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

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77
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205 Ratings
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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 18.26%
Wants: 10
Gots: 11 | 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:
Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 12-28-2002

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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of mactrail
2.62/5  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.

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.16/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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3.44/5  rDev +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.

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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.

Noche Buena from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
77 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.