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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: 1307   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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3.6
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2003
a light import, better than corona and considerably better than tecate! don't necessarily need a lime to enjoy it. better from a bottle than from a can.

3.6
skaz05 (17) - USA - FEB 10, 2007
UPDATED: APR 6, 2008 I love this beer. Refreshing as a glass of cold water in the face. Tasty, light, and crispy. Try it with a breakfast, thats right breakfast, of chorizo and eggs, beans and cheese. You never had it so good.

3.6
cfn63 (1) - USA - MAY 24, 2007 does not count
I tried the bottle first and found it very "skunky". I went to party recently and had the can with a small wedge of lime put right into the can and the flavor was so different from what I had in the bottle. The can is so smooth - not what I expected at all.

3.6
john81 (8) - USA - FEB 17, 2008 does not count
Similar to “premium” US mass produced beers. I have only drank it in Mexico and everything tastes better on the beach in January.

3.6
pistolpete (203) - USA - APR 16, 2009
12 oz bottle.... first let me say this from a bottle tastes way better than from the can.... i have to say i really like this beer.... super smooth and drinkable... could drink this all day.... way better than corona but that isn’t saying much

3.6
SanfordBrewer (1574) - Sanford, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2011
translucent gold with no head, medium-light body with medium-high carbonation.

aroma: sweet biscuity malt.

taste: biscuity malt sweetness, and faint herbal hops.

well balanced, and much better than i expected. it’s not even skunky tasting, even with the clear bottle. it must have just been taken out of the case. not really any noteworthy adjunct or off flavors either. seems like an underrated victim of beer prejudice.

3.6
spikester (606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 21, 2014
Clear deep gold with a large white long lasting head. Spotty lacing. Nice grainy grassy herbal aroma. Taste is well balanced with sweet malts dominating in the beginning then the grassy herbal hops show up with a light but distinct bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a smooth easy drinking quality. With the relatively low abv. of 4.4% this has so much more flavor than any light beer on the market.

3.5
Bassbydan (22) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 29, 2006
Nice Mexican beer. Squeez a little lime...There ya go! Great in the summertime by the pool or at the lake! My favorite Mexican beer next to Tocate.

3.5
dustyk278 (25) - Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2006
Overall, my favorite mexican beer. Better with a lime, always smooth, DONT drink it from a can.

3.5
castironchef (6) - Pearl City, Hawaii, USA - APR 23, 2008 does not count
12oz bottle; date code: GE11B128 10:26; purchased on 2008.04.23; $1.50 @ SWAM One of the better light beers. Beats Corona and Pacifico in my book. Light and refreshing, with enough body and taste to stand out from the rest.


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