Modelo Especial

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Type: American Light Lager
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Modelo Especial was the first brand produced by Grupo Modelo, in 1929, the first year in which the company was founded.

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  • Jan 22, 2012
    JimBeam1983 (153)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: Microbrewery explorer
    3.4
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    It poured a nice straw colored body with vivid carbonation. The head alomost instantly faded away but I had the time to see it was airy and bright. The nose offers baked bread, sweet corn and a subtle yeast. I found the aroma appealing but a bit too subtle. You get the bread on the tongue with a decent sweetness, all that paired with a good hoppy presence allowing it to have great depth. I thought this brew was simple, light and refreshing and was crisp and lightly acidic. It felt light and just a bit oily. A nice summer beer my dad's girlfriend brought her recent trip to Mexico.
  • Nov 24, 2010
    Shrews629 (42)Rank: Beer AmateurGroup: craft beer enthusiasts
    2.6
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    Very clear, straw color. Bright, very fizzy white head that quickly disappeared. Just a few bubbles coming up from the bottom. Little to no lacing. Clean smelling corn aroma mixed with some light notes of grain. Hints of butter, but not real strong. None of the aromas really stand out. Kind of tame. In the taste, I am getting a sweet corn flavor with the grain backing it up . The taste is not bad really. I was surprised. Light mouthfeel with out any coating on the throat or tongue. Maybe a little, but not much. It is somewhat dry and refreshing and crisp. This is really pretty drinkable. It would be fine on a real hot day after some hard outdoor work. I would choose this over any American "macro". I'm glad I tried this. Not too filling and easy going.
  • Dec 19, 2009
    Beer_Mirror (9)Rank: Beer NoviceGroup: IPA Lovers
    4.1
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    This is my go-to beer. If there is nothing I can decide on, this beer always delivers.

    Dark gold in color and goes great alone or with a lime.

    The taste is smooth and slightly sweet, not very hoppy at all. This beer is what I call a "slider" because it is very drinkable and slides right down with a very slightly bitter aftertaste.

    This is one Mexican beer that really delivers. I'd recommend it to anyone.
  • Jul 26, 2009
    generallee (311)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: Fall beer lovers
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    Presentation: It was poured from a clear bottle into a Pilsener glass.

    Appearance: The body has very good clarity, some visible carbonation and a bright golden color. It forms only a small bright white head that fades fast. The fast fading head is reduced to just a small ring of foam that makes some slick lacing.

    Smell: The aroma is full of adjunct filled malt with some dry hay and grassy hops.

    Taste/Mouth: There are some mild corny and grainy flavors with some other cooked vegetable notes and grassy hay like notes. The finish is very clean with some mild bitterness quickly fading off the tongue. The palate is crisp and easy drinking with a light to medium body and nice active carbonation.

    Notes: Not bad at all and when served ice cold it works well to clean the palate of hot spicy Tex/Mex food.