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


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RATINGS: 1244   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.98/5   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (2152) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Poured into a pint glass. Light straw color with a half inch of head that quickly disappeared to just covering the surface. Fairly fragrant for its style. Lots of honeysuckle... actually only honeysuckle, but still nice. The taste is hard to pin down. Smooth with a slight honey flavor midway through. The taste is "refreshing" without any bite. Light towards medium body with moderate carbonation. Crisp and clean. One of the top beers for its style. Smooth and easy drinking, plus it smells good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Yased (119) - MEXICO - JUL 21, 2016
De la macro cervecera Grupo Modelo(MEX) la cara de esta empresa, la popular “Modelo Especial”, una American Adjunt Lager o American Pale Lager de 4.5% ABV, estilo popularizado e influenciado por la prohibición y la segunda guerra mundial, aunque desde 1800 los inmigrantes alemanes trataron de recrear cervezas con el perfil de las populares Pilsner, este tipo de cervezas lager están enfocadas en ofrecer sabores ligeros y fáciles de tomar para poder captar una gran cantidad de paladares, de igual forma el nivel alcohólico es bajo con la finalidad de poder tomar bastamente, hay que aclarar que a diferencia de las Pilsner las American Pale Lager frecuentemente tienen adjuntos de arroz o maíz en una fuerte cantidad que puede llegar hasta el 40% en su malteado. En apariencia esta Lager tiene una corona de espuma delgada que sorprendentemente tiene una retención mediana, de color cristalino y perlas pequeñas a medianas, el color del liquido es un dorado muy claro de aspecto filtrado, el cuerpo es aguado de presencia acuosa. Su aroma es poco compleja, nada saturada, se puede apreciar un olor a cereal y pan, dulzor muy fuerte a maíz. Ya en el paladar su sabor es mas simple que el mismo aroma, se puede presenciar cereales, impera tambien su dulzor, agua mineral, un dejo de amargor, tengo entendido que esta cerveza ronda los 20 IBU’S de amargor, muy simple y de cuerpo casi inexistente, de retrogusto dulce y pasajero, muy adecuada a el estilo, no ofrece nada en particular.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ZacM612 (521) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle left at the house by my mother-in-law. Clear yellow, almost no head. Light malt aroma, a little grainy. Typical light Mexican lager flavor. Nothing special. I owe her one next time she comes, but I’ll repay with something better.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
OnTheTrail (314) - Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Pours clear yellow, moderate white head. Aroma is light malt, appleish, maybe corn Taste is similar, mostly inoffensive, except for a slight corn tang. Mouthfeel is light and bubbly.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stevenasimon85 (2) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 17, 2016 does not count
Fairly average Mexican beer that doesn’t offer much. There’s better from Mexico

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VincentDamon (465) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2016
What you see is what you get. Excellente blonde mexicaine à boire avec une lime. J’adore le format de cette bouteille . Bière de juillet pour ma part. Cheers !

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
PeatyPete (872) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2016
Golden color with white foam head. Grainy aroma and taste. Okay as a thirst-quencher.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Popoff91 (85) - Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2016
12-ounce cans in a pint glass. While not nearly as good as Negra Modelo, this is the best pale lager I have had out of Mexico so far, definitely superior to Corona.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
raoul_duke (240) - - MAY 21, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2016 This is very low alcohol content with a refreshing (non) flavor. Nice carbonation. You know what you are getting...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
pete4999 (1414) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2016
I don’t know how I’ve never rated this before. I really don’t mind it, it’s one of my preferred light Mexican lagers. Easy drinker. I gave this a high rating, sue me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
caribou43 (493) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 19, 2016
I drank this beer at some places in Mexico. It is a lager for mass people, for fun or to drink at regular prices or after a long walk at the market when you are thirsty. The color is yellow and clear, normal carbonation, thin and white foam, grainy, really watery, few hop, drinkable.

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