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

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BA SCORE
76
okay

2,512 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 2,512
Reviews: 873
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 15.87%
Wants: 32
Gots: 177 | 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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1.5/5  rDev -55.1%

pin, Jun 01, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -55.1%

M_Burkey, Aug 21, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -55.1%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of totamus
1.5/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I bought a 12 pack when I couldn't find any other dark beers at a local super market. I've had Negra Modelo before and thought it was OK. Not great, but better than the many no taste beers out there. Worth buying in a pinch (or when in a supermarket...).

As I was drinking one of the beers, I felt something go into my mouth that shouldn't be there, I immediately spit the beer back into the bottle and pored it out on my plate. I felt that I had swallowed some of whatever it was and wanted to see if I got any of it back in the bottle.

It was fly larvae. Almost fully formed. I put the larvae in a baggie and kept the bottle. the next morning the baggie was buzzing with a newly hatched fly. Disgusting.

I will never, ever drink this filthy beer again and can only imaging how filthy the bottling plant must be to allow live fly larvae in a bottle. I was then, and still am, grossed out every time I take a drink from a bottle.

If I could give this disgusting beer a negative rating, I would.

totamus, Mar 29, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -55.1%

ccozzi, May 30, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -55.1%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -55.1%

Sellen, Jul 29, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -55.1%

Dizzy242, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
1.58/5  rDev -52.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

12 oz. brown bottle with an annoying gold foil that would not un-wrap for anything! > 16 oz. SA glass

Pours out a solid, clear amber color with what seems to be plenty of carbonation for the task of supporting this overly active white-foam head that has moderate retention and leaves plenty of foam left over.

The aroma is a thin, syruppy malt, earthy whea and corn scent and a tangy, herbal yeast.

The flavor is od butter-toffee malt, cream of corn and wild grains, tangy and bitter wheat....uh, oh...there's that very unpleasant metallic flavor! and it only gets worse. It's really not to bad at first then it just gets bad. The bitter-metallic flavor lingers on and on. 'nuff said.

Light bodied, crispy at first and then it just becomes life-less and thin feeling. The carbonation bite goes away really quick.

Sorry, but this was a drain pour.

GratefulBeerGuy, Apr 16, 2008
Photo of 1Adam12
1.63/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured a very light see through brown color. Didn't have much of a nose on it, maybe a bit of coffee. The taste reminded me of cold watered down coffee. Mouthfeel was light with not much body at all. I actually refused to finish this in the restaurant. This is the first beer I've ever sent back and I won't be trying this again.

1Adam12, May 15, 2011
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1.63/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Mass-produced dark beer? Sure, I'll try it......once. I have to say I love the strange-shaped bottle with foil. Very different. Too bad the stuff inside tastes like beer soda.

Appearance is light brown (only "dark" in comparison with most other commercial lagers) with a small, quickly receding head. The bubbles are way too big in size to be at all natural (as my understanding goes)

Smell is very sweet malt. Taste is annoying sweet malt that is only covered up a bit by the hops (I think I taste Saaz). The feel is a little sticky with rough carbonation. I think people give it higher marks just because it isn't a yellow pilsener, but I would easily prefer a budweiser.

waughbrew, Feb 09, 2003
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1.75/5  rDev -47.6%

mctizzz, Mar 05, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -47.6%

MichiganderHB, Jun 04, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -47.6%

chefduff2, Jan 06, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -47.6%

klmcmachen, Jan 14, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -47.6%

BraveGator, Mar 15, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -47.6%

illini4x4, Mar 21, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -47.6%

rojapa, Aug 09, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -47.6%

Alex5, Dec 10, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -47.6%

BoRaeCho, May 13, 2012
Photo of luis_dibiase
1.85/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

its not the best beer it has a sour taste and i always notice people spit after they drink it at the clubs. I would prefere a pabts blue ribbion or a micky instead of this. it taste ok when lime is added but other then that it has a bull flavor. If anything i would consider this as a last minute beer.

luis_dibiase, Sep 25, 2013
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1.93/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed 2/25/2006 (12oz bottle):

Pours a dark red-brown colored body, with a good sized head, that's slightly off-white, and lasting. Has a Malty aroma. A very malty taste, and has a slightly fizzy palate, but is slightly watery. Has a malty aftertaste.

jujubeast6000, Dec 15, 2008
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1.95/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Appearance
Toffee brown; hard to pour head that levels out quickly; good amount of carbonation; translucent

Smell
Bready/yeasty; a little sour; surprisingly not sweet for it's color; not much there at all

Taste & Mouthfeel
Body is overly carbonated and thin all the way through; there's just a hint of beer flavor at first, but then it's swept away by the carbonation, leaving the ultra thin back end to eliminate any flavorful aftertaste. There's just a hint of caramel sweetness in there, but it tastes like club soda with a dash of Coke and generic beer. I remember this having more character before, so this is pretty surprising how dull it is. The finish is crisp and clean, though I'd like some lingering flavor.

Overall
It's about the lightest tasting darker colored beer I've ever sampled. It's by no means a dark beer and definitely not worth the near $2 I paid for the bottle.

JEdmund, Apr 16, 2008
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1.96/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

Best by: dunno

Pours dark ruby brown with some weak etched light cream foam. Smells like cheap beer - wheat and grain, some soily yeast and a little bit of sweet malt. Tastes like a brown ale that wherein the yeast was over-taxed and has a real bad ester profile with sweet vanilla and butter flavors. Some nutty character. LIght bodied with hi carb and a semi dry finish. Not something I plan to revisit.

harrymel, Jan 13, 2013
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2/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

just mexican beer with a hint of roastiness and caramel or something, pretty boring beer, but it goes down easy.

rastaman, Apr 05, 2002
Negra Modelo from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
76 out of 100 based on 2,512 ratings.