Modelo Especial - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
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Reviews by CHickman:
3.35/5 rDev +19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours water clear yellow color with a small 1 finger foamy white head that faded very quickly, leaving a layer on top and minimal spotty lacing.
Smells of malt, grains, biscuit, light citrus hops, corn husk and faint caramel. Typical nose for this style and not exciting at all.
Tastes like the nose, with malt, grains, biscuit, light citrus hops, corn husk, lemon zest, grass and faint caramel. The lemon adds some bitterness and makes this tastier than most other Mexican beers.
Mouthfeel is light, crisp and almost watery, with light bubbly carbonation, a very light body body, and a dry finish that has some mild bitterness.
Overall not too exciting, but it’s better than most Mexican beers, and even most lagers for that matter; a very nice low ABV barbeque beer that is refreshing and easy to quaff.
Serving type: can
10-13-2012 04:26:51 | More by CHickman
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2.99/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
It looks the part: crystal-clear pale to medium yellow-gold, maybe a little depth to it. It actually develops a reasonably-sized, fluffy pure white head. It doesn't drop a whole lot of lace, but there's some spotting around the glass.
There's some earth on the nose, and some grassy and herbal hops make a show. It's got more hops than most AALs, but it has an unfortunate skunkiness to it as well.
The skunk doesn't really translate to the flavor, which is nice. It's still got light notes of grass and herb with a bit of pale, dry malts.
The feel is better than what most of this style have to offer, light-bodied without being terribly watery, a bit thin but not as much as most. It's got plenty of crispness and it actually gets pretty smooth. That it's pretty clean is also a plus.
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2014 14:23:20 | More by Brenden
Modelo Especial from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
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