Bohemia Oscura | Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.

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Brewed by:
Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Mexico
cuamoc.com

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bohemia Oscura is a Vienna type beer. It offers the perfect balance of caramel and toasted malts that give off notes from walnut and coffee.

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Ranking:
#42,932
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
111
pDev:
16.52%
 
 
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7
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Reviews by ariceclemson:
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Photo of canucklehead
3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not the easiest beer to find in Mexico but worth the purchase as it rivals Negro Modelo as one of the best macros from here. Malty and well finished with a nice mouthfeel this is a great beer with food .

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.02/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My favorite mexican beer, I wish the world would consider this as the beer from mexico and not corona. Pours deep amber, coppery, with red highlights. Aroma and taste are of vienna malts and bitterness is right for the style. Great beer.

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Photo of BKotch
3.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewAskew
3.65/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pepeton
4.05/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This sure was a surprise.

It was not very long that I was talking with some friends about the sorry aspect of the Mexican beer scene, both macro and micro.

Now I find a new macro, and it's actually good.

Pours a dark amber, with an almos half inch (1 cm) tan bubbly head, with no lacing.

Smell is of lightly roasted malts, some yeast in the background.

Taste is crisp, as a lager should be; malty, really malty.

Mouthfeel is round, prone to the bitter side. Actually, this one and Casta Oscura have to be México's most bitter beers. Not a hop monster, really, but a nice afternoon beer when the thermometer was way over upper 90's most of the day.

Drinkability is high, but with a lot of care since a 5.5% ABV has to be taken seriously in my weather. I guess Cuauhtémoc-Moctezuma has a winner here.

¡Salud!

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Photo of tesguino
3.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A new beer from CCM, deepy red color almost like copper;

same graphics like its twin bohemia; new bottle; in general is a beer like casta premium or conmemmorativa 2006; i try with some seafood and bluecheese dip;

served on a pilsner glass; boiled hops and a malty aftertaste; round and large mouthfeel; good beer;

85% recommended.

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Photo of nekronos
3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sometimes it is creamy somwtimes it is quite alcoholic. BUt it has softer aroma than the regular. It broke the myth of Bohemia being a dark one. It is malty in tste and I prefeer it over the other one. The quality is good but not exceptional. Let us say it is a potable beer in here.

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Photo of fido
4.2/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bohemia oscura pours a nice copper dark color; nice head and nice lacing; Smell of malts and maybe fruity aroma; Taste is of roasted malts and caramel; Nice carbonation, Refreshing and very,very drinkable brew.

I recommend this mexican beer.

¡Salud!

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Photo of Hellpop65
1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

Photo of BretSikkink
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brown in color with a tanned head. Nothing interesting about the look, and the foam is poor. No lacing from this bottle.

Nose is too clean, with a slight skunkiness. Malts are caramelized but only just faintly. Maybe an herbal tea note. Weak.

Same for the flavor. Malt drives the flavor but there isn't a lot. Toasted notes, some black tea, hint of diacetyl, and carbonation notes. Body is light and overcarbonated, finish is super fast.

Hints of hazelnut and coffee save this from being really bad, but it's not far off. Fortunately it's not cloyingly sweet like some other Cuauhtemoc brews...

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of metter98
3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle at Amaité Cafe, Puebla, Mexico

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with thin off white head that died down, leaving a collar of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of dark malts are present in the smell.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of dark Malts and hints of malt extracts.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has s moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and is very light in body compared to other beers in the style.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ncm45
4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

Photo of Gatch
4.04/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

One of my favorite dark Mexican beers. Easy to drink, great flavor and feel, and something I search out now when I'm buying beer in Mexico. It has become my go-to dark beer surpassing Negra Modelo.

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Photo of tykechandler
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jlindros
3.01/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From my trip to Cancun a few months back.

Nice creamy head sticks around for a bit with some nice lacing, clear orange auburn red color.

Nose has a fairly cheap macro lager, but some nice malts, light crystal and fluffy dark malts, light skunk and metallic twinge. Hints of fruit and even toffee malt.

Taste starts with malts, darker malts, caramel, molasses, toffee, etc. then light lager, hint of lager fruit, and some bad lager, macro sweetness, light skunk metallic flavor, light powdered caramel like flavor. Finishes dry, bitter unhappy lager and light skunk, hint of caramel and brown malts. Nougat chocolate creamy taste too.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall interesting but not great, some decent malts but skunked bad lager.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.59/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bohemia has a dark side as well? Ok, Ventura, when you go to Miexico, can you bring me back a bottle? Two weeks later, I gratefully receive two bottle, one of which gets the DoubleJ dissection. It looks similar to the classic Bohemia label, but with "obscura" in small font. From a stubby 12 ounce bottle, on to the beer:

It's dark amber colored with chestnut hues. Topping it is a half-inch of semi-soapy head which leaves good lacing around. The aroma of modest toast, soft esters, and kiss of husk distinguish itself from Bohemia classica, a beer which I revisited three weeks before. Obscura indeed has a toasty flavor, not too heavy, and also brings waves of bread crust and even the soft flesh of bread. It's almost bock-like, but lighter and designed for warm weather. A kiss of booze and medium body finish this beer on a refreshing note.

Warm or cold, Bohemia Obscura could be counted on throughout the year. Now let's see this imported!

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Photo of HalfFull
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle up to the green tinged rim of a traditional Mexican hand shaped glass. This 'Bohemia Obscura', or 'dark' beer easily won Best of Show for my trip to what I otherwise expected to be a beer wasteland in Puerto Vallarta.

Beer pours a deep copper amber with a half inch of light bubbly off-white head. Retention and lacing are present but thin. Smells of lightly sweet caramel malts with a bit of woody hops.

Tastes of smooth malts with nutty caramel and lingering coffee undertones. Feel is quite nice. The light coffee sticks around in the finish and is met with some malts for a balanced close. Not very sweet and light on the tongue with just the right amount of carbonation. Easy drinking. Dark and reasonably complex yet smooth, making it well suited for the typical weather of its homeland.

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Photo of spycow
3.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jazztoloc
2.29/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint from a 325ml bottle.

A: Translucent dark amber, small head and some thin lacing on the glass. Not a bad looking beer.

S: Smell is the greatest turn down in almost all mexican macros. People drink out of the bottle most of the time, but once you pour this beer into a glass, the semi rancid aroma steps up.

T: Light roasted malts, some dry wood and some sweetness. Finishes a little seet.

M: Light body, medium carbonation.

D: As a macro, drinkability is high. This is a little bit more expensive than most of mexican macro beers, and could be the best of them. Very good to pair with spicy mexican food.

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Photo of jaimenavarrog
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of zeledonia
3.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another bottle picked up at a local shop in Tulum. Continuing my exploration of Mexican beers, in the hopes that I'll find something I like.

Pours a deep amber with an orange tint. Clear, with one finger of off-white head. Decent retention and lacing.

Smell is quite faint. Toasted malts, a bit of hazelnut, and a touch of coffee. Not bad, but pretty light on the aroma.

Taste is good. Nice malt base, with some light plum flavors, brown sugar, and a mild nutty presence. Finish brings a mild bitterness that lightens it. I like it.

Mouthfeel is okay. Medium-bodied, rather buoyant in the mouth, like it's expanding once it hits my tongue. Medium carbonation that's pretty persistent - mostly big bubbles that bounce on the tongue. Works well for this beer.

A pretty good beer, all things considered. So far, it's the best of the local options I've had. I'll continue exploring other Mexican beers, but I suspect I'll come back to this one.

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Photo of roddwolff
4.94/5  rDev +45.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Certainly the best beer from Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma, i know it as the caramel beer.

A: Dark amber color, small head of foam that contrasts with thier blackness, acceptable lacing;

S: Malt with notes of toffee and biscuit;

T: Sweet malt, with notes of nuts and chocolate;

M: Refreshing, high bitterness, medium body and high carbonation;

D: Is true that is uncomparable.

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Bohemia Oscura from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 111 ratings