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

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-08-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
744
Reviews:
179
Avg:
2.97
pDev:
20.54%
 
 
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Photo of kylehay2004
2.63/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jaydoc
2.5/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.07/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, caramel, and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is drinkable, but nothing really stands out about this one to me.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev +1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.31/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

this is was better than a lot of other macro cerveza types, it really is, and it surprises me that its not more popular among the folks who drink those beers here in the states. there is nothing offensive about it, no adjuncty sweetness, no metallics, no chemicals, none of that, it doesnt even taste that cheap to me, i get some dry cereal grain flavor in the middle and the faintest bittering hop in the finish, its majorly clean and shockingly easy to drink, but also a little more substantial than some of its peers, and it appeals to my beerier side in that way. its also super dry and brightly carbonated, which make it refreshing to the max and really easy to slug down. really nothing wrong with this at all, and when i am in the mood for this kind of thing, i will reach for victoria again, it really is better than a lot of the rest of these that come around. wish it hadnt taken me so long to try one, i really enjoyed it with some spicy tacos and could see it working with all of that kind of food really well. if you have written all of these off, give a fresh and frosty victoria a try, you wont be let down...

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Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev +1%

Photo of djrn2
2.5/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Knapp85
3/5  rDev +1%

Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev +1%

Photo of metter98
2.99/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: The beer is crystal clear amber yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving some lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: The smell is a little sweet and has aromas of adjunct malts—corn seems to stand out in particular—along with notes of candi sugar.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, except the corn seems to stand out stronger in front of the sweet notes of candi sugar.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer doesn't taste much like a Vienna Lager and seems to be more like a sweetened version of an adjunct lager.

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Photo of BEERchitect
2.53/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A fairly standard Mexican lager although this site has it classified as a Vienna. The color throws things off a bit with the light caramel color (similar to Yuengling Traditional).

The beer pours with a mild fizzy head that quickly falls because of the lack of true malt character and use of adjuncts.

Mild aromas of part malt/ part grain set the tone with mild catty aroma that disipates quickly and some corn-like vegital notes. Hop character is soft and floral.

Flavors also show the malt-grain blend with the corn taste still present. Balanced hop bitterness with little flavor. Somewhat bready and cracker-like to taste.

Light body favors grain character over malt and with some light grain astringency. Mildly dry because of adjuncts and minty alcohol.

Certainly thirst quenching for those hot Mexican days but really doesn't belong in the conversation with Yuengling or Negra Modelo.

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Photo of emerge077
2.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle at Lillie's Q in Chicago.
Didn't want to shell out for a case, and this was one of the few places selling it at the bar.

Deep gold, fizzy head that didn't retain at all. No lace or fancy stuff, visible carb trails floated upwards.

Vaguely sweet grain aroma, didn't really pick up on any hop or yeast character.

Crisp clean taste, carbonic bite, a bit fizzy. Mild hint of apple and crackery malt. In a brown bottle, no detectable skunk. Fairly dry aftertaste. Easy enough to drink without thinking about it, but not really flavorful or memorable at all. The kind of beer that would improve with a lime in it, unfortunately.

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Photo of zeff80
2.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3/5  rDev +1%

Photo of LXIXME
2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of largadeer
3/5  rDev +1%

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3/5  rDev +1%

Photo of superspak
3.56/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear golden orange/amber color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, biscuit, light honey/nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Okay aromas with solid balance of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with poor strength, and a bit too yeasty. Taste of cracker, toasted biscuit, light honey/nuttiness, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, toasted biscuit, light honey/nuttiness, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Minimal dryness. Very clean on lager flavors, with minimal yeast notes present in the taste. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately grainy/creamy, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4%. Overall this is a good Vienna lager. All around good robustness and balance of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, clean, and refreshing to drink. This improved as I finished the glass. There was quite a bit of corn/DMS in the aromas initially, but it went away as it sat in the glass; none were present in the flavors. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Boone757
3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. "Victoria"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, production coded but not freshness dated

Given the producer I was expecting something like Corona but this is definitely different. It's more of a Vienna lager, and most likely uses actual Vienna malts in its production.

It's clear, fairly dark amber in color, and appears almost copper in a full glass. It's topped by a short head of creamy off-white that drops rather quickly, and both the head retention and lacing are limited.

In the mouth it's light-medium in body and gently crisp.

There's not much to the nose beyond some generic maltiness but the flavor is fuller. It's gently caramelish and there are some pleasant and balancing spicy and grassy hops in the background. There's a subtle fruitiness that's probably coming from the Vienna malts rather than the yeast, and it's really nicely rounded and polished, yet it remains lacking overall without enough malt to really bring it to life.

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Photo of chinchill
3.21/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Undated 12 oz bottle served in a lager glass. Pours with a deep medium amber body and a moderate size head that displays very good retention and leaves plenty of lacing on the glass.

Aroma: primarily Pilsner style hops, but with some faint baked bread

Flavor: mainly Pilsner style hops with some faint baked bread and mild+ bitterness. I can't agree with Modelo that this has "strong flavor", but it is flavorful and bold in the realm of mass-produced Mexican lagers.

Mouthfeel: Light body with very crisp carbonation and a dry finish.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.47/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 7oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light bronze color with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, spices and a decent amount of hops.

T: The taste is malty and spicy up front with sweet & bready flavors of caramel & grain. There's a mild but complimentary hops presence that brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, very mild kick, good representation of style, this is a decent beer with substance that is worth drinking for a while.

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Photo of dbrauneis
2.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a crystal clear amber in color with some golden yellow highlights and moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall fizzy light beige head that quickly reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass - but it does have pretty decent retention qualities. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of toasted grains and malts with very light notes of grassy hops.

T: Light to moderate flavors of toasted grains and cracker malts with just a slight hint of grassy hops. Light amounts of bitterness which fades quickly.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: This is a very easy to drink and low ABV Vienna lager that comes out of Mexico and probably one of the better Mexican brews that you can find in the US (and not one of the easiest to find).

Note: Since I recently added a beautiful daughter to my family and her name is Victoria, I felt compelled to purchase this beer when I saw it on the shelf.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
2.55/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Nose of bread, hay, grains, slight fruit & honey. Taste sweet malt, touch of apple, hops, citrus, light bitter finish.

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Photo of mactrail
2.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Tastes like any number of Mexican lagers. Slightly amber in the glass with modest head on it. Rather malty so I guess they could call it a Vienna Lager. A hint of sweetness like malt liquor. Smooth and easy to drink but quite bland. No trace of hops. Faintly tangy. Unfortunately, it gets worse as you drink. Ends up with a plain cardboard taste.

From notes at a Mexican restaurant in Old Town where it was on tap. Not much to choose from and I hadn't heard of this stuff before. I would stick to Bohemia or Negra Modelo.

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2.97 out of 5 based on 744 ratings.
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