Estrella Jalisco | Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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Estrella JaliscoEstrella Jalisco

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Latarnik on 07-16-2016

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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 31
Reviews by DavidST:
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2.46/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of StonedTrippin
2.44/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

its hard to really say this is bad, in that there arent really many off flavors or anything in here, its not metallic or cheap or even adjuncty tasting compared with a lot of its peers. the thing is, there really isnt much flavor at all, its almost water, absent of any real beer character, so i guess if you want something impossibly light without the grossness of a lot of the cheaper adjunct light lagers, this could be a good pick for you. for me, i appreciated it not tasting corny or syrupy, but i wished it had some beer flavor, the faintest pale malt thing here, a touch of sweetness, like the sugar water you put in a hummingbird feeder, minimal but its there. no hops at all, perhaps the lightest lager yeast hit, but its so cleaned up that very little of its flavor remains. its dry enough at the end and has decent carbonation. it also doesnt taste spoiled from the clear glass, or chemical to prevent it. i would never buy this, but i would pull it out of a random cooler ahead of quite a few others in this category, for whatever thats worth...

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.25/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jeschaefer
3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dcbeers
2.87/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of WickedBeer
3.38/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beersampler6
3.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Although classified as an AAL, I found this one more refreshing - although slightly less flavorful - than the other typical ones in this style. Tried this one on tap. Nice golden color, a little head and very mild lingering lacing. Smells very faintly of grains and malt. Tastes of malt, grain, caramel and corn without much bitterness. Very clean and crisp. Mild mouthfeel with good carbonation. Would try others from this category just to compare.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
2.84/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. "Estrella Jalisco"
12 fl. oz. clear glass bottle, coded "LD198148 02:00"

Notes via stream of consciousness: I was expecting this to be skunked but it's not. Interesting. On the other hand, it doesn't smell that great either. It's sweetish and "malty" although I'm quite sure there's a lot of adjunct in use, it has that kind of aroma to it. It's poured a clear yellow gold body beneath a short head of bright white that's made up of fairly large bubbles. No lacing. On to the flavor... yes, there's definitely a lot of sugar added to this one. If you're not sure what a heavily adjunct laden beer tastes like this is a perfect example. It just doesn't have a full malt flavor, it's sugary, and it's "thin" in flavor. Fortunately it's pretty clean. Sometimes these beers show a lot of fermentation flaws but this one is pretty good. As you might imagine there's hardly any hop flavor to it, and what is there is very "generic". I'm guessing it's hop extract but who knows. A modest bitterness balances it fairly well but some sweetish "malt" does stick around in the end. I don't particularly find that pleasant but it's not cloying. There's not enough to it for that to happen, it's only medium-light in body; and the crisp carbonation helps to clean it up a little bit as well. I'll assume that most people drink this with a lime wedge which would probably work. Ahh, and so I've made the Corona Extra connection, I might as well go ahead and compare the two and just say that Corona Extra has more malt flavor to it and probably undergoes a longer maturation in the tank. This isn't horrible but it's not as good. I wonder if it's cheaper? Regardless, I can't really recommend this unless you have no other choice.
Review# 6,134

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Photo of Couragejuice
2.32/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

It’s a bit lite and sweet. Frothy Head. I can see drinking lots of these and not worrying about driving. It’s more watery than most Mexican beers I’ve had ie Modelo, Corona, Pacifico etc. it’s not the worst but if I had a pick I’d go Modelo. That said. It’s better than Tecate lol

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Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Estrella Jalisco brwed by Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V., with an ABV of 4.50% This American Adjunct Lager pours out a nice golden amber color with a small white head. There is some thin lacing to this brew, it does stick to the side of the glass. The smell is rich with sweetness, lots of grains and malts. Hops are really faint in the smell, but it is there. So far this brew has the look and smell of most American Adjunct Lagers on the market, not saying that is a bad thing. Now for the taste, it is Bold with smooth flavors. It is what you would find in this style of brew. Lots of grains, malts. The body of Estrella Jalisco is a light medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. I really like how smooth and clean this brew goes down. I thought this would be a bit stronger , but it is nice an smooth. This brew would go nice on a hot summer day. The mouth feel of Estrella Jalisco is Bold, Clean, Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I'm going to give this brew a solid 4 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. For being a Mexican style brew this is one of the better ones. If you are looking for smooth and clean with no bad aftertaste, look this one up.

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Photo of BrewAskew
3.25/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not bad but not too special. Review coming soon.

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Photo of tone77
3.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a clear 12 oz. bottle. Has a bright golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, light grains. Taste is crisp, malts, crackers, some grains. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall, while not particularly flavorful, it's a refreshing beer and not bad for the style.

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Photo of Brolo75
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a very pale yellow, very clear, average amount of carbonation streaming up the middle, no head retention, no lacing, looks like an average adjunct lager.

A: Old musty cardboard smell, hint of skunk, smells like a watered down Corona, not much going on.

T: Some skunk up front, some maltiness in the finish, very basic, like the aroma, it taste like a watered down Corona.

M: Very light, crisp finish, very drinkable.

O: Taste and smells like a Corona light, faint skunk with an easy drinkability, there are better Mexican beers out there.

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Photo of dukeandduke
2.62/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

5/29/17 (Chicago). 12 oz can poured into flute glass. Clear golden pour with light white head, heavy carbonation.
Bread and corn aroma. Light sweet malt taste, very smooth and light texture. Drinkable but nothing special.

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Photo of robebo44
2.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jaydoc
2.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BlueSpader
3.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of singletary
2.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

It pours thin yellow almost translucent, white head but rapidly leaves. It looks watery and you can see the carbonation bubbles easily. It does not have much of a smell, taste is better than I had expected, overall a average Mexican beer, but I am drink it on Cinco de Mayo so cheers.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
2.72/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a clear, medium golden amber with a half finger white head with good retention and some lacing, looks better than expected. Unfortunately skunkiness poured out of the bottle on opening, noticeable at pouring range. Once in the glass has the classic adjunct light sweet grainy malt and faint grassy hops. Flavor starts with grainy sweet malt with light grassy hops, then thins out to reveal husky grain and somewhat rough grassy hops. Watery finish. Light to medium bodied. I accidentally bought this thinking it was a new brewery, and discovered it was another AB import from Modelo with the brewery disguised, pretty sad. Equally grim is that although AB and Modelo products are boring, they are usually bland, slightly sweet and inoffensive, so not too hard to drink. This not too harsh, but grainier and with rougher hops flavors. A bit underwhelming for an underwhelming style. A brewer's pride in their beer can often be instantly telegraphed by a clear bottle and that is true here. Looks OK and goes downhill from there. Why import this as a new brand? Sad.

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Photo of mintzmeet
3.19/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

This isn’t good! Much better than the rating suggests.

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Photo of dcotom
3.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from oil can into a straight-sided glass mug. Slightly dark yellow color, with a decent though short-lived white head. Unassuming aroma, slightly grassy and flat. A little sweetness on the palate, with a touch of pleasant bitterness and a nicely crisp finish. Overall, not bad.

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Photo of SwooshRebel
1.42/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Not a beer I'd go out of my way to buy. If I was at a party and somebody handed it to me, I'd accept the libation. Estrella Jalisco is very mellow with a hint of (lime/lemon) similar to a Corona but not as strong as a Corona. Slight (very slight) odor of hops. I'm drinking one with chicken wings and hot sauce. Actually, not a bad combination.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.58/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a clear gold color with a bubbly white head. Fades fast without leaving much lace.

Clean nose with some wet grain and dried corn aromas.

Taste is pretty well done for the style. Clean and crisp, not too sweet and a touch of malt. Better than Corona and Dos Equis, I enjoyed it. One of the better macro lagers from Mexico

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Photo of Beerucee
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Had to try at bbva. Nothing special

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Photo of BeerBobber
2.76/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

The look was a clear golden color with a small white rocky head with lots of carbonation visible.
The smell was of a typical Mexican lager but only so much skunkiness overpowering everything.
Tasted like a skunked out Mexican lager.
It did have a light easy finish.
This is not the one for a Mexican lager. There are so many on the market that would blow the doors off of this horribly foul skunk odoriferous beer. Great clear bottles so that the beer can be easily damaged, way to go on that one! Now I have to drink a beer to wash that taste out of my mouth.

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Estrella Jalisco from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 2.95 out of 5 with 75 ratings