Modelo Especial - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
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Reviews by lisomiso:
2.9/5 rDev +3.9%
Poured into a Victoria pint glass I dug up from the back of the cupboard. It says "todo con medida" - indeed!
Pours clear, a nice golden straw color with a half inch head that quickly dissipates. Basically what you'd expect from a Mexican lager - maybe a touch darker.
Smells like cornflakes and a hint of frutiness - again, what I expect from a Mexican lager. Honestly, I really like the way it smells. The alcohol comes out as it warms, which is a bit surprising considering the ABV is only 4.5%.
The taste disappoints a bit, though. None of the malty corn flavor comes through, and it's that same soapy mineral water thing that I keep finding, with a bit of a metallic finish. The alcohol comes through - but at 4.5% ABV, how?
As it warms, I'll be damned if I don't smell and taste cherries... no, it's exactly Jergens cherry almond lotion. What? This is weird. (Strangely pleasant though... I know, right?)
Mouthfeel is fine; decent if coarse carbonation and a not-overly-watery body.
Overall - this beer smells a lot better than it tastes.
08-27-2011 21:09:52 | More by lisomiso
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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 cant really make out this one. It smells vegetal. Whatever it is, its not beer.
Taste This is definitely not to my liking. I cant pick out any typical beer flavors like hops, malts, grain, or sweetness of any kind. Its almost like drinking pureed cauliflour or lawn grass. Its not skunked, though. I just cant figure out what they put in it.
Mouthfeel The carbonation isnt bad, but Im 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 cant 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
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
3.33/5 rDev +19.4%
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
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
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
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
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
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
Modelo Especial from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
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