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

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194 Ratings
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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 17.96%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. visit their website

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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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

marcotulio, Aug 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

civicm87, Jul 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

JamLand, Jun 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Kirian, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of EOC
4/5  rDev +19.8%

EOC, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of Luiz0930
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Luiz0930, May 31, 2013
Photo of Kingcurio
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Kingcurio, May 21, 2013
Photo of AKNO
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

AKNO, May 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

warpedrevolution, May 06, 2013
Photo of Bobhoya
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Bobhoya, Apr 25, 2013
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 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
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

ALLMUCH, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of BeardedBoffin
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.

BeardedBoffin, Mar 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Lewdd, Feb 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Vigilante, Feb 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

tvl89, Feb 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

MaddDogg84, Feb 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Acforster2, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of DenverLogan
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From bottle...poured in small tulip glass.
Copper brown color. Small head.
Aroma of toasted malts, toffee, caramel, tobacco.
Significant carbonation...modest mouthfeel.
Flavors of medium sweet malts, minerals, citrus, water. More malt than light Mexican beer have, certainly, but light compared to Christmas - Holiday beers, or as it says "Estilo Bock." All in all, compared to the big beers I drink I would call this a session brew with slight caramel malt body.

DenverLogan, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of josejose
3/5  rDev -10.2%

josejose, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of plaid75
3.54/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a crystal clear amber hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured sweet corn, light caramel and a grassy hop.

The flavor likewise featured a sweet adjunct with some deep earth tones and cleaned up with a grassy hop.

The mouthfeel was toward the thinner side of the style.

Overall a pretty decent bock. A nice surprise.

plaid75, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of jmbranum
3.46/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer is difficult to grade.

#1- If compared to other Mexican macro beers, it would be one of the best of class.

#2 - If compared to American adjunct style Bocks (i.e. Shiner Bock), it would be slightly better than average.

#3 - If compared to German style Bocks, it would be sub-par.

Since the price was relatively low, I'm going to compare i to category #2.

Smells just like Shiner Bock but with maybe a tint of more hops.

Very attractive in the glass. Nice brown with purple and orange undertones. Perfectly clear with a white, quickly disappearing head.

Flavor is fairly sweet but with a dryer finish. A little bit of hops. A very little bit of spices. Some metallic/adjunct notes that distract from the final product.

Medium mouthfeel. Relatively smooth with appropriate carbonation.

This beer is respectable but not great.

One last note --- this beer is brewed in one of my favorite cities, Monterrey, NL, Mexico.

jmbranum, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of TempeBeerMan
3.11/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass.

A - Clear amber with fizzy one-finger head which dissolved quickly. Surprisingly sturdy rings of lacing.

S - Mild aroma of lightly toasted grains and lager yeast.

T - Dextrin sweet graininess forward, with some spicy pilsner-esque hops taking over in the finish, also adding the slightest hint of fruitiness. A pasty taste starting in the mid-palate suggests the presence of adjuncts. Not offensive, but not good either.

M - Light bodied, with prickly carbonation. Appropriate for the taste profile. Probably the best thing about this beer.

O - Mild, inoffensive, and unimpressive. Definitely not a good representation of the style. Adjunct/dextrin tastes spoil what may have had some potential.

TempeBeerMan, Jan 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

CmBanaszak, Jan 12, 2013
Noche Buena from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
77 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.