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

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Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 10-07-2003

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Reviews: 55 | Ratings: 185
Photo of mdaschaf
2.9/5  rDev -0.7%
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 baos
2.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz into dog-faced mug.

A: Looks very pale-golden. Not much lacing head virtually disappears.

S: Smells kinda like a Corona, not much there. although this beer is much better than a Corona.

T: Very light maybe a bit of well pasteurized hop character. Faint grains. Bit metallic.

M: light bodied but not terrible for this type of beer.

D: Very refreshing for those of you that have a palette for lime and salt add it to this beer its good for what ails you on a hot summer's day.

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Photo of James954
2.93/5  rDev +0.3%
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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Photo of Catracho5
2.96/5  rDev +1.4%
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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Photo of roddwolff
2.99/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tasted from a 40 oz bottle. Look: Pale yellow color, poor head of foam; Smell: Soft, dry malts and grain; Taste: Again dry malts and chayote with floral hops; Mouthfeel: Clean and crisp, slightly bitter with a subtly salty finish; Drinkability: I always hated this beer but the last time i drank it was good.

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Photo of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
3/5  rDev +2.7%
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 mild flavours of both grains and malt.

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Photo of Rumrunner
3/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes. Drank while on vacation at Playa Del Carmen in Mexico.

Unique but still quite average.

Pours a yellow dried straw color. A weak fizzy head and very little lacing. Scents are wheat and sweet corn. A hop bite fights its way through. Scents are the weakest part of this beer.

The flavors pick it up a bit. There are sweet malts and sweet corn flavors. The hoppy bite is stronger and present. A bit of fruit and a tangy finish. There is a unique dry flavor to all the flavors that separates this beer from other Mexican pilsners. It is nothing overly special but it is different.

A very crisp and easy drinking beer. On a hot day many of these could go down easy. A good refreshing quality.

Not my first choice of Mexican beers but definately a step up from Corona and a few of the others. At least this beer feels like some creativity went in to making it.

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Photo of giblet
3.03/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured ok into the glass. thin body, pale color, decent one half inch head, steady carbonation. light taste that was very nice on a hot vacation day in Cancun. Si! not a great beer but a decent thirst quencher on a hot day.

suckem up and movem out...Si!


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Photo of Pepeton
3.03/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Now this is a strange style coming from the tropics of México: Czech pilsener.

It's color is quite average: Straw yellow, with little, if any, head; almost no lacing.

Smell is almost unnoticeable, but you can, maybe, pick up some maltiness.

Taste is crisp and refreshing. Period.

Mouthfeel is dry, with some bitterness from the hops.

In a hot humid day, you can have several of these.


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Photo of stoutman
3.05/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Color is a curious mix of light orange, gold, dark yellow and faint brown. No head though, even when pouring fast! The smell nose is oakiness, which is odd. A roasted butterscotch also in the mix. Like most mexican beers, a doughy yeast comes on strong after swirling. Medium-light sweet, medium-light bitter, medium-light sour taste. Lot’s of vanilla maltose, however its not overpowering. A sprinkle of nuttiness and a bit of pizza dough mouthfeel. Quenchable to the thirst.

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Photo of tone77
3.12/5  rDev +6.8%
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 Mark
3.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer tasted better than it probably was. Why, because it was a beautiful tropical day and I was dying for some kind of beer. Standard straw color, minimal head retention, sparse lacing. Light crisp taste that reeks of corn adjunct. A decent choice for those wishing to avoid Corona.

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Photo of moonman00
3.2/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer is often offered at places were food from Yucatan is served.

It is a refreshing beer, yellow color, with a little bit of bitterness.

It has a very light body and smells very tiny.

Excellent for hot days, and with some Cochinita and Pan de Cazón.

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Photo of willjschmidt
3.2/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a pale yellow color.

S: Grainy husks with s bit of sweetness.

T: Some corn, a bit of pale malt, hops are not really present at all. It's watery although crisp and refreshing.

M: Light bodied, high in carbonation.

D: Probably the best of the beers that I had on my trip to Playa Del Carmen, but that's not saying much. It's not a pilsner though, just a light adjunct lager.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Montejo has a thick, somewhat fizzy, white head, and a clear, bubbly, golden appearance, with minimal lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, lightly-roasted, bready malts, and the flavor is of sweet bread, mild hop bitterness, and possibly maize. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Montejo finishes crisp, refreshing, and highly drinkable.


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Photo of CorbinB
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

I'm seriously surprised by this beer. Strong, crisp mouthfeel. No skunkyness that one might associate with a typical Mexican beer. In fact, this beer is totally atypical when compared to other Mexican brews. I'm a huge fan of sessionable pilsners and this one is distinctive and absolutely drinkable. A solid beer all around.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.3/5  rDev +13%
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 Douberd
3.3/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My next few reviews would mostly be mexican beers with some american tossed in too, since I am on a trip around Yucatan at this moment.

ABV 4.5 %
355 ml can poured into a plastic cup. Clear golden yellow colour with a half finger head that disappeared immediately. Average amount of bubbles into the glass.
As with most mexican beers aroma is not that easy to distinguish. Nothing here too, just a "beery"  smell that is pleasant though.
Taste is good, but nothing you can put your finger on, it's not bitter, it's not sweet. Maybe somewhere in the middle.
Medium thickness on the body and slight carbonation.
Overall, slighty better than your average mexican beer.

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Photo of nbpgt
3.3/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Stumbled across this a couple times while in Mexico during a cruise.

Drank straight from the bottle on the streets in Cozumel, so the formalities of appereance, color, smell, etc were somewhat lost in the surroundings.

But bottom line, I had to search out & reached for this quite a few more times than the solidly available Coronas.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.32/5  rDev +13.7%
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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Photo of tesguino
3.33/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A classic from the southeastern of my country, made originally for in memoriam of the founder of its city Merida Yucatan, Don Francisco de Montejo, with 45 years of rich history, this brand is one of the czech pilsner beers sold in my city, perfect for mexican and american food, serve in a pilsner glass.

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Photo of ordybill
3.34/5  rDev +14.4%
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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Photo of beerluvr
3.45/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Features a white head over clear straw yellow/golden liquid. Light, clean and lemony/grassy malt nose. Taste is a pleasant sharp, slightly metallic hop not and light maltiness, crisp and quite drinkable. Finishes clean, with a late hop ending, not too bad to enjoy actually.

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Photo of fido
3.45/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Montejo pours a clear ambar color with a short head and nice lacing; Smell is floral, hops and yeast; Taste is some fruty; Mouthfeel is crisp, clean and well carbonated; Very drinkable and very refreshing.

I reccomend this beer, Is a good choice for a hot day.


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Photo of neenerzig
3.47/5  rDev +18.8%
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.


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