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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1257   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 23, 2006
12oz bottle. Pours a bright gold color with a brilliant white fluffy head. Nose is light corn, syrup and honey, grass, overall freshness. Palate is very carbonated and tingly. Note of corn and grass, some light sweetness and a finish of crispness and light bitterness.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2006
(can in Cabo & Manzanillo) Just as lame as any other light Mexican pils. Taste almost like Corona but a tad smoother. Has very little malt flavor or aroma. You can tell corn was used in the mash. No hop flavor as usual. Adding a lime wedge wouldn’t hurt. If Mexican beer had no alcohol, nobody would drink it. Stick to Dos Equis Amber when in Mexico (if you can find it).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imbiberAZ (21) - USA - MAR 12, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2007 Mexican beer, as all reviewers know, is a mostly a pale pilsener-lager hybrid. Most are awful and tasteless. This is next to Pacifico as far as drinkability and enjoyability. Premium and pleasant. Out of the bottle is radically different from the can. Stick to the can.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerdrinker101 (56) - USA - MAR 6, 2006
This beer has a very foul smell out of the bottle. Very watered down light beer, has a bit of a funky aftertaste. The negro is much better.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2006
[Bottle] A beer that they made due to thats all they know to make. The color was to class and stayle and this tasted all right just not my fav. Wish it could have been better. No hop flavor at all. Clear bottle hello do you know what skunks smell like?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2006
From a 12 oz. distinctive shaped stubby Modelo clear bottle with a gold foil wrapped neck and no freshness date. Made a decent appearance, pour a clear orange hued golden with a small fluffy white head that reduced to minimally sticking bubbly thin lacing. Had a nice aroma for a macro lager, a sweet grainy maltiness and lemony hops in the background. Good carbonation and a slick, smooth light bodied mouth feel, above average drinkability. Had a cereal grainy maltiness, slightly sweet, a smooth, gentle hop bitterness and a dry, crisp grainy finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2006
Golden under fast white with a hint of carbonation. Bland, grainy/corny aroma/flavor with light sweetness. On par with some of the other fine Mexican lagers I’ve sampled recently, which have little value aside from quelling the spiciness of a Mexican meal. Not bad, just not much of anything.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2006
Weak, tepid, watered-down and flavorless...except for some corn adjuncts, light hint of malts, and tiniest tingle of faint hop bitterness.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JFowler (32) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2006
If you still drink Corona instead of this you are retarded. Great simple mexican good for warm weather. I have to have this or Negra when my family goes out for mexican. Along w/ a shot of the best tequila known to man. Sauza Tres Generaciones Anejo. I’m partial to mexican beer. By the way this is some of the best beer you can get in a can. Flavor wise little bitey full flavor (for Mexican brew) very smooth.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Likeburning (149) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2006
Clear gold appearance in the clear bottle (which is a bad idea) The aroma is of other skunky mexican pale lagers along with the taste. It is better than Corona, but not by very much.

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