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León | Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 02-02-2003

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Reviews: 53 | Ratings: 117
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Photo of botham
3.08/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Photo of RoyalT
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of HoppySeb
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of JIMTRK16
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of richkrull
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Serfigo13
5/5  rDev +57.2%

Photo of hubster712
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of tempest
3.2/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of beerluvr
3.88/5  rDev +22%
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.

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Photo of PretzelCity
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of HalfFull
3.05/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of wilsonbaron
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of bonbini26
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of davidtarantino
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of BierFan
3.37/5  rDev +6%
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.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is another dark beer I had in Mexico. This like dark modelo, is so much better than corona. This has some sweetness from dark malt, caramel and toffee notes too.

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Photo of Beeranator
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of tommy5
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of metter98
3.16/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle at Sabor a Puebla, Puebla, Mexico

A: The beer is crystal clear dark amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that quickly died died down, leaving a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of dark malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of malt extracts and dark malts. There is a very light amount of bitterness, and the hops mostly serve to mask any malty sweetness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and would pair well with food.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atigerlife
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Photo of weeare138
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of tankard666
5/5  rDev +57.2%

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León from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
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