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 coreo881
3.47/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I don't think I could drink this beer alone for too long. It has a light feel but hints of a roasty taste reminiscent to darker beers.

Now this is just personal taste, but after awhile the light feel of the beer wears on me and I end up really wishing this was a deep, rich beer. However if you drink this while eating a burger or something, it's refreshing as hell; it begs to be paired up with some food.

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Photo of ale207
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Glopez
4/5  rDev +19.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Dieck
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.36/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at The Cubano in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a clear dark amber in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall off-white head that reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate amounts of caramel malts with a light amount of sweetness and just a hint of nuttiness.

T: Similar to the smell, the flavor of this beer has a light to moderate body of caramel malts that imparts some light amount of sweetness upfront. There are some hints of nuts and a light hop bitterness that lingers in the finish.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth but slightly thin.

O: This beer is refreshing, easy to drink, and enjoyable. I could definitely put down a few of these in an evening and it pairs very nicely with the flavors of Mexican, Cuban, and South American food.

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Ilafan
3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Much better than I expected and better than regular Modelo, this beer pours dark (duh ... given the name). It's a black-ish red with a tiny head and minimal latticework. The smell is virtually non-existent with the alcohol ringing through. The taste, happily, is better than the smell. It has the taste of a richer, more flavorful lager, and it is also more rich and textured. I liked this beer, but I probably won't buy it.

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1.5/5  rDev -55.1%

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1/5  rDev -70.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of MattyG85
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark brownish mahogany with some hints of amber. Lots of rising bubbles and a solid three fingers of off white head. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: Sweet dark roasted malts with hints of chocolate, toast, caramel, and toffee. Lots of cereal grains and some big hints of biscuit and crackers. Also some hints of brown sugar and some light earthy, spicy hops. Pretty decent aroma.

Taste: The taste has the dark roasted elements, but starts to lean towards the grainy side. Some sweet roasted malts with notes of chocolate, toffee, and caramel. Lots of cereal grains, biscuit, crackers, and a little corn like flavor. Light taste of sugar. Hop presence is subtle but does add a little spice and bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. Creamy and crisp. Goes down pretty easy.

Overall: A decent take on the style, but could of had a stronger roast flavor. I would always take this over the other Mexican macros if at such a restaurant.

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Negra Modelo from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 3,394 ratings