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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Mexico
gmodelo.mx

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-19-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,719
Reviews:
1,035
Ratings:
3,492
pDev:
15.82%
 
 
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Ratings: 3,492 |  Reviews: 1,035
Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.01/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of YonDeLuis
3.16/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of PMakowski
4.12/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 Oz Bottle poured into glass
Look - filtered dark amber, inch of foam slow to fade and minimal lacing on glass
Smell - Aroma is mainly caramel malt. Also pick up the rice and yeast just a bit. Very slight coffee aroma.
Taste - Very sweet. Dark roasted malts. Some very faint notes of coffee, toffee, grass. Some creaminess. Not a complex beer but very tasty. Don't like to make this comparison but it does have some similarities to Guinness. Only moderately carbonated.

Overall, i was impressed because i wasn't expecting a bold beer. Yet is does have a rich flavor, some bold nutty characteristics and a nice roasted flavor. Not the best dark beer but very good. I will buy again.
I give this an A-

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Photo of odannyob
4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I have enjoyed this one because it's always tasted good. By itself, from the bottle; poured into a beer glass of any shape; with mexican food; without mexican food; et cetera, beer-wise, sabroso.

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Photo of craigbelly
3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My go to Mexican lager. There's nothing knocking your socks. Malty caramel notes up front with a nutty and bitter dark chocolate after taste. Good carbonation.

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Photo of mehak
3.11/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ATL6245
4.08/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark color (almost looks like a Coca-Cola in the glass).  Has nice creamy white head. The slow brewed caramel malts give it a slightly sweet nose and silky smooth mouth feel.  Grupo Modelo uses common Galena and Super Galena hops, which gives Negra Modelo an excellent balance with the sweetness of the malts and the bitterness hops. Not
A nice feature is that it stays consistent start to finish. Some beers actually become more bitter as they warm up, not this one. Very solid Mexican Lager. While it is not a comparable style to Corona and Carta Blanca; I would definitely pick Negra Modelo over those two when given a choice.

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Photo of Mclusal
3.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of peterpunk15
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rnj37jac
4.37/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very nice tasting dark.

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Photo of cardfan212
3.83/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Drank from a 12 ounce bottle.

Looks - The bottle is dark and mysterious looking, like it's daring to be drank. You'll look cool ordering this at the bar.

Smell - Slight dark roasted malt notes. An inviting bready grain draws you in.

Taste - Like saltines covered in Nutella. A crisp cracker grain note with pleasant lingering tones of chocolate.

Feel - Medium-thin body with just the right amount of carbonation. A fine drinker.

Overall - Shockingly good. This beer threw me for a loop. I genuinely enjoy this.

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Photo of MNAle
3.36/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Dark amber color with a off-white to tan head, that sinks to a bubbly cap/ring quickly. Foam clings a bit. Aroma of biscuit, faint caramel, perhaps a little toasted. Ok flavor with hints of dark fruit, slightly toasty, and only very slightly bitter. Feel is smooth, but thin. Better than expected taste, with a dry and slightly bitter finish. Overall, better than expected for a commercial Mexican lager. I'd gladly buy this in a Mexican restaurant, or for a spicy grilling on the deck. Enjoyable and refreshing.

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

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.12/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaten454
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Andyman22
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robotic_being
3.59/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VoxRationis
4.04/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; no production date, but code 12 E018A079. Could this be March 20, 2018?
A: Pours a light copper with a reddish caste forming a one inch, off-white head with good retention and some lacing.
S: Floral. Aromas of caramel, molasses, but a certain grassiness as well.
T: Semisweet with a light molasses flavor. Bitterness very little in evidence, bittering appears aimed at causing a clean finish.
M: Light bodied, moderately effervescent, and thirst quenching.
O: This is a top notch, albeit light, Vienna Lager. Perhaps needless to say, excellent with Mexican cuisine. Truly do not understand the low scores.

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Photo of WDWAoT
3.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tlock
3.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ToddCommish
3.57/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of detgfrsh
3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a 12oz bottle. Pours dark amber with a trace of tan head. Smells of cereal grains with a hint of caramel. Light feel, could use more carbonation. Tastes of caramel malt, grain, and a touch of floral hops. A pretty good Vienna lager and far better than most Mexican beer.

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Photo of Mattandwin
4.23/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vinlands_Wolf
4.27/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

For me this is a favorite, though I rare drink more than six ounces at a time, I find that it settles heavily in my gut, like drinking a meal.

Taste wise it has malty caramel notes to my tastes buds, kinda nutty and bitter sweet like dark chocolate (minus the chocolate taste).

This is one if my favorite beers, I love it in moderation year around.

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Negra Modelo from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 3,492 ratings