Negra Modelo
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Munich Dunkel
Ranked #132
Ranked #27,104
3.37 | pDev: 15.73%
Mar 17, 2024
Nov 19, 2000
Negra Modelo, better known as "the cream of the beer", is a Munich-type beer with 5.3º of alcohol that offers a balanced flavor and a delicate aroma of dark malt, caramel and hops.

Today it occupies the first place in sales among dark beers in Mexico. This beer is accompanied by a bright deep amber color, which is adorned with abundant, white and compact foam.

Negra Modelo was introduced in Mexico in 1925 as the dark beer called Modelo, to begin its great tradition. In 2014 it changed its image to a more sophisticated bottle but with the same content.

Ingredients - Water, barley malt, non-malted cereals, hops
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Rated by iluvbeer69 from Texas

3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Straight 3/5 across the board. I would definitely buy it again, but it's nothing special or impressive. Decent overall beer.
Sep 26, 2023
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Reviewed by Wheataleguy from Georgia

2.99/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
Off to Mexico to try one I've never had before...Negra Modelo. Have had plenty of XX Amber, but never tried this one before. Had this in a Mexican Restaurant, served with an icy-chilled mug. Expiration date on the bottle said June 2024. Not sure if this was bottled 2 months ago or back in June of 2023. Hopefully 2 months ago. Did a moderately aggressive pour and achieved a 1-finger light tan foamy head that dissipated quickly...thanks to the frozen mug I'm sure. Medium to deep amber in color. Light carbonation. On the nose I get light caramel, bread notes like a ciabatta crust, medium richness, light hops, hints of malty sweetness. Everything light, not very intense. Seems balanced nonetheless. So, how does it taste? OK, first impression - this is good, not great. Mouthfeel is nothing to write home about. There is a moderate richness there, led by the breadiness with some of that caramel. Midway I pick up some moderate bitter hop presence which continues on the backend which cuts out any sweetness. I also pick up some of that bread crust on the finish. This one is very drinkable. It is nothing special though, but I would order it again if I'm in the mood. It is definitely worth a try if you're out for a darker brew with light to mild flavors. To me, for a darker brew, it was surprisingly light on aroma and flavor.
Mar 17, 2024
Rated: 3.3 by WDJersey from Colorado

Mar 09, 2024
Rated: 3.02 by mushycake from Connecticut

Jan 31, 2024
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Reviewed by ilikebeer03 from Texas

3.69/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Drank 1/10/24. Best by: May 2024. For whatever that's worth....that best by dates.
Pour is a deep amber. finger of off white head that fades to a thin cap on the beer. No lacing to speak of.
Nose is chocolatey, nutty. could be a little more forward
Taste follows. hints of chocolate, caramel, nutty, minimal hop character.
Not bad at all.
Jan 11, 2024
Rated: 3.28 by Athener56 from Oklahoma

Dec 09, 2023
Rated: 4.21 by Luca2020 from Massachusetts

Nov 28, 2023
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Reviewed by highdesertdrinker from Arizona

3.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Pours a medium brown with minimal head and lacing. The aroma is pretty muted, a little toasted malt with a shallow creek water type of thing going on there. The taste is not offensive but not terribly complex: toasted malts, a little nutty, sort of thin and watery, largely devoid of hop. This is very "meh' for me but would gladly drink it over other options south of the border.
Nov 20, 2023
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
From the bottle, it pours a clear chestnut amber color with a modest light tan/off-white head that slowly reduces and leaves lacing. Scent is light malt and pleasant. Taste is caramel and burnt malt up front, with a bit of sweet malt after.
Nov 20, 2023
Rated: 3.28 by Mavigo from Michigan

Nov 19, 2023
Rated: 3 by BrisLoganite from Australia

Nov 18, 2023
Rated: 3.44 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Nov 12, 2023
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Reviewed by guitarguyny from New York

3.87/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Such a nice beer! Beats out all other “dark” options you can find at the grocery store. Haven’t had anyone complain about drinking this with me yet! Always keep some around.
Oct 19, 2023
Rated: 3.69 by Iggy88 from Ohio

Sep 24, 2023
Rated: 4.48 by Pascal1

Sep 21, 2023
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Rated by AmeliaGoldstein115 from Connecticut

4.69/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
A great beer and fan of Modelo always!
Aug 31, 2023