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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-22-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,342
Reviews:
624
Ratings:
2,434
pDev:
22.61%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
711
Trade:
0
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Photo of Beercase
4.4/5  rDev +55.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A nice crisp,refreshing pilsner. Perfect gold color and very refreshing without a lingering taste. Perfect beer to pound down all day

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Photo of Dalkri
3.22/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of tb77
2.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of cbutova
2.17/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

A- Crystal clear pour from the can which feels somewhat foreign in the modern age of beer. A tiny white layer forms atop the beer and it quickly dies out. Thousands of bubbles rapidly rise to the top and lacing is nonexistent.

S- Just smells oddly sweet like rock candy, cane sugar and wet sweet base grains. Besides that there are just some estery pale fruits like apple or similar.

T- Follows up on the aroma with the dominant characteristic of the beer being the sweets and grainy flavor. Bread, cracker, cane sugar, corn and mashed barley lead into apple and a whisper of spicy hops.

MF- Uber light bodied with just a fizzy and slightly foamy texture. Very high level of bubbles and a hint of bitterness.

Sweetness with just a hint of yeast flavor and hops. Certainly nothing special lacking a big flavor to get into but at least not offensive or totally flavorless.

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Photo of JohnDon
2.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jzeilinger
3.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Light gold to medium gold color with thin soapy lacing that dissipates quickly, light carbonation.

S - Earthy, grainy, light citrus zest.

T - Grainy throughout with light honey malt, some citrus with a little earthiness, and a balanced finish.

M - Medium body with prickly carbonation that gives way to a creamy finish.

O - Been a long time since I've had this beer. Nothing special but it certainly hits the spot when you're thirsty.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
4.71/5  rDev +66.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Uzivra26
2.86/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Al3x_lozano21
2.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of AngEo
2.93/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BayAreaJoe
3.26/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Decent pilsner-style basic lager. Anyone rating this 2.5 or lower is just a straight hater with an unreliable opinion or a noob. Pretty much dunks on just about every other macro regular, light, or Mexican lager out.

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Photo of ghooul
3.38/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Big_V
3.54/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbclib7285
2.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of DarkStar75
3.57/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good beer..underrated. Its golden and has a better overall flavor than Bud or Coors imo..you can actually taste a little hop and malt flavor in there, well balanced. Very easy drinking.

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Photo of Spikester
3.67/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear deep gold with one finger of two minute head. No lace.
Smell is grains and grassy hops.
Taste is balanced grains and grassy herbal hops.
Mouthfeel is light and well carbonated. The finish is dry and crisp.
Overall a tasty cervesa.

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Photo of neckescaper
3.81/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PMakowski
3.39/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

24 Oz Can poured into glass
Look - Clear light gold or straw color. Foam head fades very fast leaving no lacing
Smell - not a whole lot there, just basic grain or corn and subtle sweetness
Taste - pretty much tastes what the ingredients are, the corn and hops (can barely detect them) hit first and then yeast and barley malt finish but it is a very basic beer taste. Some sweetness but not bad at all. It is certainly drinkable and refreshing cold. I would say the carbonation is medium-high. Solid beer.

Not much else to say about it, Grade is B

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Photo of rairis01
2.99/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of iftcoach
3/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of maxarvo
2.9/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of SSGCujo
3/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of YonDeLuis
2.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of baseballandbrews2005
4.61/5  rDev +62.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of spartacat300
2.9/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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Modelo Especial from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 2.83 out of 5 with 2,434 ratings