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

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956 Ratings
THE BROS
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very good

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Ratings: 956
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.06%
Wants: 34
Gots: 106 | FT: 0
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Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-18-2001

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Photo of BCMan
2.77/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I don't know what it is about Mexico that they think they make a descent beer. This beer poured out very light in color. It didn't produce much of a head which is not what I would expect from a lager. Unfortunatly, the flavor of this beer was as unimpressive as its coloring. I've read that when eating spicy foods, you should drink beer that has a high ABV because the alcohol is what cuts the heat. The article also said that water won't rescue you from the fire. I've never been to Mexico but you know what they say, "Don't drink the Bohemia, I mean, water".

Photo of Running4beer
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this last night at El Norte's a very good Mexican eatery in Middletown NY. This was a good brew better than Corona and XX. Pours out yellow almost amber but not quite with a thick white head that thins out and leaves a very fine layer on the top. Smell was straight up hops and corn. Taste was pretty much the same as the smell except for a bit of a sweet taste thrown in. Very drinkable as I had 4 while eating my chicken enchilladas, of all the beers from Mexico I've tried this IMO is one of the better ones.

Photo of 44ouncer
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at the Tia Juana Restaurant in Fremont, California. Best Mexican food in the San Francisco's East Bay. In you're in the Irvington district -- check this place out. It's great. Right across the street from the Safeway.

Lovely golden yellow color. A little richer in appearance than your typical lager. Good, clean smell. I don't particularly care for bubble water beers like Corona -- so the hoppy bite to this brew was terrific. Very clean on the palate. Could drink this all night.

Had this right after a Dos Equis Special Amber and a Modelo Dark Ale -- and this beer blew the XX away -- and was definitely better than the Modelo. Try this beer out. You'll be very impressed.

Photo of marcobrau
3.52/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Perhaps the finest Mexican pilsner-type beer. Straw color. Pours with a white head that quickly dissipates to a thin collar of foam. Starts just a bit sweet but ends with a nice dash of spicy hops and a respectable amount of bitterness. Low marks for appearance -- at least if this supposed to be a Vienna-style lager -- which it clearly is not. Perhaps I'm reviewing the wrong beer?

Photo of Reidrover
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ok bought in the 12 oz memorably shaped brown bottle..nice simple label.
Average looking good lager colour..light golden with a nice sized head..thats persistent.
Actually quite a good aroma to this for a mexican beer..very hoppy with nice malt.
This is a good lager beer for sure..some traits reminicent of a Czech pilsner..with a ltlle more sweet malts..very nice hopping.
Pretty nice fel on the palate.
A very nice and drinkable lager from Mexico..i would have this again.

Photo of hotstuff
1.95/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A small white head with fine-large bubbles that quickly dissipated.The body was clear with carbonation observed.This beer's hue was yellow-gold and the nose was malty.The flavor was somewhat bitter and lightly hoppy.Its mouthfeel was tingly, thin and light bodied.There was very little lacing with this beer.In my opinion there is nothing that really stood out with this beer and it was rather a boring beer to drink and rate.

Photo of ngandhi
3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bohemia is the most complex lager I've tasted and probably my favorite Mexican beer.

I keep it in the bottle -- there's not much to look at but straw yellow and fizz with no head retention.

The nose draws me in. It's far beyond my expectations; there's a nice thick biscuit smell mixed with lemony hops and grain. It's almost like a domestic macro, but with good character.

The tongue is bombarded with delicious pale malt and a pronounced sweetness thereof. The malts add a great creamy mouthfeel that's unfortunately shortened by a grain bite. Hops. The loudest flavor in this beer is the hop citrus -- saaz-like, not bitter. Definite adjuncts, but not unpleasant. The finish is lovely of mild black pepper and anise. If only they'd kept it pure, this might have been a world class beer.

Relax, relax.
ng

Photo of stoutman
2.42/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Anything is better than Corona. This is maltier than typical lagers. Tastes like it could be a vienna style, but isn't quite as sweet, dark, or malted as many of those brews. Fast fading head. Faintly sweet nose and flavor. A bit grainy. A bit more beer-like taste than the other 15 or so that I sampled in mexico.

Photo of Boilermaker88
3.12/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

Photo of Rumrunner
3.47/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Photo of beerguy101
2.68/5  rDev -21.2%
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.

Photo of moulefrite
3.52/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

Photo of Beastdog75
3.14/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Photo of elmocoso
2.6/5  rDev -23.5%
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.

Photo of LarryKemp
3.03/5  rDev -10.9%
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.

Photo of Winter
2.48/5  rDev -27.1%
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.

Photo of kunzbrew
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
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

Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

Photo of tavernjef
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Photo of Pegasus
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Photo of kwill
3.07/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

Photo of JISurfer
3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Photo of BeerBob
3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
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!

Photo of bditty187
3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Photo of putnam
4.02/5  rDev +18.2%
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.

Bohemia from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
78 out of 100 based on 956 ratings.