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

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Ratings: 955
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.06%
Wants: 34
Gots: 104 | 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 Foam
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

The best of the mass-produced Mexican beers, for sure ... a vienna? lager/ pilsener in style (lots of Germans migrated to Mexico, back in the days... thus , the blonde haired/blue-eyed Mexican folks ...)
A nice elegance? / soul that is usually missing from other cheapy macro-swill brews ... A decent smooth body and finish that doesn't assault your taste buds or sensibility as much as uber-hopped west coast style ales will do . (aint nobody got time for that...)
Ideal for basic Mexican cuisine (or any spicy food) .
has recently (2015) become my go-to 'cheap' beer when I don't want to spend more than $25/case . hits all the right notes in my mouth and won't crunkify you too much even if you have a couple too many ... ( can you say session beer ? )

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

somewhere above the median on the Mexican beer spectrum. the one pours a real light clear watery wheat color, with a short lived white head. the nose is very generic and light, crystal and pale malts, not as pilsener as indicated, but not offensively cornmeal adjuncty like a sol or a corona, although the flavor of this is only mildly better than either of those. it honestly doesn't really taste like much, which is actually an improvement over the metallic and rancid flavors of some of its competition. very crisp finish too without the sweet weirdness. also improved with a lime wedge, as infrequently as I say that, it applies here. ultra light mouthfeel and pretty good carbonation. I would take this over most other Mexican beers ive had, save pacifico. this does not approach a good quality brew, but in a hot summer setting when the alternatives are mich ultra and coronoa light, this is my horse.

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass.

A: Pours a lighter straw color with a good bit of translucence to its body. The head is a two finger white shade. Bubbly as can be, it fades away quickly, and doesn't leave much lacing on the glass, either.

S: Grains and light maltiness, about what I expect from a Mexican lager. Oh, and some noble hops. Gee, imagine that, noble hops in a lager! Whodathunkit? I also notice some tart lemon/lime qualities.

T: The lime tone in the aroma moves down to the tongue, supporting a sweet malt base and faint yet zesty hop bite. Adjunct notes are thankfully kept in check. Simple as can be, but it just works so well with what it has.

M: Light and crisp. Carbonation isn't overbearing, and it's superbly drinkable.

O: This isn't just good for a Mexican lager - it's a legitimately good beer, period. Merely drinking this makes me think about 78F sunny days laying on the patio without a care in the world. This beer has just given me A) a go-to in Mexican restaurants, B) something to buy for non-beer-drinking guests when hosting a party, and C) something to actually enjoy besides margaritas should I ever end up vacationing in Cabo San Lucas.

Photo of orcsinspace
3.71/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In my opinion, Bohemia is by far the best Mexican beer. Had this in the foil topped bottle, so I will not comment on the head or any of that stuff, but this is overall a decent beer.

Whenever I go to a Mexican restaurant, I get a Bohemia. For some odd reason, about two years ago, every Mexican place in town started bringing it out with a lime--I guess to cater to the Corona crowd--but I wish this would not happen because I find that the lime taste messes up the flavor of the hops.

The taste is similar to German or Czech beer in general; there is a little hop flavor and a little bold malty flavor at the same time. It has a similar mouthfeel to a beer like Lowenbrau, which is not too watery, but not having a solid presence either.

Overall a solid beer, especially when compared to other Mexican beers.

Photo of puboflyons
3.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From the foil topped 12 fl. oz. bottle . Sampled on February 19, 2013

The pour is pale yellow with a short-lived fizzy white head.

The aroma is of pale German malts, sugar, toast, and a cleanish hop scent.

The body is light to medium and is also rather creamy.

The taste begins with moderate malts and a low to moderate hop bitterness that lingers briefly at the end. I found it to be pretty decent for the style.

Photo of BierStein711
4.72/5  rDev +38.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle poured into mug.

Three and a half finger off white head. Medium-high carbonation.

Pale in color

Smells: hop, corn, cereal, cooked veggies

Taste: barley, citrus, lemon, with a hop bite at the end!

Mouthfeel: Smooth and refreshing!

Overall, I didn't know I would be drinking a pils, but if I had to reach for one at a Mexican restaurant. I would choose this one.

Photo of Dave1999
2.97/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a golden colour with a foamy white head.

The smell is sweet and grainy.

The taste is similar to the taste sweet grains, not much else. Simple and easy drinking.

The mouthfeel is light with medium carbonation.

Overall about what you would expect from a Mexican beer, it's better than Corona but that's not saying much.

Photo of GhostKidd956
3.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A mexican beer i've been wanting to try for a while

A -A bright golden color with a huge 4 finger head that faded pretty quickly

S - HUGE SWEET grainy smell with a slight hoppy finish

T - The first note in was a slight sour mash and finished with a semi floral hoppy dry finish.

M- - Eh could have used a slight more carbonation to help float the flavor a little more on tongue

O - A solid mexican beer I gotta say they could have used a little more bitterness and a little bit more hops and a lot more grains but overall it a pretty good beer. Gotta say this is hands down the best mexican beer i've ever had.

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.36/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours out crystal clear with a nice white head that thins out into a layer of bubbles corralled by very little lacing. The body is a light golden color and is filled with some mild carbonation. Mild wheat and some malts come through, very mild citrus zest as well but not much else-very light floral notes. Its light –to- medium bodied and you can feel the carbonation-Malts and hops are present along with some spices, semi-sweet overall and dry. There is a hint of floral flavors in this one, overall not a bad beer.

Photo of TownDunkel
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I have always seen this one on sale and thought it was just another beer until I took a deeper look.

Appearance - A solid gold color, maybe even some flecks of yellow here and there to spice it up

Smell - Hoppy with some light notes of grain.

Taste - Really nice taste, the hop smell translate well to the flavor. Not complex, but a solid simple flavor

Mouthfeel - Great carbonation that keeps the flavor satisfying

Overall - A nice beer, a bit light for my taste and maybe a bit on the simple side. This would be a beer with a good spicy meal though

Photo of YeastWrangler88
3.04/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass:

Appearance: very clear, nice pale yellow, lots of bubbles. Head recesses quickly but leaves a thin layer of foam on top. Looks very nice for a german pils.

Aroma: faint smells of pale grain, but i smell a bit of green apple skin and some alcohol. Hops are very hidden, but i think im getting some slight floral and pepper-like hops.

Flavor: flavors matches aroma, with flavors of pale grain, almost like raw bread, im still picking up some green apple and a bit of alcohol makes its presence, but its not too overwhelming. Again, hops are faint and hard to distinguish a flavor from, but they do balance the grainyness of the beer as far as bitterness goes.I dont mind it.

Mouthfeel: light bodied, lots of carbonation, with a smooth dryness at the end.

Overall: a decent example of a german pils, but not on the top of my list. Something i could easily have a 6 pack though on a night of beer drinking. Something to check out if you have a chance, it wont dissapoint, but it wont be something youll write home about either.

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.41/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a lightly hazy straw yellow color. Head is bleached and about a quarter inch in height. Head, although small, does retain quite well. Light lacing. Armies of bubbles rise to fuel the head.

S-A bit skunky. Moderate Noble hop grassiness. Also a subtle cracker and corny graininess. Actually smells more legit than I expected it to be. Brings enough to the table.

T-The hops are clean and the skunk is muted to a certain extent. Subtle cracker/dough combination. Lightly spicy on the finish. The hoppiness is pronounced to a very respectable degree (especially for a Mexican import). Flavors work well together.

M-Light bodied with a spritzy carbonation level. Quite drinkable. Mild hop-induced bitterness. Crisp and clean. Barely any metallic flavor.

O/D-Better than expected. Blows other Mexi-brews away. Still, far from anything I would by again (as I only purchased a single). But hey, turns out it was worth trying.

Photo of wordemupg
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle poured into pint glass 28/8/12

A has more color then I expected, golden yellow, lots of tiny bubbles and a short lived finger of foam leaves no lace

S cooked veggies, grass and hay with a little corny malt

T some faint noble hops to go with what I smell, nothing special but much better then the other Mexican beers I had this week

M well carbonated and a little thin about what I expected, fairly clean finish

O a nice surprise that I found a un-skunked beer here in PV, drinkable for sure

perhaps its all the crap I´ve been drinking in Mexico but this one was almost good.

Photo of dhannes
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had a bottle at a local Mexican restaurant.

A=Couldn't tell much, as I consumed it from the bottle...appeared to be darker than most adjuncts.

S=I couldn't get much aroma...some malt.

T=A bit more flavorful than other pilseners...smoky with maltiness.

M=Nice body...perhaps a bit much more body than other pils...low to moderate carbonation.

O=An okay beer...not a great compliment to Mexican food...probably will not buy this again.

Photo of DerekP
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yellow-gold in appearance with a slim, white head that thins to a rim with spots on the surface.

Smells of lemon zest, bread crust, floral hops and light malts. Mild, but enough hops to keep it intriguing.

In the taste I'm catching lemon, light malts, and just enough bittering hops. A very, very slight hint of peppery/peppermint hops flavor.

Light-medium bodied and friendly to the palate.

Notes: If I had one suggestion to offer it would be to add some additional hops flavor to more closely match the aroma. Also, it could be more prickly (hops!). That being said, Bohemia is one of the best beers out of Mexico, and among my top 3 choices when eating at a Mexican restaurant. In many ways it's much like a Munich Helles lager.

Photo of metter98
3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin bright white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a bit of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are aromas of grainy malts and corn in the nose along with some hints of grassy hops.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of grainy malts and is accompanied by a light to moderate amount of bitterness that persists through the taste, but particularly stands out in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation with a bit of dryness in the finish.
O: This beer is a cut above most other standard Mexican lagers and is relatively easy to drink.

Photo of jimmah120
3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with no date

Pours clear yellow-gold with no head whatsoever. Smell is light: slight lemon, corn, grain. Taste is much the same but better; light corn, grain, rice, slightly warming malt, a touch of bitter citrus, and a light peppery feeling. Mouthfeel is good, carbonated well.

Your better-than-average mexican lager.

Photo of elNopalero
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I ordered this at one of my favorite Mexican restaurants. Thought it was a fitting accompaniment to a delicious meal. They poured it into a frosted mug. Can’t win them all. But at least I didn’t have it with the lime!

This bottle comes from the Frida Kahlo edition. I gotta give them props for using famous artists to market the beer.

It pours a golden-crystal color with light foam and noticeable effervescence. There’s a light aroma to this with some corn/adjunct lager notes (if this in fact is made with adjuncts) being barely perceptible. No hops, no malt profile to speak of either.

There’s a light crisp flavor to this, sans any expected (hopefully anticipated?) hoppiness. Not much aftertaste either. It finishes clean and clear, unlike my experience with other adjunct lagers. This is what it is and it does what it does. I didn’t expect much and it didn’t disappoint my expectations. You could do a lot worse in a mass-produced import.

Photo of Douberd
4.02/5  rDev +18.2%
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

Photo of andrenaline
3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Photo of JohnBeerRun
2.56/5  rDev -24.7%
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

Photo of djbow
3.1/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

Photo of rwrk42
4.02/5  rDev +18.2%
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.

Photo of DJED69
3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

Photo of zeledonia
2.4/5  rDev -29.4%
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.

Bohemia from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
78 out of 100 based on 955 ratings.