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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2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

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2.28/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams glass. This review is for with and without lime added. Pours a nice medium gold color but with almost no head. No lacing. Aroma is slightly sweet, with a hint of bread. After adding lime, it smells much more citrusy. Go figure. Taste is almost non-existent, with very little by way of malt, hops, or anything else. With no lime, there is almost no flavor and I now understand why it comes with lime. Even lime doesn't really bring much to the party. But it IS better. Has a decent mouthfeel, smooth with a hint of carbonation. It does do well with spicy Mexican food when served with a lime, so it's got that going for it.

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2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

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2/5  rDev -29.1%

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3/5  rDev +6.4%

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3/5  rDev +6.4%

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3/5  rDev +6.4%

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3/5  rDev +6.4%

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2/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of dogfishandi
1.71/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12oz can at fridge temp poured into a pint glass.

Purs out a bright golden yellow color, kinda what my pee looks like after I drink an energy drink. Big, fizzy white head quickly fades to a super thin, patchy, soapy layer. Super clear.

Smells like absolutely nothing. Maybe the slightest buttered corny grains.

Mineral water, hose water, slightest buttered sweet grain.

Thin, watery, but not really overcharged like most.

Worst than most macro lagers. AVOID!

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3/5  rDev +6.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

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2/5  rDev -29.1%

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3.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 24oz can into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear pale gold with a finger wide head of foam that disappeared quickly and left very little lacing.

Smell: Smells like any other AAL. Some grain, corn, and that's really about it.

Taste: Zero bitterness, a lot of malt, corn, and a fair amount of sweetness compared to other beers in this style. Very little after taste, this beer goes down really easy.

Mouthfeel: Very light mouthfeel with a moderate amount of carbonation. Leaves very little trace once swallowed down.

Overall: Probably my favorite maco Mexican beer, which might not be saying much, but it's still decent.

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2.83/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of corn and grainy malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has initial flavors of corn (and hints of sweetness) followed by notes of grainy malts and a light amount of hop bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied (but not really watery) on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and isn't really that bad when compared to other beers in the style.

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Modelo Especial from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 2.82 out of 5 with 2,377 ratings