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

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Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-19-2000

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Photo of StoutishDan
3.47/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at a Shell Gas Station - had a gift card. Bump gas, I'm getting beer!

A - The appearance is a dark mahogany brown color. Dark for a lager - well, I guess this is a Dunkel (although I've read elsewhere that it is a Vienna Lager), so the darkness makes sense. The head is hanging around. Don't see many bubbles coming up so I'm not sure what to expect as far as carbonation. Looks pretty tasty.

S - If I was to close my eyes and take a sniff I would think I'm niffing a tasty biscuit. Along with the bicuity smell there's a slight funk going on there. Can't really put my finger on it. Maybe it's the earthiness of the smell.

T - It's doughy. It's a sweet scone that hasn't baked all the way through and its gooey texture is ever-present in on the palate. This is a malty beer. The hops aren't too noticeable, although the finish has that tartness of a beer that used a small amount of hops in the boil. Wow, I'm getting an almost coconut flavor near the finish. Very refreshing. This is good, but a little weird.

O - I've had this beer before and I liked it, but I like it even more right now. This isn't my first rodeo with this beer and it won't be my last. On a scale from 0 to 100, I give it a solid 90.

Gracias Mexico para un otro cerveza sabroso. Not even sure the Spanish is correct, but the point is made. Thank you Mexico for another great tasting beer. (Another?)



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Photo of MAUEX_MFA
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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

pours an unsweetened tea color into a dark peach in the glass with root beer tint. 1/4" head that dissipates quickly with lacing that shares the same characteristic.

smells ricey with a little bit of wheat. not much going on. hints of corn.

nice, semi-stout on-bringing with a wet slow finish. tastes slightly bready with a bit of a pear-like bite.

simple mexican brew that's a nice alternative to its lighter little brother or the other array of lighter mexican brews. just sipping one is where it's at, not much to the "advocate" factors other than taste.

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Photo of OSUBucksfan09
2/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of dlin0sbb
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Weischej
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of FLBEERGUY25
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of mcss
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.45/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this right from the bottle at a recent mexican food dinner. Nice malty aromas, some spice character. Taste is a nice malty dark lager with some chocolatey roasted flavors and some slightly hidden dried fruit notes. It still maintains the macro lager drinkability...thin and easy. Overall, one of my favorite Mexican brews and macro style lagers widely available.

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Photo of tbeer40
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of theempire
4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of WynnO
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of 59rockabilly
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of sludgy
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of baconman91
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of pschul4
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Kunstman
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.08/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hazy brown body with a thin head. Yeast, some caramel malts and very mild spiciness but mild for the style make up the aroma. Flavor is hard to break down but milk chocolate toffee and caramel are prevalent however not spicy enough for the style.. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Nicely smooth. Not terrible but it is what it is.

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Photo of snocntry
4.75/5  rDev +41.4%

Photo of wakajawaka76
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of TSJ4000
4.38/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My only complaint on this beer is that I wish it had a bigger nose. It's a little subtle but still a wonderful scent. This beer has great malt character and a smooth, easily approachable lager mouthfeel. Not too carbonated and very thirst-quenching. The robust dark malts are not as pronounced as a schwarzbier from Germany. The hops on this beer are not as Euro-bitter as other Munich Dunkels out there. Sweet carmel amber malts and clean finish make this beer delicious. Mexico's best in the U.S.

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Photo of ccozzi
1.5/5  rDev -55.4%

Photo of javi10653
4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of VFRAZ
5/5  rDev +48.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Negra Modelo from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
3.36 out of 5 based on 3,282 ratings.
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