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

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783 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 783
Reviews: 385
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.06%
Wants: 19
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

03-24-2012 15:11:44 | More by szmnnl99
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

08-22-2013 23:33:54 | More by skriv
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

10-31-2013 22:59:48 | More by tangoafterdark
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3.26/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

somewhere above the median on the Mexican beer spectrum. the one pours a real light clear watery wheat color, with a short lived white head. the nose is very generic and light, crystal and pale malts, not as pilsener as indicated, but not offensively cornmeal adjuncty like a sol or a corona, although the flavor of this is only mildly better than either of those. it honestly doesn't really taste like much, which is actually an improvement over the metallic and rancid flavors of some of its competition. very crisp finish too without the sweet weirdness. also improved with a lime wedge, as infrequently as I say that, it applies here. ultra light mouthfeel and pretty good carbonation. I would take this over most other Mexican beers ive had, save pacifico. this does not approach a good quality brew, but in a hot summer setting when the alternatives are mich ultra and coronoa light, this is my horse.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 16:32:28 | More by StonedTrippin
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3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This brew pours a clear straw color with no head what so ever. Small tiny bubbles flow to the top like crazy. Low hop aroma with little of anything else. The first sip reveals a crisp clean lager taste. A toasty malt flavor along with a nice hop aroma help this beer a lot. The light body makes this brew very easy to drink.


Serving type: bottle

04-28-2003 17:48:47 | More by kunzbrew
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3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

poured this from a can into my glass with about one half inch of head. grain scent of corn. medium yellow color. taste is ok. not bad but not great. better than i expected from south of the border. ok if served cold on a hot day to clear the dust.

suckem up and movem out!


Serving type: can

04-09-2011 19:20:20 | More by giblet
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3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Gold foil topped brown bottle, no date, abv, but does say “Hecho en Mexico”. Sorry Mexico, but that’s not confidence inspiring. Odd, the neck label has “CONTENTS”, but none listed.
Aroma: Fairly neutral, pale malt with very trace hops and a slight corn smell.
Appearance: Glass is full of “floaties”, looks like yeast or some sediment; Scary given the very bright yellow color. Has a trace cover of white with a small collar, no lace.
Flavor: Fairly clean, the corn/adjunct taste is there but mild and has a slight citric/lemon note. Very watery
Mouthfeel: Very light body and I swear I can feel those floaties on my tongue, very disturbing.
Overall Impression: The sediment issue is really taking away from my enjoyment of this beer. No major flaws to report, just not much flavor either. Could make a good lawnmower or I guess a good session paired with some spicy foods. I’m not wanting another, but I could see ordering it in a Mexican restaurant.
Bottom line: eh, pretty good, better than most Mexican beers I’ve had.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2005 07:39:19 | More by HardTarget
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3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a stange glass.

Pours a very pale golden (crystal clear) body full of large bubbles rising to the quickly disappearing white head. Good clarity, not much else to rave about.

Smells of some light pale malts and slight sulfur notes. Maybe a bit of noble hop aroma but this is scant.

Light lager taste profile, including pale malt, very light non-descript hop flavor, and a bit of crackery toasted grain aftertaste. No obvious flaws in the flavor, which is a wide margin above and beyond the typical Mexican lager.

The mouthfeel is surprisingly smooth and the carbonation isn't over the top. Well done here.

Conclusion: I like this beer, but I wouldn't try to compare it to the classic German Pilseners, as it would fall far short. As a all malt lager however it does well, and beats out almost every adjunct lager around.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2011 03:13:15 | More by allforbetterbeer
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3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a pale yellow color with a thin white foam head. Some lacing left behind.

S- Some residual malt sweetness and dextrin scents. A bit of grain and a touch of caramel.

T- A slight hop bitterness initially with a sweet grain/malt flavor coming through in the finish. Corn husks, barley, and corn flavors are the easiest to detect.

M- Light bodied with a clean feel. Carbonation is moderate.

D- A decent brew that makes for an ok session beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2009 03:53:05 | More by projectflam86
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3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale gold color with a white head I think. It disappeared so quick, it's hard to be sure.

The aroma is mild, grainy with a touch of herbal hops.

Light bodied very mild malt flavor with a slight but decent hops kick at the finish.

Nothing special but a decent refreshing beer for hot weather.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2005 04:46:14 | More by whynot44
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3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a small head. Smell is of malts, somewhat sweet. Taste is also sweet, malts with some hops, rather refreshing. Feels light in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a fairly decent brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2010 16:01:34 | More by tone77
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3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

1. It was a pale straw color with thin bubbly white head that disappeared almost immediately.

2. Not much of a smell. Smells a little piney, kind of sweet, but the scent is not strong.

3. Tastes' like bread, a little bit of citrus followed by a very slight hoppy finish.

4. Feels a little bubbly, not overcarbonated though, very crisp.

5. I could probably drink 20 of these. It is refreshing, crisp, and has more taste than most other mexican beers.
You don't usually taste any hops in these beers, but they are present in Bohemia.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2010 23:18:42 | More by JMad
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3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a clear straw yellow with a fuzzy white head that dissipates quickly into a film. Not much lacing. Smells of straw, lemongrass. The beer tastes clean, with hints of lemongrass and corn adjuncts. The mouthfeel is carbonated but light.

Overall, this is a clean, refreshing Mexican beer. It's got a grassy sweetness to it that's very drinkable. Definitely no need to add lime.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 17:22:08 | More by JuicesFlowing
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New York

3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours to a light yellow color with a small white head that breaks down quickly leaving a slight film on the top. The aroma is sweet with some actual hops that is noticeable. Also a slight skunky aroma but not over whelming, and in truth does not impact the brew too much. Noticeable grain like flavors with a fair amount of malt, which finishes with a slight, but nice and noticeable hop taste. This brew is not bad; it was the first one that I came across where I could actually pick up a noticeable hop flavor. For the brews that I have had while in Mexico I would say that this was middle of the pack. Possible something that I would get while at a Mexican restaurant but have some others that I like a bit better.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2006 20:18:14 | More by Stimack
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3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My choice of beer for 2008 Cinco de Mayo.

Appearance: Poured from the unique shaped 12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. The beer is a perfectly clear gold color. My pour produced a rather thin head about 1/2 an inch in height. Head quickly faded to nothing, leaves no lace behind. I hate to say it but, very macro-like.

Smell: A lightly floral scent, with some graininess to it that has just a jint of malt.

Taste: Some grainy malt, a touch of some sort of spiciness to this with a lightly bitter finish. More taste than the appearance would suggest, and certainly more flavorful than the typical Mexican lager offerings.

Mouthfeel: Light in body, well carbonated, lively on the tongue. Finishes crisp and clean.

Drinkability: An easy drinking beer. I could session with this. Had one previous to review with with some lightly spicy Mexican food, it paired nicely with it. If I have to have a Mexican beer, this one (while not my first or second choice) would do in a pinch. Seems macro lagerish, but is just a step above. Yet, its not quite a full on Vienna Lager IMO. Not sure where to go with this.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2008 02:34:52 | More by BigRedN
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3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I live in Costa Rica right now and I bought it a small supermarket which has a large wine, spirit, and beer selection which is rare.

I had it in a bottle but, I didn't pour it in a glass because I didn't have a worthy one at hand so I just poured a little in a clear glass to check out the appearance which was just average.

The first thing i noticed was the strong honey taste. It has the micro-brew taste which I thought I was surprising. It didn't taste like it expected it to. I have tried a beer that taste exactly the same but, I can't remember the name. I want to say Dogfish but, I'm not sure.

Overall it was ok, I would drink it again but, I don't think I would recommend since there a better pilsners out there.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2009 04:52:46 | More by DV8HARD
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3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, yellow body with a frothy, white head. Lightly effervescent.

Smell: Grassy, spicy aroma with pale malts and a slight sourness overall. Thankfully, though, no skunking present.

Taste: What tastes like pils malt with a brief, subtle sweetness. A bit soapy, a bit of grass. Spicy hop taste and light bite of bitterness. Some lingering sourness to the crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Lively carbonation.

Drinkability: When surrounded by Mexican lagers, it would be certainly be more desirable than say, a Corona Light. Surely it would go great with Combo #14, 8, and 12 at your local Mexican eatery.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2008 05:28:42 | More by ChainGangGuy
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New Jersey

3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Single, twelve-ounce bottle copped from Total Wine and More in West Orange for $1.49...
Pours a dark, golden-colored hue with slight carbonation and a very minimal head that left no lacing at all...
Malty, caramel aroma... Modest and unassertive...
Corn, malts, and thick grains present in the flavor, which was light-bodied, clean, crisp, and refreshing...
Loose, watered-down mouthfeel with an overall good level of drinkability...
Not bad...

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2008 23:43:30 | More by dsa7783
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3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pretty clear, golden color. Not much head, dissapears quickly
S- Little smell, hard to notice, floral like but not very pungent
T- Very sublte taste initially, most of the beer's taste comes with a following bitterness. Quick and easy to drink without unique flavor.
M- very light and smooth, not too noticable,
D- Easy to drink, great for quick consumption, very safe for any food situation

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2010 02:40:33 | More by hangh
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3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bohemia Brand beer pours a clear amber from a stubby 12oz brown glass bottle. Head is a nice white and goes better than two fingers.

Nose is a damp grain with whiffs of alcohol and a slight hops note. Palate is a soft but good, unremarkable barley malt with a drying hops and the bite of carbonation.

By far, this is the best beer from Mexico that I have ever had, it actually tastes like beer. Shame on you Corona, et al!

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2002 01:05:41 | More by BeerBob
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New York

3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Paired with a burrito (what else?) from Guadalajara Taqueria in Davis.

A: About a finger of bubbly white head over a clear, pale straw color. Almost no retention and no lacing.
S: A bit of fresh grains and a faint cooked corn. Slightly grassy in the hops arena, which is welcome.
T: Grassy hops, grain and corn dominate. Refreshing, and not as unpleasant as other big Mexican beers I've had. Perfumey hoppiness is a big surprise!
M: Light and crisp.
D: A good beer with spicy foods. One of the better Mexican beers out there.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2009 01:53:51 | More by washburnkid
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3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pour is golden yellow, almost a mild green. with a smell white head. nose is a neutral bitter hops and apple honey. pretty much the taste too. i didn't know i the quality are that much different but the 'mexican pilz' seems to be a bit more malt oriented that the german. but not malt forward the same time. i did get a solid lilac floral quality though.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2009 08:17:58 | More by rtepiak
Bohemia from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
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