Modelo Especial - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
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Reviews by lisomiso:
2.9/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
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.
Serving type: can
08-27-2011 21:09:52 | More by lisomiso
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3.51/5 rDev +25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
(bottle code: D034A128 - poured into a pilsner glass)
A: rapidly sizzling-out head... crystal-clear, lion's mane gold colored liquid...
S: pancake batter?... dusty upholstery?...
T: typical N. American lager characteristics, overall... stale Ritz cracker, popcorn... mild dry grass, mist of proofing dough... hint of toasted husk in the aftertaste... pizza with green peppers(?!), very late
M: clean, soft... moderate tingle throughout... a bit medium-bodied for an adjunct lager, typical of the Mexican examples... dry, semi-flat finish
O: not terrible... about what I expected... not as nice as Bohemia, but still good enough to drink all night on its own or with spicy, greasy Mexican dishes
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2014 05:53:35 | More by Bouleboubier
Modelo Especial from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
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