Thursday, 19 April 2012

Negra Modelo

Negro Model is a tasty little brew out of Mexico, where it is brewed by the Cervezeria Modelo.  The label bills this brew as "La Crema de la Cerveza".  I enjoyed a bottle at a local Tex-Mex watering hole in T.O.  The waiter got really excited when he heard that I was reviewing the beer for my blog--he ran and got me the proper glass for my brew.
N.M. is sold in distinctive 355mL bottles and clocks in at 5.3% alcohol.  It pours a rich amber colour.  There is a moderate amount of carbonation and is topped with a quickly thinning white head.  It has a sweet, malty aroma.  Negra Modelo is quite refreshing for an amber beer.  It's tasty and toasty, but mild, with notes of caramel and a hint of raisin.
Negra Modelo is a great change of pace from the popular pale yellow Mexican brews.  It might be a touch on the sweet side, particularly near the end of a pint, but it's a good beer.  Solid, refreshing, and charming.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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