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

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Reviews: 154
Hads: 604
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 20.72%
Wants: 11
Gots: 103 | FT: 0
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Mexico

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 msubulldog25
3.22/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

325ml bottle, purchased last week in Zihuatanejo, Mexico; this is one of two twist-topped bottles we brought back from the visit.

A: A slightly copper-orange hue - good clarity, fairly steady carbonation. Whitish head fizzes and stalls after a few seconds, leaving just a thin ring of cream and a vague swirl of the paper-thin foam.

S: Dash of cinnamon sugar and bread crust. Minor 'metal', not 'off' - it is what it is.

T: Toasted nuttiness, light bread, mild sweetness. Touch of honey lends a cake-ier quality, pale malts, a touch wheaty. Dry, straw-like.

M: Crisp, clean, decent (but not overbearing) carbonation and exceedingly refreshing. A grainy/starchy finish.

O: Fine in cloudy/cool Oregon; terrific in toasty/sunny Mexico. I now 'get' the allure of simpler, low-alcohol cervezas in a tropical climate. An enjoyable, no-nonsense pour - I liked it both straight and mixed with lime and other fruits in a 'michelada'. A good base beer or a fine quaff on a hot day - i may now look for this at the local tiendas (we do have a few here in Portland) to enjoy on those hottest of summer days (we do have a few of those, too). (1,135 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
2.17/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Tulip glass, a finger of head on a clear, medium straw colored body.
The aroma is metallic and light grain. Not great.
The taste is metallic with a touch of honey. Not great.
The texture is crisp with a bit of softness. Moderate carbonation.
I'm trying to figure out in what situation I would enjoy this beer... (311 characters)

Photo of Luigi
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours out a clear copper color with a two finger white foamy head. Head settles down quickly to a thin lace around the glass with some lacing sticking around.

The aroma is thin with hints of cooked grain and grassy hop.

The flavor is just as thin as the aroma. Crisp clean body with a hint of grassy hop, zero malt, Just a flat clean flavor.

Over all the beer is suppose to be a Veinna lager yet has no more flavor than your average mass produced lager. (459 characters)

Photo of Darkmagus82
2.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance- Pours a medium amber color with a one finger white head. The head fades relatively quickly, leaving only a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The aroma is a mix of some bready and grainy smells with a sweet caramel and light grassy aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with a grainy and lightly caramel sweetened taste. As the flavors advance, the caramel fades giving way to some corny tastes. The end of the flavor profile brings a very light amount of grassy hop flavor to the tongue leaving a somewhat crisp flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is quite thin in creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the medium side. The thin body mixed with the moderate carbonation makes it a very easy drinking brew.

Overall – A pretty easy drinking session style brew. There is nothing great about it but nothing really all that bad. Just a so-so brew. (944 characters)

Photo of beergoot
3.03/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Decent clear, amber body but only a thin, wispy head. Light malt and corn notes in the smell. Basic malt sweetness in the taste with some residual bitterness showing up near the finish. Light, soft body; clean and dry finish.

A drinkable yet uninspired lager. Good to quench your thirst and probably on par with a classic Budweiser. (333 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
2.91/5  rDev -4.3%
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. (1,057 characters)

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.58/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a clear, beautiful pure golden amber with a white, finger width head. Retention is subpar, leaving behind a razor thin, somewhat sticky lace.

Smell - Lightly toasted grains, grassy and with hints of honey.

Taste - Follows the nose. Lightly toasted grain malt, followed up with a decent grassy hop and a hint of honey that develops about mid-taste and rides out to the finish. Light, crisp and clean.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with a nice, aggressive carbonation kick. Tingles the lips and nibbles at the tongue. Goes down smooth and quite drinkable.

Overall - One of the better beers to come out of Mexico. It's not a lager that'll blow anyone's socks off, but the flavors are fine and it's got a great mouthfeel. This one doesn't need the "lime" treatment. (780 characters)

Photo of BryanCarey
2.94/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Victory lager is a Vienna lager style beer that pours to a light tan color. The foam on this beer is very slight and it doesn’t last long at all, leaving behind a not so attractive beer. The nose on this beer is one of sweet grains and rather mild to the senses.

Tasting this beer yields a flavor that is rather, well, so- so. It features flavors of sweet grains, lightly toasted malt, a touch of caramel, and is very smooth. The issue is that the taste just isn’t very pronounced. The body of the beer is light and crisp and the taste is refreshing enough, but the product tastes like it was brewed with only a fraction of ingredients it was intended to be brewed with.

Victoria lager is a decent enough product and it likely won’t offend anyone, but it is quite unremarkable and it leaves little that is memorable. Try some if you like, just don’t expect to come away from the experience feeling very impressed. (924 characters)

Photo of jktdet
4.04/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Nice amber lager. I have good luck with this beer. It has a nice aroma and a sweet and light hoppy taste. Great summer beer not heavy but has a bit of color and nice head. Being from Texas maybe we get fresher bottles. I am surprised about some of the weaker scores here. I have never found this beer to be flavorless or lacking carbonation. Maybe they should complain to their supplier. (387 characters)

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.05/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Aroma is crisp, malty and a bit fruity - nothing special, but at least palatable. It pours a nice dark amber with a fairly thick, though not persistent, eggshell head. Flavor is malty and crisp, a little fruity, again nothing special but better than what I expected. Texture has a good amount of fizz, if average body. Overall, a decent beer. Though it’s nothing spectacular, I’m glad to see this finally available north of the border. (439 characters)

Photo of beertunes
3.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I grabbed this expecting it to be a fizzy yellow beer ala Corona, I was pleasantly surprised to find a Vienna Lager. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a very nice light amber color that was clean and clear. However the beer poured very still, just a thin cap of tan head that immediately dissipated to a light ring and left no lacing.

The scent had some light grain aromas and was a bit sweet, but was mostly neutral. The flavors had the same light grain taste, but there was just a bit of skunk at the finish, but that faded as I worked through the glass.

The body was nicely typical, good, smooth and even, perhaps a bit fuller than average and was just a wee bit sticky on the finish. Drinkability was good, I'd have a couple of these on a hat day at the park or beach. Overall, a nicely typical example of the style. You can find both better and worse versions out there. this one is worth a shot if you see it. (915 characters)

Photo of alk3kenny
1.62/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

poured into a glass from the bottle... actually looks very promising a brown/amber color not much head or lacing though. Smell isn't really that pleasant or present not offensive just not much there... Same with taste, what little taste there is in this beer isn't that great... Glad I got this one as a sample and didn't pay for it. Wouldn't turn it down if someone handed one to me at a cookout but wouldn't ever buy it in the store... (437 characters)

Photo of Douberd
3.33/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes
Bottle 325 ml, ABV 4.0%.
Dark yellow colour with one finger head that quickly goes off, leaving no lacing on the glass.
Heavy aroma, tastes good, sort of sweet but not that much. I can't put my finger exavtly on what it reminds me. Thin bodied and medium carbonation.

If I remember correctly, this one was my first beer in Mexico, so I might have been more generous than usual. (398 characters)

Photo of augustgarage
3.08/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a generic Pils glass.

Brilliantly clear dark orange/copper body with a thin yet lasting off-white yead. Delicate even lacing, no legs.

Clean lager aroma with very faint toastiness.

Pleasing malty palate entry with delicate toasted flavors and very light melanoidins. Use of adjuncts becomes more obvious mid-palate as the desired complexity fails to arrive and is instead replaced by a light mineral-water flavor. Finishes slightly dry and malty with next to no hop presence.

Light bodied, crisp, with zesty carbonation.

Rather watered-down, though clean and straight-forward. Not bad, though rather boring compared to what the style could be... (683 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
2.6/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Review from 7/2011 notes. Poured into a pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber. Thin white head, dissipates quickly, but stays effervescent. Light malt and grain aroma. A standard light sweet malt with light hopping average beer taste. Pleasant, but unremarkable. OK for drinking with Mexican food. (299 characters)

Photo of DexterP236
1.19/5  rDev -60.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Very poor choice of beer for myself. The color was a simmered brown, taste was completely lacking, not hoppy, nor bitter, nothing - no head at all, light on the carbonation. I felt like I was drinking a beer that just had no heart or soul put into it. sad (255 characters)

Photo of andrenaline
2.97/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another brew enjoyed off the resort and appears to be a popular choice among locals.

A - Pours a light golden colour, thin layer of head which quickly dissipates and leaves no lacing.

S - Sweet corn dominates with a hint of buttered bread and grainy malts.

T - Again dominated by the sweet corn notes, no real hop notes detectable, and the bready caramel malts linger, though mild in nature.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and wet.

O - Nothing spectacular here, though nothing offensive and I'd certainly recommend this over a Corona Extra. Main downfall is that at 4% this stuff is a bit too close to water. Certainly an option to rehydrate from the hot sun though. (666 characters)

Photo of Brent
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Listed here as a Vienna Lager, but it seemes too light to hit that style. Unimpressive but unoffensive as well. Nice smoothness to the body, and, while there is a distinct corn adjunct note, it also lends a pleasant touch of sweetness and softens the beer. Finish is even, with some lingering corn sugar inflection. One of the better Mexican lagers. (349 characters)

Photo of rangerred
2.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear copper with no head at all. Plenty of little carbonation bubbles though.

Aroma is very faint but some caramel, bready malt, and corn.

Flavor is some bready malt along with the same caramel and corn detected in the aroma. Some hay but no real hop flavors. Decent drying bitterness and finishes a lot crisper than Dos Equis.

Overall pretty typical Mexican beer but it isn't bad. (393 characters)

Photo of hopfacebrew
2.06/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Beer poured from 12oz bottle to a pilsner glass.

A - The beer pours a perfectly clear golden color with a very think head which quickly dissipated which little visible lacing.

S - Nothing really. No detectable aroma.

T/M - The beer is extremely think with mild carbonation. Similar to the aroma there is not much going on here. There is a slight sweet pilsner malt presence with a bit of corn but it is very mild. The beer seems over carbonated.

D - Meh

Overall, I was excited to try a new Mexican beer. I was not impressed with the Victoria at all. I found it to be extremely thin and over-carbonated which made it difficult to drink. Many other Mexican beers I'd reach for before another Victoria.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 02-08-2011 17:35:35 (897 characters)

Photo of Shumj
2.41/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Aroma: Very malty, surprisingly not very appealling.

Appearance: Brown, Copper color. Pours with a medium head. Very carbonated.

Flavor: Bitey carbonated taste Fair malty flavor.

Mouthfeel: Watery with heavy carbonation.

Overall: A Fair Lager, Better Mexican beers, wouldn't seek out again. (295 characters)

Photo of mactrail
2.74/5  rDev -9.9%
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. (522 characters)

Photo of Tone
3.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/4 inch head of a a white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of rice, slight sweet malt, pale malt, and a hint of hops. Fits the style of a Vienna Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, sweet malt, hint of hops, and a hint of rice. Overall, easy-drinking and well blended, but the rice aroma is off-putting and appearance is lacking. (431 characters)

Photo of JohnnyChicago
1.73/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a shaker pint.

A: Pours like vitamin-rich piss with a ugly, big bubble, oily head that dissipates quickly.

S: Skunky nastiness, three-day old corn and waterlogged rice.

T: Yup, that's about all there is to taste, too. Unpleasant adjuncts are only overwhelmed by the uber-skunky hop profile.

D: Mouthfeel is a little thicker than AAL usually are. Doesn't help; it just makes it feel slimy. The harsh flavours make this hard to finish.

Overall: I thought this would be slightly better than the usual AAL crap...not sure why I thought that. Its just as bad if not worse. Nasty stuff and if this is a Vienna lager, then I'm Santa Claus. (669 characters)

Photo of Halcyondays
2.42/5  rDev -20.4%
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. (748 characters)

Victoria from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
71 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.