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

Negra ModeloNegra Modelo
BA SCORE
3.34/5
3,341 Ratings
Negra ModeloNegra Modelo
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-19-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,780
Reviews:
995
Ratings:
3,341
pDev:
15.87%
Bros Score:
3.59
 
 
Wants:
69
Gots:
688
Trade:
0
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Photo of Gemini6
3.47/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveCash
3.67/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrewh995
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

You know I actually really like this beer alot. It's not my style at all but man is it refreshing. Definitely one of the best Vienna Lagers I've tried to date, including more crafty ones.

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Photo of tjwarren
1.84/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

This one is not for me. So bland I was sorry I opened it. With Eliot Ness and Brooklyn Lager so available, this was a mistake. Was not off-putting or horrible, just nothing stood out.

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Photo of EMH73
3.49/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear medium brown with a poorly retained one inch off white head that left no lacing. Smells of malts and caramel. Tastes of lightly roasted malts, toast, caramel and a hint of coffee. Medium bodied for the style, highly carbonated, smooth and easily drinkable. The best of the Mexican beers that I have had.

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Photo of ljdrinksbeer
3.84/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Usually drink this out of the bottle with lime and maybe a little salt/tajin. But for this review I pout into an ungarnished glass.
L - an inch of foamy off-white head on top of clear brown beer with a touch of amber. Lots of little bubbles
S - lots of malt smells, sweet, caramel
T - sweet, sugary caramel, hint of toast, the roasted flavor is like coffee with a ton of cream, it just peeks in through the sweetness, ever so slightly bitter towards the finish.
F - very carbonated, medium, creamy body, perhaps a touch too carbonated but very smooth
O - Why is this beer rated so low? It is a very solid dark lager that more than gets the job done for me. I may in fact start drinking more of these straight without the extra flavors. Only knock I have is that it cost as much her in the states as many very fine craft brews.

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Photo of Bogdawg
3.45/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tcsox
3.72/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of matcris
3.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A very clear, mahogany-amber, up to the light. A half finger of off white foam that disappears quickly. Good carbonation when rocking the glass, and a nice streaming effect up the glass. Very mild lacing left down the glass. As far as the aroma goes, when I cracked the bottle, I immediately got a blast of skunk. I poured the beer and waited a few, and that smell subsided quite a bit. What's left reminds me of a cross between SA BL and red wine. In the flavor, has the nice caramel and toasted bread that you find in a BL, and a more fruity, and again, red wine note. The feel is dry, medium thin body, and medium full carbonation. Overall, not bad. I'd try this again with dinner, sometime. The bit of skunk was not great, and side by side I'd go with a Boston Lager.

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

Photo of carcerdominus
3.04/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DreDay
3.43/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of m_hall
3.65/5  rDev +9.3%
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 +13.8%
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 +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jermichael
3.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.56/5  rDev +6.6%
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 -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nichols33
2.1/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Dunrite67
3.13/5  rDev -6.3%
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 -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hyptochrons
3.79/5  rDev +13.5%
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 -40.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of jamesroses
2.84/5  rDev -15%
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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Negra Modelo from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 3,341 ratings
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