León - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
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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
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
3.43/5 rDev +8.5%
It pours a copper-to-brown-reddish color with no head.
Served very cold, it is a refreshing beer, often offered at places with food from Yucatan (mayan).
It has a good drinkability, fair carbonization, a little bitter, and at the end it feels dry.
Like Montejo, try it with some Cochinita and Frijoles con Puerco.
01-15-2007 18:08:41 | More by moonman00
3.68/5 rDev +16.5%
The Leon pours to a brown/rust color with some red highlights. Has a small to medium head that breaks down quite rapidly leaving some lacing down the side of the glass but not much, thin wisps. Has a nice aroma to it, probably the nicest smelling Mexican brew I have had to date, has a nice malt scent with no real hop aroma. Malt dominates the taste, with a very rich malt flavor that might be accentuated by the warm weather. Can notice a little hop taste along with the carbonation, which gives it a slight bite at most. Also notice a slight metallic taste, but it is hard to pick up. Overall this is my favorite Mexican brew that I have had, has some character which made it feel like you where not drinking carbonated water and was still light enough to drink while in the warm weather. I have not seen this back home but will have to see if I can track it down while at out local Mexican restaurants.
10-15-2006 13:26:34 | More by Stimack
3.48/5 rDev +10.1%
Leon pours a nice copper dark color; nice head and nice lacing throughout the drink; Smell of malts and hops, maybe fruity aroma; Taste is of roasted malts and caramel; Nice carbonation, Refreshing and very drinkable brew.
I recommend this mexican beer.
10-07-2006 02:32:18 | More by fido
3.3/5 rDev +4.4%
I took a bottle of this home with me from my vacation in Mexico. Its in the typical slender 325 ml Mexican beer bottle with a silk screened label.
It pours a clear copper color with no head retention and zero lacing. The aroma is of rye bread, cotton candy and tobacco. The taste is quite sweet with a slight astringency. Caramel apples and hop bitterness become apparent in the finish. The mouthfeel is syrupy but light with rather light carbonation.
This is an OK dark lager, but a little on the sweet side for me. Negra Modelo is a far more balanced Mexican dark lager.
01-10-2006 02:04:18 | More by CAMRAhardliner
4.1/5 rDev +29.7%
a full bodied beer , munich dunkel lager style, its beer style in this site is wrong, is not a marzen oktoberfest; special beer for a southeastern mexican food, like a cochinita pibil, motulenian eggs, papadzules, etc; its appearance in light dark made this beer one of my favorites from Grupo Modelo; drinkability is over the average, try with german cuisine; 95% recommended.
10-17-2005 16:36:56 | More by tesguino
4.38/5 rDev +38.6%
Probably one of my best beers here. The lager is in, but with a different taste. Montejo and Leon are brewed in another state of Mexico, that makes them different, and without any doubt, the original owners were a little more interested in fine beers.
09-14-2005 15:59:16 | More by nekronos
2.15/5 rDev -32%
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
3.85/5 rDev +21.8%
Well, things do change. That or my memories are not up to reality.
I used to drink this beer some 25 years ago, at least for a brief time.
I clearly remember a darker and unfiltered beer.
Pours an amber-reddish liquid, with no head and a bit of lacing.
Smells of adjuncts go to your nose, and almost nothing else.
Taste has a little bitterness, some hops and, I have to admit, it's a refreshing concoction.
Mouthfeel is stingy due to some carbonation, and has a dry finish and aftertaste.
I can have some more, especially with some spicy and hot Yucatán food.
05-27-2005 17:17:07 | More by Pepeton
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
2.03/5 rDev -35.8%
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
3.25/5 rDev +2.8%
From notes. Drank in Mexico on vacation.
Pours a dark amber. It has a caramel hue when held to the light. A decent head that quickly disappears. Okay lacing. Sadly the scents are weak. Some malt and sweet molasses. No detectable hops at all. No balance.
Flavors are pretty good. They are straining to assert themselves but they are there. Sweet malt and a hint of chocolate. I mean a hint! A dry caramel for the finish. Not much for hops or balance but the flavors that are there are quite refreshing.
One to drink on a hot Mexican day on the Riviera Maya. The mouthfeel is somewhat weak. A bit thin. These drink too easily. Could be a bolder beer.
All in all not a bad drink. It just could be more assertive.
11-04-2003 07:51:07 | More by Rumrunner
2.98/5 rDev -5.7%
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
3.53/5 rDev +11.7%
This Mexican "Munich Style" Lager really is reminiscent of the Vienna Style. The rich amber color is a pleasant sight. The malty body is smooth and rounded. Could use more hops and the aroma is on the mild side. IMHO, this Leon the best Mexican beer available, including Negra Modela. A well crafted satisfying brew!
03-13-2003 09:31:31 | More by BeerResearcher
León from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
74 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.