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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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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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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3/5  rDev -9.4%

05-12-2014 03:52:38 | More by Georgiabeer
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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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jrallen34

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I drank this from the bottle into pint glass in Puerto Vallarta.

The beer is a light amber, more brown thatn head with about 2 fingers of very light tan. The retention was pretty good as well the lacing.

The aroma is light with some malts right on the front, but there is a little skunk to it that doesn't make it very appealing.

The taste is very malty throughout with lots of tea on the front and just sweetness on the end.

Mouthfeel is decent, ok drinkability.

Its decent but nothing I drink in the US, and while on vacation probably wouldn't drink this in the hot sun either.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2009 02:30:32 | More by jrallen34
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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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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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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -39.6%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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

Minnesota

3.43/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another bottle picked up at a local shop in Tulum. Continuing my exploration of Mexican beers, in the hopes that I'll find something I like.

Pours a deep amber with an orange tint. Clear, with one finger of off-white head. Decent retention and lacing.

Smell is quite faint. Toasted malts, a bit of hazelnut, and a touch of coffee. Not bad, but pretty light on the aroma.

Taste is good. Nice malt base, with some light plum flavors, brown sugar, and a mild nutty presence. Finish brings a mild bitterness that lightens it. I like it.

Mouthfeel is okay. Medium-bodied, rather buoyant in the mouth, like it's expanding once it hits my tongue. Medium carbonation that's pretty persistent - mostly big bubbles that bounce on the tongue. Works well for this beer.

A pretty good beer, all things considered. So far, it's the best of the local options I've had. I'll continue exploring other Mexican beers, but I suspect I'll come back to this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 05:02:09 | More by zeledonia
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.4%

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -39.6%

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

Washington

3/5  rDev -9.4%

06-07-2014 18:51:47 | More by HoppySeb
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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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Hellpop65

Kansas

1.5/5  rDev -54.7%

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

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-22-2012 18:19:33 | More by ZachRusk
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lehueve

Mexico

3/5  rDev -9.4%

11-06-2013 00:34:47 | More by lehueve
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Bohemia Obscura from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
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