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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1275   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Cajun (445) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Bottle - Pours a clear pale gold, fizzy head because I poured it that way; faded quickly. Skunk, some grass and mild fruit, watery...like every other crap lager I’ve ever tasted. Not special.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
visionthing (4955) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 2, 2016
33cl bottle from Prisma, Tallinn. Pours pale golden with a fast dissipating white head. Grainy and slightly fruity aroma with hints of cooked vegetables. Fairly drinkable when cold, especially next to hot food or possibly in hot weather. Besides that a fairly standard industrial pale lager. Not the worst, but far from the best.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
JDBaker11058 (2008) - Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2016
appearance: clear straw, short fizzy bright white head, minimal lacing. aroma: hint of cracker, corn, grass, and lemon. taste: zesty lemon, bit of saltine cracker and white bread. finish: clean, crisp, hint of white pepper. notes: Look, this is a shit Mexican lager but it’s not the worst thing in the world. When you’re blasting a bunch of Tex-Mex down your gullet, this is an appropriate lubricant. Draft at Villa Maya in Rockville.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
pityu (681) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 23, 2016
Bottle - Clear golden colour, small white head, fair retention. Grainy aromas with some grassy hops. Taste is weak malty with some corny and papery aftetrtaste. Thin body, average carbonation, watery mouthfeel, dry and blank finish. Not a good one, but its not so tragic.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
PhatCatt (76) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2016 Poured into tunbler, has a rich dark gold colour. Light tasting with bread. Somewhat skunky. Medium-light body.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Wim (3781) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2016
On vacation in Alaska taster gold blond colored body with a small white head and a sweet fruity hop aroma a hops sweet fruity taste with a slight bitter finish

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
ChadPoole (383) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2016
Pours clear gold with a fast fading white head. Very light malt aroma. Some sweet malt taste but pretty watered down with a moderate carbination. Nothing much to this beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DwarfeD (3054) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2016
33cl bottle at Louie Louie, Amsterdam. Clear golden with almost no head. Light body with low to moderate carbonation. Subtle bitter tones. Citrus, malts and hay. Mediocre lager.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bartzilla (622) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 3, 2016
If I’m craving my cheap ole Mexican beers and can’t find Tecate, I’ll go for the Modelo Especial. Pretty much the same thing. No need to go into super detail. It gets the job done, just takes a little longer. Good for a long day of football.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bulldogops (2334) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2016
Bottle with Lime. 4.5%. Blind, I could not distinguish this from Corona. Taste (what there is of it) is minimal. Canoe sex.


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