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


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RATINGS: 1275   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.99/5   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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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BDawg82 (74) - Jackson, Mississippi, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Modelo Especial pours a pale golden with a bit more head than other imported cervezas with light-moderate carbonation. There is definitely more of a malt characteristic than Corona, which makes its flavor slightly more complex but much less refreshing. In fact, this beer is pretty devoid of anything noticeable in terms of hops, except for what is standard in any lower end lager. Furthermore, the aroma is very faint, a bit sweet, and from my experience both the scent and flavor are adversely effected by the clear glass bottle, as they can be a bit on the skunky side; cans are the way to go with this one. It’s decent enough, but like many others in its genre, just not worth the import price tag.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
PapaVillum (893) - Valby, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2017
A refreshing bavarian pilsner-style beer. Almost zero aftertaste, but an excellent beer to the summertime. The aroma is present, but hard to distinguish. An average pilsner beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chadhami (53) - - JAN 1, 2017
Very similar to corona. Daytime drinking, hot weather drinking. Slice the lime.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FCox143 (35) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2016
Not much to comment on. Some straw on the nose. Pours a clear golden honey colour with minimal head. Tastes bland, adjuncts prominent.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hrodulf (37) - PORTUGAL - DEC 24, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2016 Cerveja leve, aroma agradável e sabor pouco pronunciado, cor amarela transparente e limpa, garrafa 33 cl.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bierdimpfe (550) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2016
Very bright pale color with storming pearly activity. Weak white 2 finger head, lasting around a minute, with poor legs. Flavors of sweet grains, corn, lemon, caramel, and herbal spices. Lots of malt and fruity sweetness with a dash of bitter leafy hops. Slick full body with prickly and crispy carbonation. Light bitter finish of lingering floral hops, smoked skunk, with light syrupy grainy malts and soft lime citrus. Overly accessible, but at least it doesn’t taste adjunct too much. The finish has a nice intensity, very flowery. The flavors are okay, while basic and a little off. The freshness is a bit lacking, but decent. Overall below average quality craft.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gary (1932) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2016
330ml 4 pack. The bottle is gorgeous. The golden shiny shit around the neck ..the general phallic vibrator shape and pissy liqud as bright as the Mexican sun shinning on illegals who we gotta build the wall to contain. The name of this beer Modelo makes me think of.a career criminal boy toy gigolo who fucks rich widows before stealing their every cent through deception. Nose of glue, grain,stale hops. It tastes really skunky and gross. Lovely gross cheap recipe bitter finish. OHHH YEAH AMIGO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mikem409 (2010) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Can. Bright yellow color with white head. Aroma of bitter corn and some hop. Taste is crisp and refreshing slightly butter corn.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
basaywhat (210) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2016
12 oz can. Pours a light golden yellow color, flavors of grass, corn, light offsetting flavor of musk, decent beer overall. Much better than Corona.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
biir (971) - Berlin, - NOV 12, 2016
Bottle in a cheap mexican diner on Broadway, Brooklyn. Corn, some hay. Medium sweet. High carbonation. Okay for the hot food.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Zita (6232) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2016
light corn aroma,yellow,clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, flat,

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