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

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BA SCORE
77
okay

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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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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marc77

California

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

Clear dark copper hue. The thick head quickly settles into a persistent head that leaves a sparse lace. There's more character in aroma than typical for the insipid style. Notes of toffee, biscuit malt, and rich Munich malt are discernable, but not assertive. Rather than the addition of caramel coloring only, (real) malt flavors are contributed by crystal and Munich malt. Hop bitterness is low, and residual sweetness thus asserts itself. Finishes sweet and clean. If considered an American Dark Lager Negra Modelo has more flavor and malt character than average for style, though as a beer in itself it isn't outstanding. Like other European - derived Mexican lagers, it does need to be paired with food.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2002 19:35:20 | More by marc77
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aracauna

Georgia

3.15/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The only real complaint you can have about this beer is that the flavor is definitely thin. What flavor there is, is pleasant. Little to no hops in aroma or taste makes this a very easy drinking beer. There's also a little more to the palate than you'd expect from the light taste. If you ever get a beer craving in a Mexican restaurant, this and Dos Equis are your only two real choices.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2002 11:26:14 | More by aracauna
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ADR

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very clear dark brown, big initial head that calms quickly -- like an American macro. Muted aroma at best, mostly of malt. One/two flavor profile -- malt, then hop flavor. Neither is extraordinary, almost deliberately practiced to be non-offensive. Fairly good mouthfeel, helped by a lack of over-carbonation. The malt sweetness seems to dominate but is lacking as far as interesting tastes. An OK beer, in my opinion, but one lacking in the complexity and memorability categories.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2002 08:10:44 | More by ADR
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EagleTalon

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is one of the more flavorful Mexican beers. It is like Dos Equis Amber but with a smoother mouthfeel and a bit of malty sweetness. Goes well with beef enchiladas. It has nothing on well-made English and German beers, but it is not bad beer at all. I recommend it within the context of the Mexican restaurant only, otherwise there are better beers to have.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2002 17:23:06 | More by EagleTalon
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mophie

Delaware

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

Feliz Cinco de Mayo! I decided to try the ubiquitous "dark beer" in celebration of the ubiquitous Mexican holiday. Pours a medium brown, translucent amber, with practically no head. Aromas are not offensive, nor are they memorable. Slightly malty, slightly herbal, whatever. The taste is very light, also not necessarily offensive. Barely bitter, slightly dry, absolutely no lingering finish. If you drink this with Mexican food, make sure it isn't spicy, otherwise this beer tastes like water. Average on all counts. If you feel the need to drink a Mexican beer, though, at least this isn't offensive.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2002 06:38:03 | More by mophie
Negra Modelo from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
77 out of 100 based on 2,128 ratings.