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

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BA SCORE
66
poor

1,663 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,663
Reviews: 490
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 22.94%
Wants: 14
Gots: 160 | 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 DanielCole
2.6/5  rDev -6.8%

DanielCole, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of Alissa2579
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
Photo of MikeRusso
2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

MikeRusso, Oct 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +25.4%

Zekenyce, Oct 16, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev +10.4%

batt6343, Oct 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev +7.5%

Huntingmanof, Oct 15, 2014
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2.9/5  rDev +3.9%

smithj4, Oct 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev +7.5%

codedfreaq, Oct 12, 2014
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2/5  rDev -28.3%

Keananmichael5, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of goforbrian
3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

goforbrian, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
3/5  rDev +7.5%

Modelo Especial has a smooth flavour of beer with medium hops. No bitterness within Modelo Especial. Medium foam is a characteristic of Modelo Especial. Carbonation disappears quickly within Modelo Especial. I am the person who posted the photo of Modelo Especial.

xxxxxxxxxxxxx, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of CrusinforaBrewsin
1.5/5  rDev -46.2%

CrusinforaBrewsin, Oct 11, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev +16.1%

Mnykamp, Oct 10, 2014
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1/5  rDev -64.2%

JKV96, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.12/5  rDev +11.8%

Hiding the overall review score so I can rate this without bias. It's always better that way.

Fancy, fancy, fancy mexican beer for luchadors and bull gorers. It's got that awesome dollar store gold foil wrapping on the top like you're about to pop some heavenly wine. On the label is imprinted "Cerveza...MODELO...Especial". With two lions on the side. Let's get to it, shall we?

Appearance (3.25) : A fluffy yellowish off-white head that is initially 2 fingers but takes almost no time to disappear completely. The body is a golden amber hue with lots of bubbles lining the glass.

Aroma (3) : As it sits on my desk, I can smell the beer from here, and it smells very vegetal. I'll put my nose to the glass and see what I can come up with...

Heavy corn aroma, with some mild plant hop behind it. The corn is interesting...perhaps roasted corn tortilla, or tortilla chips. Leafy plant definitely comes in 2nd though.

Taste (3.25) : The initial taste isn't bad, it's very smooth and flavorful. It has a good balance. But in a literal second, as the brew bounces back towards your throat, that harmony is thrown asunder by a rotten corn/musty hop flavor, ending with a dry, musty, roasted vegetal corn mash. Overall the flavor isn't terrible, in fact it's miles and smiles better than Corona Extra, but it's still remarkably bad.

Mouthfeel (3) : Watery, carbonated, ends dry. Light bodied to be expected.

Overall (3.12) : Again, this beer is leagues better than Corona Extra. I don't even want to look at a Corona again. Modelo Especial is still pretty terrible, but drinkable. If someone showed up to a party with Modelo, or if it was in a cooler full of macro light lagers, I'd take this in a second. If there were anything else that was in the running however, I would leave it chilling in the icebox. I hope that makes sense. I'll pass on this brew next time.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Oct 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

hurshybear, Oct 08, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

Allegue04, Oct 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

Beerasaurus, Oct 08, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -19.4%

sdavis2, Oct 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +79.2%

Mando1052, Oct 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

wilsonbaron, Oct 07, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -37.3%

SpartyJoe, Oct 06, 2014
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2.8/5  rDev +0.4%

SirHopsHoppington, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of darter909
1.25/5  rDev -55.2%

Well, what can I say. Some drunk left behind a can of this so I put it my fridge until the moment when it was all I had. I really hadn't tasted beer like this for a long, long time. Back in the day you could buy a six pack of Red White and Blue for maybe two bucks. Or some dive might have pitcher night or something. If you were to overhear a party discussing this beer and one said "Taste like piss" his mate would probably just retort "How would you know?", but nobody would disagree. Where you might expect the taste of hops you are met witht he taste of what? is it vinegar? Smells like something in a photography darkroom - fixer, I guess. Also, has that 'left out all night' quality that I recall from days past. In the same way that old coffee is 'off', so is this, fresh from the can. I commend the brewers for their disdain of humanity and their apparent commercial success is converting Mexican wastewater (I guess that would explain it) into a viable commercial product. Packs a kick too - which would help with the prospect of downing a second one. I'll give this 1.25 (not 1.0) just so that I can reserve a place for a beer that might be even more repugnant.

darter909, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of beb86
3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

beb86, Oct 03, 2014
Modelo Especial from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
66 out of 100 based on 1,663 ratings.