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

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2074   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2004
Poured a dark copper color with a thin head that prompty dissappeared. Aroma was weak but attractive, primarily malty. Flavor was predominantly sweet and malty, but become more bitter towards the finish. Thin mouthfeel, but definitely easy to drink. I wasn't strongly impressed, but I'll say that it's the best of the Mexican beers that I've had (Corona, Tecate, etc.).

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jutuahol (189) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2004
Dark amber, medium head. Sweet malty, but pretty light nose. Medium body, lightly carbonated, a bit watery texture. Flavor is moderately bitter, a bit sweet, a bit dry, pretty malty. Dryer finish. Wasn't as good as I expected, but definitely better than Sol!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Bottle- dark amber or reddish in color, medium bits of hops in the taste same goes with the malts. The flavor is weak and somewhat wattery but has the presence of malts. Easy drink, not bad

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2004
I usually have this at the local mexican resturant. This beer pours like a coke. It looks like a coke . The flavor is pretty weak but not terrible. I would recommend it if the only other choices are Bud and Corona!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2004 Clear, dark amber color with hardly any head. Aroma is sweet caramel-malty, perfumed, and almost port-wineous - but still quite thin. Taste is caramel-malty, clean and sweet. Light to medium-bodied, oily and moderately carbonated palate. A dark lager brewed with Mexican standards. Quite strange but ok.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2004
Bottle. To be honest, I drank it out of the bottle, so I'll just assume the appearance is average. A bit of a malty aroma. Taste is nothing special, but you can taste the malt a little. This is certainly a good alternative to drinking a crap American lager. With food it was very good.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2004
Tasted in Toronto. Picked up in Las Vegas. Tasted in Lager glass. Tasted at 5C (48F). Appearance is clear. Obvious carbonation. Colour is medium brownish red/copper. Sustained thin white head. Malty sweet aroma. Hints of caramel and chocolate. Slight bitterness in the aroma also but very very subtle. Tastse is watery and bland. Up front bitterness with a slightly pungent malty taste.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rodgar (14) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JAN 1, 2004
The best Mexican dark beer by far. Very foamy. Refreshing. Well balance. Good aroma. It can be drink with almost any kind of food.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
swiseman (440) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 1, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2009 The appearance may not be perfect and the aroma is strong, but still leaves something to be desired. The taste is what makes this a great beer and, when it comes down to it, that should be what matters anyway. My only hope is that it is soon imported to my part of the world.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2003
One of the beers I order when dining in a Mexican restaurant. Goes great with the food. Looks good, with a dark body and tan head. Some aroma of caramel and malts. Flavor is nothing remarkable but it is tasty and is a good choice for the food.


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