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

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RATINGS: 1242   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.98/5   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.


BDawg82's rating

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BDawg82 (74) - Jackson, Mississippi, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Modelo Especial pours a pale golden with a bit more head than other imported cervezas with light-moderate carbonation. There is definitely more of a malt characteristic than Corona, which makes its flavor slightly more complex but much less refreshing. In fact, this beer is pretty devoid of anything noticeable in terms of hops, except for what is standard in any lower end lager. Furthermore, the aroma is very faint, a bit sweet, and from my experience both the scent and flavor are adversely effected by the clear glass bottle, as they can be a bit on the skunky side; cans are the way to go with this one. It’s decent enough, but like many others in its genre, just not worth the import price tag.


2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
OnTheTrail (300) - 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.

2.7
   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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VincentDamon (454) - 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 !

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
PeatyPete (843) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2016
Golden color with white foam head. Grainy aroma and taste. Okay as a thirst-quencher.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Popoff91 (82) - 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.

2.5
   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...

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
pete4999 (1406) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
caribou43 (464) - 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.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Tommygun453 (36) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2016
Pours a gold pee color. Medium foam head when poured into a pint glass. Smell is typical of a macro brewed beer. Taste is ok similar to corona, after all its made by the same company. Its more of taco bar beer.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Pedrogve (10) - - MAY 15, 2016
Cerveza refrescante para tomar sin exigir mucho no tiene nada de que lo que pueda decir como excepcional más que es de lo mejor de este tipo en Mexico

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