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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Mexico
gmodelo.com.mx

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 10-07-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
193
Reviews:
57
Avg:
2.91
pDev:
19.59%
 
 
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8
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Ratings: 193 |  Reviews: 57
Photo of kylehay2004
2.86/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jaydoc
2.62/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.88/5  rDev -1%
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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Photo of kjkinsey
2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of LXIXME
2/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of mactrail
2.34/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I haven't had one of these light El Cheapo beers for a while. So I was surprised that it's sort of drinkable as a watery gulp. But then the corn and club soda taste take over. There is something like hops, I am thinking, but then it turns soapy.

This stuff even looks cheap in the glass. The coarse bubbles peter out quickly. Sort of sweet and grainy. Not even refreshing, though if you were seriously sweating and gasping from thirst it would be welcome enough. But rated as a Czech Pilsener it's laughable. From the 12 oz bottle with the longest neck I have ever seen.

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Photo of mdaschaf
2.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a straw yellow color with a small, white head on top. Very little head retention and practically no lacing whatsoever.

S: Some sweet corn, grainy malt and an extremely faint grassy aroma.

T: A little better than the aroma. Heavier malt presence, with some sweetness and a bit of corn, but not very much. The grass component is a bit stronger as well.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp and easy drinking.

O: Not the best Mexican beer, but better than many. Would drink this over Corona/Sol everday of the week.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of woodychandler
3.32/5  rDev +14.1%
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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Photo of paulish
3.25/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerForMuscle
2.4/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tdm168
3.29/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jwc215
3.08/5  rDev +5.8%
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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Photo of Duff27
2.64/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Tone
2.88/5  rDev -1%
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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Photo of GClarkage
2.85/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Consumed in October 2004 in Cancun, Mexico from a bottle. Pours with a nice head which quickly disappears. Maybe a bit of lave. Not much scent to the beer. Corn, maybe a bit of malt. Don't really smell any hops though. You can taste the malt and there are a few actual hops you can taste. Decent carbonation, but still a bit watery like all the rest of the beers in Mexico. Not horrible, but still barely decent. Fortunately I only have about three more I think to review and two of them are at least decent.

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Photo of VeganUndead
2.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tone77
3.12/5  rDev +7.2%
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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Photo of tempest
2.68/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pilsner my ass. For a pils, this is a big underperformer. Like Estrella, it hints at good pilsner qualities, but doesn't go all the way. It is most unoffensive and can wash down food on a hot day. I got mine as a 5 peso upgrade from water with a lunch in Cancun, and I guess it wasn't horrible for 5 pesos. Still, no hops or decent malt profile.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tommy5
2.26/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of enelson
2.51/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of biegaman
2.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Montejo looks far classier than it actually is; its crystalline clarity, microscopic bubbles and faint whitish hue give it the air of champagne, especially when held up into the light. Its fragmentary head and the diminutive lacing it is just barely able to contrive are probably a little more indicative of the beer's level of quality and craftsmanship.

The bouquet smells alright - provided you don't mind corn syrup. I appreciate that Mexico's culture, cuisine and history are entwined with corn, and while I can overlook a little corn being used in the mash, I have to insist that it makes a much worse smelling grain than wheat, barley or rye. This particular scent is compounded by a chemical-like aura.

Corn is also obvious in the taste but it's curiously not nearly so disagreeable. In fact, it's actually quite palatable. I'm not sure what makes this so but if the Mexicans would be so kind as to share this secret with the rest of Latin America, the big producers in North America and Europe and the rice brewers in Japan, that would be much appreciated.

As inoffensive and palatable as it is, I'm glad to find there's no aftertaste. The bubbles are energetic enough to wash a lot of the sweetness away and, with only a minimal bitterness, the palate is left with little to remember the beer by. And having had the good mind to pair it with corn tortillas and corn salsa, I can say it works well with salty snack foods.

If the world's beer drinkers wanted a better light-bodied, quenching and characterless beer for their patio and poolside drinking, I'd suggest Montejo rather than Grupo Modelo's more famous brand, Corona. For my palate, I find it much more agreeable and much closer to passing for a decent, commonplace beer rather than offensive, chemical-laden water.

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Photo of Zorro
2.45/5  rDev -15.8%
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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Montejo from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
2.91 out of 5 based on 193 ratings.
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