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

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1,779 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,779
Reviews: 521
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 22.66%
Wants: 19
Gots: 246 | 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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Served in the bottle at Cabo Taco restaurant, consumed with spicey fish tacos.

A: Hay colored with a lot of fizz, not much lacing.

S: Smells like generic beer horse blanket, not much on aromatics.

T: It's half a step above a corona, or beer of similar ilk. The best thing I can say about the taste is that it's non-offensive. Completely neutral fizzy flavor with a one note hit of dirt from whatever hops they water it down with.

M: Fizz, watered down. Best served damn near frozen on a hot day.

O: It's alcoholic carbonated water! :)

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Hey, it's better than Bud or Miller!

Overcarbed macro with some slight grainy sweetness. The bonus is that it doesn't get really nasty like the american macro's when it slightly warms..

I don't generalyl fruit my beer, but I also don't generally drink adjunct lagers... but, I'll throw a little sliver of lime in one of these cans and be happy on a hot day or at a party... it's worht the extra couple of bux over the american versions...

let's call it slightly behind Red Stripe and very similar in that it has at least some alternate qualities that aren't negative...

touch of hops present and a pleasant sweetness backbone... not as off-putting as many others in the style...

a touch of lemongrass/sweettgrass and hops and water.. nothing else..

tastes just like I thought it would... a negro modelo light...

If it were 8.99 a 12 like the american macro's - i'd stock it during the summer... but it's not...

still a decent freezing cold summer beer that can be piounded in mass quantites without toom uch damage being done... other than to your wasteline...

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