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

Not Rated.
MontejoMontejo

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
69
poor

135 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 135
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 2.91
pDev: 19.93%
Wants: 6
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (16) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 135 | Reviews: 55
Photo of biegaman
2.88/5  rDev -1%
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.

Photo of mdaschaf
2.9/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Photo of baos
2.93/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of roddwolff
2.99/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of Rumrunner
3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes. Drank while on vacation at Playa Del Carmen in Mexico.

Unique but still quite average.

Pours a yellow dried straw color. A weak fizzy head and very little lacing. Scents are wheat and sweet corn. A hop bite fights its way through. Scents are the weakest part of this beer.

The flavors pick it up a bit. There are sweet malts and sweet corn flavors. The hoppy bite is stronger and present. A bit of fruit and a tangy finish. There is a unique dry flavor to all the flavors that separates this beer from other Mexican pilsners. It is nothing overly special but it is different.

A very crisp and easy drinking beer. On a hot day many of these could go down easy. A good refreshing quality.

Not my first choice of Mexican beers but definately a step up from Corona and a few of the others. At least this beer feels like some creativity went in to making it.

Photo of giblet
3.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!

giblet

Photo of Pepeton
3.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

¡Salud!

Photo of stoutman
3.05/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of tone77
3.12/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Photo of Mark
3.18/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of moonman00
3.2/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of willjschmidt
3.2/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

Montejo has a thick, somewhat fizzy, white head, and a clear, bubbly, golden appearance, with minimal lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, lightly-roasted, bready malts, and the flavor is of sweet bread, mild hop bitterness, and possibly maize. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Montejo finishes crisp, refreshing, and highly drinkable.

RJT

Photo of CorbinB
3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

I'm seriously surprised by this beer. Strong, crisp mouthfeel. No skunkyness that one might associate with a typical Mexican beer. In fact, this beer is totally atypical when compared to other Mexican brews. I'm a huge fan of sessionable pilsners and this one is distinctive and absolutely drinkable. A solid beer all around.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.3/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

Photo of Douberd
3.3/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My next few reviews would mostly be mexican beers with some american tossed in too, since I am on a trip around Yucatan at this moment.

ABV 4.5 %
355 ml can poured into a plastic cup. Clear golden yellow colour with a half finger head that disappeared immediately. Average amount of bubbles into the glass.
As with most mexican beers aroma is not that easy to distinguish. Nothing here too, just a "beery"  smell that is pleasant though.
Taste is good, but nothing you can put your finger on, it's not bitter, it's not sweet. Maybe somewhere in the middle.
Medium thickness on the body and slight carbonation.
Overall, slighty better than your average mexican beer.

Photo of nbpgt
3.3/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of tesguino
3.33/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of ordybill
3.34/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

Photo of beerluvr
3.45/5  rDev +18.6%
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.

Photo of fido
3.45/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

¡Salud!

Photo of neenerzig
3.47/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served to me in a clear, plastic pint glass. I had this on-tap for free at the happy hour at the Embassy Suites hotel my dad and I are staying at in Phoenix, AZ for a few days. This beer is a very clear, light to medium golden color with a white head that is about 1/2 to 2/3 of an inch thick when first drawn and served to me with streams of bubbles rising to the beer's surface up until the last sip. Settles to a thick ring lining the inside of the glass along with some nice cluster swirls of foam on the beer's surface and pretty decent lacing. Aromas of some corn and some crisp malts and now much else. Has a crisp, somewhat sweet malt presence upfront that gives way to some grains and a faint hint of corn that is rounded out with a slight touch of hops. Not bad, but certainly not great either. One of these was enjoyable and refreshing on an 80 degree evening here in Phoenix, but it is not something I'd go out of my way to drink. Has a crisp, slightly frothy, light to medium bodied mouthfeel with light to moderate carbonation. Just a decent beer.

Eric

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Leschber
3.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Boss Beer for a montejo

Photo of BierStein711
3.68/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent lager! Nothing special. Buy it when you need something to drink on a not so busy night.

Montejo from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
69 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.