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

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BA SCORE
65
poor

1,795 Ratings
THE BROS
78
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Ratings: 1,795
Reviews: 525
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 22.66%
Wants: 21
Gots: 269 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-22-2001

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Ratings: 1,795 | Reviews: 525
Photo of RonJensen
1/5  rDev -64%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Why would you buy this foul tasting beer, when you can buy better AAL?. In fact, anything by BMC is better than this beer.

Photo of damndirtyape
3.1/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz bottle in a clear plastic glass.

Appearance: Burnished brass bright golden color. Thin white foam upon pouring dies back to nothing, no lacing.

Smell: Skunky - not much else .

Taste: Mildly bitter, a bit of a corn & rice adjunct taste, crisp, but something slightly off about the beer.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly not massively fizzy, but highly carbonated. Not as watery as I would have expected given the lower ABV.

Overall / Drinkability: Went okay with a pizza slice, but nothing special and compared to Negra Modelo, not that great. No interest in having another one, nor any interest in having again. Okay for washing down a pizza slice for a late night working dinner, but given how much better I've had in beer, I do have some regret buying this one, but there wasn't much else available. Oh well.

Photo of cabelgabel
3.53/5  rDev +27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Good for a Mexican import. Enjoyable on a hot summer day with some lime.

Photo of Urk1127
1.76/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Kind of watery. boozy. Did not like.

Photo of raidertony
2.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

My favorite beer to drink with some mariscos on a hot day bumping some corridos con Mi gente ahuevo!!!saludos..

Photo of chinchill
2.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 oz can.
Weak head soon reduces to a ring.
Excellent clarity.
Light feel, aroma and taste.
O: well, it’s at least as good as Corona and better than some light beers.

Photo of biboergosum
2.44/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

355ml bottle, the same type that we've seen the Negra Modelo in around here forever.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden yellow colour, with one fat finger of puffy, weakly foamy, and somewhat bubbly dirty white head, which leaves a few specks of remote islet lace around the glass as it quickly bleeds away.

It smells of skunky cat piss straight off (thankyouverymuch, clear packaging), grainy, gritty corn bread, a hint of real pale malt, gasoline astringency, and wet musty cardboard. The taste is grainy, bready corn and pale malt, a still heady grassy skunkiness, flinty hard water notes, a weird sour fruit rind character, and very tame earthy, weedy hops.

The carbonation is fairly sprightly, with a tingling frothiness, the body a surprising medium weight, and sort of smooth, inversely proportional to the degree of skunk yet to blow off. It finishes off-dry, the corn sweetness kept at moderate levels, while the nasty grassiness can't sink away fast enough.

Blah - not overtly offensive (I can see certain climate and cuisine situations where this would, um, 'work'), but not really enjoyable in the least when held up on its own. Cheap, plain, and boring, beyond the cutesy squat bottle, but we all knew that coming in.

Photo of Doonzman
3.42/5  rDev +23%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I like it if I have to drink a beer of this nature

Photo of ElJacobian
3.03/5  rDev +9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is my favorite beer to drink while floating the river in 95+ degree heat. Tastes great with lime/beer salt and isn't much more expensive than the traditional American macro lagers in Texas. Great session beer if you're sweating.

Photo of DavidGross
2.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

had bottle with dinner, hit the spot with burritos.

Photo of KevinOMReb
3.15/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Very drinkable lager. Good with dinner or a hot day.

Photo of priwen
3.44/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Yellow-gold. White head that quickly dissipates. Shows some good carbonation. Corn and malt aroma with a bit of funk. It has some sourness, corn is present in the taste. Mouthfeel is light-medium. Semi-dry finish. Overall, there is nothing offensive about this beer, but it's not one I would seek out to purchase again. When Cinco de Mayo rolls around and the local place is running a special, then I might give this one another go.

24 oz can
Code on Can: I084A028 (September 8, 2014)
Served in a Mug

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.24/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

2.24/5: This would actually be half-decent in (skunk-proof) cans!

Photo of Deewhy4
3.89/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good beer for me, drink it often when i need to quench my thirst. Not one of my favorites but definitely my go to beer when i need one.

Photo of BB1980
3.71/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Best Mexican beer out there.

Photo of BryanA56
1.85/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

It's a decent mexican beer. DosXX is Prolly my favorite mexican beer as of 2/23/15

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
2.51/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Nice mexican lager that avoids skunkiness being in a can, not bad.

Photo of CameronWolff
4.42/5  rDev +59%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer is really good.

Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
2.63/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I got this at my local Tex Mex joint as a change of pace, I guess. What I got, of course, was a fairly mediocre, slightly below average adjunct lager. It's not a horrible beer, but it's not good either. It ranks with Corona.

Photo of iRaven99664
2.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I have to put this out there. This is in regard to style; this is an adjunct rating. An overall rating, this would not compare. That being said lets move forword.

Im drinking straight from can. I cannot see the color but I imagine its going to be a lighter color like bud compared to mgd. In taste i want to say it taste closer to coors but coors taste like a dry smoked hangover. This tastes like the piss of Ninkasi. Ninkasi brews sexy IPAs and Porters and then pisses Modelo, cans it in a sexy classic can, and fizzy barley pop drink it to feel "adventurous". Not the worst I've had, actually pretty happy drinking it. Would take over any miller standard brands.

I do enjoy that it has a nice coat on the tongue that lingers a little. To me it is suprising because it is very champagne like. Very bubbly very watery. After taste does hint sweet, almost no hop. Nice sweet and bread, but not sweet bread.

This is a true barley pop, true to adjunct lager.

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
2.34/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Nice pale lager thats better on draught.

Photo of CJNAPS
1/5  rDev -64%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

No thank you, water will do just fine.

Photo of dacrza1
1.66/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

DATE TASTED: January 25, 2015... GLASSWARE: 22 oz. pilsner... OCCASION: celebrating a rather easy Cavs win over the Thunder... APPEARANCE: clear copper body; pours a rashly fizzing head that comes to nothing quickly; a solitary bubble ascends; no lacing... AROMA: sweet, syrupy malts are front and center; biscuit and bread suggest a standard premium pilsener... PALATE: soft, apologetic and thin--drinkable but fizzy...TASTE: candied caramel malts and oats combine with some flowery hints to create a below-average, pitchy flavor...OVERALL: the can suggests it is the Mexican Miller, and not much in the can suggests the contrary; a good beer to finish the night with, when other quality beers have already been quaffed; as a sessional, meh...as a study, a fast, unrewarding one...

Photo of dikebrewery
3.46/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Overall this is a good beer. It's bottle and packaging definitely out do the taste but it's better than holding a Corona with the hipsters.

Photo of DuffDaddy
4/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pints at El Norteno in Winter Haven with chicken fajitas.

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Modelo Especial from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
65 out of 100 based on 1,795 ratings.