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

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2,797 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,797
Reviews: 917
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 15.92%
Wants: 42
Gots: 344 | FT: 0
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Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-19-2000

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Photo of johnwarne
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A beer haiku for you:

"When ice cold, I'm great;
Drink me cold and don't worry.
Mexican of note".

In the realm of the mass produced Mexican family this one actually is appealing, particularly when served icy as intended. Very palatable: don't expect depth of character, just a refreshing lager that will tickle your tummy.


Photo of KarlHungus
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a clear amber color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes rather quickly into thin lacing. The aroma is of caramel malt, with a hint of floral hops. The taste has a little more malt than the aroma. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a lot of carbonation. Overall, this is a decent beer. However, if I were in the mood for a Vienna Lager, I would go with a Samuel Adams, because it had a lot more flavor, and costs a lot less.

Photo of JordonHoltzman
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from its 85th anniversary edition bottle, which is a nice bottle. no foil on the top, which i like because i don't care for foil wrapping.
pours an brown amber color with an off-white head that was somewhat thick because i poured it aggressively, the head dissipated rather quickly.
a balanced smell of nuttiness, malt, caramel.
tastes match the aromas, just not quite as tasty as i prefer. its a solid beer tho, and certainly better than just about every mexican beer i've ever had.
mouthfeel is good, carbonation is a little high.
this is a very drinkable dark beer. great for out here in the cabo sun.

Photo of Phelps
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed from the bottle, poured into a shaker pint.

Chocolate cola-brown with amber highlights. A millimeter-thin top layer dissipates right away, leaving a tiny ring.

The nose is hard to pick up, but I get a bit of grain, lightly spicy hops, some toast and chocolate. It's light, but nice.

The flavor is better: lightly sweet and chocolatey, like a roasted corona. Light coffee, cocoa nibs, a bit of spicy hops and sweet grain before a crisp finish.

This bad boy is effervescent, with a high, assaulting carbonation that's attacking my tongue with peppery anger. The body is a smooth medium-light.

The best of the mass-produced Mexican lagers by far, Negro Modelo is a savior at bars sellings buckets of Corona.

Photo of bearrunner44
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark amber in color, similar to maple syrup. Minimal head, despite a fairly hard pour. It was gone in under a minute, leaving little residue on the side of the glass.

Aroma: Dry, malty nose. Light and very toasty, biscuit-like, with a slight touch of subtle hopping. Clean.

Taste: Very dry up front. The malt tastes a little like slightly overbaked bread. The sharp dryness of the malt gives way to a purposeful spike of bitter hop flavors, before finishing with a just-barely-noticeable touch of alcoholic warmth. It doesn't leave much behind on the tongue, other than a slight herbal aftertaste from the hops.

Verdict: No frills here; this is just a nice middle-of-the-road lager for people who like their beers to be a little on the dry side.

Photo of mrjez
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of GregStoner
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of y2jrock60
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- Light golden brown with a thin white head that dissipates quickly.

S- BMC aroma with a slight sweetness.

T- Very sweet with hints of caramel and toffee. The finish is smooth.

M- Light-bodied with a smooth mouth-feel. The carbonation is on the low side.

D- Not bad, but not great, very easy drinking. There are no bad or off flavors present, but nothing about the beer stands out.

Photo of lmaduells
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A stout right unpretentious but totally dispensable

Photo of Pdolan85
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of tbone53
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

tried this one in what else but a mexican resturant.no lime required for this one a little above average for a mexican beer.
apperance: dark not much of a head.
smell:better than most. but barely above average.
taste:not bad nothing spectacular but when in a mexican resturant get this one.
mouthfeel:again it is just typical.
drinkability:now heres something you can have several of these with your meal and be ok.
order this one and the resturant staff will look at you as one of them not a tourist.

Photo of BlkHawkFan01
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of Spreetaper
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of belzo35
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of drewbage
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours deep clear brown with a low white head and slow rising C02 bubbles.

Aroma is deep brown and nutty with a low fruitiness and a light hops character.

Taste is caramel and a light roast that throws down with a lightly spicy hop flavor.

In all not a complex brew (and less hoppy than historically) but from the mainstream Mexican breweries this would be one of the best and my sentimental favorite. (And what can I say, but it goes well with some spicy chile verde)

Photo of beersarang
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a brown with a white head that recedes into a thin collar. Minimal lace.

Smells a touch bready, light floral hops.

Enters the mouth with a very noticable carbonation on the fairly light body. Crisp floral hop bitterness comes and goes quickly, finishes slightly bready sweet and yeasty.

Not the best in the world, but a pretty good offering from Mexico. Easy drinking, but still relatively flavorful. Don't put a lime in it.

Photo of woosterbill
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a plastic cup at Moe's - yeah, I'm reviewing a beer at a Moe's. You got a problem with that?

A: Pours a clear, dark reddish amber; small head with average retention and decent lacing.

S: Roundly malty and sweet. Not bad, but unremarkable.

T: Follows the nose with sweet maltiness and not much else; faint metallic twinge on the finish. Meh.

M: Thin and nicely bubbly.

D: No complaints. Very smooth and reasonably flavorful.

Notes: Probably the best Mexican beer I've encountered, which isn't saying much. The dark sweetness does a nice job contrasting the piquancy of southwest fare, though, and it's nice to have a respectable beer so readily available at Mexican restaurants.


Photo of ipaok817
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of smithj4
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of Offa
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is pleasant, if simple and unexceptional.

Dark brown amber, it has a small off-white head.

Aroma is light caramelly toasty grain, hint of chocolate and grassiness and light leafiness.

Taste is light and mostly simple but with a little depth of character, toasty grain, hints of chocolate, leaves, and grass, caramel hint. It is fairly well balanced, smooth and drinkable, with the flavour lasting.

Photo of degerbah
3.41/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

tried it for the first time on Cinco de Mayo and decided that it was worth rating. Pours a transparent light brown, similar in shade to an amber bock. Clear head dissapears very quickly.

The initial taste is very clean and quite tasty. Just a hint of malty flavor, but still very refreshing. just the right amount of carbonation.

I'm pretty thoroughly impressed with the overall flavor. Previously the sum of my mexican beer was corona and corona light, this is far better, I would drink this beer any day if there wasn't anything awesome around.

Photo of jackndan
3.41/5  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.

Photo of hotstuff
3.41/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured a small tan head with small-medium bubbles that quickly diminished.The body was clear and the hue was brown.The nose of this beer was fruity and there was good lacing on the sides of my glass.I found this beer to have a bitter aftertaste.

Photo of smakawhat
3.41/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tumbler glass.

A simple foamy head off tan light caramel sits on a nice dark brown and red clear chestnut body.

Mild malt toffee bouquet, with a little grass and licorice. Fairly closed though.

Taste is, a basic light malt, simple almost wet texture, and lightly crisp with a small hint of toffee.

Overall this beer never fails me. Nothing fancy, just simple and pleasing.

Photo of jadpsu
3.41/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving type: 12oz custom brown short bottle with a gold foil at bottle neck

Appearance: Clear brown with a semi-creamy, light brown lace and tiny tight carbonation.
Smell: Clean smelling. Faint herbal aroma. Not much else.

Taste: Malty flavours lead the way. I get some faint coffee, and or molasses. Malts start out with some sweetness but then finish with some sharp dry bitterness .
Finishes rather clean with a touch of lemon hops.
Surprised that this beer from south of the border was this good.

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Negra Modelo from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
76 out of 100 based on 2,797 ratings.