Brewed by Grupo Modelo (Corona)
Style: Pale Lager
México DF, Mexico


on tap

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RATINGS: 1262   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Modelo Especial, a pilsener type beer, was introduced to the market in 1966. Today it is sold in glass bottles as well as cans, which are having an increasing demand due to consumer preferences, making Modelo Especial the leader in the can segment in Mexico.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AWS9 (648) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2016
Gold, ’oily’ pour. Touch of sweet caramel, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Minimal hops. It’s smooth and thirst quenching (I guess?), but not much of an actual beer. I suppose it could’ve been offensively flavoured, which it’s not, so I’ll be kind.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
thorongil2 (2442) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2016
(Tap) clear pale yellow colour with a small white head; aroma of fruit, grain; balanced, neutral flavour, no finish; refreshing if uninspiring

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gregwilsonstl (2142) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Clear glass bottle. Creamed corn. Very effervescent. Its like corn champagne. Very light.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GenDV138 (6102) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2016
12 oz bottle at some hole in the wall Dominican restaurant a co-worker picked out while in Kissimmee, Florida. Clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of corn, malt, wheat. Tastes of corn, malt, wheat. Light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
L_Lovecraft (263) - - SEP 27, 2016
Malty, sweet, golden with a good white head, light body, medium carbonation, malty...better than many industrial beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2016 Deep gold pour with light white head. Aroma is corn and very light malt. Flavor is medium sweet corn and light floral hops. Light bodied with aggressive carbonation. Had to have it after the commercials. Not bad as far as pale lagers go

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
LED40 (100) - SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2016
Not much going on with this one. Golden/yellow color with a reducing white head, faint notes of hops, faint malt, watery with a slightly sweet finish. It’s an industrial bland fizzy lager which is not pretending to be anything else and in the right situation (eating Mexican Cuisine) it is great. Brewed for the masses to knock back cheaply without thought. .

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Cajun (414) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Bottle - Pours a clear pale gold, fizzy head because I poured it that way; faded quickly. Skunk, some grass and mild fruit, watery...like every other crap lager I’ve ever tasted. Not special.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
visionthing (4831) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 2, 2016
33cl bottle from Prisma, Tallinn. Pours pale golden with a fast dissipating white head. Grainy and slightly fruity aroma with hints of cooked vegetables. Fairly drinkable when cold, especially next to hot food or possibly in hot weather. Besides that a fairly standard industrial pale lager. Not the worst, but far from the best.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
JDBaker11058 (1963) - Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2016
appearance: clear straw, short fizzy bright white head, minimal lacing. aroma: hint of cracker, corn, grass, and lemon. taste: zesty lemon, bit of saltine cracker and white bread. finish: clean, crisp, hint of white pepper. notes: Look, this is a shit Mexican lager but it’s not the worst thing in the world. When you’re blasting a bunch of Tex-Mex down your gullet, this is an appropriate lubricant. Draft at Villa Maya in Rockville.

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