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

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BA SCORE
77
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2,128 Ratings
THE BROS
82
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Ratings: 2128
Reviews: 861
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 15.52%


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:
 http://www.bjcp.org/2008styles/style03.php 

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-19-2000)
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BeerBob

Nebraska

3.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Negra Modelo pours a nice deep mahogany from a 12oz stubby brown glass bottle. Light tan head goes to over two fingers then settles to a nice cap of small firm bubbles which leave bits of lace along the glass wall.

Nose is a pleasant malt with a slight note of alcohol. Palate is a dry toasted malt, a bit of bitter coffee and a smidgen of dark bitter chocolate.

No thin watery beer here, Negra Modelo “Dark Ale” has plenty of good roasted and toasted malt flavor to slake ones craving for a good dark brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2002 16:02:44 | More by BeerBob
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Winter

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle with bronze foil covering the cap and part of the neck. Poured a clear dark brown with and off-white foamy head. Aroma consisted of roasted chocolate malt. Front has a crisp smooth mouthfeel. Malt finish with a feint alcohol taste and a slight smokiness to it in the end. I would definitely prefer this dark Mexican lager to other lighter Mexican bland lagers such as Corona or Tecate.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2002 10:38:57 | More by Winter
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Scoats

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have had bottles of this beer that have really jazzed me and bottles that have left me underwhelmed. At it's best, it's a great and surprisingly faithful take on a Munich Dunkel (many say Vienna Lager, but to me its more dunkel-like). At it's worst, it's just bland.

Sitting with a buddy in an off the main tourist streets cantina in Tijuanna, two bottles of this along an amazing great steak sandwich was a wonderful afternoon. That afternoon the dunkel tastes were quite evident.

Last Saturday evening at a very, very good Mexican/Cuban restaurant in Philadelphia, it was just OK.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2002 05:35:42 | More by Scoats
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UncleFrank

Connecticut

3.88/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Amber / Orange
Aroma: Mild
Mouthfeel: Medium
Taste: Earthy hops balance the crystal malt.
Aftertaste: ???
Style: Nice American version of a Vienna Lager, even if its imported.
Impression: I like this beer alot, though the numbers didnt really reflect it.
Comments: This is not what I think of when I think of Mexaican beer, and Im happy about it. This is a great session beer as it goes down like an amber ale but without ale charecteristics. Smooth, clean and balanced. I just wish the taste wiuld stay a little after. typical lager aftertaste is there then goes away leaving me wanting another sip of something. Caramel is the sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2002 15:09:55 | More by UncleFrank
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TheLongBeachBum

California

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

Went to a Mexican Restaurant today for lunch. It was a "proper" one said my work colleague, because it had Mexican beer. He told me I would enjoy it. He proceeded to babble in Spanish before we even sat down and a glass of dark beer arrived right on que. It's looks so reminded me of an atoned version of the dark spicy beer on sale at the U Fleku in Prague, probably the handled Pint Glass, a good start then. But it did look very good, and had a deep brown head. It was a very, very dark brown beer, not quite black on examination. Not much aroma though, probably due to the low temperaure at which it was served (frosted glass - I hate that!!). But oh, so smooth, really smooth, with a better mouthfeel than most dark beers, but yet at the same time it tasted and drank light, weird. Malty start, Chocolate mid-taste and a short mild-bitterness in the finish. Some caramel as it warmed. It went exceptionally well with the spicy food, and I for one will try it again - albeit a bit warmer next though.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2002 22:55:29 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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Gusler

Arizona

3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The first time I had "Negra Modelo", was my first trip to Warez, which was my first weekend at "Fort Bliss", in El Paso Texas. I liked it then, and I still like it, while my taste has changed more often than "Venom will change diapers the next few years", it still is a semi-regular in my "DBF". Deep garnet in color, the head is light chocolate, but dissipates a bit quickly, the lace is adequate. Nose is malt, light hints of caramel. The front is sweet, the top is light, the finish is moderately carbonated, dry, lightly hopped, but a very drinkable beer, and it does go good with the spicy food in the country of origin, and I don't mean that "Olde Gringo" stuff. Ranks #907 on my current 1000 beer master list.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2002 16:16:18 | More by Gusler
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ElGuapo

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ten times the beer that corona ever will be. i have a new respect for mexican beer after this one. a fine dark that went down great and was just what i wanted. not too heavy at all as it had a fine little hint of roastiness in the backround.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2002 09:38:46 | More by ElGuapo
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fattyre

Georgia

3.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One of my favorite mexican beers. Pours an attractive copper color with a moderate tan head. Sort of a fresh bread smell. The taste is dry breadlike with a cedary peppery flavor. Not too strong but fairly enjoyable. A moderate mouthfeel. Available at most Mexican restaurants and usually the best one there.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2002 01:18:49 | More by fattyre
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Reverand

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear brown in appearance with very little head. Not an overly complex beer but the balance of malts and hops is good. For a dark beer I was disappointed that there wasn't more flavors.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2002 07:18:05 | More by Reverand
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JeffreyG

Minnesota

3.15/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a decent Mexican beer. It doesn't blow you with complex and fascinating flavors, but it doesn't need a lime to be tolerable (like some other Mexican brews). It has a nice malty flavor with a little bit of hoppiness. Goes well the Mexican food it is probably almost always accompaning. An enjoyable brew, I probably wouldn't buy it to take home (maybe if my wife is making her enchiladas) but It's one of the two or three I'll have at Mexican restaurants. I also love the the marking on the label calling it an OK + Dark Ale. Except the ale part that is a perfect description.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2002 09:22:37 | More by JeffreyG
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Pegasus

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep copper red color with a modest off-white head, fades to a thin layer, thick lace coats the glass. Good carbonation, lots of fine bubbles rise slowly to the surface. Aroma is rich and malty with understated hops. Mouthfeel is good, with only a modest sting from the carbonation. Taste begins with mild roasted malts, bitter, though not overpowering, hops soon come into play, finish is a bit dry. A decent, competent brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2002 07:31:38 | More by Pegasus
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Dogbrick

Ohio

3.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

If you are at a Mexican restaurant, please get this instead of Corona. Coppery colored and not very hearty for a darker beer but I can't complain too much, as it went great with my enchiladas.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2002 14:19:49 | More by Dogbrick
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BillyBrew

Maine

3.1/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Mexico's Dark secret. Amber colour with creamy, thin lace. Lightly floral scent. Slightly malted taste with mildy bittering and hop flavor. Nearly watery, medium body that is fairly smooth.

Everything is adequate here, not bad, but nothing special.Give it a shot. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2002 15:17:31 | More by BillyBrew
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Viking

Indiana

3.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark amber body, with a big bubbly head. Decent head retention. Not much aroma, slightly malty with a bit of hop spiciness. Caramel malt flavor is very mild, but increases as the beer warms. Good offset to Mexican food heavily laced with Cholula, but that's about it. Too heavily carbonated, but tolerable.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2002 15:52:23 | More by Viking
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inebrius

Michigan

3.05/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Negra Modelo is a moderately above-average lager disguised as a good beer. Sure, its got a little malt sweetness and a discernible hop finish, even an aroma one might describe as toasty if they had never smelled roasted sweet corn. Nevertheless, a beer of this mahogany shade is expected to deliver more to the buds. Clearing the way for your next bite of chile rellenos is it's crowning achievement.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2002 06:02:17 | More by inebrius
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zerk

California

2.73/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark color, with quickly dissapating head. Very little detectable on the nose, slightly sweet smell.

Taste had malt sweetness, and slightly bitter. Not very much flavor. Nothing really distinguishes this beer, or makes you want more.

Good with a Mexican meal, and better than many Mexican imports, but nothing special about this beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2002 07:45:15 | More by zerk
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BeerAngel

Texas

2.28/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark caramel color and has a 1 1/2 finger head that fades rather quickly. The smell is a that of a sweet malty beer. Has a distinct but not harsh bite that fades quickly with each swallow. The hops are noticeable but quickly disappear. I searched the flavor with each swallow but it's gone so quickly the only thing I get out of it is a mild musty sweetness that lingers. I can't tell much else about it. It goes down nicely although it doesn't leave you desiring more, you just don't care. Not bad, but definetely not great. Perhaps a decent Mexican import, but lacks alot in comparison to most imports.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2002 19:02:31 | More by BeerAngel
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goindownsouth

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Interesting. While I only had one of these imports, it smmes like a pretty solid brew. The beer pours a nice dark color with a slightly light head. The tast is a bit harsh at the first sip, but gets better as you go. Perhaps not the best brew from south of the border, but definately worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2002 03:32:21 | More by goindownsouth
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tigerpaws

South Carolina

3.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Though not a fan of mexican beers this one isn't so bad. Sort of funny to see a mexican dark lager. But from what I understand its actually a german recipe that they didn't screw up in Mexico. Most mexican restaurants in my area have this brew, so it beats the alternatives of Corona or our mass produced crap...................CHEERS

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2002 11:33:33 | More by tigerpaws
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psugrad98

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reddish brown with moderate head and moderate carbonation. Roasted malt character reminiscent of caramel or nuts. Warms as it finishes and has a mouth coating mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2002 07:07:12 | More by psugrad98
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InandOutBeerGuys

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mexican beer has never really been my bag. Modelo's ability to maket something as tasteless as Corona continues to surprise me, to say the least. That said I wasn't expecting much out of the Negra. I must say I was pleasantly surprised. It's short fat bottle is pretty cool, but the rich smooth taste is what I liked. This beer hits the tounge with a bit of creamy taste, then a mild hoppy bite rings through. It finishes a bit dry and very clean. Makes me want another.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2002 18:31:31 | More by InandOutBeerGuys
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jackndan

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Negra Modelo: This is the only beer I’ll order in a Mexican restaurant. It is a brown lager that is very drinkable, and goes very well with hot foods. Nice sweetness, with a hop bite. Very good.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2002 19:42:14 | More by jackndan
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Wildman

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I tend to order this one when I go to a Mexian restaurant I frequent called Talita's. I have had always been careful about these type of beers, but I found this to be quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2002 17:48:28 | More by Wildman
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stoutman

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A great Mexican-made Vienna lager. This particular beer has a medium brown color, a good deal darker than most Vienna lagers. It has a good malt aroma with a dry malt flavor and aftertaste. A good effort by grupo modelo.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2002 16:54:47 | More by stoutman
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StevieW

Florida

3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours clear copper brown, with a very thin head that vanishes is a flash of an eye. Smelled a little acidic with no real appealing aromas. The tast was nothing really to note, very thin on flavors. Maybe some sweetness from malt or baley. No hops that I noticed. Very thin, watery going down. It was drinkable, after a 12 hour workday, and free. It looked better than it tasted, the bottle is nice enough, unique shape and gold lettering, but that's about it. I know not to buy it.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2002 17:19:18 | More by StevieW
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