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


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RATINGS: 1060   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.97   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
bigbish (493) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Are you looking for cheap beer that is yellow and fizzy? This is your beer. Of every can that I opened, 100% were yellow, and all of them were likewise fizzy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rxeight (1051) - Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2014
From the bottle. Taste is a sweet light body beer with lots of lime flavor. Honestly I rather enjoy it. At least better than the pbr I had before it. And that was the best beer in America in 1893.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
cathcacr (630) - Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2014
beer-wise, this is not something i would recommend to any beer-lover. pairing-with-tony’s-bake-it-yourself-pizza-wise, i would rate it on the low end of minimally adequate. it doesn’t interfere all that much with the pizza flavors and it also has an evervescence to it typical of fizzy yellow beer marketed for purposes other than flavor/character profile

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Iznogud (380) - CROATIA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle, 355 ml. Had this one about 5 years ago in mexican restaurant in Westfield, London. As I recall it wasn’t that bad, more than drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
erickok (3199) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 11, 2014
Golden glowing body like Corona, flimsy head. Simple grainy malts, that typical citrus boozy aroma, no hop. Refreshing I have to admit, but pretty poor as a beer. Nice soda. :-) (Bottle in Mexican restaurant ZuZu in Austin)

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
eRock_2013 (149) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2014
This is actually a decent macro pale lager, I've always enjoyed it for what it is. Admittedly the aroma is pretty foul, grainy corn and thoroughly industrial, but on the other hand the appearance of this beer struck me as better than average, with a strong golden, almost bronze, color and decent lacing. The taste is sweet grain and finishes clean, simple but drinkable. Not as watery as other macro lagers. Of course if the decision is between this brew and it's cousin Negra Modelo than go with the latter without hesitation, unless you're not looking to savor your beer and just need something thirst-quenching. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
ColovianTrader (195) - - JAN 4, 2014
Drink this beer at one degree above freezing, and it’s a tolerable Mexican style lager. Grainy, with a bit of sweet citrus and a healthy dose of corn. But as it warms, it becomes borderline undrinkable. Flavors of sulfur and skunk attack the senses.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Sigmund (4830) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2014
355 ml clear bottle, bought in Denmark. ABV is 4.5%. Clear pale golden colour, moderate white head. Strong sweetish Heineken-like lightstruck aroma, notes of maize. The flavour (as far as there is any flavour at all) has maize, grain and wet cardboard. Some weak citric notes, a little sweetness, minimal hops. As the beer is wet, cold and carbonated, it may serve some purpose under the Mexican sun - otherwise, it is one to forget.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
maxwelldeux (3090) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2013
I can’t believe this escaped rating for so long for me... Pours a very clear golden color with a moderate white head on it. Nose has a little corn in there, but is pretty much like every other pale lager you’ll find. The taste is a little sweeter than others, which is common to the Mexican lagers, I think. Meh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bryanvdv (453) - - DEC 31, 2013
Fles gedeeld met lachneger. Goudgeel bier, helder. Aroma is fris. Smaak is waterig.

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