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


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Ratings: 728
Reviews: 383
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 17.11%

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Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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Photo of WilliamPhilaPa


4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My favorite Mexican beer, although I only had a few. Better then Dos Equis and it smashes Corona. I thought it was very crisp & it had clean finish. It went very well w/ my prime rib steak & chili.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2002 19:24:58 | More by WilliamPhilaPa
Photo of malty


4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 12 oz. foil cap brown bottle - no freshness date.

As clear as beer gets with a pale golden hue. Bright white 1/4 in. head that has nice sticking lacework.

Whispy notes of clean (faint) hop that travel quickly through your nasal caverns.

Slight grain malt lies nicely under the clean earthy hops notes. There's a very faint mellon/pair/peach flavor going on in the background - nice. Crisp and somewhat dry - but ultimately very clean and well balanced.

Thin body with a nice dry finish. Fine carbonation that doesn't get in the way of the flavor.

Drinkability is high dur to it's non-intrusiveness. Pairs well with zippy and zesty foods.

Overall a good mass-produced Mexican lager. I'm impressed with it's solid yet gentle qualities which usually fall prey to money hungry beer giants. Nice job keeping it real.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2004 01:59:01 | More by malty
Photo of fido


4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color, Smell is nice and very sweet aroma, Taste Is mostly sweet malt, Mouthfeel is good, good amount of carbonation present, Very drinkable.

According to producers of Bohemia, (Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.) this is a bohemian-style Pilsner.

Probably one of the best beers from Mexico; I invite people to try Bohemia.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2006 00:58:24 | More by fido
Photo of TeutonicKnight


4/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a great beer to have with a Mexican dinner. Rather than grabbing a domestic American Beer, this beer is a wise choice. Not a strong brew, it has light malty taste, that tickles the senses. Try it with a chicken burrito, makes for a great dinner!

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2006 18:40:34 | More by TeutonicKnight
Photo of ZAP


4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Strikes me as more of a Bohemian Pilsner than Vienna....and a good Bohemian Pilsner at that.

A-Clean and impressive looking in the glass....light golden color....good carbonation bubbles but little head or lacing.

S-Spicy and floral hops lead the way...very nice aroma....some earthiness too....a sweeter malt aroma...almost a little of the honeyed/vanilla notes iI've experienced in some Maibocks. Great aroma.

T-Spicy and floral hops mingle with the sweeter malts and make this quite tasty.

M-Medium bodied....medium firm carbonation.

D-This is a winner. An enjoyable lighter colored beer from Mexico. Would seem to pair nicely with spicy foods...not the worlds greatest Bohemian Pilsner but this is good.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2008 23:40:58 | More by ZAP
Photo of jdevola

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I don't generally drink Mexican beers, and this was the first time I tried this brand and beer. I was quite surprised at how pleasant it was. This seemed like a light lager by appearance and taste, though the head was a little lacking. Consequently, the body was found to be light, yet the beer was flavorful, with a nice, almost malty, finish. The mouthfeel was similar to what one would find in most of the American large brew beers. Very drinkable and enjoyable!

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2008 02:45:23 | More by jdevola
Photo of Domingo


4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Glad to see this correctly listed as a Pilsner now.
Pours a bright golden color with a nice fluffy white head.
Smells surprisingly hoppy and clean. No off smells at all, and the grain smell is inviting.
You can taste the sweet malt up-front, but the noble hops take over in the middle (not too strong) and carry through in the finish. It's not quite as hoppy as a Pils from Germany, but it's not that far. Considering the climate they're brewing for, that's assuredly intentional. I don't really pick up some of the lager yeast flavors that I enjoy (unsweet clover honey) but that's really the only knock on it.
Goes down like water and can be a good food pairing or even just a quencher.
Skip the lime. You'd never put a lime in a Veltins or Bitrburger, right?
My favorite Mexican beer by far. If you have this and Negra Modelo available, you can pretty much skip the other common Mexican beers.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2009 18:08:10 | More by Domingo
Photo of njmoons

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bohemia is a very drinkable, well balanced beer.

Pours a dark amber, with a moderate head. Has a great malty/spicey aroma.

I could taste the malt at the front end, and pleasent bitterness, and a nice crisp finish with a hint of hops. I would expect more bitterness from a Pilsner, but that is not a negative for me.

Overall an excellent beer for nice days outdoors.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2009 19:52:35 | More by njmoons
Photo of Naugled

New York

4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

served in a pilsner glass.

nice appearance, thick lasting white head, good carbonation. crystal clear light yellow color.

malty grainy aroma

tangy malty flavor with good balance with the hops

medium light soft mouth feel

nicely drinkable, a well made mass produced beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2009 01:39:40 | More by Naugled
Photo of SassyBootblack


4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After I fished the lime out of the bottleneck, I poured this into a glass.

Appearance: Pale yellow with a thin white head. So clear you could read a newspaper through it.

Smell: A little malt and fruitiness.

Taste: A little sweet pilsner malt flavor and a small but noticable fruitiness, but not from the lime. Tastes more like apple.

Mouthfeel: Nice and crisp.

Drinkability: A crisp, highly drinkable lager with just enough class to be interesting.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2010 14:15:34 | More by SassyBootblack
Photo of matjack85


4/5  rDev +18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I found a 6 pk of these 12oz squatty brown bottles at Springbrook Liquors in Bloomingdale, IL for $7.99. It was one of the only Mexican beers I hadn't tried yet. There was no freshness date or any information about the beer on the skinny label, but if your Spanish is any good, the web site will give you tons of information about this beer.

The beer poured a crystal clear medium gold color with a ½-finger of white head that disappears rather quickly, leaving just a thin white rim. It leaves a surprisingly good amount of lacing on the glass with each sip.

The beer gives off a pleasant mild aroma of floral hops and a bit of spiciness.

The taste is good. Sweetness is held to a minimum with floral and spicy hops providing most of the flavor. At just 23 IBU's, you'd have to agree the hops do not impart a harsh bitterness, but are there for mild flavor and nice aroma. There is also a touch of citrusy zest in here to make it even more interesting.

Light and crisp mouthfeel with better than average carbonation.

This is a good Mexican beer and a nice example of a German pilsener. I will have no trouble finishing the other 5 bottles.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2010 10:32:26 | More by matjack85
Photo of WillWillows


4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good beer. I drank three of these watching Mexican League Soccer and eating at my local Mexican restaurant, El Toro in Springfield, OH. Fajitas are fantastic and the beer is cold, the football high level. Lot of emotion. This is a good European Lager made in Mexico. Thank Emporer Maximillian for this, he brought the Austrian and German brewers with him long ago. In the bottle there is gold top and silver top. The silver is a dark and tasty brew if you can find it. Good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-08-2013 04:06:02 | More by WillWillows
Photo of Jason


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

12 oz brown bottle with no freshness date. Very thin white lacing though it sticky quite well.

Slightly earthy hop with a spicy back, is this dry hopped or is it hop extract. Thick sweet graininess wraps around the hops to make the aroma somewhat intriguing.

Clean palate, perfect with all spicy foods and not just Mexican. Thin maltiness holds on to a sweet graininess, hops are not there just for the bitterness. Bitterness balances very well and there is a level lingering flavour of earthy floral hop. Clean dry grainy finish.

This is my top pale Mexican beer without a doubt.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2002 13:47:10 | More by Jason
Photo of granger10


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

I had this while eating at Don Pablo's. It's a little odd that this is a Mexican beer given it's name, but it didn't taste like most Mexican beers either. Meaning it was actually good! The pour left a pale bronze color with a small to medium head. Moderate lacing. The smell was a combination of sweet and spicy with the malts, hops, and yeast all working together. The taste began with a grainy flavor but I didn't get much of the huskiness I get in other Mexican beers. The hops are definitely a spicier flavor and balance out the grain malts really well. The body on this beer is thicker than most lagers and the finish is very thirst quenching. It matched my fajitas really well.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2004 12:29:30 | More by granger10
Photo of Gambrinus1184


3.98/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a SA pint glass t Senor Panchos, Prospect, Conn.

A: The liquid poured a very clean-looking golden yellow with a very small head and little to no retention. Nice carbonation and a balanced look though.

S: Smells a little sweet and grainy, like sweetened rice cakes.

T: Taste is slightly sweet, clean and smooth, with a crisp bite of carbonation and a little hop dryness in the finish. Fairly non-descript corn and grain malts, but not bad.

M: Mouthfeel is crisp, clean and carbonated.

D: The lower ABV and great mouthfeel couple with a crisp flavor to give this Mexican lager good drinkability. It's not the most outstanding or interesting, but it's reliable and a safe bet.

This is a nice beer to have with any Mexican dish, like my Sante Fe burrito, or just for drinks with some of your amigos. Negra Modelo is still superior, in my mind, but Bohemia is a good call too.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2008 14:56:43 | More by Gambrinus1184
Photo of tugdriver7


3.98/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One Mexican I hadn't tried, so I ordered one with my combo plate at the new Plazuelas restaurant in E-Burg. What a pleasant surprise. Nice pale color in the glass, with quite a bit of white foam that lasted for the first few sips. Icould tell from the pour that the mouthfeel (body, carbonation) would be better than I expected. Not much smell to speak of (though perhaps that is a good thing sometimes). Taste was, up front, malt... with a hint of floral hops. No off-tastes, no metallic or adjunct flavors to speak of; just a very nice, refreshing beer with a tiny bit of hops bitterness at the end of the swallor to keep you wanting to raise the glass. Great change of pace from the usual Mexican beers--and the food was good too. Nice all the way around.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2008 18:19:16 | More by tugdriver7
Photo of jporf911


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

Poured from a 12oz bottle, no freshness date provided.

Appearance- 3.5 out of 5. Light, transparent straw yellow that is a lot like a clear version of the foil wrapped around the neck of the bottle. The one-finger white head was disappointingly short-lived but did leave a bit of sticky lacing around the sides. Plump carbonation bubbles amble up from the bottom.

Smell- 3.5 out of 5. Don't allow this beer to warm up too much. At first, it opens up the flavors, but it ends up smelling like an old, rickety Mexican outhouse that Señora Sanchez forgot to clean for the past seventeen years; still, Bohemia smells great when it's cool. Sweet grainy malt and floral hops mingle with a bit of yeast.

Taste- 4 out of 5. Sweet, bready malt initially hits the tongue, followed by a strange but pleasant menagerie of citrus and grain. The most remarkable part of this beer is the gentle undertone of vanilla and peach. It wasn't at all what I was expecting, but it's good nonetheless. Although the usual mild hop bitterness is there, the Saaz hops also contribute a slightly corn-like taste that would go well with tortillas.

Mouthfeel- 4 out of 5. This beer is somewhat creamy but still thin overall. It's not nearly as watery as the Mexican piss-water known as Corona or its illegitimate half-brother, Sol.

Drinkability- 4 out of 5. Better than most Mexican beers out there. I definitely recommend it if you're at a local Mexican joint and want a cerveza to accompany your meal. It's full enough to have with a meal, yet light enough to drink quite a few of. Skip the Sols and Tecates and Coronas, and have a Bohemia instead.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2010 20:01:39 | More by jporf911
Photo of RedBiddy


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
Photo of orangemoustache


3.95/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-pours a straw yellow/golden with lots of cascading carbonation that builds a soft white fingers worth of fluff,some lacing as well

S-sweet bread and earthy with hops sticking out like a sore thumb

T-grainy and flavorful with grassy hops and a twist of citrus

M-strong presence on the tounge,light to medium body with carbonation that lasts and brings the hoppy bitterness to a dry soft finish

D-this was a nice suprise,I will be having this again soon,paired with fajitas these would go down easier than a ten dollar w#@*e

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2008 18:04:20 | More by orangemoustache
Photo of pallison123


3.95/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

If you're looking for a North American Pilsener as an alternative to the 'monster brews' flooding the market under the guise of 'IPAs' (or double, triple IPAs) look no further. Bohemia is hoppy and crisp but really blossoms when the cold edge softens. I wouldn't start it at room temp, but it rounds out as it warms up for sure. The mouthfeel is on the light side but the taste packs a nice hoppy punch. It's well balanced too, but definitely hop-forward.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 06:04:25 | More by pallison123
Photo of BuckeyeNation


3.93/5  rDev +15.9%
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!

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2005 13:43:36 | More by BuckeyeNation
Photo of HighGravityBrews


3.93/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Uno cervesa es muy bueno! My personal favorite bottles brew from Mexico. Nice 1/2" head when poured, setttles into an attractive lacing, smooth over the palate, nice pale amber hue, hints of vanilla and honey. NO BS & NO lime wedge needed here. DON"T FRUIT THE BEER!

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2007 19:41:55 | More by HighGravityBrews
Photo of jwc215


3.93/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours light golden yellow with a thin white head.

The smell is of soft grain with a subtle earthy spiciness. The smell is pleasant, but subdued.

The taste is of malty grain with earthy hop spicing background. Finishes a bit abruptly, but cleanly.

It just about reaches medium-bodied. The carbonation is a bit forward, but not too prickly or fizzy.

This is a pleasant surprise from Mexico. Sure beats the other Mexican beers of the same/similar style that I've had (by far). A good example of a Vienna Lager. I would say I liked it a bit more than the score reflects. A good brew to pair with Mexican (or any spicy) food, or as a "session" brew on its own.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2008 02:37:59 | More by jwc215
Photo of marlinsfan4


3.93/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a single of this for $1.49 at my go-to store.

I was very surprised by this and I'm glad. I always saw these Mexican beers at the store and figured they were all Corona-type ones, but this is a solid beer for sure. Nice attractive look to it with some good ascending bubbles. Taste is mild but crisp and refreshing. There's a lot more taste than you would expect from the appearance which is good. A nice solid beer, would have it again in a pinch.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2008 20:25:59 | More by marlinsfan4
Photo of azevrec


3.93/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One of the best Commercial Mexican Beer I have had.
Pours nice clear color with minimal head.
Good Smell with a hint of honey on the nose.
Great taste, a very good Pilsner type beer. Good finish, very easy to drink and very flavorful, very very good stuff.

Would go excellent with spicy food.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2009 23:27:14 | More by azevrec
Bohemia from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
77 out of 100 based on 728 ratings.