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

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BA SCORE
77
okay

194 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 17.96%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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Ratings: 194 | Reviews: 85 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of ChaseTheAce
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

ChaseTheAce, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of OgreSanchez
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

OgreSanchez, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of hunteraw
3.7/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Very well presented bottle, great seasonal appeal, although it's a shame that the cap underneath the foil is blank. Looks like carbonated iced tea in the glass, very pretty. Appealing appearance and aroma. Aroma is mostly malt, a hint of hops tucked away in the back. A touch of sweetness, resolving to a mild hops finish. Maybe a little too much carbonation... I feel like some flavors might be being hidden by the bubbles. Not a whole lot of depth in the flavor department, but nothing to complain about either. Crisp finish, very drinkable. Probably the best Mexican macro out there.

hunteraw, Mar 01, 2006
Photo of Marco_Gtz
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Marco_Gtz, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of DavidST
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.

DavidST, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Pog-Mo-Thoin, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of JMad
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.

JMad, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of KickbacksSteve
2.3/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle poured into Efes tulip. 2011 vintage. Pour seems quite still. Zero lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel crossed with overripe banana. Mouthfeel is thin and taste is not offensive but really nothing exciting. Reminds me of a stale Yuengling more than a bock. Like a flat amber instead of a bock. Easy to drink, just not enjoyable.

KickbacksSteve, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of twowheelssoar
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

twowheelssoar, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of TheMarkE
3/5  rDev -10.2%

TheMarkE, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of bh123
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

bh123, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of PEBKAC
1.85/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

"Estilo Bock" 2010 edition

This beer was thrown into the communal ice bucket during New Years, where it lingered & subsequently became property of the operator of the establishment... me. :D

A sticky glob of parchment-colored Cool Whip floats a top my Ommegang Anniversary glass. Clear antique maple wood stain, with a rich deep orange hue. Erratic misshapened lace blots the glass.

Smells big of malted cereal, brown sugar, & grain alcohol. Oxidized potatoes, leather, & sticky beer residue make up smaller nuances.

Glassy texture. Metallic charr, with caramel notes. Bland grain. Beef broth?! Newspaper. This bottle is CostCo fresh, but tastes old. Thin. Carbonation is lively. The finish is subtly sweet with some yet to be determined starch(boiled corn husks?).

I could maybe swallow this better with some Ritz crackers & some of those ugly gift basket cheese spreads I've been gifted over the holidays. But then I wouldn't have any ammo left to pass off to unwanted guests.

PEBKAC, Jan 05, 2011
Photo of halo913
2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

halo913, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

warpedrevolution, May 06, 2013
Photo of tubeyes
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

tubeyes, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of Beermazter310
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Beermazter310, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of Bobhoya
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Bobhoya, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of thekanna
2.98/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Light amber color with fizzy, tan head that dissipates quickly.
S: sweet malt character with some corn thrown in there for good measure
T: slightly sweet malts, grainy with a lightly toasted taste. Medium carbonation with large bubbles. Honestly, not all that bad.

thekanna, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of dragonWhale
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.

dragonWhale, Dec 21, 2010
Photo of Shafaegalo
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Shafaegalo, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of gpogo
3.14/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A- Clear dark red amber body with a light tan foam cap.

A- Caramel and biscuity malt aroma.

T- Grainy sweet caramel flavor. Light balancing bitterness. Some phenolic flavors that makes the caramel flavor taste somewhat sweeter and old. Mostly clean finish with a sweet phenolic seat belt taste. Actually the aftertaste reminds me somewhat of non set jello.

M- Medium body, low to medium carbonation.

D- An ex left me this beer. It was better than I expected. Don't fear drinking this, but don't seek it out.

gpogo, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of Luiz0930
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Luiz0930, May 31, 2013
Photo of BeerZack
2.6/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

2008 edition 12oz bottle
Clear chestnut amber or light brown color, hardly a thing ring of head.

Smells like a Dos XX amber. kinda skunky, bit of sweet bready malt, but mostly carbonic lager smell.

Taste is pretty lacking. A lot less taste than even the smell suggests. I'm guessing its the heavy carbonation that masks everything.taste is not sweet, just kinda weird. The g/f says it smells/tastes like vomit, but I don't think its quite that bad.

Heavy stinging carbonation, like sparkling water or soda feel.

On the scale of beer in general this beer ranks pretty low, but it's not that far from my expectations.

BeerZack, Nov 21, 2008
Photo of BDIMike
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear copper red color. Very clear and highly carbonated, but a thin white head goes away immediately.
Smells like a very nice bock. A very nice caramel malt smell dominates the nose.
Taste is an above average bock. Like the smell, the taste is dominated by caramel malts with a slight hop taste.
Mouthfeel is a good thickness with a smooth feel.
Drinkability is great for a bock. I am not normally a fan of bocks as they seem boring to me. However, judging this on style it is much better than most other bocks I've had.

BDIMike, Apr 03, 2011
Photo of UncleAddie
3/5  rDev -10.2%

UncleAddie, Mar 04, 2012
Noche Buena from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
77 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.