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

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BA SCORE
77
okay

197 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 18.62%
Wants: 9
Gots: 7 | 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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Photo of jmbranum
3.46/5  rDev +3.9%
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 -6.6%
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
Photo of CmBanaszak
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

CmBanaszak, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of Falien02
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Falien02, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of TheMarkE
3/5  rDev -9.9%

TheMarkE, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of bh123
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

bh123, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of MaltAndHopsFC
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

MaltAndHopsFC, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of bennetj17
3.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear, brown colored lager with an amber glow. Thick bubbles of carbonation stream upward from the bottom of the glass. The foam is off-white, about a half-inch thick to start, holding nice as a thin film never completely dissipates. Clean, mild aroma with a light doughy sweetness. It's nice but faint, and I would like to get a bit more from it.

The taste has a light bready zest, with a hint of fruit. Subtle bitterness at the back. Not much to be real thrilled about. It's all a bit watered down and ultimately doesn't hold my attention for long. Medium body, average carbonation. Tastes mild in alcohol strength.

Overall a decent Bock beer, nothing special but relatively well made.

bennetj17, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of NeverSettle
4/5  rDev +20.1%

NeverSettle, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of houhkx
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

houhkx, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of Rick760Sd
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Rick760Sd, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of 1234Jack
3.45/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

smells clean in glass, malt.

red brown amber color through glass, filtered.

lacing is fine, head is not super prominent.

taste is sugary sweet, malty.

crisp on tongue.

no hop taste or smell that i can really detect...

This is an ok beer, but the overly sugary aftertaste detracts for me. Makes me think adjunct.

1234Jack, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of tubeyes
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

tubeyes, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of WynnO
2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

WynnO, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of JobyShokk
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

JobyShokk, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of Tnkemist
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Tnkemist, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of Jvcshad
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Jvcshad, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of ChanChan
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

ChanChan, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of beershrine
3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reads 5.4% by Vol. on bottle. I have not seen this beer in the stores since the early 80's back then it was one of the best on store shelves. We used to go out of our way to buy this malty beer. I paid $13.99/12pk today oh well...

Appearance- is average deep brown and clear. Pours and holds a good head.
Smell- whisp's of alcohol and caramel
Taste- first taste was cheap alcohol, adjuct grain or sugar then malt finish
mouthfeel-First sip bites you a little, after that it gets a little smoother, finish is dry.
Overall- ok, I put in the american bock catagory not horrible but not of a german breed.
I think its a Dos EquisXX Amber with some boost added to it. It tastes like that exactly.
One of the best beers from mexico
Cheers!

beershrine, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of halo913
2.25/5  rDev -32.4%

halo913, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of bump8628
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

bump8628, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of Tom-Peters
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Tom-Peters, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of bambam2517
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

bambam2517, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of ilikebeer03
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

ilikebeer03, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of Ravingpiper
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Ravingpiper, Nov 27, 2012
Noche Buena from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
77 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.