León - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
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2.03/5 rDev -36.2%
Consumed in October 2004 in Cancun, Mexico from a bottle. Pours a light amber-copper color, kinda like a weak iced tea color. Smells of bad cough syrup and tastes pretty much the same way. Maybe a bitter hop or two. Watery like the rest. Decent carbonation, maybe a tinge of sweetness, but really dry at the end. A bad name and a bad beer IMO.
10-19-2004 16:23:49 | More by GClarkage
2.05/5 rDev -35.5%
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
2.15/5 rDev -32.4%
Pours a brilliantly clear amber/copper color with a smallish head that dissipates very quickly. Smells of musty, grassy hops (Saaz anyone?), very slight Munich malt aroma and that odd corn-like smell that adjunct beers tend to have.
Taste: The German malts are evident, but only in relation to other Mexican lagers. The hops are most definitely Saaz and dominate the beer with their distinctive flavor - which is not really that outstanding, IMO.
Mouthfeel: High carbonation, as expected, and a thin body make this beer mediocre at best.
Drinkability: I could drink many of these, but I probably wouldn't want to.
Much better than the standard Mexican fare, but still a disappointing beer and a disgrace to the Octoberfest style.
09-07-2005 02:08:32 | More by beertastegood
2.5/5 rDev -21.4%
Can, found this while on vacation in Mexico at one of the major grocery outlets.
Amber, just darker than fat tire. Very effervescent in mouth, slightly malty with almost no bitterness. Finishes off with a non-lasting slightly sweet flavor.
Easy to drink, super light mouthfeel. For beer found in Mexico, it's not bad.
02-01-2009 17:28:53 | More by Dubbercody
2.53/5 rDev -20.4%
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
2.7/5 rDev -15.1%
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
2.7/5 rDev -15.1%
A "Munich Dunkel Lager" that ignores the most important points of the 1516 deutsche Rheinheitsgebot? Personally I'd call it a dark "adjunct lager", because the corn is omnipresent in both aroma and taste.
Beautiful dark amber colour, but hopes for roasted malts or caramelized tones dashed at first sip. No aroma to speak of and very limited flavour profile. Decent carbonation and mouthfeel, but lacking the "silkiness" of the best German dunkels.
Overall a decent adjunct lager - certainly not the worst in Mexico - but does not compare favourably to other beers of the "Munich Dunkel Lager" or Kellerbier style.
05-15-2011 22:08:46 | More by hopsolutely
2.8/5 rDev -11.9%
Clear copper color, white head, with mediums sized bubbles. Lots of carbonation in the pint glass
I can't place the aroma, seems earthy. Not the most pleasant smell. I don't note much for aroma hops
Taste is malty, fairly light in taste, small bittering finish.
Fizzy. Not a great version of a Munich style beer.
My second beer I drank from the bottle, rather than a glass, and the experience was more pleasant.
03-25-2011 00:16:46 | More by schmidtn
2.88/5 rDev -9.4%
The final unique brew I tried while in Mexico.
A - Pours a golden amber colour, finger of head which quickly receds and leaves no lacing.
S - Mild, yet again, hints of burnt sugar, caramel dominates over sweet corn notes.
T - Taste is mild, dominated by the burnt sugar and caramel notes, though still competing with the sweet corn notes. Hints of grassy hops, but again rather mild given the style.
M - Medium bodied, smooth and a touch of dryness on the finish.
O - Overall a bit of a disappointment, as I was expecting something a bit more flavourful given the strong recommendation by our server. Nonetheless, a drinkable ale and good for a hot summer day.
02-28-2012 03:58:30 | More by andrenaline
2.9/5 rDev -8.8%
A: a good copper in color, reddish tints, a light tan head, lots of carb, completely traslucent, very clear
S: corn and butter, some sweetnes and caramel
T: some sweet notes, crispy on tongue, a very tiny toast flavour, there is no end at all, is a very simple beer on the style
07-17-2011 19:03:40 | More by treque
2.95/5 rDev -7.2%
This beer was OK. It was very drinkable but not great. Something called Negra I was expecting a fuller taste. Other than my expectations, it was very smooth, and would be good for a casual drinker. It was very similar to Corona, but a little more malty.
08-09-2012 20:59:06 | More by klmcmachen
2.95/5 rDev -7.2%
Poured from a 1.2 liter bottle into a 30 oz. glass mug.
A: Dark caramel color, with a bubbly head that dissipates very quickly, leaving no lacing.
S: Smells like a stereotypical adjunct lager. I instantly think of Budweiser when smelling this beer.
T: A very slightly roasted flavor with a certain metallic and bitter aftertaste.
M: Light bodied, low to medium carbonation, fairly smooth.
D: This beer is an interesting one for me. The color and the aroma don't match up too well. I was expecting more of a roasty aroma. This beer is very drinkable, especially at 4.5% ABV. Luckily, this beer was a gift from a buddy of mine who visited Cancun. Overall, a decent beer that will push me to try more dunkel lagers...
04-16-2011 11:26:13 | More by krazyboi
2.98/5 rDev -6.3%
This was the "dark" beer at the all inclusive at Playa Del Carmin. I drank plenty of them. Some were VERY good and rivaled Negra Modela. Others were VERY bad. The good ones were dark amber with a fairly good off white head. The aroma was very mild but I could detect some malt. The taste was of malt and the moutfeel was moderate. These were nice drinking at the cabana on the beach watching topless sunbathers. The bad ones had a off, sour smell and a taste to match. After a couple of these, I would give up beer for a few hours and was forced to drink taquilla and watch the topless sunbathers.
03-18-2003 17:59:15 | More by LarryKemp
3/5 rDev -5.7%
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
León from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
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