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Montejo - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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48 Reviews
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Reviews: 48
Hads: 155
Avg: 2.93
pDev: 35.15%
Wants: 7
Gots: 48 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 10-07-2003

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Reviews by GClarkage:
Photo of GClarkage
2.85/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Consumed in October 2004 in Cancun, Mexico from a bottle. Pours with a nice head which quickly disappears. Maybe a bit of lave. Not much scent to the beer. Corn, maybe a bit of malt. Don't really smell any hops though. You can taste the malt and there are a few actual hops you can taste. Decent carbonation, but still a bit watery like all the rest of the beers in Mexico. Not horrible, but still barely decent. Fortunately I only have about three more I think to review and two of them are at least decent.

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Photo of mdaschaf
2.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a straw yellow color with a small, white head on top. Very little head retention and practically no lacing whatsoever.

S: Some sweet corn, grainy malt and an extremely faint grassy aroma.

T: A little better than the aroma. Heavier malt presence, with some sweetness and a bit of corn, but not very much. The grass component is a bit stronger as well.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp and easy drinking.

O: Not the best Mexican beer, but better than many. Would drink this over Corona/Sol everday of the week.

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Photo of tone77
3.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is sweet, malty. Taste is malts, some sweetness, a bit of corn. Feels light in the mouth and overall, a refreshing but mediocre beer.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.88/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear gold with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of grain, corn flake, and sugar aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, frosted corn flake, and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a below average beer that is fairly drinkable, but it's quite sweet and corn flake like all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of biegaman
2.88/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Montejo looks far classier than it actually is; its crystalline clarity, microscopic bubbles and faint whitish hue give it the air of champagne, especially when held up into the light. Its fragmentary head and the diminutive lacing it is just barely able to contrive are probably a little more indicative of the beer's level of quality and craftsmanship.

The bouquet smells alright - provided you don't mind corn syrup. I appreciate that Mexico's culture, cuisine and history are entwined with corn, and while I can overlook a little corn being used in the mash, I have to insist that it makes a much worse smelling grain than wheat, barley or rye. This particular scent is compounded by a chemical-like aura.

Corn is also obvious in the taste but it's curiously not nearly so disagreeable. In fact, it's actually quite palatable. I'm not sure what makes this so but if the Mexicans would be so kind as to share this secret with the rest of Latin America, the big producers in North America and Europe and the rice brewers in Japan, that would be much appreciated.

As inoffensive and palatable as it is, I'm glad to find there's no aftertaste. The bubbles are energetic enough to wash a lot of the sweetness away and, with only a minimal bitterness, the palate is left with little to remember the beer by. And having had the good mind to pair it with corn tortillas and corn salsa, I can say it works well with salty snack foods.

If the world's beer drinkers wanted a better light-bodied, quenching and characterless beer for their patio and poolside drinking, I'd suggest Montejo rather than Grupo Modelo's more famous brand, Corona. For my palate, I find it much more agreeable and much closer to passing for a decent, commonplace beer rather than offensive, chemical-laden water.

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Photo of RoyalT
2.64/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - This is a light yellow in color with a slight shade of orange. The bright white head came up easy and actually showed some retention.

Smell - The grain is light and easy here if a bit on the stale side.

Taste - The grain turns corny at the taste with an offputting sweetness.

Mouthfeel - This light-bodied lager was smooth with a light carbonation that gave it a refreshing character.

Drinkability - Parts of this beer begged to be dumped but the positive aspects of it just did keep it out of the sink.

Note: I think this is only the second time in almost 2,000 reviews that I have five different ratings that none are the same. Bizarre . . .

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Photo of lordofthewiens
2.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

As others have noted, I don't see any comparison between this and a pilsener. There just isn't that much there. It was a clear yellow with no head. Not much aroma, maybe a little graininess. A vague, sweet taste. Couldn't find any hops. Refreshing on a hot day, but that's about it.

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Photo of LXIXME
2/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of samtrillo
2.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KingEdward
2.95/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of big2112
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of tdm168
3.29/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of WoodBrew
3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tempest
2.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pilsner my ass. For a pils, this is a big underperformer. Like Estrella, it hints at good pilsner qualities, but doesn't go all the way. It is most unoffensive and can wash down food on a hot day. I got mine as a 5 peso upgrade from water with a lunch in Cancun, and I guess it wasn't horrible for 5 pesos. Still, no hops or decent malt profile.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a finger and half of head on a clear medium straw body.
The aroma is mild dry grain and honey.
The taste starts with a little malt sweet, then touch of lemon bitterness and finishes with a sweet note.
The texture is crisp but too fizzy.
It's nice enough, except for the texture.

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Photo of beerluvr
3.45/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Features a white head over clear straw yellow/golden liquid. Light, clean and lemony/grassy malt nose. Taste is a pleasant sharp, slightly metallic hop not and light maltiness, crisp and quite drinkable. Finishes clean, with a late hop ending, not too bad to enjoy actually.

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Photo of ordybill
3.34/5  rDev +14%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a corn and malt smell, fairly inviting.
Appearance- Pours a crystal clear light golden color with a medium sized white head.
Taste- Has a very refreshing flavor of malt and corn, do not confuse this with a micro brew.
Palate- A light bodied beer with moderate carbonation
Overall- this is a great session beer for tailgating or fishing. It is not a craft beer and I don't think anyone who drinks this will ever be confused by that. But it is a very good beer to quench a thirst and it is phenomenal on a hot day.

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Photo of Tbub18
3.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of StevenMilligan
2.62/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jason419
3.33/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhilHeinricke
2.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3


I was in Chicago for a week, and every evening on the way back to the hotel I'd stop by some convenience stores and see what beer they had. I'd get a slice of pizza and a six-pack and head back to the hotel.

I saw this. I like to try new things so I grabbed a can. I wasn't interested in drinking the greatest new craft beer. I just wanted something light to go with the pizza before it was sleepy time. This did the trick. It's not heavy. It's almost like Corona Light. It's got the light golden color, barely any aroma and a taste of cheap beer. I'm not going to write a song about it, but it was okay and did the trick.

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Photo of Catracho5
2.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a clear, golden yellow with a white head, no head retention, really thin, lots of carbonation, no lacing, looks very drinkable.

A: Grainy, earthy, herbal malts, no alcohol, not much else, smells okay.

T: Mild grainy, earthy, herbal flavor, slight citrus bitterness in the middle, finishes smooth, it's not bad.

M: Very light with lots of carbonation.

O: I actually enjoyed this, I could see myself drinking this while grilling some carne asada on a hot summer day, a mild touch of grainy, earthy flavors, touch of citrus bitterness in the middle, finishes smooth, light, easy drinking.

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Photo of BierFan
2.6/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 ounce brown bottle into a pint glass. Printed abv on the bottle of 4.5%.

Appearance: Small white head is here 1 minute and gone the next. Clear bright yellow body with pretty good carbonation.

Smell: Sweet pale malts, adjuncts, and no hops to speak of.

Taste: Perhaps a slight metallic taste to it. Has a little bit of a skunky and bitter finish.

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Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
2.47/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Montejo from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
71 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.