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Moza Bock Beer - Cervecería Centro Americana, S.A.

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BA SCORE
73
okay

35 Ratings
THE BROS
57
awful

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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 17.88%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cervecería Centro Americana, S.A. visit their website
Guatemala

Style | ABV
Bock |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Dogbrick on 02-19-2002)
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Reviews by BeerBob:
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BeerBob

Nebraska

4.22/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Moza Bock Beer pours out of a 12fl oz dark brown bottle like it was a nitro! Head went to over four fingers then starts to settled out like a well poured stout. Lacing and tan foam abound from an average pour into my 26oz beer glass.

Nose is a damp pleasant sweet barley malt. Palate is a pleasant sweet barley malt, not cloy or over represented... this stuff really tastes good.

The bittering of the hops and the sweet barley malt mingle well with the carbonation for a most wonderful beer from Guatemala City.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2005 03:23:17 | More by BeerBob
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-10-2012 13:35:14 | More by birchstick
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

09-08-2012 09:07:14 | More by standardcherry
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Texas

2/5  rDev -33.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

06-17-2012 21:40:38 | More by Xibalba
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Florida

2/5  rDev -33.8%

04-28-2012 02:26:33 | More by fisherbray
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Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

02-25-2012 19:44:38 | More by ltdantheman
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sairbaysah

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -0.7%

12-02-2011 02:28:51 | More by sairbaysah
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Jason survived on these while hiking through the country. Apparently 4.5 to 5%, this is not really a bock. Small, even sour aroma significant mollasses. Big soapy head on dark body, lots of foamy lace,lots of cream at te bottom. Closer o porter. lighter than average mouthfeel. Sweet finish, reminds me of a malt liquor,only sweeter, lighter ABV, closer to a good root beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2009 03:44:50 | More by Sammy
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daliandragon

North Carolina

2.55/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I indulged in this one down in Guatamala while honeymooning at the Mayan ruins of Tikal last month. I was interested to try something other than a generic yellow lager since that's pretty much how they roll in Central America. Review conducted from notes.

The pour gives me a cola color without head or even a thin cap. The nose somewhat redeems this with some legitimate dark malt. Some nuttiness is discermable and appreciated.

I do get some dark malt in the taste as well but mostly this is dull and lifeless, sitting passively in my mouth waiting for me to swallow. Mouthfeel is thin and a bit chalky, which can't be good for business.

I wouldn't really call this a bock, more a macro lager with extra malt and some food coloring. Yeah, there's a reason you've never heard of this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2008 07:11:52 | More by daliandragon
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JEdmund

Kansas

2/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Drinking this in Guatemala City. It's one of about six beer choices in the entire country and the only "dark" beer besides Negra Modelo.

Appearance
Looks a lot like Coke—tan head with very fine, Cola-like bubbles that quickly dissipate; color is a deep maroon and doesn't allow much light to pass through; appears to be clear; no lacing and head dissipates to a paltry ring of tiny bubbles

Aroma
Even kind of smells like Coke... Has a twangy/metallic bitterness as well as a bit of sweetness; no notes of coffee, chocolate, or smoke; very little character, with the overriding scent being metallic

Taste & Mouthfeel
Very thin in body and flavor; low level of carbonation; initial sip has a bit of zing, but then it all turns to an odd mix of metallic sweetness and tastes a lot more like soda than I ever noticed before; some maple syrup and brown sugar flavor; zero hops detectable; very disappointing overall

Comparisons
Compared to other Bocks I've had...well, this barely tastes like beer, let alone a Bock. It barely has a malt presence and there's certainly no hop flavor to speak of.

Overall
Each sip I go for is assaulted with the strange and uninviting metallic aroma. Then when the flavor hits my tongue, it just seems odd. I'm expecting beer, but it tastes more like a beverage with high fructose corn syrup that's been sitting in a can. There's just a hint of malt in the beverage and that's really all. The color is about the only thing hitting the mark on the Bock style. In Guatemala, between this and Gallo, it's a choice between a lesser of two evils, but I would probably always pick Moza since it has a simulacrum of being a beer. Even in the bottle, though, it's still weak.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2007 21:23:33 | More by JEdmund
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bjohnson

Massachusetts

1.9/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

My brother brought this back for me on his recent trip to Guatemala. can--excellent.

Pours a dark brown color with plum highlights--almost looks like a scotch ale to me. Thin one finger cream colored head holds nicely on the edges of the glass with a bit of fizz in the middle. Sweet caramel malt notes with a touch of hoppiness. Toasted grains and barley are strong enough that if I closed my eyes I would think this was a lager just from the aroma.

Almost has no flavor. Very slight sweet caramel presence and a touch of plum. Aftertaste of toasted grains and a touch of bitterness on the tip of the tongue. Thin and watery on the palate. Bock bier? nope. I guess they haven't figured it out down there yet. Very light and easy drinking, but drinkability is quite low on this sucker.

Serving type: can

08-31-2007 22:05:23 | More by bjohnson
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beeroclock

United Arab Emirates

3.1/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown/black color. Little to no head and the same for lacing. Smells slightly sweet. Tastes sweet, sweeter than I expected, however for the brews of Guatemala that I tasted, this and the Monte Carlo are the easiest to drink. This one provides some extra sweetness that goes well with the foods in the area. My rating is definitely based on the options and style as it would come in a little less compared to options from the states and against a good German Bock.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2007 18:08:42 | More by beeroclock
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nekronos

Mexico

3.33/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I have to drink it again, since it has a long time and lots of beers since I had it for the last time.It was sweet and good, better than regular Lagers over Central America and MExico, but although its colour is dark and good brown foam, I had had other Swartz Beers lately so the standars change.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2006 16:20:38 | More by nekronos
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benito

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A Guatemalan bock? Who would have thought it?

This is an intriguing, if slightly subpar beer. The bottle is a polyglot puzzle, mixing Portuguese ("obscura"), German ("bier"), and Spanish (everything else). It pours a dark brown with a thin head--by far the darkest Latin American brew I've ever seen. If fidelity to style counts for anything, this looks darker than a typical bock.

The bouquet is virtually non-existent, but fear not. This is not an average Tropical Lager; it has some nice smokey and caramel flavors that are quite refreshing. Indeed, this is a perfect blend between tropical beer sensibilities (light bodied, easy to drink) and a true bock (malty, powerful). I'm not sure that I would drink this outside of Guatemala, but
given what it's up against there, this brew is your best bet in the entire country.

Recommended to weary travelers pulling into a small comedor in Guate, Antigua, Tikal, or "sus alrededores."

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2006 14:06:39 | More by benito
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TastyTaste

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. brown bottle, with a monk on the front freaking out 2 goats by holding a stein of beer above them (it's presumably Moza in the mug). It's interesting, I translated "Moza" online, and it says that it means "Young Woman". I don't know about that.
Beer pours pretty dark, almost porterish, with slight translucence revealing a dark brown color. Head pours almost nil, but somehow grows to about 1/4" of foam. Smell is earthy malt, slightly grassy, slightly brown sugar. Taste is very smooth and somewhat muted. Slight malt sweetness is present, but not much more than that. Mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy. Good drinkability, i could probably toss back quite a few of these.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2005 20:45:31 | More by TastyTaste
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

2.45/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Almost opaque, ruby-infused, dark chocolate brown topped by a semi-soft beige head that displays large divots in its upper surface. As the cap recedes, it deposits an unimpressive amount of bubble bath-like froth on the inner surface of the glass.

There isn't much going on in the nose. It smells like heavily toasted, metal-flecked grain... and I had to get my nose well into the glass to appreciate that. Upon tasting, Moza is a decent stab at a bock, but it misses the mark. The shame of it is, with a few (admittedly major) changes, it could be pretty good beer.

Chocolate malt is noted, but is too weak and tastes slightly harshly metallic, just as in the nose. The beer is bitter and sour in equal measure, both of which increase in intensity from the start of each mouthful to the finish. In terms of harshness, it doesn't help that the body is barely light-medium and that the carbonation is on the overzealous side.

I've now had five bocks and none of them have been worth drinking. Moza Bock has the framework and contains all the basic ingredients, but is a failure of the finer aspects of good beer construction.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2005 18:24:30 | More by BuckeyeNation
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Moza Bock Beer from Cervecería Centro Americana, S.A.
73 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.