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

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2,508 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,508
Reviews: 873
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 15.87%
Wants: 31
Gots: 176 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-19-2000)
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Sturmthis, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of jcdiflorio
3.2/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

served in a mug from a brown bottle 12oz at the mexician restraunt.

Dark amber,coppery,reddish hue,clear.slighty off-white head,dissapated quickly.
The aroma was fruity,clean,hints of choclate,carmell,slightly winey,overall a faintness in the aroma.
The taste was fruity,winey,bisquity,slight chocolate.no real hop presence.nothing to really get excited about.
A light to medium mouthfeel,smooth and refreshing.
Very drinkable,not bad just a bit dull.Would not buy this beer but would not turn down a free one either.

jcdiflorio, Nov 11, 2006
Photo of vwbus7
4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

vwbus7, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of Dave1999
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a transparent brown with a white head.

The smell was sweet,yeasty and malty.

The taste is pretty much the same as the smell. There's plenty of malts, it also has a lager taste to it.

The mouth feel is light with medium carbonation.

Overall not too bad often the best beer at a mexican resteraunt,much better than corona.

Dave1999, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of Blaze5445
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Blaze5445, May 19, 2012
Photo of Greggy
4.03/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a 1 finger head, one shade above white. The head lakes great retention but does stay around for a minute or two. The body is crystal clear amber brown.

S- Quite a bit of caramel, nuttiness, honey graham crackers, maple nut. Not bad at all.

T- Starts out with a bit of raisin, some brown sugar, a hint of chocolate while transitioning, I get a note of maplenut before the dominantly going to a dry light hop note. Again, not bad at all.

M- Medium carbonation is a perhaps a bit cloying but the finish is relatively clean.

D- Quite a drinkable mexican beer. This is definitely going to be my mexican restaurant go-to.

Greggy, Feb 24, 2009
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3.2/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 Ounce brown bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Clear and dark brown in color with not a lot of head and very little carbonation.

Smell: Nice fruity sweetness with a little bit of a grain smell hidden in there.

Taste: Very sweet but not really the fruit as I was expecting. It has more of a nutty caramel type sweetness with very little bitterness.

ruckus232, Apr 25, 2010
Photo of bigdeuce
3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

This is a fine macro lager, believe it or not. It looks like a macro, heavily carbonated with a soapy head that disappears right away. Smell is nothing special. Dry, corny, esthers come through. Pretty decent coloring, however, deep dark red/black coloring. Tastes really good, especially with a burrito. Pretty malty, weak body, and no aftertaste. Not a bad beer.

bigdeuce, Aug 31, 2008
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

bh123, Mar 31, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

bsm80x, Sep 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

seavercm, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of davidwhatshisnam
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

davidwhatshisnam, May 03, 2014
Photo of kegger22
2.08/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Negra Modelo Dark is a red/brown with a generous beige head that quickly fades. There is no appreciable aroma. Unfortunately, the tongue follows the nose and there is no taste either. It's like drinking water, but at least with water, you may get a mineral taste. After it warms for a while, finally a little blah sweetness. That's it. Feel is light bodied with little carbonation, again, watery. There is insufficient taste to be considered drinkable.

Negra is a very weak, bland beer. Not worth ever trying again.

kegger22, Dec 18, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Bill235, May 09, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

Sonofalime, Dec 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

BJSmit, Jan 28, 2014
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1/5  rDev -70.1%

tmars13, Aug 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

TaylorK, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of DenverHopHead
2.73/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adam's Perfect Pint.
Appearance - brown and bubbly like soda; builds a creamy off-white head. Lacing is beautiful!
Smell - some stone fruit along with sweet candy malts.
Taste - expected more flavor based on the nose. A bit bland and light.
Feel - light body, very carbonated; comes off a bit watery.
Overall - revisiting this after discovering someone left three of these in my fridge. This is actually much better than I remember, but still only an average beer.

DenverHopHead, Jul 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Crimsontider22, May 15, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

MNPikey, Jul 13, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

PeteRiz, Feb 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

mobrockman, Jun 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

sgregory, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of Slynger
3.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Negra pours a clear amber color with slight raspberry tinge to it, and a finger of fizzy light tan foam.

Smell is quite light but possesses some caramel and fruity sweetness along with lightly toasted grains and Vienna malts.

Body is light and watery with a smallish amount of fizzy carbonation. Taste is better though. Lightly sweet caramel / fruitiness with some toasted, Vienna's, and earthy spicy hops.

Not bad overall, there is definitely worse stuff out there. Pretty good for a macro offering.

Slynger, Jun 01, 2008
Negra Modelo from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
76 out of 100 based on 2,508 ratings.