León | Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

LeónLeón
BA SCORE
3.15/5
124 Ratings
LeónLeón
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Mexico
gmodelo.mx

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 02-02-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,031
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
124
pDev:
18.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
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1.5/5  rDev -52.4%

Photo of GarrettB
1.57/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

November 1st, 2013 - The international tour continues, and all beers, regardless of origin or merit will receive a at least a token sip. This time it's the Leon Negra, an odorless and almost flavorless carbonated malt liquor. There's a slight touch of raucchbier smokiness, but very little, and nothing else there to bolster it. It is a palate cleaner, maybe, closer to mineral water than beer. And even given the weather, it's not enough to feel quenched or refreshed. It just is - existing, absent of feeling or character.

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Photo of beerpadawan
1.75/5  rDev -44.4%

Photo of woscar
2/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of GClarkage
2.03/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 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.

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Photo of Douberd
2.06/5  rDev -34.6%
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.

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Photo of kell50
2.07/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of beertastegood
2.16/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

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2.25/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of FLima
2.33/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Copper color with a thick head with medium retention.
Mild Aroma with notes of corn and malt sweetness. Faint hints of chocolate.
Flavor with predominant notes of caramels, corn adjunct and slightly toasted malts. Slow medium dry aftertaste with low bitterness.
Watery body with excessive carbonation.
Overly bland beer, I will pass. No point.

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Photo of bonbini26
2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Beeranator
2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of cryptichead
2.5/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Watery and flat. More of an ordinary American adjunct lager than anything else.

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Photo of Dubbercody
2.5/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of papat444
2.59/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of BigDRS
2.68/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
2.71/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of hopsolutely
2.71/5  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.

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Photo of JohnBender
2.73/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
2.74/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of deereless
2.74/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of richkrull
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of tommy5
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Xibalba
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

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