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

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Ratings: 2,796
Reviews: 916
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 15.92%
Wants: 42
Gots: 344 | FT: 0
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Mexico

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-19-2000

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Ratings: 2,796 | Reviews: 916
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 DavidGross
3.12/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Spence7103
3.12/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of BaconManic
3.12/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of logansboat15
3.12/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a rich amber with a decent head, faint lacing. Smells of caramel and malt. Sweet malty taste in an average to slighty above average lager. Light mouthfeel in a decently drinkable beer. Goes great with nearly anything on the menu in a Mexican restaurant. As Vienna-style Lagers go, it's average at best.

Photo of Kmace929
3.12/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of cervezale
3.12/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A dark lagger brewed by mexican macro giant Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma.

Color: Brown marron color with very low head retention and low lace formation lace. Pours good.

Aroma: Faded aromas of dry malts and hops.

Taste: Semi-dry malts and some hops. Nothing much interesting. Average mexican macro lagger

Finish: Dry finish with bitter aftertaste.

Photo of mthomp081
3.12/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.13/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A 355ml bottle with a BB of Dec 2011. Picked up cheap from my local off-licence.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A clear amber-brown colour with good carbonation. Forms a decent head of light-brown foam that dissipates rapidly. Aroma of sweet dark malt with hints of caramel, grain and alcohol.

Tastes of sweet caramel malt with a mild finish. Very faint hints of roasted malt and stewed hops. Mouthfeel is thin, though smooth and tingly. Slightly creamy. Weak malty aftertaste.

I like this beer - probably my favourite Mexican lager. Not world-class, but certainly a cut above Corona et al. The flavour is nothing to get excited about, but it's unchallenging and slides down nicely. Good to pair with Mexican food.

Photo of bradford
3.13/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Six pack purchased at the local market for $9. 12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint glass
Looked okay. Sort of a reddish brown hue. Small, thin brown head fades quickly
Smell wasn't too great. No discernable hops for me. Minor amount of malt
Taste was not bad. Very smooth and easy to drink. Not offensive, not great
Mouthfeel was very smooth and slick like many lagers out there. This feels better than most attempts by Mexican breweries that I have tried.
Drinkabilty was very good. Easy to drink, not a bad taste, goes very well drinking out of a pint glass or straight from the bottle during a bbq. Nothing bad to say about this beer

Photo of Beertroop
3.13/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured a nice reddish-black with a small head. Good looking dark ale.

Not an overwhelming smell but a overall good scent of roasted malts and caramel.

Good tasting beer, great balance of malt with a hint of chocolate and a great taste of caramels. This beer does have a good bitter sweet taste and pulls it off very well. I believe that this is one of the best offering that I have had so far from Mexico. If they could only make Corona taste more like this.

Very smooth beer for the dark beer lover. Light feeling beer with the good overall taste. Very drinkable beer, especially with a good side Mexican dish. I will sure have this brew again.

Photo of hopsaplenty
3.13/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

When poured from the bottle, the deep garnet beer raises a short tan head of loose bubbles that disappears in the blink of an eye. There was no lacing and only a few excited carbonation lines. The smell is sweet and vaguely roasted, but mainly clean. The sweetness comes through up front and is followed by some nice, hops crispness, leaving the palate ready for the next drink. The carbonation is vibrant and the body is relatively light. Pairs well with the food at my local Mexican restaurant and is quite drinkable.

Photo of TheQuietMan22
3.13/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured a light, caramel brown. A finger of head developed before dissipating to a bubbly lacing.

Smell: Very subtle aroma. Caramel and vanilla.

Taste: It's grainy for a darker brew. Caramel and nutty. There is just a slight hint of hops at the end.

Drinkability: It's not bad. Anyone for dessert after a couple Modelo Especial's?

Photo of euskera
3.13/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Copper colored. Medium head. Not all that much there, slight hop and malt character. A bit of a metallic feel to it, slightly smoky at the end. Still a good session beer, and infinitely better than that Corona swill. Good with spicy Mexican food.....

Photo of Metallix6403
3.13/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, no freshness date, poured in to a pilsener.

Appearance - Brown body with an orange hue. Almost two fingers of white head. Fades quickly and leaves decent lace.

Smell - Fairly clean. A little malt and a little sweetness.

Taste - A nice touch of carmel and some sour finish. Hops come through on the finish.

Feel - Thin and clean. A bit of carbonation through out.

Drinkability - Easy to drink. Best with food (snacks or meals).

Final Thoughts - By far the best of the Mexican brews. A great choice at a Mexican joint. Usually have a few in the house.

Photo of Shultzerdugen
3.13/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. brown stubby bottle with no dates.

Poured a clear brown color with a small white head that went down to a thin layer quickly.

Light on the nose, faintest hints of malts and floral hops.

Mellow and smooth on the palate. Carbonation has a sting, but never out of control. Malts are matched nicely with bitter hops, finish is surprisingly dry. Caramel notes subtle in the end.

My usual choice for Mexican restaurants. While not exemplary in any way, it sure as hell doesn't suck, either.

Photo of scoobybrew
3.13/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was poured from the bottle into a pilsner flute.

A - clear amber color with a think head that settles into a fine lace color; some lacing as it drains

S - 'clean' lager scent with a touch of roasted grain

T - slightly subdued toasted malty flavor with a touch of hops on the finish; clean as far as yeast character

M - light body, moderate carbonation

D - I suppose this is a 'highly drinkable' beer when you're consuming Mexican style food - or really any food that compliments the American-style dark lager. I think it fit the mentioned style better than a Munich Dunkel. Munich Dunkel would imply a richer malt character - which this certainly lacks. Nonetheless it's a decent beer, but is hardly worth seeking out (as if you had to).

Photo of BeerBeing
3.13/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 120z brown glass, semicustom stubby bottle, black and yellow on gold label, gold foiled neck

Appearance: clear brown color, large off-white head, minimal lace

Smell: some herbs and toasty malt

Taste: medium body, smooth medium mouthfeel, malt and hops, minimal sweetness

Notes: very good by itself or with any mexican food

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