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León - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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74
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88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 17.52%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. visit their website
Mexico

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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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

03-11-2014 23:17:12 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

2.7/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

05-15-2011 22:08:46 | More by hopsolutely
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Danobold

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

08-23-2012 20:36:35 | More by Danobold
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BeerResearcher

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2003 09:31:31 | More by BeerResearcher
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2010 23:32:41 | More by MrMcGibblets
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BierFan

Michigan

3.4/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2009 02:19:34 | More by botham
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kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

01-25-2012 13:50:03 | More by kelvarnsen
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NateMac13

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

09-23-2013 20:39:12 | More by NateMac13
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Stimack

New York

3.68/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2006 13:26:34 | More by Stimack
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beerluvr

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2004 11:54:37 | More by beerluvr
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closisinthehouse

Florida

3/5  rDev -4.5%

07-29-2012 03:43:44 | More by closisinthehouse
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kodt

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

07-30-2013 18:33:45 | More by kodt
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HoppySeb

Washington

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

06-09-2014 18:50:40 | More by HoppySeb
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zbooks

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

06-17-2012 05:06:15 | More by zbooks
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atigerlife

Hawaii

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2009 18:26:43 | More by atigerlife
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jmich24

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

01-23-2014 04:39:59 | More by jmich24
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stoutman

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 14:20:16 | More by stoutman
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nukem5

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2010 00:02:14 | More by nukem5
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -4.5%

12-04-2011 01:32:11 | More by pavpav12
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Douberd

Netherlands

2.05/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: can

03-18-2012 06:07:15 | More by Douberd
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

3/5  rDev -4.5%

02-26-2014 19:25:15 | More by JIMTRK16
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NeverSettle

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

07-12-2012 01:36:19 | More by NeverSettle
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ZachRusk

Ohio

3/5  rDev -4.5%

07-22-2012 18:28:09 | More by ZachRusk
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Beeranator

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

09-04-2013 01:58:42 | More by Beeranator
León from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
74 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.