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

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Reviews: 396
Hads: 967
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 34
Gots: 112 | 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 andrenaline
3.62/5  rDev +4%
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. (823 characters)

Photo of JohnBeerRun
2.56/5  rDev -26.4%
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 (251 characters)

Photo of djbow
3.1/5  rDev -10.9%
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. (773 characters)

Photo of rwrk42
4.02/5  rDev +15.5%
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. (352 characters)

Photo of DJED69
3.8/5  rDev +9.2%
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. (386 characters)

Photo of zeledonia
2.4/5  rDev -31%
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. (804 characters)

Photo of allforbetterbeer
3.28/5  rDev -5.7%
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. (836 characters)

Photo of RedBiddy
3.97/5  rDev +14.1%
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! (399 characters)

Photo of BretSikkink
2.63/5  rDev -24.4%
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. (385 characters)

Photo of AlimonyAle
4.69/5  rDev +34.8%
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. (452 characters)

Photo of rangel2
3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
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. (595 characters)

Photo of seand
3.57/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear straw color with a small amount of white head. Most of it disappears right away, leaving just a bit around the rim of the glass, just enough to leave a few spots of lacing.

S: Sweet and grainy, with a slightly fruity malt note.

T: Lightly sweet, some grain; kind of nondescript, really, but pleasant.

M: Medium to light body, medium carbonation.

Overall it's a decent, highly drinkable, but not really exceptional beer. (440 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at Guadalajara -used it to compliment a chicken enchilada platter with some habanero sauce. 12 oz brown bottle into a pint.

The color is slightly darker than golden with great clarity and visible carbonation. The head of white holds with a very small bead and relaxes leaving a spotty lace. The smell is good with slight fruitiness and gentle spice but the general aroma is malty ans slightly sweet. The feel is good with moderately high carbonation and gentle spice with mellow malty middle and crisp, semi-dry finish.

This is a pretty tasty lager with some malt sweetness and a hint of fruitines with tinges of floral notes from the hops which are pleasant. This has the kind of sweetness that reminds you of adjuncts but doesn't go too far and is nice in relation to the highly carbonated almost spicy profile. I enjoyed this thoroughly and will probably get some for times when I want a refreshing beer or something to scrub the palate when I am enjoying ribs or refried beans. I would recommend this to anyone who happens upon it at their local mexican restaurant like I did. (1,097 characters)

Photo of tdm168
3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale gold with 1/4" of bubbly head. Smells of faint adjuncts with notes of faint grass and straw. The taste is light malt with some grassy hops coming through; at times a little like adjuncts and some faint metal. Mouthfeel is light bodied and well carbonated.

This is surprisingly smooth and well blended. This is more than I was expecting. (350 characters)

Photo of lisomiso
3.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours yellow with a nice, dense head. Good retention, too - my beer's about finished and its still hanging around. There's even some lacing!

Smells herbal and malty. As it warms, a bit of floral character comes out. No corn - for once I don't feel like I'm sitting down to a bowl of cornflakes. I mean, I like cornflakes... but this is nice.

Tastes clean, and good, though not very interesting. I like it more for what it isn't: skunky, corn-y, mineral-watery, soapy. It's crisp and the mild bitterness on the finish is just right.

The mouthfeel is good; appropriate, if a little overcarbonated.

Thus far my favorite Mexican lager... we'll see if I can find a better one. (675 characters)

Photo of mjurney
3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Pale gold color, fairly clear. Lots of small bubbles. Small head.

Aroma:
Very crisp, grainy, a little spicy from the hops.

Taste:
Clean grainy up front along with crisp bitterness in the finish. Grainy, slight sweet, just a touch of hay. Spicy-earthy hops at the end, yet it's very crisp. Light bodied, very crisp and refreshing. Right amount of carbonation for the style.

Finish:
Spicy, yet very crisp.

Overall:
Very good for a Mexican made Pilsner. (467 characters)

Photo of dasenebler
3.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle, some sort of lasered serial code on the side that I can't decipher.

Clear goldish yellow with a short-lived and fizzy head. No lacing.

The aroma is lightly hoppy, both earthy and lemony. Subtle, but nice.

The flavor is surprisingly good. Very clean and simple, with crackery grain notes and a nice hop character: mainly grassy, though with some faint citrus. The mouthfeel is thin, but the carbonation is medium and smooth.

German Pils? Yeah right! Bohemia's probably a Mexican Adjunct Lager, but a damn good one at that. Will accompany many a carnitas in my future. (584 characters)

Photo of barrenbane
3.47/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Slightly hazy and golden. Moderate carbonation. Looks better than the majority of Mexican beers.

S - Slight hints of hops and grain. No discernible corn scent.

T - Malty, bitter, and hoppy. Tastes more akin to an ale than a pilsner. This is the tastiest Mexican beer I've had thus far.

M - Full bodied and satisfying. Not watery at all.

I had this for the first time at a hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant. I was pleasantly surprised and will drink this each time I enjoy Mexican cousine. (498 characters)

Photo of DavidST
3.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a goblet, I didn't see any dates on the bottle.

This pours a clear yellow color with a white head which quickly goes away. The smell is of sweet malt and floral hops. The mouth feel is light and crisp. The taste is good there is a slight sweet taste up front with some hoppy tastes on the way down, very crisp, the bottle I had also has a weird metallic after taste, almost like a Heineken. Overall this beer isn't bad there's just not a whole lot going on. Its not one I'd ever keep at my house, when there's nothing else I love on the menu though, I'll order it. (597 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.47/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear yelllow with a 1 inch white head that fades to nothing. Little spots of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of sweet grain, some grass, and citrus zest. Taste is the same as the smell with the grains and citrus zest being most apparent. This beer has good carbonation and is crisp and clean in the mouth. Overall, this is a pretty good beer and one of the better offerings from Mexico in my opinion. (428 characters)

Photo of angusdegraosta
3.92/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice, bright yellow color with good carbonation. Smells malty with mildly floral hops. The taste is among the best of Mexican beers I've had - a gentle integration of hops and malt, but far more interesting than a Modelo or Corona. As a German Pilsener, it does well for the style, with a thin and refreshing mouthfeel. Overall, this is a beer that complements food very nicely. Recommended! (391 characters)

Photo of BestOfBatonRouge
4.33/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

By far my favorite Mexican beer. A good hop bitterness, smell and taste that you enjoy through the entire drink. It has nice malt character and is very easy to drink. Not much head on this beer and what is there disappears very quickly. If you want to barbeque or hang out by the pool this is a great choice. Do not put fruit on this beer! I have to be very adamant about it everytime I order it at a Mexican restaurant. Servers think if it's made in Mexico it gets a lime. If we rated by the price this beer would deserve an A+. Not very expensive. (549 characters)

Photo of meeekyh
3.92/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Making tacos this evening so Bohemia it is. I had one recently out and thought it good so now I can take the time to really enjoy it.

Stout little brown bottle with no date to indicate when this beer would be freshest, now obviously but you get my meaning.

There is ample white head atop a pale golden and clear beer. notes in the nose are slightly grassy and a tiny bit floral. Good clean pilsner malt and herbal hops round out the taste.

Mouthfeel is light and refreshing with ample carbonation and a dry finish.

Very good drinkability and an overall rating higher than any other Mexican beer I can think of.

Slainte and bueno. (634 characters)

Photo of mdaschaf
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Always get at least a 6 pack of this when I am down in Mexico for work.

A: Pours a clear yellow/gold color with a one finger, white foamy head on top. Pretty good retention, but minimal lacing.

S: A hint of hops with some floral notes and a bit of spice. There is a sweet malt aroma and some bready/doughy malt as well.

T: On the sweet side with a heavy malt bill. Lots of bread with a little bit of corn and some nice hops that come through as a bit of lemon and a touch of apple.

M: Medium bodied, with a nice crisp mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation.

O: One of my favorite Mexican beers. Most of my favorites are from the Bohemia line in fact. This one is easy drinking with a slight hop presence and a nice malt backbone. (732 characters)

Photo of Redfoot19
4.07/5  rDev +17%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very impressed with Bohemia. I really hope it catches on as a Mexican beer, because it steps up the beer game. It is a favorite of mine for many reasons.
The smell is good. The taste is unique...a hint of potency, and a hint of sweet. Similar to Negra Modelo, but has its own style for sure. I always look twice in the stores just to make sure I didn't pass it up. I really enjoy Bohemia, there is no doubt about it. (416 characters)

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