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

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405 Reviews
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Reviews: 405
Hads: 995
Avg: 3.44
pDev: 26.16%
Wants: 38
Gots: 130 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. visit their website

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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Photo of dasenebler
3.71/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

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Photo of barrenbane
3.47/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

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Photo of DavidST
3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.47/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

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Photo of angusdegraosta
3.92/5  rDev +14%
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!

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Photo of BestOfBatonRouge
4.33/5  rDev +25.9%
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.

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Photo of meeekyh
3.92/5  rDev +14%
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.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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Photo of Redfoot19
4.07/5  rDev +18.3%
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.

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Photo of HalfFull
3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Foil capped brown bottle poured into a pils. glass. Pours a yellow straw and quite clear, sporting a thin cap of white foam. Carbonation is light, yielding short to moderate retention.

Nose of slightly sweet and of lemony grain. Clean and straight forward with just a bit of perceived depth and texture. A bit of earthy musk with warming.

Taste is quite as expected from the aroma. Pleasant and slightly bready in texture, pinch of noble hops and a bit firmer carbonation on the tongue than the appearance would imply. Finish offers a bit of hop spice but is a bit thin in the delivery.
Apparently the light texture/carbonation leaves the feel a bit watery at times, though a good swirl and warming improves it somewhat.

A decent Pils. Not as robust as many but good stuff from South of the Border.

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Photo of Nerudamann
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Pilsener glass.

Look - pale golden color, clear, with about 2 fingers worth of foam that dissipates somewhat quickly.

Smell - sharp and hoppy smelling. Also a little floral-like.

Taste and Mouthfeel - good taste for a pilsner, a little musky, but not overbearing. Clean taste with a little bite in the finish. The texture is pretty well-balanced.

Overall - not a bad brew, although I'm not a huge fan of Pilseners.

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Photo of farrago
3.8/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Little over a finger of pure, blinding white foam, lacks density and with a good portion of larger bubbles resolves down to the surface rapidly, you get a little residual concentration along the glass sides, the lacing is minimal but not nonexistent. Golden colored liquid of credible depth and solid throughout, even darker when peering down into the glass, the small bubbles well dispersed. Straw, sweet grains and corn make up a good portion of the nose, however, it’s not simple nor obvious, has a fine quality which slowly draws out pepper, orange peel as well as peach, apple, pear scents, not that sweet while also avoiding any bitter greenness. Light-bodied with a steady, refreshing carbonation which scrubs the palate. The orange, lemon citrus plays to this nicely, as does the pepper to light clove spice and pressed flowers. Shade of natural country bread but not yeasty, more crunchy in feel. The apricot, peach, apple fruit close to evanescent. Maybe, just maybe, a dollop of honey. Again, more humbly constructed than simple, just a beer trying to be a beer.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer pours a clear golden color with a fizzy white head that displays only mild retention.

S: Pretty nice nose to this beer. Some definite corn aromas to it but plenty of bread and malt notes to it as well. Only a hint of hop character which is lightly floral and spicy.

T: A solid sweetness to the flavor which is mostly bready in nature and has a hint of toast to it. Mild yeast and corn flavors with minimal hop bitterness and flavor.

M: Light to medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: It's been a long time since I've had this beer and I was very pleasantly surprised by it. Quite an enjoyable beverage.

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Photo of dcook11
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a straw yellow hue with ample carbonation and a pencil thin soft white head. The smell is crisp and grassy with mild hop presence and a moderate malt backbone. The taste is ver refreshing and quite crisp, with a slight pleasent grassyness and faint hop bitterness. Overall, Im loving this beer.

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Photo of Schmittymack
3.2/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

At Old Chi's on the mini tour. Pourd a yellow fizzy color (don't ALL Mexican beers do this?). No aroma that I could pick up. Taste was actually a surpirse: a little bit of malt, not overpowering sweetness, but, alas, no hop presence.
I guess after a day mowing the lawn in 90 degree heat it might suffice but I'll pass. NOT offensive but little there.

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Photo of giblet
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

poured this from a can into my glass with about one half inch of head. grain scent of corn. medium yellow color. taste is ok. not bad but not great. better than i expected from south of the border. ok if served cold on a hot day to clear the dust.

suckem up and movem out!


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Photo of beerandcycling88
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle.
A a pale yellow color.
S a sweet smelling nose that lacks complexity but isn't bad for the style.
T has a light taste with notes of sweet grain.
M very light drinkable mouthfeel.

Overall this is a nice pilsner. Easy to drink and not a bad choice for a session beer

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Photo of Knapp85
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

For a German Pilsner I felt that this wasn't too bad. With not being a huge fan of Pilsners I wasn't expecting to enjoy this at all. The beer is a moderately good with some good hop and malts on the nose. The Color is a typical yellow with a white white that fades off within a few sips. The mouthfeel is decent with some good carbonation keeping it real and lighter bodied to keep is refreshing. Not too bad of a beer.

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Photo of laituegonflable
1.95/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours an oddly green-tinged yellow, flat top but mega-fizzy. Clear, thin-looking, bland.

Smells revoltingly sweet. Lots of corn grain with brown sugar and little else. Just bland and sweet. While I'm surprised that it has a smell, it's not pleasantly so. It's like when you first discovered Lady Gaga had a penis. It may or may not have been a surprise, but it certainly wasn't a pleasant one.

Taste is less sweet, thankfully. Still mostly bland though - watery on the assault that gets a bit sweet, bordering on malty, towards the mid, a touch of cereal grain on there that becomes slightly tart towards the back. Touch of vanilla late is the most interesting thing, but it can't save an otherwise very bland palate.

Bit of texture on the feel but still pretty thin. Carbonation tingle is not overblown though.

There seems to be a noticeable effort put into this beer that isn't present in most bland Mexican lagers. But it's not enough for me not to lump this in with all the others as uninspiring, insipid swill.

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Photo of Barrilitos
4.2/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of a kind in the fact it stands out among mexican beers as more European type beer (Most commonly considered a Vienna style) but still retains a dominant focus on mexican beer culture: It copes with the heat.

Translucent gold with a thin layer of foam on the top of your glass in the same fashion some of the European lagers this beer can be associated with, the smell and taste are gentle and perhaps faint for some tastes yet the the sensation is what stads out: It is quite soft as it goes down and it is quite refreshing served cold on an iced pint on a very hot day, and it pretty much goes with any spicy food or meat dish.

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Photo of JayS2629
3.42/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear bubbly yellow with a frothy white head that fades fast and leaves descent lace. It smells of floral and fruity hops, hints of citrus and mild biscuit malts. Very mild with nice touch of floral hops. Very mild and medium bodied. Very easy to drink, but just above average.

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
1.93/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Thin white head. Sickly pale straw body. Corn and nut smell. Tastes, in order of intensity, like Crayon, tobacco, and wet paper. Not refreshing in any way. The flavors are not pleasant. Perhaps I just got a bad bottle. I'll give it another shot some day because I really feel this is very unenjoyable. The first thing that came to my mind was "Is this just supposed to be the style?"

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Photo of poporolo
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden crystal clear appearance with a quickly disappearing head. A little perfume and herbs in a clean aroma. The taste hits you with a nice balance of flower, hops and malt that combined with the perfume makes a nice light but tasty beer with a smooth finish.
Yes, mass-produced from a company that makes a lot of horrible beers but this one has its legacy and it is still good and my choice when only Cuauhtémoc-Moctezuma beers are available.
Regular company for my "normal" day food.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From notes at Old Chicago (2001): Poured from bottle into pint glass. Pours medium yellow with small bubbly white head, nicely chasing bubbles. Nose is sharp clean hops and slightly acrid malt. The flavor begins with a mild vegetal hops bite that segues into a slightly acrid bitterness. Rather thin mouthfeel. Not a bad beer at all.

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Photo of PokerGod
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice pilsener-style beer from Mexico which pours a nice golden straw color that you can easily see through. The head vanished pretty quickly. Very slight fruity aroma, with a very clean taste. I enjoyed it, and will even buy it again. An extremely drinkable beer.

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Bohemia from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
79 out of 100 based on 405 ratings.