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

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158 Reviews
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Reviews: 158
Hads: 624
Avg: 2.96
pDev: 42.23%
Wants: 11
Gots: 125 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. visit their website

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 Hulk_Beer
3.16/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz single from a store. BA seems to dislike lagers in general, so I'm thinking this really isn't all that bad. But who knows. Dark brown bottle on a Mexican import? Hm.

app- Darker than I expected. Tried to get head on a proper pour but nothing doing. What head did appear is white and dissipates quickly. It's a light amber color. Definitely not the yellow of a Corona. This is probably closer to a Negro Modelo. I really like the color on this. Crystal clear with lots of carbonation streaming up from the bottom.

sm- Not too much smell at all. I'm getting some sort of gentle malt. Alcohol. Just the slightest hop that gets lost in the yeasty grain smell. This isn't an adjunct, is it? Sometimes as a new drinker I come from a complex beer and try too hard to get multiple notes from what is a very basic one. I hope I'm not reading smells into this brew. It seems to be extremely simple. Pleasantly so.

tst- No, it's not. I get malt and hops. Like the blueprint of a beer in my pilsner glass. Neither of which make a strong presence here. The prevailing taste is the grainy water.

Mf- It's a mexican lager, therefore it's watery. As I don't like non-light beers that are watery, I don't think it's a great feel. But it's heavier than a corona. Good thing.

You can down a lot of these beers. And it's low alcohol, so you wouldn't even be in trouble. This is probably the idea. I haven't had a Corona or Dos Equis in a long time, so I wouldn't know if this is below or above the standard for this style. It's obviously what they're competing against, and I think they have taken steps to stand out from the crowd. Simplicity, a unique color, and quality ingredients make this something a large crowd can all enjoy. Not so for most other beers. Bravo, Mexico.


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Photo of importedfromdet
3.76/5  rDev +27%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Got a 6 pack of bottles of this on a trip to Texas. Drank straight from bottle.

What is to be said? I love Mexican beer - you can never go wrong, as I think they are a step above the macro-brews of the United States. The only downside to that is that they all seem to taste similar.

Not much of an aroma to this one, but nothing that is offending.

Taste has flavor, light hops, light malt, somewhat watery. A light corn aftertaste, not too bad.

This beer is nothing to run home about, but not that bad, something I could drink many of.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.18/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

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Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this before from a bottle, but found it more enjoyable from a can. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dsark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is malty, nutty. Taste is malts, light corn, a touch of sweetness, refreshing and smooth. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of msubulldog25
3.22/5  rDev +8.8%
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).

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Photo of Fatehunter
2.17/5  rDev -26.7%
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...

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Photo of Luigi
2.5/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
2.98/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Photo of beergoot
3.03/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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Photo of dbrauneis
2.91/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.58/5  rDev +20.9%
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.

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Photo of BryanCarey
2.94/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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Photo of jktdet
4.04/5  rDev +36.5%
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.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.05/5  rDev +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.

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Photo of beertunes
3.1/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of alk3kenny
1.62/5  rDev -45.3%
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...

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Photo of Douberd
3.33/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

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Photo of augustgarage
3.08/5  rDev +4.1%
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...

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Photo of LiquidAmber
2.6/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

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Photo of DexterP236
1.19/5  rDev -59.8%
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

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Photo of andrenaline
2.97/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of Brent
3/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of rangerred
2.87/5  rDev -3%
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.

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Photo of hopfacebrew
2.06/5  rDev -30.4%
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

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Photo of Shumj
2.41/5  rDev -18.6%
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.

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Victoria from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
70 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.