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

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405 Reviews
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Reviews: 405
Hads: 994
Avg: 3.44
pDev: 26.16%
Wants: 38
Gots: 129 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-18-2001

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Reviews: 405 | Hads: 994
Photo of Westsidethreat
2.86/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a dull, light straw colored brew with crisp lines. Head is really nice; full, creamy, fluffy and snow white.

S: Dry grass, white grapes with really dry biscuits

T: Begins dry and somewhat grainy. Some vegetable sweetness comes in next including pees, corn and potato. Oily mineral taste is present as well, that trademark "Mexican" taste that accompanies most south of the border beers. There's a slight sour twang that resembles lime which would probably blossum if an actual lime wedge was added. Finishes metallic and dry. Now I'll add the lime and what a difference it makes...really cuts through the oily mineral taste.

M: Thin and hard with a touch of carbo sting.

D: Not my favorite Mexican lager but not bad. The lime helped.

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Photo of biboergosum
2.87/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle at Jalepenos on downtown Sandpoint .

This beer pours a clear, medium golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and yet somewhat creamy bone-white head, which leaves some spotty o Ean

It smells of semi-sweet corn grits and cereals, mild acetone esters, a further breadiness, and a faint earthy earthy bitterness. The taste is grainy pale malt, astringent corn mass, a small chemical plant effluent edginess, and pithy earthy dead leafy hops.

The carbonation is pretty innocuous, barely a wan frothiness presiding, the body mealy middleweight, and plainly smooth, the inherent corniness coming through the rye (figuratively, of course). It finishes off-dry, the gritty corn keeping it's hold on the whole deal.

Not really all that bad, especially on a finally cooled down 100 degree day - not that this is really indicative of the style listed here. Sort of a one and done for me, as my steak looks like a way better option than another one of these.

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Photo of tgbljb
2.88/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured a pale yellow color with slight white head that fell to a very slight white ring. Smell is very light and almost non-existent. Tsste is very light with a slight hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is very light and not much to describe. Easy to drink, but not much else.

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Photo of Dogbrick
2.9/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Not nearly as bad as I was expecting. As far as the Mexican beers I have tried so far, it is not quite as good as Negro Modelo, but is mucho better than Corona, Tecate, etc. Light malt flavor. Aroma is hard to comment on because all I could smell was the lime. All in all I would probably try this again as it went with my enchiladas fairly well.

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Photo of jeffjeff1
2.92/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I had this at a new mexican restaurant.

Appearance- light gold color, no head

Smell- some malt, lime

Taste- little malt, mostly lime, not much flavor

Mouthfeel- light bodied, no carbonation

Drinkability- It's ok when drinking it while eating mexican food but it's not really my type of beer.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.92/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright gold color with a very thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of bready malts, spices, caramel and a little bit of hops.

T: The taste is starts out with some spice & lemon along with a hearty malt character. Then a mild but complimentary hops presence comes in to provide a little balance. The after-taste is bready and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth with a little crispness, medium body, medium carbonation, clean and dry finish.

D: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, decent representation of style, I could drink a few of these but I think it would be better with food and there are better beers in the style.

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Photo of Floydster
2.92/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle at La Paz Mexican Restaraunt in El Segundo

Poured a light brown color into a cold glass

No head and the smell was average for a lager

Nice crisp taste to go along with my enchilada plate

Could drink a lot of these if scarfing down some rice and beans along with it

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Photo of heavy216
2.93/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: 12 oz bottle, 2 finger very frothy head, heavy lacing, pours pale yellow in color

S: slight fruity, hops aroma....very plain

T/had light body, strong carbonation.

D: avg beer taste, nothing special. tasted much better ice cold, but again nothing special

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Photo of biggmike
2.93/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this before I became a beer connisseur and thought this wasn't bad. Had it again recently and I can't say that I was impressed. Better than most Mexican-brewed beer which is usually similar to a US-macro. More hops evident than in the usual standard Mexican fare. Pretty smooth and drinkable, but no real distinguishable characteristic. Not offensive.

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Photo of ADR
2.95/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear medium gold, darker than straw with a thinnish pale head. Simple laces on the glass. Scant aroma, slightly bready with a bit of tanginess. Light mouthfeel with lively but not overbearing carbonation. Starts with brown sugar flavors and a slightly grainy texture, dries a bit by mid mouth with just the mildest hops. Finish is quite clean, some of the earlier texture remains but much of the flavor has passed you by. Actually a fairly drinkable brew, if pretty unremarkable in most categories.

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Photo of WakeandBake
2.97/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A clear pale yellow color with a one finger short lasting fizzy white head , no lacing , medium carbonation. Aroma is light toasted grain and a bit of floral hops , with a hint of lemon zest . Flavor is lightly sweet , a faint bitterness and some light floral hop notes , short hoppy finish much like a Euro lager . Quite sessionable I would guess ( I am only trying one ) Nothing wrong with this beer , just very average in all aspects , meah >

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Photo of Dave1999
2.97/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a golden colour with a foamy white head.

The smell is sweet and grainy.

The taste is similar to the taste sweet grains, not much else. Simple and easy drinking.

The mouthfeel is light with medium carbonation.

Overall about what you would expect from a Mexican beer, it's better than Corona but that's not saying much.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
2.98/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this at a Mexican restaurant in Kittery. Pale yellow color with a very small head. Poured the second bottle more aggressively, still a small head. Little aroma, some sweet corn. The taste was faint malt with a tiny hops presence. Thin mouthfeel. It did, however, pair well with my enchiladas verde.

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Photo of paterlodie
2.98/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Well lasting head and pale golden beercolor. Nose has lots of hops, but has cauliflower and soapy nose with it. Malts and sweetnes present but some sulphur too.
Taste is light malty sweet and having light/moderate bitterness. Quiet empty mouthfeel, makes this brew a dinkable beer but no highflyer.

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Photo of pmcadamis
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Crystal clear bright dandelion yellow with no trace of a head. No lace either.

S - Slight hints of clean hops, and a bit of citrus. Not much smell at all really.

T - Sharp, clear, biting, and quenching. Pilsener-like hops, but very subdued with absolutely no trace of an aftertaste....this might be one of the cleanest finishing beers ever. Much more flavorful than it is aromatic. This went excellently with salsa and tortilla chips.

M - Light in body, but nicely structured...it does have some substance, unlike a lot of other Mexican and American lagers. Thirst quenching, highly carbonated, and clean.

D - Good with Mexican cuisine or when baking yourself out by the pool. Not very interesting, but worlds better than any other Mexican lager I've had.

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Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear gold, the head white, minimal, the lace is adequate. Nose is malt, clean and crisp. Front is malt, lightly sweet, top is light, the finish is quite acidic, dry, and nicely hopped. The second beer I had in Warez, Mexico, on my first weekend at my new posting to Fort Bliss. Ranks #937 on my current 1000 beer master list.

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Photo of jdhilt
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours with a two-finger white head that leaves a some lace. Clear pale amber color. Light bodied and light carbonation. Slightly hoppy nose. Starts slightly on the sweet side and the finish is clean, with no lingering aftertaste. Good session beer. $1.30 for a 12oz. bottle from Liquor Barn, Lexington, KY.

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Photo of GClarkage
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Consumed in October 2004 in Cancun, Mexico from a bottle. The first of about 10 Mexican beers I am going to review from notes just back from a week trip to Cancun. Plus I have another 5 to rate that I brought back. OK...Smelled decent. Had a few hops lingering around. Maybe a sweet flowery fruity flavor hiding in the background? Poured with a small head and a bit of lacing. Light yellow coloring. Tasted pretty good for a beer from Mexico. Maybe a cross between a pilsner and a lager? Good carbonation. A few light hops in there too. Maybe the third best beer I had back there. Refreshing, but would take another beer I like over it anytime. Worth a try.

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Photo of Drew966
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bohemia pours a light yellow with a white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. Grainy and banana like aromas are present (I don't think there's supposed to be banana like aromas!). Banana like flavors are also present in the taste. After the beer aired out briefly, I can no longer taste banana or smell it. Grainy flavors dominate, a little bit of a citrus twang too. Actually, not too bad for a Mexican offering. Worth a try.

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Photo of Knapp85
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

For a German Pilsner I felt that this wasn't too bad. With not being a huge fan of Pilsners I wasn't expecting to enjoy this at all. The beer is a moderately good with some good hop and malts on the nose. The Color is a typical yellow with a white white that fades off within a few sips. The mouthfeel is decent with some good carbonation keeping it real and lighter bodied to keep is refreshing. Not too bad of a beer.

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Photo of orcasteve
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

thers nothing speichal about this one, its golden and smels of corn with verry little hops, this one is comparable to budwiser. this is middle of the road for taste, and watery. its not the worst thing i've had and its no ware close to the top of my list. its just average.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.03/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not really sure what to make of this one. I saw it sitting there and had never heard of it before so decided to take a flyer on it. Served cold, I found it poured out pretty decent overall. Nice medium brown in color with a tight head of white that capped the top quite well. Settling down it managed to maintain a firm, but decent level of head through nice carbonation that was streaming up through the bottom of the glass. Aroma was light, far too light in my opinion, caramel and bready notes, but nothing standing out to me as being anywhere near where it should be. Same goes for the flavor. While it was tight and clean, there was just a lack of depth that was hard for me to get past. Light caramel barely covers a mostly bready, grainy malt bill that does little to try and help the issue.

Overall ehh. It was not terrible, but was really rather lackluster. I did not have a huge issue with it per se, but I needed more. For a macro like lager though it came off fairly well.

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Photo of changeup45
3.03/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A solid Mexican beer. Wrapped in foil, like champagne, in a short stocky bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Not much to the appearance, or the aroma, a little grainy I guess. The rest is better though. Very smooth, refreshing and light-bodied. Semi-sweet notes with a little more flavor than others of the same category. I must say this goes quite well with Mexican food and they are very easy to drink.

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Photo of LarryKemp
3.03/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I went to a local Mexican restaurant and decided to try this beer with my meal. It poured a very light straw with a minimal head. The head evaporated almost instantly and the beer looked flat about halfway through the glass. The beer had just enough maltiness in the aroma and the taste to let me know I was drinking a beer and not a glass of water. The mouthfeel was very light and low carbonation. This made an okay beer for a Mexican food place or maybe watching a ballgame. It could make a good session beer.

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Photo of YeastWrangler88
3.04/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass:

Appearance: very clear, nice pale yellow, lots of bubbles. Head recesses quickly but leaves a thin layer of foam on top. Looks very nice for a german pils.

Aroma: faint smells of pale grain, but i smell a bit of green apple skin and some alcohol. Hops are very hidden, but i think im getting some slight floral and pepper-like hops.

Flavor: flavors matches aroma, with flavors of pale grain, almost like raw bread, im still picking up some green apple and a bit of alcohol makes its presence, but its not too overwhelming. Again, hops are faint and hard to distinguish a flavor from, but they do balance the grainyness of the beer as far as bitterness goes.I dont mind it.

Mouthfeel: light bodied, lots of carbonation, with a smooth dryness at the end.

Overall: a decent example of a german pils, but not on the top of my list. Something i could easily have a 6 pack though on a night of beer drinking. Something to check out if you have a chance, it wont dissapoint, but it wont be something youll write home about either.

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Bohemia from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
79 out of 100 based on 405 ratings.