ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad. Certianly one of the best Mexican beers. Has a very nice dark coppery color, but the aroma is rather weak. Has a watered down taste but a little bit of malt. It is smooth and while drinking it alone it is less that ideal, with a nice hot mexican meal I wouldnt mind another one of these.
budguy2142 (24) - USA - AUG 6, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Negra Modelo is a tricky beer. It tastes similar to Budweiser (weak, lack of hops, quick finish, etc.) but it looks like a dark beer. Mexican Vienna style beers, interesting thought
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I went into the sampling of Negra Modelo with mixed expectations as this is one of the first beers I sampled AFTER reading the reviews. I can’t say that I disagree with the fact that this beer throws you for a loop when you try it out because based upon the color alone you are expecting something with a little more kick to it. I enjoyed this beer with my food, but I would rather have had a Dos Equis to compliment my Mexican cuisine.
Bierlieber (49) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I agree with The Beer God- this is the best Mexican beer. However, thats like saying Chi-Chi’s is the best Mexican restaurant. INS should be more worried about the beer comming across the border.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2002
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
i can’t believe someone conned me into drinking this. Looks like a dark beer, smells like a dark beer tastes like corona.
TheBeerGod (4915) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2003 Best Mexican beer, hands down! Dark brown in color. Not very carbonated. Very refreshing on a hot afternoon. Even better with a lime in it. Goes perfect with home made fajitas! Very good.
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light malt aroma with tangy overtones...color a lightish cola hue with very light head. Flavor featured a light malt body in combination with barely detectable hops...carbonation is relatively high...the body is definitely thin for a darker brew...Finish is clean with just a trace of residual dryness. Overall, this has not nearly enough body for a darker brew, and the flavor profile had neither the firm malt bottom nor hoppy top to carry it. This actually tasted better when I dropped the lime wedge the barkeep gave me. Very average--and moreso given the imported price.
k2 (146) - USA - JUL 20, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad dark beer. Pretty clean finish.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2008 Russett bown with a thin, fairly quickly dissappearing head. Aroma of metal, corn and faint malt. Tast is similar to Shiner Bock. All malt but nothing too distinctly Vienna about it. Very unappealingly fizzy. A thirst quencher.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A very interesting Mexican beer. Dark but kind of watery. I know people who love this stuff. To me it is just a lighter dark beer. If that makes any sense.