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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-22-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,321
Reviews:
615
Ratings:
2,360
pDev:
22.7%
Bros Score:
3.4
 
 
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31
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672
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Ratings: 2,360 |  Reviews: 615
Photo of DigitGrowler
3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NRMeadmore
3.22/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Houlio_99
3.51/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Harrison8
3.73/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a nearly crystal-clear yellow-orange with a finger of white head. Head retention is okay with a long, lingering ring of white foam. Aroma is dank from the moment the bottle cap is pryed off. Herbal, floral, and rye hops add a little spiciness. Flavor profile is dank, herbal, floral, and rye hops with a touch of biscuit malt at the end. Nice dry spiciness to it. The dank note lingers for a long while. Mouth feel is thin and fizzy, but refreshing and nearing a crispy feel. Overall, a good lager with a refreshing quality. Dank notes can't be understated.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

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Photo of beertunes
2.74/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

24oz can poured into 12oz tulip. Poured a clean, clear light gold color with just a thin cap of white head that had no retention or lacing.

The aroma was sorta benign, except for sweet corn scent, and a touch of skunk.

On the tongue, the corn and skunk weren't noticeable, but there also weren't any real positive flavor aspects either.

The body was light, crisp, and had a semi-sweet finish, as expected.

Drinkability was fine, for what it is. Overall, eh, whatever. Drink it for the tick, or pass it by. Up to you.

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Photo of HelloImA7
2.24/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Tstromer
2.9/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of swierczt
2.49/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of choll
4.5/5  rDev +59.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap. Smooth Mexican beer. Somewhat sweet taste very easy to drink. Have to try it in cans and bottles and see how much difference there is. Would get on tap again. Cheers.

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Photo of cardfan212
2.31/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Drank from a 12 ounce bottle. Rating is based on the style.

Look - The foil is annoying to deal with but looks nice. The clear bottle shows off the clear golden liquid inside.

Smell - Slightly hoppy with a strong dank tone. Not great.

Taste - Surprised to find a decent hoppy character with a mild malt backbone. Still not a great taste.

Feel - Not too carbonated, in the pleasant zone. Easy to drink.

Overall - Not the worst drinker, but the foil is a big inconvenience, and the smell is slightly offputting.

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Photo of anomalousclouds
2.92/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jbbdrinker
2.86/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Smells of sweet grain and hops. The tall heads quickly fades to a bubbled skin. The copper colored brew has a sharp, soda like carbination. There is a prominate over-cooked hop flavor backed by a slightly metallic bitterness. A touch of sweet grain comes up a bit near the end. The flavor grows a bit astringent as it warms.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Everything you want in a Mexican Ale; light like Alexis Ren after a fresh steam, and crisp like Adriana Lima walkin’ down The catwalk in September. Nowhere near amazing, but I still feel it, ya feel me?

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Photo of dataslal
2.78/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of matuto
2.25/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

On tap. Much like a watered down Budweiser. It looks and smells too much like soda. No foam. A bit metallic taste. Fizzy light body with a little bitterness, not bad.

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Photo of mikeycibelli
3.56/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jackjaffar
3.38/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harsley
4.12/5  rDev +46.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a good beer if you review it to the style. Too many people review this low because they don’t like the style. This is way better than most American made adjunct lagers I’ve tried. Very refreshing, no weird sweetness and you can taste the malt and hops. Highly crushable with some brisket tacos.

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Photo of Czequershuus
2.14/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

This beer pours a clear gold with a minimal head. The aroma is very mild, with notes of sweet corn, polenta, and butter. The flavor is quite neutral, with a sweet corn quality, a bit of biscuit malt, and virtually nothing else. The mouthfeel is very light with quite vibrant carbonation. Overall this is an incredibly dull beer - the flavor at least is less sweet that the aroma indicates, but there is nothing much to recommend here.

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

Photo of EMV
2.52/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a clear 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear light golden pour. Fizzy white head... falls fast with minimal lacing.

S: Macro adjuncts... light cereal grain and corn. Tea-like... not overtly skunked which is a win.

T/F: Thin cereal grains.. corn sweetness with more bitterness than expected. Thin and watery.. fizzy carbonation. Fairly clean/crisp.

O: Not much to this flavor-wise, although it wasn't skunked which is kind of a win. Better than Corona I suppose... nothing much to recommend it but better than most of the light Mexican lagers so... there's that.

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Photo of Cobos
4.1/5  rDev +45.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zyzz
2.3/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of beergoot
2.46/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Crystal clear gold body; lively carbonation yet the head is thin and wispy. Faint cereal grain scent. Metallic-like taste; some corn; fairly bitter. Thin body; weak and watery on the palate; mostly dry finish.

Not much to recommend for this beer other than, despite the lack of distinctive and desirable flavor, it is a beer with a mild alcohol content. It would be a good, cheap, hot summer day thirst quencher.

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Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
3.73/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Beer has a light feel overall, but a consistent mouthful, with hops and light spice throughout. Light feel overall, and moderate carbonation. Beer has light grain smell, and not much else-- this is not a complex beer at all.

This is a hard to beat beer for a hot summer day-- very enjoyable overall, and one can actually enjoy this Mexican beer without any fruit! One of the better Mexican beers.

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Beer rating: 2.82 out of 5 with 2,360 ratings