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


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RATINGS: 1056   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.96   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Judes (29) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Well, Summer is coming and i need lagers for the pool. My son bought a case and i drank this all day long. Its not Corona but it is good!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARMed (590) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2002
Very little aroma and the appearance is average, but this Mexican Beer has much more flavor than a typical Mexican Pilsner. No acidic aftertaste makes you want another one on a hot summer day. I like to drink a couple on Sunday afternoons while watching a nice west coast golf tournament on TV. Very good with hot tamallees, tortilla chips and extra hot salsa!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (5489) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2003
Dark yellow with very active carbonation and boiling head. Deep malty aroma. Smooth and mellow malt-grain flavors without any of the skunk or funk you'd expect. No lime needed to make this taste like something, this actually tastes like a beer. OK, it's average, but it's way better than you'd think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OD40oz (768) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - JAN 23, 2005
This is way better than Yuppie Corona. We used to go to an annual party and all the jive asses would drink corona wit lime. They thought my indian roommate and I were low life’s for drinking Budweiser out cans. I wish we would have brought some of this for them they wouldn’t be able to handle the skunky corn taste. THE best Mexican beer I have ever tasted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 23, 2006
12oz bottle. Pours a bright gold color with a brilliant white fluffy head. Nose is light corn, syrup and honey, grass, overall freshness. Palate is very carbonated and tingly. Note of corn and grass, some light sweetness and a finish of crispness and light bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BusBoy (38) - , California, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Bought a 24 oz. Can to rate. Pours a fast headed, golden beer. Extremely carbonated. head fizzes out to lots clinging lace. A very light aroma of grains and malt. No hops coming thru. Taste is carbonation with a slight burn in it follow by delicious, smooth malt. Slight hops in the finish that are clean and refreshing. Very European in style and a great dinner beer. A great offering in this style of beer and becoming a favorite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricTheRed (82) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2005
drank a couple cases of this over the last few weeks. much better than corona. We get this a lot during trips to Mexico, and it’s a fine everyday beer. clear, mild, not tinny, better without lime than with IMO,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (3863) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2007 2004 bottle. I actually bought this only half-jokingly. I was planning Mexican for dinner, and am sick/tired so didnt want a big, alcoholic beer. Just wanted something refreshing. Granted there are much better choices out there that fit that bill, but nonetheless, I still wanted to try this one, being not altogether disenfranchised from Grupo Modelo’s Modelo line. Ok, now that I’ve, perhaps, justified drinking a pale lager, here are my thoughts. Better than average color to the pour, most likely from the corn. Maize-golden and clear with a white head. Little aroma to speak of, though what is there, is not offensive or skunky. Light grains, touch of honey and perhaps a hint of bitterness. Flavor could be this beer’s strong point, with an even honey grain taste, and yes, hops. Light and very faint, but they do add a touch of bitterness and they are unmistakeably there. Finish has a bit of lager yeast flavor and a strong note of corn, which I actually found pleasant. Corn’s not all that bad. It didnt taste like corn syrup, but like actual corn. Texture is fizzy and overcarbonated, but the light lager crispness seems to help mitigate that. Light body. Would definitely drink/buy this again if I was in the mood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 30, 2007
This my favorite cerveza by far. Plus they’re smart enough to put it in a can so you can take it to the beach, no glass on the beach here in SD. Pours a nice full yellow color, clearish, with a sudsy white head that fades quickly to just a few bubbles on the surface. Smells of malt, not too strong of a nose though. Tastes of lots of malt, nice and crisp, with a touch of fruit in the aftertaste. Thin, crisp (when cold), and well carbonated. I’ll drink it all day long, when on the beach of course.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Big_Pete (32) - Missouri, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Not the worst tasting brew out there. Mild skunk due to clear bottle. Bottle is a unique design.

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