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

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BEER INFO

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:
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Added by tesguino on 08-20-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
97
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
17.24%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
32
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Ratings: 97 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of spycow
3.42/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
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 jlindros
3.01/5  rDev -13.5%
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 mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into the tallest glass in the condo

A: Pours a dark amber color with a one finger head which is off white with a lot of small bubbles. There is a little bit of lacing, which is better than I can say for most Mexican beers.

S: I get a lot of malt on the nose, a little bit of biscuityness.

T: A lot of malt on the taste as well, there is a hint of lemon and a faint nutty flavor.

M/D: Goes down very smooth, extremely drinkable. More complex than most Mexican beers, probably my favorite, but a little harder to find in stores than most in Mexico. If it is available, its what I am drinking.

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Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rolltide8425
3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got a chocolatey taste in there which leads me to believe this was not intended as a Vienna lager. Enjoyable on a rainy day in Cozumel though.

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Photo of VeganUndead
2.67/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DoubleJ
3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
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 Whiskeydeez
2.53/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tommy5
3.77/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Georgiabeer
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of flagmantho
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a straight-sided glass.

Appearance: rich amber hue with a clear body and moderate effervescence. Head poured two fingers of frothy ivory foam with decent retention.

Smell: malty aroma with a bit of caramel and a big of bready/biscuity flavor. Not my favorite, but decent and pretty clean.

Taste: malty with a fair bit of caramel and a tiny hint of chocolate. The bready and biscuity character from the aroma is much more subdued here. More of a dark lager than a Vienna lager, I'd say, but overall quite tasty indeed.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a good level of carbonation and a surprising creaminess. I like it.

Overall: this is a tasty and drinkable lager, and while it may not be quite stylistically accurate, I quite like it. Would definitely have again.

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Photo of waddellc2
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of jrallen34
3.33/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I drank this from the bottle into pint glass in Puerto Vallarta.

The beer is a light amber, more brown thatn head with about 2 fingers of very light tan. The retention was pretty good as well the lacing.

The aroma is light with some malts right on the front, but there is a little skunk to it that doesn't make it very appealing.

The taste is very malty throughout with lots of tea on the front and just sweetness on the end.

Mouthfeel is decent, ok drinkability.

Its decent but nothing I drink in the US, and while on vacation probably wouldn't drink this in the hot sun either.

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Photo of Dactrius
2/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of Hellpop65
1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

Photo of FLima
3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

While living in Mexico a long time ago, Bohemia was one of my favorites, though I am not sure whether they had this Obscura version at the time.
Brown caramel color with a thick beige head with a relatively short retention and leaving laces.
Creamy light aroma with notes of caramel, nuts, milky chocolate and raisins.
Flavor with notes of chocolate, toasted malts, prunes, coconut, tea, hazelnut and minerals. Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Light body with good carbonation.
Nice surprise from a mass company. Good Vienna Lager, it is not just caramel notes, it carries the demanded complexity for that style. Still it is somewhat bland but very pleasant and sessionable.

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Photo of cherche
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of tykechandler
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JamesStreet
3.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LehighAce06
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of canucklehead
3.48/5  rDev 0%
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 6thstreetbrewpub
3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BKotch
3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of misternebbie
3.2/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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Bohemia Obscura from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
3.48 out of 5 based on 97 ratings.
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