Montejo - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
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2.88/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
10-19-2004 16:29:13 | More by GClarkage
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
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
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
2.6/5 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
2.75/5 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
2.58/5 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
2.42/5 rDev -17.4%
Pours a clear light golden yellow. A burst of carbonation and one finger of white head quickly give way, leaving a lethargic yellow liquid. Looks like ginger ale, but with less fizz.
Smell is lager yeast, some light hops, and a strong background hit of adjuncts.
Tastes slightly wheaty, slightly corny, with an odd chalky bitterness that comes in for the finish. Thin and meh.
Light body, almost flat. Not good, in my opinion. Watery, but with a lingering chalky feel on the tongue that I really don't like.
Not impressed. Whatever this beer is, I don't think it's very good. Minimal flavor, and what's there isn't great.
01-05-2012 02:33:47 | More by zeledonia
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
3.5/5 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
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
2.6/5 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
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
3.48/5 rDev +18.8%
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.
11-15-2004 11:52:24 | More by beerluvr
3.23/5 rDev +10.2%
This beer tasted better than it probably was. Why, because it was a beautiful tropical day and I was dying for some kind of beer. Standard straw color, minimal head retention, sparse lacing. Light crisp taste that reeks of corn adjunct. A decent choice for those wishing to avoid Corona.
04-18-2004 06:35:27 | More by Mark
3.05/5 rDev +4.1%
Color is a curious mix of light orange, gold, dark yellow and faint brown. No head though, even when pouring fast! The smell nose is oakiness, which is odd. A roasted butterscotch also in the mix. Like most mexican beers, a doughy yeast comes on strong after swirling. Medium-light sweet, medium-light bitter, medium-light sour taste. Lot’s of vanilla maltose, however its not overpowering. A sprinkle of nuttiness and a bit of pizza dough mouthfeel. Quenchable to the thirst.
05-28-2012 14:26:07 | More by stoutman
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
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
Montejo from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
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