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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1186   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.97   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerdedone (2956) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2006
UPDATED: APR 27, 2006 Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma of corn, sweet malts, and citrus, Flavor is bitter and macro-like, thin, watery.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 19, 2006
Can. I cant tell if this is above or below on corona on modelo’s line. since this was out of a can, it tasted much better to me than the corona, and was actulaly less offensive than many domestic lagers, but definatly not worth the premium price it garners as an "import"

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Kiapepito (110) - Port Angeles, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2006
was finally able to change it up with my dad, and his usually corona drink for easter, but still stuck with the mexican beers.. hahaha... it’s a yellowish color with a white head to it, it taste okay, nothing to fancy

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
pivo (2631) - GERMANY - APR 14, 2006
Foul nose, gold color. Thin, watery body. Oxidized tastes. No bitter. Soapy feel. Quite bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DuffMan (7999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2006
A little darker gold than Corona (the universal Mexican beer meter-stick), with a faint grassy aroma and a fuller mouthfeel. Not bad-- best enjoyed while in Mexico.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bubbleflubber (2037) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2006
Twas surprised by this one, honestly... in a decent way. (From the can) Pours deep golden into the glass with a diminishing head, small lacing to the glass. For the first aroma of the night, it honestly had a grapey, cabernet nose to it... almost dead on. This is where good went to decent. The flavor still is still a bit blander than I wanted, with slight notes of pale malt, a quick smitten of corn, and just a hint of bitterness to round out the pull. But for such lackluster, it did have a decent mouthfeel, better than I anticipated. It cleansed the palate well enough, without necessarily feeling watery. Definitely not a lot of complexity going on in this one, but it’s certainly better than most of its cultural counterparts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
PopeGelasius3 (54) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2006
basically a Mexican beer on steroids. Still pours a light straw color with a weak head, but has more flavor than the regular mexican swills. You MUST drink this with a lime.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
rebelbrewer (125) - Lithonia, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2006
12 ounce bottle served up with a pint glass at Sangria’s Mexican Restaurant in Tucker, GA. This was a medium gold in color and had very little carbonation and left no lacing. It had a fruity taste and no aroma that I could detect.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2011 Bottle. I feared the worst with this one, but it wasn’t as bad as I expected. Definitely in the low end of swill, but still drinkable. The two Mexican beers that are somewhat decent are the Negra Modelo and the Dos Equis Amber. All the rest are shithouse, including this one. Perhaps its better in the can, as other raters indicate. Went down easy enough, and would be a welcome thirst quencher on a hot day. . . . . . 2/24/2011. . picked up a 12-pack of cans for $10 at Sam’s Club. I never thought I would see anything except Bud Light and Miller Lite in Sam’s.. Not bad for Mexican swill. Easy drinking on a warm spring day. I could see slamming a few of these after mowing the lawn this summer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 23, 2006
12oz bottle. Pours a bright gold color with a brilliant white fluffy head. Nose is light corn, syrup and honey, grass, overall freshness. Palate is very carbonated and tingly. Note of corn and grass, some light sweetness and a finish of crispness and light bitterness.

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