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


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RATINGS: 1222   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mike_in_Kansas (23) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into glass mug. Pours a medium clear sparkling yellow color with a very small white fizzy head with minimal lacing that dissipates quickly. Smells of faint grain/hay, with slight citrus & grass odor. Initial flavor is very light cereal with a slight acidic taste, with a short sour/bitter finish. Body is very light with a watery texture and soft carbonation that diminishes in a couple of minutes, becoming fairly flat. Fairly uninspired - would best be served cold on a hot day.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dukeandduke (182) - Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2016
1/28/16 Chicago (355ml bottle poured into pint glass).Blonde clear pour,quickly disappearing white head, minimal carbonation. No aroma, minimal corn and watery taste, easy going down, minimal texture. Not especial.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3794) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 29, 2016
From notes, 5 years old! Enjoyed this ice cold with some beef stew. Thought it was a typical mexican lager with nothing really special about it but quaffable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
markschiedon (471) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2016
Drinking from a 33cl bottle. Malty aroma. The clear golden beer has a small to no white head. In the taste grains. Medium carbonated.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
REDDOGICE (243) - nantucket, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Not that good of a beer. I've had better beers from Mexico (not that many to choose from) perhaps I'm a little too hard on this beer, but it needs to be said. This beer is like Budweiser, little flavor and little attraction. This beer should be sent to the depths of beer Hades.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Itzjerm (1901) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Golden not much flavor. Blight Carmel. Light candy and honey flavors. Carbonation is part of flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
EugeneStraver (138) - Nootdorp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2015
Home (20151225): clear 35.5 cl bottle. Clear yellow beer with a thin white head. Smell is some sweetness/fruitiness with a somewhat malty, biscuit-like finish. Taste is neutral whit a light malty character. Missing the hop bitter in the taste. So not special.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ferrinche (50) - Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN - DEC 13, 2015
Con toques a caramelo pero sin empalagar, en general muy equilibrada y muy fácil de beber.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SVD (1137) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2015
Shared bottle, golden beer, small head, aroma is somewhat of a sewage/weed with a hint of grain, taste is sweet grain, average pale lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
portableparty (2257) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours gold with a thin white head that fades. Aroma has sweet grain corn. Taste has slight bitterness with sweet grain corn. Palate is thin crisp.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
o_Merlin_o (199) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Very little aroma. Highly carbonated. Somewhat amber golden color. Hints on honey on the palate. A generally nice beer.

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