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


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RATINGS: 1289   WEIGHTED AVG: 2/5   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 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mintzmeet (457) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Unpleasant aroma almost smells like college. Pretty slinky taste. Super clear dark piss color. Ricey taste a lil syrupy sweetness.

slyde (11) - Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2017
This is one of several beers I keep in my fridge at all times. I only recently discovered it and it has become a favorite. My only complaint is that the foil is difficult to remove around the tip. Not a problem if I pour it in a glass.

sameagainplease (6) - - AUG 21, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2017 below average. light head. hints of hopps. Not as refreshing as other Mexican beers

ChadPolenz (1828) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2017
DOC: 4/23/2017

2015 BJCP Category: 2A International Pale Lager

AROMA: Moderately low base malt with hint of sweetness. Faint trace of spicy hops. Clean fermentation. Nose is mild overall, but inoffensive. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Gold color (5-7) SRM. Clear body; bubbly. Small, white foam mostly dissipates. 3/3

FLAVOR: Low grainy malt sweetness with a bit of a cracker flavor. No adjunct taste is apparent (most likely an all-malt recipe). Becomes a bit sweeter as it warms. Hops are low with a peppery flavor and soft, dry bitterness. Clean fermentation profile. 15/20

MOUTHFEEL: Light body; medium-high carbonation. Refreshing with a clean, crisp finish. Quaffable and sessionable at 4.5% 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Not a very interesting beer, but it’s mostly to-spec and inoffensive. 6/10


Peterhogan22 (27) - - AUG 9, 2017
Very good beer, my favorite Mexican beer. Ratings too low, surprised...a lot of the ratings are screwy on here... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

camay1997 (53) - patton, California, USA - AUG 5, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2017 A thin and short lived head a top a golden body. I am getting earth and grassy notes when smelled, mainly from the malt. The taste is bland then bitter, rough on the pallette. This clear bottle may have been UV exposed.

GOBhorse (3) - - AUG 2, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2017 A very nice standard beer to drink. Best served amazingly iced cold; Stick it in the freezer for an hour before drinking, thank me later!

tommann (3801) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2017
355ml bottle. Pours dull gold with a small head. Aroma is grainy acrid corn and wax crayons. Taste is sweet to start. Grainy skunk and corn finish.

mabuzzer (855) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2017
12oz bottle. Clear amber, no real head to speak of. Some citrus and grass notes, sweet palate, but otherwise not much too write about

ianwelby (1432) - SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2017
Golden beer, light hop aroma. It’s light and sweet and..... there’s really naff all else to say. It is not unpleasant. It is a beer.

john_hops_kinz (17) - - JUL 10, 2017
Modelo Especial: It tastes like washing down a Nutrigrain bar with a swig of orange juice and then running through the sprinkler and getting some sprinkler water in your mouth.

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