How Many Calories in Modelo Oro? Complete Breakdown

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Modelo Oro is the Mexican brewer’s light beer. “Oro” is Spanish for “gold” and this is a golden colored light lager.

But how kind is Modelo Oro on your waistline? And is this beer – which its maker says is the gold standard of premium light beers – a drinkable beer?

In this article we explain that Modelo Oro has 90 calories per 12 fl oz serving and add a bunch of other useful nutritional information about this premium light beer and how it stacks up against leading American and Mexican light beers.

How Many Calories in Modelo Oro (4% ABV) Explained

Brewed by Grupo Modelo in its Tacuba brewery in Mexico and imported to the United States by Constellations Brands, Modelo Oro is a light lager. 

Each can or bottle of Modelo Oro has:

  • 90 calories
  • 3g carbs
  • 0.7g protein
  • 0g fat per

Modelo Oro is a crisp and refreshing light lager with a clean finish that is a perfect match with seafood tacos or other light Mexican dishes.

How Many Calories in Modelo Oro compared to other similar beers

Modelo Oro has the exact same number of calories as its primary competitor, Corona Premier. Both are premium light beers. 

Standard light beers such as Corona Light, Bud Light and Miller Light have slightly more calories with Bud Light coming in at 110 Calories per 12 fl oz serving.

Modelo Oro90
Corona Light99
Corona Premier90
Bud Light110 
Miller Lite96

How Many Calories in Other Modelo Beers

Modelo Oro has easily the fewest calories of the Modelo beer range, which is topped by the dark beer Negra Modelo, which has 172 calories per 12oz serving.

Modelo Especial143
Modelo Oro90
Modelo Negra172

How Much Sugar in Modelo Oro?

No, there is no residual sugar in Modelo Oro. Any sugar present in the ingredients (Water, Barley Malt, Non-malted Cereals, Hops)  is turned into alcohol by the lager yeast used in the brewing process.

Is there fat in Modelo Oro?

No, there is no fat in this authentic cerveza.

Is Modelo Oro Keto Friendly/Low Carb

No beer is truly keto friendly or low carb, but this premium beer is about as close as you will get with just 3g of carbohydrates per 12 oz serving.

Is Modelo Oro a healthy beer?

Yes, by beer standards Modelo Oro is relatively healthy. But as with all beers, it is important to drink responsibly and in moderation.


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Carla Lauter was the founder of The Beer Babe and has been a beer blogger and expert for several decades. She's been interviewed in beer publications and podcasts about her favorite brews and the craft brewing scene. While she's ceased her involvement with The Beer Babe, her legacy remains in the various reviews and articles she has written.