Montejo
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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Style:
Bohemian Pilsener
Ranked #492
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
68
Ranked #48,609
Avg:
2.87 | pDev: 19.86%
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
215
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Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
 
Mexico
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
68
Poor
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Photo of tucson_brewson
2.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

25 oz big boy poured into a pint glass for Cinco de Mayo.

L - Pours a clear, dark golden color with a finger of soapy white head that disappears quickly leaving no lacing. Lots of streaming carbonation.

S - Corn, cereal grain, malt, apple, grassy, on the sweeter side.

T - Much like the nose, a lot of corn/corn syrup up front, some biscuity malt, citrus, just a little bit of hops but not bitter at all.

F - Light-bodied, moderate carbonation, slightly dry finish, very drinkable.

O - A bit more character than other Mexican beers, with more corn and malt than lime seltzer like a Tecate or Corona. Not a go-to I'd reach for but on occasion (like today) this hits the spot with a wedge of lime and some Tajin.

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Photo of Exec_Crawfish
3.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

24oz can into dimple.

Completely clear, golden-yellow pour, one finger soapy head with minimal retention and lacing.

Nose is, to abuse a turn of phrase, an adjunct bomb - lots of corn up front with pale malt and some lightly fruity, citrusy notes behind.

Mouthfeel is smooth, even creamy, quite robust in body for the style, with relatively moderate carbonation which mainly manifests in the finish and cleans the palate nicely.

Taste is pure pale malt and corn notes, but without the sharp, dry qualities of, say, Corona. There's heavy sweetness, a slight and very uncomplicated hop character, and the citrus noted above comes through, along with perhaps some banana and peachlike notes.

Definitely a step sideways from Corona, but in a way that I enjoy. Still hits the important elements of the style.

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Exec_Crawfish from California, Apr 18, 2019
Photo of RaulMondesi
3.03/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sometimes you just gotta do it. You gotta switch it up. Like, I totally recommend having trunks and good old fashioned skivvies in your top drawer - variation is the spice of life, my peeps. And as Raul sips on this Mexican Lager, he’s into it. No fuss, no BS, all adjunct malts and grains. And all the Raul man asks is, don’t be skunky. Please don’t be flat or skunky. And Montejo says, ‘ok!’ Now, it’s a lil too sweet, but Raul will let that slide for not tasting like the Kardashian of beers (Corona).

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RaulMondesi from California, Jul 08, 2018
Photo of Troy-Hawaii
1.77/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Bought a 12-pack cans $11.99 Times Supermarket
Smell of corn
Light golden clear color
Light mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Taste of corn, light malt
Overall not a good beer. Would not buy again.

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Photo of Schlitz74
1.98/5  rDev -31%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

This is just average for the style, better than most beers from Mexico. The head is nice and white, and faded quickly, there is descent lacing, the finish is slightly off putting, but it is better than Corona. I would not by this again

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Schlitz74 from Illinois, May 28, 2017
Photo of jwc215
3.08/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle:

Pours straw yellow with a white fluffy head that immediately all but disappears leaving minimal lacing.

The smell is of grain with some corn.

The taste is of sweet grain, a bit of corn, with a general touch of hop bitterness to balance the sweetness. Clean, crisp finish.

Light, smooth, inoffensive. It's more of an American macro/adjunct lager than a pils, and reviewed with that in mind. It's a decent Mexican "lawn-mower" beer either way. Easy-to-drink with a certain refreshing quality to it.

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jwc215 from Arizona, Apr 28, 2017
Photo of acmurphy696
2.97/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is an okay beer. While it's listed as a Czech Pilsener, it tastes like a slightly better American adjunct. The aroma was no distinct, and the color was a clear, pale yellow. It's not bad but there was nothing distinctive about its flavor.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.62/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Victoria tumbler glass.

Look: Clear golden body with a white head that dissipates completely and leaves no lacing.

Aroma: Sweet on the nose with light grassiness and grains.

Taste: Clean, slightly sweet and metallic.

Mouthfeel: Light, goes down easy.

Overall: Judging this from a snobby glass makes it much less enjoyable than it actually is. Out of the bottle on a Mexican beach, this beer is fantastic. Not so much under my craft snobbery eye.

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Photo of Parmesan
2.16/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

L: Straw gold color with a very small fizzy head and no lacing.

S: Corn, some grain, a mineral note.

T: Very little flavor, some corn grain, a slight apple.

F: Light Crisp, highly carbonated.

O: All these light lagers taste the same.

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Parmesan from Colorado, Feb 21, 2016
Photo of rodbeermunch
2.59/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I'm not even joking, we were paying $14 for these tallboys at the Its Not Dead fest in October '15.

Straw yellow macro stuff, thin white head, vanishes. Aroma of corn, grain, no hopping, barley evident here.

Taste, relatively innocuous fizzy yellow vibes. Light body. Pale malts, noble hops. Plenty of water in here. You've had this beer in a hundred different iterations. Its macro AAL, end of story.

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Photo of James954
2.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

L: Drank from a duece can ...looked like usual adjunct
S: Usual adjunct
T: suprisingly not bad! Still adjunct, but no seriously off-putting tastes for a cheap brew.
F: Better carbonation and mouthfeel than most adjuncts

Overall: I like this the best out of all the Mexican beers available. Probably on par with a Dos Equis.

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James954 from Florida, Jan 27, 2016
Photo of woodychandler
3.32/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

My (usually) local, in-person trader, tone77, dropped this off for me in furtherance of The CANQuest (tm). He flew his snowbird self south for the winter, but I will still raise a toast to him. Prosit!

From the CAN (translated from Spanish): "Made In Mexico"; "Clear Beer"; "From (Est.) 1900"; "With
Mexi[CAN] Pride".

The tab actually put up a little bit of a fight on the Crack!, but this is known to happen with these big 24-fl. oz. CANs. Once I got it open, I knew that I could only CANduct a moderate Glug since anything else would be too much to deal with. This brought forth two fingers of fizzy, bone-white head with low retention. Color was Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4) with NE-plus quality clarity, allowing me to see into the future when I am glad that I got the snow off of the roof before it rains tomorrow. Nose smelled mainly of honey & grass, kind of like being in the countryside during the summer. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. The taste was oddly berry-like, but not at all unpleasant. I began to get more grassiness as it warmed, but the berry flavor lingered. Finish was semi-dry, certainly a Lager, but I am not sure about it being a Czech Pilsener. I am also not sure precisely how to rate it as a result. If I were to rate to style, it is going to get low marks, but higher if I go simply by my taste. We used to be advised on this, but no more, I guess. Let's just say that it was a decent, adjunct-free Lager and leave it at that.

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woodychandler from Pennsylvania, Jan 26, 2016
Photo of Tone
2.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of strong pale malt, wheat, slight adjunct, hint of Euro yeast, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of a Czech Pilsner. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong pale malt, slight adjunct, hint of sweet malt, hint of hops, and a hint of Euro yeast. Overall, average at best; weak appearance and lower quality body and aroma.

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Tone from Missouri, Jan 17, 2016
Photo of scottfrie
2.28/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

24oz can into imperial pint glass.

A: Pours a clear light golden color with a thin quarter inch of fizzy bright white head that faded into a foamy film and collar. A couple patches of wispy lace was left down the glass.
S: I get corn, peppery hops, and an off putting cheap grainy quality. Smells very light and watery.
T: Light malt backbone, grain, corn, and mild spice. Slight yeasty quality, mild sulfer, mild vegetal. Not much flavor, but nothing overly offensive. Very plain and watery. There’s a synthetic sweetness in the aftertaste, and maybe a light metallic quality that I’m not loving.
M: Light body, light and watery mouthfeel, crisp and clean. Carbonation is low, soft, and smooth.
O: A flavorless pilsner. Not offensive, but there are much better examples, even among the light macro swill, that I’d rather drink.

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scottfrie from California, Dec 13, 2015
Photo of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
3/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I purchased a can of Montejo for $1.99 USD in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles/CA/USA.
Look: Montejo has light foam.
Smell: Montejo has the aroma of beer.
Taste: Montejo has the light flavours of both grains and malt.
Feel: Montejo has good carbonation.
Overall: Montejo is a beer for people who seek mild flavours of both grains and malt.

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xxxxxxxxxxxxx from California, Nov 19, 2015
Photo of carnage11
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Just picked up a case for $10. Yes, a case. Don't know why it was so cheap, but obviously...I couldn't say no.

I was pleasantly surprised when I tried it because it wasn't awful.

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carnage11 from Florida, Oct 12, 2015
Photo of Zorro
2.45/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Clear yellow colored beer with a tiny white head.

Smells lightly of toasted grain. Mildly sweet smelling and that is about it..

Starts out mildly sweet and mild noble hop. No real bitterness just clean beer flavor. Very mild taste.

Mouthfeel is seltzer water.

Overall it isn't offensive at all. The downside though is that it is not very flavorful. A suitable substitute for water if you ever need it in Mexico.

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Zorro from California, Sep 08, 2015
Photo of Brolo75
2.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a clear, golden yellow with a white head, no head retention, really thin, lots of carbonation, no lacing, looks very drinkable.

A: Grainy, earthy, herbal malts, no alcohol, not much else, smells okay.

T: Mild grainy, earthy, herbal flavor, slight citrus bitterness in the middle, finishes smooth, it's not bad.

M: Very light with lots of carbonation.

O: I actually enjoyed this, I could see myself drinking this while grilling some carne asada on a hot summer day, a mild touch of grainy, earthy flavors, touch of citrus bitterness in the middle, finishes smooth, light, easy drinking.

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Brolo75 from California, Aug 12, 2015
Photo of PhilHeinricke
2.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Meh?

I was in Chicago for a week, and every evening on the way back to the hotel I'd stop by some convenience stores and see what beer they had. I'd get a slice of pizza and a six-pack and head back to the hotel.

I saw this. I like to try new things so I grabbed a can. I wasn't interested in drinking the greatest new craft beer. I just wanted something light to go with the pizza before it was sleepy time. This did the trick. It's not heavy. It's almost like Corona Light. It's got the light golden color, barely any aroma and a taste of cheap beer. I'm not going to write a song about it, but it was okay and did the trick.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear gold with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of grain, corn flake, and sugar aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, frosted corn flake, and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a below average beer that is fairly drinkable, but it's quite sweet and corn flake like all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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UCLABrewN84 from California, May 30, 2015
Photo of Falcone
2.25/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Pours a darkish yellow with good clarity. Average head, weak lacing.

Smell is grainy and slightly grassy. Aroma is a bit stale and even a tad sour. Not very inviting.

A fair amount of malt flavor gives way to a rather unpleasant finish and aftertaste with a bit of unpleasant sourness. I have a feeling this is well past its prime. Overly carbonated; too sharp and biting. Slick and wet mouthfeel. Kind of gross.

If this is really a Czech Pilsener than it is a rather poor example. Stick to the Vienna lager style if you want a Mexican beer.

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Falcone from North Carolina, May 24, 2015
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3.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a finger and half of head on a clear medium straw body.
The aroma is mild dry grain and honey.
The taste starts with a little malt sweet, then touch of lemon bitterness and finishes with a sweet note.
The texture is crisp but too fizzy.
It's nice enough, except for the texture.

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Photo of ordybill
3.34/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a corn and malt smell, fairly inviting.
Appearance- Pours a crystal clear light golden color with a medium sized white head.
Taste- Has a very refreshing flavor of malt and corn, do not confuse this with a micro brew.
Palate- A light bodied beer with moderate carbonation
Overall- this is a great session beer for tailgating or fishing. It is not a craft beer and I don't think anyone who drinks this will ever be confused by that. But it is a very good beer to quench a thirst and it is phenomenal on a hot day.

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ordybill from Georgia, May 04, 2015
Photo of neenerzig
3.47/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served to me in a clear, plastic pint glass. I had this on-tap for free at the happy hour at the Embassy Suites hotel my dad and I are staying at in Phoenix, AZ for a few days. This beer is a very clear, light to medium golden color with a white head that is about 1/2 to 2/3 of an inch thick when first drawn and served to me with streams of bubbles rising to the beer's surface up until the last sip. Settles to a thick ring lining the inside of the glass along with some nice cluster swirls of foam on the beer's surface and pretty decent lacing. Aromas of some corn and some crisp malts and now much else. Has a crisp, somewhat sweet malt presence upfront that gives way to some grains and a faint hint of corn that is rounded out with a slight touch of hops. Not bad, but certainly not great either. One of these was enjoyable and refreshing on an 80 degree evening here in Phoenix, but it is not something I'd go out of my way to drink. Has a crisp, slightly frothy, light to medium bodied mouthfeel with light to moderate carbonation. Just a decent beer.

Eric

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Photo of tone77
3.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is sweet, malty. Taste is malts, some sweetness, a bit of corn. Feels light in the mouth and overall, a refreshing but mediocre beer.

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tone77 from Pennsylvania, Apr 04, 2015
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