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Old 06-03-2010, 04:02 AM   #1
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I was sitting back enjoying a Dos Equis today and they're not bad. Was wondering if anyone has had the Amber and how it compares to the regular green bottles. Flavor wise, quality wise?

Not only am I new to brewing...but I'm venturing out of my bud light cocoon and starting to enjoy the better beers of the world.

 
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:47 PM   #2
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If I'm eating Mexican food, I'll be accompanying it with either XX Amber or Negra Modelo. They're both yummy, but the XX is usually my choice in summer.

 
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Old 06-03-2010, 01:31 PM   #3
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Dos Equis Amber is very nice draft, not so good in the bottle.

It is the inspiration for my Haus Amber Ale.

Mine is a lot tastier, naturally.


 
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Old 06-03-2010, 02:57 PM   #4
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I havent had the XX Amber on draft but it taste like a$$ out of the bottle. I do like regular XX with mexican food. I prefer Tecate Light for my go to Mexican Cerveza though
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:46 PM   #5
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I guess I'm lucky. My local Mexican place serves it on tap.
I have had it in the bottle. I don't think it's all that bad. It's still better than Corona.

 
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:53 PM   #6
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I think the amber is much better than the regular XX, but its still mediocre. theres much better ambers out there.

btw... are amber ales the same as red ales, just a slightly more yellowish tint to the color? I havent quite figured this out yet

 
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Old 06-03-2010, 07:02 PM   #7
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Dos Equis Amber is a lager, dude. It's somewhere between a Vienna lager and American dark lager.

Lots of info on styles in the BJCP guidelines:
http://www.bjcp.org/stylecenter.php
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Old 06-03-2010, 07:56 PM   #8
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Dos Equis Amber is a lager, dude. It's somewhere between a Vienna lager and American dark lager.

Lots of info on styles in the BJCP guidelines:
http://www.bjcp.org/stylecenter.php
I brew my Haus Amber with US-05 and ferment it cool. It comes out about as clean as a lager, and is MUCH easier to brew.

 
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:36 PM   #9
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insert foot into mouth

i knew that. didnt think bfor i typed

 
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:18 PM   #10
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It's easy to clone - check it out:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f59/dos-equis-clone-57169/
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