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

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80
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399 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 399
Hads: 979
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 35
Gots: 115 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-18-2001

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Reviews: 399 | Hads: 979
Photo of GeoffFromSJ
2.35/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This is a low point for me. Why am I reviewing this? Boredom on vacation? Am I a karma slut? I hope not.

Appearance: Yellow color fails to impress but lacing is thick throught. The yellow is not a good golden yellow.

Smell: Some malt going on-I think.

Taste: bland to the extreme.

Mouthfeel: watery but not offensive.

Drinkable: Drinkable in the way water is drinkable. Hey, if you are the type of BA who thinks this kind of beer has its place after mowing the lawn-this is for you. I would recommend water in its stead. (535 characters)

Photo of KoG
4.07/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Darker yellow body with a smaller somewhat fizzy head. No strong lacing. A bit lighter in color than expected.

Smell is crisp with good malt and hop balance.

Tastes clean and flavorful. Good malt with light bitterness. So easy to drink.

My favorite brew outo f Mexico for sure. (286 characters)

Photo of clemtig76
3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Knocked back a few of these at On The Border in Charleston, SC while visiting friends. I can't believe I have not reviewed this beer yet since it is my go to beer when traveling in Mexico. Pours a nice golden yellow color with a thin white head and some lacing. Good, earthy hop aroma with faint grainy malts in the background. Very clean and flavorful. Perfect accompliment to go with my burritos. (398 characters)

Photo of tgbljb
2.88/5  rDev -17.5%
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. (267 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.92/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

"I'm just a poor beer, nobody loves me;
He's just a poor beer from a poor brewery"

--from 'Bohemia Rhapsody' by Queen


Medium yellow-gold, a half notch short of amber. The beer would look better if it was filtered. The cap isn't bright white, but neither is it dark enough to be called eggshell. It displays good persistence and is stoney rather than rocky. A half-hearted attempt at lace results in an uneven, scalloped collar.

The nose is nice. It smells of sweet grain with more than a little spicy, earthy hoppiness. I can appreciate no off-aromas; thanks, no doubt, to the brown glass bottle (which ought to be mandatory). The more I smell, the more I like.

Surprise, surprise, surprise... Bohemia is good beer. It tastes quite a bit like it smells: fresh, lightly toasted grain bottom end; pleasantly bitter, hoppy top end. The hops are what really pull this beer out of the run-of-the-mill category. They're wonderfully spicy and herbal. Thankfully, the brewers didn't stint on amount.

The finish is hoppy-sweet and is too abbreviated. I've come to welcome the short finishes on most Mexican lagers because putting me out of my misery is infinitely preferable to extending it. I would love it if this beer lingered, though, since the flavor is so enjoyable. The mouthfeel is light-medium with a slightly prickly carbonation.

I wish to apologize to the good folks at Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma for the 'poor brewery' crack at the outset. The Bohemian/Bohemia Rhapsody play on words was just too good to pass up. Truth is, Bohemia is one fine Vienna lager and is a damn sight better than either Dos Equis or Carta Blanca. Looks like I have a new favorite Mexican beer. Salud! (1,705 characters)

Photo of paterlodie
2.98/5  rDev -14.6%
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. (299 characters)

Photo of taez555
2.8/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

This beer poured a crystal clear golden body with a small white head.

The nose was a very soft mix of corn, rice, rather floral and hints of skunk.

The taste was light bodied with a rice or corn taste and slightly skunked malt. Very highly carbonated. Some Vienna and mild biscuit malt taste. The big surprise about this beer is the big hop bitterness and floral hop taste. Unlike most macros even some other big hoppy Mexicans this one is really pretty hoppy (as far as the style goes)

Much better than you standard Mexican lager. Not quite as bland as corona but still not much too it. I wouldn’t hesitate having this one again if I were in a Mexican mood. (668 characters)

Photo of Billolick
2.68/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ouncer sampled, no freshness dating observed. Pours very light straw, slight chill haze, slight white head, leaving just a tad of lacing. Just a few lazy bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Nose is corn/rice like. Just a typical macro lager going on here, lawn mower brew, or ice cold with some spicy mexican food. Besides that, pass this one by. (358 characters)

Photo of beersarang
3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden straw with a white head that doesn't retain well. Nice carbonation.

Smells of floral hops.

Beer goes in smooth and with light malts that blend in quite naturally with the floral and very lightly spicy hops. Finishes sweet and clean.

Light bodied, crisp carbonation, very drinkable and pairs well with the lighter Mexican foods or seafood. (362 characters)

Photo of ChiTownHustler
2.1/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bought a 6 pack of bottles for $6.49 at local Mexican Supermarket.
Poored first one into a 16oz mug , drank second one out of the bottle . The packaging was nice and that was about it while not a offensive tasting beer I felt ripped off after drinking the first bottle no head and very flat.If I had a do over I would take High life or Oldstyle over this. (356 characters)

Photo of Pepeton
4.15/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is probably my favorite macro Mexican beer, along with Indio and Dos Equis Ambar (all from the same brewery).

Has a nice goldish yellow color, bubbly. Good head and a trace of lace.

Hoppy in aroma, with a grainy touch (as the adjunct it is).

Lightly bitter, refreshing in a hot Mexican afternoon. Little dry aftertaste.

Acidic, malty mouthfeel.

Nice and smooth.

¡Salud! (393 characters)

Photo of HardTarget
3.24/5  rDev -7.2%
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. (1,039 characters)

Photo of Manos
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There are certain situations where I am one who thinks beer and food go together so well as, say, manos en manos (if ya get me). Mexican cuisine and beer is one of those unions (Margaritas are a whole different story), in which cola or tea does'nt work for me. Enter Bohemia.
High life light light yellow, sweet grainy aroma, and a nice clean palate flavor, like some Japaneese beers I can recall. Negra Modello used to be my old stand by at most cocinas around, but a bad batch of those led me to try other offerings. If you get the chance, try this with your local favorite mexican establishment. Dig the label: I would love that as a t-shirt. (646 characters)

Photo of alexgash
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Medium yellow straw; clean, with a finger of dense, off-white head. Smells of lightly toasted, sweetbread malts, with a dose of spicy, almost citrusy hop backing. Not bad. Bubbly, acidic and bitter up front. Turns mid-palate toward lightly sweetened, grainy malt. Finish is dry and bitter with a hint of clean malt. Light to medium bodied, with a crisp, refreshing feel. Surprisingly good. (389 characters)

Photo of RBorsato
3.62/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear straw color with a subdued off-white head, decent carbonation, and decent lace. Light grainy malt aroma and flavor with light fruitiness. Medium bodied, creamy and smooth.

Not a Vienna Lager but a darn good Mexican beer ... more like a Helles and a good one at that.

'03' emb on bottom
Tasted: 01/11/05 (315 characters)

Photo of ADR
2.95/5  rDev -15.5%
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. (499 characters)

Photo of beerluvr
3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Snow white head over predictably extremely pale yellow liquid. The nose is so faint as to be practcally non existant. That which does exist is a very light, faint malt character. The taste is very light bodied with a surprising leafy hop twang...almost akin to a Ballantine xxx ale. It dries out a bit as you swallow, other than that it's a one trick pony here. Good hot weather beer. (384 characters)

Photo of Redrover
3.27/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a bottle of this at Cozey Mells in Las Vegas.

The beer pours a very light gold with a fluffy head and a bit of lacing . Very macro looking to say the least.

The beer has a slight but pleasant aroma of hay, grain and a bit of citrus.

The taste is workman like. A bit of graininess, and a bit sweet. You also get some subtle floral notes from the hops. Not earth shattering, but it went well with the food.

Crisp carbonation that seems well suited to this beer. The brewer has this part down. While the flavor is just average, this is a very easy drinking beer. I would have no problem ordering this one again. (630 characters)

Photo of GClarkage
3/5  rDev -14%
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. (657 characters)

Photo of coasterfreak75
2.78/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The pour was a light yellow with a one finger head that quickly dissapated and left a light white lace on top.

The smell was very undefined. As the beer warmed a light lager skunk showed it's head. Somewhere in the rear of the nose was a sweet fruit accent.

The drink started with a quick hit of malt sweetness followed by a hint of carbonation. The finish was a very faint hint of fruit. Once again the taste followed with the smell, quite undefined.

The overall feel of this one was very American macro crap to me. I just didn't care for it at all. Even though it was refreshing, if I wanted refreshing I'd buy Aquafina not beer. The water is cheaper! (662 characters)

Photo of RoyalT
2.15/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance – This one is light yellow in color with a smallish head.

Smell – There’s a faint grain aroma here to go with the sugary sweetness, which seems to be the main attraction.

Taste – The grain was just plain nasty at the taste and the sweetness reminded me of a Pixie Stick I left outside in the rain once when I was a kid.

Mouthfeel – This sample from Mexico is light-bodied and fizzy in the mouth.

Sinkability – This one lacks substance and winded up in the pipes. (491 characters)

Photo of jdhilt
3/5  rDev -14%
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. (306 characters)

Photo of kbub6f
3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Just about the only drinkable beer on the strip in Acapulco last year. Man, that place is _owned_ by Corona. Picked up a bottle when I got home to confirm my impressions. The head is big, white, fizzy and the beer is a clear, clear, pale gold. Spoonky nose, crackers, a little fruit. The front is a little spicy (interesting) with a touch of corn syrup. Fruity, sweetish middle and lightly nutty finish with some nice hops. It's a nice, light, fresh lager. (456 characters)

Photo of TastyTaste
2.02/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Written From Notes Compiled 6/04-8/04:
Medium gold, small head raises and falls very fast. Skunks grassy malt smell. Flavor has a lot of skunky malt, but also hides a hefe-like banana and clove flavor, also a little metallic. Body is very thin, i could see this crap getting annoying very quickly. (298 characters)

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bohemia is one of the better south-of-the-border brews availiable almost anywhere around in Houston and probably the U.S. Appearance is a decent golden, head is fairly small. Smell is rather weak, but clean, mild sweetness is noticible. Taste is pretty good, maybe a little too light, but the balance is just about right. Complemented my enchiladas nicely. This is easily better than the Tecates and Coronas of Mexico, and is something I could drink quite a lot of in the future. Probably the only Mexican beer that I'd rather have is Negra Modelo. (548 characters)

Bohemia from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
80 out of 100 based on 399 ratings.