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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1201   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.98   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
alex_leit (788) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle. Clear yellow color, average foam. Aroma: corn, malt, dimethyl sulfide. Taste: watery, boiled corn, refreshing drink for hot summer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
bartzluke (400) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 22, 2015
12 oz chilled can into a glass mug. Totally clear, yellow, well carbonated, support fizzy head. Nose is not much. A little sweet and a little bready. Body is thin and watery, a little crisp. Taste is bland. A hint of bitterness, a whisper of malt. Not actively unpleasant, bit morning worth drinking.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TorbenJensen (1289) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2015
It is not in line with European lagers in general. But it has good malt fill, sensible bitter hopping and fine thirst-quenching properties. Carbonation is sufficiently soft and able to keep it vibrant and lively while it is easy to drink. Clear European style in its expression, but still somewhat anonymous among the lagers we usually will find below our European skies. Should I some day end up in a lounge chair on the beach in Acapulco, so it is this lager I will choose!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MohaBeer (73) - Lima, PERU - AUG 18, 2015
Amarillo pálido con transparencia, espuma nula, marcado el maíz como adjunto, incluso el aroma a jarabe de maíz indunda, lúpulo nulo. El balance es a malta maltoso y ligero amargor de lúpulo en boca, carbonatación moderada, cuerpo de moderado a medio y final maltoso dulce.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dutchbeerpages (1916) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2015
Really not that bad. Expected a much sweeter malty brew but this refreshes. Thank you Xenos stoee.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ozzy70 (206) - - AUG 13, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours amber with quickly diminishing white head. Aroma is skunky. Taste is sweet and grainy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryrpat (222) - Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Decent Mexican import. Beats corona by a wide margin. No line needed here and relatively smooth ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blackisle (1293) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2015 Bottle 35.5cl. (from Xenos store). Clear pale amber, small fizzy white head, recedes quickly, light lacing; grainy aroma, corn, very light lemon, wet hay; taste medium sweet, malty, slightly bitter; light body, watery texture, soft carbonation, dry finish, some cardboard, bit metallic.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
trapped (1512) - New York, TURKEY - JUL 26, 2015
Can. Pours pale yellow with small foamy white head, slight citrus aroma, high carbonation, crisp malt taste, abrupt finish. Not too bad for a pilsner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
DJoer (1020) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2015
Small medium white head, golden colour, hoppy grass hay malts smell, medium carbonation low medium bitter, malts some hops taste

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