Noche Buena 2005 | Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.

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Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Fall

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Added by tesguino on 12-05-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by Pepeton:
Photo of Pepeton
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer is a seasonal, now in it's 2005 version.

The story on the Cervecería Cuauhtémoc-Moctezuma site states that the homesick German brewers hired to start-off a brewery at the beggining of the 20th century made small batches of this brew for themselves. Soon they had to brew some more for guests, and then went into full blown yearly production due to success.

Pours a nice dark reddish, with a tan head and small lacing.

Smell is malty and you can even notice some hops.

Taste is fresh and crisp, as the lager it is. You can also sense the maltiness and a little carbonation. Just a little.

Aftertaste is lightly bitter, maybe the hoppiest Mexican beer I can recall. Just wait a minute you hopheads. Nothing to make a fuzz. Just some hop bitter aftertaste to make keep malts on check. Nice, though.

This is another beer that I miss all year long. Too bad Christmas comes only once a year. Anyway, the waiting is worthy.


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Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of tesguino
4.36/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

i got my best whishes with this beer, i try with tamales served in a pint glass, and green salsa; exquisite and the best beer of CCM under the bohemia off course; my sister in law try this year for a first time this beer and she was surprised, she only try tecate light and this beer for her is great for a long road; good for cabrito, and chorizo con huevo (chili sausage and eggs); 90% recommended.

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Photo of hunteraw
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Read up on Mexican brews before my trip to Cancun last week, and made a point of sampling a few while I was there. Since this was December, I was excited at the prospect of trying a Noche Buena, but I was surprised at how difficult it turned out to be, since they're not carried by the touristy bars and hotels and it was getting late in the season for it. I wound up having to enlist the help of a waitress, who said she'd track them down and meet me the next day for delivery. Brought a couple back to the U.S., along with a Victoria.

Pours a very pretty dark honey, little lacing and a consistent bubbles of carbonation that continue for a long while.

Pleasant smell, malty with a touch of sweet and holiday spice (curious how much of the latter is illusory, association with the name)

Crisp taste, malt and a bit of sweet. Resolves nicely into a hoppy aftertaste.

Good amount of carbonation and otherwise pleasant mouthfeel, but unextroidinary. Not a whole lot there, but nothing unpleasant either.

It's a beer that would be very easy to drink down quickly, but good enough to know that you shouldn't. Light enough to drink several, but satisfying enough to stop after one, too. Recommended.

(first review on BA)

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Photo of moonman00
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I drink this beer every year, it is available around November and until January. Seasonal beer that honors the tradition of the Germans families in Mexico.

It is a dark beer, that smells malty, with toast. Very hoppy, and the carbonation for this is fair. Good drinkability.

I recommend you try this beer with mexican food, specially tacos (al pastor) if available, or something with chilly.

I think this year's version (2006) is better than other years.

This year you can buy a combination of Noche Buenas (12) with Castas(12, recently acquired by Cervecería Cuauhtémoc-Moctezuma) in a special "Especialidades de la Casa" package.

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Photo of canucklehead
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought back from Mexico by my girlfriend. This is a decent Xmas offering with solid malty backbone and decent balance. Pours like Coca-Cola with a good head. The nose is mostly malty though not too pronounced. I think this a decent bock though not remarkable however compared to the average Mexican available it is miles better. Salud

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Photo of TequilaVoodoo
3.22/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fido
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Seasonal beer; The name means “Good Night” referring to Christmas Eve. This is the time when mexicans have our Christmas dinner, The label shows a “Noche Buena” flower because it is a symbol of Christmas, it turns red in winter.

Pours a nice dark brown color with small foamy head. Smell is malty, caramel and toast. Taste is sweet and malty. Mouthfeel is smooth and low carbonation. Very drinkable.

Noche Buena is one of the tasties beers in Mexico.

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Noche Buena 2005 from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 8 ratings