Modelo Especial - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
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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...
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2007 06:21:58 | More by DoubleJ
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Modelo Especial from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
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