Estrella | Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 10-14-2004

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Ratings: 80 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of tankard666
5/5  rDev +83.8%

Photo of Bud-rules
5/5  rDev +83.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bikeman_110
4.4/5  rDev +61.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bought in a bottle-never hear dof this beer before. Almost as goos as carta blanca. Defininitely will buy this again if it comes to my state. Blows Corona away and is among the top Mexican beers

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Photo of Clem8810
4.28/5  rDev +57.4%

Photo of g35rider
4.25/5  rDev +56.3%

Photo of TerryMills
4/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Might be my new favorite Mexican beer.. Better that modelo or corona as far as I can tell.

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Photo of Foyle
4/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from 25oz can into pint glass.
Pours a 2" pillowy white head which drops quickly with moderate lacing. Color is clear gold with abundant streaming bubbles. Aroma of grain husks and white bread dough. Mouthfeel is thin with a crisp finish. Flavor of lightly toasted barley, sweet corn, with a hint of hops. Enjoyed this one, better tasting than some of its Mexican competitors.

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Photo of Glopez
3.75/5  rDev +37.9%

Photo of tesguino
3.74/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a beer from the light lager family without the taste of rice and corn accentuated, i drink this beer for first time the past year because its no sold in all the country, but is good in my appreciation, smell like areal beer, taste is low by the average, drinkability is for a take 4 or 5 only.

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Photo of nekronos
3.73/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Extremely lager. NOt tastes bad, but it is a little more like water. It has been distributed widely now in the whole country, but I already knew its flavor. PErhaps the beers they are bringing now here are a little stronger. That happens very often here, the flavor changes.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.65/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 5

So I'm in Puerto Vallarta and this is what goes for a special not local beer. Yeah I'm trouble, its going to be a week full of liqour, sadly.'

It pours, smells and tastes like any other mexi beer. Its light gold very clear with a little of hops. Of course its easy to drink, but has not alcohol or mouthfeel.

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Photo of Furlinator
3.44/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spikester
3.35/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear gold with one finger of white head that departs rather quickly. No lacing.
Smell is fresh corn chip mineral water and a whiff of grassy hops.
Taste is corn chip mineral water some bready malts and the grassy hop shows up toward the end.
Mouthfeel is almost medium mostly from the high carbonation. Finish is dry and pretty neutral.
Usually I don't like the low abv beers due to thin body and watery flavor but I did enjoy this one more than I expected.
Good hot weather beer.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.35/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Estrella Jalisco has a thick, white, creamy head, a pale straw, bubbly appearance, and some lacing left behind. The aroma is of bread dough and corn tortilla. Taste is of sweet, white bread, sourdough bread, and grassy hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Estrella Jalisco finishes crisp, easy going, and enjoyable.


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Photo of SteveJeremy
3.33/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

One of the best Mexican beers I've ever had - almost comes off as a milder white beer sans any of the spices, but is incredibly drinkable and (in a can) no skunkiness of which to note. Blows Corona out of the water, though that's not difficult, and is on-par with Modelo in taste and quality, only being a bit lighter.

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Photo of vikinggary28
3.29/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer has just recently started being marketed here in Northern California so I thought I'd give it a try. It looks like a typical Mexican pale lager and smells and tastes pretty much the same. Really nothing to distinguish it from Corona or Pacifico except I prefer those brands more. I can see myself knocking down a few of these on a hot summer day, but not until they knock the price down a little. $7.99 a six pack. I think naught.

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Photo of AaronHomoya
3.25/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Golden yellow with big bubbles and a decent, white head. Pretty good retention.

Aroma is kinda nice with malt sweetness, a touch of corn, and some noticeable German noble-type hops presence.

Taste is sweet and light, smooth and a bit spicy at the finish with the bit of hops. Aftertaste is of lingering malts.

A smooth-drinking beer that seemed a bit better than BMC or Corona, but stil fairly similar in style. Would be very refreshing.

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Photo of dro7
3.23/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer keeps its head longer than most other pale lagers. It is definitely different than a Corona or Modelo in that this one is very light and has a slight sweetness the other Mexican brands. Great beer for a hot summer day to have while BBQing. Not one of the best beers out there, but it is good for what it sets out to be. It's a good cheap Mexican beer

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Photo of ultrasrs
3.18/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nigeldazooman
3.12/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zorro
3.1/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Says Estrella Jalisco on the label but I am sure this is the same beer even though it says it is brewed in Guadalajara.

Clear yellow colored beer with a small white colored head.

Smells of powdery yeast and mild sweet malt. Faint caramel. Little bit of noble hop it comes out in the scent of grass. Corn is detectable.

Starts out mildly sweet with a fairly strong mineral water flavor. Quite fizzy the carbonation level is high. Quite clean flavored no detectable flavor defects. Toasted grain and faint grass. But this is very mildly flavored.

Mouthfeel is seltzer water.

Overall exactly what it pretends to be, an unoffensive Mexican Lager. But this is WAY better than a funky Corona and a very good hot weather beer. Just don't compare it to a World class German Lager.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.05/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A- Pouring this one really surprised me because of the head that it retains. Normally, a beer in this style just pours clear and medium to light golden yellow with a head that is fizzy and then gone. This one on the other hand has a small, somewhat creamy head that sticks around a decent bit. Looks as it should in the glass.

S- Grainy and extremely light malt notes greet the nose first. The usual, strong, 'skunky' scent from Mexican imports is not there in the scent, but in its place, a light, sweet smell pops up.

T- Light and crisp right up front, this one starts out very predictably. The lightest malts possible are the dominating flavor at the beginning, providing just a bit of sweetness as well. The middle and back end of the drink is mostly just a continuation of the light sweetness that sums up in a crispy finish that is quickly off of the tongue.

M- Light and easy to drink and very thirst quenching. That's all that needs to be said.

Overall, this is a slightly better version of (insert Mexican import brand here). It does have a leg up on most of its competitors just because it lacks the skunky flavor and has just a touch of sweetness.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of warpedrevolution
3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SnatchyMcPants
3/5  rDev +10.3%

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