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

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BA SCORE
65
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1,760 Ratings
THE BROS
78
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Ratings: 1,760
Reviews: 514
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 22.66%
Wants: 17
Gots: 228 | 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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Photo of RENDERUSELESS
3.01/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of swgwilt
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.

Photo of Franziskaner
2.76/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Gold in color with a fingernail of white head around the rim and a bit in the middle. Some light lacing in the glass. I smell corn and perhaps some German bittering hops. The taste is corn and well water like lager yeast. The bittering hops also do show in the fade. The body is thin and nearly flat.

Photo of Hopmeplease
2.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

would buy again. for qty, not savory.

Photo of robebo44
2.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rden4654
3.43/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of Paulieblaze
2.19/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Great beer for a summer day, cheap, easy to drink. I actually stock it for my low class friends who don't like craft beers.

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

Photo of MustyDusty
2.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of RBuckley73
2.94/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of spedprof
2.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of Life-Love-Beer
2.91/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tedho21
2.25/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SIRSOG
2.66/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Andres13
3.64/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of Clem8810
2.2/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of BKotch
3/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of misternebbie
2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Birdlegs
3/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +52.9%

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3.16/5  rDev +13.7%

Modelo Especial from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
65 out of 100 based on 1,760 ratings.