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


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RATINGS: 1088   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.97   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.

Augdraught1981's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Augdraught1981 (116) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2014 Refreshing & sweet with excellent drinkability. Tastes like the good parts of Mexico.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
winto (12) - Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2014
thin and utterly characterless...but it’s not awful. it tastes like a lager and you could do much worse.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Darkmagus82 (978) - - AUG 24, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 1-26-13- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Poured from bottle as a medium golden color with a one finger white head. The head fades rather fast leaving only a lighter level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is a mix of corn and some fruity smells. Mixed with these was a skunky smell with a light vegetal aroma. Taste – The taste begins with flavors of a bread and corn mixed with hints of a caramel sweetness. As the flavor advances further the caramel fades giving rise to more sweet corn flavors. Some citrus flavors and a grassy flavor come to the tongue more at the end, leaving a rather unpleasant mix of flavors on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side in terms of its creaminess with a carbonation level that is a little above average. The thinner body and higher carbonation are quite fitting for the style, making it a rather easy drinking brew. Overall – I think I would leave this one alone on most occasions.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rolfc81 (38) - - AUG 23, 2014
Served with a lime at Xoco. Prob not as good as Pacifico but solid..................

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Bork (131) - Rockmart, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2014 Rather skunky beer with lots of burnt malt or malt-like aromas. Richer and fuller than many in the style but very unclean.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
GreatDane1632 (362) - Louisiana, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Yup, checking into this. Typical "south of the border" light lager. Watery, although I would still take this over a BMC just about any day.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DeanF (1707) - Nunavut, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Aroma is sweet lemon with a hint of cardboard. Appearance has an okay head and a boring yellow body. Flavour is rotten bread dipped in a vat of mineral water. Medium mouthfeel. It’s a below average lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
sinfull (815) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Standard pale lager for summer. Malty aroma and taste , minimal bitterness , light body , easy to drink.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Jamesthebrit (253) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2014
I don?t always leave short ratings... But when I do, it?s because the beer tastes no different than water. My first all 1s!!! Oh this was on tap.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Luvystypotables (618) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Not much of an aroma, golden colour no head, no taste, with a watery feel and not palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
hman43 (324) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2014
The aroma fooled me into thinking it would be okay with the faint smell of grasses. The taste was a metallic carbonation bomb with little in the way of resembling a beer. It was also awful on the palate as we’ll.

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