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

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BA SCORE
78
okay

782 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 782
Reviews: 385
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.06%
Wants: 19
Gots: 20 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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Foam

Pennsylvania

2.76/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

The best of the old-guard Mexican beers, for sure ... a German pilsener in style (lots of Germans migrated to Mexico, back in the days... thus , the blonde haired/blue-eyed Mexican folks ...)
A nice sweet-ness 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 competing beers do ...
Ideal for basic Mexican cuisine (or anything similar ...
Pretty much a "lawn-mower beer" for me ... great in hot weather ...

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 22:10:35 | More by Foam
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wesclaypool

California

2.78/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a - Pours a pale, light yellow color, very clear with not much carbonation. Pretty substantial head, but fades real quick to nothing.

s - Not much going on, thin, alcohol smell.

t - Tastes alright, but nothing really distinctive. Has some corn tastes alongside that alcohol, lager taste.

m - Light bodied with some crispiness.

d - Went well with Mexican food, and I prefer it to something like Corona, but not something I would go for at the store.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2010 03:26:40 | More by wesclaypool
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oelergud

Virginia

2.78/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Short stubby brown 12oz glass bottle. Gold neck foil and a slim label in brown, gold and yellow.
Clear straw golden body with low carbonation. White tiny to small bubbled head, low retention and lace.
The smell is bready and lagerish with pale malts and abit of hops.
Slightly peppered grain flavor, not much else going on.
Very light body and a dry finish.
Boring and bland, low drinkability.

-Oelergud

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2008 21:27:41 | More by oelergud
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coasterfreak75

North Carolina

2.8/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The pour was a light yellow with a one finger head that quickly dissapated and left a light white lace on top.

The smell was very undefined. As the beer warmed a light lager skunk showed it's head. Somewhere in the rear of the nose was a sweet fruit accent.

The drink started with a quick hit of malt sweetness followed by a hint of carbonation. The finish was a very faint hint of fruit. Once again the taste followed with the smell, quite undefined.

The overall feel of this one was very American macro crap to me. I just didn't care for it at all. Even though it was refreshing, if I wanted refreshing I'd buy Aquafina not beer. The water is cheaper!

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2004 03:55:49 | More by coasterfreak75
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MoreThanWine

Massachusetts

2.8/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had decent expectations for this beer because several reading material sources spoke highly of it and I kind of thought it would be one of the better Mexican beers I'd have. Plus I had a fairly difficult time finding it for sale up here in the Northeast so it was kind of a rare treat.

Poured a big 2" head with irregular bubbles which fairly quickly setteled down to just a trace of head. Same clear yellow as the vast majority of American mass produced beers. Taste had malt and was somewhat creamy but otherwise not much happening.

Cool bottle. Forgettable contents.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2010 11:42:13 | More by MoreThanWine
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BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

2.83/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The palest of gold colors did this beer emit. The head was was white and pillowy. The aroma was very light exuding mostly malty notes with some "off" signals. On the palate, this particular ice-cold specimen, had little to offer. A bland malty profile finished off by an even blander hop offering. I didn't not find any of the flavors to be off-putting, but I felt that it was watered-down.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2009 01:24:38 | More by BeardedBoffin
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Westsidethreat

California

2.83/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a dull, light straw colored brew with crisp lines. Head is really nice; full, creamy, fluffy and snow white.

S: Dry grass, white grapes with really dry biscuits

T: Begins dry and somewhat grainy. Some vegetable sweetness comes in next including pees, corn and potato. Oily mineral taste is present as well, that trademark "Mexican" taste that accompanies most south of the border beers. There's a slight sour twang that resembles lime which would probably blossum if an actual lime wedge was added. Finishes metallic and dry. Now I'll add the lime and what a difference it makes...really cuts through the oily mineral taste.

M: Thin and hard with a touch of carbo sting.

D: Not my favorite Mexican lager but not bad. The lime helped.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2007 20:56:10 | More by Westsidethreat
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taez555

Massachusetts

2.85/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

This beer poured a crystal clear golden body with a small white head.

The nose was a very soft mix of corn, rice, rather floral and hints of skunk.

The taste was light bodied with a rice or corn taste and slightly skunked malt. Very highly carbonated. Some Vienna and mild biscuit malt taste. The big surprise about this beer is the big hop bitterness and floral hop taste. Unlike most macros even some other big hoppy Mexicans this one is really pretty hoppy (as far as the style goes)

Much better than you standard Mexican lager. Not quite as bland as corona but still not much too it. I wouldn’t hesitate having this one again if I were in a Mexican mood.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2005 10:06:42 | More by taez555
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illidurit

California

2.85/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Typical pale straw gold color with a fizzy white head. Aroma is faint grains and corn. Flavor is actually not too bad. Grainy, low on the awful corn syrup flavor that most pale lagers have, might even be a touch of hops with a light fruity note. Thin and refreshing, definitely the best choice if you're at a taqueria.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2009 07:36:29 | More by illidurit
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Frozensoul327

Michigan

2.88/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Interesting beer from Mexico. Mildly bitter after taste with overtones of roasted hops and barley, and just a touch of oats flavor. Medium to high carbonation, with a medium white head. I would choose this over many other Mexican brews, for which i think this is probably the best beer Mexico has sent across the boarder.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2004 22:54:28 | More by Frozensoul327
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DESTRO

Nevada

2.9/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a respectable gold with a fizzy white head that diminishes almost immediatly. smells grainy, a bit of citrus, a little skunky. taste? pretty simple...clean, touch of corn, light bitterness matched with a light sweetness. pretty bland but not bad. decent mouthfeel, a bit thin, but when matched with the simple flavor it is refreshing. i imagine it would be good with spicey food or as a football beer. its alright in my book.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2004 08:14:38 | More by DESTRO
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured a pale yellow color with slight white head that fell to a very slight white ring. Smell is very light and almost non-existent. Tsste is very light with a slight hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is very light and not much to describe. Easy to drink, but not much else.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2005 01:25:36 | More by tgbljb
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BeerAngel

Texas

2.9/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours an extremely clear pale yellow. So pale it resembles white wine. The 1 1/2 finger head dissipates very quickly. The smell as well as the taste is that of a very faint sweetness. It finishes almost in a disappointing way....leaves you high and dry "so to speak". The mouthfeel is barely more refined than water. I feel like I could drink alot of these, but could a stand repeated "high and dry" episodes is the big question. It went okay with the food, but the food outdid the beer. Think I'll try the Dos XX next. Salud!

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2002 20:18:49 | More by BeerAngel
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Dogbrick

Ohio

2.9/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Not nearly as bad as I was expecting. As far as the Mexican beers I have tried so far, it is not quite as good as Negro Modelo, but is mucho better than Corona, Tecate, etc. Light malt flavor. Aroma is hard to comment on because all I could smell was the lime. All in all I would probably try this again as it went with my enchiladas fairly well.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2002 13:09:11 | More by Dogbrick
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Holland

Illinois

2.91/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Looks thin, pale yellow with a weird almost electric tint, and little head.

Smells bread like with lots of skunky smells coming immediately out when I opened the bottle.

Tastes better than the smell indicates. Bread like, a bit malty, with little sweetness or bitterness.

Feels thicker than I thought it would.

Really a drinkable beer and I'm glad to have had it, but it's nothing to seek out.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 19:38:14 | More by Holland
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jeffjeff1

California

2.93/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I had this at a new mexican restaurant.

Appearance- light gold color, no head

Smell- some malt, lime

Taste- little malt, mostly lime, not much flavor

Mouthfeel- light bodied, no carbonation

Drinkability- It's ok when drinking it while eating mexican food but it's not really my type of beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2010 01:52:13 | More by jeffjeff1
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

2.93/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2007 02:26:37 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Floydster

California

2.93/5  rDev -13.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2007 07:04:14 | More by Floydster
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heavy216

New York

2.95/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: 12 oz bottle, 2 finger very frothy head, heavy lacing, pours pale yellow in color

S: slight fruity, hops aroma....very plain

T/had light body, strong carbonation.

D: avg beer taste, nothing special. tasted much better ice cold, but again nothing special

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2011 14:22:22 | More by heavy216
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biggmike

Mississippi

2.95/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2007 11:43:37 | More by biggmike
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ADR

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear medium gold, darker than straw with a thinnish pale head. Simple laces on the glass. Scant aroma, slightly bready with a bit of tanginess. Light mouthfeel with lively but not overbearing carbonation. Starts with brown sugar flavors and a slightly grainy texture, dries a bit by mid mouth with just the mildest hops. Finish is quite clean, some of the earlier texture remains but much of the flavor has passed you by. Actually a fairly drinkable brew, if pretty unremarkable in most categories.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2004 21:55:46 | More by ADR
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WakeandBake

Michigan

2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A clear pale yellow color with a one finger short lasting fizzy white head , no lacing , medium carbonation. Aroma is light toasted grain and a bit of floral hops , with a hint of lemon zest . Flavor is lightly sweet , a faint bitterness and some light floral hop notes , short hoppy finish much like a Euro lager . Quite sessionable I would guess ( I am only trying one ) Nothing wrong with this beer , just very average in all aspects , meah >

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2010 22:05:20 | More by WakeandBake
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paterlodie

Belgium

2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Well lasting head and pale golden beercolor. Nose has lots of hops, but has cauliflower and soapy nose with it. Malts and sweetnes present but some sulphur too.
Taste is light malty sweet and having light/moderate bitterness. Quiet empty mouthfeel, makes this brew a dinkable beer but no highflyer.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2005 12:57:14 | More by paterlodie
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Dave1999

North Carolina

2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 16:22:44 | More by Dave1999
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -11.8%

02-26-2013 02:36:54 | More by tbryan5
Bohemia from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
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