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:
#42,266
Reviews:
1,037
Ratings:
3,506
pDev:
15.82%
 
 
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Ratings: 3,506 |  Reviews: 1,037
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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Photo of TheBrewsky
3.74/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Psychromatic
4.54/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is my favorite Mexican macro-brew. It's my go-to for any visit to either Tex-Mex or Gen-Mex places; goes well with both cuisines! It also beats the pants off just about every US macro-brew out there, for prices similar to those of BMC's "premium" and "light" offerings.

L: This beer is a nice, deep amber, similar to a well-steeped black tea. A proper pour provides a few fingers of rich, ivory head that dissipates somewhat slowly, leaving a nice lacing behind after a minute or so.

S: Malty as heck, and a bit sweet, but not at all in an offputting manner.

T: Also a bit sweet, with nice malty notes and just the right level of hop bitterness to balance the malty sweetness. As someone else mentioned recently -- this flavor really does remind me a bit of some of the less-sweet versions of kvass I've tried (namely, Bolshoy Kvass, Большой Квас) , but is far more boozy. There is a definite note of ethanol in the flavor, but again -- not too much.

F: Just right, for me. It has a nice viscosity, about like that of a good coffee (or tea) with cream.

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Photo of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
3.18/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I paid $3.25 USD for a can of Negra Modelo in Highland Park, CA/USA.
Look: I did not see any foam inside the can of Negra Modelo.
Smell: Negra Modelo had a vague aroma of cinnamon.
Taste: Negra Modelo has flavors of burnt barley and wheat. Negra Modelo has a vaguely bittersweet aftertaste.
Feel: Negra Modelo has good carbonation. Negra Modelo has a thick consistency almost to the point of being a kvass except without the sweetness.
Overall: Negra Modelo is a beer which has elements of being a kvass.

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Photo of depechemode1983
2.97/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours out a clear still brown. Head is off-white and soda pop like. Almost no retention whatsoever and absolutely no lacing.

You get some grains in the nose. Also picking up mild caramel notes and toasted bread. Its got a bit of a metallic twang as well.

Caramel malts up front in the taste. Some grains through the middle. Finishes with a light bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied but the carbonation lightens it up a bit. Not bad. Smooth and drinkable.

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Photo of MilesRaymond
3.02/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jacobier10
3.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap @ Gringos & Mariachis in Potomac, MD.

Served in a pint glass with minimal head on it, its color is an odd chestnut-brown with good clarity. Very subdued aroma, some sweet caramel and bready malts with earthy/grassy hops. Smooth caramel flavor, lightly hopped for balance. Medium-light bodied. Dark enough to help tone down the heat of spicy Mexican dishes, yet light enough to drink several in a row with ease.

Negra Modelo has been my go-to beer at Mexican restaurants for years but I'm used to having it served in the bottle. Having it on-tap for the first time allowed me to finally do a formal review of it. Not the most complex beer in the world, but enough character to keep things interesting and not get tired of it while drinking this during an entire meal.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.44/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerfam205
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hornsdude77
3.96/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

An above average lager but nothing exceptional.

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Photo of Mgonzo1030
4.59/5  rDev +37%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 3,506 ratings