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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1059   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.97   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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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.


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2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Augdraught1981 (108) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Fairly refreshing grainy macro beer that goes down easy especially when eating mexican. Not much else to say.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shanebrews (147) - - APR 22, 2014
Of the Mexican pale lagers, this is my favorite. I actually prefer it from the can because clear bottles are sketchy. The aroma is cereal and a faint funkiness. The appearance is golden and the carbonation is just right. The flavor is grainy with a short kiss of hops in the finish. It is clean, drinkable, and refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spikester (603) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 21, 2014
Clear deep gold with a large white long lasting head. Spotty lacing. Nice grainy grassy herbal aroma. Taste is well balanced with sweet malts dominating in the beginning then the grassy herbal hops show up with a light but distinct bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a smooth easy drinking quality. With the relatively low abv. of 4.4% this has so much more flavor than any light beer on the market.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
anders37 (15588) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a longlasting white head. Has a fruity malty grainy weak cardboard aroma. Fruity malty grainy flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy cardboard finish.

1.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
beastmaster (206) - Florida, USA - APR 10, 2014
No point pouring it. Cleary Yellow and fizzy. Pilsner body. Tastes like a carbonated water down budwieser(1:10). Outrageously priced. Lacks many things.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
smaynard6000 (555) - Apopka, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2014
24oz can. Pours yellow with a fizzy white head. Aromas of grain and corn. Light sweet grain flavor. Light bodied and watery. Chuggable. Nothing special here, standard fizzy yellow beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CpyNPrnT (226) - Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Easy drinking, drink cold. Minimal flavor, does the trick. Light taste similar to coronas.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Cristobal37 (230) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Typical Mexican beer. Light on everything but when you just need something cold to drink it hits the spot.

1.4
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
beechner224 (420) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottles hate thanks to Homer. Pours yellow. Smell of corn. Taste of watered down water. Yum

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
1guywith_aboat (177) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Highly drinkable. Corn, straw, grass not much going on. Smooth and refreshing, light body.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DandyWolfFloyd (623) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Aroma - grassy lemon all I get Appearance - yellow body no head Taste - clean pale lager not much Palate - clean and light --- JPS


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