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Bohemia Obscura - Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.

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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 21.15%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: tesguino on 08-20-2007)
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roddwolff

Mexico

4.95/5  rDev +49.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Certainly the best beer from Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma, i know it as the caramel beer.

A: Dark amber color, small head of foam that contrasts with thier blackness, acceptable lacing;

S: Malt with notes of toffee and biscuit;

T: Sweet malt, with notes of nuts and chocolate;

M: Refreshing, high bitterness, medium body and high carbonation;

D: Is true that is uncomparable.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2009 03:16:57 | More by roddwolff
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ncm45

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +36%

08-19-2012 23:55:58 | More by ncm45
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fido

Mexico

4.22/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bohemia oscura pours a nice copper dark color; nice head and nice lacing; Smell of malts and maybe fruity aroma; Taste is of roasted malts and caramel; Nice carbonation, Refreshing and very,very drinkable brew.

I recommend this mexican beer.

¡Salud!

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2007 01:50:48 | More by fido
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WildMaverick1200

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I just came back from Acapulco....and you might picture skunky beers as you picture myself lying on the beach at an insane 35ºC / 96.8ºF. Well....it doesn't have to be like that!

Poured the trademark Vienna copper color, with a bit more color depth than the average Viennas. Nice almost 1 inch head with a short life and, leaves a bit of lacing.

Smell was cool. Malt sweetness and notable hop scents make their way into your nose. It's not the best smelling ever....but it's the best thing I've ever smelled on a beach!!

The taste is awesome. Smooth sweetness, a very small hint of lemon and nuts going around. Hops are smooth and perfectly matched to the malts. Unlike Negra Modelo, it doesn't leave that unpleasant veggie aftertaste.

It's a light bodied beer but not that "bad" light. It's a perfect compliment for hot weather. The carbonation is right on the perfect spot.

Maybe it was the hot weather...but I really felt like drinking that 6 pack in an instant. Really, it's extremely drinkable.

Perfect choice. Screw overpriced coronas at the Mexican shores. Get a 6 pack from the local Wal Mart for $60 mxn...you save money and get 6 delicious beers. This beats easily most other Cuahtemoc beers and Modelo beers. Remember, this is not the regular Bohemia, this one is Bohemia Oscura and has a silver seal on top instead of gold. Very recommended!

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2009 01:22:42 | More by WildMaverick1200
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Pepeton

Mexico

4.05/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This sure was a surprise.

It was not very long that I was talking with some friends about the sorry aspect of the Mexican beer scene, both macro and micro.

Now I find a new macro, and it's actually good.

Pours a dark amber, with an almos half inch (1 cm) tan bubbly head, with no lacing.

Smell is of lightly roasted malts, some yeast in the background.

Taste is crisp, as a lager should be; malty, really malty.

Mouthfeel is round, prone to the bitter side. Actually, this one and Casta Oscura have to be México's most bitter beers. Not a hop monster, really, but a nice afternoon beer when the thermometer was way over upper 90's most of the day.

Drinkability is high, but with a lot of care since a 5.5% ABV has to be taken seriously in my weather. I guess Cuauhtémoc-Moctezuma has a winner here.

¡Salud!

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2007 22:53:26 | More by Pepeton
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javiernano

California

4/5  rDev +20.8%

03-06-2012 07:43:40 | More by javiernano
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DavidPantsSmarty


4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the prize winner of the Bohemia family in my opinion. It goes down smooth for a 5.5% and leaves your palette clean and ready for more. With its overtones of both caramel and toasted nuts, it combines well with its floral and slight metallic taste. If you enjoy a quality 'indio' (a darkish mexican beer) you need look no further. It has a very sweet scent, but its overall finish is very dry and flavorsome. Anyone whom has experienced their fair share of typical mexican beers knows that this is something that is often lacking. Though this is no craft beer, it hones craft beer elements and can be found in most drinking establishments at a slightly higher price than the usual suspects. I first encountered Bohemia Obscura at La Opera bar in Mexico City and it quickly became my go to beer after a long day. It's taste is far more augmented than the usual suspects over at the 15 peso bars that cloud up high volume areas like centro and zona rosa. Overall, when in Mexico, this is the perfect beer to drink when you are not lazing in the sun on the beach.
A quick observation: i have been told by a friend that Bohemia uses artificial colors and additives in it brewing process and that it will give you rather nasty hangover. Though i can advocate the former to be false nor true, i can say that i have yet to experience any kind of hangover from Bohemia Obscura, even at times drinking more than a dozen in one evening.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 21:24:11 | More by DavidPantsSmarty
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vr6corrado

California

4/5  rDev +20.8%

02-16-2012 17:00:33 | More by vr6corrado
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jgarvis

Illinois

4/5  rDev +20.8%

04-09-2013 15:41:07 | More by jgarvis
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Nerudamann

Oregon

4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Pilsener glass.

Look - dark copper color/deep amber color, clear, with about a finger and a half of off-white colored foam that dissipates slowly.

Smell - a little malty smelling, sweet, and maybe a little bit of a nut type of smell.

Taste and Mouthfeel - it has a bit of a roasted or smoked quality. It actually tastes a lot like some of the beers that I had in Bavaria, but much darker "tasting". Basically more filling. The texture itself is very well-balanced though. A little bit of a bitter aftertaste.

Overall - not a very perplexing beer to taste, but still interesting and good.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2011 03:15:50 | More by Nerudamann
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flagmantho

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a straight-sided glass.

Appearance: rich amber hue with a clear body and moderate effervescence. Head poured two fingers of frothy ivory foam with decent retention.

Smell: malty aroma with a bit of caramel and a big of bready/biscuity flavor. Not my favorite, but decent and pretty clean.

Taste: malty with a fair bit of caramel and a tiny hint of chocolate. The bready and biscuity character from the aroma is much more subdued here. More of a dark lager than a Vienna lager, I'd say, but overall quite tasty indeed.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a good level of carbonation and a surprising creaminess. I like it.

Overall: this is a tasty and drinkable lager, and while it may not be quite stylistically accurate, I quite like it. Would definitely have again.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 16:43:09 | More by flagmantho
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HalfFull

California

3.88/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle up to the green tinged rim of a traditional Mexican hand shaped glass. This 'Bohemia Obscura', or 'dark' beer easily won Best of Show for my trip to what I otherwise expected to be a beer wasteland in Puerto Vallarta.

Beer pours a deep copper amber with a half inch of light bubbly off-white head. Retention and lacing are present but thin. Smells of lightly sweet caramel malts with a bit of woody hops.

Tastes of smooth malts with nutty caramel and lingering coffee undertones. Feel is quite nice. The light coffee sticks around in the finish and is met with some malts for a balanced close. Not very sweet and light on the tongue with just the right amount of carbonation. Easy drinking. Dark and reasonably complex yet smooth, making it well suited for the typical weather of its homeland.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2008 19:34:58 | More by HalfFull
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AdrianMendez

Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

11-14-2012 16:19:58 | More by AdrianMendez
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hubster712

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

05-23-2012 17:53:16 | More by hubster712
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USChuy


3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

06-15-2012 07:10:06 | More by USChuy
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EOC

Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

06-12-2013 20:52:34 | More by EOC
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RayoXI


3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

07-24-2014 04:39:35 | More by RayoXI
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tesguino

Mexico

3.65/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A new beer from CCM, deepy red color almost like copper;

same graphics like its twin bohemia; new bottle; in general is a beer like casta premium or conmemmorativa 2006; i try with some seafood and bluecheese dip;

served on a pilsner glass; boiled hops and a malty aftertaste; round and large mouthfeel; good beer;

85% recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2007 13:08:55 | More by tesguino
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into the tallest glass in the condo

A: Pours a dark amber color with a one finger head which is off white with a lot of small bubbles. There is a little bit of lacing, which is better than I can say for most Mexican beers.

S: I get a lot of malt on the nose, a little bit of biscuityness.

T: A lot of malt on the taste as well, there is a hint of lemon and a faint nutty flavor.

M/D: Goes down very smooth, extremely drinkable. More complex than most Mexican beers, probably my favorite, but a little harder to find in stores than most in Mexico. If it is available, its what I am drinking.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2010 01:52:49 | More by mdaschaf
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FreshHawk

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-03-2013 01:41:20 | More by FreshHawk
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jmich24

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

01-16-2014 23:43:38 | More by jmich24
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cherche

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

12-20-2013 22:54:54 | More by cherche
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jaimenavarrog

Mexico

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

02-11-2013 21:52:44 | More by jaimenavarrog
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Danobold

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-22-2012 03:11:13 | More by Danobold
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Choch

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-29-2013 23:47:42 | More by Choch
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Bohemia Obscura from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
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