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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: 1141   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.97   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.


tone77's rating

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Has a light golden color. Smell is of grains. Taste is crisp, mild, some grains and malts. Overall a mediocre beer.


1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
DrunkSanta410 (472) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2015
From a 24oz tall boy at a baseball game...for 9 dollars. Metallic, skunky, grain and apple juice aroma. Taste is corn, grain, water and slightly sweet. No body, watery, highly carbonated. Crappy...

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
OmegaX (1318) - Florida, USA - APR 12, 2015
Bottle. Aroma was skunky with some grass. Flavor is skunk, light malts, grass, corn.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Franckg (290) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
Rien à signaler côté originalité. Goût de malt sucré, saveurs artificielles. Arrière-goût de céréales et de levures commerciales.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
johnnymusky (452) - Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2015
again a free sample and i see why barely has more flavor than water...not good but not terrible...i drank it but i was thirsty....(#446)

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vestlake (181) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 9, 2015
Aroma and taste are typical Mexican pale lager. If you want a pretty good lager, this may be it.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DedicatedToFun (3557) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 5, 2015
Bottle, gold pour, white head, nose and taste are lemon lime citrus, light beer, meh

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sdmmb (1125) - USA - APR 5, 2015
Drunk from 33 cl bottle at Emma's cantina in Puerto Del Carmen on Lanzarote. Enjoyable refreshing beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rjplumer (588) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2015
Grainy skunky aroma. Pale yellow with razor thin bubbly head. Grass grain bland taste. Mild sweetness,

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
AdamT (228) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2015
24oz can from Food Lion. Golden hue, normal clarity with mostly diminishing fizzy white head. Okay lacing. Aroma of sweet fruit and malt. The taste up front and on the finish was sweet floral, fruit and water. Mark that one of the list.

0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
BeerAndPonies (97) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
Single clear bottle from Liquor Depot, served in a pint glass. The bottle is adorably stubby, sharply and crisply dressed in white and gold. (It’s beer cosplaying as Hervé Villechaize’s "Tattoo".) Any hopes of being transported to a Fantasy Island of cerveza, however, are forcefully quashed as the cap is cracked off and a typhoon-level gust of skunk-funk is released. Holy polecats, Mr. Roarke, it’s stronger than even Corona’s! Pours a brilliant, crystal-clear golden yellow with plenty of carbonation and a there-and-gone cream-colored head, leaving no lace. Nose is akin to a camping trip disaster; skunk-sprayed puffed wheat cereal with no added sugar. This aroma is unmistakable from my younger days, when Mom and Dad purchased mattress-sized bags of puffed wheat cereal for us kids to have for breakfast, both at home and away. Flavor-wise, it’s utterly, helplessly watery. Barely any of the aforementioned cereal grains stand out, but there is something rather dusty/musty in there. Thin-bodied and with a drying (though not astringent) finish. The packaging was promising, with its compactness and foil-covered cap and neck, but the liquid inside leaves me wishing it were a Corona instead. Badly bland and blandly bad. Adios, Señor Modelo; vaya con pollo!


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