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


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RATINGS: 2199   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
apost8n8 (123) - USA - NOV 29, 2004
Dark brown with fleeting fizzy head, served with a lime. Surprisingly good considering most "mexican" beers. Decent body and nice mild-malty finish. Very similar to Dos Equis Amber. I’ll drink either with my tex-mex from now on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Good for a Mexican beer, but thats not saying much. Much better than a Corona, but again...A decent "black model" but no Tyra Banks. Maybe a Naomi Campbell in her heyday, or perhaps Iman. That is all. With a lime for some reason.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dorqui (2168) - Brescia, ITALY - NOV 21, 2004
Dark mahogany with compact foam. Fizzy mean with moderated bitter, medium-light body. Discreet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewrater (92) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2004
The best of the Modelo group. Maybe not praise in that Corona is bad and their Especial is average. Still, I thought it paired well with the real Mexican food I was eating. Full flavor. The best I’ve had from that side of the border. An acquaintance from Mexico told me that this is considered the best commercial brew there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2005 The aftertaste is the best part of this beer. It has a pretty strong taste and is priced very well. This is the best Mexican beer I have had so far. If you go to a Mexican restaurant I recommend this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2004
Pretty delicious. Dark, but translucent and bubbly. A bit of corn syrupy taste that makes it similar to Budweiser. Excellent with food, heavy on the palate. Not that strong a taste, even though 6%. Good for a try, but not in my mind a session beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
noisycricket (11) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2004
a nice dark or dark amber beer. Mexico’s best by a longshot. very crisp , with noticable "zing" from the hops. Clean after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2004
A Mexican beer alike no others. Maybe that’s why it’s more popular elsewhere than it is in Mexico? As a darker beer, this one is like Guiness-lite - it has the chocolate and earthy overtones, but isn’t as heavy. I definitely recommend this one when a Mexican beer is called for.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - NOV 13, 2004
Wow! A Mexican beer that is good...imagine that! With a dark, malt caramel flavor that doesn’t need the lime, which is often gratuitously provided. Reminds me of a very light Guinness. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tejas (973) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2007 Well there isn’t anything offensive about this one and it’s a mexican brew that doesn’t need a lime to add flavor but it’s not one I’d spend drink often. Some malty flavor and a tad bit of roasty flavor to boot.

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