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

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77
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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%
 
 
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67
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667
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3.76/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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2.48/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.23/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this with Mexican in Dana Point California and found it to go well with the food. Our local friends said they stock it exclusively in their fridge. The appearance was very nice, a virtually clear very dark amber or light reddish brown filled the glass. There was an off-white head and just a bit of lacing. The beer was mostly malty in taste and smell, with some grain sense coming through against the spicey food. A bit thin and watery, but pleasant enough for the evening.

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3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of AlexJ
2.8/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear mahogany with reddish highlights, smallish light beige head, and a few spots of lace that are gone by the time the beer is half finished.

Aromas is dark toasty malts, dry wood, leather, and lightly spicy hops.

Flavor is roasty malts, leather or wood, floral hops, and a touch of caramel.

Lighter side of medium bodied with a somewhat grainy mouthfeel. Not as bad as I anticipated.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of mmmbeer
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle - very odd shape with gold foil top and a code printed on the glass. Pours into the pint glass a chestnut color with a 1 finger off-white head that leaves a nice looking thin blanket of foam but little lace. Smell is metallic with sweet malt, adjuncts, and a little bit of hops. Tastes are subtle hops, malts, and a bit of caramel. Much more flavor than I was expecting from a Mexican beer. Pretty refreshing - I could see it pairing well with Mexican food or being a decent session beer.

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3.32/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Dark amber, color of maple syrup. Clean with simple bubble activity. Head is wispy with a weak antique white rim.

S: Brown sugar, toasted barley and almonds.

T: Begins with some caramely brown sugar then moves towards malty grains. Finishes with a slight astringent yellow corn sweetness and toasted almonds.

M: Thin body, a bit harder.

D: One of Mexico's better offerings. All things considered, really not that bad of a beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of doktorhops
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Hey look, it’s one of those beers I’ve had often but never reviewed: Negra Modelo. Generally because it’s not a Lager in the vein of Corona like almost every other Mexican beer, ever... Negra Modelo is one of my go-to Mexican restuarant beers (at least until craft beer takes off in Mexico, which we are starting to see with brews like Red Pig). Anyway, it is what it is, and I for one think Mexico benefits greatly by knowing how to brew and export a beer style other than Adjunct Lagers - here’s looking at you Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. (huh, same brewery as Corona, there you go).

Poured from a 355ml bottle into a stein.

A: Deep clear caramel brown body with a thin half centimetre beige head that soon fizzles out like a damp squib. Not the most attractive beer ever nor does it look like a train wreck either, a middle ground here. 6/10.

S: Aroma has a real cola-esque fragrance to it - look you’re not fooling anyone Grupo Modelo: This is a glass of Corona with Coca-Cola syrup added to it isn’t it? Seriously though there isn’t much to this brew in way of aromas - a coke/sugar like sheen with some light caramel malt and naught else I’m afraid. 6/10.

T: Flavour is on the lighter side, with Negra Modelo just slightly unable to shake the feeling of being an alcoholic soda drink (again Coke comes to mind). Hints of caramel and a slight herbal note towards the back. Finishes crisp and dry with a mild bitterness. Aftertaste takes on a toasty caramel character. Refreshing beer? No doubts here. 7/10.

M: Mid to light, slight watery bodied, with an affably (for a Mexican brew) dense carbonation - it’s a bit fuller in texture than other common Mexican beers. 8/10.

D: Apart from being a little bit pedestrian this is one of the better, and let’s be honest the competition isn’t grand, Mexican beers on the market atm. However setting this aside how does it stack up against other Vienna Lagers out there? Considering my limited experience with the style [having reviewed only 3 others]: Better than Dos Equis but worse than Sam Adams. Other than that it is still my go to in the Mexican restaurant purely for being the lessor of shites, not a thing to be proud of: But a thing nonetheless. 6/10.

Food match: Considering I’ve only ever had this with Mexican food I’m going to take a stab in the dark and say: Indian. Ha, gotcha!

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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2/5  rDev -40.7%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jasonjlewis
4.15/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great dark beer. I recommend with any mexican cuisine. Please PLEASE PLEASE do not put a lime in this beer, it is fine without it. This beer says dark ale, but it doesn't have tha ale lingering aftertaste to it. I highly recommend this beer when dining out at a mexican restaurant.

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2/5  rDev -40.7%

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3.81/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -11%

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

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2.9/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean, bubbly, light brown/amber color with a thin watery head.

Smells grassy, a bit like caramel, brown sugar and sour malt.

Tastes sweet, a lot of caramel notes, light in body with some decent malty notes. Not a whole lot of flavor which does lead to a high drinkability factor when its hot out and you're on a Mexican beach.

Better than Corona or Sol, this was my go to beer in Mexico.

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