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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1185   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.97   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Panzerfaust (613) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - MAR 15, 2015
This is an inoffensive macro Pale lager that reminds me of Peruvian Cusqueña. Pours clear gold with a creamy white head. Aroma is weakly malty with some fruity hints. Very weak, but not bad compared to other commercial lagers. Taste is pretty much non-distinct, but clean. A less feeble Corona but that’s not much. Drinkable, refreshing, but not tasteful by any means. Light bodied, watery drink. At least it’s not swill.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
stef73 (329) - - MAR 15, 2015
pris lors d un voyage au mexique, de couleur paille .cette lager et typique biere avec aucun gout perseptible biere de consommation ,point a la ligne

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DraftDodger (459) - - MAR 8, 2015
Copenhagen 8/3 2015. 35,5 cl bottle from Netto. The characteristic broad Modelo bottle in clear glass. Pours golden yellow with white head which dissapears almost instantly. Aroma is grainy and sour. Maybe a little glue and straws. Medium carbonation. Taste is a little grainy sweet. The aftertaste is rather weird and like I would imagine glue is tasting (I have not had the pleasure of actually tasting glue). Not a very pleasant "especial".

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
willisread (813) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2015
Better than a bud or any of the US macros...barely. Send this one back and ask for Negra Modelo.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mr_h (3634) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2015
355ml bottle at home, from Oddbins, Mitchell Street, Glasgow - cereal and honey aroma, clear straw coloured, very thin white head, a few streams of bubbles, no lacing, a bit gassy

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
dfinney23 (2257) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2015
What kind of crazy restaurant carries Modelo Especial but not Negra Modelo? May need an extra lime wedge because this one’s pretty skinny.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
The_Osprey (3215) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Clear 355ml bottle, 4.5%, BB May 2015. As you open the foil-encrusted top, you know you’re in for something ’especial’. Yellow, clear, highly sparkling, small foamy white head. Aroma is light, bready, boiled sweets, some fabric plaster. Body is light, highly foamy, spritzy carbonation. Taste is light, soda and some biscuity malt, I’m picking up an adjunct such as rice, no real bitterness to it. Very little flavour here.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Milter (322) - Nyborg, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2015
Skuffende. Meget skuffende. Kedelig og uden smag. Alt for ordinær. Ikke en øl jeg køber igen.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
swoopjones (6908) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Can at Dreams Resort in Tulum Mexico. simple tasteless Mexican lager. Nothing going on here

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cervmagpt (410) - 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.


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