Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

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

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Modelo EspecialModelo Especial
2,295 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-22-2001

Bros Score:
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,295 |  Reviews: 598
Photo of omnibusfilms
2/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of herrburgess
2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of plumcrazyfx
3.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of brywhite
2.69/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Kirian
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Rod_J
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Eaglefan344
2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of bocaoma
2/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of Sheesh101
3.5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of Auraan
3.3/5  rDev +17%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured a clear golden color with no head. Standard, but not horrible. Scents of maize, lager yeast and malt. Standard for an American Adjunct Lager. Flavor is mild, beginning with malt, maize and lager yeast, these flavors stay throughout, with a mild hop bitterness showing up in the middle and lingering on the aftertaste, with a bit of a metallic twinge, but not a lot. It's pretty good, mild but refreshing, with a higher hop character than some AALs I've had, and a decent malt and adjunct flavor. Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation. Yet again standard for the style. Overall, when rated to it's style, this is a good beer. It has more flavor than many domestic options and has little of the offensive flavors other Mexican lagers can sometimes have. If it's one's only option for a lager, for instance at a Mexican restaurant, or you want a decent, inexpensive lawnmower lager, this is a good choice.

 919 characters

Photo of dcall384
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of ssgunbond
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of RummyRedbeard
2/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of AstaVictoria
2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of harrylee773
1/5  rDev -64.5%

Photo of jds8411
2/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of zero_signal
2/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of PBelt71
3.5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of MinorThreat
2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of plaid75
2.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark straw hue drank from the bottle.

The smell featured sweet adjunct and a smattering of grassy hop.

The taste was likewise grainy and sweet with a touch of boiled corn and green apple.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a pretty decent macro lager.

 284 characters

Photo of qquique1010
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of homebrew311
2.13/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Logged from notes. This brew was consumed during my Mexico in October of 2011. Pours a pale fizzy yellow with a quickly dissipating head. The nose has musty corn notes along with bread and zero hops. Not very pleasant. The taste is nearly flavorless aside from some faint corn paired with metallic flavors. A mild sweetness is present at the finish, but mainly just watery. Mouthfeel is light, fizzy, and a bit sharp. Overall, this is below average even for an AAL.

 465 characters

Photo of OgreSanchez
2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Buster
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of NickMunford
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Modelo Especial from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 2.82 out of 5 with 2,295 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.