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


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RATINGS: 1101   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.97   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Tstamba (361) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Draft at the Villages, 2 for 1 happy hour! Pale yellow with I finger white head. Not much aroma, mild carbonation. Clean mild flavor but cold and refreshing on a warm Florida evening...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerbaaron (1337) - Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Clear amber with a decent white head. Muted aroma. Flavor brings a little character at least. Light, watery and very easy to drink. Better balance than most macro pales. Certainly stands above the bottom tier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bt3680 (18) - - SEP 4, 2014
I like XX better. However, this is another decent Mexican beer that I enjoy I that. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
winto (30) - Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2014
thin and utterly characterless...but it’s not awful. it tastes like a lager and you could do much worse.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Darkmagus82 (1809) - - AUG 24, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 1-26-13- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Poured from bottle as a medium golden color with a one finger white head. The head fades rather fast leaving only a lighter level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is a mix of corn and some fruity smells. Mixed with these was a skunky smell with a light vegetal aroma. Taste – The taste begins with flavors of a bread and corn mixed with hints of a caramel sweetness. As the flavor advances further the caramel fades giving rise to more sweet corn flavors. Some citrus flavors and a grassy flavor come to the tongue more at the end, leaving a rather unpleasant mix of flavors on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side in terms of its creaminess with a carbonation level that is a little above average. The thinner body and higher carbonation are quite fitting for the style, making it a rather easy drinking brew. Overall – I think I would leave this one alone on most occasions.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rolfc81 (73) - - AUG 23, 2014
Served with a lime at Xoco. Prob not as good as Pacifico but solid..................

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Bork (334) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2014 Rather skunky beer with lots of burnt malt or malt-like aromas. Richer and fuller than many in the style but very unclean.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
GreatDane1632 (561) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Yup, checking into this. Typical "south of the border" light lager. Watery, although I would still take this over a BMC just about any day.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DeanF (1716) - Nunavut, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Aroma is sweet lemon with a hint of cardboard. Appearance has an okay head and a boring yellow body. Flavour is rotten bread dipped in a vat of mineral water. Medium mouthfeel. It’s a below average lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
sinfull (895) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Standard pale lager for summer. Malty aroma and taste , minimal bitterness , light body , easy to drink.

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