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

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860 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 860
Reviews: 391
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.06%
Wants: 24
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-18-2001)
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Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a nicely presented beer in a squat brown bottle with the neck and cap covered in gold foil. The label provides little clue as to the country of origin until one finds the brewer listed in a stripe of the same gold color placed diagonally across the label. The printing in that area is likely a 2 to 4 font, no more. A good looking pour of crystal clear gold beer with a 3/4 inch white foam head completes the appearance. The head vanishes to a thin residue but continues to provide unsticky lace down the glass. Malt nose with a slight hint of hops in the background. Relatively full-bodied feel with slow bubble creation as the glass is drawn down creates slight astringency. Malty sweetness with enough balance to let the grain wander through. Very nice dry finish.

The brewer should shout the origin on the label; this is a decently put together brew worthy of its name. A good food beer, it would range through the spice spectrum quite well.

AtLagerHeads, Apr 13, 2003
Photo of kegger22
3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bohemia Clasica was a clear yellow color with a tiny white head that disappear as soon a possible. The aroma was a sweet, grainy smell. The taste was a light lemony, grassy flavor. A pretty good balance between malt and hops. The mouth feel was medium bodied with little carbonation. The drinkability was good; ABV, taste and price all reasonable. This was the best beer that I've ever had out of Mexico, which is not saying much, unfortunately.

kegger22, Feb 27, 2010
Photo of shirfan
3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Standard yellow with zilch for a head.

Aroma gets better marks, with faint vanilla, grainy malt, and very mild spicy hops.

Taste remains decent: Thin but adjunct-free malt backs up sweet and soft vanilla mingling with light pilsner hops.

Delicate but tasty, this might just edge out Negra Modelo next time I go for mexican food.

shirfan, May 13, 2006
Photo of jpadif
3.4/5  rDev 0%

jpadif, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of PatronWizard
3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Told a friend to bring something different for the bar-be-que. Drank one of these after 8 or 9 other beers and stuck two in the van for later. It's later.

Poured a fairly clear yellow without much head that dissipated quickly.

Had a lot of trouble smelling anything. I think it smelled like an empty airplane hangar with me on one side and a banana on the other (the banana probably thinks I stink). My wife said "it smells like Mexico." What the hell?

Flavor is fairly weak, feel was better. Fuller than other Mexican brews, which is definitely a plus, but where's the flaver? I don't have any lime.

Drinkability: chug! chug! chug! Not conducive to sipping at all. On a yardwork day I could pound many, many, many of these. VERY easy to drink, but where's the flavor?

There's something about this beer, maybe it reminds of the days of seeing who could pound the most beers, but this is a lot better than the beers we used to pound (shudder). If I were to go to a Mexican restaurant, this would be my first choice at this time.

PatronWizard, Aug 05, 2008
Photo of tdm168
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale gold with 1/4" of bubbly head. Smells of faint adjuncts with notes of faint grass and straw. The taste is light malt with some grassy hops coming through; at times a little like adjuncts and some faint metal. Mouthfeel is light bodied and well carbonated.

This is surprisingly smooth and well blended. This is more than I was expecting.

tdm168, Sep 29, 2011
Photo of CaskofFlyingDog
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: normal looking pale ale: some fizz, golden shower yellow, wimpy head

Smell: Corn, some other grain

Taste: corn, balanced a bit with a touch of hops and malts,

Mouthfeel: medium thin, a bit grainy at the end

Drinkability: This is an easy drinker. It's a little complex but not much. It's a good bad porch drinkin' beer. It vaguely reminds me of Sam Adams but still doesn't come close. Still it serves a different purspose I suppose.

CaskofFlyingDog, Jul 10, 2006
Photo of scottyshades
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this beer...The bottle itself is very similar to Negra Modela, and the style is also the same
A: Pours a nice healthy gold color with a decent head and minimal lace on the glass

S: Nothing really good on the nose...slight hops and roasted malts are apparent, but not distinctly identifiable

T: Here is where this beer does well...it follows the classic Vienna Lager style, where roasted malts come out, sweetness is apparent but not overdone by any means, and hops are minute

MF: Very clean going down, light/med in body with a good aftertaste

D: Very high, this is a session beer

scottyshades, Aug 16, 2008
Photo of JayS2629
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear bubbly yellow with a frothy white head that fades fast and leaves descent lace. It smells of floral and fruity hops, hints of citrus and mild biscuit malts. Very mild with nice touch of floral hops. Very mild and medium bodied. Very easy to drink, but just above average.

JayS2629, Mar 13, 2011
Photo of rednrag
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Drink this beer staight from the bottle. It was not intended to be poured into a glass. Also, do not add lime or salt to it. That will ruin it. Drink it right from the bottle, and you will get the Vienna-style goodness that these guys intended you to get. A very worthy brew.

rednrag, Apr 03, 2010
Photo of PokerGod
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice pilsener-style beer from Mexico which pours a nice golden straw color that you can easily see through. The head vanished pretty quickly. Very slight fruity aroma, with a very clean taste. I enjoyed it, and will even buy it again. An extremely drinkable beer.

PokerGod, Feb 09, 2011
Photo of Deuane
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Deuane, Nov 28, 2007
Photo of Cylinsier
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz.

Pours an amber gold with a thin white head.

Smells of sweet barley malts.

Tastes similar, with a subtle hop bitterness. Surprising nuance.

Body is moderate with tingly carbonation.

Wasn't expecting this beer to be especially good, but it's a step above the standard Mexican lagers. Quite tasty, pairs well with food, but you could enjoy it alone too.

Cylinsier, Nov 27, 2010
Photo of TheTrevor
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer poured yellow with a thin head and a decent amount of visible carbonation. The smell is sweet malt with a tiny bit of hops. The taste is sweet malt with a bit of graininess and that gives way to a pretty small amount of hops and clean finish. The mouthfeel is a pretty watery with a decent amount of carbonation. Where this beer excels is in drinkability, and it is a particularly good companion to spicy food.

TheTrevor, Feb 06, 2009
Photo of kbub6f
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Just about the only drinkable beer on the strip in Acapulco last year. Man, that place is _owned_ by Corona. Picked up a bottle when I got home to confirm my impressions. The head is big, white, fizzy and the beer is a clear, clear, pale gold. Spoonky nose, crackers, a little fruit. The front is a little spicy (interesting) with a touch of corn syrup. Fruity, sweetish middle and lightly nutty finish with some nice hops. It's a nice, light, fresh lager.

kbub6f, Aug 26, 2004
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

VelvetExtract, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of madjr80
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

madjr80, Dec 29, 2007
Photo of Foyle
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: pours a 1" frothy white head that rapidly recedes with some mild lacing. Color is clear light gold with moderate streaming bubbles.

Aroma: fairly mild, but pickup some yeast, biscuit, and a bit of herbal hops.

Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied, somewhat oily with a quite dry finish.

Flavor: biscuit and cracker, a bit of fruit and lemon in the finish.

Overall: enjoyable and well made to the style. Nothing off-putting.

Foyle, May 22, 2014
Photo of Jefe76
3.44/5  rDev +1.2%

Jefe76, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of HalfFull
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Foil capped brown bottle poured into a pils. glass. Pours a yellow straw and quite clear, sporting a thin cap of white foam. Carbonation is light, yielding short to moderate retention.

Nose of slightly sweet and of lemony grain. Clean and straight forward with just a bit of perceived depth and texture. A bit of earthy musk with warming.

Taste is quite as expected from the aroma. Pleasant and slightly bready in texture, pinch of noble hops and a bit firmer carbonation on the tongue than the appearance would imply. Finish offers a bit of hop spice but is a bit thin in the delivery.
Apparently the light texture/carbonation leaves the feel a bit watery at times, though a good swirl and warming improves it somewhat.

A decent Pils. Not as robust as many but good stuff from South of the Border.

HalfFull, Jun 17, 2011
Photo of Ek0nomik
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured In: Snifter
Attained through a trade

Appearance: The pour is a perfectly clear straw and golden yellow with no head showing up for the fun. The beer is quite effervescent. A few streaks of lace show up on the side of my glass, but not very many.

Smell: The nose picks up some grains, a touch of vanilla as well as some hops. I can't say that I'm particularly fond the nose, though it isn't bad either. I think I'm just not a big pilsener guy.

Taste: The tasting starts off with some slightly toasted cereal grains that quickly leads into bittering brought on by the hops. The finish of this beer is surprisingly hoppy, with some spicy and ever so slight citrus hops linger after each sip. A much better tasting than I expected I must admit.

Mouthfeel: A bit aggressive on the palate, but letting it sit makes it a bit more enjoyable. The beer is thin bodied.

Drinkability: It could definitely be a session beer, though I wouldn't want it to be my session beer. As usual, I'm glad I tried it, though it wouldn't end up in my crate.

Ek0nomik, Dec 16, 2010
Photo of dhannes
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

dhannes, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of pbrian
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

You can actually tase hops in this beer. My second favorite Mexican, behind Negro Madelo.

pbrian, Nov 06, 2001
Photo of BerkeleyBeerMan
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nice golden yellow color. Not much head. Very light carbonation.

Smell: Terrific pale smell reminiscent of a good Czech pilsner. Nice liquory smell somewhat like a white wine. Fruity hints.

Taste: Dry carbonated alcohol taste. Simple but well constructed blend of grains of hops. Taste of corn. This beer could be better. The intention is there but I find the beer somewhat bland.

Mouthfeel: Light. Carbonated. Has a fine finish.

Drinkability: This is an incredibly drinkable beer. It goes down easy. I think it is one of the best Mexican beers and I really appreciate it doing a good job in the Czech style. I will buy it for hanging out or for washing down dinner.

BerkeleyBeerMan, Jan 13, 2011
Photo of zeff80
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, fizzy, orange/amber color with a small, white, foamy head. It left a little lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of caramel, roasted malts and some floral notes.

T - It tasted of burnt toast maltiness, caramel and some light chocolate notes. It had a nice bitter kick from the hops.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a pretty good vienna lager. Really one of the best commonly available Mexican beers.

zeff80, Nov 05, 2008
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