Montejo - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
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2.58/5 rDev -11.9%
Straw gold with the faintest orange notes. Head is actually worse than Pacifico, dying almost instantly. Little streaming, no lace. Aroma is mostly dry and grainy, like stale corn meal. Hops are peppery and earthy, contributing to the overall effect of drinking dirt.
The flavor is like a slightly boozy corn syrup, not overly sweet but a touch of that, and not overly skunky but a touch of that as well. Light in body, carbonation is actually pretty well attenuated to keep this creamy smooth.
In general, this is simply an undercooked pilsner, not that I'm claiming it should be off the spectrum. It is much better tasting than its cousin Pacifico, but it showcases its alcohol proudly where quality beers are more subtle. Not a good beer, but slightly better than the competition (in terms of Mexican pale lagers, not genuine pilsners).
08-22-2011 01:52:35 | More by BretSikkink
1.58/5 rDev -46.1%
Reviewed from notes - had this beer while on vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Poured from a 12 oz can into a glass.
Apperance - Straw yellow (what else?) with just a film of head. Lots of visible carbonation.
Smell - There's a bit of corn, but nothing else. Very unimpressive.
Taste - I get smacked on the front of my palate with a strong corn taste which isn't all that pleasing. There's almost nothing else to this beer - 95% of the taste is on the front end and the rest is like water.
Mouthfeel - Like carbonated water.
Overall - Ugh. Avoid if at all possible.
07-07-2011 03:25:51 | More by BigDRS
2.93/5 rDev 0%
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.
06-23-2011 14:11:47 | More by mdaschaf
2.88/5 rDev -1.7%
This can lists 4.5% ABV. I am surprised to see it classified as a "Czech pilsner", as in my opinion it is pretty much the epitomy of an "adjunct lager".
The only ingredient listed on the can is "100% aluminum" - which explains the metallic taste? However as there is only a hint of grain and a defined corn sweetness, I am reviewing this as an adjunct lager. Either that or it would be the worst pilsner ever...
Pale straw colour and sustained rapid effervescence. No aroma to speak of, and very light flavour profile. No maltiness and the only hops are in a slight bitterness to the finish.
Perhaps I've been in Mexico too long and now see corn everywhere, but I am convinced this is an adjunct. Fine if one is looking for volume & "cold", but certainly not ideal if looking for taste.
05-15-2011 20:43:15 | More by hopsolutely
2.17/5 rDev -25.9%
From a 12oz bottle - My bottle says 4.5% and it clearly tastes like one and not a 6% as stated here.
A: Clear see thru light yellow w/ medium carbonation
S: not impressed; it has LIGHT BEER written al over it.
T: bitter, corn, foamy.
D: You can have this to win a beer-bong competition, it really goes down easily.
I was pretty disappointed with this beer, probably because I had some expectations to it. Believe it or not most of my mexicans friends do not now the existence of this beer.
This one will go down as a memory of life since i'll never ask for this one again.
04-23-2011 16:26:48 | More by bunbury
2.58/5 rDev -11.9%
Poured from a 1.2 liter bottle into a regular glass cup.
A: Light golden yellow color with a bubbly head that dissipates extremely quickly.
S: Strong corn aroma with alcohol and maltiness.
T: Slightly metallic with a peculiar bitter ending.
M: Light bodied with high carbonation.
D: While easy to drink, it is not too enjoyable. I can see this being refreshing on a hot summer day. Nothing special about this beer.
04-19-2011 17:59:50 | More by krazyboi
2.6/5 rDev -11.3%
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 . . .
09-23-2010 01:10:53 | More by RoyalT
2.9/5 rDev -1%
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.
07-24-2010 19:06:45 | More by biegaman
3/5 rDev +2.4%
Tasted from a 40 oz bottle. Look: Pale yellow color, poor head of foam; Smell: Soft, dry malts and grain; Taste: Again dry malts and chayote with floral hops; Mouthfeel: Clean and crisp, slightly bitter with a subtly salty finish; Drinkability: I always hated this beer but the last time i drank it was good.
02-03-2010 00:25:50 | More by roddwolff
3.23/5 rDev +10.2%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a pale yellow color.
S: Grainy husks with s bit of sweetness.
T: Some corn, a bit of pale malt, hops are not really present at all. It's watery although crisp and refreshing.
M: Light bodied, high in carbonation.
D: Probably the best of the beers that I had on my trip to Playa Del Carmen, but that's not saying much. It's not a pilsner though, just a light adjunct lager.
06-12-2009 03:24:53 | More by willjschmidt
3.05/5 rDev +4.1%
poured ok into the glass. thin body, pale color, decent one half inch head, steady carbonation. light taste that was very nice on a hot vacation day in Cancun. Si! not a great beer but a decent thirst quencher on a hot day.
suckem up and movem out...Si!
03-18-2009 17:33:27 | More by giblet
2.6/5 rDev -11.3%
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.
03-04-2009 01:14:21 | More by BierFan
2.6/5 rDev -11.3%
Had this in a small bar in Cozumel. Your typical thin bodied, somewhat grainy Mexican beer without much distinguishing nose or flaveor, and a slightly stale finish. But it was a hot day, the beer was cold, and I was on vacation, so nothing is too bad at that point. Besides, I have never seen this beer in the states, so I got to try something different.
11-30-2008 03:22:00 | More by kimcgolf
4.5/5 rDev +53.6%
I prefer bock when it comes to Mexican beers (especially Indio) but Montejo is my favorite lager / pilsner they have south of the border. It's 6% alc. makes it harder as a session beer down here but it's so much better than Corona or even Dos Equis, hopefully they will start exporting it. Try it if you have a chance and enjoy!
09-27-2008 05:12:20 | More by marc956
3.33/5 rDev +13.7%
Stumbled across this a couple times while in Mexico during a cruise.
Drank straight from the bottle on the streets in Cozumel, so the formalities of appereance, color, smell, etc were somewhat lost in the surroundings.
But bottom line, I had to search out & reached for this quite a few more times than the solidly available Coronas.
09-04-2008 21:05:05 | More by nbpgt
2.95/5 rDev +0.7%
12 oz into dog-faced mug.
A: Looks very pale-golden. Not much lacing head virtually disappears.
S: Smells kinda like a Corona, not much there. although this beer is much better than a Corona.
T: Very light maybe a bit of well pasteurized hop character. Faint grains. Bit metallic.
M: light bodied but not terrible for this type of beer.
D: Very refreshing for those of you that have a palette for lime and salt add it to this beer its good for what ails you on a hot summer's day.
03-25-2008 22:25:02 | More by baos
2.75/5 rDev -6.1%
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.
04-08-2007 23:18:20 | More by lordofthewiens
2.68/5 rDev -8.5%
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.
03-21-2007 02:26:55 | More by tempest
British Columbia (Canada)
3.8/5 rDev +29.7%
Oooo, a decent Mexican beer. A bit pale for a pilsener, as it still looks like Corona, but the smell is an acceptable mixture of malt and hop zest. No skunkiness.
Decent taste, a little bit overdone on the malts. Sweet, somewhat syrupy flavour.
A bit too fizzy, overly carbonate. Closer to an American macro in mouthfeel. Drinkable, and very enjoyable. Especially for a Mexican lager.
01-18-2007 07:59:36 | More by BDTyre
3.2/5 rDev +9.2%
This beer is often offered at places were food from Yucatan is served.
It is a refreshing beer, yellow color, with a little bit of bitterness.
It has a very light body and smells very tiny.
Excellent for hot days, and with some Cochinita and Pan de Cazón.
01-15-2007 18:17:30 | More by moonman00
3.48/5 rDev +18.8%
Montejo pours a clear ambar color with a short head and nice lacing; Smell is floral, hops and yeast; Taste is some fruty; Mouthfeel is crisp, clean and well carbonated; Very drinkable and very refreshing.
I reccomend this beer, Is a good choice for a hot day.
10-07-2006 02:47:16 | More by fido
3.5/5 rDev +19.5%
This beer comes out of its slender silk screened bottle a bright gold color with a patchy head and intermittent lace. The aroma is sweet with a delicate floral hoppiness. The taste is Malty with a bready, yeasty quality. Hop spice is light but balancing. The mouthfeel is medium and almost soapy. The finish is lacking in bitterness.
This is a decent example of a malty pilsner. My bottle said 4.5% so maybe theres a new/different recipe. Way better than Corona and worth a try.
01-08-2006 22:46:14 | More by CAMRAhardliner
3.4/5 rDev +16%
A classic from the southeastern of my country, made originally for in memoriam of the founder of its city Merida Yucatan, Don Francisco de Montejo, with 45 years of rich history, this brand is one of the czech pilsner beers sold in my city, perfect for mexican and american food, serve in a pilsner glass.
10-17-2005 16:43:49 | More by tesguino
3.05/5 rDev +4.1%
Now this is a strange style coming from the tropics of México: Czech pilsener.
It's color is quite average: Straw yellow, with little, if any, head; almost no lacing.
Smell is almost unnoticeable, but you can, maybe, pick up some maltiness.
Taste is crisp and refreshing. Period.
Mouthfeel is dry, with some bitterness from the hops.
In a hot humid day, you can have several of these.
09-19-2005 23:38:24 | More by Pepeton
Montejo from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
71 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.