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

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BA SCORE
76
okay

2,506 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 2,506
Reviews: 873
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 15.87%
Wants: 31
Gots: 176 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-19-2000)
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Photo of frankiepop
4.38/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A beautiful brown brew with nice clarity and big topping of lightly tan colored foam that leaves a fair bit of lacing. Nice sweet light aroma or smell.

The taste is light and crisp with a malty caramel sweetness that follows. A "perfect Vienna lager." Don't be afraid of the lime. Just another variation so to speak.

Goes down smooth, baby.

A wonderful dark lager for a nice day like today. World class. Love it all to hell. Complements good summer jazz like Weather Report - Heavy Weather. Classic.

frankiepop, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of ToddL
4.38/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really like this beer considering it's price and that it is available almost anywhere. It has a nice brown coloring ,really malty smooth flavor with no bitter aftertaste. A little thicker consistency than average. My go to beer if no other darks on sale

ToddL, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of Squelch
4.38/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Dark amber with hues of red. Beautiful thick off white head.

Smell: Malt aromas. no noticable hop aroma. very pleasant smelling beer

Taste: My first beer had little carbonation as I poured too much of a head so the bitterness due to dissolved carbon dioxide was too low. This balance was achieved in my later beers poured correctly. This is one of my favorite beers, as it is light enough to drink many off but also has enough flavor to not be a macro.

Mouthfeel: Not light, not medium. Medium light

Drinkability: one of my favorites. I could drink this over and over.

Squelch, Jun 01, 2008
Photo of omar
4.38/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been craving one of these bad boys for a while. Even on a cold day, this is really refreshing.

Drank one at a Mexican Restaurant to accompany my Fajitas, could not have made a better choice.

Bottle came with a slice of lime, which I quickly discarded. Didn't want to alter the flavor in any way.

Cold, smooth, no unexpected tastes. Refreshing

omar, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of BoSox5902
4.38/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

probably my favorite dark beer, next to newcastle of course. first time i had it i was in detroit and my boss bought it, and i thought it looked cheap because of the stupid tin foil on the top of the bottle, and i had never heard of it. so he let me try one of his and it tasted just like it smelled DELICIOUS! about a week later i had to pick some of it up it was that good.

BoSox5902, Aug 12, 2008
Photo of Redfoot19
4.33/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was very impressed the first time I tried Negra Modelo. It is hard to find a beer in the Supermarket that I can always rely on. Goes awesome with a nice meal, watching sports (for me Futbol), or any leisure activity. Smells good, mouthfeel is on point. The taste is great...not real strong, but has a nice potency to it. Overall a beer I can turn to if I need to find a quick dark beer.

Redfoot19, Jun 20, 2011
Photo of davexisxrabid
4.3/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew poured a nice honey brown color with a half inch head. Light lacing on the glass, carbonation visible on the sides.

Aroma had caramel as the most detectable of the sweet malts, and a little grapefruit hop aroma as well. Other than the grapefruit, reminded me briefly of a light maple syrup.

Malty flavor comes through; caramel with a good grapefruit bitterness to finish it off.

Good mouthfeel, the sweetness hangs around on the palate a little bit; may make it a bit too sweet after a while.

This brew is easy to chug. All in all, it's one of my favorite Mexican beers along with Bohemia. Good flavor with no off-putting taste although it does get a bit sweet after having about 4 or 5 in a night (or more for that matter).

As a side note, I cook a lot with this beer too. Good for adding flavor and tenderizing meat when you don't want a heavy porter flavor lingering on your food.

davexisxrabid, Apr 06, 2009
Photo of nekronos
4.28/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark colour, but a little clear. Although it has a good name in MExico, the truth it is sometimes mistaken between a Vienna and a Dark lager. I think it is both, but it is considered a strong beer here. That means that the efforts won't be further, not because of the brewery, but because of the consumers.

nekronos, Sep 14, 2005
Photo of dlsdb
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

dlsdb, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of Kyleqman
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

Kyleqman, May 28, 2012
Photo of CaskofFlyingDog
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours dark brown/black with some red hues. Brown head. Smells caramelly. It actually has a bit of a smell next to lots of beers i've had which are just 'eh' there. Taste is chocolately and caramelly. It's not terribly bitter or hostile. Mouthfeel is between a porter and a stout to me. There's not much of a bite like porters. Drinkability - II found this to be very easy to throw back but it's still worth savoring. It's great on a cool night I've found.

I think this would make a great beer for fussy people to like. Course I hate starting someone on something like this especially if they're going to be philistines about it or that's the only beer they'll like which would be odd.

CaskofFlyingDog, Feb 06, 2006
Photo of Brewer_Coach
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

Brewer_Coach, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of SammyD
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

SammyD, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of Tok
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

Tok, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of jgoodloe
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

jgoodloe, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of Lak9ers
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

Lak9ers, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of JoseR
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

JoseR, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of ktanner99
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

ktanner99, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of Renegade88
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

Renegade88, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of Omer4176
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

Omer4176, Jan 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

lukateake, Aug 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

jski, May 06, 2012
Photo of TEAMHOLT
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

TEAMHOLT, Jan 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

Cody552, May 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

dcsham, May 17, 2012
Negra Modelo from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
76 out of 100 based on 2,506 ratings.