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


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Ratings: 365
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 2.92
pDev: 20.89%

Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. visit their website

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 srandycarter


3.15/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured into trusty tulip

A - Deeper than most mexicans...nice head and lace.

S - Nice pronounced malt smell unusual for a Mexican.

T - Bigger than usual, but peters out in the end.

M - Full, but short experience. Turns to wash way too soon.

D- Certainly a session beer, despite the comments.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2007 06:39:59 | More by srandycarter
Photo of tempest


3.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a 940mL bottle for the beach for about 15 pesos. Not bad for beer that doesnt suck. Like most of the big mexican lagers, this is fairly mellow in flavor. Its got a decent aroma of caramel and barley. The flavor is pretty similar, but not as strong and a little sweeter and fruitier. Not a bad choice for a vacation.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2007 16:58:30 | More by tempest
Photo of moonman00


3.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It is a local beer that has a good publicity campaign. I always laugh at their commercials.

Pours a reddish-copper color.

The smell is malty, but nothing extraordinary.

The taste is bitter, nice carbonation.

We always have this beer for family meetings and parties.

Goes well with Mexican food.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2007 18:42:10 | More by moonman00
Photo of d07c0m


3.7/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer a while back when I was in mexico. We got it in stubby 1.0 Litre bottles and drank 'em straight so I can't say much about the colour although someone later told me it's a darkish gold/yellow.
This is a very basic beer with a bland lager taste (a lot like Sol in a way). It goes down nicely and doesn't leave much of an aftertaste. Although not very strong it yields a satisfying buzz (probably due to the fact that I drank about three litres of it). It's pretty cheap too so in summation I'll say it's a decent beer to get if you're low on cash standing undecided in front of the cooler at a Mexican 7/11 five minutes before midnight (when they stop selling alcohol).

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2006 00:47:16 | More by d07c0m
Photo of Stimack

New York

3.53/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew poured to a deep golden color showing a fair amount of carbonation. Had a white head that was medium in size but does break down quickly leaving a very fain trace of any lace on the side of the glass. This brew is actually quite nice smelling, malt seem to come out as well as nice sweet aroma. Over all not a bad smelling brew but not overly exciting, did not have the skunky characteristics that a number of the other Mexican brews showed. The taste is good, nice malt flavors mixed in with a little hop flavor at the tail end, and good carbonation. This brew was one of my favorites while on vacation, very drinkable with its taste, carbonation as well as the 4% ABV. Overall this is a good brew, not sure I will run out trying to track it down while in the states but one I would definitely look for while back in Mexico.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2006 12:43:42 | More by Stimack
Photo of fido


3.93/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I think Victoria is a decent beer.

It pours a clear reddish-amber color; Almost no head and minimal lacing; Aroma is malty and fruity; Taste is clean and crisp; Mouthfeel is smooth and low carbonation. Easy drinking beer for those hot summer days.


Serving type: bottle

08-26-2006 07:51:14 | More by fido
Photo of hunteraw


3.35/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice dark honey color, could almost be called orange. Heavily carbonated but it seems like my head had a hard time forming and dissipated quickly. Points for color, points off for lack of head.

Aroma doesn't have much going on... malt stands out, but on the whole pretty mellow.

Interesting - the hops doesn't come out much in the nose at all, but it really comes out in the mouth. Opposite for the malt. Initial bite of bitterness and carbonation, but resolves to a pleasant hops finish.

Pretty light lager mouthfeel, hops aftertaste is quite nice. I could drink quite a few of these. As far as macros go, this is a very solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2006 23:16:39 | More by hunteraw
Photo of tesguino


3.38/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

a beer bad classified; is a Vienna Lager, not a marzen oktoberfest; how ever, a beer made only for the domestic market, special for the mexican quesadillas and bbq; recommended with german cuisine too; its bitterness and strong flavro make this beer favorite for mexicans; in its bottle etternaly appears "king Juan Primus, duke of brabant" alias GAMBRINUS; an indomitable drinker monarch.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2005 16:53:18 | More by tesguino
Photo of Pepeton


3.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The bottom line for me here is: Good beer if you take in account that it's coming from Grupo Modelo.
It's reddish color is quite appealing; white quick dissolving head and little lacing, if any.
Nice light malty smell, somehow herbal.
Bitter, little tangy due it's carbonation. Hoppy aftertaste.
After Negra Modelo and Corona de Barril, this might be the only beer from Grupo Modelo that I'll dare to buy (I'll drink most of it's beers as long as they are free!).


Serving type: bottle

04-14-2005 03:55:03 | More by Pepeton
Photo of beerluvr

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours with a decent white head, settling over clear deep gold gently carbonated liquid. The nose is nothing more than light maltiness. The taste as well is very light, with notes of brief grassy malt before drying out with a nice amount of hop bitterness. A slightly above average Mexican lager.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2004 11:51:13 | More by beerluvr
Photo of GClarkage


2.98/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2004 16:34:07 | More by GClarkage
Photo of tang214


2.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I recently sampled this beer while vacationing in Cozumel, Mexico. It was a decent beer, typical of most Mexican beers in my opinion. Light and easy drinking. Nothing really special about it. Although it does make a great beer to chill on the beach and drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2004 21:03:42 | More by tang214
Photo of Redrover


3.55/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had plenty of this one during my trip to Cancun. It pours a nice pale copper with a light tan head.

Malt and grains on the nose. Not a ton of smell, but what there is smells fresh with no adjunct type odors.

The tastes is decent, but not earth shattering. Nice malt back bone lends a bit of sweetness. Seems to have more hops than most Mexican beers and their influence is appreciated. Beer also has a slightly grassy taste. Beer is very easy to pair with food.

Decent mouthfeel with very good drinkabliltiy. While not a world beater, this was one of the best beers I was able to find in Cancun. Seems to have good distribution. It is worth a try!

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2004 02:00:19 | More by Redrover
Photo of Rumrunner


3.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

This and Bohemia were my favorite Mexican beers from the trip.

Pours a deep burnt brown. The head is weak and the lacing is minimal. The scents are sweet malts and a toased bread. Some hops and a strong bombardment of carbonation on the nose.

The flavors are sweet malts and a roasted biscuit. These are most prevalent. There is actually some hop presence and even a slight bitterness in this one. Pretty well crafted.

It is smooth and medium bodied. A bit over carbonated but it finds its way down easy. I did notice some inconsistencies from beer to beer. Maybe storage problems or the brewery is not able to continually be accurate. Still I enjoyed this beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2003 08:04:03 | More by Rumrunner
Photo of stoutman


2.35/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Definitely one of the better Mexican beers. This one actually has some tint to it. It is really easy to drink and tastes like a ricey-watery malt mix. I don't think it is as good as the Negra Modelo or Indio so at this point you may envision Victoria as a decent alternative to Corona with a little color..

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2003 00:03:53 | More by stoutman
Photo of doho95fu


3.43/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer saved my trip down to Playa del Carmen, MX. It is the only darker beer I could find (and I use the term loosely). Pours a little browner than a lager with a thin head and little lacing. The smell is sweet with some hoppiness. The flavor and mouthfeel was existent, great for a Mexican beer. This beer is actually very good, however, after 8 days in Mexico, I noticed inconsistency which may not be the brewery's fault. The brown bottle is also a welcome sight in an area that is not overly concerned with storage issues.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2002 07:36:26 | More by doho95fu
Photo of Dogbrick


3.03/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One of the few decent Mexican beers I have been able to find. Maybe not quite as good as Negra Modelo (which isn't really saying too much) but along the same lines and a decent alternative. On the scale of Mexican beers this is in the upper echelon, but it really does not stand up against other more readily available Viennas. I would go with an Elliot Ness here in the states, but this one is worth a shot if you are in Mexico with only Corona and Sol as your other options.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2002 07:57:18 | More by Dogbrick
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Victoria from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
68 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.