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

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BA SCORE
64
poor

1,632 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 1,632
Reviews: 489
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 22.58%
Wants: 14
Gots: 143 | 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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Photo of metter98
2.83/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

metter98, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.05/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 30, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
3.1/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

Thorpe429, Nov 14, 2010
Photo of RoyalT
1.25/5  rDev -55.2%
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.

RoyalT, Aug 29, 2003
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2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

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2.72/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.6/5  rDev +29%

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2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +52.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +25.4%

yemenmocha, Oct 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

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1.88/5  rDev -32.6%

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2.85/5  rDev +2.2%

booga73, Oct 19, 2014
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2.6/5  rDev -6.8%

DanielCole, Oct 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +43.4%

This was my drink of choice while in Mexico. Had a nice flavor and not just water. Now and again I will pick up a 6 pack

Alissa2579, Oct 18, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.08/5  rDev +10.4%

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3/5  rDev +7.5%

Huntingmanof, Oct 15, 2014
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Modelo Especial from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
64 out of 100 based on 1,632 ratings.