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

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Ratings: 910
Reviews: 395
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 17.11%
Wants: 26
Gots: 73 | FT: 0
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Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. visit their website

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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Photo of pwsoldier
3.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours pale yellow with a small white head that dissipates fairly quickly. No lacing.

S - Malty buttered-corn aromas come through the strongest, with some floral hop notes coming through as well.

T - Corn persists to some degree, but gives way to a more tolerable sweetness from the malts, as well as some grainy notes. The floral notes in the aroma become more grassy on the palate.

M - Light-bodied, yet slightly creamy. Finishes clean with virtually no aftertaste.

D - A very enjoyable cerveza. Certainly nothing to get excited about, but it's hands-down the best of the Mexican beers. This is always my first pick when I go out to a Mexican restaurant with a mediocre beer selection.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, yellow body with a frothy, white head. Lightly effervescent.

Smell: Grassy, spicy aroma with pale malts and a slight sourness overall. Thankfully, though, no skunking present.

Taste: What tastes like pils malt with a brief, subtle sweetness. A bit soapy, a bit of grass. Spicy hop taste and light bite of bitterness. Some lingering sourness to the crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Lively carbonation.

Drinkability: When surrounded by Mexican lagers, it would be certainly be more desirable than say, a Corona Light. Surely it would go great with Combo #14, 8, and 12 at your local Mexican eatery.

Photo of hangh
3.31/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pretty clear, golden color. Not much head, dissapears quickly
S- Little smell, hard to notice, floral like but not very pungent
T- Very sublte taste initially, most of the beer's taste comes with a following bitterness. Quick and easy to drink without unique flavor.
M- very light and smooth, not too noticable,
D- Easy to drink, great for quick consumption, very safe for any food situation

Photo of dsa7783
3.32/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Single, twelve-ounce bottle copped from Total Wine and More in West Orange for $1.49...
Pours a dark, golden-colored hue with slight carbonation and a very minimal head that left no lacing at all...
Malty, caramel aroma... Modest and unassertive...
Corn, malts, and thick grains present in the flavor, which was light-bodied, clean, crisp, and refreshing...
Loose, watered-down mouthfeel with an overall good level of drinkability...
Not bad...

Photo of washburnkid
3.32/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Paired with a burrito (what else?) from Guadalajara Taqueria in Davis.

A: About a finger of bubbly white head over a clear, pale straw color. Almost no retention and no lacing.
S: A bit of fresh grains and a faint cooked corn. Slightly grassy in the hops arena, which is welcome.
T: Grassy hops, grain and corn dominate. Refreshing, and not as unpleasant as other big Mexican beers I've had. Perfumey hoppiness is a big surprise!
M: Light and crisp.
D: A good beer with spicy foods. One of the better Mexican beers out there.

Photo of BeerBob
3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bohemia Brand beer pours a clear amber from a stubby 12oz brown glass bottle. Head is a nice white and goes better than two fingers.

Nose is a damp grain with whiffs of alcohol and a slight hops note. Palate is a soft but good, unremarkable barley malt with a drying hops and the bite of carbonation.

By far, this is the best beer from Mexico that I have ever had, it actually tastes like beer. Shame on you Corona, et al!

Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.34/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is a pale gold beer with not much head and liveley carbonation. I can't smell anything really beyond the giant lime wedge that was perched on my glass so I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt and rating it average. I did pick up some musty grain smell.

The taste here is a bit tangy, (no I didn't put the lime in) something I look for more in a mexican lager than vienna but I'm not splitting hairs. The brew is light and sweet, slick and springy on the tounge, and goes down smooth.

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.34/5  rDev -1.5%
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 exonthebottle
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1. clear with a light head that disappears fast

2. faint honey floral smell hops?

3. light crispness and slightly bitter at the end.

4. very smooth almost like tonic water

5. very easy to drink a lot of this.

Okay representation of the style goes well with Mexican food.

Photo of jsprain1
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a golden straw with a decent head, though very little in retention or lacing.
S- Smell is very grainy with a bit of faint hops floating about.
T- A bit sweet, but mostly grainy with just enough hops to balance it out. A well balanced flavor but generally not enough volume of flavor for the style.
M- Thin, but not quite watery. crisp carb.
D- A pretty drinkable pilsner. Near the upper end of mexican beers.

Photo of peterittenhouse
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden hue with small, thin head. Smell is clean with fresh lightly hopped aroma. Initial taste is sharp and clean with light malt and hops up front but not a lot on the back end. Very crisp with a little more carbonation than I would expect. Mouthfeel is light.

All and all, not a bad brew. Could whack quite a few back. Would make a decent session brew.This is a good beer for the masses. While not what I would expect in a Vienna Lager, this is a decent beer.

Photo of rtepiak
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pour is golden yellow, almost a mild green. with a smell white head. nose is a neutral bitter hops and apple honey. pretty much the taste too. i didn't know i the quality are that much different but the 'mexican pilz' seems to be a bit more malt oriented that the german. but not malt forward the same time. i did get a solid lilac floral quality though.

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.36/5  rDev -0.9%
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 ClayO
3.36/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of bmwats
3.37/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pilsner.

A: Straw color. Medium heavy carbonation pours into a half finger, bubbly, white head. Dissipates quickly. Carbonation continues to rise throughout. Spotty lacing remains.

S: Malt, yeast, nuts, and honey. A little like fresh baked bread.

T: Light malty flavor, a bit of yeast, some citrus.

M: Carbonated and a little diluted. Light feel, subdued flavor, metallic aftertaste.

D: Decent drinkability. It is lite on the palette, and flavor is not bad so it does go down easy.

Atmosphere is okay. Not a bad flavor, feel leaves a little to be desired. Pretty good drinkability, though. Serviceable quaff.

Photo of shererjt
3.37/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a clear yellow with a fairly large, billowy head. Nose leaned to the malt side, and nicely so. Deep, rich aroma. Hops were there but in a supporting role. Flavor was also malty with perhaps a little toffee-like sweetness. Could use a bit more bitterness up front, but it did catch up in the aftertaste and the flavor was quite nice. Mouthfeel had a bit of creaminess to it and was fairly crisp. Drinkability was about average.

Good beer, and rivals Negra Modelo as my favorite from south-of-the-border.

Photo of GhostKidd956
3.37/5  rDev -0.6%
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 scottyshades
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
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

Photo of metter98
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
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 PokerGod
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Photo of SAtaMi
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - 1/2" head tops a nicely colored pale yellow beer.

Smell - Hoppy and grain filled scent and some yeast in the background.

Taste - I was not expecting the taste i got. Balanced well with hops, barley and malt. The sweet aftertaste is not over done.

Mouthfeel - Clean and crisp. Another nice summer time beer.

Drinkability - I like it. It has a good flavor for the type of beer it is.

Photo of bristol2120
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Has a pale gold appearance. Pours with a moderate head that quickly dissipates. Has a faint but agreeable hops aroma. Taste is actually very good, with malt character and a restrained hops presence. Good mouthfeel, with nice carbonation. I think this is a surprisingly good beer, and very drinkable. Also, some extra credit for a really attractive bottle. Distinctive squat brown with gold foil, and a warrior in full headress. One of my favorites.

Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Photo of brandon911
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of acrawf6
3.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a dark straw with a good amount of sediment...never seen that before. Nice white head foams up.

Smell. Light malt aroma that is slightly sweet. also has an interesting menthol cooling smell i do not remember.

Taste. Interesting flavor. I'm guessing its the sediment right now giving it the yeasty flavor. But does have just a touch of hop bitterness. Flavor is not bad, just not much to talk about.

Mouthfeel. Body is creamy, but low on carbonation. not bad.

Overall. One of only a small handful of mexican beers i like to drink. No big frills here, but is good enough to enjoy with mexican, or even a six pack at home.

Bohemia from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
77 out of 100 based on 910 ratings.