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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Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
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Ranked #396
Ranked #28,788
3.33 | pDev: 19.22%
Jan 15, 2023
Feb 15, 2019
Modelo Chelada Limon Y SalModelo Chelada Limon Y Sal
Notes: Modelo Chelada Limon Y Sal Mexican Beer is made simply with authentically brewed Modelo beer, salt and lime flavor. A classic Mexican drink, this cerveza is perfect for kick-starting your evening.
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Reviewed by GoStars from Texas

4.55/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
Unfortunately in my podunk down its only sold in 24oz cans. But, this stuff is great. This is the closest thing to a beer you would dress with salt and lime at a restaurant, cantina, or whatever.
Doesn't taste fake like Bud Light Lime. I grab a couple of these after work. Really good beet. Good work Modelo.
Jan 15, 2023
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Reviewed by Nass from Florida

3.41/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
The pour is golden yellow with a moderate amount of carbonation. The taste is lime with a pinch of salt, this was a good representation of the style. Cheers! B-
Sep 07, 2022
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

3.99/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
24 FL. OZ. can
Served in an imperial nonic pint glass

This beer pours an orangish shade of yellow with some haze. It is topped with a fleeting head that leaves no lacing.

Nice briny, lemon smell

It has a wonderful tart lemon flavor that is complimented quite nicely by the salt. This just hits the spot. It tastes like a gose.

Medium bodied with a velvety smooth mouthfeel

I gotta admit that I am shocked by how much I like this. I could drink this all summer. So refreshing and thirst quenching.
Aug 20, 2022
Rated: 3.38 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

Jul 03, 2022
Rated: 3.55 by Chilmer from Iowa

Jun 27, 2022
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

2.69/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
24 ounce can, best by SEP 2022 stamped on the bottom. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a somewhat hazy dark gold color with about an inch or so off-white head that stuck around a little while. Decent amount of lacing. Smells like artificial lime, salt and some bready malt. Taste is pretty much like the aroma, but also has a bit of a medicinal lemon/lime citrus flavor too. Lingering saltiness in the finish. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's smooth and easy enough to drink with a good amount of carbonation. Thought this was pretty meh overall, the medicinal flavor bugged me. Finished the can so it wasn't bad at all, but it's not good either. Wouldn't buy this one again but hope you'll like this more than I did.
May 22, 2022
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Reviewed by Jetdriver29

2.12/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75
Sooooo salty. Was hoping it'd be a nice beer for the heat, like a Modelo with a lime in it so I didn't have to cut up my own limes and bring with me to the beach. But I was overwhelmed by the saltiness. I googled it afterwards 390mg per can!
May 01, 2022
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Reviewed by Dylansk

2.04/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5
Tried a number of Lime and Salt beers that have released recently. This one is so aggressively flavored with artificial lime and salt. Does not taste like beer. I really enjoy modelo negro but this one is a very striking miss.
Apr 28, 2022
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

3.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
12oz can enjoy by date Aug 2022 into a 12oz Becher glass.
L: Pours straw pale yellow w/a thin white head that recedes to nothing. Bubbly carbonation & zero lacing.
S: Lime, faint malt, faint white bread.
T: Lime, salt, a hint of corn, a suggestion of crackery bread. Salt lingers for a couple of seconds. Lightly puckering & briny. Beer tastes are essentially masked by lime & salt.
F: Zippy, bright & slippery light bodied mouth feel w/a tart grassy twang and a glassy fast finish that is semi-parching.
O: A very good refresher with zero sweetness. It is lively and is also a decent compliment to ordinary grilled food. A nice alternative to regular Mexican Lagers and it is good in it's style.
Mar 02, 2022
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Rated by hybridentropy from Angola

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
it is ok. but i can also put lime in PBR and I think that is good too.
Feb 04, 2022
Rated: 2.86 by jera1350 from Minnesota

Jan 08, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Dec 23, 2021
Rated: 2.49 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 07, 2021
Rated: 3.58 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Jul 31, 2021
Rated: 3.83 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Jul 24, 2021
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Reviewed by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

2.83/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Bought a single 24oz can $2.99 Safeway
5 months before best by month on can
Smell of lime
Hazy golden color
Medium-light mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Taste salty, then some lime
Overall too salty for me. Would be better if lime was the dominant flavor
Jul 10, 2021
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

3.6/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
24oz can stamped BB JULY 2021 poured into a goblet at fridge temp 3.5% ABV. The beer pours hazy light amber with nearly white head. The head recedes to a pencil thin ring and tiny island. No lacing. The aroma is predominantly lime juice. The taste is salted lime juice with a hint of malt body. Minimal bitterness. The mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied with average carbonation and a slick finish due to the salt. Overall, very refreshing. Not something I would purchase routinely at the single price, but it has its place.
Jul 03, 2021
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Reviewed by BroBobby70 from Texas

3.16/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
24 oz. Can in Pint Ale Glass
App: Cloudy, head less than 1 finger disappears quickly.
Smell: Strong malt, hint of lime
Taste: Lime and salt overpower beer taste, lime aftertaste.
Feel: Light carbonation
Overall: Would not likely buy again
Jun 26, 2021
Rated: 3.78 by Wilkolaczek94 from Connecticut

Jun 05, 2021
Rated: 3.66 by SMH_NWI from Texas

Apr 08, 2021
Rated: 2.5 by GRhoads from Ohio

Jan 30, 2021
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
after having this recommended very highly to me by a trusted beer companion, and then seeing it out of stock everywhere for a week or so in the stores, and then mistakenly buying the tomato one, i finally found this, and plowed through two tall cans of it this weekend, its tasty, way better than the tomato one, natural or not, and i think its mighty refreshing on a hot summer day, also seems to like spicy food pretty well, and my wife and her family also enjoyed it, which is always a plus. i dont get a lot of the base lager here, but thats okay, the lime is zesty and it pops in nose and taste, and the salt is really robust as well, all in the finish, drying this out like crazy, and i dont miss cheap yellow beer flavor here at all. i thought chelada meant tomato had to be involved, but perhaps they are just using it to mean flavored beer here, as there is no sign of that element at all. the lime and the salt go really well together, and they are both obvious and unmistakable in here, but also not overdosed, like this is still really light and drinkable, very summery, an thirst quenching to the max. i guess i get a little lager yeast in the mix, but the beer part of this is minimal. oddly hazy in the glass, and it holds no head at all, but its carbonated like a soda and doesnt want for more activity, even if its not a pretty one to look at, maybe best consumed right from the can then. in any event, this is way better than the normal tomato version, and seems more authentic than other cheap lime beers to me. dont knock it until you try it!
Jul 27, 2020
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

3.49/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
This is to me a Chelada oddity-- no tomato? But plenty of salt and a tangy dose of acidity that is not entirely unlike lemon. The pour presents some modest foam and a slight haze on the yellow-amber stuff. The aroma is actually kind of interesting-- a distinct lime peel note but not exactly beery. From the cerveza grande can. If you have some V-8 juice and maybe bloody mary mix, you can now doctor this up to make your own fizzy chelada.
Jul 05, 2020
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Reviewed by FBarber from Illinois

3.66/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a cloudy yellow-golden hue. Thin spritzy white head dissipates leaving no residual head. Aroma has strong notes of squeezed lemon juice, a touch of lime juice and some salinity coming through.

Taste follows the nose with a strong lemon juice and saline presence up front. The lemon (and to a lesser extent those lime notes) come through as squeezed juice as there is no sweetness to it at all. As for the underlying beer itself - you get some light toasted cracker malts and a hint of cereal grains. the lemon and the salt shine here as you'd expect, but the underlying beer allows it do so harmoniously.

For what it is - a canned chelada - its a solid enjoyable beer. But it won't replace a fresh homemade chelada any time soon.
Jun 01, 2020
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Reviewed by AfricanPete14 from South Africa

4.05/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Modelo does a good job of producing this style. Pours a yellow orange color with almost no head. Smells of lime, lager style beer and salt. Tastes great with no overpowering salt flavor and has a great finish. Very refreshing at all times of the day.
May 08, 2020
Rated: 1.84 by derekaryan from Illinois

Apr 04, 2020
Rated: 2.77 by markallmon from Tennessee

Feb 02, 2020
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Reviewed by Pegasus from Texas

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Slightly hazy light golden in color, with a moderate, dense, white head, with good retention. Fat bubbles cluster on the glass walls, and profuse streams of bubbles race to the surface.

Aroma: Prominent notes of citrus, in particular lime and lemon, both of juice and zest. Bread and cracker malt are also abundant. Due to the low ABV of 3.5%, no alcohol is present in the aroma. As another reviewer noted, there is an odd aroma of salt water, not what one would expect in a beer. There seems to be a very faint herbal hop aroma.

Taste: Lime juice and zest power the taste at the opening, as well as salt, offering a slightly sour opening. Bread and cracker malt present, as well, but are the undercurrent of the taste, supporting the lime and salt. There is a quite moderate grassy and herbal hops presence, but very understated. Finishes with a faintly bitter hop note and a reprise of lime and salt.

Mouthfeel: Soft and pleasant, fairly full.

Drinkability/Notes: Really not bad, quite refreshing and perhaps the quintessential lawnmower beer at 3.5% ABV, with its refreshing lime and replenishing salt. Certainly worth a try or two, with its availability and modest price.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twenty-four ounce aluminum can, served in a South American-style Pilsener glass.
Jan 19, 2020
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Reviewed by LessFilling72

1.21/5  rDev -63.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Holy crap this beer, it’s only beer because it’s in a beer can. It’s like drinking ocean water! Holy Salt! I’ve been to Mexico plenty of times to know, this tastes nothing like Limon y Sal, zero!
It’s been 20 mins and I can still taste the salty ocean beer taste! I hope they discontinue this line of salt water beer, with zero lime flavor!! Nada!!
I need a chaser
You will find honest reviews, just got to ignore the Modelo Employees. You can tell because they all wrote the same review
Jan 16, 2020
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

2.73/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Pours a hazy gold producing 3 fingers of rapidly diminishing, white head that leaves a miniscule hint of anything I would call lace, surface cap or collar. Excluding the absence of lace it is an attractive beer (in terms of color) when you consider the appearance of most cheladas. Aroma has a faint hint of adjunct grains drowning in a sea (and a briney sea it is) of lime. Taste is salt, salt and more salt (did I mention the salt), LIME flavored mineral water mixed with thin adjunct grain beer. In short: Citrus sour and salty. Mouthfeel is light bodied, calling it light-medium bodied would be gratuitous. Very high carbonation and lime give it a prickly bite. The salt and citrus are mouth puckering. Would go down good on a very hot sweaty day unfortunately it would do a fine job of exacerbating dehydration by several orders of magnitude above any of the standard lawn mower beers available for such drinking enjoyment.
Nov 28, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Oct 16, 2019
Rated: 3.55 by flash267 from Maryland

Oct 06, 2019
Rated: 3.32 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Sep 22, 2019
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. "Modelo Chelada Limón Y Sal"
24 fl. oz. can, coded "G099B019 11:54"
$3.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Nice label design. Eye catching. Pours a clear golden body beneath a short head of white that drops almost immediately. The aroma suggests some acidity but it's not lime-like. There's a touch of a generic "beer" aroma to it as well, basically malt. The flavor clearly shows the salt, and there's a bit of lime as well but again, it doesn't really come across as lime. On the other hand, it's certainly not lemon, or any other citrus, so I guess it really is like lime. The base beer seems to be the regular Modelo but it might be a separate brew. It seems light. Back to the lemon and salt, it seems out of balance. I feel like it's a bit too salty. I get the salt, and then I get the lime, and the beer itself is almost an afterthought. It's disappointing really. This is a hot day and I thought this would at least be refreshing but it's not, the salt seems to be making me thirsty if that's even possible. So, what else to say? There's no lacing, but I didn't think there would be once the head fell. Medium-light in body and crisp. It's not a horrible beer, but it's far from great. Still, I doubt I'd drink this again if anything else were available.
Review #6,680
Sep 08, 2019
Rated: 3.47 by HopliteMpls612 from Minnesota

Aug 29, 2019
Rated: 3.88 by mamaraza from Texas

Aug 08, 2019
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Reviewed by Cisco680 from Oklahoma

4.71/5  rDev +41.4%
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.
Aug 04, 2019
Rated: 2.79 by sparx1100 from Minnesota

Jul 31, 2019
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.23/5  rDev +27%
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.

Jul 18, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by robebo44 from Virginia

Jul 14, 2019
Modelo Chelada Limon Y Sal from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 53 ratings