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Modelo Light - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

Not Rated.
Modelo LightModelo Light

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19 Reviews
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Reviews: 19
Hads: 64
Avg: 2.38
pDev: 49.58%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  2.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 03-01-2005

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Reviews: 19 | Hads: 64
Photo of wordemupg
2.21/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

355ml can poured into pint glass 28/8/12

A golden yellows liquid is darker then I expected, a few streams of bubbles but nothing for foam or lace

S some faint sweet malt but there´s almost nothing going on here at all

T a little grass perhaps? again pretty close too water

M light but not watery too my surprise, decent carbonation and a clean aftertaste if you can believe that

O nothing offensive other then the complete lack of taste and smell, about as basic as a beer can get

2.9% makes it something to hydrate with in between double Margaritas at the swim up bar, don´t bother with this one

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Photo of jrallen34
2.61/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4

I drank this from a bottle into a pint glass in Puerto Vallarta.

This is beer is medium clear gold with a about a finger of head. Retention is lacing decent lacing.

The aroma is light with hops, and the taste is the same. There is a light bitter taste that is unpleasant and detracts from its drinkability. Corona or Pacifico are a better option.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.5/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Modelo Light has a fairly thick, off-white head, a clear, bubbly, golden appearance, and even a bit of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is a rich and sweet barley malt. Taste is of a biscuity, sweet, and even slightly syrupy malt. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Modelo Light finishes crisp, clean, and refreshing. One of the best light beers I’ve ever tried, and I pick up no adjuncts with it.


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Photo of Floydster
2.02/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce can from a local market

Poured into a pint glass with a golden color and no head at all

Tasted okay for a light beer, but then the aftertaste came and that was a different story

Could drink several of these if desired because it so light

Not recommended

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Photo of BeerBelcher
2.84/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 5

This beer is watery, effervescent, refreshing, and not very flavorful. There is not a lot to like or dislike about it because I feel this is barely beer. Nonetheless, it was good on an extremely hot day in Mexico, although I thought the lower-than-average alcohol content of this beer was very apparent in both its mouthfeel (very light and refreshing) and its flavor (virtually non-existent). This beer had very little body and not much flavor with the exception of some light, and not altogether unpleasant, corn adjunct flavor. I can't recommend this beer (it won't scratch your beer itch), but I can say that I certainly appreciated the refreshing-ness it gave me.

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Photo of BierFan
2.7/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Label lists an abv of 3.7%. Poured from a 325 ml BLUE bottle into a pint glass. I think this is my first beer from a blue bottle.

Appearance: Clear golden yellow with a white head that disappears wicked quick.

Smell: Light malty sweetness and adjuncts(corn).

Taste: Sweet and lightly skunked. Faint bitterness from the hops.

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Photo of changeup45
1.91/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

See pretty much any other light Mexican beer. Very easy to drink but lacking flavor. Very pale colored. Grainy, corn flavor with mild (sort of) hops but watered down and a little stale tasting. It is what it is. As far as light beers go however it really isn't that bad.

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Photo of marcpal
1.7/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This one was floating in the fridge for a while so in honor of my recent Mexico trip and NBS, thought it would be time.

A: Pale pee yellow with no head and/or lacing.

S: Smells like a macro, a little extra in terms of skunkiness here. maybe age didnt do it wonders.

T: Corn and a horrific light beer. This makes miller lite taste great.

M: Over carbonated and poppy like a soda.

D: Worst light beer Ive ever had. Strongly prefer Miller, Hein and esp Sam Adams. This was flat out bad.

¡Salud! (With something else, please, because last night was the first AND last time I had this one).

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Photo of nukem5
2.57/5  rDev +8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Day 2 in Mexico and still finding gems of undrunk wonder ,well maybe not gems...lol
But a great adventure none the less!

A: Nice golden pour and light foamy top sparkling and crystal clear.

S: Light hop and malt aromas with notes of grass.

T: Sweet and slightly salty.

M: Light body with barely any carbonation.

D: Ok, could drink very easy in 100 Deg Weather

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Photo of baos
2.58/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

From Notes:

Had this one poured into my Negra Modelo glass after the Mexican Res. was closed down. After hours fiesta.

A: Looks like Miller. Big white head and some lacing up and down.

S: I was hoping more regular modelo, but its more like corona.

T: Macro brew flavor with high graininess and slight maltiness.

M: Not much there but on par with most light brews.

D: I chugged it. Cause thats cool. Esp. after hours in restaurant party.

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Photo of Douberd
2.04/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Reviewed from notes.
Can of 355 ml, ABV is only 2.9%.
Colour is golden yellow with a one finger head that disappeared rather quickly. I have yet to find a mexican beer with a head that lasts half a minute.
Very bad aroma, I thought I was smelling my feet while I was drinking it.
Taste is better but nothing obviously traceable.
Really thin on the body with very light carbonation.

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Photo of TheKingofWichita
1.73/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a poor looking light golden straw color with a thick white head and a little bit of lacing. Smells of grain and a little sweet corn. Tastes of sweet corn and a little tad of hop extract (you know its not real) and was pretty nasty. Mouthfeel is thin and watery. Drinkability is poor.

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
1.63/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Watered down modelo especial... less flavor less calories less adepts. Modelo made this in response to Tecate Light, a very succesfull beer in Mexico, but it´s not even close in sales or fans.

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Photo of roddwolff
4.45/5  rDev +87%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

In my rankings never care the style of beer, just how much i like it, and this light beer i like a lot, actually is world class:

A: Yellow crystal, looks like a mirror, with a very flimsy foam collar, in fact i prefer drinking it from the blue bottle;

S: Very fresh and clean, sweet malt and eucalyptus;

T: Sweet malt and eucalyptus, but now with mint and floral hops;

M: Very refreshing and crisp, slightly bitter, light body and high carbonation;

D: The best light beer i have tried, if not for the appearance, reached A.

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Photo of tesguino
3.07/5  rDev +29%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Good for those that care the belly; i try this in weekend 6 in sat and 6 in sunday; good over the bottle; good for mexican Hamburguesa al carbon, special for womens; good in great terms; no headache; drink direct from the bottle; 85% recommended; i try this always the can is not for me.

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Photo of Pepeton
1.7/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Had this beer for the first time last night...
Appearance: Typical straw yellow, almost no head and even less lacing.

Smell: Grainy, some maltiness and sweet.

Taste: Corn, corn, corn and maybe some rice. Thats all.

Mouthfeel: Sweet aftertaste, almost no bitterness.

Drinkability: No thanks.

¡Salud! (With something else, please, because last night was the first AND last time I had this one).

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Photo of nekronos
3.68/5  rDev +54.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

NOthing bad to say about it, but not much good to say either. It is clear and very light. Alhotugh there are commercials about its beer genuinity, maybe for people scared to get drunk in a party. It is only found in cans, but nice effort from the brewer, at least it does not taste bad, only that it has a water taste almost.

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Photo of fido
1.93/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a poor yellow color without head and no lace; Smell is malty but weak; Taste of corn, typical light lager flavor; Mouthfeel is watery, light body, medium carbonation; Refreshing; Drinkable but nothing special, Just for a hot day when you cant´ get any other beer.


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Photo of cervezale
1.7/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A classic mexican pilsner brewed by mexican macro giant Grupo Modelo.

Color: Yellow pale with very low head retention and low lace formation lace. Pours very bad out of the bottle.

Aroma: Faded aromas of dry malts and hops.

Taste: Semi-dry malts and some hops. Nothing much interesting. Average mexican macro lagger

Finish: Dry finish with bitter aftertaste, some metallic notes and aftertaste.

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Modelo Light from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
66 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.