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

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77
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67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 20.3%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | 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:
Beer added by: tesguino on 08-20-2007

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Photo of Alextricity
3.25/5  rDev -3%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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2/5  rDev -40.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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2/5  rDev -40.3%

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4/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of flagmantho
3.88/5  rDev +15.8%
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.

Photo of DavidPantsSmarty
4/5  rDev +19.4%
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.

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1/5  rDev -70.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of jlindros
3.01/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

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4/5  rDev +19.4%

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4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Pexkool
2.98/5  rDev -11%
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.

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of zeledonia
3.39/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

Bohemia Obscura from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
77 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.