Bohemia Obscura - Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
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2.3/5 rDev -30.5%
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.
02-26-2010 04:56:33 | More by jazztoloc
2.98/5 rDev -10%
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.
02-11-2012 01:22:46 | More by Pexkool
3/5 rDev -9.4%
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...
08-14-2011 02:46:56 | More by BretSikkink
3.03/5 rDev -8.5%
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.
05-22-2012 16:26:22 | More by jlindros
3.03/5 rDev -8.5%
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.
03-08-2011 02:26:39 | More by schmidtn
3.13/5 rDev -5.4%
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
05-10-2010 02:56:23 | More by nukem5
3.18/5 rDev -3.9%
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.
11-28-2010 00:54:56 | More by edrachman
3.2/5 rDev -3.3%
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...
05-06-2011 02:35:31 | More by hopsolutely
Bohemia Obscura from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
77 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.