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

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529 Ratings
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Ratings: 529
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 2.9
pDev: 21.72%
Wants: 8
Gots: 42 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-08-2002)
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Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev +3.4%

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3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of djrn2
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of zestar
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of metter98
2.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: The beer is crystal clear amber yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving some lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: The smell is a little sweet and has aromas of adjunct malts—corn seems to stand out in particular—along with notes of candi sugar.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, except the corn seems to stand out stronger in front of the sweet notes of candi sugar.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer doesn't taste much like a Vienna Lager and seems to be more like a sweetened version of an adjunct lager.

Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of BEERchitect
2.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A fairly standard Mexican lager although this site has it classified as a Vienna. The color throws things off a bit with the light caramel color (similar to Yuengling Traditional).

The beer pours with a mild fizzy head that quickly falls because of the lack of true malt character and use of adjuncts.

Mild aromas of part malt/ part grain set the tone with mild catty aroma that disipates quickly and some corn-like vegital notes. Hop character is soft and floral.

Flavors also show the malt-grain blend with the corn taste still present. Balanced hop bitterness with little flavor. Somewhat bready and cracker-like to taste.

Light body favors grain character over malt and with some light grain astringency. Mildly dry because of adjuncts and minty alcohol.

Certainly thirst quenching for those hot Mexican days but really doesn't belong in the conversation with Yuengling or Negra Modelo.

Photo of jaydoc
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of womencantsail
2.75/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: This one pours a clear golden color with a white colored head and very little, it any, retention.

S: Very bland on the nose. There is a definite corn aroma to it, and some hints of cooked grain, and corn. Almost no hops or bread character to it at all.

T: The flavor is very similar to the aroma. The flavor is bland and fairly unoffensive. A bit more corn to the flavor than the nose. Faint grassy hops and maybe just a bit of bread, though certainly some cooked grain.

M: Light to medium in body with a moderate carbonation.

O: While this isn't terribly offensive, it wasn't very flavorful either.

Photo of Knapp85
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.58/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a clear, light copper body with steady effervescence feeding a slender white head.

Smell: 4/5 grainy, 1/5 grassy.

Taste: Slightly tangy pils malts with cracked grains and lightly sweet caramel. Mostly grainy, though. Hops are mildly grassy with enough bitterness to balance things out. Very faint, nearly imperceptible fruitiness. Light, quite crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Well carbonated.

Overall: It's easy drinking and one of the better lagers out of Mexico. A good substitute to drinking the water when on vacation south of the border. Refers to itself as being "pilsener-vienna". I guess I can see that, as it's falling in between a lackluster pilsener and a hohum Vienna.

Photo of largadeer
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of emerge077
2.83/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle at Lillie's Q in Chicago.
Didn't want to shell out for a case, and this was one of the few places selling it at the bar.

Deep gold, fizzy head that didn't retain at all. No lace or fancy stuff, visible carb trails floated upwards.

Vaguely sweet grain aroma, didn't really pick up on any hop or yeast character.

Crisp clean taste, carbonic bite, a bit fizzy. Mild hint of apple and crackery malt. In a brown bottle, no detectable skunk. Fairly dry aftertaste. Easy enough to drink without thinking about it, but not really flavorful or memorable at all. The kind of beer that would improve with a lime in it, unfortunately.

Photo of TMoney2591
2.73/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a flared pokal at Bliss.

What would a Cinco de Mayo tasting be without some brews from beneath the border? This one pours a clear very pale straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises rice, wheat, light flowers, and a very light tinge of caramel. The taste holds notes of light wheat, hard water, flowers, and a tinny twinge in the back. The body is pretty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a crisp finish. Overall, this stuff is nice for a watery lager, but as a Vienna it falls pretty damn short of anything really good. Compared to similar bottles, though, this stuff ain't exactly horrid.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.48/5  rDev +20%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 7oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light bronze color with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, spices and a decent amount of hops.

T: The taste is malty and spicy up front with sweet & bready flavors of caramel & grain. There's a mild but complimentary hops presence that brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, very mild kick, good representation of style, this is a decent beer with substance that is worth drinking for a while.

Photo of Slatetank
3.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I enjoyed this 12oz from the brown bottle in a mug.

The color is deep amber with good clarity and thin white head with fine bead and spots of lace.The smell is yeasty with slight buttery odor and light malt sweetness in the nose with gentle floral ester. The feel is mildly sweet with medium carbonation and light caramel sweetness with smooth body and light heft with mostly dry finish.

The malt has a good amount of flavor with mild caramel in the taste and there is a slight buttery diacetyl element with mild yeast flavor and practically no hop flavor. This is a pretty standard vienna style lager with mild malt and ok drinkability...I could take it or leave it.

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1/5  rDev -65.5%

Photo of mactrail
2.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Tastes like any number of Mexican lagers. Slightly amber in the glass with modest head on it. Rather malty so I guess they could call it a Vienna Lager. A hint of sweetness like malt liquor. Smooth and easy to drink but quite bland. No trace of hops. Faintly tangy. Unfortunately, it gets worse as you drink. Ends up with a plain cardboard taste.

From notes at a Mexican restaurant in Old Town where it was on tap. Not much to choose from and I hadn't heard of this stuff before. I would stick to Bohemia or Negra Modelo.

Photo of MarkyMOD
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Mora2000
3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is grain and grass with not too much else going on. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of grain and grass, with some very sweet malt in there as well. Medium carbonation and medium mouthfeel. Extremely simple, but actually not too bad. Better than expected.

Photo of GClarkage
2.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Consumed in October 2004 in Cancun, Mexico from a bottle. Pours with a pretty nice head and a bit of lacing. Suprised me considering the rest all disappeared with a blink of the eye. Smells of malt. corn, maybe rice fill the air. A bit of a hop smell too. Definite hop tatse with the malt background. This would be a decent beer to choose while having dinner. Fairly easy to drink. One of the better ones down here, but still nothing even close to brag about.

Photo of Halcyondays
2.35/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz. true longneck,

A: Pours a light amber with a mild fizzy white head with surprisingly good retention for how it looks.

S: Nice caramelly, Vienna malt style notes, light hop character.

T: Very minor malt flavour. The finish is good, though the overall flavour is bland. Carbonic acid is in there which is never good. Not bad tasting, just very boring.

M: Light-bodied, fizzy biting carbonation. Not as thin as a light beer, but has the mouthfeel of an average macro lager.

O: I like a good Vienna Lager, and Mexico makes some solid examples, Negra Modelo for instance. This is not one of them. Tastes like it could be the light beer version of Dos Equis Amber, just nothing going on. I'll finish the bottle, but I'm not buying this again.

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

29 Jan 2013 and we sail into Huatulco, a purpose built beach resort on Mexico's pacific coast. The beach bar that gets our custom has four beers to choose from, this being the only one I'd never had before.

The weather was hot (92F/44C) and sunny, a light lager was what was needed even if it was only 09.50 in the morning!

This wasn't your usual pale golden colour: this had a deeper hue to it, leaning towards a copper hint to its clear and clean looks (the bright sun light helped to make it look even better), small white head on top.

Grainy nose, but not a lot of anything really.

Refreshing more than tasty: this doesn't have any depth of flavours, it does have traces of hops and malts within but it's supposed to replenish lost liquids in your body not give you a warm, cosy feeling.

OK for what it is.

Photo of dbrauneis
2.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a crystal clear amber in color with some golden yellow highlights and moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall fizzy light beige head that quickly reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass - but it does have pretty decent retention qualities. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of toasted grains and malts with very light notes of grassy hops.

T: Light to moderate flavors of toasted grains and cracker malts with just a slight hint of grassy hops. Light amounts of bitterness which fades quickly.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: This is a very easy to drink and low ABV Vienna lager that comes out of Mexico and probably one of the better Mexican brews that you can find in the US (and not one of the easiest to find).

Note: Since I recently added a beautiful daughter to my family and her name is Victoria, I felt compelled to purchase this beer when I saw it on the shelf.

Photo of woodychandler
2.34/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I was in the new Weis Markets Bistro on Saturday and spied this as an excellent Cinco de Mayo beer.

My pour netted me a brief finger of fizzy, tawny head with lousy retention, acting more like pop and dissipating all too quickly. Color was a deep-amber (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a malty sweetness that made me think that it was other than an AAL. I will buy Vienna Lager, as indicated on this site, but it was not clean. I was also getting Minhas-like notes of bubble gum and dry cleaning plant. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium and the taste was oddly unique or should I say uniquely odd? It had a slightly medicinal quality underlying the utterly sweet malt flavor. It was sugary with a tang of hospital sterilization, if that can be quantified by anyone else. Warming, I was getting a kind of peanut taste. WTF?!? The finish was semi-sweet with the melange of off flavors getting the better of the malt, but not in any kind of good way. I have had far worse, and thanks to it being available as a single, it was a one-and-done, but this was no bueno.

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Victoria from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
68 out of 100 based on 529 ratings.