Modelo Chelada Limon Y Sal
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

Modelo Chelada Limon Y SalModelo Chelada Limon Y Sal
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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #536
ABV:
3.5%
Score:
80
Ranked #36,997
Avg:
3.55 | pDev: 13.24%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
18
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Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
 
Mexico
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
80
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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 18
Photo of Cisco680
4.71/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I am a big fan of Mexican beers and Modelo is my favorite. I have never really given this particular beer a whole lot of consideration as I occasionally drank lime Michelobs and was never impressed with those. They never had enough lime taste for me. I like a lot of lime and a lot of salt with my Mexican beer. That's all I want to drink in the summer. I bought some of this because we were at a hotel and I didn't want to mess with cutting up limes and all that. I honestly didn't expect much after drinking Michelob Limes in the past. I was very surprised that I could actually taste the lime and salt in the beer. To be honest I think this will be my standard-issue summer beer.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.23/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Modelo Chelada Lime and Salt has a thick white head, a hazy golden appearance, and minimal lacing. The aroma is of faint lime with lots of cracker. The flavor is similar, and the emphasis is on salt. Mouthfeel is high medium, and Modelo Chelada Lime and Salt finishes medium dry.

RJT

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Photo of nicholas2121
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Modelo Chelada Limon Y Sal brewed by Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V., with an ABV of 3.50% This Fruit and Field beer pours out of a 24 oz can into a pint beer. The color is a nice light golden amber color with a small white head. The head to this brew, goes away fast, not saying that is a bad thing. The smell is rich with citrus flavors lots of lime an lemon smells. There is also a nice sweetness in the smell of this brew mixed with grains and malts. So far Modelo Chelada Limon Y Sal is a nice inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is Bold with lime an lemon citrus. Then you pick up on the brew flavors. This is a nice mix of grains and malts an light mild hops. This brew goes down nice an smooth. If you are a fan of lime or lemon you should look this brew up. This is a nice easy drinking brew. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. The body of Modelo Chelada Limon Y Salis a light medium. This brew would go nice on a hot summer day or with lunch. The mouth feel is Bold, Lime, Lemon, Clean, Salty, Smooth, and Refreshing. Overall I am going to give Modelo Chelada Limon Y Sal a 3.75 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V., did a real nice job with this brew.

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Photo of mooseisloose
3.26/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Picked up a couple of 24 oz to beat the heat. Popping the top this is super like. Pours to a dark yellow with a quickly gone head. Taste is very limey with a lot of salt tart throughout with sour finish. Great for hot weather. 3.5% ABV. A good chugged.

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Photo of Spikester
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale clear gold with one finger of head. No lacing observed.
Smell is lime some grains.
Taste is lime and salt.
Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation. Finish is dry and balanced.
Overall a refreshing concoction.

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Photo of superspak
3.82/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

24 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 1/22/2019. Pours slightly hazy medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Good appearance. Aromas of big sour/tart/tangy lime juice, lemon, citrus peel/zest, sea salt, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of corn, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of lime juice/peels, sea salt, moderate pale malt/grains, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big sour/tart/tangy lime juice, lemon, citrus peel/zest, sea salt, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of corn, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate lime tang/tartness; and herbal, floral, grassy, peppery, citrus peel bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy lime juice, lemon, citrus peel/rind, sea salt, cracker, white bread, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of lime juice/peels, sea salt, moderate pale malt/grains, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness and tart/tangy fruit balance. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with no yeasty notes present. Moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and tart/tangy citrus. Medium carbonation and light body; with a very smooth, moderately grainy/sticky/acidic/rindy, and lightly saline balanced mouthfeel that is good. Mind lingering hop/fruit astringency through the glass, but not overwhelming. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 3.5%. Overall this is a very good fruit beer. All around nice robustness and balance of lime juice/peels, sea salt, moderate pale malt/grains, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and fairly crisp/clean/refreshing to drink with the modestly bitter/tart/tangy/drying finish. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Great balance of vibrant citrus and clean adjunct lager flavors; with nice earthy hop presence/balance for the style. Not overly salty. A very enjoyable offering, and well made style example. Not sure why they named it a chelada, I was expecting tomatoes/spices initially. Definitely false advertising on this one.

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Photo of BeerBobber
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Strange color for a chelada! Straw golden color hazy with lots of carbonation bubbles. Thin white head that was gone within seconds to nothing.

Smells like a lime burst of lime. Not much else here.

Taste is like a pop of lime and SALT! This is somehow poured into a beer somewhere in that flavor. Where is the chelada?

Mouthfeel is light with a salty sticky finish.

What is going on here! I bought this because I thought I coud review a chelada. A chelada has tomato juice or clamoto. None of this is present. This is a chelada minus the tomato. Is such a thing possible? I seriously thought this would be a chelada with some extra lime and salt. Again where is my tomato? A strange offering from Modelo. While fun for one tall can I seriously could not see drinking two, even at only 3.5% ABV this guy is like biting a heavily salted lime. Exactly like biting a heavily salted lime! The strangest claimed chelada I have tried!

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Photo of nach0king
3.1/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This is EXTREMELY salty. I just looked it up and it's over 700mg per 24oz can - the only size in which it's available in the US. That's around a third of your daily allowance. Even if you don't care about that, just be warned that this is extremely salt-forward.

But some of us, like me, enjoy salt, and thus this isn't an awful beer at all. Looks like a regular Modelo, smells like very mild lime (you can't smell salt, remember!) The salt hits you as soon as you take a sip of this slightly effervescent, thin, but refreshing brew. But curiously, the aftertaste is crisp, with a little corn joining the lime. This one grows on you.

It does exactly what it promises - no more and no less. Certainly I wouldn't sit and pound several of these, but if you keep it cold, it's a good sipping beer for warm weather.

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.94/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

24oz can poured into Duvel tulip. No apparent date, though there is something that resembles one printed on the bottom. Got this from the grocery store for $3.

Appearance - Has that gold body with that lighter hazy florescent yellow around the edges, like you get when you put lime into a beer. Medium sized white head with decent to low retention. Patchy lacing, almost no stick. 3

Smell - Straight lime and salt. Very, very faint corny musk under it. Smells refreshing. 4

Taste - Powerful lime and salt. Very refreshing other than a bit of dry grain in the aftertaste, possibly due to the drying effects of the salt? 4

Mouthfeel - Almost as refreshing as it smells. The salt gives a bit of a lingering finish. 4

Overall - I've added lime and salt to many mexican beers and never has the proportions come out so perfectly as it does in this beer. Also it comes in a can so it's not pre-skunked like you'll end up getting from those clear mexican bottles if you try to do this yourself. Recommended if you like the style and aren't a pro at making it yourself. 4

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Photo of woodychandler
3.26/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I CAN hardly CANtain my excitement when a new beer shows up in a CAN at the Friendly Greek Bottle Shop (FGBS) for The CANQuest (tm) to drink, review & rate! This is yet another example, if you CAN believe it.

From the CAN: "With the refreshing flavors of lime and salt".

This came in a massive 24-fl. oz. CAN, which was daunting in & of itself, but more so when hearing the Crack! of the vent! 8=O It was like the God of Aluminum Cylinders had deigned to speak to me! Loud? Thunderous! I hefted this bad boy with a crane & jockeyed it into position over the awaiting glass. Once I beCAN the Glug, it fizzed & foamed like nobody's business, but all for naught as it ultimately achieved a brief finger of fizzy, foamy, bone-white head all too quickly dissipated into nothingness. Color was an oh-so-slightly-hazy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5). Nose smelled like a Corona with a lime squeezed into it! Hmm. I'll give it decent marks on Smell (& Taste) since it was fruit-forward (Lime), but that is the reason why. Mouthfeel was downright watery. The taste was certainly of Lime + I could definitely taste salt, especially after all of the Goses that have hit the market. It seemed like an inCANgruous pair of tastes - Lime & salt, but it was half-decent. You CAN ask yourself this Q: Would you add salt, as well as Lime, to a Corona? I have salted Tecate before, but I did not squeeze in a Lime, possibly for good reason. They just do not mesh well & it becomes an oddball drink! I just kept thinking that had they stuck to one or the other, it might be more quaffable, but in CANbination, it just was not making the grade. Finish was dry, slightly tart, both attributable to its adjuncts, but one was plenty. YMMV.

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Photo of Zorro
3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Green can from the local Bodega.

Mildly hazy gold colored beer with a small white colored head that doesn't last.

Smells strongly of lemon. Sweet scent. Smells faintly of sea water. Little bit of corn.

Starts out tasting of lime and salt. Not near as sweet as it smells. Mild bitterness. Mildly sour but you have tasted more sour lemonade. Pretty clean tasting besides the lemon and salt.

Mouthfeel is good, much thinner than most Cheladas.

Overall it is pretty tasty. You can find much worse beers. If you are in Mexico or a hot climate you will not regret getting one of these. This is the most beer tasting of all the ready made Cheladas.

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Modelo Chelada Limon Y Sal from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 18 ratings