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


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RATINGS: 1059   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.97   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.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cakes (349) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2012
24 oz. can . Pale gold, clear, some steady bubbles. The nose is sweet, and smells "soapy". A straw lager. with a thin body and a bit fizzy. sweet straw lager. too sweet to be refreshing on a hot day. Grainy aroma; , thin white head; malty with some fruit; smooth, thin, easy drinking; low carbonation for a lager; some mild hop bitterness.

   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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
beastmaster (205) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
1guywith_aboat (174) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Highly drinkable. Corn, straw, grass not much going on. Smooth and refreshing, light body.

   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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
anders37 (15578) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CpyNPrnT (224) - Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Easy drinking, drink cold. Minimal flavor, does the trick. Light taste similar to coronas.

   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

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shanebrews (140) - - 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.

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