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Vienna Lager
Ranked #213
Ranked #48,588
2.97 | pDev: 20.54%
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
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Photo of detgfrsh
3.32/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From a 12oz bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small amount of white head. Toasted grain smell. Medium body. Roasted malt flavors. Fairly one-dimensional, but true to the style.

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Photo of elNopalero
2.55/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This pours a malty caramel color. Some light breadiness on the aroma, caramel malt backs the palate. Easy drinker, with minimal sweetness. From a bottle, served cold.

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Photo of defunksta
3.43/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours a clear, deep orange-amber color with a mild to small white head. SRM of 14. (3.75)

Aroma: Mild aromas. Corn and grass, but then some mild buttered brown bread. (3.25)

Flavor: Mild flavors too. Flavor follows the nose with some corn and grass, but then some sweet German bread with mild German bread spice. Finishes with some bready spice rather than clean. Finishes balanced. (3.50)

Feel: Medium bodied. Lightly carbonated. Some sweet malt liquor mixed with bread spice on the finish (3.75)

Overall: It's not a great beer. Light on the aroma and flavor. I would agree with another reviewer who said it's like 25% darker and rich than your average Modelo. It's sort of like a Modelo Extra with no real benefit to flavor (3.43)

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Photo of BriantheBeerHound
4.02/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I'm an Oklahoma native, and as some of you may know you could not buy bottled/canned beer cold unless it was at or below 3.2% "by weight" (or 4% abv). Nearly every macro beer had a gimped 3.2 version of itself, some better than others. Victoria was for a time the only un-altered lager available at gas stations in my state, and as such it never disappointed. That law has since been changed, but I still enjoy Victoria more than Negra Modelo or similar offerings from the convenience store. Malty and slightly toasty, medium-bodied, with a nice clean finish. I think most people who dislike this beer either didn't expect a dark lager going in, or dislike Corona so automatically assume this is bad.

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Photo of ult_right
2.11/5  rDev -29%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

An American adjunct style beer with a little bit of what tastes like Barley malt, minimally flavorful but easy to drink, at least until the squash-like flavor of fermentation rises on the belch. It is not terrible, but not great, and very similar to a slightly darker Modelo Especial; in fact, if you combined 75% "Modelo Especial" with 25% "Negra Modelo" you would have a decent facsimile of this beer.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
3.1/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Out of a bottle at Taco Adobe in the Circle in Orange, CA.

Pretty much everything you want in a Mexican beer. Light like your girl before you married her, and flavorful, well, like a 99c green burrito at midnight.

It’s ok, but Raul ain’t trippin’.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.05/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is not a bad beer. It just isn't a very good one.
Light gold in color, small white head.
Not much aroma or taste. Sweet malt and corn. Subdued.
Light-bodied, easy to drink.

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Photo of jlindros
3.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Reviewing as part of BJCP training. 7A, Vienna Lager

Pours a mild fizzy light head that fades quickly (not persistent), a bit of lacing, clear slight amber but more orange tan like color

Nose very mild toasty malt, very little malt in general and seems a lot more adjunct heavy, a bit of minerals, mild toasty biscuity like, fairly light overall

Taste sweet almost syrupy like toasted amber almost caramel like malts, bready doughy crusty, but weird unhappy minerality as well, a bit of mild grassy herbal hops with mild bitterness, drier finish but a little sticky, lack of malt depth and some obvious adjunct notes

Mouth is lighter bod, a little soft lager lighter carb

overall it's not great, but it's not that good either, seems to hit the style guidelines for the most part but there is some unhappy not so pleasant mineral note that sneaks in there, and a bit too light overall as well esp with adjunct characters. While this isn't listed as an example, it's the only Vienna Lager I could find from Mexico, which basically inherited the style

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Photo of gvickery
3.82/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There’s no way this beer should be rated as “poor”. It should get a good from the look alone. This is the absolute clearest beer I’ve ever scene. It is a crystal clear light reddish amber color. Not a lot of smell, clean malt beer smell. The taste is light very balanced, non-descript hops, light malts. Very drinkable. I detect no adjuncts. This is really good quality beer. The best Mexican beer I’ve ever had. Try it in a clear glass so you can see the beautiful color it’s stunning. The taste is really good too.

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Photo of SmokySignals
2/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tried this after XX Amber, with some local Meximerican lunch and it just couldn't hold up.
Corny gold look, minimal head, simple corn beer taste, nothing exciting or satisfying about it really.
Try it for free or for the comparison .

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Photo of JimboBrews54
4/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear amber with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like nutty malt, toffee, and corn. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like toffee, corn, and nutty malt.

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Photo of Shroom
3.39/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Perhaps the best Mexican lager if you want to drink a few and not have any offensive taste. Flavor is maltier than Pacifico but not by much despite darker appearance. Only 4% alcohol so I can drink three in hot weather and have a bit less wooziness but still feel beered up! Highly recommended for old blokes like me who just love beer but know they need to feel great in the morning. $15 for a 12 pack here in SC. Also, less offensive gas symptoms versus those delicious Hazy (yeasty) IPAs.

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Photo of trscottc
3.17/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice deep golden honey color. Smells like sweet corn. Picked it up at a local Spanish store. A bit more flavor than the average big name American lagers that were sitting next to it on the shelf. This really hit a sweet spot for me. I have been looking for a decent, lower budget lager recently and this fits that bill well.

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Photo of wl2bill
3.34/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Smells like a Mexican beer with hint of sweetness. Nice amber color, a little light for a Vienna lager to me. Nice Mexican beer taste with a little extra roasted sweetness.

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Photo of PorterPro125
2.37/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Serving Type: 355 mL bottle

L- Pours a light amber colour with a 1/2 fizzy white head. Poor retention.

S- Caramel, slightly cooked vegetable aroma.

T- Light malty flavour, definitely lighter on malt flavour than a lot of vienna lagers. Not a lot of hop flavour.

F- Light body with moderate carbonaton.

O- A fairly decent Mexican thirst quencher, definitely more so than Corona. Not a delicious beer, but no lime needed to mask bad flavours.

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Photo of huthuty
4.04/5  rDev +36%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Stein from quart sized bottle, should be fresh, I notice it's a big seller in my area
Awesome dark amber, almost no head
Smell is slightly smoky and very sweet
Surprised by the taste, a slightly light Vienna lager taste, as with the smell, a little smokey and very sweet.
I dislike inbev but I have to admit this beer is moderately impressive

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Photo of Jbbdrinker
1.77/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

A slight carmelized vegetable aroma and a bubbly head that all but fades away. Its an odd clear, brownish color, like its not sure whether it wants to be a simple lager or a Vienna style. There is a hint of toasted malt hiding in the sour,  bitter notes and as the beer goes down a metallic film coates the tongue

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Photo of Brolo75
3.1/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce can poured into a pint glass

Pours a light clear amber color with lots of carbonation, no head or lacing, looks a lot lighter than other vienna lagers I've tasted. Light notes of toffee and caramel along with some grain and corn, toasted malts, touch of spice, no alcohol on the nose. Notes follow nose the toffee, caramel, and corn, light spice-like bitterness, finish has more malts but with the corn lingering in the aftertaste. Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation, finish is clean, crisp, and dry.

Overall, not a great example of a Vienna Lager but its still a Mexican beer that I prefer above others except Negra Modelo, great beer to enjoy while grilling. It smells and tastes a little stale and I suspect it's old as I picked it up off the discontinued rack.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I drank this from the limited edition Victoria the Day of the Dead Can, as well as from a glass. The can was beautiful.

Look: reddish brown copper hue with a half inch white head.

Aroma: bread, caramel, corn

Taste: Fairly light flavor of bread, caramel and corn, but not watery, fairly good.

Feel: light to medium body, significantly carbonated

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Photo of Koesherbacon
4.17/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had never had this before today when I found it on tap nearby my home. I'm very pleasantly surprised with it. I tend to find a great deal of beers too bitter for my taste and this is very refreshing. It's definitely not overly bitter to be sure. Adding a line to it also enhanced this already good tasting beer. If you don't drink often I'd recommend this to you.

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Photo of sokol_1993
2.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Got a bottle at The Taco Stand, SD.
A bland and light tasting macrobrew from Mexico. Goes down well when you're having spicy Mexican food, but not much else.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours out kinda light for a Vienna lager. Sticks to the yellow. Small 1/3" white head. Aroma of corn and slight sweet malt.

Taste, highly carbonated mild beer water. Just not much here. Can't discern what makes it a Vienna lager instead of an adjunct lager. Still tastes like there is corn in the mix. Sure, its not as bad as most Mexican lagers, but this doesn't rise to the level of Negra Modelo for when I want a little heftier lager from south of the border. The carbonation is high, the hops and malt are low.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.63/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

D237 on the bottle. BB December 23rd?

It's a pretty gold colour, good head of foam, with lacing.

Smells of grain, light corn, bits of citrus, bread.

Malt isn't all that bready, maybe toasted? Light taste of corn, more grain, minimal bitterness and it doesn't seem to come from any citrus.
It's big with the flavours but what's there is satisfying to me. It IS more bitter than the Modelo Especial and I like that on a hot summer day.

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Photo of pat61
3.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: brilliant copper amber with streams of rapidly rising bubbles helping to form a very finely beaded 1" white foam cap with fair retention

S: moderately low grain, a hint of fruit, a trace of sulfur, low hop aromas and low corn

T: It starts creamy with moderately low corn sweetness, moderate hop bitterness, a trace of apple with apple and corn growing slightly in the middle. Light malts with a slight bread crust, bread crumb, and light toast character are medium low

F: medium body and medium high carbonation.

O; a drinkable beer with some character that is neither overwhelming nor offensive

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Photo of feuematt
3.25/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Copper colored beer with a rapidly fading head.Taste and aroma are caramel malts. I was not expecting this to be as flavorful as it was. I think it should be tried at least once.

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Victoria from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 69 out of 100 with 858 ratings