Victoria Bottle by william.neuheisel of flickr.com

Victoria Bottle by william.neuheisel of flickr.com

Groupo Modelo Victoria 4.04% ABV

Now here at the KT we typically don’t write about foreign domestics but there have been some foreign domestics. I wrote about a few here when I visited the jewel of Central America Honduras back in May. Well this foreign domestic comes from Mexico City (brewed by Groupo Modelo) and is called Victoria (4.04% ABV). Most Americans think of Corona, Modelo, Tecate, etc when thinking of Mexican brews. None of course micros. Well the reason why I wanted to drop a few lines about this beer is because, well … I liked it.

I was over at buddy’s house this weekend watching a college bowl game and breaking in his new man cave that he converted from his garage. Anyway another buddy brought a six-pack of Victoria. I didn’t think much of it other than it was a new beer to me. I continued sippin’ on my bold and tasty Oregon IPAs then decided to try a Victoria. My buddy told me it was a lager (of course being from Mexico) and that I might not like it because it’s a foreign domestic. I tried it anyway. I wasn’t expecting much but afterwards thought damn this ain’t bad.

First off there is no comparison to micros, Groupo Modelo Victoria is a typical German influenced Mexican lager. What I did like was the easy pour, light taste and amber color (reminiscent of some of my favorite IPAs). Now the downers, if you will since this is a foreign domestic mind you, the head disappears fast like a cake in front of a pack of fat kids. The finish is incomplete and although I talked about it being light tasting earlier it is not tasty at all. The smell is malty and further the price is spendy: about $10 for a six-pack. As Groupo Modelo Victoria gets more popular and makes it around the US thus causing its expense to drop I think it will be an excellent beer to sip on when one is not in the mood for a heavier beer. Cheers.