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

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Ratings: 2,768
Reviews: 908
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 15.92%
Wants: 40
Gots: 320 | FT: 0
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Mexico

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-19-2000

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3.08/5  rDev -7.5%

Photo of ahuey333
3.08/5  rDev -7.5%

Photo of bryehn
3.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a lovely rusty ruby colour with a white head that forms a long-lasting collar and leaves a mild lace.

The aroma is of toasted malt, with a distinct corn tone and sweetness. I also get a rice-like graininess and notice a mild fruit accent coming through as it warms.

The taste has a definite sweetness and a hint of toastiness to it, but falls a bit flat. I get a banana-like fruitiness on the back end before a surprisingly dry finish.

The mouthfeel is a bit thin and has a low carbonation, but does leave a sort of syrupy, yeasty film on my tongue.

Was excited to see this turn up in my neck of the woods, but I think one six pack will be enough after trying it. Definitely not bad and I'd drink it over Corona, Tecate or Dos Equis any day, but it has nothing to make it stand out over even pedestrian domestics.

Photo of TheEarl
3.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On draft into a standard pint glass on 5/27/2013.

Appearance: Clear, medium/dark brown, very little foam.

Aroma: The smell is dominated by roasted malt. It is pretty simple.

Taste: Sweet malts, very little bitterness, and less roasted flavor than the aroma suggests.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is very light with good carbonation.

Overall: Negra Modelo is pretty good for what it is--typically the best beer on draft at the Mexican restaurants near my house.

Photo of shacawgo24
3.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Cola/Root beer brown body. Off-white/manila head is one finger thick. Deep red like garnet when held to light. Spotty sticky lacing decorates surprisingly. But the body just looks too diluted, like watered down soda.

S-Hints of: toasted grains, cider, candied pears. Some caramel malt. Slightly sweet smelling, needs more power on the nose though.

T-A tad juicy like apple juice. Tiny toasted notes, (cereal grains, rice). Dark breads. Medicinal and clean on the middle. Traces of bitter nuts, like the skins on peanuts & almonds on the finish. Peanut shells even. The tastes get too watery too quickly. Soon brew tastes like rusty pennies. Not a foul taste, but hardly pleasing.

M-Medium-low body. Not creamy nor watery. Medium carbonation numbs tongue a bit with peppery effervescence. The sip contains faint airs of grains and alkaline sours. The dull, lackluster bitters aren't hoppy, but dirty-metallic like. Carbonation is the only stand-out trait in feel. It lasts to the last sip.

O-Epitome of a brew you love at the beginning of your beer drinking journey, then realize later down the road is not as good as you thought. I wouldn't buy this beer again. Modelo Especial is more pleasing in taste and more refreshing. The dark lager flavors of caramel-dark bread are present for a few minutes, then just dilute and turn metallic, sour and bitter. Best paired with Mexican food if you had to drink.

Photo of flyingpig
3.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Caramel brown, thin off-white head that goes fast.

Nutty, light burnt malts, some caramel.

Nutty with some caramel & sweet burnt malts. More nuts at end & a strange, hoppy bitterness.

Medium bodied and with a creamy sort of tang to it and good carbonation that leaves a linger fizzing sensation.

This one turned out to be a bit of a disappointment in my book. Not anywhere near as good as I'd been expected. By all means give it a try but I'll not be looking out for it again.

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Photo of xgabe
3.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: 12 oz. bottle served into my Duvel glass (overkill?) Pours with seemingly medium body, forming a small frothy head. Little lacing with little hold. Head dissipates quickly, leaving little islands of fine bubbles scattered throughout. I like the appearance; very dark honey amber color, clear, with medium carbonation evident from the laser etching on the bottom of the glass.

S: Malt dominates, with subtle hints of lower alpha acid hops, characteristic of beers of this style. Some caramel, with some associated sweetness.

T: Very light in taste for the look it gives you. Caramel malts make a subtle presence, but do not stand in a dominant way. Some residual hop bitterness gets you in the end and lingers... pleasing, though not necessarily complex. I dislike the idea of a session beer, but this might qualify as such.

M: Very light. Doesn't stick around the palate to let you explore the other characteristics... as close to a hit and run beer as I've reviewed.

D: Being a "session"-like beer, I guess it could be easy for drinkability, but it doesn't really make me want to really explore it more. One is plenty.

Photo of DovaliHops
3.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance is a dark amber/caramel color with a big white head that diminishes rather quickly. Smell does not have much going on, but it is by far the best scent I've gotten from any Mexican beer. There is a bit of sweet malt character and possibly some very subtle dark fruits. The taste is very refreshing (especially when it's almost 2am and the temperature outside is fucking 90 degrees!). I don't get much hop character, but I do definitely get some dark fruits...maybe some prunes and raisins. Quite tasty. The mouthfeel is nothing impressive. Highly carbonated and kinda leaves a weird, not so pleasant aftertaste. Drinkability is very high. From all the beers from Mexico I've tried, this is probably my favorite.

Photo of kylehay2004
3.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hazy brown body with a thin head. Yeast, some caramel malts and very mild spiciness but mild for the style make up the aroma. Flavor is hard to break down but milk chocolate toffee and caramel are prevalent however not spicy enough for the style.. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Nicely smooth. Not terrible but it is what it is.

Photo of Sachsenfreude
3.09/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Not really a bad beer but not that good either. Light brown in color with poor fizzy carbonation. I had to do a rough pour to get any kind of head retention, in order to get a good smell. The smell is like wet toasty malts with some very slight citric sourness. At first the taste has a citris water quality like corona but the toasted malts try to sneak in at the finish but just can't get thier act together. The aftertaste has a little bit of toasty chocolate to it but it's very weak. Best described as Corona blended with some Bockbier. In the mouth it's kind of fizzy and watery, a little bit like soda. I don't think this is really true to the style but a style of it's own, Mexican Dark Lager perhaps, really quite refreshing and light, with a tropical feel to it. This isn't a bad thing just not typical of the assigned style.

Photo of RockyTopHeel
3.1/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Chestnut in colored with a thin, off-white head - even after a fairly aggressive pour. Aroma is soft and fairly generic, with the slightest (and I mean very slight) whiff of roastedness. Taste is fairly plain, too, with a slightly above average macrobrew flavor and a smooth, easy-drinking palate.

I have a soft spot for Negra, since I used to drink it at my favorite burrito place in Chapel Hill, and it was an after-morning exam go-to beer. Still, it's fairly plain and generic.

Photo of endincolorado
3.1/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Clear brown-amber with off-white head. Okay retention. Light lace.

Smell- Moderate malty aroma. Clean corniness and a little hops.

Taste- Light fruitiness, like a faint apple or banana. Some malt and dry grain. Decent hop-bitterness. Fairly refreshing.

Mouthfeel- Fairly light, and watery body. Good carbonation.

Drinkability- Refreshing, and fairly well-balanced. Not bad for an inexpensive, widely available brew. Great with chips and salsa.

Photo of zeff80
3.1/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a burgandy color with a fomay, tan, two-finger head. It left a touch of lacing.

S - It smelled of toasty malt.

T - It tasted quite sweet. A nice smooth malty flavor.

M - It was smooth and soft. A light to medium-bodied beer.

D - One of the better Mexcan beers. I think Vienna Lagers are the best kind of Mexican brews, anyway.

Photo of Slynger
3.1/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

Photo of booga73
3.1/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of BillyBrew
3.1/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

Photo of Luigi
3.1/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

There not much to say about this beer. Pours a dark amber color. The head settles to a off-white lace. The taste and smell is very sweet and malty. Nothing is over powering. A great beer to pair with spicy food. All around this is an average dark lager.

Photo of kingcrowing
3.11/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz Stubby bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a deep dark brown with slight ruby hints. Served with a slice of lime, so no head. Nose is lime, pitty it was served this way, I do get some maltiness though.

Taste is surprisingly good, it's crisp and sharp, very clean and refreshing for a dark beer. Mouthfeel is again surprising, it's a lager so it's very smooth. One of the best Mexican beers I've had.

Photo of dhannes
3.11/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a iced pint glass at a restaurant, poured from a bottle.

A=Nice, rich brown color with tannish head.

S=Notes of malt present.

T=A very mild dark beer...you can detect hints of caramel, but not much else. I paired with baked chicken with cheese and chorizo, and it did the job of cooling down the hot peppers in teh food, but not much else.

M=Very drinkable...except the more you drink, the more you notice the lack of flavor.

O=Probably still my "go to" Mexican beer, but I want to revisit Tecate and a few others...still, no reason to buy this unless their is nothing better on the menu.

Photo of aracauna
3.11/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Photo of JeffreyG
3.11/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
3.11/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OKCNittany
3.11/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Brown body w/ good clarity. Thin bubbly cream head that didn't last long. Left some lacing - not much.

S: Some caramel malt. Not much to it. Almost the stink of the macro.

T: Much like the smell - some caramel malt. Simple, innoffensive, but nothing to write home about.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

D: Goes down easy, but it's not good enough to make me want another anytime soon.

Photo of PatronWizard
3.11/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had with my chicken enchilada at the Cantina Express. Dude tried to pour it for me, I said "I got it." Lay off my beer man.

Poured. Wow, its dark beer. Nice fluffy head, but gone in a flash.

I just cannot get a scent. Stupid yet wonderful enchilada.

Light taste of malts, caramel. I'm talking light. Maybe one other unidentifiable flavor. Not great but not bad. I would definitely get one in a Mexican restaurant (just did).

Easily drinkable. Great if you want to look like you're drinking a dark beer with out all the bothersome flavor.

Overall: marginal, average, run of the mill, so-so, OK, alright, fair to middling, ...

Photo of Spence7103
3.12/5  rDev -6.3%

Negra Modelo from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
76 out of 100 based on 2,768 ratings.