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Noche Buena - Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.

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185 Ratings
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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 18.32%


Brewed by:
Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
Bock |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 12-28-2002)
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Reviews by tito42:
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tito42

Missouri

3.38/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown bottle with gold foil seal into a Boulevard Smokestack tulip. No freshness date on bottle but reviewed same day of purchase from a warehouse club sampler case. 2010 Limited Edition (Edicion Limitada, actually)

A: Rich mahogany with a nice cocoa head. Good head retention and nice lacing.

S: Toasted malts, earthy hops, a touch of cocoa.

T: Rich, lightly toasted malts and earth hops. Actually hoppy to the point that it almost outweighs the malt, which was not expected. Caramel notes.

M: Medium-light bodied with decent malt creaminess. More hops dryness than I expect from the style.

O: An above average bock and easily my favorite Mexican beer to date (haven't yet tried Bohemia). Definitely worth it if you're a wholesale club member and you can get the Dos Equis holiday sampler on the cheap.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2011 03:17:46 | More by tito42
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Lgarciaosuna

Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

04-11-2014 17:46:56 | More by Lgarciaosuna
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Offa

California

3.86/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a good, solid bock-type lager, quite enjoyable with pizza.

Brown copper, it has a big pale tan head slowly shrinking.

Aroma caramelised barley, caramelised bread crust, yeast, pine crust, woody herb, hint sulphur.

Taste is nice, sweet toffee, caremlised bread, hint of wine up front, drier toasty finish, light leafy-woody finish. It has a bit of a basic, mass-produced quality but it is very good, full-bodied in character and very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 23:50:12 | More by Offa
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Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

01-13-2014 02:09:21 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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Texas

3/5  rDev -9.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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2/5  rDev -39.9%

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Mexico

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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Kansas

3/5  rDev -9.9%

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woscar

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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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mactrail

California

2.61/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I think this is just an adjunct lager with a little caramel coloring. If this is rated as a bock, it's pretty much at the bottom of the barrel. Back in the 1970s, we used to be happy to see this stuff around the holidays. It was dark, which made it special. But I also think that back in the day Noche Buena had a sweeter, slightly richer caramel taste.

This just tastes faintly of caramel malt and surprisingly bitter. Maybe with the price of hops the less-particular of the industrial brewers are using some rock bottom variety that gives a little bitter zing without breaking the budget.

The mouthfeel is quite spritzy and tastes like club soda. Dark amber color in the glass. The typical wet cardboard smell. From the bottle into a plastic cup at the neighborhood street celebration. At least I still have my memories.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 05:33:56 | More by mactrail
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.9%

10-02-2013 19:58:50 | More by MrBallz
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Jame515

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

09-27-2013 03:24:23 | More by Jame515
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Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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Texas

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Mexico

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Noche Buena from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
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