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

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BA SCORE
66
poor

1,663 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,663
Reviews: 490
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 22.94%
Wants: 14
Gots: 160 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-22-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by DoubleJ:
Photo of DoubleJ
3.08/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The second of six entries in the Unorganized Invitational, this is one of the few major brand Mexican beers I haven't sampled yet. Cross this off the list, as tonight I am going to try this out:

Don't let the clear bottle from the brewery that brought you Corona fool you, this Mexi-brew actaully holds some flavor and little skunk. Anyways, I poured it into a glass and got a clear golden body with a thin head that faded. Mild skunk hits the nose at first, but it paves way for a surprising spicy hop scent. The taste was rewarding, but at times was tough. The hops and corn flavors battled for supremecy, but in the end, the hops won. Not much in the malt department. It got better when I stopped thinking about the corn and started to focus on it as a refreshment.

I thought this would just be another bland Mexi-brew, but it turned out to be quite a surprise. It's better than my overall score will indicate as long as you ignore the corn flavors. That said, this won't be enough to give it first prize in this invite. We got more brews coming later...

DoubleJ, May 18, 2007
More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
1.25/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Appearance – Yellow with an orangish tinge and a medium-sized head that disappeared without a trace in seconds.

Smell – I can’t really make out this one. It smells vegetal. Whatever it is, it’s not beer.

Taste – This is definitely not to my liking. I can’t pick out any typical beer flavors like hops, malts, grain, or sweetness of any kind. It’s almost like drinking pureed cauliflour or lawn grass. It’s not skunked, though. I just can’t figure out what they put in it.

Mouthfeel – The carbonation isn’t bad, but I’m going to be apologizing to my tongue for weeks.

Drinkability – You could sell this at a stand in the middle of the Sahara desert and wounded, sick, emaciated, nomads would walk right by it. But, it sells like crazy so what do I know.

Comments – I hate to offer nothing constructive, and I know some of the other BAs found things to like about it, but I just can’t write anything in all honesty even remotely favorable about this especial brew. I thought it estunk.

RoyalT, Aug 29, 2003
Photo of metter98
2.83/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of corn and grainy malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has initial flavors of corn (and hints of sweetness) followed by notes of grainy malts and a light amount of hop bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied (but not really watery) on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and isn't really that bad when compared to other beers in the style.

metter98, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Poured into a pint glass. Pours a very light yellow color with a lot of visible carbonation. Both the nose and the flavor are seemingly one in the same. Luckily this strays away from a lot of the skunky flavors that plague this style, especially when placed into a clear glass bottle. There is just a touch of light grain husks and not much else. Decent enough brew and definitely better than others from this brewery.

Thorpe429, Nov 14, 2010
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.05/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a crystal clear light yellow with a 1 inch puffy white head that fades to a thin film on the top of the beer. No lacing on this beer on the drink down. Smell is of grain/corn and some fruity notes. Taste is of grains and corn with some pretty good fruity flavors. A mild bitterness lingers on the palate after each sip. This beer has a crisp and clean mouthfeel with a pretty good level of carbonation. Overall, this is a pretty average beer but not that bad all around compared to other stuff on the market.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 30, 2011
Photo of beerhunter13
3/5  rDev +7.5%

beerhunter13, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of DavyJones
3/5  rDev +7.5%

DavyJones, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of Matthew342
3.6/5  rDev +29%

Matthew342, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.43/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Modelo Especial 4.4% alcohol AA Lager. Served from bottle to pint glass.

A- Pours a crisp golden yellow, slightly darker than most mass produced AA Lagers. Light to minimal head and lacing.

S- Slightly sweet malts and skunky lemon hops dominate the nose.

T-M- Taste is decent for a Mexican import and probably my favorite other than its darker brother Modelo Negro. Sharp and crisp malts and corn upfront followed by a zesty hop presence. Mouthfeel is light carbonation with drinkable smoothness.

D- Nice Mexican Import beer and a all round good brew.

wesbrownyeah, Jun 03, 2010
Photo of tbryan5
3/5  rDev +7.5%

tbryan5, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of mediumrare
3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

mediumrare, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of markallmon
4/5  rDev +43.4%

markallmon, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of Drunkenass
3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

Drunkenass, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of TheAdamConners
5/5  rDev +79.2%

TheAdamConners, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of BeerDreadz
3.33/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12onz can

Appearance: Straw color with some white head really nice.

Smell & Taste : Maltiness, grains and some carbonation

Mouthfeel & Drinkability : Really nice beer, easy to drink,a real macro but with some good taste. I have this beer twice one of then was'nt ice cold and it was way better.

BeerDreadz, Sep 04, 2007
Photo of DaftPatrick
2.25/5  rDev -19.4%

DaftPatrick, May 15, 2014
Photo of drinkofczars
3.75/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Typical Mexican lager look. Very similar to bud light appearance.

S- It smells especially good with a fresh lime in the beer. Before it smelled like a typical Mexican beer. Small amount of bitter aroma

T- Delicious. Like Corona without the skunky bite because of the can.

M- Crisp, refreshing, light. Exactly what I was looking for in this beer.

O- I might start drinking this out of cans when I'm feeling like a corona. About the same price with a little better quality.

Tasty crisp Mexican beer.

drinkofczars, May 23, 2011
Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

SunDevilBeer, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of TTripp725
3/5  rDev +7.5%

TTripp725, May 01, 2013
Photo of generallee
3.55/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: It was poured from a clear bottle into a Pilsener glass.

Appearance: The body has very good clarity, some visible carbonation and a bright golden color. It forms only a small bright white head that fades fast. The fast fading head is reduced to just a small ring of foam that makes some slick lacing.

Smell: The aroma is full of adjunct filled malt with some dry hay and grassy hops.

Taste/Mouth: There are some mild corny and grainy flavors with some other cooked vegetable notes and grassy hay like notes. The finish is very clean with some mild bitterness quickly fading off the tongue. The palate is crisp and easy drinking with a light to medium body and nice active carbonation.

Notes: Not bad at all and when served ice cold it works well to clean the palate of hot spicy Tex/Mex food.

generallee, Jul 25, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

ValpoExpo, Jun 18, 2013
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2/5  rDev -28.3%

Doomcifer, Jun 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev +7.5%

iemailjack, Jan 08, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

Beerswag, Jan 22, 2013
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Modelo Especial from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
66 out of 100 based on 1,663 ratings.