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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Mexico
gmodelo.mx

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed as a model of what good beer should be, this rich, full-flavored Pilsner-style Lager delivers a crisp, refreshing taste.

Well-balanced taste and light hop character with a crisp, clean finish. Modelo Especial is characterized by an orange blossom honey aroma with a hint of herb.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,069
Reviews:
635
Ratings:
2,483
pDev:
22.54%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
743
Trade:
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Ratings: 2,483 |  Reviews: 635
Photo of Bukihawk
3.59/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hefsbeercaps
3.03/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dxpnthedrunk
5/5  rDev +76.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I used to drink nothing but modelo. This was my favorite beer. very smooth and crisp and just downright Delicious. Best mexican brew out there.

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Photo of a_smith4254
3.23/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jsalz21
2.19/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ChrisBeerDrinker94
2.52/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not the worst beer in the world but no where close to the best. Moderately priced Mexican Pilsner but does not live up to its name. Color is great, smell not so good. Like dirty socks. Taste is ok, a little watery, some orange flavor, very little hops. Smooth when cold but any warmer it tastes like piss. I’ll definitely grab a Corona over this any day.

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Photo of Satsuma
2.94/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nass
3/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am picking up on some malt, grains, corn but not corn syrup which is a plus. There is no date on the can just some long julian code. i'm not picking up on any honey or orange blossom. All I have left to say is Modelo over Corona all day. Cheers! B-

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Photo of ONUMello
3/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a mug
A: Light orange, 1/2 finger head
S: Malt, light hops, light earth
T: Matches the nose
M: Light-bodies, crisp
O: Not too complex but tasty & refreshing

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Photo of Jrodriguez09121991
3.92/5  rDev +38%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PhilsPils
2/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a surprisingly deep gold color with a quickly falling head. Slight bread aroma, maybe a hint of citrus. Hops are of the woody variety and just enough to balance the malt sweetness. No off tastes so not terrible for the style. Passable with Mexican food but only if Bohemia is not available.

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Photo of robstokesguitar
3.2/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of neenerzig
3.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Having a bottle of this at a Superbowl party am at. Poured out of a clear 12 oz. bottle into one of a plastic pint glass/cup, this pours a Lear, medium golden color with a white head that’s about half an inch thick thick when first poured. Head settles to a medium sized to thick ring lining the inside of the glass along with just a bit of lacing and a cluster swirl of foam on the beer’s surface. Aromas of some slightly bready malts and not much else really. The taste is pretty much the same, with some slightly bready, malt sweetness with some mild earthy and piney hops. Not a really strong flavor profile at all. No obvious metallic or off flavors here like there are with other beers of this style, just not a strong enough overall. Has a somewhat crisp, somewhat smooth, light to medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a clean finish. I guess this is better than a lot of their beers I’ve had of this style.

Eric

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Photo of aprabhu
2.93/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of aatazebeats
1.59/5  rDev -44%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of irishcoyle
3/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bluesfolk19
3.04/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tantonys
3/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ok Mexican beer. Nothing special, nothing offensive.

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Photo of CodyBasden
2.52/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of d5001986
2/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of rooster1970
2.88/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of corywalston
2.69/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of desint
1.9/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of MoreBeer4me
1/5  rDev -64.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

If the joy of diluted piss with some sugar added is appealing, then this is the beer for you!

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Photo of Sabtos
2.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear gold with a white meringue foam, this one's sweet yet skunky, bringing relatively complex notes of lemon and orange peel with the more expected and dominant notes of corn and bread via a crisp medium-light body that actually finishes semi-dry. The tingly carbonation and mild citrusy flavor readily lifts Mexican food on the palate without interfering.

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Modelo Especial from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 2.84 out of 5 with 2,483 ratings