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

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Ratings: 597
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 2.91
pDev: 21.65%
Wants: 11
Gots: 99 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-08-2002

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Photo of ccnorthwest
3.46/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

When craft beer isn't available at a mexican restaurant, this is one of my go to beers.

Photo of evil_war
4.89/5  rDev +68%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best beer ever. The frist time i tasted it was like the Valhalla in my mouth Yeah!

Photo of Pegasus
3.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Lovely, clear toned copper, with a modest, somewhat coarse head, which soon fades to a scattering of foam, and a thick ring of lacing about the glass walls. Sparse, fat bubbles drift lazily to the surface.

Aroma: Cooked vegetables and a little toasted malt define the aroma. The toasted malt is less than I had hoped for, and the cooked vegetables seem heavy-handed.

Taste: Opens with a good amount of toasted malt,and a little caramel, which carries fairly well through the taste. Modest sweetness and a moderate flourish of herbal hops bring the taste to a close. The hops turn metallic, and linger on well past the end of the taste.

Mouth feel: Somewhat thin, with sharp carbonation..

Drinkability/notes: I wanted to like Victoria more than I did. I like the Vienna lager style, and there are several fine examples brewed in Mexico. This one seems underwhelming. Still, at 4% ABV, this might be a nice "lawnmower" beer on a hot summer day. Or, BAs could offer it to their American Macro Lager-drinking friends as a "walk on the wild side".

Presentation: Packaged in a standard, twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Photo of Foyle
3.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pilsner glass.

Appearance: pours a 2" white head that drops slowly with moderate lacing. Color is clear light amber with moderate streaming carbonation.

Aroma: a bit of caramel, sweet barley, some raisin and slight grassy hops.

Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied, slightly oily with a mostly dry finish.

Flavor: caramel and bready malts, a bit of lemon.

Overall: a pleasant brew that pairs well with spicy cuisine.

Photo of Sludgeman
1.84/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

I try to rate to style and this beer is no Vienna Lager.

Photo of JamieWeisen
3.81/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip style glass. Little to no head retention. Look- a nice caramel to Amber in color, very nice looking as opposed to other Mexican beers. Smell- not too much aroma picked up from the beer but nothing off putting, so that's a plus. Taste- very mild and malty taste with a good amount of (pleasant) flavor despite it being a lighter alcohol and mass produced beer. Feel- very light with a slightly fizzy texture, a very smooth and refreshing beer. Overall- this beer despite being a massed produced beer is still very good for what it is, it's one of my favorite beers right now and would much rather drink this over many other massed produced beers. Reviewed without however recommended with a lime wedge.

Photo of Skabiski
2/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pretty bland. Lacked flavor and aroma.

Photo of mooseisloose
3.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

The first beer of Mexico, Vienna Style Lager, let's give it a whirl. Popping the top I get a bready yet adjunct waft. Pours to a light amber with a two finger head that recedes to a quarter inch and stands. The taste is along the lines of the smell, bready and zesty with a slight bitterness that appears mid taste then fades into a lightly bitter finish. Good mouthfeel. One of the better Mexican beers out there, a good thirst quencher. Well in line for the style, not at all offensive and would drink again if somebody handed me one.

Photo of blues_fever
4.52/5  rDev +55.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

How could you not like this on a hot day!

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
2.46/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Highly carbonated, probably to distract from any major flavor. A little bit of yeast, but that's really it.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.07/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, caramel, and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is drinkable, but nothing really stands out about this one to me.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of BigMFDaddy
2.35/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Leaves a whole lot to be asked for. Guess it's alright for a summer day

Photo of ordybill
2.66/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a toasted grain aroma.
Appearance- The beer is an amber color with a small white head.
Taste- Has a basic grainy flavor, just average.
Palate- A light bodied beer with moderate carbonation that has a dry finish.
Overall- An average beer that should be paired with food.

Photo of RateDoc
3.65/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Once again this is another one of those beers that quenches my thirst and keeps me coming back for more. Great tasting at a great price, 12 packs for $12!

Photo of RyanKM
3.59/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

My favorite Mexican beer at the moment.

Photo of jwc215
3.61/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber to copper with a thin head that leaves dotted lacing.

The smell is of toasted grain with a subtle spicy touch.

The taste is of light toast. Overall - clean. The light malt body has a touch of hop spice in the dry, crisp finish.

While it does lean towards thin, the carbonation level fits the beer without being to fizzy. And there is a refreshing smoothness to it.

Not a bad brew at all. I like it. For what it is, it is an easy-drinking brew with enough character to keep drinking it.

Photo of DocManza
3.08/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Decent taste, not that common or widely publicized.

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

Nightcap in the underground bar (under the Old Pink House) Planter's Tavern in Savannah.

Photo of Gnomeitsnot
3.6/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. It has a full taste - a bit malty - very bubbly. I would say it's my favorite Mexican beer that I've tried so far.

Photo of jzlyo
3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Malty but very skunky in aroma. The flavor is clean and decently malty. Not bad overall, passable

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.65/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

(Editing note : This was reviewed as an AAL, not a Vienna Lager. As a Vienna it's a horrible representation.)

Spring cleaning day today. Time for a rest and an afternoon lager.

Appearance : Surprisingly darker than I thought it would be. It's got an amber-copper glow and about 10% opacity. The head is diminutive and almost non existent, but it does manage to leave a ring of lace around the glass.

Aroma : I'm starting to like this. The malts are toasted and rich, with an almost pecan-honey like sweetness to them. Some graham cracker, perhaps even a touch of marshmallow. There's no skunky corn or dirty grains, nothing like Corona or any of those other bottom shelf mexican swills. Extra points, this is practically decent.

Taste : The corn comes out a bit in the flavor, right at the tip of the tongue and towards the middle, with a harsh malty bite and a slap of skunk, but it dries beautifully with roasted malt and glazed pecan at the back of the throat. The more the beer is sampled, the more the corn and skunked barley show up.

Mouthfeel : Perhaps the most exciting part of this beer is the popping pop-rocks like carbonation. I don't want to use any negative connotations like prickly or stabbing, even though that's what it's like, but it fits perfectly for this beer.

Overall : A less-than-decent beer with a high grain bill and a low hop presence. The carbonation makes it drinkable but again, as a mexican beer the corny skunk does show up and rears its ugly horns. I'll pass next time, but this was a fun experience.

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
1/5  rDev -65.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Complete and Utter crap. Drink water instead.

Photo of Tedga77
4.01/5  rDev +37.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clean crisp and light. Not your typical light beer in that it's cleanliness taste is not muddled by sweetness.

Photo of priwen
3.54/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Medium brown with a slightly off-white head. Decent carbonation. It doesn't have much in the way of aroma. Slight hint of grain and grassy hops. Mild taste of lightly roasted malts and a touch of hops. Watery mouthfeel with a semi-dry finish. Overall, I enjoy the flavor, but it seems like it needs a little something else to kick it up a notch. However, for what it is I think it's a very nice beer. It would especially be refreshing on a hot day.

12 oz can
Code on can: A225A029 (January 22, 2015)
Served in a Mug

Photo of jooler
3.18/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Great mexican beer, but not my style

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Victoria from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
68 out of 100 based on 597 ratings.