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

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Modelo EspecialModelo Especial

Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-22-2001

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look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance 2.25
Aroma 2.25
Taste 3.00
Mouthfeel 2.75
Overall 2.75

Pours a clear yellow, golden color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention and lacing are very minimal. Yeasty, sour fruit type aroma. Nothing much to the taste. Slight caramel up front with a slight bitter finish. The sour fruit notes come out in the aftertaste. Not a bad beer. There is a decent bitter finish. Would drink if no craft beers available.

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Poured from a 24 ounce can into a liter mug. The beer pours clear golden with a frothy white head. There are lots of visible tiny bubbles in the glass. The beer smells like grain husks with some sweetness. It has the classic American lager aroma. What you get in the flavor is a very straightforward pale lager. You get the flavor of the barley malt, but there aren't a lot of hop notes here. They weren't strong in the aroma, but there is some minor back end bitterness. The body is light with strong carbonation. The finish is crisp and dry. This beer is highly drinkable. This is a good beer.

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Consumed July 9th, 2013 at a Mexican restaurant.

Beer is a very clear, very pale yellow. A thin white head disappears fairly quickly, but it does provide some sheeting on the glass sides. Correct to style as I understand it.

Aroma is sweet and, unless I'm imagining things, I smell husky grains (corn and rice).

Flavor is exactly like the aroma: slightly sweet, husky grains. Almost no bitterness at all.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with slight carbonation liveliness.

No nasty flavors and easy drinkability don't make this a great beer, but it seems to be hitting the hallmarks of the style pretty well. For the record, my g/f ordered this for me while I was in the restroom. Otherwise, this never would have happened!

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Modelo Especial from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
2.87 out of 5 based on 2,219 ratings.
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