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

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2,763 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,763
Reviews: 906
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 15.92%
Wants: 40
Gots: 318 | FT: 0
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Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-19-2000

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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

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

Presentation is a 12 oz brown stubby bottle with gold foil on the top of the bottle. Served in a glass and I also drank some of the beer from the bottle.

Tranparent brown color with a somewhat sticky lacing on the glass.

Neutral in aroma. Bubbly carbonation with a minmal head.

Slight roasted malt profile with a citrus zing and baby hop bitterness. Malty flavors that blends nuts and sweetness.

This is my Mexican beer of preference when at a Mexican restaurant and faced with the typical Mexican beer selection. This beer will work with just about any Mexican dish.

Photo of dherling
3.13/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark brown with an off white head that dissapears real quick. You get some malt in the nose, but it's a strange sweetness in the malt. The taste is fairly straightforward, rather clean and crisp, but with more body than you would usually get from a Mexican beer. There a tiny bit of yeast, spice, and just the faintest hint of a chocolate like taste lurking way in the back. The carbonation has a bit of a bite to it, but otherwise this drinks super smooth and easy. Going out for MExican, this should be your beer of choice.

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

Negra Modelo pours a transparent burnt amber color with a minimal head. The aroma is mostly of caramel and malts, with a touch of hops, but just a touch. The taste is very clean, with a surprisingly rich caramel profile. The roastiness of the malts is evident, and the hops finish the taste quite nicely. Not much is left on the finish, and the aftertatse is just a slight earthy grainiess. The mouthfeel is typical lager, not thin but not robust. The carbonation is a bit harsh on the palate as well. The drinkability is good, and I much prefered this to any other beer typically found in Mexican Restaurants. Have it with your next order of enchiladas and you won't be disappointed (as long as you're not looking for a world class brew!)

Photo of shadwow13
3.13/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of thecheapies
3.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cola color with a modest layer of foam. Spotty bubbles that don't really lace.

Smells of sweet grains, a gentle toast, adjunct malts, and a bottom layer of soggy brown bread.

Dries up a little bit. Semi-sweet grains with a cereal note, barley malt, some corn, faint earthy bitterness, traces of hops, and some dark breadiness. Not a bad Euro Lager.

Drinks okay. Easy to work down. Carbonation is mild to medium. The body is pretty boring.

I'm 1,300 reviews in, and this is my first Mexican beer. Beers like this substantiate why.

Photo of ummswimmin
3.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It is really interesting getting a lager from Mexico and tasting German malts in the preparation. This is the first time I have had a Negra Modelo, and I thought, "Why not?"

Overall this beer is very thin. There isn't any body, and even less foam. The color is a very light brown.

The flavor is subtle... and that is the nice way of saying that you have to work hard to pick up the flavoring in this beer. It tastes good, but it is very watered down in the flavoring.

The smell is decent, but it gets bad after warming. I would suggest that you only smell it off the initial pour.

It is a decent beer, but I only recommend it for entry level lager drinkers.

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
3.15/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Excellent dark lager with a substantial malt profile.

Photo of spinrsx
3.15/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

325ml bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance - light brown, small head that disappears quickly. Faint lacing. Can't see much carbonation.

Smell - Malts, toasted oats, caramel

Taste & Mouth - good carbonation on the tongue, little bubbles, malts and toasted oats come through, slight hops.

Drink - a refreshing dark beer, I would drink again. Dark beer flavor, but seems to go down lighter

Photo of ferrari29
3.15/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Beer poured from bottle into hour-figure Pint glass

A - Beer poured with a one finger white colored foam; held well; no lacing; appearance of thin body and very subtle appearance of carbonation was visible in the dark brown, almost black, colored body

S - Grains and corn; subtle notes of roasted malts; some yeasty or fruit sweetness

T - Some mild sweetness; more flavor packed than the rest of the Mexican beer; grain and corn; lager "airiness" to it

M - Thin and watery; needs more body, doesn't make the palate feel "alive" with activity; typical adjunct type lager

D - Good drink if you have limited options, especially if you're at a Mexican style restaurant, its either this or Dos Equis; good for the summer time

Photo of mltobin
3.15/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Upon being poured from the bottle, a dark copper color with a small dark head.
It smells like a loaf of sourdough bread with traces of ginger and carmel.
It tastes smooth for a dark beer and not bitter, a very good choice at a Mexican restaurant.
MF is pretty nice and showcases the character of this lager.
This is a good beer and goes well with beef fajitas and tortilla chips.

Photo of freed
3.15/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle was left in the fridge by friends. Cool. Wonder what they took that they felt the need to leave a beer...

Poured nicely into my pint, a starting cap of foam was thick, but dissolved quickly into a light rim around the glass. The beer is dark amber, and looks similar to an iced tea. Aroma is somewhat sour malty with a roundness that can only be explained by hops, though they aren't that apparent. Taste is somewhat plain, slight amber flavor, sweet draw, and flat lagery finish. Drinks like an avarage lager, despite the difference in color.

Photo of Zekezilla
3.15/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one is a standby in Mexican restaurants, when Corona is often the only other choice. I was given a bottle with a lime stuck in the neck-ugh. Once I removed the lime, asked for a glass and had it "straight up," this beer was much more tolerable. It's ok, I can detect some dark fruits throughout. Appearance is nothing special, no head, no lacing.

Negra Modelo from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
76 out of 100 based on 2,763 ratings.