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

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BA SCORE
65
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1,729 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,729
Reviews: 504
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 22.66%
Wants: 18
Gots: 202 | 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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1/5  rDev -64%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

No thank you, water will do just fine.

Photo of dacrza1
1.66/5  rDev -40.3%
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...

Photo of rootevan67
3.03/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dikebrewery
3.46/5  rDev +24.5%
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.

Photo of atryes
3.16/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BBlov
2.35/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of TylerKitchens
2.82/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Patatuchy
3.03/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SkiBum22
2.25/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Omer_faruck
3.04/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DuffDaddy
4/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pints at El Norteno in Winter Haven with chicken fajitas.

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of frinknasty
3.1/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bunuelian
2.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beejay
3.11/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: Clear, and yellow amber with white head.

S: Very light, with slight bread and grass notes.. a touch sweet. Pretty subdued, which is somewhat appropriate for the style.

T: Lightly bready, and crisp. The finish has a touch of bitterness, but there is no discernible hop flavor.

F: Light, incredibly bubbly, with a clean, albeit watery finish.

O: Overall it is a pretty simple brew.. easy drinking, crisp, and fairly unoffensive. Decent for beer you don't want to think about. Add some fresh lime juice and sea salt, and boom!

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2.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Nora3
2.03/5  rDev -27%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

felt like a mexican pbr

Photo of muddyh2oblues
2.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bundy462
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of RENDERUSELESS
3.01/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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2.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Reds76
2.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cryptichead
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of noproduction
2/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not great, but a lot more accessible and drinkable than most AAL's.

Photo of CalgaryFMC
2.67/5  rDev -4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Can poured into a standard pint glass somewhere in Mexico (actually in Cabo San Lucas but whatever). A dark than expected orange-yellow with a light dappling of white bubbles rimming the glass. Aroma is slightly astringent and grainy, with an overarching corn sweetness. I was actually pleasantly surprised with the taste, perhaps because the expectancy bar was set appropriately low. There is a subtle buttery raisin note in there, along with a watermelon rind-like element (noble hops? ... Whoa...). Almost like a drastically watered-down Oktoberfest and distinct from other Mexican mainstream adjunct lagers in this regard. The expected corn sweetness is of course still present. Obviously its thin and watery, but there are at least some other low key flavors to note here. Perhaps I am guilty of overstating the case. At least this is almost as available as Corona and Pacifico in these parts.

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Modelo Especial from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
65 out of 100 based on 1,729 ratings.