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

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2.58/5
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110 Ratings
Modelo Especial CheladaModelo Especial Chelada
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Mexico
gmodelo.mx

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Zorro on 09-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,682
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
110
pDev:
38.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
40
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Ratings: 110 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of superspak
3.32/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

24 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 2/18/2018. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy medium orange/amber/light red color with a foamy off white head with very poor retention, that reduces to a nothing very quickly. No lacing on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Okay appearance. Aromas of tomato juice, lime, salt, garlic, onion, celery, peppers, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, light cracker/corn, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of tomato juice, lime, salt, spices, and light malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of tomato juice, lime, salt, garlic, onion, celery, peppers, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, light cracker/corn, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Very mild herbal/peppery spice bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tomato juice, lime, salt, spices, and light malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of tomato juice, lime, salt, garlic, onion, celery, peppers, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, light cracker/corn, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Nice robustness and balance of tomato juice, lime, salt, spices, and light malt flavors; with a solid malt/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Minimal lingering spicy dryness. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full body; with a smooth, creamy/slick, and lightly sticky/grainy mouthfeel that is okay. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 3.5%; mild increasing spice heat after the finish through the glass. Overall this is a pretty solid fruit/spice/vegetable beer. All around good robustness and balance of tomato juice, lime, salt, spices, and light malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. Not a huge fan of bloody Mary's as it is, but this was not that bad. Nice balance of tomato, lime, spices, and salt; with decent adjunct lager presence. Not really that refreshing, but enjoyable as it was. Grew on me through the glass.

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Photo of chicagoish
3.1/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Damilton5
3.57/5  rDev +38.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blissfulNemo
1.82/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Goosehunter75
2.84/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Damian3477
4.5/5  rDev +74.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yes it has artificial flavor and sweetener. But I don't know what a modelo mixed with a v8 would taste like.
This is the only thing I drink now. At 3 dollars a 24 oz can it's taste is great.

No more 16 dollar 4 pack pints.
After spending 500 a month in newton ma on premium beer and drinking some really goid stuff but being disappointed 95% of the time.
This beer is no scam.

They make a crazier version but haven't tried it

And right on there website it has all the info including date code front and center.
L167a019

12 16 17

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Photo of bigred89
1.65/5  rDev -36%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Yeldarb92
2.52/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of pkalix
3.2/5  rDev +24%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AlexeiRoquentin
4.02/5  rDev +55.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Josh49er
4.52/5  rDev +75.2%
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 -53.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of vette2006c5r
1.25/5  rDev -51.6%
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 +56.2%
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 +16.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of JanosWildman
4.54/5  rDev +76%
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 +7%
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 +24.4%
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 -18.2%
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 -22.5%
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 +58.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of buschbeer
2.91/5  rDev +12.8%
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 +6.6%
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 -3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of craftaholic_227
3.52/5  rDev +36.4%
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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Modelo Especial Chelada from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 2.58 out of 5 with 110 ratings