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Lager - Vienna
Ranked #223
Ranked #50,421
2.97 | pDev: 20.54%
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
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cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.22/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours red orange with a tiny white head. Smells of cereal grain, not much else. Tastes of plain caramelized grain with slight fruit. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a slightly above average beer.

Jul 15, 2021
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a clear glass liter mug, the contents of two twelve ounce cans appear much closer to bronze than amber. It certainly doesn't look like Corona, because there's also a nice white head that leaves lacing as it recedes. Predictably, the aroma is more malty than hoppy, but hops are there and the aroma is sufficiently complex. By taste, this is a nicely smooth, malt forward adjunct lager. With its low ABV, this can make a tasty session beer for those that like malty brews. It's sort of Mexico's Yuengling Lager and it's not bad.

Jul 09, 2021
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IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

2.54/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

L: Pours a clear amber color, with a thin white head that leaves the glass pretty quickly.
S: Sweet grain malts. somewhat bready, also has a bit of a funky smell that I can't quite pin.
T: The taste is far better than the smell, bready, sweet maltiness, floral hops, unfortunately also tastes like a glass bottle.
F: Medium-bodied, medium-high carbonation, crisp.
O: Very easy to drink, for what it is, it isn't bad.

Dec 26, 2020
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D4379 from Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +38%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I bought this beer wanting to try something different. The smell and taste is great but the beer was nearly flat and had very little carbonization. Not sure if this is normal with it but that was a disappointment. Very low alcohol content compared to the IPAs I normally purchase. The carbonation may have been an issue with just this batch, it's expiration date is February 2021 so it is not old.

Nov 30, 2020
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Nass from Florida

2.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

I like the bottle label artwork. The pour is a mix between burnt orange & chestnut brown with a fair amount of carbonation bubbles. I do not see a date on the bottle. The taste is mild caramel, sweet corn, & Mexican style biscuits. Cheers! C

Oct 25, 2020
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wattoclone from California

3.57/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Prefer Tecate when seeking a refreshing Mexican beer, but this is good when needing low ABV. Has a lot of bitterness in the finish, but not insulting to palate like most IPA.

Sep 05, 2020
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jkblr from Indiana

3.39/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle coded L219B099 poured into a perfect pint glass at fridge temp, no ABV listed on label. The beer pours bright light copper tinted amber with barely khaki head. The head recedes to a thin ring and leaves a few spots of lacing. The aroma is faint with just a touch of grain. The taste is barely tart & sweet corny lager with a very small, but there, full malt flavor in the middle. Finish is barely bitter, with a slight vegetable flavor and a hint of diacetyl. The mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied with above average carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, good AAL, substandard Vienna lager. I wouldn't hesitate to order one at a busy Mexican restaurant where I had reason to believe it would be fresh.

Aug 03, 2020
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OK_Denise from Oklahoma

2.92/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Just your basic Mexican lager beer. It looks very nice but the taste is not quite up to the appearance. I can't say there is anything memorable about this beer. It is a decently refreshing lighter tasting lager, but not one I would chase down with any extra effort.

Jul 16, 2020
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Singlefinpin from North Carolina

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

Appears golden yellow with a nice foamy head that dropped quickly, no lacing noted.
Smells lightly malty, slightly floral.
Taste follows the nose, but more watery than expected.
Mouth feel is medium light for the style, with good carbonation, that makes this beer refreshing.
Overall, a good beer at a cookout or at the beach on a hot day, but certainly not a great beer.

Jun 11, 2020
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detgfrsh from Texas

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.

Dec 03, 2019
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elNopalero from California

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.

Nov 29, 2019
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defunksta from North Dakota

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)

Oct 12, 2019
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BriantheBeerHound from Oklahoma

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.

Aug 22, 2019
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ult_right from Texas

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.

Jul 28, 2019
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RaulMondesi from California

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’.

Jul 27, 2019
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lordofthewiens from New Mexico

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.

Jan 27, 2019
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jlindros from Massachusetts

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

Jan 27, 2019
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gvickery from Texas

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.

Nov 10, 2018
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SmokySignals from North Carolina

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 .

Oct 23, 2018
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JimboBrews54 from Michigan

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.

Oct 19, 2018
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Shroom from South Carolina

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.

Oct 03, 2018
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trscottc from Florida

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.

Jul 27, 2018
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wl2bill from Wisconsin

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.

May 18, 2018
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PorterPro125 from Canada (NB)

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.

May 11, 2018
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huthuty from Utah

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

May 05, 2018
Victoria from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 69 out of 100 with 886 ratings