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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 Gajo74
3.43/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad brew to have with Mexican food. A hint of syrupy sweetness helps balance the spicy flavors of the food. However, there is an aftertaste that makes it tough for me to get through.

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Photo of jaidenjb
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of ronricorossi
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of brendan13
3.47/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours quite a dark copper colour with a centimetre of beige head that falls away fairly quickly.
S - Aroma is pretty much all caramel and roasty notes. Some very vauge floral hints.
T - The taste is fairly similar to the smell.
M - Quite light bodied with low to medium carbonation.
D - I remember drinking this when I was 19 years old and it was sold as an "ultra premium" beer at a nightclub in the city...I got it for old times sake and was actually very suprised. Certainly better than the other shit these guys make!

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Photo of pirmannt1
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of Lawnboy33
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of damndirtyape
3.4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Shaker pint glass. It had a production stamp but it wasn't obvious to me what the stamp meant in way of date.

Appearance: Clear dark coppery-orange beer with some brown color to it on the table with an off-white persistent 1/16" dense head. Little strands of persistent lacing noted.

Smell: Faint caramel malt, but with a swirl much sweeter. Really familiar but I can't place it what I'm smelling. Malty yes...but something else here too. Interesting whatever it is.

Taste: Caramel malt with a mild metallic finish. Really mild in flavor. Very mild bitter finish more notable when the beer was first poured and cold.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation goes away as it warms up. Mild carbonation and a bit watery, but not bad.

Overall / Drinkability: I've had this many times over the years, almost always with a Mexican or Southwest style meal and it has never failed to pair with it. I think I prefer it with food, but, it is very drinkable and could easily have another one right now. Not an amazing beer, and a bit weak in taste, but definitely one I know I'll have again and again when it's available.

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Photo of Tschnab
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of JayS2629
3.36/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Nice looking dark ruby with an off white head. Descent retention but little lacing.

S- Roasted malts, toasted nuts, and sweet grains.

T- Roasted malts, nuts, caramel undertones. Hint of a bitter note followed by sweet aftertaste.

M- Thin, and crisp.

D- Good beer for a meal. Not overly filling. Refreshing with dark notes. Descent.

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Photo of Eric908
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Brolo75
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a clear light brown color with a tan colored head, lots of carbonation and no lacing.

A: Roasted malts, caramel, toffee, slight touch of honey, but definitely getting more dark and roasted notes.

T: Caramel, toffee, roasted malts, honey, toasted crackers, not a lot of depth or complexity, pretty straightforward, still a tasty beer.

M: Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation, semi-dry finish.

O: My go to if I'm eating at a small family owned Mexican restaurant, has a slight nuttiness and roasted malt notes that makes it enjoyable.

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Photo of Basoos1
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of Winston3737
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of boszormeny
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hypersomnia
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Radome
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Wobbly
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark,brown, clear color with a very small foamy head from a tap. Head retention and lacing are minimal at best. Dark malty aroma. Hints of nuts and caramel (maybe). Slightly sweet taste with heavier malts, nutty and slight caramel. Not much of a hoppy bitterness. It is a good beer to try if you are looking to go from crap to craft, but not a beer craft lovers would consistently buy. Maybe as a cheaper beer to bring to parties instead of the mass produced adjuvant lagers.

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Photo of nuebs
3.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of goochpunch
3.02/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours out a red tinted dark iced tea color with some active carbonation in the body and a 1/2" head that sticks around and leaves some ringed lacing. I smell some caramel, malt sweetness, and some graininess, but this is pretty faint in the nose overall. The taste is mostly a vague cane syrup like sweetness with hints of dark malts and grain. Finishes with a bit of tea-like hops. Finish has a mild tannin-like astringency that I like. Carbonation isn't to prickly on the tongue and this has a bit more body than Modelo Especial. Can get a little too sweet for me. This is a pretty good beer considering it's from a Mexican macro, and definitely one of the best Mexican beers you can find in the States.

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Photo of ChrisKayler
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of mpenske
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of Avatar113
3.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.23/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this with Mexican in Dana Point California and found it to go well with the food. Our local friends said they stock it exclusively in their fridge. The appearance was very nice, a virtually clear very dark amber or light reddish brown filled the glass. There was an off-white head and just a bit of lacing. The beer was mostly malty in taste and smell, with some grain sense coming through against the spicey food. A bit thin and watery, but pleasant enough for the evening.

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Negra Modelo from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 3,355 ratings
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