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

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BA SCORE
68
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567 Ratings
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Ratings: 567
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 2.91
pDev: 21.31%
Wants: 11
Gots: 86 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-08-2002

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Ratings: 567 | Reviews: 160
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

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This is another example of a beer that is very good when it´s fresh, but when not (most of the time) it tastes like you stuck a penny in your mouth, metallic notes everywhere.

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.55/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Nose of bread, hay, grains, slight fruit & honey. Taste sweet malt, touch of apple, hops, citrus, light bitter finish.

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

Not too bad when lying in the sun in Puerto Vallarta

Photo of Pete_Ale-man
3.58/5  rDev +23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I think this beer is a little under rated. For the style beer, this is a refreshingly good beer especially in the summer months. Crisp taste, easy drinking and no bitter after taste makes a good beer for the novice drinker.

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

One of the better Mexican beers

Photo of drift611
2.95/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

No Guinness at this Mexican joint in Arizona so they poured me this. Not a bad beer at all ice cold and they didn't have my Irish brew

Photo of CalgaryFMC
2.89/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a standard pint glass in Cabo San Lucas. A light coppery brown color with a will o' the wisp of a white frothy head. Aroma is a muted caramel sweetness, corn bread, and white grape fruity notes. Inoffensive and thankfully lacking an obvious DMS element. Still has that inescapable macro-lager smell though. Body falls squarely in the moderate range, with excessive carbonation. Taste is a smooth light corn bread sweetness coupled with the subtle grape notes from the nose. Minimal hop aroma or flavor. I do get a sultana raisin sweet dried fruit note here and there. Finishes fairly dry, with a grainy astringency and a few metallic off-flavors. Rather pedestrian brew unfortunately, even if it does represent the vestiges of a rather cool Austrian/German brewing tradition. This one plays it overly safe and still manages to hit a few bum notes.

Photo of DaveBar
2.25/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Purchased at a gas station in Flint MI. Served at 6deg C in a plastic cup

A- Opens well and pours a head that is gone as fast as it came. Clear and light gold.

S- Not much at all here.

T- Metallic and tinny. Like a horrible Corona experiment gone bad. Just bad overall

M- Terribly thin, light and carbonated.

O- Pure garbage. Wish I could have brought this back it was that bad. I poured over half down the sink.

Food Pairing

This one was so bad it made it to the sink so no food pairing on this one.

Sorry

Photo of Svingjo
2.95/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This Modelo produced lager was pretty good. It was a light tan beer with a thin head that disappears quickly. The aroma was only slightly hoppy but the taste was crisp and refreshing

Photo of Taybeh
2.35/5  rDev -19.2%

from a bottle, into an imperial pint glass
A: bright clear burnished copper, with a decent head
S: corn, grain, sweet caramel malt...
T: like the nose with a few herbal hops. Not a great combination, and not really living up to the style.
M: fairly light, medium carbonation, lingering malt/corn finish that isn't too great, but an okay mouthful.
Overall: Not too good.

Photo of robgutie
3/5  rDev +3.1%

I knew people who would bring Victoria back with them from Mexico back before it was commercially distributed in the US. I am not going to argue that it stacks up to craft beers but if you are looking for something on a hot day or something to stock for a party of non beer geeks this is a solid choice.

Photo of Franziskaner
2.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Dark gold to light brown in color with wonderful clarity. Just a trace of white head covers about a third of the top. Aroma is predominantly corn but there is also light malt. The taste is similar to Pacifico with corn being dominant. There's a coppery hop bitterness at the very back of the palate that is prevalent in the fade. The mouth is lightly carbonated. Another warm weather quaffer from Mexico.

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Victoria from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
68 out of 100 based on 567 ratings.