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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: 1160   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.97   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.


Lightrider's rating

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lightrider (316) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Can into a Lager glass. Pour is a light amber with a fine head. Aroma is light. Taste is a nice warm weather beer. Finish is a nice malt. It’s a good taste.


2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
probstblueribbon (3254) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2015
355 ml bottle from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear deep golden with a frail white head. Aroma: Really strange...sort of herbal/peppery, maybe sort of synthetic/plastic, not light-struck...really odd, light graininess. Palate: Medium body and medium-ish carbonation. Flav.: More grainy that that...whatever it is, a little pleasant hop flavour typical of Noble/Pils varieties; just off-dry with moderate-low bitterness and a not unpleasant malty/grainy finish.

I would love to know what the hell that smell is!

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Larry_Duffman (37) - - MAY 26, 2015
I had it from the bottle. It’s a golden color. The taste is sweet corn, malt, and some honey. It’s pretty carbonated. It’s better than your average macro. It’s refreshing and pairs well with Mexican food.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
notyoursitsmin (10) - Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Very refreshing on a hot day. Great if you are looking for a good compliment to your Mexican dinner.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BiereLuc (1092) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2015
Je ne m’attendais à rien de particulier. En fait, j’avais hâte d’y goûter puisqu’un ami Mexicain me l’avait chaudement recommandé. Il affirmait que c’était bien meilleur que la Corona. Alors voilà, j’ai goûté. Ça ressemble beaucoup à la Corona, peut-être avec une petite touche un peu plus sucrée. Juste pour dire. Ça se laisse boire, c’est rafraîchissant. À prix égal, je la préfèrerais à la Corona, mais je ne sais pas pourquoi. Peut-être au cas où mon ami Mexicain viendrait faire un tour.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jackl (5503) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Can enjoyed on a hot day in rural Texas. Gold with a wisp of a head. Neutral nose, little to it. Flavor’s generally sweet. Sugar corn water. White bread. Cheap but not terrible.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
HeadyDE (557) - Delaware, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Draft at Mexican place..good God this is terrible..why didn’t I go with a margarita or at least a negra modelo..horrible in every which way

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
huineman (366) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 11, 2015
Pale golden, headless. Very low aromas of honey, bread and iron. Watery, tasteless, high carbonation. Metallic finish.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
rdixon77 (1452) - Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Pretty standard fare. Golden pour. Grainy, sweet, cereal, corn. Watery mouthfeel. Just what you expect

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Daanminator (251) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
Deze gedronken bij de mexicaan tilburg. Bier is mooi goud van kleur maar mist de schuimkraag. Bier heeft een waterige smaak maar ook iets van kruidig op de achtergrond. Nasmaak is fruitig, totaal niet bitter. Ik moet zeggen dat ik dit bier best wel lekker vond, zeker bij het mexicaans eten.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Eurlager (28) - New York, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Why would you buy this foul tasting beer, when you can buy better AAL?. In fact, anything by BMC is better than this beer.


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