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

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VictoriaVictoria

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BA SCORE
68
poor

477 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 477
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 2.91
pDev: 21.65%
Wants: 5
Gots: 27 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-08-2002)
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2.25/5  rDev -22.7%

Burkbom23, May 12, 2014
Photo of dav2080
2/5  rDev -31.3%

dav2080, May 09, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
2.34/5  rDev -19.6%
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.

woodychandler, May 08, 2014
Photo of Lehighace06
2.25/5  rDev -22.7%

Lehighace06, May 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

tangoafterdark, May 04, 2014
Photo of chucksim
3/5  rDev +3.1%

chucksim, May 02, 2014
Photo of Boone757
3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

Boone757, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of KerryCummins1977
3/5  rDev +3.1%

KerryCummins1977, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of Boca-X
3/5  rDev +3.1%

Boca-X, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of TrojanWheels
3.5/5  rDev +20.3%

TrojanWheels, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of ralerwen
3/5  rDev +3.1%

ralerwen, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of LXIXME
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

LXIXME, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of blue-dream
3.5/5  rDev +20.3%

blue-dream, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of Brenden
2.54/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This looks like an Amber (red ale, if you prefer), a clear dark beer the color of which lies right on the border between orange and red. The head is a somewhat wispy foam that holds up a thin layer on top and drops down a modicum of splotchy lace.
Grainy all the way through, the aroma begins with a startling smack of something sharp. It's extremely unpleasant, and it's fortunate that it doesn't last long. Otherwise, it's got the vegetal and corn husk notes typical of an AAL, certainly not a Vienna.
The taste is better, and it manages to resemble something like beer. Some pale malts and a little grass come through with the husk and the malts even add some breads.
The light body is expected, but the grainy astringency mars it. It finishes a little warmer than expected with a bit of a bit, though crispness isn't especially sharp.
It may be a BA misclassification, but if this is out there in the same market as Negro Modelo, and they're going to claim the same style, this one might as well not even be out there at all. Negro isn't great beer, but it's respectable, as opposed to this beer.

Brenden, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of JuicesFlowing
2.99/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Very clear amber color, a cream colored head disappears quickly leaving nothing, no lacing remains on the glass.

Aroma: Little in the way of the nose, only faint traces of some malt sweetness.

Taste: Like the aroma, there's little here to offer, but also little to be offended by. There's some faint caramel sweetness and some tangy aftermath in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light in body. Carbonated.

Overall: I rate on style, and in this case Mexican lagers get thrown in for comparison, and this was pretty decent based on that. I imagine it tastes a while lot better out of the bottle on a nice Mexican beach.

JuicesFlowing, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of FrozenJoe
3.4/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance
Soapy off white head. It sticks around for awhile then dissipates without much lacing. Clear, light copper colored beer with active carbonation.

Smell
Mild. Maybe hops. Maybe malt.

Taste
It starts out malty and mildly sweet. It transitions to a dry finish. Not bad for an adjunct lager. It tastes like a higher quality version of Modelo.

Mouthfeel
Dry bitterness remains. Somewhere between light and medium bodied.

Overall
Nothing to write home about. Not bad. Adjunct lager. Cool looking bottle label. Has some character. Not offensive. Good with food.

FrozenJoe, Apr 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

Norica, Apr 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev +3.1%

marqoid, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of jjamadorphd
2.89/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Another brew from South of the Border that didn't quite cut it for me. Out of the bottle the beer had a great dark amber color with a perfectly white head to accent the beer. Unfortunately, the head had no staying power - dissipates ting very fast and leaving no lacing to speak or write about. I was very disappointed with the coppery scent of the beer and was wary to actually drink it, but was surprised at the decent flavor and mouthfeel. Overall, if you can get past the weird odor, Victoria is pretty decent.

jjamadorphd, Mar 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

ToMakeEndsMeet, Mar 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev +3.1%

danipp, Mar 22, 2014
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2/5  rDev -31.3%

BigGingDrinker, Mar 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev +3.1%

Loco_Joe, Mar 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev +3.1%

jgunther71, Mar 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev +3.1%

krome, Mar 06, 2014
Victoria from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
68 out of 100 based on 477 ratings.