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


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RATINGS: 1176   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cervmagpt (395) - PORTUGAL - FEB 16, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 1B). Bottle 35.5 cl - Batch 056 01:23. AROMA: faint malty sweet and grainy aroma (corn) with some adjunct notes (rice). no hop aromas. APPEARANCE: light gold color and translucent. thin white head with low retention. TASTE: very dilluted malt flavour with a grainy component. very low bitterness with a faint semi-sweet finish. PALATE: very dilluted body with low carbonation and no carbonic acid. OVERALL: a very poor example of a pale lager with very dilluted flavour.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Holmen1 (3409) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2015
0,355 flaske fra Føtex Nørrebro, etter dagens malerøkt: intens dypgylden farge. Kort bruseskum. Tynne saker med litt malt og antydning til humlesyrlighet. Funker sikkert ok i Mexicos klima.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Piw (377) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2015
355ml Flasche. Klar und golden. Minimale Schaumkrone. Sehr, sehr wässrig, wenn ein Aroma überhaupt schmeckbar ist, dann Mais.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
adamnowek (608) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2015 I really like the bottle. A fairly run of the mill pilsener beer. I wish I had a lime in this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Obfuscate (253) - Minneapolis, - FEB 6, 2015
Tried the first half without a lime second half with a lime. Definitely better with a lime but all the Mexican pale lagers are. Good with spicy food that’s about it. Still I like beer so it’s hard to rag on it too bad. Decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
kevinator (1329) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Aww, cheap Mexican lager. Faint to no aroma except maybe corn. Light urine color. Light watery palate with high carbonation. You are easy to drink with food; however, the taste is like a bland tortilla.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikske79 (1302) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - JAN 31, 2015
Voor een Mexicaans pilsbier te zijn, valt dit nog heel goed mee eigenlijk. De geur is echt slecht, maar de smaak is een gewone pils. Niet van de beste, maar wel drinkbaar

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Dacrza (618) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2015
DATE TASTED: January 25, 2015... GLASSWARE: 22 oz. pilsner... OCCASION: celebrating a rather easy Cavs win over the Thunder... APPEARANCE: clear copper body; pours a rashly fizzing head that comes to nothing quickly; a solitary bubble ascends; no lacing... AROMA: sweet, syrupy malts are front and center; biscuit and bread suggest a standard premium pilsener... PALATE: soft, apologetic and thin--drinkable but fizzy...TASTE: candied caramel malts and oats combine with some flowery hints to create a below-average, pitchy flavor...OVERALL: the can suggests it is the Mexican Miller, and not much in the can suggests the contrary; a good beer to finish the night with, when other quality beers have already been quaffed; as a sessional, meh...as a study, a fast, unrewarding one...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
VamboladeTolly (690) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle @ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours clear darker golden with white head. Aroma is malty, a bit better then typical macro lager. Taste is malty, watery, some sweetness, refreshing, some sourness. Not bad for a mexico. Nothing special.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Senka (883) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 12, 2015
Can and bottle in us and all over the world. A decent pale lager. Same as most ok macro brews that are rated around 2. Thirst quencher.

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