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

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BA SCORE
68
poor

509 Reviews
THE BROS
78
okay

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Reviews: 509
Hads: 1,877
rAvg: 2.88
pDev: 20.14%
Wants: 23
Gots: 349 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-22-2001

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Reviews by silver0rlead:
Photo of silver0rlead
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

This is a slightly more tasty mexican lager than corona. The appearance is a light, pale yellow color with no head. The smell is grains and pale malt, not much of significance. The taste is grain, malt and an extremely light hops bitterness present in the background to make the brew crisp enough to be refreshing. A little bit better than corona but nothing special. Overall a subpar mexican beer (at least compared to pacifico, dos equis, or bohemia). (453 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
1.28/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

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. (1,013 characters)

Photo of dacrza1
1.66/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

DATE TASTED: January 25, 2015... GLASSWARE: 22 oz. pilsner... OCCASION: celebrating a rather easy Cavs win over the Thunder... APPEARANCE: clear copper body; pours a rashly fizzing head that comes to nothing quickly; a solitary bubble ascends; no lacing... AROMA: sweet, syrupy malts are front and center; biscuit and bread suggest a standard premium pilsener... PALATE: soft, apologetic and thin--drinkable but fizzy...TASTE: candied caramel malts and oats combine with some flowery hints to create a below-average, pitchy flavor...OVERALL: the can suggests it is the Mexican Miller, and not much in the can suggests the contrary; a good beer to finish the night with, when other quality beers have already been quaffed; as a sessional, meh...as a study, a fast, unrewarding one... (782 characters)

Photo of PhilHeinricke
3.6/5  rDev +25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This Beer Surprised Me

First of all, I was surprised when the waiter brought it to me. I had ordered a Negra Modelo. He brought me Modelo Especial. I don't like to make a big fuss especially with the man who is going to be delivering my food so I went with the flow.

Second, I was surprised that I liked this beer. It's a beautiful clear golden color with a little bit of a head on top. It has a nice summertime taste and a smooth feel. This is the type of beer that you want when you're sitting at a Mexican beach resort or on your deck in the summertime. It's not heavy; it was a good taste; and it doesn't have a high level of alcohol so you can have a few without getting buzzed (although some people consider this a bad thing, but when the surf's up, you want to be ready to go).

Overall, it's a decent but not spectacular warm weather thirst quencher. (867 characters)

Photo of metter98
2.83/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of corn and grainy malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has initial flavors of corn (and hints of sweetness) followed by notes of grainy malts and a light amount of hop bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied (but not really watery) on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and isn't really that bad when compared to other beers in the style. (695 characters)

Photo of Brondeau
3.39/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not bad. Quite refreshing. Beats Corona for me. Not as good as Longfin which I had this summer but better than Narragansett and PBR. Very gold and bubbly. Cute bottle. July 2015 12 oz bottle as part of a beers of the world gift box from Walt for my birthday. (258 characters)

Photo of dikebrewery
3.46/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Overall this is a good beer. It's bottle and packaging definitely out do the taste but it's better than holding a Corona with the hipsters. (139 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
3.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Poured into a pint glass. Pours a very light yellow color with a lot of visible carbonation. Both the nose and the flavor are seemingly one in the same. Luckily this strays away from a lot of the skunky flavors that plague this style, especially when placed into a clear glass bottle. There is just a touch of light grain husks and not much else. Decent enough brew and definitely better than others from this brewery. (440 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.05/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a crystal clear light yellow with a 1 inch puffy white head that fades to a thin film on the top of the beer. No lacing on this beer on the drink down. Smell is of grain/corn and some fruity notes. Taste is of grains and corn with some pretty good fruity flavors. A mild bitterness lingers on the palate after each sip. This beer has a crisp and clean mouthfeel with a pretty good level of carbonation. Overall, this is a pretty average beer but not that bad all around compared to other stuff on the market. (514 characters)

Photo of Nora3
2.03/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

felt like a mexican pbr (23 characters)

Photo of beerhunter13
3/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of iRaven99664
2.65/5  rDev -8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I have to put this out there. This is in regard to style; this is an adjunct rating. An overall rating, this would not compare. That being said lets move forword.

Im drinking straight from can. I cannot see the color but I imagine its going to be a lighter color like bud compared to mgd. In taste i want to say it taste closer to coors but coors taste like a dry smoked hangover. This tastes like the piss of Ninkasi. Ninkasi brews sexy IPAs and Porters and then pisses Modelo, cans it in a sexy classic can, and fizzy barley pop drink it to feel "adventurous". Not the worst I've had, actually pretty happy drinking it. Would take over any miller standard brands.

I do enjoy that it has a nice coat on the tongue that lingers a little. To me it is suprising because it is very champagne like. Very bubbly very watery. After taste does hint sweet, almost no hop. Nice sweet and bread, but not sweet bread.

This is a true barley pop, true to adjunct lager. (959 characters)

Photo of DavyJones
3/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Matthew342
3.6/5  rDev +25%

Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.4/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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. (555 characters)

Photo of tbryan5
3/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of SkiBum22
2.25/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mediumrare
3.25/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of markallmon
4/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of Drunkenass
3.25/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of TheAdamConners
5/5  rDev +73.6%

Photo of BeerDreadz
3.3/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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. (297 characters)

Photo of DaftPatrick
2.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of drinkofczars
3.72/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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. (506 characters)

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Modelo Especial from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
68 out of 100 based on 509 ratings.