Thursday, December 9, 2010

Dos Equis - Amber

Dos Equis - Amber
Serving Type: 12 oz. bottle, poured into a Pilsner glass
Like Samuel Adams Boston Lager, Dos Equis Amber is a vienna lager, a fairly obscure style (these days). The body is a radient amber with a small whitish foam head. There’s not a ton of retention and only light active carbonation. No real lacing here. The nose is fairly complex with vanilla extract, a mildly bready aroma and a mix of apple and white grape juice sweetness.
The mouthfeel is a bit thin and the taste emerges slowly. It’s pleasant overall, but light in general. Fresh fruity malts begin to develop along with apples and a hint of spice near the end. The hops are quite light, but there is a vague Pilsnery finish. As the flavor lingers the sweetness turns into candied cherries, taking it a step further than I would have preferred.
Final Verdict: C

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