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

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BA SCORE
77
okay

2,135 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2135
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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atsprings

North Carolina

3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Flying Saucer served in a gold rimmed Negra Modelo pint glass a crisp dark brown with a thin khaki head. Aroma is slight dark malts and a hint of nuts. The taste is a small amount of dark malts, but not much else there. The beer is light and crisp with decent carbonation. This is a somewhat respectable Mexican beer, but one I'm glad I didn't have to pay for.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2011 21:37:44 | More by atsprings
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JamnesCameron

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Draft pint at Front Street Cantina in Plainfield, IL.

Poured a dark copper with a light tan head. The head didn't last long, but the bartendar also put a lime in it, which was promptly removed.

Aromas of lightly roasted malts, and caramel. No discernable hop aroma. Not as malty as european versions.

First sip is refreshing, dark malts, a light bitterness, some caramel and crisp carbonation, no carbonic bite. Doesn't have the malt profile of the european versions of the style.

Mouthfeel is light, not quite watery, crisp, with good carbonation

Overall a very drinkable beer. Nothing offensive or extreme. Goes great with spicy mexican food. Better on tap than from the bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

12-24-2010 01:21:37 | More by JamnesCameron
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rfgetz

New Jersey

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

Pours a reddish mahogany color, clear with minimal head. Scent is pale, light caramel malt and some notes of roasted nuts and earthy hops. Taste comes of of nowhere to be a smooth and quite flavorful blend of light caramel, roasted nuts and touches of earthy hops. Medium bodied, smooth, light carbonation. Surprisingly good beer,

Serving type: on-tap

11-08-2010 17:41:12 | More by rfgetz
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JMad

Texas

3.7/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Fuzzy's tacos...
Poured into a goblet, had a dark brown color with not much of a head.
Smells of roasted grain and it's a bit metallic.
Tastes roasty with lots of sweet malt, and a bit more metal flavor.
This beer is light bubbly and crisp.
It drinks very smooth, very nice beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-25-2010 00:30:12 | More by JMad
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samie85

Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Consumed earlier tonight at the Independence Tap.

A-Pours a deep ruddy amber color with a one finger head.

S-Caramelly and dark fruit munich malt notes. A pretty faint nose, but not bad one.

T-Dry and biscuity with some mild bitter herbal hop notes on the finish.

M-Light to medium bodied with medium to heavy amount of carbonation.

D-Not a bad beer per se, but not one I'm likely to revisit anytime soon unless I'm at a Mexican restaurant.

Serving type: on-tap

09-18-2010 06:30:18 | More by samie85
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dcook11

California

1.15/5  rDev -65.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Had this beer yesterday out of the bottle and got a chance to try it on tap at a local mexican restruant. I dont know if they got a bad keg or something, but the differance between on-tap and out of the bottle is huge. God awful beer, smelled like burnt rubber, had a huge lack of carbonation...completly flat. No head to speak of, and the beer even tasted slightly warm. Ill be checking back to see if anyone else had the same expierance.

Good beer out of the bottle though.

Serving type: on-tap

09-10-2010 06:13:18 | More by dcook11
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plaid75

New York

3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at the Buoy Bar, Point Lookout, New York.

Poured a deep brown hue with a half finger whispy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured some roasted malts, caramel and a bit of adjunct sweetness.

The taste was upfront grainy and moderately sweet. No doubt there is some amount of corn in the grist. Bready toward the finish.

The mouthfeel was relatively full.

Overall a good and decent brew. Likely the best effort from this brewer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-12-2010 16:21:29 | More by plaid75
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ryanonline

Florida

3.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice looking beer a nice deep brown color with very little head no lacing.

Smell is a very light piney hop and toffee like malt scent.

Taste is more or less the same with a greater malt presence thou it is still fairly watery.

Mouthfeel is thin yet clean. Light bodied with creamy, soft carbonation.

Very drinkable.

A good cheap beer. Nothing to write hwowme about but I enjoy it with some Tex-mex cuisine.

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2010 18:53:43 | More by ryanonline
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

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

A 500 mL glass at a pizzeria in Puerto Vallarta.

A: The lagerbier is an amber color that floats ephemerally between a copper penny and chocolate brown. The lager is rendered opaque as a result of the hues. A small head, surprisingly nonexistent, didn't do much through the glass.

S: The nose lacks some of the chocolate strength that the bottled version has. What remains is a mild grainy aroma that has a noticeable, but not overpowering, roasted aroma.

T: Roasted grains, chocolate and burnt toast define the flavor. The malty base is firm, mildly carbonated, with a strong bready finish. Par for the course, hops really don't add much of a zing, allowing the dark malts to carry the day. By far the most diverse Mexican lager around.

M: The lower carbonation in the draught version allows the roasted flavors to come through with a little more oomph.

D: Very drinkable, possibly my favorite of the trip.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2010 14:37:22 | More by akorsak
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vdread

Texas

2.9/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Negra Modelo

had on tap at pappa's cantina in austin tx. they had a cheap selection and this was the only semi-flavorful beer besides shiner bock.

it's a deep amber/brown color with a thick foamy head that sticks around for a long time and leaves some lace. the nose is simple. corn, somewhat buttery. a little malty. taste is unassuming. tastes like a typical adjunct lager with some buttery caramel malts. well carbonated, easy on the palate. sippable for sure.

not bad for a bar beer when there's not much else available, but i wouln't run out to buy a 6. probably one of the better cerveza.

Serving type: on-tap

12-21-2009 06:23:11 | More by vdread
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cudmud

Illinois

2.55/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Out of the tap, this beer had a wodernful tan, thick head of two fingers and a clear amber color. Likewise, the lacing made the beer look inviting. Now things turned for the worse. The head and lace dissipated into nothing after a few minutes.

This sample had a powerful metallic smell. Behind the off smell was a slight aroma of malt and hops.

As with the aroma, the beer had a strong metallic taste. After fighting my way past the off flavor I discovered the sweet flavor of malt and medium hop aftertase. I also think the flavor is thin.

Due to the above, the mouthfeel and drinkability were lacking.

I tried this beer at a Mexican restaurant and I wish I had a marguerita. Perhaps the keg was old or the tap lines are dirty as other BA appear to like this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-12-2009 00:51:54 | More by cudmud
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champ103

Texas

2.2/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear dark reddish brown color. A two finger white head forms, but recedes in an instant. Not much lace to speak of.
S: Pale malts. Cooked corn. Grain, cereal, and metal. There is almost nothing in the nose.
T: Follows the nose. Grain, cereal, and metal. Some adjunct corn flavor. I really can't make much out.
M/D: Light as can be and way over carbonated. Very seltzer like. Easy enough to drink if it were not for the heavy prickly carbonation.

I had this at a good Mexican place. Usually I enjoy beers like this with Tex-Mex. Though this pretty much had no body for a "dark beer." Hardly any flavor or aromatic character either. I will avoid this from now on and drink Bohemia instead.

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2009 20:01:15 | More by champ103
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

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

Received a clear brown glass with minimal head and lacing.

Smells lightly of caramel and malt.

some caramel and light hop bite. Clean but subdued flavors dominate this dark lager. Some brown breadiness as well.

A very drinkable brew with decent south of the border fare. Not the mouth coating or filling beverage, but slight sweetness cuts thru the heat very well. My choice for mexican beer.

Serving type: on-tap

11-22-2008 14:27:56 | More by OtherShoe2
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changeup45

Florida

2.98/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Certainly a little different than the other Mexican beers I've had. Poured a deep amber color, a small white head and hardly any lacing at all. Richer flavors than many other Mexican beers: malty, caramel flavors, some grain. The finish is rather bland. I wouldn't put a lime in this one (was served with one). Not a bad beer, went pretty well with the Mexican dish I had.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2008 21:31:27 | More by changeup45
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Teke0611

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at the Riu Palace in Playacar. At many of the bars in the resort, it was served too cold, but that's okay considering the hot weather. Looked great, be it in a normal glass or a (gasp) hard plastic 10oz glass at the swim-up bar. Hard to tell the smell really, I think they don't quite know what beer-clean means. Taste was okay if it wasn't freezing, and it was very drinkable, many after the other.. Glad the resort was all inclusive, or I might have spent a fortune!

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2008 23:09:44 | More by Teke0611
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baos

Indiana

3.55/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

pint glass

A: lookie goodie Nice dark dark amber with really good lacing.

S: malty with nice toasty roastyness

T: I really like this beer. Its about as refreshing as a beer gets.

M: Good for this type. light to medium.

D: A one! I had this one with some chile chelas... it was yum yum

Serving type: on-tap

01-15-2008 01:25:40 | More by baos
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ajr24

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in Mexico (CancĂșn) and quite a few bottles because it beats the hell out of corona.

A- When delivered to the table I was impressed, nice head... which disappeared into a little sheet across the glass.

S- Very malty and smooth- no hop presence that I noticed.

T- Smooth and malty. Maybe some caramel undertones.

M- More smoothness, the best adjective I have for this beer personally.

D- Sessionable, the beer I drank the most while in Mexico... availability and price wise- total bargain!

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2007 07:18:38 | More by ajr24
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maddogruss

New Jersey

3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This seemed to be the beer of choice for the locals at teh resort I was staying at. It poured a dark amber color, but with real no head or lacing to account for. The smell was fairly malty. The taste was fairly malty with a little hint of hops, but nothing really noticeable. The taste kidn of reminded me of Corona a little bit, but maltier and more full-bodied. The mouthfeel was okay: full-bodied. Overall, this is a very drinkable beer. Smooth and refreshing, it was nice drinking these by the pool.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2007 05:16:33 | More by maddogruss
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Foxman

New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

It came to me a very clear lightish brown, alive with streams of carbonation, and a finger of soft tan head still lingering after the walk from the bar. Fine lacing adorned the inside of the glass.

The aroma delivered a light toasty sweetness along with a mild bready tang. A vague hops bouquet flitted along the periphery.

The flavor was more distinct, with an initial current of lightly roasted malt sweetness and distant notes fo corn. The grain character quickly subsided and was replaced by a crisp hops bitterness, not at all unpleasant. The finsh was dry and left a gentle lingering bitterness.

Light bodied, it feels bubbly and active on the palate, with a quick wave across, followed by a very mild hops glow at the close.

First I told her no lime and no frosted mug. She brings me both. I send it back. Then the mug wasn't frosted, but still a lime. Finally, third attempt, it was right.
And it wasn't bad, either. Looked pretty, and the olfactory elements came together to make it a very crisp, refreshing beer. With just the meresty touch of adjunct, it had enough quality going on to make it worthwhile. And man, they go down smooth, and they go down plentiful. And best of all, now I know what I have waiting for me when I go to Playa del Carmen later this month. it may not be great, but it certainly does its job, which means it brings something decent to the taste table, and it quenches nicely.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2005 14:49:29 | More by Foxman
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AmyfaceNYC

New York

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

This is my go-to beer at any Mexican restaurant. I love how this beer is both dark and malty and yet also quite light. The carbonation balances out the dark malts perfectly. It is crisp and easy to drink, but with a pleasant toastiness. Also interesting how this beer is almost single-handedly keeping alive the "Vienna lager" style. All in all, a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 03:36:21 | More by AmyfaceNYC
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vkv822

Oregon

3.44/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz : pint glass

Clear amber brown with a fizzy, off white head.

Toasty, caramel malts. Very faint, if any, grassy/grainy hops.

Medium body, fizzy carbonation.

I went into this not knowing what to expect, as most Mexican beers are fairly forgettable, but I was pleasantly surprised by this one. It is a well done, easy drinking lager with a pleasant flavor profile.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 06:36:51 | More by vkv822
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barczar

Kentucky

3.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant light brown with a modest cream head that dissipates quickly to nothing.

Caramel, nutty malt reigns the aroma. Hints of diacetyl are evident. Hip character is minimal.

Toffee and butterscotch rule the flavor, very sweet, with toasted, nutty malt notes finishing slightly fruity.

Body and carbonation are moderate.

Diacetyl bomb, but flavorful malt character. It's on the sweet side, and the nutty notes make it appealing.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 05:40:18 | More by barczar
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cola color with a modest layer of foam. Spotty bubbles that don't really lace.

Smells of sweet grains, a gentle toast, adjunct malts, and a bottom layer of soggy brown bread.

Dries up a little bit. Semi-sweet grains with a cereal note, barley malt, some corn, faint earthy bitterness, traces of hops, and some dark breadiness. Not a bad Euro Lager.

Drinks okay. Easy to work down. Carbonation is mild to medium. The body is pretty boring.

I'm 1,300 reviews in, and this is my first Mexican beer. Beers like this substantiate why.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 22:58:52 | More by thecheapies
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cyclonece09

Maryland

3.44/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pored from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours semi transparent reddish amber with a small head that dissipates quickly. Smells of smells of some decent grain, a little fruitiness. Tastes of some fruitiness with caramelized grain, very nice. Beer is light bodied a tad heavily carbonated but it is very drinkable. Overall a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 21:44:32 | More by cyclonece09
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Hoppsbabo

United Kingdom (England)

3.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: A clear gingery copper colour with a mushroom coloured head.

S: Smells like slightly metallic lager.

T: Pfft. Grainy, mellow and not bitter. Not perfectly dry. A hint of caramel and walnut but more so in the finish, which is otherwise pretty clean. Now it has warmed up there's a smidgen of citrus in the aftertaste and also some corn snacks.

M: Soft effervescence and almost creamy.

O: Cleaner and tastier than your average macro lager.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 01:58:33 | More by Hoppsbabo
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