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

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77
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3,282 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-19-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,282
Reviews:
980
Avg:
3.36
pDev:
15.77%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
655
For Trade:
0
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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jasonjlewis
4.15/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great dark beer. I recommend with any mexican cuisine. Please PLEASE PLEASE do not put a lime in this beer, it is fine without it. This beer says dark ale, but it doesn't have tha ale lingering aftertaste to it. I highly recommend this beer when dining out at a mexican restaurant.

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2/5  rDev -40.5%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of indiapaleale
2.9/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean, bubbly, light brown/amber color with a thin watery head.

Smells grassy, a bit like caramel, brown sugar and sour malt.

Tastes sweet, a lot of caramel notes, light in body with some decent malty notes. Not a whole lot of flavor which does lead to a high drinkability factor when its hot out and you're on a Mexican beach.

Better than Corona or Sol, this was my go to beer in Mexico.

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Photo of Domingo
3.82/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is pretty much my Mexican restaurant stand-by.
Pours a medium brownish copper color with a good amount of foam (laces the glass, too) and a nice clarity. Darker than an amber, but not quite as dark as Munich dunkel.
Smells nutty and clean, but there's a citrus zing and no, I don't have a lime handy either. Sometimes I pick up a strong whiff of vanilla, too.
Taste is mild cocoa, vanilla, and hazelnut with a hint of lime zest. A hint of hop bitterness in the finish keeps it from being really sweet.
Goes down easy, but it could be seen as a little bit watery.
Supposedly this is a take on a Munich Dunkel these days, and it's not half bad. It has some unique characteristics (zest), but it works.

This beer along with Bohemia are the only really good (common) Mexican imports. You can't go wrong with either - with or without Mexican food.

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Photo of Raime
3.02/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I've walked by this beer a few dozen times and have never even considered it. Always to be found on a shelf in a run down astore in the not so nice part of town, the kinda place where the guy out the door is trying to sell bootleg movies and begfor change to try and supplement his Natty Daddy habit.

But damn this place has some good pizza. Anyway, on to the review..

Look - Pours a see through brownish copper with a half finger of white head and doesn't leave a spot of lacing.

Smell - Toasty pretty much as expected. No cheapies come through, but the smell isn't exactly tantalizing.

Taste - Toasted malts and a small shot of the grains. Easy going and inoffensive.

Feel - Sits lightly bodied with moderate carbonation and adds a touch of smoke.

Overall - The epitome of an average, easy drinking, though more flavorful than other cheapies beer.

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Foxman
3.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

It came to me a very clear lightish brown, alive with streams of carbonation, and a finger of soft tan head still lingering after the walk from the bar. Fine lacing adorned the inside of the glass.

The aroma delivered a light toasty sweetness along with a mild bready tang. A vague hops bouquet flitted along the periphery.

The flavor was more distinct, with an initial current of lightly roasted malt sweetness and distant notes fo corn. The grain character quickly subsided and was replaced by a crisp hops bitterness, not at all unpleasant. The finsh was dry and left a gentle lingering bitterness.

Light bodied, it feels bubbly and active on the palate, with a quick wave across, followed by a very mild hops glow at the close.

First I told her no lime and no frosted mug. She brings me both. I send it back. Then the mug wasn't frosted, but still a lime. Finally, third attempt, it was right.
And it wasn't bad, either. Looked pretty, and the olfactory elements came together to make it a very crisp, refreshing beer. With just the meresty touch of adjunct, it had enough quality going on to make it worthwhile. And man, they go down smooth, and they go down plentiful. And best of all, now I know what I have waiting for me when I go to Playa del Carmen later this month. it may not be great, but it certainly does its job, which means it brings something decent to the taste table, and it quenches nicely.

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.81/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.48/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of kimcgolf
2.64/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I’ve had this beer before with lime while eating hot Mexican food, and liked it more than I did this time, just taste testing. Appearance was light brown/red, with no head or lacing. Aroma and flavor were okay, but difficult to pick out any particular ingredient. Palate was okay, but again, nothing special. I think I’ll stick to drinking this with a good hot meal.

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