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

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Modelo Especial CheladaModelo Especial Chelada

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Zorro on 09-28-2013

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Ratings: 101 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of AlexeiRoquentin
4.02/5  rDev +54.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Josh49er
4.52/5  rDev +73.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is the best its either you like tomato taste or not.and I do by far the best ever created inventions on earth

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Photo of Johnct
1.2/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of vette2006c5r
1.25/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

Modelo Especial Chelada pours a reddish yellow color with no head and lots of bubbles. Aroma is filled with vomit notes. Taste is rotten onion and lots and lots of artificial tomato juice. Flat body. Overall its like reverse vomiting.

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Photo of BeerBobber
4.03/5  rDev +55%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The look poured from a large 24 oz. can is a red, amberish (is that even a word) look with no head. There was some head as I was pouring but it was gone when I was done with the pour.

The smell was something like a piece of tomato with some salt sprinkled on it. And that my friends is a fine snack by itself.

The taste really pops out on this guy. You are going to either love it or hate it. If you like tomato juice in your beer this may be for you, if not watch out because this is beer with tomato juice. I really liked the taste as it has a beer with tomato juice, salt and limes. The flavor to me is pure Mexico!

The feel is pretty light with a bit of a sticky tomato finish to it.

I really wish I could grab a case of 24 of these monster cans, at least while it is our blazing hot summer here in Las Vegas. I like to stir up my own chile, tomato beers but I find it so cool to find one already done up for me. With such a low ABV I could totally (what is up with that old term totally) see myself crushing a lot of these monster cans while I am sweating balls out here in the desert. By the way, I am currently freezing balls here in the desert because, yes folks it does get cold in Las Vegas during the winter. Later folks and cheers to your next beer discovery.

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Photo of calamato
3.01/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of JanosWildman
4.54/5  rDev +74.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Surprisingly refreshing. After 2 Budweiser 16oz this hit the spot & its only 10AM. Cheers!

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Photo of bpkrippner
2.76/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Budweiser's versions are better. Not enough tomato and could use more zip/spice. Disappointing.

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Photo of drpimento
3.21/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This from a can that was slightly caved in, like there was negative pressure inside. Zero head and almost no carbonation. I think it would have been better with a little more carbonation - to give it a bit more edge. Right now, it's not too bad - a slightly sweet tomato beer with a hint of salt. Don't find the lime in it.

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Photo of MusaJames
2.11/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Having had a wonderful experience with another Michelada type beer at the Mexican Butcher shop I decided to try another in the same genre. Modelo is a beer from Mexico that I have a lot of respect for so I thought that they might be able to impress me as well. Unfortunaltey they missed the mark widely which is something that people often do with homemade Micheladas. Yet this isn't a homemade Michelada mass produced and that is unforgivable. Others have said it before that this beverage is nothing more than an alcoholic Snappy Tom(a sort of spicy tomato juice) with whatever beer flavor being drowned out.

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Photo of J_T_Arlington
2/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not really even sure this is a beer. It literally tastes like alcoholic v8. There may be some little beer taste in there, but it is much overpowered by tomato and salt.

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Photo of rafae
4.09/5  rDev +57.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of buschbeer
2.91/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1 PT. 8 FL. OZ. can
Served in a can glass

It looks like tomato juice mixed with a lager. The head disappeared as fast as I poured it.

It smells like tomato juice.

This taste is as good as good as you want from a bloody beer. The tomato juice dominates the flavor.

Thin and smooth mouthfeel

I am fighting a hangover and wanted a boody Mary. This was close enough.

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Photo of ordybill
2.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 25 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a dark golden color with a small white head. The aroma is all tomato with some saltiness. The taste is also tomato and it is heavily carbonated. Not a good beer.

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Photo of Brandon632
2.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of craftaholic_227
3.52/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a glass

L- Amber and hint of ruby color to it, no head, little to no lacing

S- Smells spicy, intense, overwhelming scent of lime and tomato

T- Spicy, notable taste of lime juice and tomato. You can taste the modelo especial in it but it is dulled out by the tomato juice.

M- Very light, crisp, and carbonated.

Overall this is a good drink to have on a nice day. I do not think I would get no more than one because it causes pretty bad heartburn.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
3.3/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A decent pre-made Chelada, lower ABV than some. Body is light. Could use a bit more spice. Good for what it is.

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Photo of SkippDogg21994
3.52/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DAlba97
3.48/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

If your just trying to kickback and relax after a days work and really don't feel like putting your own michelada together, this is the one for you! Good old Especial taste.

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Photo of Memberatlarge
1.59/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

Save this one for the morning after, maybe in place of a Bloody Mary. Not for casual drinking.

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Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HabaJohn
2.17/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of smithj4
1.11/5  rDev -57.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Raime
2.18/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

No review. Just a few quick comments. Much better than the BL version, but that isn't saying much

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Photo of metter98
2.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color (an apple cider-like appearance from afar) and has fine particulates floating in suspension along with a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a short white head that rapidly dissipated, leaving only traces of a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of tomato juice are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of tomato juice and bits of saltiness. It is like a lighter version of a V8, but doesn't taste watery and there are no flavors of adjuncts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer really surprised me with it's relative drinkability for a chelada - it's not as heavy as a V8, doesn't have any flavors of adjuncts, and isn't watery. This might make for a good hangover recovery beer.

Serving type: can

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Modelo Especial Chelada from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
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