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Brewed by Grupo Modelo (Corona)
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
México DF, Mexico

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1980   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This dark vienna-munich type beer has had extraordinary acceptance in international markets. Exports to the U.S. began in the early 80´s, and have since attained great success in Europe, Australia, Central and South America.


3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmhst30 (10) - Prospect Park, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2003
Much better than it's brewery-mate (Corona). This beer is good with or without a lime. I especially like the almost-chocolatey undertones.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2003
A not-so bad lager. Dark caramel/red color with a thin white head. Light malty aroma. Flavor is sweet and malty, though thin like the body. If this was cheaper, it would make a good macroswill.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2003
A darker caramel and richer chocolate flavor than Dos Equis. I would prefer the latter--it is a bit cleaner. Not bad though.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2007 Not bad, usually the best you can find at a Mexican place. Amber brown, fizzy short lasting head. Some light, smooth slightly toasted malts, touch of bitterness on finish. Hair of adjunct flavor in the back.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2003 Was my favorite of the Mexican beers until I discovered XX Amber. Deep red with not much head to speak of. Malts are obvious. Slightly funky finish but nothing bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sassy (217) - Mullet Capital of the World, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2003
Had this along with a corona while eating Mexican, and cannot believe the contrast...best Mexican beer I know of. Dark ruby, malty, fruity, and sweet.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2003
Mildly sweet & malty with a watery thin body. Lightly bitter at the end with an unpleasant sour aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2003
Tastes cheap. Sweet, kinda corny, I suppose better than your average American brewski as far as actual flavour, but too much of it makes me feel kinda ill (to be fair, it wasn't very cold). I actually poured half of it in the sink, which I hardly ever do. Not refreshing, more like one of those sweet malt-pops you sometimes find in Israeli restaurants.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Clear brown with a coarse bubbled head that disappears quickly. Malty, musty aroma with a hint of hops. Thin bodied, fairly well balanced, somewhat sweet with a measure of hops. As others have noted, the best Mexican beer out there.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2003
I really cant get too excited about drinking Negra Modelo. I find it to be one of the better Mexican beers, but that still doesn’t say a whole lot. This beer pours an average sized head that quickly disappears; it has a watery body, a sweat aroma, and a slightly bitter finish. I will continue to drink it at Mexican restaurants, but only there.


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