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

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BA SCORE
65
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1,819 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,819
Reviews: 536
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 22.66%
Wants: 23
Gots: 297 | 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: 1,819 | Reviews: 536
Photo of dabone
2.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a can. Golden yellow and transparent with a decent white head. Plain aroma, nose didn't pick up much. Taste is a mix of bitterness and sugar. A little sweeter than expected. Average mouthfeel. Aftertaste left little more to be desired.

Photo of PhilHeinricke
3.6/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This Beer Surprised Me

First of all, I was surprised when the waiter brought it to me. I had ordered a Negra Modelo. He brought me Modelo Especial. I don't like to make a big fuss especially with the man who is going to be delivering my food so I went with the flow.

Second, I was surprised that I liked this beer. It's a beautiful clear golden color with a little bit of a head on top. It has a nice summertime taste and a smooth feel. This is the type of beer that you want when you're sitting at a Mexican beach resort or on your deck in the summertime. It's not heavy; it was a good taste; and it doesn't have a high level of alcohol so you can have a few without getting buzzed (although some people consider this a bad thing, but when the surf's up, you want to be ready to go).

Overall, it's a decent but not spectacular warm weather thirst quencher.

Photo of el_michoacano
3.67/5  rDev +32%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Muy buena cerveza para hacer micheladas

Photo of dwmson1
3.16/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Awesome summer cerveza with a lime or lemon wedge! So tasty and light

Photo of toti1972
2.04/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Poor beer, no smell, very light taste, highly carbonated, decent color, according with the price.

Photo of Russell321
3.5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent beer for a decent price

Photo of VILJ
3.65/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Of the Mexican beers, I rate Dos Equis higher and also Negra Modelo is better to me. Not a bad beer, but I won't buy it over the others.

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
2.1/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not great. But it is Cinco de Mayo.

Photo of RyanM81
1.91/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Almost tasteless. Flat mouth feel. Color is okay. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo.

Photo of ColinMFLewis
5/5  rDev +79.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

None but it's a good beer

Photo of DeerBeerFearDear
3.49/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

not "poor". more like "okay".

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
3.12/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | 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.

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Modelo Especial from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
65 out of 100 based on 1,819 ratings.