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


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RATINGS: 2143   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2653) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2003 Very clearly one of the top major beers exported from Mexico, and one I should drink more often when I see it on restaurant menus. Pours a bright red-brown with a nice bubbly head. There's a light musty caramel aroma. The flavor is better than the aroma though, with clean sweet-caramel/toffee malt palate. Light balancing bitterness in the finish. Interestingly the flavor is full but the body is light, giving a very drinkable balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 21, 2003
Light amber with a brief white frothy head. Medium bodied with fruity, caramel malt aromas. Clean and refreshing, a good example of mexican beer, just stay away from the ubiquitous limes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cornhusker01 (76) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 9, 2003
Much better Vienna than some other Mexican breweries. It went down smooth and the flavor wasn't too harsh. A good beer for introducing people to dark beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (3470) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2003
Pleasant brownish red color but utterly headless. Little carbonation, medium bodied, and smooth. Pleasantly malty aroma. Flavor mostly follows suit, sweet caramel maltiness. Well-done and understated hop presence in the finish. No need for lime!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAR 6, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2006 Light copper. Short lived head. Slightly sweet malt flavor. My favorite Mexican beer--goes great with fajitas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Veldy (65) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2003
I think this is a great Vienna style beer! Often, if you buy it retail, you get an old bottle. You need fresh beer. The fresh beer is great! This beer could stand a little more malt body, but otherwise is a perfect example of the style. Truly awesome and a very drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2003
The best Mexican beer I've had. Nice dark beer with a fizzy, short lived head. Medium sweetness with caramel notes gives this beer a surprisingly strong body. Rounded out with a light bitterness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2003
Why would you need a dark beer in Mexico, the heat would make this unappealing. A dark ruby color with a small head. Slight malt aroma. This is smooth, but with little flavor. Better than a Corona.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pwyman (71) - Hubert, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2003
Reddish color suprised me at first. Refreshing flavor for a Mexican beer. Tasted better without the lime that the bartender thought it needed.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
80skid (65) - New York, USA - FEB 11, 2003
Tastes good at first and then after about half a bottle is gone an almost wine-like aftertaste ensues. Not much head either.

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