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

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BA SCORE
78
okay

796 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 796
Reviews: 386
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 16.76%
Wants: 20
Gots: 25 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bohemia is a flower amongst weeds when it comes to beers produced in Mexico; not that there aren't a few other good ones here and there, but for the most part there are more bad than good.

It pours a crystal-clear deep gold body beneath an average-sized head of bright white foam. The retention is very good, but it leaves only very minor lacing about the glass.

The nose is bright and fresh with floral and gently spicy hops (Saaz) over a delicately sweet and mildly candyish maltiness that suggests honey with a drop of vanilla.

In the mouth it's medium-bodied and crisp with a moderate, fine-bubbled carbonation.

The flavor is quite straightforward, but it has finesse. It's clean and very well-balanced with a solid bitterness that backs it's lightly grainy and slightly honeyish maltiness and floral, spicy, and lightly grassy hops. It finishes with a lingering combination of hops, sweet malt, and gentle bitterness that gently erode from the palate.

Overall, Bohemia is a very nicely done, well-refined European-style lager that easily stands up to its predecessors, and deserves more attention than it gets.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2006 15:01:58 | More by NeroFiddled
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scarletfire79

New Hampshire

4.1/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

with my only other mexican beer expierence being corona and dos equis. i found this beer to be nicely suprising. pours a very lear light gold. tons of bubbles, looks refreshing. the smell is a cross between grainyness with slight hops and spicy grass. overall pleasnt. very nice taste, touch of hop flavor, no offensive tones. goes down real smooth for little aftertaste. could definitly see drinking a few of these. definitly my favorite mexican beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2007 17:01:19 | More by scarletfire79
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emerge077

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Looks can be deceiving with this one...

Pale yellow, fizzy and typical. However, a good finger of foam results from a steady pour, and remains for a couple minutes.

Smell is vaguely earthy, floral, with a cameo of sweet spice...it's Saaz hops, just barely. Much more pleasing that the other Mexican lager options.

Taste is spicy Saaz again, with a short note of sweet grain, reminiscient of grain of paradise. Good carbonation, and clean mouthfeel. Utilitarian, but it does the job well. Very easy to put down a few on a warm day.

Paired two of these with a "Puerco en Mole" dish.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2007 01:24:16 | More by emerge077
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PreacherBrewer

Virginia

4.08/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a crystal clear golden color, with a 2cm head that quickly diffuses to nothing. looks refreshing.

S - sweet nose. hard to pick out distinct smells, but nothing offensive at all. there's some sweetness, corn, caramel, and other grains.

T&M - sweet corn, rice, and tortilla. really fine and even taste. mild hops make this quaffable. it's got an even moderate mouthfeel. crisp, smooth, refreshing.

D - this is a beer that i will return too often. my wife cooks a lot of el salvadorian food, and this will pair perfectly. it doesn't get disgusting at warmer temps (like most of it's Mexican peers), which is nice. It's a sold mexican brew, great for summer, or paired with hispanic cuisine. not quite as full flavored as i hoped, but goes down effortlessly.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2009 23:16:29 | More by PreacherBrewer
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KoG

Nevada

4.08/5  rDev +20%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2005 18:16:24 | More by KoG
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +20%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pilsner glass. Nice pillowy half-inch head. Champagne look to it with a slightly golden-yellow hue.

Mildly spicy, hoppy aroma. Fresh, earthy and grainy. Very true to the classic pilsner characteristics.

I don't know if it's something with Mexican beverages in general but, like the other heavily German-influenced Mexican beers I've had like Negra Modelo and Dos Equis amber, and bebidos like Mexican Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Jarritos, etc., there doesn't seem to be much carbonation in this. Whereas in the other beers I've mentioned, just a little more fizz was desirable, the Bohemia was quite fine to drink this way (and I clean my glassware out properly and thoroughly, so I think I can rule out a scummy glass for affecting the head and bubbles, etc.). So easy to drink and staple-worthy.

Best Mexican beer I've had, even though it's a distinctly German-style brew. Or Vienna. Or whatever it is.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2010 19:37:05 | More by Bouleboubier
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rwrk42

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +20%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 02:35:13 | More by rwrk42
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.06/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottles purchased at Beers of the World for my Day of the Dead party. Drank directly from the bottle.

Poured a little out later to get an idea of the appearance- it's pale yellow, typical adjunct lager look. Pretty fizzy. Can't get much of a read on head or lacing.

Smells like sweet grainy malt, grass, and a bit of pine.

Unexpectedly great taste here. The hops impart a peppery, piney pite, which is buffeted by strong carbonation. Sweet grainy malts as well, that are kept in check by the grassy hop bite. Not much lingering bitterness. Dry finish.

Light bodied, well carbonated, very refreshing.

The best Mexican cheap lager out there for sure. Would pair incredibly well with Mexican food.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 20:37:38 | More by GreesyFizeek
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OttoPeeWee

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I went to our favorite Mexican restaurants last night and I felt like a beer instead of the usual margarita, so I got one of these.

I was very suprised! I thought I was basically ordering one step up from a Corona. I was wrong. This is the real deal. The smell is wonderful and ranks right up there with hacker pschorr or a good tripel beer. It has sort of a sweet vanilla smell. Top quality ingredients for sure. Perfect for Mexican dishes, but I just bought a 12 pack for $14 and I can't think of a better beer for the price to drink with any type of food.

It is crisp on the pallet and the head is thin like most lagers.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2009 19:24:50 | More by OttoPeeWee
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babaracas

Florida

4.05/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear light yellow with foamy head. Little retention and spotty lacing. Smell: spicy hopping with a sweet toasted malt graininess. Taste: sweet graininess, hints of white grape juice / white nectarine. Spicy and mildly earthy hopping. Balanced. Mouthfeel: medium bodied, appropriate carbonation. Great session beer from Mexico.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2008 04:16:49 | More by babaracas
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BierFan

Michigan

4.03/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a short 12 ounce bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass.

Appearance: Clear yellow body with a small snow white head and low carbonation.

Smell: I'm surprised at how hoppy this smells. Nice citrus and grapefruit aroma. I wasn't expecting that from a Mexican lager.

Taste: Taste is similarly hoppy with the taste of oranges.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2008 23:55:11 | More by BierFan
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plaid75

New York

4.03/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a light straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a grassy and spicy hop with a light grainy malt.

The taste consisted of a clean malt and a surprisingly lively hop.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style with good carbonation.

Overall a very tasty and hoppy lager. Likely the best offering from south of the border.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2006 01:53:06 | More by plaid75
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ProfessorHomer

New York

4.03/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overview: simply the best Mexican pilsner beer in the world!

I have been drinking Bohemia since the mid 1980's. This is by far the best Mexican beer in the world, and I have had all the commercially-available Mexican beers that I could ever get my hands and lips on while living in Texas and California. IMO, the Mexicans perfected Pilsners from the Germans and this is their crowning achievement. Viva Mexico!

This beer pours a clear gold color, has a wonderful bouquet - smells almost like a Pale Ale. It is clean, clear and crisp. It goes great with spicy Mexican food or BBQ or hamburg or hotdog. It is a great thirst-quenching beer - being well-carbonated it slakes your thirst when drunk ice cold on hot humid summer days.

Was categorized as a Vienna Lager with a very interesting history, but recently was recategorized as a German Pilsner.

It also has the best, sexiest, darkest bottle a beer could ever aspire to. One that twinkles alluringly and sweats temptingly in the sunshine and high humidity...

You must seek this beer out! You cannot go wrong with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2008 22:28:17 | More by ProfessorHomer
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Douberd

Netherlands

4.03/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottleof 355 ml, poured into a low wide glass. Bohemia Obsura was really great, so let's see this one.
Colour is golden yellow, with a greenish hue when against light, with minimal amount of bubbles rising to the top and a one finger head that was quickly gone.
Extra-ordinarily great smell,limes, a bit fruity too, but not sweet fruity, citrus like.
The flavour surely follows the aroma, but in the contrary of other mexican beers that have a lime flavour, this one tastes more natural and not so artificial.
Medium thickness on the body, a bit dry on the palate and average carbonation.
Overall, it managed to make me hold my positive stance against Bohemia, that I had from the Obscura.
If in Mexico, look only for this one

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 22:40:53 | More by Douberd
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KeefD

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale yellow color with a small bubbly white head that left little lacing. Aroma of husky grains a nice floral hoppiness. Flavor has a nice hop bite at the beginning, grassy, lightly sweet pale malts in the middle and finishes bone dry. I was quite impressed with the hop flavor coming from a Mexican beer. Light to medium bodied, crisp clean finish. This was a pretty good beer and quite drinkable. Probably the best beer you'll find from south of the border.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2008 19:10:12 | More by KeefD
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cvstrickland

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12-ounce stubby --short, brown, and handsome in gold foil and trim-- poured into a weizen glass yields a pale straw-yellow colored body capped with a finger of white foam that shrivels on down leaving scattered lacing.

Smells malty with spicy, herbal hops.

Taste is lightly malty-sweet and a little spicy with herbal, grassy hops and a nice bitter finish. Tiny lingering syrupy sweetness, otherwise nice and clean, crisp and refreshing, with drinkability unequaled by anything else I've enjoyed from south of the border.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2008 17:48:50 | More by cvstrickland
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putnam

Michigan

4.03/5  rDev +18.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2002 10:26:02 | More by putnam
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KBrady

New Jersey

4.01/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

There's no better Mexican beer out there. It's hard to find, but as far as refreshing pilsener-style brews go, this is an excellent example and worth trying. Goes best with spicy food and is sessionable but doesn't shy away from giving you a kick after downing a few.
Highlight here is mouthfeel - very crisp, above-average carbonation while retaining flavor throughout. Very pleasant and almost nothing I'd rather drink on a beach.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 16:22:15 | More by KBrady
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Beerswag

California

4/5  rDev +17.6%

01-18-2013 00:49:10 | More by Beerswag
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BankerNes

California

4/5  rDev +17.6%

11-30-2011 19:22:10 | More by BankerNes
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jdevola

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +17.6%
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
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aty11b

Texas

4/5  rDev +17.6%

05-14-2013 01:36:50 | More by aty11b
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev +17.6%

12-08-2011 05:11:34 | More by jheezee
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njmoons

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +17.6%
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
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +17.6%

01-13-2012 18:58:59 | More by bonbini26
Bohemia from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
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