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


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RATINGS: 1096   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
erickok (3693) - 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 (238) - 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 (294) - - 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 (5178) - 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 (3688) - 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 (563) - - DEC 31, 2013
Fles gedeeld met lachneger. Goudgeel bier, helder. Aroma is fris. Smaak is waterig.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
lachneger (317) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2013
Appelcider kleur. Geur shandydrank. Smaak volle smaak helaas weer shandy. Gedronken met Bryan ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
HuskerTan (512) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. A- Cereal, alcohol. A- Pale golden color, clear liquid, minimal head. T- Slight bitterness, very subtle herb tones. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. O- A decent Mexican beer, not a long of flavor profiles going on.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
angel77 (1016) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 18, 2013
Botella de 33 cl en varias ocasiones durante 2013. Para acompañar comida mejicana, aunque parece tener cierto sabor maltoso a cereal algo dulce que destaca sobre la planitud que presenta en todo lo demás. Para tomar como algo diferente si no hay otra opción.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aeturnabob (3) - - DEC 15, 2013 does not count
This beer is smooth and tasty. The alcohol is hard to detect so watch out when you drink Modelo... Several beers can rapidly disappear. You will enjoy the hint of vanilla.

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