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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1152   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.97   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichardGretton (4380) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2004
Pale lager with little head, fairly malty aroma and dryish flavour but generally sweet. Overall better than I was expecting from a Mexican beer.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
guzzler67 (1540) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2004
Dull, gold appearance with nothing going on in the aroma category. Flavor is not much of an improvement. Okay as a palate cleanser if you are eating something spicy. Thin, cardboard-like taste with a short finish.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - SEP 11, 2004
very watery, yellow with small head. would not try again. almost taste like a skunk beer right out of the fridge

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 11, 2004
Ouch. Canned evil used for a rating. It is yellow and fizzy. Head fades quickly. Taste is watery and thin. Aroma is non-contributory. Another sad pale lager.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2004
UPDATED: APR 10, 2007 My neighbor, Fernando’s favorite beer. It’s a solid, drinkable lager... but doesn’t offer too much to a serious beer drinker. The "dark" is a finer drink.

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2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JonMoore (1969) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2004
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pale yellow/golden colour. Thin white head. Slight hop aroma. Taste is sweet and hops. Thin bodied. Not bad, nothing special. Pretty good with Nachos.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2004
Bottle. Pale yellow fizzy beer. Not much flavor, but enought to make it better than most in its catogory

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2004
For some reason this beer is the most generic thing I have ever tasted...but after managing kitchens my whole life I have discovered a fun secret...buy a shaker of Twang (lemonlime salt) and a 12 of this in the can (do not buy the bottle)...pour a fourth out and pour about a tbs. of Twang in...chug...you will be one of the vatos in no time!

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2004
I had this in a can on my AeroMexico flight to Cancun. Wow, this is truly boring! Just yellow and fizzy.Lightly malty, very thin. Like beer-flavored water. Why bother?

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 24, 2004
Guam SwillFest 2004: Pours yellow with a thin white head. Slightly skunky aroma, similar to the other beer I had earlier that had a coffee aroma. Light fruit taste followed by cardboard. Finishes kind of dry.


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