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

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891 Ratings
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Ratings: 891
Reviews: 391
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.35%
Wants: 24
Gots: 59 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-18-2001)
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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.36/5  rDev -1.2%
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 JudgeRoughneck
3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
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 vickersspitfire
3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
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 bmwats
3.38/5  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 CuriousMonk
3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From notes at Old Chicago (2001): Poured from bottle into pint glass. Pours medium yellow with small bubbly white head, nicely chasing bubbles. Nose is sharp clean hops and slightly acrid malt. The flavor begins with a mild vegetal hops bite that segues into a slightly acrid bitterness. Rather thin mouthfeel. Not a bad beer at all.

Photo of jsprain1
3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
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 shererjt
3.38/5  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 peterittenhouse
3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
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 GhostKidd956
3.38/5  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 jcdiflorio
3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

served into mug from 12oz.brown bottle crimped cap at Mexican restaraunt,a bit on the cold side mug was chilled not frosted.

Clear,light golden color,large bubbles on sides of glass,small tiny bubbles stringing from the center of the glass.Thin white,head dissapating quickley,2nd beer was better about 1/2" head lasted a bit longer. Some spotty lacing on sides of glass.

A crisp,clean citrusy aroma,also carmelly,more carmelly nose as the beer warms. Good aromas as compaired to most Mexican beers.

Clean,snappy citrus bite,a bit grapefruitty,wasn't malty at first,more malt tastes as it warms and mid taste malt flavors.A good clean,fresh citrus taste to the finish. Overall a nice balance to this beer.

A clean,light mouthfeel,pleasing and refreshing,very drinkable.A good Mexican session beer very enjoyable citrus bite really adds to drinkability. A forum post said this was the Best Mexician beer, made me give it a try. I'd have to agree with this.

Photo of metter98
3.4/5  rDev 0%
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 PatrickJR
3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into nonic pint glass.

A - Perfectly clear yellow with a finger of white head. The head settles almost as soon as it forms falling to an almost non-existent collar. No lacing.

S - Well, Bohemia at least smells pretty good. Good strong biscuity aroma balanced well with spicy, grassy hops. Simple and clean.

T - Fairly decent stuff. Biscuity flavors head things up with a quick sweetness but move towards a floury/grainy taste. Grass with chive-like accents from the hops take hold late palate with a very mild bitterness and an extremely clean finish. Well balanced overall; the only thing keeping Bohemia from getting a 4 is the restrained character of the (relatively good) flavors at hand.

M - Light bodied, borderline watery, with a somewhat soft carbonation. Obviously this brew was meant to be drank from the bottle in order to retain it's crispness, but this watery, flattish mouthfeel might sort of work in a way. Originally I had this score down at a 2, but now I'm thinking that it might at least be alright. Of course a little more body wouldn't hurt and some degree of crispness is always welcomed in a pilsner, but somehow it's all translating as "smooth" and giving the flavors a great chance to pull through.

D - A decent beer for what it is. Smooth, light, and drinkable, certainly better than a lot of the macros out there. Not my first choice, but far from the worst.

Photo of exonthebottle
3.4/5  rDev 0%
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 SAtaMi
3.4/5  rDev 0%
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 acrawf6
3.4/5  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.

Photo of bristol2120
3.4/5  rDev 0%
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
3.4/5  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.

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.

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.

Photo of jpadif
3.4/5  rDev 0%

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

Bohemia from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
78 out of 100 based on 891 ratings.