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

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BA SCORE
80
good

400 Reviews
THE BROS
88
very good

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Reviews: 400
Hads: 980
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 36
Gots: 115 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-18-2001

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Reviews: 400 | Hads: 980
Photo of donteatpoop
4.14/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured with little to no head, the beer is clear and golden. It has a straw-like scent with an underlying floral hint. Taste is refreshing, I could see drinking this more regularly in the summer.

I've had only three Mexican beers in my life. The first two were Corona and Dos Equis; Bohemia is by far the best of the three. (325 characters)

Photo of Overlord
3.1/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ah, Bohemia. The "stylish" beer to get on a spring break trip.

Pours yellow. Tastes fainly of wheat and malt. Smell is crisp and palatable. One of the better Mexican brews.

It does have the overly carbonated mouthfeel endemic to south of the border breweries, however. (270 characters)

Photo of MMAJYK
3.1/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Bright straw yellow. Totally transparent. Head is minimal and leaves fast.

S- Wheat, straw (hay) and slight hoppy smells.

T- Crisp and grassy. The same wheat and grainlike qualities as from the nose.

M- Thin and mid to high carbonation.

D- Somewhat refreshing and not too bad considering my choices at this Mexican resturaunt. Drinkability is the strongest point of this brew.

Overall- OK, I was out to eat with my g/f and I asked for a Sweetwater and they brought me a Dasini...so I was forced to stray from the Corona, Corona Light, and XX. It wasn't too bad though. (576 characters)

Photo of cbleary
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed out of a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

This is one of the better Mexican lagers out there. It poured lighter than one would expect from the style, but it was a slightly darker shade of straw than most macro lagers. It had a pretty typical "beer" smell, that is to say some malt, adjunct, and a touch of skunk, but it was pleasing. The taste was surprising. While there were corn adjuncts floating around in the background, it had a pleasing light malt taste, with a very mild, but actually present hop profile. It went down easy and I was ready for another. This might now be my go to Mexican beer. (608 characters)

Photo of beerthulhu
3.77/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured a clear, pale straw color with a fluffy white quickly dissipating head. Visibly there was no lacing and an aggressive amount of carbonation.

S: some buttery toffee notes, a touch of stale cereal grains, as well a slight skunkiness.

T: The flavor was very sweet, light and fruity with fresh apples, pears, light bread notes and a apple juice like palate. Upon warming there were some hay and herbal notes present. The beer finishes with a fruity sweetness, some nice buttery grain notes, and a citrusy hopping. This beer had a very interesting grain bill which made it hard for me to figure if I really liked it or not. It was sweet yet had a clean flavor and was interesting. Overall the beer had a sweet, crisp palate, interesting flavor that was unique and drank really smooth.

M: The mouthful was light and slick with some spicy hops coming through along with some fizziness from the carbonation.

D: This would make for a great beach type beer and was moderately good. (988 characters)

Photo of babaracas
4.04/5  rDev +15.8%
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. (335 characters)

Photo of goochpunch
4.37/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours out a polished brass with little head that doesn't have very good retention. Smells of bready, crackery malts with a hint of graininess. Sweetish honey aroma. Lots of floral hops in the nose. Malt is rather light and unobtrusive in the flavor, but makes way for a bright fruitiness and loads of jasmine. Tastes almost like a mix of a helles lager and some iced jasmine tea. Just a touch of bitterness in the finish (slightly more than, say, a Coors Banquet). Mouthfeel is light and effervescent. Excellent drinkability. Refreshing and full of my favorite kind of hop presence: a floral one. Best Mexican beer I've ever had, for sure. Does not need a lime. (661 characters)

Photo of jwc215
3.9/5  rDev +11.7%
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. (659 characters)

Photo of skeetermoses
3.83/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Overall this one and Negra modelo are my favorite beers to drink. They are very good beers, tried this one for the first time in Quero Terro Mexico, in 2002. I was at a little pub enjoying some acoustic music. This was the most expensive beer they had at a dollar fifty. (270 characters)

Photo of madjr80
3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I had this beer at a Mexican restaurant. It really went well with my spicy beef burrito. It poured out with very little head, but plenty of carbonation. It wasn't overly hoppy, but there was something about it that worked perfectly with spicy food. It also wasn't too heavy, which made it good for a dinner beer. Not a bad session beer, but not something i would go out of the way for either. (392 characters)

Photo of ccrida
3.89/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

fizzy yellow beer, but the smell is suprisingly hoppy (albeit nothing else), spicy and a touch floral.
Taste is super clean, which I don't fault as it's is presumably what the brewer was going for. Mainly a corn sugar sweetness.
Mouthfeel is like water, but not the same as watery/flat/thin.
Drinkability was pretty high, cause it's like sugar water with a touch of booze, very neutral. Washed down a big ol' burrito like nobody's business. (442 characters)

Photo of HighGravityBrews
3.92/5  rDev +12.3%
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! (266 characters)

Photo of Deuane
3.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Without a doubt my favorite Mexican macro beer...it actually has flavor and a hop scent!

A - Golden yellow with a nice white head and a trace of lace.

S - Certainly not a hop bomb but hey what is that? Oh..hops in the aroma! Nice for a macro beer....then the malty graininess takes over.

T - Crisp, light grain with a twing of a hop bite....nice. Very dry aftertaste.

M - Light and crisp....lacking any real body....disappointing.

D - Nice and smooth with a slight hop bite...wonderful for a Mexican macro. Certainly the only beer I actually look for when in the country! One has to put what you are drinking into perspective. (635 characters)

Photo of scaliasux
1.23/5  rDev -64.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Appearance - Light yellow. Tall soapy white head that shrinks quickly into a mere film. Very clear and bubbly.

Smell - Light hops.

Taste - Begins quite watery. Finishes with rather prominent floral hops. A little jarring and not all that tasty.

Mouthfeel - Very light.

Drinkability - Different, but not a good different. I would turn down another of these. I'm pretty sure, also, that this is not a Vienna Lager probably a Pilsner. (435 characters)

Photo of Floydster
2.92/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle at La Paz Mexican Restaraunt in El Segundo

Poured a light brown color into a cold glass

No head and the smell was average for a lager

Nice crisp taste to go along with my enchilada plate

Could drink a lot of these if scarfing down some rice and beans along with it (284 characters)

Photo of biggmike
2.93/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this before I became a beer connisseur and thought this wasn't bad. Had it again recently and I can't say that I was impressed. Better than most Mexican-brewed beer which is usually similar to a US-macro. More hops evident than in the usual standard Mexican fare. Pretty smooth and drinkable, but no real distinguishable characteristic. Not offensive. (357 characters)

Photo of BeerBelcher
3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I recently vacationed in Mexico and while I'd had this beer before in the US, I don't recall it being as tasty as I found it in Mexico! The beer poured a pleasant amber color with a lot of carbonation in the mouthfeel. There was a rather mild but nonetheless pleasing sweet maltiness in the beer, but not a discernible hop presence. This and Modelo Especial were the two beers I consumed most during my Mexican vacation. (420 characters)

Photo of DrinkinBoy
3.55/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bohemia pours a nice gold color with a average head.

It has nice smells of earthy scents.

The taste starts with the feel of malt followed by a nice taste of hops, making a nice full taste.

It has an average amount of carbonation, with a nice healthy feeling body.

Overall, Bohemia was a surprise for me. I ordered it randomly at a Mexican restaurant, thinking it would be the usual Mexican beer, but for me it is probably the best beer I have had coming from south of the border. (491 characters)

Photo of emerge077
4.05/5  rDev +16%
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. (594 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.92/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright gold color with a very thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of bready malts, spices, caramel and a little bit of hops.

T: The taste is starts out with some spice & lemon along with a hearty malt character. Then a mild but complimentary hops presence comes in to provide a little balance. The after-taste is bready and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth with a little crispness, medium body, medium carbonation, clean and dry finish.

D: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, decent representation of style, I could drink a few of these but I think it would be better with food and there are better beers in the style. (763 characters)

Photo of zymurgy4all
3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Slight hop aroma, but nice hop flavor. Didn't quite expect it, but I'd say it is like a Sam Adams of Mexico. I didn't think they used hops for flavor in Mexico, but apparently they do. Nice citrusy flavor that would go great with any Mexican meal. It is very clear with a small head, but some lacing. Overall, a great beer for a warm day. (338 characters)

Photo of pmcadamis
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Crystal clear bright dandelion yellow with no trace of a head. No lace either.

S - Slight hints of clean hops, and a bit of citrus. Not much smell at all really.

T - Sharp, clear, biting, and quenching. Pilsener-like hops, but very subdued with absolutely no trace of an aftertaste....this might be one of the cleanest finishing beers ever. Much more flavorful than it is aromatic. This went excellently with salsa and tortilla chips.

M - Light in body, but nicely structured...it does have some substance, unlike a lot of other Mexican and American lagers. Thirst quenching, highly carbonated, and clean.

D - Good with Mexican cuisine or when baking yourself out by the pool. Not very interesting, but worlds better than any other Mexican lager I've had. (771 characters)

Photo of Rudgers73
3.13/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bought this one in Cozumel, Mexico at a street vendor. I wasn't expecting much out of any mexican beer, but this one ended up being rather decent. The smell and flavor was what made it good for me. Although it was thin and fizzy, like all hot weather beers seem to be, it had an all-malt taste. It almost had a hint of caramel in it as it went down. It was short-lived after the watery taste bled through, but it was better than drinking more corona or a sugar-filled daquari. (476 characters)

Photo of HopMan
3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I can't remember the name of the border town but it was just west of Yuma, AZ into California. We parked the RV in a large parking lot state side and walked across the border. Upon arival, we went into a bar, ate nachos and drank a sh*t ton of tequila to kill whatever was in the nachos.

After leaving the cantina, we went shopping until we realized there's nothing in Mexico worth buying unless you're in need of dental work or pharmacuticals. I ended up buying a 8 pack of 273ml bottles of Bohemia for like 4 bucks and stupored back home across the border.

Finally to the point. The next day, I opened the RV fridge and saw the 8 pack in there. To my great surpise these beers were pretty damn good.

The cp-filled bottle poured a great looking crystal clear golden pils into my glass. First thing I noticed was a nice subtle hit of saaz hops, the head wasn't all that big, but it could have been due to the soap used to clean the glass. It smelled great for a cheap ass beer.

Taste, wow, more czech saaz balanced out with a decent malt back bone, this is really an all-malt beer. I'm not sure why BA says this beer is a Vienna lager, I would say with 99% certainty that it's a Bohemian pilsener. The name should be the first clue, but with all the saaz in there it's more of a Pilsner Urquell than a Negra Modelo.

All in all this is a damn fine beer. I just can't believe that it's sold so freaking cheap. I would agree that this beer should be rated around 80-82. This is a fantastic session lager that's perfect for the desert heat or while grilling on the back porch.

Oh, and if you're ever in a Mexican bordertown, stay away from the nachos. Eeesh. (1,676 characters)

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.12/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An OK beer - not outstanding, but drinkable. Color is a typical beer-golden with a moderate head. Smell is strong and beery. Taste is malty, with a little bitterness in the aftertaste. This is a good accompaniment to Mexican or Tex-Mex cuisine.

I added a lime to give it a little extra zing, and this really worked. (318 characters)

Bohemia from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
80 out of 100 based on 400 ratings.