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Title: My last negra modello
Post by: majorvices on March 19, 2014, 03:46:56 PM
I swear they are adding some back sweetening to this beer now. Used to be my "go to" beer at Mexican restaurants. Can't even finish one now. What the hell?
Title: Re: My last negra modello
Post by: HoosierBrew on March 19, 2014, 04:27:20 PM
Man, I agree. It's always been my go to at a Mexican place - the lesser of a bunch of evils. It actually used to be pretty solid IMO, but not so much lately.
Title: Re: My last negra modello
Post by: euge on March 19, 2014, 06:03:16 PM
Twenty years ago it was a real beer. A cruel simulacrum of what it once was.
Title: Re: My last negra modello
Post by: klickitat jim on March 19, 2014, 06:16:03 PM
Someone remove it from bjcp then
Title: Re: My last negra modello
Post by: garc_mall on March 19, 2014, 06:45:47 PM
Someone remove it from bjcp then

I would imagine it will be removed when the new guidelines come out. I know they are working on the new guidelines as we speak, but it is certainly a slow process.
Title: Re: My last negra modello
Post by: klickitat jim on March 19, 2014, 06:47:56 PM
I'm looking forward to it. I hope they add Black IPA, IIIPA, and IIIIPA
Title: Re: My last negra modello
Post by: Joe Sr. on March 19, 2014, 06:54:00 PM
Pacifico is my go to. Or Bohemia. Haven't had negra modelo in many years.


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Title: Re: My last negra modello
Post by: BrewArk on March 19, 2014, 09:37:22 PM
XX or stay thirsty my friends
Title: Re: My last negra modello
Post by: klickitat jim on March 19, 2014, 09:51:05 PM
Yes, but these aren't listed as great examples of a style, yet not being such. If it's been sucking for 20 years, seems like enough time to get it out of the book so poor saps like me aren't calibrating to it.
Title: Re: My last negra modello
Post by: majorvices on March 20, 2014, 05:48:32 AM
Negra Modello was far from world class, but it used to be passable. This is a recent development. I used to order one when I went to my local burrito joint around the corner from the brewery. The last 2 times I ordered one I could not finish them. It's not my tastes that have changed. It's the beer. There is a cloying sweetness there now that wasn't there even 3 months ago.
Title: Re: My last negra modello
Post by: euge on March 20, 2014, 06:20:53 AM
Whenever I buy a six pack of NM at least one tastes heavily metallic. Don't buy much at all anymore. Prefer Bohemia.
Title: Re: My last negra modello
Post by: reverseapachemaster on March 20, 2014, 07:30:20 AM
NM used to be a fair compromise with people who weren't into craft beer. Now there are enough good options that I can find something locally produced to fill that void. It's too bad its standards are sliding.

If I find myself stuck drinking Mexican beer I try to track down a Victoria.
Title: Re: My last negra modello
Post by: MDixon on March 20, 2014, 07:44:02 AM
Just because a beer is listed in the commercial examples does not mean it is a 50 beer. I'm not sure why so many assume it. It just means it is representative of the style.

I need to revisit NM, because I haven't found it overly sweet. Of course I have not had one in a year or two either.
Title: Re: My last negra modello
Post by: blatz on March 20, 2014, 07:48:25 AM
Make Yellowhammer Vienna then...
Title: Re: My last negra modello
Post by: jeffy on March 20, 2014, 08:18:04 AM
I remember it being fairly roasty years ago and agree that now it is less roasty and more sweet.  Definitely not the same.
Title: Re: My last negra modello
Post by: majorvices on March 20, 2014, 09:12:16 AM
Just because a beer is listed in the commercial examples does not mean it is a 50 beer. I'm not sure why so many assume it. It just means it is representative of the style.

I need to revisit NM, because I haven't found it overly sweet. Of course I have not had one in a year or two either.

I really don't think anyone here was saying it was a 50 or even a 40. I just used to think it went good with my burrito! I'll try the Bohemia next time.

Not a Dos Equis fan. Sorry.
Title: Re: My last negra modello
Post by: bluesman on March 20, 2014, 09:44:20 AM
I don't know if it's my changing perceptions or NM has evolved in it's flavor. It seems different these days as opposed to years past. Then again I can't do a side-by-side blind tasting. Dunno...
Title: Re: My last negra modello
Post by: goschman on March 20, 2014, 09:47:53 AM
NM is usually my go to at Mexican restaraunts. How recent of a change are we talking about? I haven't noticed anything different but its been a few weeks since I had one...

My other go to's are Pacifico and XX Amber as far as Mexican beer is concerned.
Title: Re: My last negra modello
Post by: majorvices on March 20, 2014, 10:00:14 AM
Two in the last 3 or 4 weeks.
Title: Re: My last negra modello
Post by: erockrph on March 20, 2014, 10:40:08 AM
Damn. Haven't been to my local (non-chain) Mexican restaurant in a while, but NM was my go-to. Guess its back to prickly pear margaritas.
Title: Re: My last negra modello
Post by: euge on March 20, 2014, 06:01:19 PM
Victoria is quite good. If you get the chance try a few...
Title: Re: My last negra modello
Post by: pinnah on March 20, 2014, 06:04:00 PM
ejole muheres. You guys are just not adding enough salt and limon. ::)
Title: Re: My last negra modello
Post by: euge on March 20, 2014, 06:39:33 PM
ejole muheres. You guys are just not adding enough salt and limon. ::)

Even though I prefer without salt, it would be tecate. When I go macro refreshment it's schlitz high gravity on ice with limeade. Big glasses of it.
Title: Re: My last negra modello
Post by: hamiltont on March 21, 2014, 12:19:27 PM
I replaced NM with Bohemia a few years ago and never looked back.  IMO my NM clone (Dark Vienna Lager using a touch of Briess' Midnight Wheat) is better than the NM is today, and that ain't sayin' much... Cheers!!!
Title: Re: My last negra modello
Post by: 1vertical on May 12, 2014, 11:34:20 AM
I am saddened to hear this.  I will perhaps find a bottle to sample soon.... :-\
Title: Re: My last negra modello
Post by: euge on May 12, 2014, 03:28:20 PM
I am saddened to hear this.  I will perhaps find a bottle to sample soon.... :-\

A cruel shadow of what it once was I'm afraid...

But I urge you to investigate for yourself.