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

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1,778 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,778
Reviews: 521
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 22.66%
Wants: 18
Gots: 243 | FT: 0
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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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Not your average "mexican style" beer. No this is not Corona, or Tecate. Modelo has a unique flavor which pairs well with seasoned, or salted foods.

S- Corn, burned hops and malts.

T- Clean presence of corn and cooked malts. Nothing offensive about the taste and is best enjoyed without a lime, if you ask me.

M- Medium bodied, high carbonation.

A good beer to enjoy while grilling some meat. You have to respect Modelo for dressing the neck on their bottles with the gold colored wrap. Nice.

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A 355ml clear glass bottle with a BB of Nov 2012. ABV is stated as 4.5%. It looks just like a bottle of weewee! Acquired from Booths a little while ago.

Poured into a straight pint glass. A clear golden colour with medium carbonation. Forms a small head of white foam that dissipates rapidly. Aroma of light malt with a stale note of overcooked veg/corn and a hint of stewed hops. Faintly sulphurous. Not great.

Tastes of light malt with a mild finish. Hints of stewed hops, corn and overdone veggies. Dry, with a faint bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is watery yet crisp, with tingly carbonation and some astringency. Weak aftertaste of light malt/corn.

Meh - a fairly typical mass-produced adjunct lager. Bland and insubstantial. Drinkable enough if cold refreshment is desired - aims low and hits the target. No need to seek it out.

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