Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sunday Night Suds - Negra Modelo

This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Cerveza Negro Modelo.

Its a week of holidays - from Cinco de Mayo to Lag B'Omer with Pesach Sheni in between. Although we never get to try beer with our matza on Pesach, nothing stops Jews from having beer on Pesach Sheni. In the spirit of the day, I sampled Negra Modelo - a light Dunkel Lager with shmurah matza and found the combination to be surprisingly good.

The Negra Modelo poured a dark brown with some tan foam which lasted longer than I expected. The first sip of the beer was lager with some caramel notes. The second sip was, you guessed it- light lager with more caramel. I won't bore you with more additional description of the remaining sips as the beer was much like a macro lager - light and watery with nothing remarkable other than an undercurrent of caramel.

Although the beer was not strong or heavy in flavor, it went well with thick shmurah matza. Its an odd combination that I would not have tried on purpose, but having tasted these together, they created a nice late night snack. I have strong doubts as to the beers ability to form a decent combo with most dinner fare. The beer would not stand up well to spicy dishes (notwithstanding its Mexican lineage) and lacks the flavor depth for steaks or stews.

Negra Modelo is certified kosher by the OK, as are many other beers produced by Compania Cervcera Del Tropico S.A. de CV. To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about Negra Modelo, please follow this link .

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