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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: 1079   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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2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
twistedviews (75) - California, USA - AUG 5, 2009
crisp for sure, cheap beer, but not my recommendation. good price for its flavor.


1.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
hman43 (293) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Christpuncher (948) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Just an awful beer. There are about zero choices in Mexico. Tastes bitter and smells awful. Had at the Mayan palace ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
generallee08 (530) - New York, USA - JUN 24, 2014
The body has very good clarity, some visible carbonation and a bright golden color. It forms only a small bright white head that fades fast. The fast fading head is reduced to just a small ring of foam that makes some slick lacing. The aroma is full of adjunct filled malt with some dry hay and grassy hops. There are some mild corny and grainy flavors with some other cooked vegetable notes and grassy hay like notes. The finish is very clean with some mild bitterness quickly fading off the tongue. The palate is crisp and easy drinking with a light to medium body and nice active carbonation.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tricyclist (657) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
It smells like mediocrity. It tastes like mediocrity... I don’t love it, but I guess it’s alright. Corn water, mostly...

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hockeybeerguy (1496) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This one was poured into a pilsener. The appearance was a mostly transparent yellow color with a thin quarter fingered white foamy head that died in a fizzy and bubbly sort of nature. There was barely any lacing. The smell had some light sweetened cooked corn but that was even hard to pick out. The taste took that light sweetened cooked corn and it seemed that it was really toned down a lot as it came across really watery in the finish. There wasn’t any aftertaste. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a decent sessionable aspect to it. The carbonation was pretty smooth. Overall, not a bad American Adjunct Lager but nothing mind blowing either. I could see me packin’ a few of these down during a Mexican meal.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerO_Clock (11) - - JUN 14, 2014
Nothing wrong with this if you like plain lager. On a HOT day with this REALLY cold it would be quite drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
DW78715816 (51) - Kansas, USA - MAY 26, 2014
A little more bitterness and flavor than your typical macro lager. Nice and easy drinking on a hot summer day. Not bad when you want something light with a slight hint of flavor on a hot day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
OPIE788 (313) - Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle. Poured yellow with a white head. Straight grain aroma. Weak grain taste with no finish.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Torrefacto (501) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 17, 2014
Color oro pálido espuma blanca ligera. Aromas dulces de maíz. En boca es muy ligera t algo dulce. Sin más.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
bwa5879 (601) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Bright golden straw pour with a thin layer of stark white head, medium clarity. High carbonation, lively mouthfeel and higher than average thickness, finishes with a soft numb cold feeling. Mellow grainy aroma, a bit of sour lager yeast but not very sweet. Kind of nice smelling overall. Taste has a pert carmel sweetness, underlying light metallic hop, subtle lager yeast. Robust and refreshing lager.


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