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

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BA SCORE
78
okay

883 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 883
Reviews: 391
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.06%
Wants: 25
Gots: 53 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-18-2001)
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5/5  rDev +47.1%

dertyd, Jan 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +47.1%

CEDAMA, Apr 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +47.1%

ruthsaenzvera74, Jun 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +47.1%

emacias90, Oct 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +47.1%

Etatrow, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of RTL44
4.88/5  rDev +43.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I read some of the reviews and wonder why people bothered to review this beer when they only had one (Jay the Finn) and it had lime in it (Judge Roughneck). I enjoy lime occasionally, but to review a beer after only one and when lime was in it is pretty lame.

Bottom line - this is THE BEST MEXICAN BEER. PERIOD. I like Modelo, Victoria, Carta Blanca, Indio, and Leon, and even Dos Equis at times, but Bohemia is in a class by itself. I don't even know how to describe it, but I'll try. It smells better, it looks better, it feels better, it tastes better. It isn't overpowering, but it is definitely not weak. It has a very distinctive, unique taste. It is easy to drink and EVERY time I have it, I think to myself, I should never have any other beer - at least when in Mexico.

Bohemia is not real easy to find, but is totally worth it if you can. They also have a dark beer (Obscura) and a Wheat beer made with coriander and orange peel. I think it is the first (if not the only) wheat beer produced in Mexico. THEY ARE ALL EXCELLENT BEERS!

On the down side, it is ESSENTIAL to get these when they are fresh. Fresh Bohemia is gratifying and delicious. Stale Bohemia is not good. It isn't horrible, but it seriously drops to average or below average.

Unfortunately, Bohemia is not advertised like the other Mexican beers and as a result, is easy to miss.

UPDATE: Mexico is now getting more serious about craft beers so I may have to retract my "best Mexican beer, period" statement. But, it is still the best mass produced Mexican beer.

RTL44, Sep 22, 2006
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4.85/5  rDev +42.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My absolute favorite Mexican beer! The pour is a nice medium gold color that leaves great lace on the glass. The smell has slight citrus notes with a crisp malt scent that is very inviting. Flavor is out of the park with a nice mild hop bite in the front followed by a excelent subtle malt sweetness mixed with perfect carbonation levels in the finish. Perfect pairing with any spicy food or if you need a refreshing beverage on a warm day, look no further!

Dmann, Aug 23, 2008
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4.8/5  rDev +41.2%

tankard666, Sep 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +39.7%

markallmon, Dec 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +39.7%

Shineonsolar, May 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +39.7%

MorrisZuno, Oct 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +39.7%

IvanJ126, Aug 21, 2014
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4.73/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle poured into mug.

Three and a half finger off white head. Medium-high carbonation.

Pale in color

Smells: hop, corn, cereal, cooked veggies

Taste: barley, citrus, lemon, with a hop bite at the end!

Mouthfeel: Smooth and refreshing!

Overall, I didn't know I would be drinking a pils, but if I had to reach for one at a Mexican restaurant. I would choose this one.

BierStein711, Jan 29, 2013
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4.68/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My new favorite Mexican beer aside from Negra Modelo. Pours a cloudy straw gold color. Hops are abundant in the nose. Taste is like that of a German pilsener. Hop bitterness shows its head towards the back of the throat. The beer leaves excellent lacing on the sides of the glass. This beer is also fairly carbonated, and there is a steady stream of bubbles issuing from the bottom of the glass. This and Negra Modelo are my two favorite Mexican beers.

AlimonyAle, Oct 20, 2011
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4.6/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer is probally one of the most fine beers of all of mexico. when you go to mexico, locals dont drink corona ..etc .. they drink bohemia and indio .. these are from the finest brewery in mexico. Ive had the opportunity to tour the facility and it is exceptional and i urge you to try this beer !!

atorres600, Dec 24, 2010
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4.6/5  rDev +35.3%

Jensen83, Nov 16, 2014
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4.58/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very quaffable beverage. Nice initial crisp flavor with an a nice subtle bite. Hint of honey, and the toasted grains are present, with an almost "invisible" floral aftertaste. Lightly carbonated, and when poured doesn't get too much head. The smell is grainy and malty, but after letting the beer breathe, more scents come through, slightly citrusy. One of the better beers Mexico has to offer.

mdruiz, Jan 29, 2010
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4.55/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at the Tia Juana Restaurant in Fremont, California. Best Mexican food in the San Francisco's East Bay. In you're in the Irvington district -- check this place out. It's great. Right across the street from the Safeway.

Lovely golden yellow color. A little richer in appearance than your typical lager. Good, clean smell. I don't particularly care for bubble water beers like Corona -- so the hoppy bite to this brew was terrific. Very clean on the palate. Could drink this all night.

Had this right after a Dos Equis Special Amber and a Modelo Dark Ale -- and this beer blew the XX away -- and was definitely better than the Modelo. Try this beer out. You'll be very impressed.

44ouncer, Oct 19, 2003
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4.54/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I am by no means and expert but I have been telling and serving people this beer for years. I first came across it in Mc Allen TX and then in Juarez. MX and I was hooked when the served it the 2nd time. I could not believe that a border beer could be this good. So forget all the floral and spicy stuff just sit back sip and enjoy.

Chuckhammond1944, Jun 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

tyleeis, Sep 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

vwbus7, Jun 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

fape, Sep 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

TMasterFlash, Feb 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

barbellsNbeers, Jan 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a straw yellow hue with ample carbonation and a pencil thin soft white head. The smell is crisp and grassy with mild hop presence and a moderate malt backbone. The taste is ver refreshing and quite crisp, with a slight pleasent grassyness and faint hop bitterness. Overall, Im loving this beer.

dcook11, Apr 29, 2011
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Bohemia from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
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