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

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Modelo EspecialModelo Especial

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1,547 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,547
Reviews: 484
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 22.58%
Wants: 13
Gots: 110 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. visit their website

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)
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Reviews by akorsak:
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3.58/5  rDev +28.3%

A can served in a glass at dinner at La Palma in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, MX.

A: The lager beer is a golden straw color, crystal clear with a sizeable foamy head that didn't lace (thanks to the lime that came with the glass).

S: The nose is mild, malty sweet with an adjunct strength.

T: It's funny how certain beers fit into certain situations. At home, I'd poo-poo this beer. But in Mexico? Liquid gold as I overlook sunset on the Pacific. Malt and adjuncts are dominant, sweet and creamy in the body. A low dose of hops add balance.

M: Creamy, lightened by the adjuncts, I had two cans. A refreshing yet light drink.

D: A good start to the week in Mexico. The right beer for the right circumstances.

01-17-2010 14:30:20 | More by akorsak
More User Reviews:
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1.25/5  rDev -55.2%

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.

08-29-2003 00:28:07 | More by RoyalT
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +7.5%

11-15-2012 13:20:47 | More by beerhunter13
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3/5  rDev +7.5%

08-02-2012 17:06:00 | More by DavyJones
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3.43/5  rDev +22.9%

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.

06-03-2010 01:33:02 | More by wesbrownyeah
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3/5  rDev +7.5%

04-05-2013 15:06:28 | More by tbryan5
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3/5  rDev +7.5%

12-24-2013 19:10:07 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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4/5  rDev +43.4%

03-27-2012 21:17:53 | More by markallmon
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3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

07-06-2013 07:00:18 | More by Drunkenass
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5/5  rDev +79.2%

08-03-2012 01:56:45 | More by TheAdamConners
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3.33/5  rDev +19.4%

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.

09-04-2007 07:43:19 | More by BeerDreadz
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2.25/5  rDev -19.4%

05-15-2014 03:28:52 | More by DaftPatrick
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3.75/5  rDev +34.4%

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.

05-23-2011 22:14:16 | More by drinkofczars
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3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

07-15-2014 17:04:50 | More by SunDevilBeer
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3/5  rDev +7.5%

05-01-2013 22:10:18 | More by TTripp725
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New York

3.55/5  rDev +27.2%

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.

07-25-2009 16:04:52 | More by generallee
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3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

06-18-2013 01:56:09 | More by ValpoExpo
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Rhode Island

2/5  rDev -28.3%

06-27-2014 23:25:56 | More by Doomcifer
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3/5  rDev +7.5%

01-08-2013 04:03:49 | More by iemailjack
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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

01-22-2013 02:59:49 | More by Beerswag
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3.5/5  rDev +25.4%

08-17-2014 17:56:22 | More by petewheeler
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3.43/5  rDev +22.9%

Bit more flavour than your usual Mexi-Lager, this is a prefered lager I have when enjoying south-of-the-border cuisine. No lime is needed being that there is less offensive off flavours to try and mask. Best consumed ice cold.

08-18-2002 14:59:07 | More by Jason
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2.05/5  rDev -26.5%

Packaging looks good. Pours like a macro lager, pale yellow with a 1" white head. Smell and first sip are of malted grains. Only slight hop taste. This actually was surprisingly smooth. I don't think this is great, but it's not as bad as some.

03-06-2003 17:23:43 | More by Rifrafboy
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New York

2.68/5  rDev -3.9%

How close to water can"beer" be created? Try this beer to find out. Very light malt flavor, no hops present. This one is just very expensive water. I tried to pick up some flavors,but quit, downed the bottle, I was thirsty, and vowed not to waste my $ again. Unless it was 100 degress and I was in Mexico.

03-06-2004 04:20:02 | More by Billolick
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South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

05-10-2014 14:56:31 | More by henryclay_
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Modelo Especial from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
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