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

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77
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3,315 Ratings
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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): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-19-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,315
Reviews:
991
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
15.73%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
671
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Photo of maddogruss
3.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This seemed to be the beer of choice for the locals at teh resort I was staying at. It poured a dark amber color, but with real no head or lacing to account for. The smell was fairly malty. The taste was fairly malty with a little hint of hops, but nothing really noticeable. The taste kidn of reminded me of Corona a little bit, but maltier and more full-bodied. The mouthfeel was okay: full-bodied. Overall, this is a very drinkable beer. Smooth and refreshing, it was nice drinking these by the pool.

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Photo of brewduder
3.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TildenKatz
3.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nunya
3.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigdeuce
3.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

This is a fine macro lager, believe it or not. It looks like a macro, heavily carbonated with a soapy head that disappears right away. Smell is nothing special. Dry, corny, esthers come through. Pretty decent coloring, however, deep dark red/black coloring. Tastes really good, especially with a burrito. Pretty malty, weak body, and no aftertaste. Not a bad beer.

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Photo of jp32
3.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours an odd shade in color. Highly transparent yet very dark brown. It has an off white fizzy-looking head. The smell is carmelly and malty. Initial taste is great, very malty and quite refreshing. The aftertaste is somewhat of a letdown as it moves towards a bready, yeast taste. The high levels of carbonation hide the thin mouthfeel. I'd give this beer an average drinkability.

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Photo of jpsizzls
3.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ciscoplasencia
3.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Mild dark beer that I have enjoyed since the 1980's in Mexico and Texas.

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Photo of Guppy314
3.29/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From a bottle bought at Trader Joe's, pours a clear deep copper (or light brown) with a beige head that quickly dissipated. Modest aroma. Malty with a toasted caramel sweetness. Fairly light with decent carbonation. Very drinkable.

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Photo of jeon123123
3.29/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mtrich08
3.29/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.29/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.29/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SerpentX
3.29/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TommyW
3.29/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark, brown/gold with a fizzy off-white heads that fades.

S- Not a lot really there; a faint grain and grass aroma, maybe a little toasty.

T- Kinda follows the nose with a little toasted grain and grass; hops aren't very pronounced but give a quick shot of bitterness.

M- Medium to thin feel with a nice carbonation.

D- Definitely not a go to beer for this style, but a few do hit the spot with Mexican or Latin cuisine.

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Photo of shabbtastic
3.29/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A nice break from traditional lagers in the summer. As refreshing as a corona but with more character and overall taste.

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Photo of Todd
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12oz custom brown short bottle with a gold foil neck. No freshness date.

Appearance: Clear brown with a semi-creamy, semi-sticky, off-white lace. Tiny carbonation.

Smell: Clean smelling. Faint herbal aroma. Not much else.

Taste: Medium mouthfeel, smooth. Malt flavours a light, watery. Immediate upfront hop snap, mixed with a tight carbonation. Bitterness is quick and sharp. A tad lemony. Brew gets dry at the same point. The combonation of all of this makes it puckering for a moment. A dextrin sweetness pulls through with some grain steely flavours. Secondary hop flavours are herbal/tea-like, as the beer warms. Finishes rather clean.

Notes: An average example of the Dark American Lager style. No more, no less. An excellent complement to any Mexican meal.

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Photo of dgallina
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle without freshness date or ABV.

Pours a somewhat transparent brown with a thin head that quickly diminishes and leave no trace. Smells slightly of caramel and toasted malts with a touch of hop liveliness. Very clean flavor. Caramel and lightly toasted malts flash across the tongue briefly before being replaced with a slightly hoppy dryness. A bit thin and over-carbonated in the mouth.

Easy to drink and cooling on a hot day. Not a subtle beer, but has some pleasantly clean flavors and is a nice alternative to the usual watery mexican pilsner imitations.

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Photo of Welch
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gmann
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal clear darkish amber color with a sudsy khaki colored head that settled into a light cap.

The aroma is of brown bread and brown sugar. A bit doughy with a touch of grain.

The taste is of a doughy brown bread, lemony tea, some toasted sesame seeds which adds a slight bitterness, and a light viscous note. Some grainy characteristics in the end.

The feel is light with fizzy carbonation, quite crisp; finishes slightly bitter and dry.

Drinks very easy, similar to a macro. Some nice flavor to the brew.

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Photo of firkingroovin
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jwc215
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a medium, murky brown with an off-white head that soon became a thin lacing.
The smell was fairly thin - some hints at caramel.
The taste was of caramel mixed with some various grains. It was a bit on the thin side, but not bad.
It left a bit of a surprising stickiness. Not much of an aftertaste.
Overall, it didn't wow! me... but, next time I'm in a Mexican restaurant (which is not often), I might have this if I want a beer instead of a margarita. It's certainly better than the other Mexican beers I've had (esp. Corona and Sol.)

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a nice dark amber color. The fizzy light cream colored head dissipates to a thin film. Some patchy lacing. The beer smells of subtly roasted malts, barely. I'm a fan of Mexican lagers, and this beer is no exception. It's got a nice caramelized malty taste in it, but with a bit of adjunct corn cheapness. The mouthfeel is smooth, very drinkable. Overall, one of the better beers from down south.

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Photo of billybob
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

i like the presentation, stubby bottle and gold foil on top but thats where it ends. pours brown in color small head and no lacing at all. smell is fresh, taste is weak caramel or chocolate. mouthfeel is light, carbonation is good, no after taste. drinkability is ok but i can buy better for the price.

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Photo of Ellbert
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This beer was mediocre or average at best. It was served with a lime in it which I took out, wiped the neck of the bottle to get any juices away and then poured. The lime was nice to eat after my beer was gone.

Appearance: A dark brown color not dark enough not to be able to see directly through it though. A small white head formed above it.

Smell: Smell was mostly of malt and nothing else. Sticky molasses type malt smell.

Taste: Malt through and through. Barely if any hop flavors.

This beer is decent and I would drink it if it was the only "better" beer around.

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Negra Modelo from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
3.37 out of 5 based on 3,315 ratings.
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