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León - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 18.87%
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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Photo of hopsolutely
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.

hopsolutely, May 15, 2011
Photo of Danobold
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Danobold, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of BeerResearcher
3.53/5  rDev +11%

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!

BeerResearcher, Mar 13, 2003
Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.03/5  rDev -4.7%

it was nice too see something a little different to drink in cozumel. amber color, clear, with a minimal off-white diminishing head. some light caramel in the nose and taste. doesn't look like an adjunct beer but you can tell by drinking it. not much hop character to speak of. light bodied. frothy mouthfeel.

MrMcGibblets, Feb 01, 2010
Photo of BierFan
3.4/5  rDev +6.9%

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.

BierFan, Mar 01, 2009
Photo of NateMac13
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

NateMac13, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of botham
3.13/5  rDev -1.6%

bottle served at a bar off the Zocalo in Mexico City, Mexico. pours rich amber with a single finger of tan head. poor retention and no lacings.

aroma is of light caramel malts and a bit of lager yeast in the background. little else for the nose. resembles an amber lager in character.

taste is more of the same with a fresh quality and a curiously tasty profile, though it still is nothing of note.

mouthfeel is light bodied with a crisp finish and a pleasant drinkability.

drinkability is good. for an amber lager this is well done to an extent, but nothing to seek out. amber lagers are usually hit or miss, but this falls between the two. worth a shot.

botham, Nov 30, 2009
Photo of kelvarnsen
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

kelvarnsen, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of Stimack
3.68/5  rDev +15.7%

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.

Stimack, Oct 15, 2006
Photo of kodt
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

kodt, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of HoppySeb
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

HoppySeb, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of beerluvr
3.9/5  rDev +22.6%

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.

beerluvr, Nov 15, 2004
Photo of closisinthehouse
3/5  rDev -5.7%

closisinthehouse, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of zbooks
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

zbooks, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of atigerlife
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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.

atigerlife, May 03, 2009
Photo of jmich24
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

jmich24, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of stoutman
3.98/5  rDev +25.2%

Pours a clear almost amber color with a smallish bubbly white head that dissipates quickly and leaves minimal lace. Wow there is something in the aroma here other than corn and hops! Darker malts may actually be present here. Sweet malty aroma gives some hints of caramel, and lightly toasted bread. Taste is malty and a little sweet with hints of caramel and cocoa. Very little if any hops are found in this brew. Light body, heavy level of carbonation, syrupy/watery mouthfeel. One of the better Mexican beers.

stoutman, May 28, 2012
Photo of nukem5
3.85/5  rDev +21.1%

Day 6 Mexico!

A: Nice dark carmel color with the best head retention Ive seen yet here, 1/4" Thich foamy nice clinging to glass.

S: Rich malts blast the nose some other sweet carmelish notes.

T: The best one yet, wish they had this is the US. Malty rich tiny bubbles washing the palate.

M: Light and refreshing, much better than a Corona.

D: Very much so if you are in Mexico get some Leon.

nukem5, May 09, 2010
Photo of pavpav12
3/5  rDev -5.7%

pavpav12, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of PretzelCity
3/5  rDev -5.7%

PretzelCity, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of Douberd
2.05/5  rDev -35.5%

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.

Douberd, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of JIMTRK16
3/5  rDev -5.7%

JIMTRK16, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of NeverSettle
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

NeverSettle, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of ZachRusk
3/5  rDev -5.7%

ZachRusk, Jul 22, 2012
León from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
74 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.