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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 1310   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.01/5   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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2.2
   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.


2
Bule (2311) - California, USA - DEC 30, 2017
12oz bottle from the bottle. Golden color. Little flavor, nothing offensive. Nice on a hot day.

3
Kovatch666 (2) - - DEC 19, 2017 does not count
Decent Mexican beer. There are much better, but it’s decent. Not recommended if you’re on a budget in Canada, as it can be as high as 40 dollars for 24.(depending on region). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.3
BeerBenji (22) - - DEC 2, 2017
Just a decent beer. Better cold, probably my favorite or second favorite Mexican beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
mjmoen (628) - - NOV 30, 2017
C+. Pours a clear golden color with white head. Not much flavor but I kinda like it

4.4
rudy23rudy (4) - - NOV 29, 2017 does not count
Great beer for a barbecue. Like I’ve said before, it’s either you love it or hate it type of beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
ferjho224 (44) - MEXICO - NOV 29, 2017
Nothing special, an avergae lager, good looking gold color with good carbonatation, light body and not much flavour.

1.9
deepdrinker (369) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2017 Pale yellow in colour , fast disappearing white head. not much of an aroma but a nice alternative to corona larger when in chiquitos

3.1
cattaneopapa (445) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2017
Pours a clear golden colour with a small white head. Malty aroma with notes of bread: similar to Czehwar. Taste matches the aroma with subtle hoppy notes. Medium carbonation. Not bad but nothing spectacular.

0.9
Thegmarshall () - Pontyclun, WALES - NOV 17, 2017
Expected more. Little flavour, overly gassy, little taste not refreshing or quenching. Doesn't to go back for more.

2.8
ZxWx (102) - MEXICO - NOV 16, 2017
Aroma: corn, grains, Appearance: golden, clear, frothy, white foam, goos head Taste: lightly bitter, little malty, corny Palate: light body, thin feel, lively carbonation, very refreshing


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