Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

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

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Modelo EspecialModelo Especial
2,279 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: 2,279 |  Reviews: 592
Photo of Foyle
2.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: sudsy white head of less than an inch, recedes rapidly leaving light lacing. Golden straw color. Heavy amount of carbonation bubbles.

Aroma: corn, a little toasted grain, no detectable hop aroma.

Mouthfeel: watery, crisp, slightly wet finish.

Flavor: nice balance of malt sweetness with a hint of hop bitterness for some balance.

Overall: I found this beer pleasant on a hot summer day. It is nothing outstanding, but neither is it offensive. Very drinkable with no off flavors.

 494 characters

Photo of timmy2b
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Campodog
2/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of Cameronc12
2/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of KMitch
2/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of JOldewurtel
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of thecheapies
2.57/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a faint golden color with not much going on in terms of head formation or retention. Stillwater beer doesn't boast any carbonation. A look that doesn't impress me or most others.

Some rice adjunct notes with okay dryness. Lacking crispness or any kind of depth. Malts stand strong for a half-ass lager. Not a whole lot going on right or wrong with this one. Sweetens a bit as it warms.

Has the flavor of a semi-sweet adjunct lager with a minor-league hop note. Traces of mintiness mixed with musty grains and a basic crisp nature; it all offers relief. A little corny, but forgiving. Fizzy, but diffuse. Really, a more refined approach to Mexican swill lager.

 667 characters

Photo of Pmorel
2/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of navband
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of 2GOOFY
2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of markgugs
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of ralerwen
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Tringrose11
3.75/5  rDev +33%

Photo of mattreitz49
2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of bckayaalp
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Sebas
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of JDizzle
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of tbunting75
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of LXIXME
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of artoolemomo
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of tclipse
2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of ktlthrashers
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Brenden
2.98/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

It looks the part: crystal-clear pale to medium yellow-gold, maybe a little depth to it. It actually develops a reasonably-sized, fluffy pure white head. It doesn't drop a whole lot of lace, but there's some spotting around the glass.
There's some earth on the nose, and some grassy and herbal hops make a show. It's got more hops than most AALs, but it has an unfortunate skunkiness to it as well.
The skunk doesn't really translate to the flavor, which is nice. It's still got light notes of grass and herb with a bit of pale, dry malts.
The feel is better than what most of this style have to offer, light-bodied without being terribly watery, a bit thin but not as much as most. It's got plenty of crispness and it actually gets pretty smooth. That it's pretty clean is also a plus.

 787 characters

Photo of ApplePi
2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of spazx
1/5  rDev -64.5%

Modelo Especial from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 2.82 out of 5 with 2,279 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.