Modelo Chelada Piña Picante
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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From:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
 
Mexico
Style:
Chile Beer
Ranked #21
ABV:
3.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #23,067
Avg:
3.69 | pDev: 12.2%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
10
Status:
Active
Rated:
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Added:
Aug 19, 2021
Wants:
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Gots:
  3
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Rated: 3.81 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Friday at 02:06 AM
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Reviewed by Gansito_Slim from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Very unlike the regular, tomato-based chelada. This one is extremely sweet. The beer flavor takes a back seat to the pineapple juice. The salt and spice add some variation to the flavor over time, and prevent it from being one-dimensional.

Calling it "complex" would be giving it too much credit, but it's not boring, and it's not offensive. Decent brew, but I'm not in a rush to buy it again.
Dec 02, 2022
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
24 FL. OZ. can
Served in an imperial nonic pint glass

This beverage pours amber with a faint haze. It is topped with a fleeting head that leaves no trace.

Big pineapple aroma. It smells like there is lime in it.

Pineapple and lime. Super faint pepper.

Medium bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel

Pretty refreshing. I like using the variations to guide my beer consumption at Mexican restaurants now.
Nov 14, 2022
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
For some reason I like these Chelada concoctions so I had to try the pineapple. Smells strongly of pineapple, anyway. I think it could have been OK except it's so sweet and tastes like pineapple juice. Or "almost entirely unlike beer," as Douglas Adams might put it.

But it's tangy with that fruit tart edge and a hit of heat. I would have to try making one at home with more flavorful beer and some fresh pineapple before I would be an adequate critic. But this sweet soda taste gets old, even with the peppery flavor. From the giant can purchased at the local liquor store with a remarkable selection of tall cans of hoppy malt liquor (i.e. cheap, strong DIPAs).
Jun 26, 2022
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Let's all agree up front that this will not be a challenge to Heady Topper as the best in North American beers. The can is huge, 24 fluid ounces, according to the can. It fits nicely, once freed, into a clear glass liter mug. At first, there's a foamy white head, but it quickly disappears. The color of this brew is almost like pineapple juice, just as opaque and perhaps a bit more amber. The fragrance is pineapple, just sweet pineapple, like a pineapple soda. It may not be as thinly sweet as a pineapple soda, but it is sweet. There's also a taste like pineapple juice just got dropped into an adjunct lager and that's not pleasant. But when the chili pepper kicks in, all that is forgotten. There's just enough heat to satisfy many pepper beer drinkers, but it's not so spicy that those that don't like things too hot can't appreciate it. The pepper within is that well balanced. The pineapple now works well as a sweet counterbalance, once you get passed the peculiar blend of the fruit with beer. It does taste a little salty, though. The tomato infused cheladas do work better than this. This is a nice way to get a little peppery heat along with a beer. Maybe the pineapple is an unnecessary addition, as just a pepper infused lager could work nicely. Another change of pace here, but not something craft brew lovers will want to drink regularly.
May 18, 2022
 
Rated: 3.81 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

May 07, 2022
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
(24 oz can, L091A019; purchased cold single... poured into a fat tulip)

L: hazy, yellow-amber liquid, lots of speckled sediment; fleeting, fizzy foam... in seconds, collar has vanished; snow-globe flaky sediment sits in suspension throughout

S: pineapple freezer pop, jelly bean, perfumy plastic (or vinyl)... very potent intensity, candy-like... little indication of spice

T: mild-moderately capsicum-spicy, pineapple concentrate/syrup, with an unmistakable syrupy malt liquor base... hot chili lingers in the aftertaste... the fake fruit flavors build on the palate, eventually sitting in concert with the peppery prickle

F: pleasing pop of fizzy suds with each sip, cutting the vague viscosity enough to avoid slickness, though the finish seems to have a long residual drag... as the carbonation dissipates, its body does get more 'nectar'-like

O: too syrup/hard-candy like at its core... swilling out of the can is less taxing; having let the beer warm up is probably a mistake, though it was still relatively cold... flavor-wise, it's certainly popping, and its lingering back-end heat provides an enjoyable contrast to the fruity fore... I won't be getting this again or recommending it probably (1872)
Mar 16, 2022
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.47/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. "Modelo Chelada Piña Picante"
24 fl. oz. can, coded "L091A019 06:05"
$3.79 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Nice label design that's very eye catching in the cooler - I don't think these ever get sold off the shelf. It pours a cloudy golden-orange with visible particulate in suspension so I assume it's made with real pineapple and chillies. Ahh, I don't know though, it says "natural flavors". Anyway, the short head of white dropped almost immediately. It smells of pineapple candy, so now I'm sure that it's not real pineapple. What's all that sludge then? On to the taste... well, it's kind of weird. In a way it delivers exactly what you'd expect of a pineapple and chili beer but the balance is off. It's sweet but not as sweet as a pineapple soda, and it's spicy but not too spicy, and yet somehow it's not working. I'll say that they've got the spiciness right as you can feel it but it doesn't really burn. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe for what they're trying to do it's as perfectly balanced as it could be but I'm finding it a bit odd. It seems a little salty as well but maybe that's just the peppers. In the mouth it's medium to medium-light in body and crisp. There's carbonation to it so I'm not sure why the head dropped so quickly - ah, yes I am, it's probably due to oils from the peppers. So in the end I'm not really sure what to think of this. I sure as hell can't imagine myself drinking two of these in a row, and to be honest even one is a bit much - but aha! - I am drinking two in a row because this is a 24 oz. can. Dammit! You'll just have to decide for yourself on this one.
Review #7,775
Feb 12, 2022
 
Rated: 3.74 by jera1350 from Minnesota

Jan 30, 2022
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Reviewed by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

2.74/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
24oz can poured into 16oz tulip. Grabbed this without noticing it was a chelada brew (the white lettering of chelada blended in with the yellow background) but the words Pina Picante were in bright red, and I'm not a fan of tomato juice. Shrug. Poured a murky, but still translucent, dark yellow color with an inch of white head that quickly dissipated, leaving no lacing.

The pineapple jumped out of the can upon opening. Closer use of the olfactory sense revealed slight pepper atop the base beer scents.

Similar on the tongue; pineapple dominant, some pepper, lightly sweet base brew.

The body was light, and had a sweet finish.

Drinkability was fine, but 12oz was enough, 24 was too much.

Overall, eh, it's beer. Maybe you'll think it's better than I did.
Dec 23, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Dec 23, 2021
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.12/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
24 ounce can into IPA glass, can code of G101A019, which translates to 7/10/2021. Pours moderately cloudy pale golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with poor retention, that reduces to a thin ring of lace. Light spotty lacing and bits of fruit cling to the glass with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas and flavors of big pineapple juice, with some chili pepper fruit, crackery malts and herbal/grassy hops. Bit of wheat maybe. Light-moderate chili pepper spice with light herbal/grassy bitterness and fruit tang/tartness on the finish. High carbonation, light-medium body, and crisp finishing. Lightly creamy malts with some sticky spice on the finish. Lingering chili pepper heat after the finish warms up the throat through the glass, but doesn't become overwhelming. Clean finishing with no astringency. It's really flavorful and refreshing for 3.5%. A lot of authentic and vibrant fruit flavors, with more pepper spice than the mango variant they made. Definitely heads toward the michelada spice levels I like to see. Surprisingly impressive.
Dec 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.1 by Bear1964 from Nebraska

Nov 03, 2021
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Reviewed by BeerBobber from Nevada

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a murky golden color with visible carbonation and visible sediment. 1 finger white head drops quickly into the beer.

Smell is overpowering sweet pineapple. Not like candy pineapple but meat of pineapple.

Taste reminds me of drinking the juice out of a can of Dole pineapple rings after I get the rings out. Add to that some spicy crushed red pepper. You need a bit of chalky taste to the red pepper and you got it.

Mouth feel wants to be light but goes more medium as the sweet and heat builds. Than the finish hits with the spice going down the back of the throat.

Leave it to Modelo to sell you you just what it says on the can. I have found most variants of their Micheladas to be very good. This one does feel like it could kick the acid reflux a bit but most sweet heat products could do that. If you want a spicy punch of pineapple juice with a beer hidden in it somewhere give this one a shot.
Oct 21, 2021
 
Rated: 3.02 by mamaraza from Texas

Oct 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Wilkolaczek94 from Connecticut

Oct 13, 2021
 
Rated: 3.55 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Oct 02, 2021
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Reviewed by ZenAgnostic from Texas

4.6/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
24oz can poured into pint glass. Picked up from grocery store for about $4. No discernable date printed.

Appearance - Cloudy gold body. Clear other than the large floating particulates. Small head that rapidly dissipates into complete non-existence. Looks like beer with a hint of pineapple juice. 3.25

Smell - Strong, sweet pineapple. Not really getting anything else. 3.75

Taste - Actually tastes pretty darn good. Well balanced. Refreshing, delicious. The very slight spice balances out the well-leveled pineapple sweetness very well. No off characters. Even the aftertaste is relatively mild yet pleasant. 5

Mouthfeel - Wonderful, refreshing effervescence on the tongue. It doesn't have a head, but that fizz is still there and shows up on the palate. 5

Overall - Very sessionable. Delicious. Would have again for sure. 5
Sep 15, 2021
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.64/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Modelo Chelada Piña Picante has a thin, white, fizzing-away head and a translucent gold-orange appearance, with lots of bubbles and white and orange sediment chunks, throughout. The aroma is of pineapple, pale malt, and chili pulp. The flavor is of salty pineapple, spice heat, and meat. Modelo Chelada Piña Picante has a medium body and a dry finish.

RJT
Sep 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.3 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Sep 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Zorro from California

3.26/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Plus new Modelo Chelada. Minus it has pineapple in it. Have to give it a fair chance.

Pop the can and give it an initial sniff, lots of pineapple. Not Jolly rancher pineapple either smells like real pineapple.

Poured it is normal Modelo color, no dyes used, That is something. Would have expected it to be a little cloudy but this is pretty clear. Faint roasted chilies and a slight pepper nose tickle.

Starts out salty and a little sweet and sour taste with a little chili bite. Salty and a little hit. This isn't half bad. FAR better than the Golden Road version.

Mouthfeel is full for the beer style.

Overall not bad at all. I have tasted a LOT of bad versions of this type of Chelada. This is the best pineapple Chelada so far.
Aug 22, 2021
 
Rated: 3.11 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Aug 19, 2021
Modelo Chelada Piña Picante from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 22 ratings