Moza Bock Beer - Cervecería Centro Americana, S.A.
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Reviews by BeerBob:
4.22/5 rDev +39.7%
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.
11-09-2005 03:23:17 | More by BeerBob
More User Reviews:
2.35/5 rDev -22.2%
Pretty damn dark, past the 40 SRM so it is in the stout range cause barely any light gets through it … off white lace is there but does not stick. Dark sugar candy with a faded charcoal aroma with some estery almost fusel alcoholic aromas. Medium bodied with a weird diet soda and light charcoal flavour, hops are missing in the picture other than a vague and stumbling bitterness. Dextrin sweetness build towards the finish and adds some sweetness. The reminds me of the fake chocolate milk I tired to make with skim mild and carob powder … just not happening.
02-19-2002 00:06:05 | More by Jason
3.05/5 rDev +1%
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.
02-06-2009 03:44:50 | More by Sammy
2.93/5 rDev -3%
Surprisingly dark, brown in hue, I might even call in it black with ruby highlights. There is impressive color depth for a bock. The head was beige in color, at the apex it was a sliver of a finger in height, then it quickly faded to a thin collar. Unimpressive. It looks dead in my glass. There was no subsequent lacing. Appearance has some positives but it is only slightly above-average overall. The nose is weakly malty with slight sweet, caramely notes. Dark fruit undertones. Potency is low and the bouquet doesnt really say much. Clean. Malty enough but it is still ordinary. Its not inviting because I cant really hear it speak. Still, Im going to take a sip. The palate is very pleasant. However the palate lacks details and it desperately lacks assertiveness. There is some nice matly sweetness with dark fruit undertones and some traces of caramel and molasses. Clean until the aftertaste where it becomes sticky. The flavor profile is boring, mainly because it comes a cross flat; it has good taste but no depth. It doesnt take much thought to drink this bock. Drink, drink, drink empty glass. Whats the point? Simple. Forgettable. There is nothing bad about it but its most positive attributes are good at best. Medium in body, low carbonation, dull mouthfeel, thankfully there is some bulk, too bad it is lifeless. It is very drinkable but not in a good way. I cant see a need to drink this again. Still, it is cool to see a bock from Guatemala. I purchased this bottle in Omaha for $1.70.
11-30-2004 23:20:13 | More by bditty187
2.55/5 rDev -15.6%
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.
01-13-2008 07:11:52 | More by daliandragon
3.9/5 rDev +29.1%
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.
02-25-2005 20:45:31 | More by TastyTaste
3.45/5 rDev +14.2%
Just like their Famosa it pours with no head (well a faint brownish ring around the edge) so of course there is no lace. Very dark, brown color. Nose is a malty, sweet raisin. Body is a little thin for a bock. Starts sweet, finishes smooth and sweet but there are better bocks. The ABV is 4.5%.
10-11-2003 22:37:38 | More by jdhilt
3.6/5 rDev +19.2%
Tried this at the Goose Island April Beer Academy. Pours a dark, almost-black color with a tan, disappearing head. There's a nice sweet, malt scent that's rather present. The taste isn't particularly complex, but is sweet, syrupy and malty, and nicely backed by hops. An almost coffee/toffee-like aftertaste made this a tasty brew.
All the previous reviews seemed to frown upon this beer - not sure why. It wasn't particularly complex or unique, but certainly not a bad beer.
05-05-2004 03:28:48 | More by jahred
1.9/5 rDev -37.1%
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.
08-31-2007 22:05:23 | More by bjohnson
3.05/5 rDev +1%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle with no freshness dating on it.
Appearance: Dark brown with red hues. Tan head with uneven sized bubbles. Head thins down to islands in about 3 minutes.
Smell: Sweet caramel malt aromas with an alcohol note and a seemingly watery thin scent.
Taste: Sweet and very carbonated up front with caramel malt notes and a touch of coffee. The middle of the flavors is sour and it ends with a watery dark malt ending. If it wasn't so watery the flavors would be bolder and would stand better on there own. As it is the beer leaves a lot to be desired in flavor.
Mouthfeel: Thinner on the palate than a beer with this kind of taste usually presents. Well carbonated but not overly so.
Drinkability: It goes down ok, but I won't be looking for this beer to buy it. It tasted more like a porter than a bock and really had no outstandign characteristics.
11-20-2004 04:53:26 | More by BrewMaster
2.98/5 rDev -1.3%
The ebony body was briefly surmounted by a bubbly beige foam that vanished as quickly as it appeared. The nose is of black licorice and the flavor has a bit of an acidic edge to it but is mainly of a sour malt sense that is not entirely unpleasant yet not that enjoyable either. A thin mouthfeel and watery sense seem inconsistent with the beer's darkness. Not so filling as to limit it's drinkability.
11-13-2003 01:22:54 | More by AtLagerHeads
2/5 rDev -33.8%
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.
Looks a lot like Coketan 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
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
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.
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.
10-31-2007 21:23:33 | More by JEdmund
3.33/5 rDev +10.3%
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.
10-11-2006 16:20:38 | More by nekronos
Moza Bock Beer from Cervecería Centro Americana, S.A.
73 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.