Dos Equis XX Amber

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Type: Vienna Lager
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  • 04.50% 
  • 1527/3686 
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Dos Equis Amber is a rich, full-bodied Mexican import with a reddish-gold color and is made from the finest ingredients, representing the brand’s traditional Mexican heritage. The history of Dos Equis Amber is traced to the development of the popular Oktoberfest-style of Vienna lager originally created during the mid-19th century.
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  • Aug 18, 2012
    JimBeam1983 (152)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: Microbrewery explorer
    3.6
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    355ml bottle (dated 09/07/2012) served in a weizen glass around 4 degrees:

    This one poured a clear copper holding light carbonation, topped off by a timid and rough beige head which didn't last very long and dropped to a nice porous layer. I would say retention was moderate and that the head left some micro lacing here and there on the glass.

    The nose was fresh and moderately aromatic. It gave out notes of roasted malts, brown sugar and grassy/herbal hops.

    On the tongue, this dark lager first hits you with sweet and toasted cereals from the malts. Brown sugar comes throught a lot, but the grassy hops give it a medium bitterness which balances out the sweetness nicely. I found it had a nice structured feel with a good crisp leading to a very dry finish.

    Overall this won't be the best Amber Lager I will ever try, but it still has nice elements worth pointing out such as its mouthfeel and balance.
  • Jan 27, 2012
    Edwardfertuna (2)Rank: Beer Novice
    1.4
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    Not a huge fan of dark beers and not a huge fan of Dow Equis either. My opinion is a little skewed but still not a favorite
  • Sep 28, 2009
    generallee (312)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: Fall beer lovers
    3.6
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    Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a Pilsener glass. There is no noticeable freshness date on the bottle.

    Appearance: The body has a dark golden honey color with very good clarity and lots of carbonation rushing to the surface. On the top sits a soft foamy white head that fades quickly. Lacing is minimal and slick.

    Smell: Its aroma has a light character with hints of grainy malt sweetness and mild grassy/leafy hops.

    Taste/Mouth: The flavor has a thin, mild sweetness overall. There are hints of sweet grainy malt, husk and toasted biscuits. Hop flavor is very mild and it offers very little bitterness for balance. It finishes fairly quick, crisp and clean. The palate has a smooth easy drinking texture with just enough carbonation and a medium body.

    Notes: It's not the best or most complex Vienna Lager but it is drinkable with no off putting flavors.