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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.

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Dave1999

North Carolina

2.98/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 16:22:44 | More by Dave1999
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GhostKidd956


3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A mexican beer i've been wanting to try for a while

A -A bright golden color with a huge 4 finger head that faded pretty quickly

S - HUGE SWEET grainy smell with a slight hoppy finish

T - The first note in was a slight sour mash and finished with a semi floral hoppy dry finish.

M- - Eh could have used a slight more carbonation to help float the flavor a little more on tongue

O - A solid mexican beer I gotta say they could have used a little more bitterness and a little bit more hops and a lot more grains but overall it a pretty good beer. Gotta say this is hands down the best mexican beer i've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 04:28:09 | More by GhostKidd956
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vickersspitfire

Texas

3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours out crystal clear with a nice white head that thins out into a layer of bubbles corralled by very little lacing. The body is a light golden color and is filled with some mild carbonation. Mild wheat and some malts come through, very mild citrus zest as well but not much else-very light floral notes. Its light –to- medium bodied and you can feel the carbonation-Malts and hops are present along with some spices, semi-sweet overall and dry. There is a hint of floral flavors in this one, overall not a bad beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 01:57:09 | More by vickersspitfire
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TownDunkel

Texas

3.78/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I have always seen this one on sale and thought it was just another beer until I took a deeper look.

Appearance - A solid gold color, maybe even some flecks of yellow here and there to spice it up

Smell - Hoppy with some light notes of grain.

Taste - Really nice taste, the hop smell translate well to the flavor. Not complex, but a solid simple flavor

Mouthfeel - Great carbonation that keeps the flavor satisfying

Overall - A nice beer, a bit light for my taste and maybe a bit on the simple side. This would be a beer with a good spicy meal though

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2012 01:36:39 | More by TownDunkel
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YeastWrangler88

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -10%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 01:43:36 | More by YeastWrangler88
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

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

A-Pours a lightly hazy straw yellow color. Head is bleached and about a quarter inch in height. Head, although small, does retain quite well. Light lacing. Armies of bubbles rise to fuel the head.

S-A bit skunky. Moderate Noble hop grassiness. Also a subtle cracker and corny graininess. Actually smells more legit than I expected it to be. Brings enough to the table.

T-The hops are clean and the skunk is muted to a certain extent. Subtle cracker/dough combination. Lightly spicy on the finish. The hoppiness is pronounced to a very respectable degree (especially for a Mexican import). Flavors work well together.

M-Light bodied with a spritzy carbonation level. Quite drinkable. Mild hop-induced bitterness. Crisp and clean. Barely any metallic flavor.

O/D-Better than expected. Blows other Mexi-brews away. Still, far from anything I would by again (as I only purchased a single). But hey, turns out it was worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 02:30:45 | More by VelvetExtract
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

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

355ml bottle poured into pint glass 28/8/12

A has more color then I expected, golden yellow, lots of tiny bubbles and a short lived finger of foam leaves no lace

S cooked veggies, grass and hay with a little corny malt

T some faint noble hops to go with what I smell, nothing special but much better then the other Mexican beers I had this week

M well carbonated and a little thin about what I expected, fairly clean finish

O a nice surprise that I found a un-skunked beer here in PV, drinkable for sure

perhaps its all the crap I´ve been drinking in Mexico but this one was almost good.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 16:36:26 | More by wordemupg
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dhannes

Wisconsin

3.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had a bottle at a local Mexican restaurant.

A=Couldn't tell much, as I consumed it from the bottle...appeared to be darker than most adjuncts.

S=I couldn't get much aroma...some malt.

T=A bit more flavorful than other pilseners...smoky with maltiness.

M=Nice body...perhaps a bit much more body than other pils...low to moderate carbonation.

O=An okay beer...not a great compliment to Mexican food...probably will not buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 05:15:15 | More by dhannes
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DerekP

Pennsylvania

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

Yellow-gold in appearance with a slim, white head that thins to a rim with spots on the surface.

Smells of lemon zest, bread crust, floral hops and light malts. Mild, but enough hops to keep it intriguing.

In the taste I'm catching lemon, light malts, and just enough bittering hops. A very, very slight hint of peppery/peppermint hops flavor.

Light-medium bodied and friendly to the palate.

Notes: If I had one suggestion to offer it would be to add some additional hops flavor to more closely match the aroma. Also, it could be more prickly (hops!). That being said, Bohemia is one of the best beers out of Mexico, and among my top 3 choices when eating at a Mexican restaurant. In many ways it's much like a Munich Helles lager.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 20:07:12 | More by DerekP
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metter98

New York

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

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin bright white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a bit of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are aromas of grainy malts and corn in the nose along with some hints of grassy hops.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of grainy malts and is accompanied by a light to moderate amount of bitterness that persists through the taste, but particularly stands out in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation with a bit of dryness in the finish.
O: This beer is a cut above most other standard Mexican lagers and is relatively easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2012 23:51:57 | More by metter98
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jimmah120

Minnesota

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

12oz bottle with no date

Pours clear yellow-gold with no head whatsoever. Smell is light: slight lemon, corn, grain. Taste is much the same but better; light corn, grain, rice, slightly warming malt, a touch of bitter citrus, and a light peppery feeling. Mouthfeel is good, carbonated well.

Your better-than-average mexican lager.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 08:17:11 | More by jimmah120
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elNopalero

Texas

3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I ordered this at one of my favorite Mexican restaurants. Thought it was a fitting accompaniment to a delicious meal. They poured it into a frosted mug. Can’t win them all. But at least I didn’t have it with the lime!

This bottle comes from the Frida Kahlo edition. I gotta give them props for using famous artists to market the beer.

It pours a golden-crystal color with light foam and noticeable effervescence. There’s a light aroma to this with some corn/adjunct lager notes (if this in fact is made with adjuncts) being barely perceptible. No hops, no malt profile to speak of either.

There’s a light crisp flavor to this, sans any expected (hopefully anticipated?) hoppiness. Not much aftertaste either. It finishes clean and clear, unlike my experience with other adjunct lagers. This is what it is and it does what it does. I didn’t expect much and it didn’t disappoint my expectations. You could do a lot worse in a mass-produced import.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 19:59:56 | More by elNopalero
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Douberd

Netherlands

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

Bottleof 355 ml, poured into a low wide glass. Bohemia Obsura was really great, so let's see this one.
Colour is golden yellow, with a greenish hue when against light, with minimal amount of bubbles rising to the top and a one finger head that was quickly gone.
Extra-ordinarily great smell,limes, a bit fruity too, but not sweet fruity, citrus like.
The flavour surely follows the aroma, but in the contrary of other mexican beers that have a lime flavour, this one tastes more natural and not so artificial.
Medium thickness on the body, a bit dry on the palate and average carbonation.
Overall, it managed to make me hold my positive stance against Bohemia, that I had from the Obscura.
If in Mexico, look only for this one

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 22:40:53 | More by Douberd
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first beer I enjoyed off the resort, and what a pleasant surprise it was!

A - Pours a pale golden colour, finger of head with some retention and sporadic lacing.

S - Metallic musty malts, hints of leafy greens, grassy hop notes and hints of burnt cane sugar.

T - The first Mexican beer that has traces of hops! Surprisingly flavourful and fitting of the style. Grassy hop notes amidst some muddled metallic caramel malts and hints of bitter citrus notes.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and finishes with a touch of dryness.

O - I don't know if this was the result of a dulled palette from drinking flavourless beers on the resort, but this Mexican brew actually boasts some flavourful hop characteristics. Easy drinking and mild enough on the palette to enjoy in the intense Mexican heat. The best option in Mexico IMO.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 03:48:36 | More by andrenaline
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JohnBeerRun

Georgia

2.55/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Good beer overall I tried one in a Mexican restaurant. It goes well with those dishes and has a pretty good taste. I'm more into heavy or darker beer soo this one was just ok. I would try it again if I had the chance depending on the atmosphere I'm in

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 22:58:39 | More by JohnBeerRun
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djbow

Maryland

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

A - Clear, pale golden yellow with about a finger width white head. Active bubbles below the surface work continuously beneath the quickly dissipating head.

S - Corn / cooked grain, faint hops, malt and a spice note. The nose is light but much more pronounced that most other Mexican beers.

T - Crisp, grain sweetness and over all mild flavor due to the pale malt base. At the finish mild hops add a mild spice and bitter kick.

M - Light-bodied, but not as watery as other Mexican beers. Ample carbonation.

O - For a Mexican beer Bohemia is a very flavorful choice. Though it does not equal other beers of the Pilsner style it does shine in its environment. I travel to Mexico frequently and in the unrelenting heat of Merida, Bohemia is blessed not so bad sanctuary.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 03:53:13 | More by djbow
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rwrk42

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour: A pale clear yellow with no head a bit of lacing
Smell: Very mild, a bit sweet with slight citrus undertone
Taste: Very smooth, crisp and refreshing. A citrus undertone and finishes with a slight bitterness from the hops and a peppery spice.
My favorite Mexican beer. Pleasantly surprised and I recommend for a hot day or with a nice spicy meal.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 02:35:13 | More by rwrk42
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DJED69

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lovely beer. Certainly not your typical insepid, skunky, flavorless Mexican brew. Bohemia is a crisp, fresh tasting pilsner. Yes, pilsner. Nice malt and bitter hop balance. A touch of sweetness and a terrific citrusy aftertaste. This has become one of my go to beers. Excellent with food or to quench that desire for a cold brew. If you can find it locally, try it. And please, no lime.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 01:56:31 | More by DJED69
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zeledonia

Minnesota

2.38/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Spending two weeks in the Yucatan, felt like I had to try this, since I've had no urge to pick it up back home.

Pours a fairly pale golden yellow, quite clear, with about a half-finger of white head, which fades quickly, and leaves little lace.

Smell is rather faint hops with a hint of peppery spice. Not remarkable, really, but not so bad.

Taste has a bit of bite to it. Pale malt base doesn't provide much flavor, but the hops add a slight spice and tingle. Turns mildly bitter in the finish.

Mouthfeel is fine - light-bodied, with ample carbonation and a slightly prickly finish.

This is like a muted pilsner - it has all the right elements, but with the volume turned down. Those elements set it apart from a lot of other Mexican beers, but it doesn't measure up so well against other versions.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 04:32:10 | More by zeledonia
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
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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allforbetterbeer

Colorado

3.3/5  rDev -2.7%
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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RedBiddy

Oregon

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

I don'know if it's because I've been in Mexico for two weeks and limited to a choice between Corona, Dos Equis, or Modelo, but, this Bohemia was like Flamenco Dancers prancing about on my tongue - castanets nipping at my palate. In comparison to beer from Plzen, the Czech Republic, it is more than a respectable effort! Solid in all its attributes...a FINE pilsner! My favorite latino brew to date!

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 23:05:47 | More by RedBiddy
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BretSikkink

Mexico

2.63/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pale golden color with some darker rings. Lacing is scant, pale white, and short lived. Nothing special.

The aroma is like seltzer water with a hint of pale grains and DMS. Faint beeriness. The flavor is similarly weak. Carbonation is prominent in the flavor, unfortunately. Body is too fizzy and also very light.

Nothing special, this does not stand out from a crowded pack. Pass.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 02:55:50 | More by BretSikkink
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AlimonyAle

Massachusetts

4.68/5  rDev +38.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 04:07:14 | More by AlimonyAle
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rangel2

Indiana

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

As the owner of a Mexican restaurant and having all the available Mexican beers, this one is my favorite.

Clean straw color. Very little head.

Smells faintly fruity, with a nice bready aroma.

Taste is sweet, thicker than it appears, but has a noticeable soft and welcomed fruitiness. Very little bitterness but enough to make this a well balanced beer.

Overall, this is the best Vienna-Style/Pilsner (whatever you want to call it) Mexico offers. Clean, refreshing, sessionable, versatile enough to match most every flavor profile on our menu, and one that actually has some complexity to it.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 17:41:58 | More by rangel2
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