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León - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 18.04%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 02-02-2003)
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Reviews by atigerlife:
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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Drank in an Argentinian restaurant in Mexico City.

Pours bronze with a small light-brown head. Light carbonation rising.

Aroma of malts, light hops, light adjuncts.

Taste is of sweet malts and adjuncts. Not too much there.

Mouthfeel is light, cleansing and dry.

Overall, very drinkable, sessionable, refreshing. Not a great beer, but decent for the right setting/occasion.

05-03-2009 18:26:43 | More by atigerlife
More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT


3/5  rDev -5.1%

Appearance - This was a nice, clear brown color with an off-white head that showed little retention.

Smell - The toasted grain is very light at the nose and there's nothing else here to offend.

Taste - The grain has a nice, rich malty character if a bit on the stale side.

Mouthfeel - This is light-bodied with a smooth feel in the cheeks and some delicate carbonation.

Drinkability - This one won't knock your socks off but is good enough to session.

09-23-2010 00:59:51 | More by RoyalT
Photo of lordofthewiens


3.4/5  rDev +7.6%

This is supposed to be a Munich style beer. Maybe so, but I doubt it. Still, it was one of the more enjoyable beers I had on a recent trip to Mexico. It was amber in color with a small head. It had a malty, sweet aroma. A caramel taste with some warmth to it. I thought it had a little substance, and would drink it again.

04-08-2007 23:13:31 | More by lordofthewiens
Photo of HoppySeb


3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

06-09-2014 18:50:40 | More by HoppySeb
Photo of JIMTRK16


3/5  rDev -5.1%

02-26-2014 19:25:15 | More by JIMTRK16
Photo of richkrull


2.75/5  rDev -13%

10-27-2013 13:27:20 | More by richkrull
Photo of Serfigo13

5/5  rDev +58.2%

08-09-2014 06:55:03 | More by Serfigo13
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3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

05-23-2012 17:50:57 | More by hubster712
Photo of mdaschaf


3.03/5  rDev -4.1%

A: Nice amber color, with a one finger head that quickly dissipates to a small ring of bubbles.

S: A nice malty aroma, no discernible hop presence.

T: The taste is also dominated by malt but there is also a slight kick from hops. Leaves a caramel finish.

M/D: Thin bodied with lots of carbonation. A better option than most of the more popular Mexican beers widely available.

10-01-2010 03:40:08 | More by mdaschaf
Photo of tempest


3.2/5  rDev +1.3%

Not a bad mexican beer, but I really have trouble distinguishing this from Modelo's Victoria, a supposed Vienna lager. Whatever, it's not bad and you can drink it on the beach. Overall a so-so lager. The flavor had its ups and downs with a licorice and light dry cocoa flavor. Worth seeking out if in Mexico, otherwise don't bother.

03-21-2007 02:33:44 | More by tempest
Photo of beerluvr

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +23.4%

Pours an ivory head settling over clear medium amber liquid. Sweet malty nose with a hint of caramel. Malty sweetness carries thru on the palate, sort of in the Vienna or Marzen style...sweet, with a light toasted background. Finishes subtly bittersweet as it warms up. Not the worst Mex beer I've drank.

11-15-2004 11:54:37 | More by beerluvr
Photo of PretzelCity


3/5  rDev -5.1%

07-11-2014 07:16:30 | More by PretzelCity
Photo of HalfFull


3.05/5  rDev -3.5%

León pours a dark and clear reddish brown in color, with a thin off-white head. A clear and viscous beer, it reminded me a bit of thin maple syrup, especially after the head headed for the hills.

Sweet caramely malts on the nose and on the tongue. Taste is a bit soda like, a light cream soda, with a thin carbonation letting off too quickly thus exposing the sweetness even more. Rather full in body as a result yielding a decent feel but not helping the drinkability too much.

Overly rich and underly complex compared to a Negra Modelo for example.

02-13-2009 22:50:35 | More by HalfFull
Photo of bonbini26

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

01-13-2012 19:01:59 | More by bonbini26
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

12-23-2011 20:37:32 | More by davidtarantino
Photo of BierFan


3.4/5  rDev +7.6%

Poured from a brown 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Unhazed and dark orange/brown. There was a small head on the beer but it was gone in a flash.

Smell: Skunky with some sweet darker malts.

Taste: Little bit of skunk. Bitter finish. Easily drinkable. Good alternative to Corona if you're ever in Mexico.

03-01-2009 21:40:51 | More by BierFan
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North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

09-04-2013 01:58:42 | More by Beeranator
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2.75/5  rDev -13%

10-31-2013 02:32:23 | More by tommy5
Photo of weeare138


3/5  rDev -5.1%

Purchased and consumed at a bar outside the Tulum ruins.
Appears a transparent light amber with a small, off white head that quickly fades out into a mild cap. Mild spots of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of American 2-row, Crystal, & a touch of Munich and a hint of Chocolate malt. Pretty clean with a faint hint of hops buried in the background.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with a sweet caramel flavor dominating the flavors.
Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied, smooth, gently spiced with hops, and easy drinking.

02-04-2009 20:24:19 | More by weeare138
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Quebec (Canada)

2.53/5  rDev -19.9%

My sister brought this back for me from her trip to Mexico a couple of weeks ago.

Poured from a 325ml. bottle.

Appearance: Reddish-amber body that's a bit (too?) clear with a decent 2 finger head that recedes to a thin layer then to nothing rather quickly.

Smell: Best feature for me. Malt & mild bitterness (hops?) with a underlying coffee presence, not sure.

Taste: Wow, not much here. Some malt, maybe some caramel but extremely subdued. Taste is fleeting. A bit grainy but i'm grasping at straws here due to the lack of flavor. Slight bitterness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Texture is, for lack of a better word, rubbery. Crisp & clean and finishes like water. Kind of flat also.

Drinkability: Not very interesting. Easy & inoffensive really but i feel like i'm drinking alcoholic water with a smidgen of taste.

Overall: Bland and unexciting. It doesn't taste skunked, maybe a bit stale but not sure as the smell was fairly good compared to the rest. Maybe best enjoyed under a tropical sun.

04-18-2009 00:54:28 | More by papat444
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3.18/5  rDev +0.6%

Look: Dark brown color, bare head of foam with white burrs; Smell: Grain, roasted malt and toffee; Taste: Roasted malt, toffee, balanced with resiny hops; Mouthfeel: Refreshing, medium bitterness, high carbonation and medium body; Drinkability: Acceptable in all respects, the junior version of Negra Modelo, but the presentation is very bad.

01-25-2010 20:00:33 | More by roddwolff
Photo of Douberd


2.05/5  rDev -35.1%

ABV 4.5%
can, 355 ml.
It poured a light amber colour with head that disappeared straight away.
Nothing special on the aroma, almost non existent.
Taste, the same. Nothing traceable, nothing distinguishable.
Medium on the body and light carbonation.
This one is like your usual mexican beer with some drops of a colour agent, just to change its colour,nothing else. Really disappointed with this one, I was expecting much more taste.

03-18-2012 06:07:15 | More by Douberd
Photo of BigDRS


2.7/5  rDev -14.6%

Reviewed from notes - had this beer while on vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Poured from a 12 oz can into a glass.

Appearance - Light brown - the first (and only) beer that I found in Puerto Vallarta that wasn't yellow! There's a very small head that dissipates into nothing shortly after the beer is poured.

Smell - There's a bit of malt and maybe a faint smell of toasted grains but that's about it.

Taste - While this beer has more oomph than the other beers I had in Mexico, it's quite tame. There's a slight malt character that comes across throughout each sip, but not much else.

Mouthfeel - Just like water.

Overall - This might be one of the best beers available if you're in Mexico. Visit for the cheap tequila, not the brew.

07-07-2011 03:36:52 | More by BigDRS
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

08-08-2014 00:45:55 | More by richard_stanton
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

08-16-2012 17:02:07 | More by bobojuice
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León from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
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