Negra Modelo | 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): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-19-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,657
Reviews:
1,025
Ratings:
3,448
pDev:
15.82%
Bros Score:
3.59
 
 
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Photo of WDWAoT
3.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tlock
3.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ToddCommish
3.57/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of detgfrsh
3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a 12oz bottle. Pours dark amber with a trace of tan head. Smells of cereal grains with a hint of caramel. Light feel, could use more carbonation. Tastes of caramel malt, grain, and a touch of floral hops. A pretty good Vienna lager and far better than most Mexican beer.

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Photo of Mattandwin
4.23/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vinlands_Wolf
4.27/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

For me this is a favorite, though I rare drink more than six ounces at a time, I find that it settles heavily in my gut, like drinking a meal.

Taste wise it has malty caramel notes to my tastes buds, kinda nutty and bitter sweet like dark chocolate (minus the chocolate taste).

This is one if my favorite beers, I love it in moderation year around.

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Photo of TheBrewsky
3.74/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Psychromatic
4.54/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is my favorite Mexican macro-brew. It's my go-to for any visit to either Tex-Mex or Gen-Mex places; goes well with both cuisines! It also beats the pants off just about every US macro-brew out there, for prices similar to those of BMC's "premium" and "light" offerings.

L: This beer is a nice, deep amber, similar to a well-steeped black tea. A proper pour provides a few fingers of rich, ivory head that dissipates somewhat slowly, leaving a nice lacing behind after a minute or so.

S: Malty as heck, and a bit sweet, but not at all in an offputting manner.

T: Also a bit sweet, with nice malty notes and just the right level of hop bitterness to balance the malty sweetness. As someone else mentioned recently -- this flavor really does remind me a bit of some of the less-sweet versions of kvass I've tried (namely, Bolshoy Kvass, Большой Квас) , but is far more boozy. There is a definite note of ethanol in the flavor, but again -- not too much.

F: Just right, for me. It has a nice viscosity, about like that of a good coffee (or tea) with cream.

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Photo of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
3.18/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I paid $3.25 USD for a can of Negra Modelo in Highland Park, CA/USA.
Look: I did not see any foam inside the can of Negra Modelo.
Smell: Negra Modelo had a vague aroma of cinnamon.
Taste: Negra Modelo has flavors of burnt barley and wheat. Negra Modelo has a vaguely bittersweet aftertaste.
Feel: Negra Modelo has good carbonation. Negra Modelo has a thick consistency almost to the point of being a kvass except without the sweetness.
Overall: Negra Modelo is a beer which has elements of being a kvass.

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Photo of depechemode1983
2.97/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours out a clear still brown. Head is off-white and soda pop like. Almost no retention whatsoever and absolutely no lacing.

You get some grains in the nose. Also picking up mild caramel notes and toasted bread. Its got a bit of a metallic twang as well.

Caramel malts up front in the taste. Some grains through the middle. Finishes with a light bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied but the carbonation lightens it up a bit. Not bad. Smooth and drinkable.

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Photo of MilesRaymond
3.02/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jacobier10
3.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap @ Gringos & Mariachis in Potomac, MD.

Served in a pint glass with minimal head on it, its color is an odd chestnut-brown with good clarity. Very subdued aroma, some sweet caramel and bready malts with earthy/grassy hops. Smooth caramel flavor, lightly hopped for balance. Medium-light bodied. Dark enough to help tone down the heat of spicy Mexican dishes, yet light enough to drink several in a row with ease.

Negra Modelo has been my go-to beer at Mexican restaurants for years but I'm used to having it served in the bottle. Having it on-tap for the first time allowed me to finally do a formal review of it. Not the most complex beer in the world, but enough character to keep things interesting and not get tired of it while drinking this during an entire meal.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.44/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerfam205
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hornsdude77
3.96/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of flgimp
3.21/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

An above average lager but nothing exceptional.

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Photo of Mgonzo1030
4.59/5  rDev +37%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of staubot
3.55/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A Vienna Lager from Mexico. Not totally familiar with the category so did some research on it. The colour seemed on the dark side for a Vienna Lager and bottle poured into a proper flute glass the head vanished too quick and Im not partial to the colour. A sweet malt aroma but a little weak. Malt with Toasted caramel flavouring. Smooth and creamy feel. I was going to give this beer a lower rating on category however regardless of that I found I enjoyed it, maybe one of the tastier Mexican beers I've had and thats saying a lot.

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Photo of jschott75
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dourrieu
3.34/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of husky20
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lampro
3.46/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A good option!

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Photo of opd213
3.14/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of anomalousclouds
3.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jerid
4.06/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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