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

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2,304 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,304
Reviews: 865
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 15.57%
Wants: 24
Gots: 99 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel 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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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

07-06-2014 15:10:12 | More by ffshore545
Photo of rootbeerman


3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: pours clear brown with a thin finger of off white head which thins to a light layer.
S: light caramel and burnt sugar, maybe a touch of molasses. hop a lightly pine
T: an almost carbon copy of the smell only with a bit more of and earthy than pine hop.
M: light and watery, but not bad watery. medium carbonation
D: this would be great with some spicy mexican food, but is drinkable on its own.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2010 08:47:08 | More by rootbeerman
Photo of harrylee773


3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

06-26-2012 01:11:56 | More by harrylee773
Photo of malcontent


3.88/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep amber body with a finger of bubbly head.

Caramel malt, grain husk and a little corn syrup on the nose. Decent roasted notes creep in on the finish.

Really strong caramel flavor with a solid, light-roasted finishing bitterness.

Smooth, full body with the right amount of carbonation. By far the best of the Mexican beers and a damn fine example of a Vienna lager. An easy choice when amongst limited selection.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2007 05:43:58 | More by malcontent
Photo of IchLiebeBier


3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Copper; small head that dissipates quickly

Aroma: Malty; sweet; banana taffy smell

Taste: Malty; sweet; a little bitter on finish; not bad overall, but not as good as I remembered.

Remarks: Gave one to my German neighbor. His response, "It's not German."

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 21:46:55 | More by IchLiebeBier
Photo of sgregory


3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

11-08-2013 01:20:48 | More by sgregory
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

08-22-2013 04:47:35 | More by heytomcat
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

07-05-2013 20:09:00 | More by Beermazter310
Photo of EStreet20

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had dinner at a Mexican resturant with damn good food, and the average fun of mass produced Mexican brews.

12 ounce bottle poured into a meg.

A - A nice deep brown color. Head was about a finger but had no staying power whatsoever.

S - A nice sweet smell. Fairly subdued but a bit of caramel malt.

T - Not bad at all. Missing a bit of the mark for a Vienna Lager but had a nice caramelly flavor that I'd associate with a good Schwarzbier. Nice and smooth.

M - Fairly thin medium body.

D - Pretty nice. Goes good with Mexican, especially if you're looking for a bit of sweetness to smooth out and complement a spicy dish.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2007 04:58:41 | More by EStreet20
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3.8/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark reddish copper, with very good clarity. Two fingers of off-white head are dense, and retain well. Small patches of weak lacing will remain. Toasted vienna and amber malt nose. Hint of noble hop aroma. The taste is sweet with dextrine and crisp with pilsener and a vienna malt flavor rounds it all out. Medium body, with tiny bubbles of carbonation and ample dextrins giving it a smooth mouthfeel. Mild hallertau or perle hop aftertaste cleanses the palate, although it its a bit too obvious. However, a residual sweet finish makes for an otherwise decent balance with above average drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2005 03:34:57 | More by PBRstreetgang
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3.35/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a very dark brown, not quite black, with a tan head.

S: Some dark malts in the nose, not much else.

T: The malt flavors are on the dark side, although it's a bit watery. It's smooth and pairs well with Mexican food. Finished with a bite and bitterness.

M: Lots of carbonation, light bodied.

D: A decent option, especially when at a Mexican restaurant and the only options are this and Corona.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2008 01:20:36 | More by willjschmidt
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2.98/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark, translucent cola color with lots of carbonation bubbles. Has a large fizzy, white head that dissipates quickly and leaves little lacing on the glass.

Smell: Smells strongly of roasted and sweet malts with very slight hints of coffee and chocolate.

Taste: Starts off sweet with hints of fruit. Finishes with a mild hoppy bitterness and hints of bittersweet chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Watery and over-carbonated.

Drinkability: A so-so beer. Certainly better than most Mexican beers I've had but not such a good representation of the Munich Dunkel Lager sytle, in my opinion. You could do better but you could also do much, much worse.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2009 03:25:36 | More by wahhmaster
Photo of cvfish


3.4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a copper color with some slight red outlines, produced a small white head that didn't last or lace the glass

S - Some malts and sugar

T - Malts with brown sugar, some hoppy bitterness

M - Medium body with light t moderate carbonation

D - If I am enjoying some good mexican food, this is going to be the beer I will drink

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2009 04:21:52 | More by cvfish
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

01-13-2013 06:57:37 | More by Auraan
Photo of dgallina


3.33/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle without freshness date or ABV.

Pours a somewhat transparent brown with a thin head that quickly diminishes and leave no trace. Smells slightly of caramel and toasted malts with a touch of hop liveliness. Very clean flavor. Caramel and lightly toasted malts flash across the tongue briefly before being replaced with a slightly hoppy dryness. A bit thin and over-carbonated in the mouth.

Easy to drink and cooling on a hot day. Not a subtle beer, but has some pleasantly clean flavors and is a nice alternative to the usual watery mexican pilsner imitations.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2006 17:43:53 | More by dgallina
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3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Ah...here's one I have not had in a while. I think this is one of the better choices at a lot of Tex-Mex restaurants around town if you don't see any craft beer selections around.

Nice color...a little lighter than an iced tea...decent mix of brown, red and caramel. Cream colored head that disappates rather quickly...very little lacing to speak of.

Getting some sweet malt with just a hint of light roastiness. Smells clean.

Just a slight light roasted chocolate flavor. Malts take over this beer but there is a very small hint of bitterness to finish.This beer is refreshing and has a medium carbonation. Certainly not offensive to folks looking to try something different than the typical Corona type lager at a restaurant. A smidge more booze in this one makes it more fun to drink.

I'd certainly order this one with a fajita platter anytime!

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 00:15:26 | More by obrike
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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

06-18-2013 21:35:50 | More by JRBecks
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

06-27-2013 18:03:46 | More by bird22
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Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a 6 of these with the glass. Didn't know what to expect.

This poured a nice dark amber with almost no head, smell is clean, somewhat grassy with a touch of hops. Something totally unheard of in their other more popular beer. Taste is surprisingly refreshing, a malt and hop aroma dominate here. Interestingly enough this is quite a smooth and easy drinking beer.

Not bad at all. I'd visit this one again.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2007 00:36:09 | More by funkengruven
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3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear brown color, with a little, semi-creamy, off-white lace. On the nose there isn’t much going on, slight herbal aroma. On the palate, there is a good hop bitterness, light malt flavors, a touch of lime/lemon, (perhaps the a couple of drops of the lime wedge had dropped in, before I removed it and pured it into a glass), tea like flavors, hints of caramel too. This brew really did not sit well, and it did not go well with my Mexican dish. I had this at the Mexican Post in old city. Average brew….

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2002 06:55:28 | More by WilliamPhilaPa
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3.43/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Poured from the bottle with a very frothy light-tan head, which slowly receded, leaving little bits of lacing behind over a garnet-tinged dark amber body. Some very coarse carbonation observed from the sides of the glass.

S- Mild nose overall. Comprised of crackerlike malt aromas, very faint (almost undetectable) low-alpha hop aromas, and some faint whiffs of DMS.

T- Malt-forward somewhat sweet overall (not cloying) with a touch of diacetyl. A touch of hop bitterness in the short-lived finish. Somewhat one-dimensional, but still enjoyable.

M- Thin to medium body. A little oily texture (from the diacetyl?). Coarse carbonation. No astringency.

D- Drinks quite easily... and pairs-well with Mexican food. Definitely one of those darker beers that work well in hot weather.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2010 01:28:32 | More by jgasparine
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

04-19-2014 03:33:43 | More by Morakaton
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West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

06-03-2014 00:32:43 | More by xJMFCx
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

05-30-2013 22:38:08 | More by DbbC
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3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Comes in a short, stout, brown bottle with gold foil. I prefer this one from the bottle. From past experience I remember it having the color of a penny with no head.

S- Light coffee, grassy, sweet, whoppers.

T- Not bad just not a lot going on, sweet with just enough hops to keep from being too sweet. Kind of taste like dipping toast into coffee, or maybe a Goya Malta.

M- Like a half flat soda.

D- Good with food, especially spicy Mexican.

F.T.- This is a great no frills beer. Best beer from Mexico. Would be ideal for cookouts, tailgating, chili night, or with any spicy foods.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2010 00:34:43 | More by sitarist
Negra Modelo from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
76 out of 100 based on 2,304 ratings.