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


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RATINGS: 1109   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.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cakes (382) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
VamboladeTolly (325) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle @ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours clear darker golden with white head. Aroma is malty, a bit better then typical macro lager. Taste is malty, watery, some sweetness, refreshing, some sourness. Not bad for a mexico. Nothing special.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Senka (717) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 12, 2015
Can and bottle in us and all over the world. A decent pale lager. Same as most ok macro brews that are rated around 2. Thirst quencher.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
LuisGC (71) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 6, 2015
2014-08-26 tasted in bottle in Coyoacán (Las Rozas de Madrid)...............

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
andyhwcinc (1535) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Enjoyed at home on New Year's Day, I think this came from a party. Nothing special about this, standard cheap lager. Goes down easy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
RhetoricalAns (416) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
355 mL Can. Gold pour, thin fizzy white head, no retention. Sweet grainy aroma. Taste is similar. Light body. Not much going on.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beardbeerman (136) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
It poured a nice straw colored body with vivid carbonation. The head alomost instantly faded away but I had the time to see it was airy and bright. The nose offers baked bread, sweet corn and a subtle yeast. I found the aroma appealing but a bit too subtle. You get the bread on the tongue with a decent sweetness, all that paired with a good hoppy presence allowing it to have depth. I thought this brew was simple, light and refreshing and was crisp and lightly acidic. It felt light and just a bit oily. Not too skunky (it does come in a clear bottle after all), it needs to be served as fresh as possible or it will throw a ton of off-flavours. A nice summer beer my dad’s girlfriend brought her recent trip to Mexico.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
coachd (173) - Missouri, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Not bad. Like high class corona. Drinkable, refreshing. You get about what you would expect with this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
gegwilson (1514) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle in Rait’s Café, Saltburn. Pours golden with some rapidly fading white froth. Light in flavour. Just some light citrus and spice. Bland and watery.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
commonshawn (477) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Can in tulum mexico. Clear yellow. Typical lager type aroma and taste. A bit of a sand taste but might be from the beach, and might be improving flavor actually. Does have some slight malt flavor. Good when cold, I suppose.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
FunkyF (180) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2014
Tapp på LAX. Ljust gulbrun. Svag doft av kemisk citrus. Vattnig med lite sötma och beska.

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