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

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BA SCORE
65
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1,776 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,776
Reviews: 520
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 22.66%
Wants: 18
Gots: 242 | 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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Ratings: 1,776 | Reviews: 520
Photo of AlaskaAg
2.57/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of chinchill
2.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 oz can.
Weak head soon reduces to a ring.
Excellent clarity.
Light feel, aroma and taste.
O: well, it’s at least as good as Corona and better than some light beers.

Photo of canucklehead
3.19/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of devin305
2.76/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeccaH
2.77/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of biboergosum
2.44/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

355ml bottle, the same type that we've seen the Negra Modelo in around here forever.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden yellow colour, with one fat finger of puffy, weakly foamy, and somewhat bubbly dirty white head, which leaves a few specks of remote islet lace around the glass as it quickly bleeds away.

It smells of skunky cat piss straight off (thankyouverymuch, clear packaging), grainy, gritty corn bread, a hint of real pale malt, gasoline astringency, and wet musty cardboard. The taste is grainy, bready corn and pale malt, a still heady grassy skunkiness, flinty hard water notes, a weird sour fruit rind character, and very tame earthy, weedy hops.

The carbonation is fairly sprightly, with a tingling frothiness, the body a surprising medium weight, and sort of smooth, inversely proportional to the degree of skunk yet to blow off. It finishes off-dry, the corn sweetness kept at moderate levels, while the nasty grassiness can't sink away fast enough.

Blah - not overtly offensive (I can see certain climate and cuisine situations where this would, um, 'work'), but not really enjoyable in the least when held up on its own. Cheap, plain, and boring, beyond the cutesy squat bottle, but we all knew that coming in.

Photo of Doonzman
3.42/5  rDev +23%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I like it if I have to drink a beer of this nature

Photo of jribeiro025
3.01/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ElJacobian
3.21/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

This is my favorite beer to drink while floating the river in 95+ degree heat. Tastes great with lime/beer salt and isn't much more expensive than the traditional American macro lagers in Texas. Great session beer if you're sweating.

Photo of 5EKF
2.62/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Beernoobie
3.19/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DavidGross
2.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

had bottle with dinner, hit the spot with burritos.

Photo of KevinOMReb
3.15/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Very drinkable lager. Good with dinner or a hot day.

Photo of ovaltine
2.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of chubenzino
2.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rangerred
2.44/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Winston3737
3/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NSXAG
3/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bwbetts
3.33/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of priwen
3.44/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Yellow-gold. White head that quickly dissipates. Shows some good carbonation. Corn and malt aroma with a bit of funk. It has some sourness, corn is present in the taste. Mouthfeel is light-medium. Semi-dry finish. Overall, there is nothing offensive about this beer, but it's not one I would seek out to purchase again. When Cinco de Mayo rolls around and the local place is running a special, then I might give this one another go.

24 oz can
Code on Can: I084A028 (September 8, 2014)
Served in a Mug

Photo of Gatch
2.27/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Vestlake
3.23/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.24/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

2.24/5: This would actually be half-decent in (skunk-proof) cans!

Photo of Deewhy4
3.89/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good beer for me, drink it often when i need to quench my thirst. Not one of my favorites but definitely my go to beer when i need one.

Photo of BB1980
3.71/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Best Mexican beer out there.

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Modelo Especial from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
65 out of 100 based on 1,776 ratings.