Monday, March 14, 2011

Dos Esquis XX lager Especial - Mexico 14-3-11

The Low Down:
This beer is Mexican, and a six pack for $14.99 means that it's about the same price as cheaper domestics.

Fairly bland and with limited flavour, it's quite crisp, and opening it up after having walked from the bottle shop a couple of kilometers to a friends place in 30 degree heat may have skewed my rating of refreshment a little.

It's a little malty and bitter. Apart from that a reasonably generic pale lager with some finishing notes of greenery.

Packaging: 5/10
Classy design, the 2 red X's also make it seem almost naughty.
Refreshment: 8/10
Crisp, icy and smooth, if served cold the bitterness doesn't even play into it.
Flavour 5/10:
A bit malty and a bit grassy, but nothing extraordinary.
Alcohol Content: 4/10
4.5%. A little low but the refreshment and crispness means you could drink this all day in the sun.
Price: 8/10
$2.50. Its cheap, and not particularly nasty.
Total: 30/50

Neat and crisp, better than Corona, the Mexican beer that everyone knows, and better than some domestics, for around the same price. Drink it when it's ice cold, but the weather isn't.