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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
Brewed by:
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tesguino on 08-20-2007)
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eugeniogp

Mexico

1/5  rDev -69.8%

10-10-2012 14:44:58 | More by eugeniogp
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Hellpop65

Kansas

1.5/5  rDev -54.7%

06-08-2014 20:01:27 | More by Hellpop65
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -39.6%

06-07-2013 19:36:22 | More by cfalovo97
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AKNO

Mexico

2/5  rDev -39.6%

05-20-2013 17:27:08 | More by AKNO
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -39.6%

04-20-2014 20:30:22 | More by Dactrius
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jazztoloc

Mexico

2.3/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint from a 325ml bottle.

A: Translucent dark amber, small head and some thin lacing on the glass. Not a bad looking beer.

S: Smell is the greatest turn down in almost all mexican macros. People drink out of the bottle most of the time, but once you pour this beer into a glass, the semi rancid aroma steps up.

T: Light roasted malts, some dry wood and some sweetness. Finishes a little seet.

M: Light body, medium carbonation.

D: As a macro, drinkability is high. This is a little bit more expensive than most of mexican macro beers, and could be the best of them. Very good to pair with spicy mexican food.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2010 04:56:33 | More by jazztoloc
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

05-07-2014 15:38:42 | More by Lehighace06
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Pexkool

Mexico

2.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a reddish brown color with a little white head.

S - Malt, chocolate, barley, wheat, licorice.

T - Metallic taste with roasted malt and wheat. Alcohol and water and kind of a citric tones with bitter aftertaste.

M - High carbonation, crisp and bitter aftertaste. Leaves your mouth and back of your tongue dry and the bitterness makes you want another sip.

Overall, a good beer among all of the popular Mexican beers out there; one of the best but not for much. It's great for a dry and hot weather, like those in a typical Mexican summer. Highly recommended if you come to Mexico and want to taste something different and better than Corona.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 01:22:46 | More by Pexkool
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HoppySeb

Washington

3/5  rDev -9.4%

06-07-2014 18:51:47 | More by HoppySeb
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.4%

05-15-2014 12:43:21 | More by waddellc2
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davidtarantino

Mexico

3/5  rDev -9.4%

12-23-2011 21:29:20 | More by davidtarantino
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Stew4106

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -9.4%

02-01-2012 03:14:07 | More by Stew4106
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BretSikkink

Mexico

3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brown in color with a tanned head. Nothing interesting about the look, and the foam is poor. No lacing from this bottle.

Nose is too clean, with a slight skunkiness. Malts are caramelized but only just faintly. Maybe an herbal tea note. Weak.

Same for the flavor. Malt drives the flavor but there isn't a lot. Toasted notes, some black tea, hint of diacetyl, and carbonation notes. Body is light and overcarbonated, finish is super fast.

Hints of hazelnut and coffee save this from being really bad, but it's not far off. Fortunately it's not cloyingly sweet like some other Cuauhtemoc brews...

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 02:46:56 | More by BretSikkink
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3/5  rDev -9.4%

05-12-2014 03:52:38 | More by Georgiabeer
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.4%

03-11-2014 23:13:45 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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lehueve

Mexico

3/5  rDev -9.4%

11-06-2013 00:34:47 | More by lehueve
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marcotulio

Mexico

3/5  rDev -9.4%

08-22-2013 04:46:32 | More by marcotulio
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.03/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From my trip to Cancun a few months back.

Nice creamy head sticks around for a bit with some nice lacing, clear orange auburn red color.

Nose has a fairly cheap macro lager, but some nice malts, light crystal and fluffy dark malts, light skunk and metallic twinge. Hints of fruit and even toffee malt.

Taste starts with malts, darker malts, caramel, molasses, toffee, etc. then light lager, hint of lager fruit, and some bad lager, macro sweetness, light skunk metallic flavor, light powdered caramel like flavor. Finishes dry, bitter unhappy lager and light skunk, hint of caramel and brown malts. Nougat chocolate creamy taste too.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall interesting but not great, some decent malts but skunked bad lager.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 16:26:22 | More by jlindros
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schmidtn

Michigan

3.03/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice dark beer color: amber. Head lasts only a few momements.

I drink this beer a lot when travelling in Mexico, but have never had it in a wine glass before. This is not recommended. It has the smell of a clean, but wet dog.

Taste is nice and malty, with a light European style hops on my tongue. Nice tasting beer. Better in a regular glass rather than a wine glass.

Lighter, heavy for a Mexican brew, but not as heavy as it appears. A small amount of malt lingers.

A tasty beer best consumed from the bottle or a glass where the aroma does not pool.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2011 02:26:39 | More by schmidtn
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nukem5

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Day 7 in Mexico!
(All beer should be tasted from glassware but down here its hard glass is designed for drinking not smell and taste, 200ml glass.)

A: Nice and dark pour with sadly very little head and lacing!

S: little corn , little malts

T: sweet,malts and corn some hops? but not much.

M: Little bit flat butrich smooth not aggressively carbonated.

D: Very drinkable as all are when temps are over 100 F...lol

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2010 02:56:23 | More by nukem5
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edrachman

New Jersey

3.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked up first day in Playa Del Carmen. it's the Frida Kahlo special edition, but pretty sure that's the label only.

Pours deep reddish amber with little discernible head, but plenty of lacing.

Strong malty smell, almost musty which almost overpowers anything else.

Malt is not as strong on the taste. Drinks surprisingly well with deep flavor, just a bit of generic flavor. Nothing really stands out.

Again, drinks well, both mouthfeel and drinkability are nice and will have a few more in the next few days.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2010 00:54:56 | More by edrachman
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.2/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Although I wouldn't classify it as a Vienna Lager, unlike its Dos Equis sister, it is definitely a dark amber/black and qualifies for the name "Obscura".

Pleasant appearance, but unfortunately a brutal corn syrupy aroma. The higher alcohol content (as compared to most Mexican beers) deepens the flavour profile, which has some maltiness along with the fundamental sweetness and over-riding corn adjuncts. What a shame hops don't seem to have made it south of the border. However there is an underlying slight bitterness to the finish, so this beer is actually growing on me as I finish it...

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2011 02:35:31 | More by hopsolutely
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Xibalba

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-17-2012 21:27:06 | More by Xibalba
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swtchuck

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-17-2014 17:47:28 | More by swtchuck
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Alextricity

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

*300th Review*

A bunch of numbers are on the bottle, but there are a few separate ones that read "11 2013", so I assume that means drink by November. Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: A hazy brown with about a finger of a tan-ish head. The head doesn't last long, and the beer only leaves a slight ring around the glass. Patchy lacing.

Smell: Sweet grains. Traces of some sort of dark fruit like plum or raisin. Doesn't seem to be of the highest quality, but it doesn't smell bad.

Taste: The dark fruit sort sweetness is on the front, and then the rest is some slightly roasted malt to take away from some of that sweetness. There's no real bitterness in this beer, but that malt character does help to keep this from being cloying. On some sips I pick up a faint metallic note, but I'd rather have that over skunkiness any day, which this beer doesn't have. The mouthfeel is pretty thin, with just a little bit of carbonation.

Overall, this beer is just alright. Highly forgettable. The thing that gets me about this beer is the pretentious bottle -- wrapped in foil as if this is a really rare treat. I'd not be opposed to having it again, but it's just too "blah" for me to warrant ever buying it.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 16:49:52 | More by Alextricity
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Bohemia Obscura from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
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