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

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BA SCORE
76
okay

2,350 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 2,350
Reviews: 867
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 15.57%
Wants: 24
Gots: 120 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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BeerSox

Virginia

2.28/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The bottle says Dark Ale, it's classified as a Vienna Lager, I don't know what the hell it is so I'm putting the 12oz bottle in a pint glass.

Crystal clear dark brown color with ruby highlights. A thin light tan head fizzes to a thin cap.

Not much of anything as far as aromas go. Maybe a little bit of caramel (from the long wort boil) and some alcohol.

Very light toasty malts and a little bit of molasses. Watery mouthfeel from a thin body and medium carbonation. The finish is dry, with a little bit of sugary caramel.

I don't know what is going on with this beer. It's unimpressive in ever category with very little flavor. Not recommended. I would rather drink an American Macro Lager, which any example of an AML actually seems to have more flavor than this.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2007 02:25:06 | More by BeerSox
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BeerAngel

Texas

2.28/5  rDev -31.7%
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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yelterdow

New Jersey

2.38/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served at fridge temperature in a traditional German stange.

Appearance- A light tawny hue, this beer offers up a three-finger bone white head that laces gradually down the inside of the glass.

Smell- A sweetish malt aroma, showcasing toffee and caramel, peeks through what seems like a nose of grains and adjuncts. For the style, it falls short of exploring the malt and hop potential that a Dunkel could exhibit.

Taste- The dominant flavor is a vegetal, cloying sweetness that prohibits the nuances of any malt or hop character.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- The texture is easy and appealing, rolling gently behind the beer's rather unpleasant palate. I wouldn't come back to this beer again in the future, I'll leave the Munich style lagers to their mother country who do them so well.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2009 04:13:03 | More by yelterdow
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

2.4/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

BB 14/10/2006, served lightly chilled in a 330ml broad-rimmed weizen glass.

A: lightly-infused black-tea to tawny colour with russet hints; the moderately frothy off-white beer head slowly settles down, forming a rimmed foam on top of a gently-carbonated body.
S: caramely sweetness plays a considerable part at the front, but not as OTT as I anticipated--not bad; a flow of lemony hops and apple-ish fruity hints quietly join the main theme at the back, leaving a malt-grist like chewy and rough malty note going deep in the background. Not quite aromatic overall.
T: a slightly metallic taste accompanies a rather neutral flavour of caramel maltiness that has but a malty gloss without a necessary body to be a firm platform; the palate picks up at the back a mild tinge of bitter roast tea-leaves and burned sugar, with a slightly dryish grassy touch. But by no means can there be said of a considerable aftertaste, which is weird for this style I reckon?
M&D: light and loose in body and overly mild (next to bland) in flavour, only the clean and softly-fizzy mouthfeel (normal for a lager) prevents it from being a total failure. Easty-drinking for a 5.3%abv. beer? Yes. An impressive example of Vienna Lager? Negative! For this beer style, this is easily the least impressive to me so far, for its lack of body AND flavour... It really needs more, and/or better, ingredients to juice it up. "Semi-disappointing", given my high expectation~~

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2006 03:00:05 | More by wl0307
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jayhawk73

Maryland

2.42/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Negra Modelo pours a medium brown color w/ a fairly thin cocoa head. Almost zero carbonation or lacing on this brew. Smell is that of weak malt, caramel, and metal. Very watered down nose on this one. Taste is the same. It's not offensive, it's just not very good. Metallic aftertaste for sure. Decent beer when you're choosing between Corona and Dos Equis, but not in real world situations. Used to be my go to beer w/ Mexican food, but now I usually stick to something w/ a little more taste. Not recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 16:35:10 | More by jayhawk73
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ljbrisson

Pennsylvania

2.45/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Comes in a short, squat bottle. Pretentious gold foil covers a disappointingly blank bottlecap.

Pours a burnt caramel into a pint glass with a thin head which immediately disappears, leaving no lacing to speak of.

Aroma of yeast, malt, suggestions of grapes, ginger. Reminds me of a wine cooler.

Mouthfeel seems a little slick to me with medium carbonation. A little chewy.

The aroma is deceiving. Taste is of yeast, bitter hops, and... alcohol fumes. Odd since this is not a high alcohol content beer. I do not find the fruity sweetness presented in the aroma anywhere in the taste of this brew, which surprises me. Finishes with a distinct alcoholic flavor, and the tiniest bit of hop bitterness. I am not inclined to try this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2008 15:42:25 | More by ljbrisson
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

05-01-2013 22:13:47 | More by TTripp725
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locckdown

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

03-24-2012 22:23:19 | More by locckdown
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avisong

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

04-17-2012 02:17:25 | More by avisong
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Vanz

Australia

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

03-30-2014 03:37:51 | More by Vanz
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PatrickKlopfenstein

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

05-05-2014 23:35:47 | More by PatrickKlopfenstein
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Danielr26

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

02-18-2013 19:42:18 | More by Danielr26
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

05-12-2013 16:52:33 | More by mikeburd1128
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Rod_J

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

01-31-2014 02:14:35 | More by Rod_J
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Rarely will I expend the moolah to pick up an overpriced 6-er of imported Caribbean or Mexican lager, as it usually ends in tears. This wasn't the case either, it just so happened to be on special, and I thought what the heck...

I'm sure everyone comments on the bottle, and I like 'em too. In fact they're not twist-offs, so whether this is good or bad stuff, I just picked me up some unique bottles for the homebrew. Pours out a decent looking dark lager, deep transparent chestnut, with a thin head of white-ish foam that doesn't retain very long.

The aroma, however, immediately reminds me of Miller Genuine Draft. It's not a fond memory either... Rough grains on the nose, a bit chemical and abrasive.

The flavour manages to pull up its socks a bit after that, yet it is still faint and thin. At least some sweet malt comes out to replace the rough grains on the nose, but I almost feel that it was sent out on purpose to do a soft-shoe routine to keep one occupied and unaware of what is really going on in the background. Or perhaps the lack of action in the background as well.

The flavour may be thin, but at least the mouthfeel has some backbone to it, average with a slight creamy texture.

Overall it's pretty bland, although with some decent merits as well. For what I paid for it I don't feel ripped off (for once!), but it was also a one time deal for me, there's nothing going on here to bring me back for more. And those empty bottles will be filled with something more tasty some time soon.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2006 04:26:01 | More by IronDjinn
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blastoderm55

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

10-05-2013 01:20:56 | More by blastoderm55
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Zaphog

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

07-21-2012 16:59:26 | More by Zaphog
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raythealeman

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

05-04-2012 01:07:15 | More by raythealeman
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thebeeler

Arizona

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

08-17-2013 23:29:22 | More by thebeeler
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Dougwillhike

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

05-14-2014 17:01:26 | More by Dougwillhike
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

07-24-2012 00:23:04 | More by LarryMyers
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jjkatter

Australia

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

12-30-2011 11:06:48 | More by jjkatter
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

05-23-2014 13:50:26 | More by NJBeer265
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sushimarie

California

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

07-22-2014 03:40:10 | More by sushimarie
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BlakeL

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

05-14-2012 12:10:26 | More by BlakeL
Negra Modelo from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
76 out of 100 based on 2,350 ratings.