Noche Buena

Noche Buena

Rated 3.034 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma S. A de C. V.

Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico

Style:  Vienna / Amber Lager

6% Alcohol by Volume

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Mexican beer of great tradition, distributed only in Chrstmas Time, that's why its name means

ID: 11556 Last updated 17 years ago Added to database 18 years ago

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Overall Rank38399
Overall Percentile24
Style Rank306 of 563
Style Percentile45.6
Lowest Score2.2
Highest Score4.0
Average Score3.042
Weighted Score3.034
Standard Deviation0.496

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  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 2.7 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 5

    Darker pour than the average lager. Smells of flowers and grain. Slightly medicinal but not overtly so. Otherwise kinda average across the board. Nothing I'd ever seek out again, but not bad. Cereal is the main player in the flavor, with a slight alcohol kick.

  • PORTERHOUSE 544 reviews
    rated 2.9 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 2 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 5

    Never saw this brew before but maybe I wasn't paying attention. Pours nice and thick like a bock beer. The aroma is like a punch in the face. Stool, lead and toilet paper greet me as I try to waft them away. I am afraid to drink this, but against my better judgement, I will try. Not so bad (holding my nose). It's like an over carbonated bock. Slightly sweet grain finish if you can get past the nasty boquet, this ain't a bad beer.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    bought as a single at my local HEB, and quite excited to try it .. . 2011 bottle .. . pours a medium penny brown .. medium foam, pretty good lacing .. . quite a nice feel, a really nice mouthfeel actually .. . light playful flavours, and for the close to 6%- way to easy to drink .. . very good and easily one of the best beers to come out of mexico! .. . http://www.gifbin.com/bin/012010/1263382738_therock-family-guy.gif

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Not much to report on here, all attributes of this beer were barely noticeable, a touch of roasted malts in the aroma and flavor, thin mouthfeel, average appearance. Even though its not very impressive its a decent beer, its not offensive in any way, a good brew for entertaining guests.It is one of, if not the best Mexican beer.

  • ACKMAN 157 reviews
    rated 3.1 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Had while in Mexico, near Christmas. It looks like a typical vienna. The taste was somewhat malty. It finished up rather nicely. If it were available in the states, I'd buy it here.

  • NABBER86 1 reviews
    rated 4.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    OK, it may not be a world class beer, but it is probably the best beer brewed in Mexico. That's got to be worth something (especially if you are Cancun for the holidays).

  • NEKRONOS 28 reviews
    rated 3.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Probably the best beer from FEMSA appart form those who belonged to Casta. It is malty and slightly hopy. I have tried it in a row every year since 2002. But I may be able to get some from the '80's.

  • EYECHARTBREW 1451 reviews
    rated 2.4 17 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    I didn't expect much from this, and so wasn't too disappointed, either. I find it quite funny that this was once classified as a "Barleywine /Strong Ale", when it fact I've had stronger/heavier hefeweizens than this.

    Anyway, this is a rather boring Vienna lager, or perhaps dunkeweizen. Either way, there isn't much to say about this beer, pro or con. Slight chocolate undertones in the palate, but no aroma, and rather dull and lifeless appearence. Not the worst I've had, but par for the course for lifeless/mindless dark lager (from Mexico, or anywhere else, for that matter).

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.0 17 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Dark brown color. Small white foamy head. Aroma is malty, caramel and toast. A medium bodied Vienna. Malts are nutty and very slightly sweet. Hops are slightly spicy. A crisp and clean beer. It may be a bit watery, but its certainly a nice Mexican beer. It would be a good beer for a warm summer day, to bad itís a Christmas BeerÖ. I do like this beer though.Mouthfeel is a touch thin, but rounded. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

  • E 2218 reviews
    rated 2.2 18 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 5

    Poured a copper color with a small, off white head, and no lacing. Aroma of light spice and caramel. Taste of cardboard, light sweetness, though it finished lightly sour.

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