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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1244   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hayduke (4629) - 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.

2
   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.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
trafford (171) - Germantown, Tennessee, USA - JAN 6, 2006
Not a lot of new ground covered with this one, but I do like to grab one when it is hot as hell out, or if I am eating spicy Mexican food. It could be nostagia or maybe I just like the sweet malty taste while eating hot food... I think it is better than Corona but not Sol

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2006
Pours a golden yellow. Aroma of corn, grains and some hops with a hoppy flavor and a bit of sweetness detectable on the finish.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2005
Pours a medium golden yellow color. Aromas of hops, grains, and a touch of something fruity. Flavor has a nice hop action going for it, with a cheerios like taste.

1.4
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Distemple (3) - USA - DEC 20, 2005 does not count
Modelo is Mexican for Miller I think. Truly not a good beer. Perhaps with lime and salsa it may be tolerable.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2005
drinkable for a mexican lager. Still has the same off flavor found in all modelo beers, but with a better aroma and even taste of hops. Smoother. The lime also actually adds to the flavor, instead of covering it up.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
harrisoni (16928) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2005
325ml bottle from Wetherspoons. Golden with thin white head, bit of citric hop, some biscuity malt. Bit thin. Quite good inmouth though but too carbonated. Some citric hop on finish. Better than most golden lagers due to the fact that it makes it into the 2s

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2005
Well its a mexican beer. That means its never too good. and this is holds true as well. Blah Blah Blah. Only good thing about this is that it has more alcohol than most other Blah beers.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 26, 2005
Light gold with a white head. There is litte to no aroma, maybe some skunk. Taste is sweet and watery. No body, no taste, no quality.


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