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My last negra modello
« 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?
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Re: My last negra modello
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: My last negra modello
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2014, 06:03:16 PM »
Twenty years ago it was a real beer. A cruel simulacrum of what it once was.
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Re: My last negra modello
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2014, 06:16:03 PM »
Someone remove it from bjcp then

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Re: My last negra modello
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: My last negra modello
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2014, 06:47:56 PM »
I'm looking forward to it. I hope they add Black IPA, IIIPA, and IIIIPA

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Re: My last negra modello
« Reply #6 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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Re: My last negra modello
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2014, 09:37:22 PM »
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Re: My last negra modello
« Reply #8 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.

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Re: My last negra modello
« Reply #9 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.
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Re: My last negra modello
« Reply #10 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.
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Re: My last negra modello
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: My last negra modello
« Reply #12 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.
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Re: My last negra modello
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2014, 07:48:25 AM »
Make Yellowhammer Vienna then...
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Re: My last negra modello
« Reply #14 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.
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