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

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Modelo EspecialModelo Especial

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1,728 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,728
Reviews: 503
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 22.66%
Wants: 18
Gots: 201 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought with lunch at a local Mexican restaurant...served chilled in a can along with a frosted glass. I started drinking out of the can, and then poured into the glass after the chill left.

A=Very nice, darker golden...very good for the style. Only a bit of a head.

S=I don't remember smelling much, other than a faint whiff of hops...no corn smell.

T=For the style, this is much better than Corona, Bud, and most other BMC's--sturdy maltiness with moderate hopping, and not too sweet. Still a bit less flavorful than, say, Batch 19.

M=Moderate body...perhaps a bit too much carbonation, but not overpowering.

O=For an AAL, it is hard to do much better...would like to see more body and flavor, but a good representation for a session beer...I would like to try on tap.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Poured from bottle as a medium golden color with a one finger white head. The head fades rather fast leaving only a lighter level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is a mix of corn and some fruity smells. Mixed with these was a skunky smell with a light vegetal aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with flavors of a bread and corn mixed with hints of a caramel sweetness. As the flavor advances further the caramel fades giving rise to more sweet corn flavors. Some citrus flavors and a grassy flavor come to the tongue more at the end, leaving a rather unpleasant mix of flavors on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side in terms of its creaminess with a carbonation level that is a little above average. The thinner body and higher carbonation are quite fitting for the style, making it a rather easy drinking brew.

Overall – I think I would leave this one alone on most occasions.

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Modelo Especial from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
65 out of 100 based on 1,728 ratings.