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


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RATINGS: 1310   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2007
Typical Corona type pale lager. This one is roughly the same, but it does have that slightly sweet crispy finish.

BeerloverEJ21 (131) - Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Not bad for a Mexican beer, but like all other Mexican beers I’ve tried, you practically have to stick a whole lime in it to make it interesting (breaking a man law of fruiting the beer, I know, but what can ya do?). Went great with the enchiladas, rice, and beans! Overall, good, but nothing to write home about.

pumpmaster (1446) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2007
12 ounce bottle/can available at supermarkets for about $1.50 Not a good beer!

Allthatisevil (48) - alabaster, Alabama, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Like most the classic Mexican beers the colour and smell are nothing special. I like it beter than Corona a little smoother and a lighter carbonation.

Allie (40) - USA - OCT 11, 2007
I needed another beer to round out a purchase I was making, so I grabbed a tallboy of this stuff. Heck, I’ve always liked anything and everything Mexican, so why not? The can is really handsome--a tall, white column with sharp blue lettering, a clean and memorable design. The can pours with a nice, foamy head that sinks down to a moderate level and lingers well. Some lacing, too. The color is a medium gold. Carbonation OK, many small bubbles. The aroma was sourish, as is typical of pale lagers, with a faint wheaty scent. Palate on the watery side, with some slight fizz. The taste is undistinctive and rather bland, with little bite. Despite the high ABV rating, this didn’t give me much of a kick. Little real trace of hops, at least in the can I had. A smooth beer, no rotten dregs. I have been reading the wonderful comic strip "Locas" (Love and Rockets) lately, and the Mexican-American kids in it drink a brew called "Vato’s Gold," a vato being your average guy on the street. This is essentially Vato’s Gold. It’s better than a BMC, it goes down easy and wouldn’t be bad on a hot day with your tacos, and you get a fair amount for the money. It’s an average pale lager. You can do a lot better, but you can do a lot worse, too.

basher (12) - murray, Kentucky, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Mexican piss. But it reminds me of the beach, so that brings it’s value up about a quarter of a point (I don’t like the beach). I just drank it out of the can, no need in dirtying a glass.

RobBestwick (983) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2007
33 cl bottle. Bland faintly hoppy aroma. Golden in colour with a white head that disappears quickly. Bland hoppy lager taste. not unpleasant but very run of the mill. Dry hoppy finish.

fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Light in color and all else. This is also a horrible brew. A little straw in flavor and aroma.

mfaulke (92) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2007
It’s a pretty simple brew, with a nice sweet finish. There is really not much to it, but it’s pretty refreshing. It would really hit the spot on a hot summer day.

illinismitty (2377) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Bottle from my dad. Pours a typical pale golden with a white head. Pale malt and straw aroma. Light bodied with lively carbonation. Bready and corn flavors, but with a detectable amount of bitterness. One of the better mexican pale lagers.

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