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

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Reviews: 395
Hads: 966
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 34
Gots: 110 | FT: 0
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Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-18-2001

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Photo of donspublic
3.47/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not many Mexican restaurants in Houston actually carry this beer. Was at one tonite and decided to go back 25 years when this used to be my regular on trips below the border. Come to think of it, this is the only beer my gin guzzling dad ever liked, so there that is something. Poured clear into a frosted beer mug. Very little head, sucked all the ice off of the sides and bottom of the glass and formed an upside down ice mountain in my glass. This brought me back to the days when my favorite mexican restaurant used to store their mugs so cold this was an every day occurrence. Crisp tasting, faint everything, this is a great beer to relieve your palate from over IPA indulgence. Seriously though, didn't really think about reviewing this beer while drinking it, but it brought back a lot of memories. Great beer to have with food, that is it's strong point. Having a party, break this out for the food, no one will be mad (936 characters)

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours brilliant golden straw with a 1” rapidly dissipating white foam collar. Leaves splotchy lace.
S: Light grains, no appreciable hop, faint bread crust.
T: Fairly dry, some light malt flavor, faint fruit.
F: Crisp, highly carbonated, light.
O: Very easy to drink but not a lot that stands out. (306 characters)

Photo of DanCam
4.52/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

When I look around and see mindless beer drinkers enjoying their Coronas and Modelos, I sigh and hope that they discover a good Mexican beer like Bohemia. My top five Mex Beers would list as Bohemia, Indio, Victoria and lastly Dos Equis. Bohemia is by far a great tasting beer and now recently not hard to find. (311 characters)

Photo of ColdWaffles
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Review more in terms of a 'cerveza' versus the listed style.

This is a nice golden color with an appropriate biscuity scent. Not much of a head to speak of, generally looks the part. A seemingly unimpressive lager.

Actually fairly flavorful, it's like a nice in-between of a German Pils and a generic American Lager, and oddly, I mean that as a compliment. It's American character adds to the drinkablity. Deserving of the foil on the bottle, I could see this as a solid 'table beer' (compared to table wine) or a nice classy beach tag-along.

I'll buy this again for sure, and definitely my go-in Mexican restaurants, no lime this time, probably no lime ever. (662 characters)

Photo of Brewbrowser
4.59/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is by far the most excellent Mexican lager made. This beer pairs wonderfully with any meaty food, a huge flavor enhancer. Very easy to drink, as others have said, it goes down very smoothly. Bohemia seems to have a lot more flavor and body than other pilsners I've tried. (276 characters)

Photo of CraigP83
3.98/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This cans is a bottle with a lime shoved in it so I couldn't tell appearance and smell. Taste was really smooth non hippy plunder, well balanced. I really liked it (163 characters)

Photo of Marraybay
2.66/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Could almost see this as being akin to the status quo water glass at dinner. I.e. if you drink it fine, if not, no big deal; Could in fact even see having something else as the "primary" drink, with this being a secondary thing.

A lot of the beers I enjoy, I almost consider to be more of a food component to the meal vs. that of a beverage, if that makes sense, This is the other way around. Very unassuming, very neutral. Would go pretty well with just about anything and not get in the way. Could I see myself sitting down with one of these in my favorite glass and sipping? Do I see this as being a meal enhancement? No chance. But I could see drinking a bit of this with crabs, pizza, shrimp, chinese, a burger, after working in the yard, etc, etc. Probably defines the term session, although I can't imagine drinking any real number of these.

Pours a clear very pale straw color; Not much head to speak off. No lacing. Fairly bubbly. I may have picked-up on a touch of skunk in the nose as well as some grass. Not much in the way of body or mouth feel to it. Some have said it's not watery; I would tend to disagree and say that it's in fact very watery. Almost reminded me a little of my GrandDad's 'PBR' circa 75', although a tad weaker. (1,269 characters)

Photo of Libeertarian
3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mostly clear, flecky gold with orange hues and quickly thinning white head. Aromas of malted grain, crackers, and faint esters and/or hops. First grainy, then sweet, and finally just barely bitter to the taste. Medium-bodied and well-carbonated, leading to refreshing, smooth, bubbly swallow. One of my favorite Mexican beers. Also one of my favorite Pils/Pale/Premium imports, some of the others tending to skunk too easily. (433 characters)

Photo of Gatch
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a proper representation of the style. A truely great drinking experience. Another good beer from this brewery makes them, in my opinion, the best brewery in Mexico. Grupo Modelo/Corona is a distant second with their meager offerings compared to a brewery that produces Noche Buena and the Bohemia series. (312 characters)

Photo of ordybill
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a nice malt and floral essence.
Appearance- The beer is gold colored with a small white head.
Taste- Has a decent malt and hop mix flavor.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with light carbonation has a slightly oily texture and has a nice aftertaste.
Overall- A pretty enjoyable brew, great with food. (353 characters)

Photo of seabeetastetest
3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The best beer our great neighbors from the south have provided. I once went to a Mexican restaurant and the stuck a lime on the top of the bottle... I flicked that stupid lime in a second and informed the waiter, this is Bohemia a real beer #nolimerequired. (258 characters)

Photo of utopiajane
3.7/5  rDev +6%

Pours golden with good clarity and lots of shine. Fat head of off white foam that lasts well but does not leave lace. Nose is a perfect clean grain scent with a shy bit of sweetness. No esters from yeast and no hop scents on the nose. Smells like bread from the bakery. Admirable. Taste is good. Creamy body with a slight carbonation. Deep but not rich grain and some a faint sweetness. The beer finishes clean crisp and with a bit of lemon. Very very good. Drinks so easily. Too easily. (496 characters)

Photo of EagleTalon
3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out to a thin white head that is permanent and does not lace. Color is medium gold. Aroma presents sweet pale lager malts and noble hops, probably Saaz and/or Hallertauer or the like. Flavor is balanced and on the sweet/malty side of Pils, More like a Czech Pilsner. Finishes with a crisp spicy hop note. Mouthfeel is big for style listed here. In conclusion, Bohemia is trying to capture the essence of both Czech and German Pilseners and does a fine job of it.

Revised original review from 08-24-2002 (510 characters)

Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
3.97/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance – A gold color, with a thin head that disappears quickly. Has a thin, runny lacing.

Smell –A sweet malty aroma with floral hops and just a light touch of lemon. It’s really nice.

Taste – Similar to the smell, with a touch more hoppiness.

Mouthfeel – Nicely carbonated, crisp, slightly creamy, and smooth.

Drinkability – A very drinkable beer; I always finish the bottle too quickly. This has become one of my favorite session beers. Definitely the best beer I’ve had from Mexico. (509 characters)

Photo of Brenden
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Just slightly paler than amber, this beer is on the darkest side of yellow. It maintains a certain clarity, too, translucent but leaning more transparent. The head is a whitish cap reaching half a finger with good retention and somewhat better than decent coverage in terms of lacing.
It's a little grainy underneath, but it does have more Noble hops than I expect. It has a little bit of a peppery bite with some dry grass and a little damp earth. It goes a little sweet on the nose, more so than the tongue, but it's not corn. Malts, after the sweetness, go about medium-dry in the flavor. The finish offers more of a floral note with just a little of the running grains note continuing through.
It's crisp, light-bodied but not watery, and fairly smooth; all said, pretty refreshing. The grains do keep it from being completely clean. (837 characters)

Photo of BREWS4LA
4.13/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is probably one of the best Mexican beers. Its a Pilsner in true tradition of a Bohemia style hence the name. Not as popular as your mass produced and advertised Mexican beers.
Very good medium taste yet easy to drink in hot weather and with spicy food. Always very consistent.

Its funny that the locals in Mexico joke that Corona is Donkey Pee and should only be exported put they'll keep the Bohemia and Victoria any day.

Next time you go to a Mexican restaurant I encourage you to skip the Corona/Dos Equis Etc. and give it a try.

Cheers (550 characters)

Photo of Redneckwine
3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz cold bottle at a local Mexican joint

Lets skip the intracacies and keep this review plain and simple, since that's what this beer is all about...

Overall - Super clean, lightly sweet, bready malt: light grassy/floral hops: Crisp, effervescent carbonation, light body, smooth. Just a super refreshing, subtle, clean lager. Nothing fancy, but no off notes here to speak of; highly drinkable. (397 characters)

Photo of Goosehunter75
3.11/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A - Pours very light. Looks watered down

S - A malty aroma with not much else. Very very very slight hop aroma

T - Again, mainly malts. It is tasrty just not overly complex

M - A very light drink. Wouldnt call it watery though. It is smooth

O - A drinkable beer. Would go good with a spicy dish that requires a lot of drinking! The beer is flavorful. (354 characters)

Photo of WillWillows
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good beer. I drank three of these watching Mexican League Soccer and eating at my local Mexican restaurant, El Toro in Springfield, OH. Fajitas are fantastic and the beer is cold, the football high level. Lot of emotion. This is a good European Lager made in Mexico. Thank Emporer Maximillian for this, he brought the Austrian and German brewers with him long ago. In the bottle there is gold top and silver top. The silver is a dark and tasty brew if you can find it. Good beer. (489 characters)

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.04/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottles purchased at Beers of the World for my Day of the Dead party. Drank directly from the bottle.

Poured a little out later to get an idea of the appearance- it's pale yellow, typical adjunct lager look. Pretty fizzy. Can't get much of a read on head or lacing.

Smells like sweet grainy malt, grass, and a bit of pine.

Unexpectedly great taste here. The hops impart a peppery, piney pite, which is buffeted by strong carbonation. Sweet grainy malts as well, that are kept in check by the grassy hop bite. Not much lingering bitterness. Dry finish.

Light bodied, well carbonated, very refreshing.

The best Mexican cheap lager out there for sure. Would pair incredibly well with Mexican food. (699 characters)

Photo of McStagger
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Something light and crisp to match my pizza.

A: Nice golden hue. Perhaps slightly darker than the average BMC. Half a finger of bleached head. Moderate carbonation. Minimal retention. Moderate lacing.

S: Clean grain. Some vegetal characteristics and a bit herbaceous.

T: Flavor is light and slightly grassy. Up front picks up a bit of herbal hoppiness. Mid palate has some cracker malt sweetness and tart green apple and more adjunct characteristics. Finish is more of the same green apple skin. Dry.

M: Light, without being overly seltzer like.

O: My goto Mexican lager. Drinks easily with enough hoppiness to pair with the spicier dishes. (650 characters)

Photo of pallison123
3.95/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

If you're looking for a North American Pilsener as an alternative to the 'monster brews' flooding the market under the guise of 'IPAs' (or double, triple IPAs) look no further. Bohemia is hoppy and crisp but really blossoms when the cold edge softens. I wouldn't start it at room temp, but it rounds out as it warms up for sure. The mouthfeel is on the light side but the taste packs a nice hoppy punch. It's well balanced too, but definitely hop-forward. (455 characters)

Photo of KBrady
3.98/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

There's no better Mexican beer out there. It's hard to find, but as far as refreshing pilsener-style brews go, this is an excellent example and worth trying. Goes best with spicy food and is sessionable but doesn't shy away from giving you a kick after downing a few.
Highlight here is mouthfeel - very crisp, above-average carbonation while retaining flavor throughout. Very pleasant and almost nothing I'd rather drink on a beach. (433 characters)

Photo of Hulk_Beer
3.72/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Review as I drink. Let's pop this mother.

app- ever-so-slightly hazy yellow. No streaming bubbles anywhere, but my glass is impeccably clean. Frothy white head that's going down rather slowly for the style. Lots of particles just hanging in there. Surprising for a pils.

sml- Unfortunately I'm running on one nostril tonight, but let's give it a shot: nice peppery, floral hop presence. Not a whole lot of malt anything. This is a pilsner so I've got to remember not to try and read too much into it. Ok I do get some malt. Smells like wet bread. Is that weird? That's what I think of.

tst- More bright peppery hops. I think I really like this beer. Just the tiniest bit of lemon again, or some kind of citrus that hangs on after it's gone down the throat. There's more here than the Paulaner lager? Well a lager isn't a pilsner but still, I am pleasantly surprised. Malts hardly show up at all, and only to kick the hops back a little.

mf- pretty light but the only-slightly-filtered thing gave it a little body. It doesn't feel like a water beer.

This is what I would call a great example of style. I guess I really like pilsners. The characters here are pronounced but not like an IPA or stout. This is something that impressed me more than a lager from a company famous for making some of the best brews on earth. Another beer that gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling for the brewing scene in Mexico.

HULK (1,410 characters)

Photo of Chuckhammond1944
4.53/5  rDev +29.8%
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. (331 characters)

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