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

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BA SCORE
77
okay

2,625 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 2,625
Reviews: 881
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 15.87%
Wants: 35
Gots: 223 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-19-2000)
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Photo of Bitterbill
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This pours a clear deep amber brown with an inch of foam that quickly shrinks to a fine broken layer with some lacing.

The smell is very light. Just a bit of grain mixed with sweet malt.

The taste has light notes of caramel malt and a light hop bitterness, especially in the finish. Very noncomplex beer but...it's a very smooth drinker and it is very easy to put a couple away in short order. It is quite good for what it is so I can't knock it much.

Bitterbill, Nov 09, 2008
Photo of Haybeerman
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear, light brown color. Poured a 1 finger cloud-white head with poor retention. Decanted continually. Random spots of lace.

S: Toasted bread. A little nutty and some caramel. Green apple and some floral character.

T: Very malty on the palate. Caramel, nuts and some floral hop character transition quickly to a mild finish that lingers.

M: Light-to-medium body. Moderate carbonation. Smooth middle transitions to crisp finish.

O: Flavorful and malty. Moderately balanced.

Haybeerman, Jul 07, 2011
Photo of chilidog
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is the one I enjoy the most in the Mexican line. I like the dark brown color over the other Corona mainstreams. The appearance is good from the short stubby foil wrapping of the bottle to the creamy offwhite head and sticky lace. The taste starts out with a up-front hop but smooths to a lightly malt clean finish. overall good mouthfeel. We don't do mexican all that much, but when we do, this little special ( to me Bock-like ) brew is my choice.

chilidog, Jan 25, 2003
Photo of zuggy9
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This cerveza pours a dark brown with decent white head. Little head retention, but it thins out nicely. Not too mention of a smell, but a bit light, tending toward bitter. It's flavor is as lighter than expected, with a subtle malty sweetness and crisp taste. This drinks well as is an excellent companion to a spice Mexican meal, in fact my number one choice for this cuisine. Very drinkable if the salsa is flowing and the chips are fresh.

zuggy9, Dec 21, 2006
Photo of chiefydawg
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes last year before I got more into brewing and rating beers...

A: Dark amber color, with sparse head and decent effervescence. Not great head retention.

S: Not much smell. Some slight dry biscuity malt and the usual "foreign" smell that can come from lighter imports.

T: Not too bad. Some maltiness with a slight tang from the bit of hops in there. There's still an adjunct macro taste, but I believe that's part of the game here. The bit of tasteful roastiness is what sets this up a notch for me and lets me know I'm drinking a real beer.

M: Though there isn't much to it, this is a drinkable beer that still has some substance.

D: Could happily quaff several of these session beers - and without the citrus now!

chiefydawg, Jul 25, 2008
Photo of Scoats
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have had bottles of this beer that have really jazzed me and bottles that have left me underwhelmed. At it's best, it's a great and surprisingly faithful take on a Munich Dunkel (many say Vienna Lager, but to me its more dunkel-like). At it's worst, it's just bland.

Sitting with a buddy in an off the main tourist streets cantina in Tijuanna, two bottles of this along an amazing great steak sandwich was a wonderful afternoon. That afternoon the dunkel tastes were quite evident.

Last Saturday evening at a very, very good Mexican/Cuban restaurant in Philadelphia, it was just OK.

Scoats, Nov 26, 2002
Photo of Morris729
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear brownish amber color with a very large foamy off-white colored head that slowly fades into a thick and sticky lace. Nose is quite clean with aromas of slightly sweet malts and light fruit. Medium in body and quite smooth. Taste is sweet lightly toasted malts and caramel up front followed by a bit of a tea-like flavor. Nice amount of spicy hops in the end leave a dry and crisp finish. One of the better Mexican beers on the market, and it goes very well with chicken enchiladas.

Morris729, Feb 18, 2003
Photo of alexgash
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark amber-brown with a creamy, tight-bubbled, light sandy head. Smells of clean, toasted grain, with light malty sweetness and a whiff of hops. Tastes of light toasted malts, some nuttiness, soda-ish sweetness. Finish is slightly bitter, but mostly sweetish and caramelly. Light-medium bodied with a nice, creamy feel. What I usually order at a Mexican restaurant that doesn't have a great beer menu.

alexgash, Mar 25, 2005
Photo of mmmbeer
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle - very odd shape with gold foil top and a code printed on the glass. Pours into the pint glass a chestnut color with a 1 finger off-white head that leaves a nice looking thin blanket of foam but little lace. Smell is metallic with sweet malt, adjuncts, and a little bit of hops. Tastes are subtle hops, malts, and a bit of caramel. Much more flavor than I was expecting from a Mexican beer. Pretty refreshing - I could see it pairing well with Mexican food or being a decent session beer.

mmmbeer, Feb 03, 2005
Photo of nicole-mac
3.52/5  rDev +5.4%

nicole-mac, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of tmcarter23
3.52/5  rDev +5.4%

tmcarter23, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of 1der1026
3.52/5  rDev +5.4%

1der1026, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of tbryan5
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

tbryan5, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of generallee
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

generallee, May 22, 2013
Photo of fdrich29
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 0z bottle at Iguana Cantina on Moody Street in Waltham, MA.

I wanted something different and there weren't an abundunce of choices so I thought I'd give this a try. A no frills beer, light lemony, malty flavor and a bit dry. I ordered it before the meal, not sure how it would have gone with dinner, but I'm not about to order another one to find out. Wasn't terrible, but one was enough for me.

fdrich29, Sep 21, 2004
Photo of KolbMarley
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

KolbMarley, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of Mugenlude
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Mugenlude, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of JC333
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

JC333, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of Hugh37
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Hugh37, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

IrishGermanAmerican, May 23, 2012
Photo of Golden32
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Golden32, Jan 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

nate_lyon, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

BurgeoningBrewhead, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

one of my favorite Mexican beers, if not the favorite. Actual color other than yellow! It exists! Thin brown color. No head. Corpulent described it as an "aroma of some sweet Mexican nuts," and I have no reason to doubt his expertise.

Taste, shocker, goes excellent with good Mexican food. Skip the lime. Spice is good, as the small amount of hops will come out. Very carbonated throughout.

Beerandraiderfan, May 05, 2010
Photo of timontheroad
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

timontheroad, Oct 12, 2014
Negra Modelo from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
77 out of 100 based on 2,625 ratings.