoberfest is simply a mistake, and that this is what it appears to be, purely and simply a macro adjunct lager? (If it looks like a duck...). If not, please enlighten me. <EDIT: 03/10/05 - Jason changed it to Adjunct - cheers> The context that I drank this in says it all. I enjoyed it with a lunchtime, Mexican meal and it was served to me as probably the coldest beer I have ever come across, in a super-frosted mug. In that context it was...

Bohemia

Pale yellow, urine like, macro adjunct appearance and a very odd "wet dog" like aroma. Bland all the way through. I wasn't expecting much and that's pretty much what I got. The strange skunky aroma carried on into the aftertaste that I found very odd - a sort of dry, hop-based bitterness that I was not expecting in the beer. Decent refreshing quality, cold and sweet, but nothing to endear it to me or to make me rush back. The skunk and the aftertaste detracted from the clean, crispness that...

Dos Equis Amber Lager

Flat, flat, lifeless pour with no head and drab appearance. Another beer that suffers from a hopelessly over chilled, too cold presentation. When this stuff comes out of the ice box freezer and get poured into a frozen glass it's just about impossible to taste or smell anything. I bet this stuff tastes ten times better after about 30 minutes of defrosting. I get lots of corn, a little malt and some alcohol in the initial aroma and taste. It didn't go down too well at all, with a sharpish...

Tecate

This is as about as bland a beer as one could imagine. Having said that it does have a distinct advantage over it's northern cousins in that it is fairly inoffensive. Most of the American macro lagers lack a cleanliness, and you often get really offensive skunkiness and nasty alcohol aromas and tastes. Tecate has none of that, and as a result is a refreshing, thirst quencher despite a lack of body and taste. My advice - take it for whait is, drink it ice-cold in hot weather and you won't be...