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Nov 6, 2005 05:52 PM

mexican beer

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I discovered a beer in Mexico this week that was really very high quality for a mass produced beer. Victoria Negra, better than any other Mexican beers I have had.

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      1. i was recently in mexico and also had victoria. thought it was great. actually, i had a few mexican beers that were considerably better (imho) than the corona or dos equis we're used to. now if i could just remember the names of any of them...

        1. Years ago in the Yucatan, I fell in love with a dark beer called Leon. It went particularly well with the delicious local food, especially turkey in various sauces. Does any one know if Leon is still around, and where I can get some in France??

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          1. re: Moshulu

            Yes, Leon is still brewed. Unfortunately, I have no clue as to whether it would be available in France.

            1. re: Moshulu

              Yes, Leon Beer is still around and made if I am not mistaken by the Modelo Beer company. It has two or three sister beers as well along the same lines of quality but with flavor and body differances.

              Another excellent beer here in Mexico, known as the "Cream of Beers" is Negro Modelo. It is a full bodied taste without being a "filler upper" as I call some heavier beers that make you feel as full as if you had already eaten dinner.


              1. re: EJ Lonergan

                Can I buy Leon beer in Texas?

                1. re: EJ Lonergan

                  I'm totally with you on Negro Modelo. Love the stuff.

                  1. re: Atomica

                    It's actually Negra Modelo (not Negro). Excellent beer.

                    I have never seen Leon in the US, though I wouldn't be surprised if you could buy it in Texas.

              2. Often Mexican beers are better in Mexico since they are fresher and haven't been warehoused so long.

                I tend to like pilsner style beers, and my favorite Mexicans are Bohemia and Pacifico. Both have nice hops character and some maltiness.

                Your results may differ

                ed (the poster formerly known as e.d.)

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                1. re: Phoo D

                  Tried Negro Modelo in Watsonville, CA a few days back....

                  Compared to fresh brewpub beer, bottled beer don't cut it at all. I can recommend Moylan's in Novato, and Thirsty Bear in San Francisco.

                  Russian River Brewing Co. in Santa Rosa makes usually excellent Belgians. Beer aged in oak casks - there's a brew....