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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1195   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.


BDawg82's rating

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BDawg82 (72) - 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.


0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Mackeon (159) - - AUG 31, 2015
This is a remarkable brew, as it doesn’t even taste or smell like beer. The stuff just fizzes away before you know it. Really not worth you while, not even ice cold.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lobosaintori (28) - - AUG 30, 2015
very light amber color, almost nonexistent head. very light aroma of lemons, a bit salty or grainy. light on the palate and easy finish. preferred over Corona.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Daytona00 (137) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
Dark yellow color. No Head. A bit more taste than Corona Extra of Sol. Light beer which is best to drink on a hot summer day.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
alex_leit (684) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle. Clear yellow color, average foam. Aroma: corn, malt, dimethyl sulfide. Taste: watery, boiled corn, refreshing drink for hot summer.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
bartzluke (391) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 22, 2015
12 oz chilled can into a glass mug. Totally clear, yellow, well carbonated, support fizzy head. Nose is not much. A little sweet and a little bready. Body is thin and watery, a little crisp. Taste is bland. A hint of bitterness, a whisper of malt. Not actively unpleasant, bit morning worth drinking.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TorbenJensen (828) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2015
It is not in line with European lagers in general. But it has good malt fill, sensible bitter hopping and fine thirst-quenching properties. Carbonation is sufficiently soft and able to keep it vibrant and lively while it is easy to drink. Clear European style in its expression, but still somewhat anonymous among the lagers we usually will find below our European skies. Should I some day end up in a lounge chair on the beach in Acapulco, so it is this lager I will choose!

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MohaBeer (53) - Lima, PERU - AUG 18, 2015
Amarillo pálido con transparencia, espuma nula, marcado el maíz como adjunto, incluso el aroma a jarabe de maíz indunda, lúpulo nulo. El balance es a malta maltoso y ligero amargor de lúpulo en boca, carbonatación moderada, cuerpo de moderado a medio y final maltoso dulce.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dutchbeerpages (1876) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2015
Really not that bad. Expected a much sweeter malty brew but this refreshes. Thank you Xenos stoee.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ozzy70 (177) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 13, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours amber with quickly diminishing white head. Aroma is skunky. Taste is sweet and grainy.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryrpat (215) - Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Decent Mexican import. Beats corona by a wide margin. No line needed here and relatively smooth ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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