ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
No head to speak of. The nice dark appearance hints at more flavor than the beer actually delivers, but it is still a nice taste
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The especial was crap, but this beer is surprisingly good. It has some malty flavor to it. THis is the best mexican beer I have ever had.
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I think this may be the only Mexican beer that is O.K., Only O.K. Looks much better than it tastes or smells. Just not much there. I couldn't get past the citrus smell ( they do cram this down your throat with lime in the glass.) Flavor was bland slightly hoppy, But mostly water.
Reid (2254) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bought in the unusually shaped ( and attracive) brown bottle..with the gold foil round the neck.
This beer looks pretty good when piured into my glassdark amber colour large frothy head which lasts mere seconds and is replaced by a nice lace around the glass.
The smell however is pretty average..i detect some hops mostly malt..not great.
The taste is dissapointingly thin..though compared to Corona this is a Porter !!!! some malts..even a small amount of chocolate..not much hop bitterness.
Pretty good in the mouthy..its smooth enough.
Very drinkable with nice fresh made Mexican foods , which is were i drink this usually well its a bit better than tecate and a whole lot better than the "C" word
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2005 Tried this one straight from the bottle and was delighted to find a great Mexican beer. Nice malt characteristics and a good hop profile make this a great accoutrement to spicy Mexican food. I would drink this beer again without hesitation. Negra Modelo is an amber gem from a region that badly needs one.
(5/27/05 - Had a few bottles of this great stuff last night and was once again impressed. From the oddly shaped bottle to the sly alcohol kick there is nothing not to like about this beer. My original rating was 2.9 but I’m changing that to 3.1. This beer needs to be more readily avaiable on draught.)
heemer77 (5283) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2005 Nice lager that has a really cool bottle. Dark and looks like a strong alt. The smooth taste is not complemented with any extraordinary flavors, except maybe malt. There is a hint of coffee in here.
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Vienna Style Lager from the heart of Mexico. I like Negra Modelo more than any other Mexican offering that I've tasted. The nice, dark color and the slightly hoppy nose are a nice change from the flavorless Corona and Pacifico. The beer has some malt character and a bit of body. Quite nice, but I like it well chilled.
ghawener (1553) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - NOV 8, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Dark solor but you´d expect a stronger body. Malty, with sweet tones and slightly bitter. Slightly above the average mexican beer.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 21, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one pours an amber color with a small tan head that quickly dissipates and leaves almost no lacing on the glass. The aroma was a little hoppy with some small hints of malt, but nothing very strong. The body is pretty thin. This one was surprisingly easy to drink for a Mexican beer and I liked it better than a lot of the other Mexi beers I've had. Nothing too wonderful to point out in the taste, but it is enjoyable.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice aroma of malt and caramel; dark brown color; pleasant, slightly sweet taste