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

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77
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3,306 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:
3,306
Reviews:
990
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
15.73%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
667
For Trade:
0
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Photo of akolb
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of carcerdominus
3.04/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DreDay
3.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of m_hall
3.65/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a stubby 12 oz bottle into a pilsner. Clear, tea-colored lager, topped with a two-finger tall cream colored head that falls slowly to a thick film. Moderate lacing.

Aroma is a bit citric and and a touch herbal, but rather muted overall.

Flavors come forward with husky grains, bread crust, and a bit of dark toast. Slight citrus rind follows, leading to a drying finish with grassy, herbal hops tones.

Mouth feel is medium bodied, fairly robust for a lager, wth prickly carbonation.

A simple, uncomplicated Vienna lager, and a stalwart in Mexican restaurants everywhere, Negra Modelo is a solid anytime beer, and a great choice with that cuisine.

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Photo of singletary
3.8/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It pours a rich amber color with a carmel, malty aroma that is very nice to smell. The taste is a sweet with a malt backbone and a caramel flavor. Mouthful is a little watery but very drinkable. This is a good Mexican beer.

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Photo of speedlimit7
3.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jermichael
3.1/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Slight off-putting white head that dissipates quickly.
Clear cola colored body that leaves no lacing.
Aroma is weak, but clearly malt and almost smoky.
The flavors match.
Clean and clear mouthfeel leaving a smoky memory behind.
Great to escape the obvious in a limited option restaurant.

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Photo of Phoodcritic
3.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nichols33
2.1/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Dunrite67
3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Clean crisp, not too heavy. Only a hint of hops aftertaste.

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Photo of Lucnifter
3.19/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hyptochrons
3.79/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

decent looking brew. notes are grainy, light caramel malt, touch of hops come through. light in body but is appropriate for the style. overall definitely an enjoyable easy drinker.

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
2/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of jamesroses
2.84/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

appearance: red/orange, one finger head that dissappears fast leaving a white film on top.

smell: caramel and a bit of roasted malts.

taste: slightly bitter, caramel and some coffee character.

mouthfeel: thin and watery, the carbonation feels weird and a bit aggressive.

overall: not the worst beer on earth but it's not one I'd choose to drink everyday.

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Photo of Dinglehacker
3.83/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft pour into a dressed (lime/salt) nonic. Weak, foamy head and bubbly lace. Medium brown color.

Light roast nose (prob stunted by lime dressing).


Taste is lightly roasted, pretty watery bitter, but some sweetness from brewer's caramel and even a little light nut character. Dressing provides augmentation.

Dryish finish, but not unrefreshing.

None of the major Mexican imports are groundbreaking, but Negra Modelo holds up, and pairs better with food than any other. As you can guess, I'm an advocate of getting this (and pretty much any cerveza) "Mexican style," dressed in lime and salt.

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Photo of MJ64
3.36/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Klister
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Acjfwatson
3.01/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Kaapstadmk
3.69/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
3.42/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

How to drink mexican.
1) Order Modela Negra.
2) Do not add a lime.
3) Let it warm up as much as possible because the appetizing aroma is a "4".

A) 12oz custom brown short bottle with a gold foil neck. Clear cola brown with loose bubbled, flattish, tan head, not enough lace. Flattens quickly.

S): Clean smelling. Big malt sweet char, Wood smoke. Faint herbal aroma. A shaman fire on the plateau.

T):Malt flavors, more sweet at first, then charred, a tiny grassy hop, and then dry clean finish, making it the best mexican food beer. Steel, flint, stone in there too.

F) Medium mouthfeel, smooth.

O: Dark American Lager style. Best of a bad lot at mexican eateries.

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Photo of NeverSettle
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.46/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tpauer
3.52/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squeezyq
4.21/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Negra Modelo from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
3.37 out of 5 based on 3,306 ratings.
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