Brewed by Grupo Modelo (Corona)
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
México DF, Mexico


on tap

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RATINGS: 2214   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
This dark vienna-munich type beer has had extraordinary acceptance in international markets. Exports to the U.S. began in the early 80´s, and have since attained great success in Europe, Australia, Central and South America.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2004
Bottle. Pours a nice dark lager like beer. Nice light malt aroma of slight hops. Taste is really all on its own. I have this every time I have Mexican food. I really like this beer as it is decently bodied and really has a great flavor. Not like most of the Mexican beers I’ve had. Good stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltMaiden (10) - USA - OCT 22, 2004
My summer standby. What I order when I don’t want to choose something new from the 100+ list o’ beers. Malty, a little complex, goes great with a plate of nachos. And I even like the color.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2004
Favorite Mexican beer. I’ve been drinking it ever since i could go across the border and buy it for 25cents in boys town..but’s that’s another story.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2004
Had this at a Mexican restaurant. Pours brown with a small head. Aroma is faintly malty. Taste is moderatley sweet with notes of roasted malt. Not much flavor to speak of. Mouthfeel was thin. Not bad, but has nothing to offer either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nekronos (4056) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 16, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2006 Interesting beer, hard to find this type in Mexico, although it’s creamy, it is a little "light" when compare it against other Vienna style beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
walleye (1092) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2004
poured a dark amber with a light tan head. aroma sweet malts, hints of caramel, salty, hops. flavor caramel, toasty, honey, slight bitterness at the end. went well wth the mexican food. not to bad

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3429) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 12, 2004
Clear amber color beer which supports a nice white head. Sweet malt aroma with little bitterness as it should. Acceptable Vienna, but nothing great. Not a bad choice for a Mexican beer, but there are some that surpass this old standby.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheFnTexan (14) - Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2004
This is perhaps my favorite Mexican import. One of the easiest to drink beers out there, without being too weak. I wish it was easier to find on tap, however. I have yet to drink a draft of this wonderful import.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2004
The colour is dark amber, the liquid is clear. The quite large white foam dissolves quite quickly into a thin lid. The smell is gentle and fruity with a hint of malt and some fresh hops. There is a small amount of diacetyl. The carbonation is mild and pleasant. The taste is quite mild, with a dry and somewhat burned flavour. There is a hint of diacetyl and a small but noticeable bitterness. The aftertaste is a little bitterer, with a small touch of sweet liquorice. This is very mild beer, almost watery, but with a nice "dark" touch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brew4Dug (139) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2004
Cream of the crop as far as any ale/lager brewed in Mexico is concerned. Yet, falls short overall when compared to ales brewed from other regions. Not the typical "Corona-like" taste. This dark ale actually has . . .subtle notes of chocolate-like flavor and a dry/smooth aftertaste. Don’t mistake Modelo Especial for this ale, as it is far superior to its cousin.

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