Modelo Especial - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
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Reviews by shacawgo24:
3.23/5 rDev +15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
A--Golden brown, like apple juice. Held to light, amber. See-thru. Bright hue. But simple. This body needs depth and edging. A total makeover honestly. White one finger head if any at all. Disappears as soon as the pour is done. Streaky grey/clear lacing, surprised to see that.
S-Malt. Skunky. Cereal grains. Apple juice sweetness. Slightly sour. Not a bad smell, just very, very watery and too simple. If a beer is to have few attributes in a certain category, then at least make them super-powered and strong. But that doesn't happen here.
T-An initial bitter not hop, but, malt, I don't know. Then that bitterness just dies. The sip is as follows: Faint bitter skunked millisecond start that dies off fast into a cereal grain middle with very lightly toasted corns, rice and barley which ends slightly sour like apple juice. Diluted bitters are there if you care to find in the aftertaste as well.
M-Watery. Weak bitter start. Slight sour finish. A faint tingling bitter aftertaste like, lavender, clove, cinnamon or something in the feel. The carbonation is good, standard actually. This carbonation is the highlight of the beer. The appeal of adjuncts and light lagers might be that they are well carbonated. Thin bodied but not flat. Like soda and energy drinks. Light watery fizzy beers are welcome refreshing mouth-feels.
O-This beer needs a complete overhaul. The color is see-thru and a tad pissy. The head is awful. The smell is hardly there. This is one of the better tasting adjuncts though, with enough sweet and bitter notes for even vet craft drinkers. But anemic and weak albeit. Golden water. If there are no tastes to speak of, they might be in the aftertastes, which are sadly stronger than the brew. The epitome of beer breath: grainy, malty and skunky. The carbonation is well attenuated and present, (above average). But when it's all said and done, this is a beer that you have to BURP to get a stronger taste. I have to keep the brew in my mouth and swish to even pick out any flavors. Not the wateriest beer but still watery. Drink Modelo Especial in the bottle to retain and compact the smells and flavors, (the little there are).
Serving type: bottle
01-26-2014 23:41:27 | More by shacawgo24
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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.
66 out of 100 based on 1,456 ratings.