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

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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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2.72/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

I bought this beer at the local market an decidied to try it out.

Appearnace: Pours a crystal clear medium slightly golden yellow and brwon. amll amounts of lacing are observed.

Smell: Light to moderate aromas of t malts, especially corn along with some hops.

Taste: The taste is very bland moderate body of light maltand lots of corn . There is a light bitterness.

Mouthul: moderate amounts of carbonation. It is over carbonated, lending it a touch of sharpness at end of swallow . It is too heavy and thick for the lack of flavours.

Overall. It is pretty bland beer. This beer is price at the high end price range Going for one looar a beeer. Icehouse, natural ice, pbr, coors are lots better options for a cheaper price. I would choose Corona or Lecate over this beer.

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2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of TheSixthRing
2.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Pours clear and golden with a white, half finger head. Leaves a mostly bare on the surface, with only a ring of bubbles on clinging to the side of the glass. Lacing is spotty

Smell - Definite notes of skunk, while touches of grain and sweetness make up the bulk of what's left.

Taste - Somewhat stale grain upfront, then edges on malt sweetness and a touch of grassy bitterness near the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body, with a crisp, bone dry finish.

Overall - It's drinkable, but 98% of the beers out there fit that mold. Not something I'd care to purchase, but I wouldn't turn it down if offered. Inoffensive; the kind of beer you drink to catch a buzz. It's certainly not for the enjoyment of great taste.

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3/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +41.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -37.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of SebD
2.41/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: It has a pale straw yellow color to it. It has a thin white head that dies down fast and leaves no lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of skunk, corn, some bready notes and light grassy hops.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a grainy malts, corn, some breadiness, light grassy hops and some skunkiness.

Mouthfeel: It has a high carbonation with a light and watery overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with bland flavors and aromas. I'd take a Dos Equis over this.

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2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

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3/5  rDev +6.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -37.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -37.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +24.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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3/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Jsteez
2.25/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 24 oz. can into a dimpled beer mug.

Beer #7 in my great American Adjunct lager hunt (even though this is Mexican, I still consider it to be under the adjunct lager umbrella, sorry).

A-Deep gold, looks better than the typcial Adjunct piss yellow color. Poured a 1/2 finger soda water head that fizzled quickly and left a slight white ring around the edges of the beer. No lacing at all. Lower carbonation in the glass.

S-Grain, sweet corn, and water.

T-For a cheap Mexican-American Adjunct style lager, it actually had some sweet malt character. Of course the dominant tastes were corn and cheap cereal. The aftertaste was wet and didn't leave a strong aftertaste, which is what I like in a good cheap lager.

M-Highly carbonated and it did quench my thirst. There was an element of crispness, but nothing too special. Quite watery, really.

Overall-I had no expectations when I bought this. It surprised me more than I thought it would. It wasn't spectacular, and in fact, it was quite average. It's just a good way to wash down spicy food.

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2/5  rDev -29.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev +6.4%

Modelo Especial from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 2.82 out of 5 with 2,345 ratings