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


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48/5   ABV: -
One of two draught beers made by Grupo Modelo that are only available on tap at Mexican Cantinas. Obscura is the dark version.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
ghawener (1592) - San Salvador, - MAY 21, 2013
Draft: ultra sweet you can taste the sugar cane. Not their best work! Eat lots of tacos.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sseb69 (1877) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2012
En fût au Los Tabernacos à Playa Del Carmen. Je pensais que c’était la Modelo Obscura mais ça l’air que non. Couleur ambrée assez foncé, mousse mince. Arôme de malt caramel. En bouche, caramel, malt et une finale douce et maltée. Bonne beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (43355) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2011
From tap at San Jose del Cabo airport. Pours slight hazy dark brown with a small off-white and creamy head. Aroma is dark roasted malty and vague yeasty. Bitter, dark roasted malty and vague yeasty fruity. Medium dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
arminjewell (9567) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Dark reddish brown pour, white head, aroma is some vinegar, dark malt, roast. Taste is some biscuit, black roast, slightly vinegary finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
gerardoluna (193) - MEXICO - SEP 12, 2008
dark cristal color, little head, little malty aroma strong steel aroma, no flavor but is fresh and smooth, no taste,

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Butters (4058) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Draft while on honeymoon in Cancun. Now after having read the reviews, i agree with DuffMan - This reminded me of Negra Modelo, except not as good. Poured dark amber with good clarity and a thin light-tan head. Caramel, and weak malt flavor. A bit grainy in the aftertaste. Not all that great, but for mexico, this was a treat.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Grovlam (4208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2008
Draught @ Applebee’s in Mexico. Average creamy off-white head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Clear sparkling body with a light dark amber color. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, hint of grass and hay. Over the palate came more toasted malt, hint of butter and again grassy notes. Light bodied with an average carbonation and hint of dry texture. Light sweet flavor with a hint of bitterness. Sweet caramel and toasted malty finish. Quit ok beer in the Mexican sun.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (10070) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2007
This is available in bottles now for a limited time, marketed as "Edition Especial" with a fancy plastic label. Purchased in the mini-market in the plaza near the convention center. Truthfully, I found this identical to Negra Modelo in every respect (I had one right after the other, so I’m pretty set on this). Here is my rating for Negra Modelo: Dark amber, brown sugary aroma. Sweeter palate than the pale lager, a little metallic though. Not bad considering its origins. Ditto for Modelo Obscura.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JFGrind (2035) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2006
While staying at Barcelo Premium Colonial Resort in the Mayan Riviera this was one of two beers available on draft. The other being Corona. Iced tea appearance, caramel flavor, and the only game in town if you wanted a beer with some color.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PeterA (342) - EL SALVADOR - JAN 29, 2005
Bland, slightly sweet aroma. White head, dark amber color. Bittersweet flavor, with some malts. Slightly sticky mouthfeel.

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