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

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BA SCORE
66
poor

1,577 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1,577
Reviews: 484
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 22.58%
Wants: 14
Gots: 118 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-22-2001)
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1/5  rDev -64.2%

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1/5  rDev -64.2%

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1/5  rDev -64.2%

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1/5  rDev -64.2%

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1/5  rDev -64.2%

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1/5  rDev -64.2%

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1/5  rDev -64.2%

caverog, Nov 30, 2013
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1/5  rDev -64.2%

foremanspike, Apr 04, 2014
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1/5  rDev -64.2%

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1/5  rDev -64.2%

Tron, Jun 19, 2012
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1/5  rDev -64.2%

harrylee773, Aug 24, 2013
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1/5  rDev -64.2%

JohnBeerRun, Feb 03, 2012
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1/5  rDev -64.2%

brett606, Jul 04, 2013
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1/5  rDev -64.2%

DonFrap, Jul 10, 2013
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1/5  rDev -64.2%

rusty3335, Feb 10, 2012
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1/5  rDev -64.2%

EUFTG, Jul 03, 2013
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1/5  rDev -64.2%

Domvan, Jun 07, 2014
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1/5  rDev -64.2%

afrothunder, Jan 24, 2013
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1/5  rDev -64.2%

thegerm87, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of Brent
1.05/5  rDev -62.4%

Thinner than most "lite" beers, if you dilute one Corona in a gallon of seltzer, you've pretty much got this beer.

Brent, Aug 22, 2001
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1.23/5  rDev -55.9%

Wow, that's some clear beer. Pretty big frothy head on this monster. Tiny bubbles streaming from below through it. The head is thin, not packed, but fluffy, would be the word I use to describe it.
The aroma. Bad. Like sweaty socks mixed with some skunkweed. Taste isn't much better. Mouthfeel is thin, even for an adjunct lager. I've had my share of adjunct lagers in my day, and usually there isn't much taste there, and what there taste is there is usually bland, or at least inoffensive. But this is a real stinker. I don't think you could pay me enough to drink this again.

deejaydan, Feb 14, 2005
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1.23/5  rDev -55.9%

12 oz bottle.

100% clear yellow with slow streams of carbonation. You could read 8pt arial font through this beer. Brutal skunk as soon as the cap is off...makes Corona smell like a bouquet of roses. I wish i could say something good, but this is just awful. The taste is very light, grassy, and impressively bland. I know this particular beer has pretty good turnaround from the store I bought this from, so it's not like it was sitting on the shelf for 8 months. I've had this brew on several occasions and it's never been good, just varies in how much skunkiness will ensue as soon as you dare to open it.
Why waste your time?

hero27, Feb 16, 2006
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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.

RoyalT, Aug 29, 2003
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1.25/5  rDev -55.2%

cfrobrew, Aug 20, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -55.2%

Westyn, Jul 31, 2014
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Modelo Especial from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
66 out of 100 based on 1,577 ratings.