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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1252   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 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Can-Poured a somewhat medium yellow with a small head.Had aroma of corn.Was expecting a skunky typlical mexican beer taste,but to my suprise,no skunk,and a ok flavor(corn,sugar adjunct,you know,the usual)But not bad,better that corona.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
McKnizzle69 (89) - Machesney Park, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Bottle: Light in color with little to no head. Nice corn flavor with little taste of anything else. Nice refreshing summer beer. Better than Corona.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2006
Bottle - look of an American Standard, but a touch darker. White head. Some malt and some corn in the aroma, but the aroma is actually quite minimal. The flavor is mild, but good. Almost like Budweiser, but without the skunkiness. No real hops to be found. Mouthfeel is medium to a tad thin. I’m not a real fan of Mexican beers, but getting away from Corona I’m finding that some are passable. This is one of those.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hayduke (4754) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 14, 2006
Bottle. Poured golden yellow with medium white head. Aroma of corn. Taste of corn. Just enough hops to make this drinkable. Good with Mexican food.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2006
Bottle. Sweet and malty with some corn. A little skunky with a little more hop bitterness than Corona. Fat bottom bottles are hard to tip over, making them handy as you get really drunk. Washed down Mexican party snacks with ease. Better with a lime wedge in bottle. Oh, I forgot to mention color-piss yellow, of course.

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