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

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192 Ratings
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 18.26%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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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beerpadawan

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-25-2012 19:26:24 | More by beerpadawan
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BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Beer pours a deep copper color with a modest cap of foam that dissipated quickly. Sweet grain and tobacco in the aroma. More sweetness on the palate, too much. Some bready notes mix it up until the beer moves into a vacant center and finishes with a touch of bitterness and metallic twang.

Not the best bock out there, but not bad for south of a south of the border bock.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 03:14:43 | More by BeardedBoffin
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-13-2014 02:09:21 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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WildMaverick1200

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

It's that time of the year again, and we get this beer again. If I didn't give it a shot, then i'd have to wait another year....

Sexy looks, brown mahogany with an off white foam that sticks around for a while.

Smells a nice balance of malts and hops, but nothing special..

Taste is the same, some sweetness and perfectly balanced. Yet again, not quite special though. Somewhat astringent aftertaste.

Very bubbly, lots of carbonation.

It's not a big deal, but it's very damn enjoyable, and considering it comes from a macro (with macro pricing)...it's actually good. For less than $10usd a 12-box.... there's no room for complaints.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2009 23:07:01 | More by WildMaverick1200
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Lob

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

03-12-2012 14:22:39 | More by Lob
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Choch

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-29-2013 23:47:04 | More by Choch
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Jvcshad


3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

12-09-2012 02:24:51 | More by Jvcshad
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Kirian

Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

06-28-2013 02:38:07 | More by Kirian
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Lgarciaosuna

Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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

Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-22-2013 04:51:59 | More by marcotulio
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Kingcurio

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

05-21-2013 02:10:09 | More by Kingcurio
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Melchizedek

Texas

3.3/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got a bottle of this shipped to me by dear (now dearer!) friends in Mexico City.

Pours a darkish brown, slightly bronze, with a rapidly dissipating, bubbly head (though I'm drinking from a glass that's been washed in very hard Berlin water, so I assume no beer is going to perform like it should, head-wise). Streaming, constant carbonation gives it a nice appearance.

Smells really quite nice, with a distinct bit of yeast, tea-like hop, and honey-cake malt sweetness - much more interesting than your average Mexican lager.

In the mouth, medium-light, softened by carbonation - easy-drinking. Balance in the flavor is nice enough, though it leans a bit to the sweeter, breadier side of things. A light and slightly citric, apple-skin bitterness is in there too, especially in the dry finish. Caramel and toffee in the woody aftertaste.

Not life-changing, but I'd certainly not turn it down. A solid amber brew, if not a true bock.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2008 20:40:03 | More by Melchizedek
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Finishing my night with this beer. How appropriate, no? It pours a clear sunrise garnet topped by a finger of dirty off-white foam. The nose comprises light roasted malts, light cocoa powder, graham crackers, and biscuits. The taste holds notes of caramel, light mandarin orange syrup, honey-dripped biscuits, and very light chocolate powder. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation, a mostly smooth feel, and a fairly dry finish. Overall, not a spectacular brew by any stretch, but a very drinkable, generally enjoyable one. Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 05:24:42 | More by TMoney2591
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DavidST

Texas

3.3/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, 2011 edition. This pours a brownish color with a short lived white head. The smells are light, some malts, caramel and toffee. The feel is medium to light. Taste is similar to smell light toffee malts, a little bitterness and carbonation at the end.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 04:50:00 | More by DavidST
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srandycarter

California

3.3/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Friend gave me on to try. Thanks Jay!

A -Light pekoe tea color, small ring style head. Not much lace, but present.

S - Very disappointing. Adjunct. Stale.

T - Ok. Light malt, nothing really special. Easy to drink.

M - Light bodied, good carb, fine finish.

D - Serve cold with lots of spicy Mex food!

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 05:09:38 | More by srandycarter
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beergoot

Colorado

3.3/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice dark, copper-red color and sports a thick, sticky head. Fair malt scent; bright and musty. Decent if unspectacular malt flavor; some caramel; slightly bitter. Clean, dry finish, medium-light body.

A reasonably drinkable, flavorful bock beer. Nothing out of the ordinary but worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 02:13:59 | More by beergoot
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dragonWhale

New York

3.3/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Who are you? I must find out. A Mexican Christmas bock? Let's give it a shot. Clear red, some lacing and decent low carbonation. Nice noble hop aroma with some sweet and lightly toasted malt. Tastes nice, good balance between the malts and the noble hops, there is a little bit of mid-palate cardboard that fades quickly but is a noticeable flaw.
Overall, pretty good stuff and a nice little surprise.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2010 05:33:44 | More by dragonWhale
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a typical looking reddish brown color with a thin cream colored head on top. The head fades and doesn't leave too much on the glass. The smell of the beer had some dark malt aromas with a light element of spice in there. The taste was pretty decent actually. I enjoyed the beers hint of holiday flavor it had. The mouthfeel was drinkable and well carbonated. Overall this brew wasn't too bad.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 04:44:45 | More by Knapp85
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HalfFull

California

3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass from a 12 oz. bottle. New 2011 edition of this holiday brew. Pours a deep amber with a hint of copper, quite clear and with a half inch of tan foam. Retention is a bit brief, surrendering to a light cap in a few minutes.

Nose is clean though a bit thin. Touch of ruddy caramel, perhaps a bit of carob and a hint of roast. No real hop aroma but that's just as well given the light malt delivery. Taste is smooth and light, finishing with a lingering yet thin caramel. Roast appears briefly after the swallow along with a bit of spice. Overall certainly lighter in body than I anticipated but quite drinkable and with enough complexity to keep things interesting. Light caramel sweetness and spiciness on the finish with some hops emerging with warming.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 01:31:32 | More by HalfFull
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tito42

Missouri

3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
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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DesMoinesMike

Iowa

3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this one at a party, thanks Andy. It almost made up for the crappy movie you made us sit through

The aroma is rather light for a bock, it's malty with a hint of brown sugar. The taste thankfully has more to it, bits of caramel and cinnamon and brown sugar. The body is light for a bock but it's smooth enough. I'd have it again and is probably the best Mexican beer I've had.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2011 15:25:58 | More by DesMoinesMike
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

It pours a medium brown with a light tan, good lacing and retention.

The aroma is lots of spice with caramal.

The taste is light overall, not what you would think. Mouthfeel is ok, drinkability is ok.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2009 22:58:35 | More by jrallen34
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.39/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

One of the better mexican brews. Pours a deep auburn to caramel, minimal head, off white with little lace or retention. Aroma had cinammon and/or nutmeg, fit the season

Taste, not much for hops or carbonation, but was a smooth malt beer to make up for it, wouldn't call it a malt bomb by any means, but it is a nice alternative to really heavy winter ales. Caramel carries this beer. Wish it was a little more price friendly, but there is no denying it is up there with Negra Modelo in terms of quality.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2010 00:53:16 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2003 Vintage.

This dunkel lager poured a clear, iced-tea brown color with tan, creamy foam that settled. The smell was malty with a hint of biscuit. The taste was malty with some biscuit and a very light sweetness overall. There was a touch of caramel with a light hop bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel was smooth and creamy with medium body and low carbonation feel. This was a decent lager. Thanks to Borrachito for this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2004 21:38:27 | More by UncleJimbo
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JMad

Texas

3.45/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

the beer pours a dark brown color with red tints, the head was off white and reduced to a filmy layer.

It smells of caramel and spice with a slight metallic scent, the aroma is pretty good. It tastes similaar but with mre metallic flavor, I also tasted more caramel and some light grassy hops. The beer has a light feel with plenty of carbonation and a slightly dry-lingering finish.

I was very impressed with this beer, mostly because the store by my house sells it for $3.99 a six-pack.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 22:13:57 | More by JMad
Noche Buena from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
77 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.