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

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BA SCORE
77
okay

732 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 732
Reviews: 383
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 17.11%


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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Boilermaker88

California

3.1/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is an amber lager? From the color and and taste I'd have guessed a pilsner.
Came in a brown bottle, a pint glass, and an irritating lime wedge stuck on the rim (gotta remember to request no lemon/lime!). Color was a clear pale yellow with a thin white cap for a head and a fair dose of carbonation.
Smell was sweet and fruity.
Taste was of mild maltiness followed up with a restrained citrusy hops bitterness. Residual bitterness left on the palate.
Feel was light, fizzy, and thin.
Overall, a decent brew to have on hand when eating some spicy Mexican food but I'm not going to have it taking up space in my fridge otherwise.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2003 04:38:52 | More by Boilermaker88
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Rumrunner

California

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle

The appearance is a weak bright gold. Very little head and weak lacing.
The smell is sweet malt with some hop balance. Also a grassy scent on the nose.

The taste has a bit of a hop tangy bite. Not much in the way of fruit or floral just a peppery bite. There is a nice grassy grainy flavor along with a sweet malt finish. A very nice balance to the flavors. A very dry aftertaste.

It has a nice strong body for how weak this beer looks. A nice powerful feel in the mouth. I recommend this beer when having food and when your favorite is just not what a person is looking for at the time. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2003 07:32:44 | More by Rumrunner
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beerguy101

California

2.68/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Lt gold color. WIth a foamy medium head. Aroma is sweet . A Light taste lager.It's slightly hoppy. Crisp taste. Full and smooth. Mouthfeel. Finish is crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. A typical Mexican/South American Lager. Lighter tasting beer, not a lot of flavor, but it is light and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2003 02:30:26 | More by beerguy101
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moulefrite

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A solid beer to turn to with Mexican food. In fact, pretty darn good all on its own. This blows away all that "popular" Mexican swill out there. This one has some personality and doesn't need a lemon to kick it up a notch. Pleasant malt flavors with a little sweet bread dough and just enough bitterness too keep it interesting. A safe bet for your fiesta.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2003 17:41:41 | More by moulefrite
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Beastdog75

New Jersey

3.13/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bohemia is a surprisingly decent beer from Mexico that is brewed by the same company as Dos Equis. I thought that this beer was going to be a darker offering like Dos Equis Amber or Negra Modelo, but in my opinion this is more of a pilsner type offering and is a notch above of the standard American style stuff that seems to be the predominant brew of choice south of the border.

Bohemia pours a light yellowish straw color with a soapy one-finger foam head that disappears in under 20 seconds. I found the smell to be surprisingly nice. Light sweet malt and decent hop smell. Rare to find a Mexican beer that smells adjunct free. The mouthfeel is still thin, watery, and fizzy, but there is a hint of smoothness to the body. The initial taste is of some decent malt flavor, which is slightly sweet but balanced by the spicy/dry/fruity hop bitterness. Notes of toasted grain and grassiness in there as well. Good hop bitterness in the finish. The aftertaste is lean though, with just some continuing hop bitterness. This beer finishes out with some slight alcoholic warmth.

Color and style expectations aside, this beer was much better flavorwise than I expected. I found no off-flavors from corn, rice, grain husks, etc. in here. Easy to drink. Altogether, probably one of the best non-dark beers from Mexico.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2003 23:00:40 | More by Beastdog75
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elmocoso

Virginia

2.65/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had this at a mexican resturaunt (Suprise).

It poured a dusty? light gold. It was very carbonated and had zero head. The smell was of alcohol and adjuncts. Slight maltyness.

Mouthfeel and taste average. Pretty average beer. Just once I'd like a mexican beer to blow me away.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2003 20:51:23 | More by elmocoso
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LarryKemp

Texas

3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2003 19:41:14 | More by LarryKemp
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Winter

Wisconsin

2.48/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz botttle. Gold foil covers the cap and neck. Clear pale golden in appearance with an airy white head. Light aroma consists of sour grain. Thin mouthfeel with a crispness from the carbonation. I don't know if my taste buds were off or what, but the flavor exhibited an unexpected fruitiness to it. Light malt and grain flavors lead into a somewhat dry finish. Overall pretty bland. I expected a little more here. Pales in comparison to Dos Equis Amber.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2003 20:22:40 | More by Winter
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kunzbrew

Massachusetts

3.28/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Cheers

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2003 17:48:47 | More by kunzbrew
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AtLagerHeads

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a nicely presented beer in a squat brown bottle with the neck and cap covered in gold foil. The label provides little clue as to the country of origin until one finds the brewer listed in a stripe of the same gold color placed diagonally across the label. The printing in that area is likely a 2 to 4 font, no more. A good looking pour of crystal clear gold beer with a 3/4 inch white foam head completes the appearance. The head vanishes to a thin residue but continues to provide unsticky lace down the glass. Malt nose with a slight hint of hops in the background. Relatively full-bodied feel with slow bubble creation as the glass is drawn down creates slight astringency. Malty sweetness with enough balance to let the grain wander through. Very nice dry finish.

The brewer should shout the origin on the label; this is a decently put together brew worthy of its name. A good food beer, it would range through the spice spectrum quite well.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2003 15:55:31 | More by AtLagerHeads
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tavernjef

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Color is golden yellow and a bit pale with a white head that went out fast leaving some patchy lace. Smells of lightly done malt with faint hop. Taste is mostly sweet malt, very clean with barely a hop noticed. Feel is medium bodied and easy, smooth and refreshing. This is a better Mexican lager then most.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2003 15:24:19 | More by tavernjef
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Pegasus

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Medium golden color with a small white head which disappears in seconds, good lace, and lots of fizzy carbonation. Aroma has just a hint of skunk, slight malt, and mild floral hops. Taste begins with slightly sweet bread malts, which are quickly subsumed by earthy/medicinal hop flavors that linger past the end of the taste. Finish is crisp nd dry. Mouthfeel is quite good for the style. This beer pairs very well with spicy foods and is quite refreshing in and of itself. Among the better of classical Mexican beers.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2003 20:27:14 | More by Pegasus
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kwill

Texas

3.1/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a lot like the American macros - pale yellow and a very small head that disappears quickly. Smells a lot like those beers also.

However, the taste was definitely better than the appearance. Very light characteristics that you would expect from a beer that looks and smells like this one does. But there is just enough hops to provide some flavor and leave a little bitter aftertaste.

I don't particularly like this style of beer so I probably won't be buying it again, but I would definitely not have a problem drinking another one if it was available. Overall this would be an easy to drink beer for even the pickiest of beer advocates.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2003 19:38:33 | More by kwill
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JISurfer

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is your average Mexican beer, but at the same time it's not, if that makes any sense. I have had this on numerous occasions and I still enjoy it as much as the first time I had it. It has a light initial taste, but finishes off with a semi-stouty taste. It's darker than most Mexican beers, so it has some body to it and doesn't need a fruit to make it good. My good friends from college, the Coastas, named so because they were from Coasta Rica, brought me to it. They also gave me a cool little recipe that they use in Costa Rica w/ Bohemia. Take one bottle of it, mix it with a couple dashes of hot sauce and a couple dashes of lime juice. You have to trust me on this one. It'll make you sweat, but you just want even more. The tastes mix together wonderfully. Give it a shot and you won't be disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2002 00:12:29 | More by JISurfer
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BeerBob

Nebraska

3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
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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bditty187

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a simple brew. All the flavors are mild, but blended well. The hops are tasty; actually there is some good spiciness, citrus, and grassiness. The malt is weak but mingles well. It has a cleansing sensation on the palate. The nose is light (clean really), and it doesn’t do the beer much justice. Super pale yellow in color, the head was white, smallish and it disappeared fast. The carbonation seems fitting.

This beer is not going to tax your tastebuds but it is a decent drink. I bet is would go good with spicy foods.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2002 13:56:26 | More by bditty187
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putnam

Michigan

4.03/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright gold color. Sudsy falling head. Aromas of clear grain and well-judged hops and husk. The palate features a nice balance of creamy, fine, fizzy texture, malty, medium body and, again, well-judged bitterness. Bright lemon battles with wet earth. Finishes clean and dry. Certainly the best Mexican light lager I can easily get my hands on, and in the more general Austalasian/Helles/Lager category one of the best as well.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2002 10:26:02 | More by putnam
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Dogbrick

Ohio

2.9/5  rDev -14.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2002 13:09:11 | More by Dogbrick
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Gusler

Arizona

3/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2002 17:03:12 | More by Gusler
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EagleTalon

Arkansas

3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A very interesting brew. It has a "noble" hop character, something like Saaz or Tettnang. There is not only the bitternes, but I can taste that the brewers deliberately put in a little "flavor" hops. The malt and hop flavors are very subtle and I had to concentrate to find them. The color is very pale--not what I expect in a "vienna lager". What is up with that? The head was thin and formed a thin ring around the surface. A nice beer but not something I would seek out, except as a complement to a good Mexican dinner.

This beer resembles a Bohemian Pilsner rather than a Vienna.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2002 00:48:01 | More by EagleTalon
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle with no freshness date. Very thin white lacing though it sticky quite well.

Slightly earthy hop with a spicy back, is this dry hopped or is it hop extract. Thick sweet graininess wraps around the hops to make the aroma somewhat intriguing.

Clean palate, perfect with all spicy foods and not just Mexican. Thin maltiness holds on to a sweet graininess, hops are not there just for the bitterness. Bitterness balances very well and there is a level lingering flavour of earthy floral hop. Clean dry grainy finish.

This is my top pale Mexican beer without a doubt.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2002 13:47:10 | More by Jason
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BeerAngel

Texas

2.9/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours an extremely clear pale yellow. So pale it resembles white wine. The 1 1/2 finger head dissipates very quickly. The smell as well as the taste is that of a very faint sweetness. It finishes almost in a disappointing way....leaves you high and dry "so to speak". The mouthfeel is barely more refined than water. I feel like I could drink alot of these, but could a stand repeated "high and dry" episodes is the big question. It went okay with the food, but the food outdid the beer. Think I'll try the Dos XX next. Salud!

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2002 20:18:49 | More by BeerAngel
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Todd

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12oz short & stubby brown bottle with a gold foil neck.

Appearance: Bright, clear golden in colour. Large carbonation bubbles. Creamy thin white head that clings on the glass.

Smell: Very clean aroma, just a touch of sweet grain in the background.

Taste: Body is light, mouthfeel is very smooth and very creamy. Touch of bready sweetness that is even, flavourful and goes faintly fruity -- in a soft, gentle sweet peach kind of way. The faintest hint of smooth vanilla hides amongst the light sweetness, but then it's lost almost instantly and the bready sweetness pulls thru for a second round. Light grain follows. Hop bitterness is also light with a slight twang of zesty hop and floral flavour which are quickly subdued. Finish is quite clean with some light residuals.

Notes: Before anyone says anything ... yes, this is a Vienna-Style Lager. There are quite a few Mexican lagers that are, but that's a history lesson within itself. Back to the beer ... without a doubt one of the best mass-produced Mexican lagers available. Just had one of these with a rice, bean and cheese burrito covered in peppermash salsa. It quenched, quelled and complemented quite nicely.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2002 18:24:53 | More by Todd
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marc77

California

3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Typical pilsner appearance. Straw hue and perfectly clear. Lemony and floral hop nose perhaps from Tettanger. Malt notes are surpsingly absent in the aroma. Light in carbonation for a pilsner. Hop bitterness is mild and malt sweetness thus dominates. Lemon zest hop flavor followed by a hint of graininess. Nothing outstanding in flavor, but the lack of flaws and clean finish to this beer make it innocuous and drinkable. It's not a beer to savor by itself... it needs greasy food.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2002 19:12:55 | More by marc77
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garymuchow

Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lighter malt aroma that adds nicely to the drink. Nice full head. Clear light gold color. Taste is a little drier than many in style, but not sharp or bitter, which I think is why it goes so well with many foods. Good mouth feel, without excessive carbonation. A satisfying lager.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2002 12:38:24 | More by garymuchow
Bohemia from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
77 out of 100 based on 732 ratings.