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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: 2000   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71   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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndrewKoransky (30) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2003
Kinda felt a bit overcarbonated to me... such that it even hit the flavor of the beer. But I could tell it had a nice bitter refreshing aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2002
Decent dark beer from the country below us.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
freekyp (1483) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2005 Smooth textured with nice malty overtone. Bad head retention. Nice dark copper color. Sweetness begins around mid-bottle, lingers for a short stay after swallow.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Archimedes99 (27) - Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2002
Slightly metallic, but not unplesant aroma. Little to no head, which is unusual for a dark beer but not atypical for a Mexican beer. The taste is actually rather robust and much better than I originally expected. It is very easy to drink and carries some notes of sweetness in the aftertaste. A pleasant brew.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sethatuml (38) - USA - DEC 28, 2002
a little thin flavored for a dark beer. very drinkable though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Nice dark chocolate brown color, clear with a very thin head. Mild bitterness in the early part of the taste, with a smooth finish. Nothing particularly wonderful about the beer overall, but a decent easy to find mexican beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
selrider99 (2) - USA - DEC 25, 2002 does not count
This is be confused as an ale but it is the best of the mass produced mexican beers. Good body and strong bitter flavor. Goes great with real mexican food

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ProstmanSux (102) - Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2002
this beer is similar to a Vienna style lager, bitter sweet with a taste of chocolate character.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GiddyBoy (117) - USA - DEC 24, 2002
I thought this was great and mysterious. It has a TON of flavor. It is full, and hard to pinpoint what they derive from too. It is dark, with a huge head, and is robust. I would not just drink it to kick back with, but it is certainly a worthy beer. I liked it. (Cool stubby bottle too)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2002
Sparkling bright copper appearance. The nose is of light caramel and hops, somewhat sweet. The body is lightly sweet and has a long sweet bitterness. Can get a bit sweet toward the end, but the hops are enjoyable.


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