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

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BA SCORE
80
good

400 Reviews
THE BROS
88
very good

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Reviews: 400
Hads: 980
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 36
Gots: 115 | 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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Reviews: 400 | Hads: 980
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bohemia is one of the better south-of-the-border brews availiable almost anywhere around in Houston and probably the U.S. Appearance is a decent golden, head is fairly small. Smell is rather weak, but clean, mild sweetness is noticible. Taste is pretty good, maybe a little too light, but the balance is just about right. Complemented my enchiladas nicely. This is easily better than the Tecates and Coronas of Mexico, and is something I could drink quite a lot of in the future. Probably the only Mexican beer that I'd rather have is Negra Modelo. (548 characters)

Photo of Frozensoul327
2.85/5  rDev -18.3%
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. (321 characters)

Photo of jayb
3.17/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

beer poured a pale golden color. the head was present during the pour but ceased to be after the beer was in the glass. nose was grainy, with a wee bit of a sweet smell. Taste was rather grassy. tastes like corn and biscuits much like other mexican brews. had a hoppy taste to it towards the end of the beer. mouthfeel was thin, thinner than i like, but it was good for this beer. left my mouth feeling a bit oily, just a bit. not a bad brew, nothing to get excited about in my opinion but a good brew none-the-less. Surely one of the better brews from mexico. (560 characters)

Photo of canoehornpoint
3.09/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

looks like Vernor's ginger ale, darker gold to copper, filled with carbonation and no head to speak of. Sweet malty aroma that does not smell like corn (surprisingly). Wow, I think there may be some hops in this (well maybe) Seems to finish with somewhat of a hop bite, maybe hop bitterness and maybe even some even indescernable flavoring hops. Starts crisp and light, little bif of aftertaste. When I first tried this, I though it was great. I'm glad I waited until my second try to rate it. Now it's just ok. Modelo Especial beats this. (539 characters)

Photo of malty
3.98/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 12 oz. foil cap brown bottle - no freshness date.

As clear as beer gets with a pale golden hue. Bright white 1/4 in. head that has nice sticking lacework.

Whispy notes of clean (faint) hop that travel quickly through your nasal caverns.

Slight grain malt lies nicely under the clean earthy hops notes. There's a very faint mellon/pair/peach flavor going on in the background - nice. Crisp and somewhat dry - but ultimately very clean and well balanced.

Thin body with a nice dry finish. Fine carbonation that doesn't get in the way of the flavor.

Drinkability is high dur to it's non-intrusiveness. Pairs well with zippy and zesty foods.

Overall a good mass-produced Mexican lager. I'm impressed with it's solid yet gentle qualities which usually fall prey to money hungry beer giants. Nice job keeping it real. (844 characters)

Photo of Shiloh
3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light golden on arrival with a short crown, replaced quickly with moderate ring & lace.
Body is medium as is the carbonation.
Nose is lightly grassy.
The taste has a very nice balance with the advantage and end towards the hops and is dry.
Impressive but thin. (264 characters)

Photo of granger10
3.97/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this while eating at Don Pablo's. It's a little odd that this is a Mexican beer given it's name, but it didn't taste like most Mexican beers either. Meaning it was actually good! The pour left a pale bronze color with a small to medium head. Moderate lacing. The smell was a combination of sweet and spicy with the malts, hops, and yeast all working together. The taste began with a grainy flavor but I didn't get much of the huskiness I get in other Mexican beers. The hops are definitely a spicier flavor and balance out the grain malts really well. The body on this beer is thicker than most lagers and the finish is very thirst quenching. It matched my fajitas really well. (683 characters)

Photo of surfmeister
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: golden, clear, sturdy 2 finger head head with great staying power and lacing
Smell: great blast of malt with spicy hops, strongest part of beer
Taste/Mouthfeel: this is where it stumbled a bit, the taste was a faint version of the smell, thus a bit disappointing, mouthfeel was a trace "watery" not full and foamy
Drinkability: all around a fine pilsner, actually very close to greatness had it tasted like it smelled! (433 characters)

Photo of watermelonman
3.62/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured to a bright yellow and gold color with plenty of head. It didn't last too long and it didn't leave much lace either.

There is definitely some of the corn grain taste in there, but it's not too bad. It finishes like a relatively classy lager. It feels nice in the mouth and is really drinkable, especially in warm and hot weather. (344 characters)

Photo of chilidog
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer poured a nice, clear golden pale with a white head that faded quickly and leaves no lace. The carbonation was up that provides a fiz to it. The aroma wasn't strong but a sweet-corn grain could be noticed. The taste starts out sweet, grain, grass with a touch of corn. Malt and hop are mild. Very drinkable, leaveing the mouth a slight dry feel. (353 characters)

Photo of tjd25
3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The appearance and the smell didn't give me high expectations for this beer: no head, a pale golden color, and I couldn't notice anything special in the smell.

The taste was very enjoyable, very sweet, with lime and ginger (a very light hint of caramel too, maybe...). The maltiness is pretty much hidden, but still noticeable, which I found interesting for a Mexican beer. The hops leave a very clean mouthfeel, with no bitterness. This beer is so drinkable. It was perfect with Mexican food. It's a good session beer, refreshing, clean, enjoyable. I got more than I expected. (580 characters)

Photo of soper2000
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a staple for me whenever I go to any mexican restaurant. It is actually one of my favorite session beers. It pours a nice clean pale golden color white a white foam head. Smell is very clean as is the taste. The taste is complex by any means but I love the sweetish clean flavor of this beer, very inoffensive. Mouthfeel is decent as is drinkability. This is certainly not a top 50 brew but I'd never turn this down. One my of guilty pleasures. (452 characters)

Photo of Zorro
4.35/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

This pours an honest clear gold lager. It looks like it should come from Checkoslovakia.

Smell is sweetness, grain and a spicy hop smell. The hops are unmistakably citrus in scent.

Taste is excellent clean grain with a spicy citrus hop flavor. This is one tasty lager! Excellent melding of the citrus hops with the rest of the brew.

Mouthfeel is good.

Super drinkable brew, sad that I avoided tasting this for a long time just because it is a Mexican beer. (468 characters)

Photo of Dukeofearl
1.73/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured a very pale yellow with a fizzy, white head composed of very large bubbles. Smell was off- it seemed sour, stale,and like something unpleasant had been burning (not sure what it was). The taste was harsh and very bitter. I can't tell exactly what was in the taste, but it clashed. No real things I could identify as hops or malt or such. Is it this bad or is this one skunked? (383 characters)

Photo of DESTRO
2.86/5  rDev -18.1%
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. (431 characters)

Photo of BCMan
2.77/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I don't know what it is about Mexico that they think they make a descent beer. This beer poured out very light in color. It didn't produce much of a head which is not what I would expect from a lager. Unfortunatly, the flavor of this beer was as unimpressive as its coloring. I've read that when eating spicy foods, you should drink beer that has a high ABV because the alcohol is what cuts the heat. The article also said that water won't rescue you from the fire. I've never been to Mexico but you know what they say, "Don't drink the Bohemia, I mean, water". (561 characters)

Photo of Running4beer
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this last night at El Norte's a very good Mexican eatery in Middletown NY. This was a good brew better than Corona and XX. Pours out yellow almost amber but not quite with a thick white head that thins out and leaves a very fine layer on the top. Smell was straight up hops and corn. Taste was pretty much the same as the smell except for a bit of a sweet taste thrown in. Very drinkable as I had 4 while eating my chicken enchilladas, of all the beers from Mexico I've tried this IMO is one of the better ones. (515 characters)

Photo of 44ouncer
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at the Tia Juana Restaurant in Fremont, California. Best Mexican food in the San Francisco's East Bay. In you're in the Irvington district -- check this place out. It's great. Right across the street from the Safeway.

Lovely golden yellow color. A little richer in appearance than your typical lager. Good, clean smell. I don't particularly care for bubble water beers like Corona -- so the hoppy bite to this brew was terrific. Very clean on the palate. Could drink this all night.

Had this right after a Dos Equis Special Amber and a Modelo Dark Ale -- and this beer blew the XX away -- and was definitely better than the Modelo. Try this beer out. You'll be very impressed. (692 characters)

Photo of marcobrau
3.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Perhaps the finest Mexican pilsner-type beer. Straw color. Pours with a white head that quickly dissipates to a thin collar of foam. Starts just a bit sweet but ends with a nice dash of spicy hops and a respectable amount of bitterness. Low marks for appearance -- at least if this supposed to be a Vienna-style lager -- which it clearly is not. Perhaps I'm reviewing the wrong beer? (383 characters)

Photo of Reidrover
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ok bought in the 12 oz memorably shaped brown bottle..nice simple label.
Average looking good lager colour..light golden with a nice sized head..thats persistent.
Actually quite a good aroma to this for a mexican beer..very hoppy with nice malt.
This is a good lager beer for sure..some traits reminicent of a Czech pilsner..with a ltlle more sweet malts..very nice hopping.
Pretty nice fel on the palate.
A very nice and drinkable lager from Mexico..i would have this again. (480 characters)

Photo of hotstuff
1.95/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A small white head with fine-large bubbles that quickly dissipated.The body was clear with carbonation observed.This beer's hue was yellow-gold and the nose was malty.The flavor was somewhat bitter and lightly hoppy.Its mouthfeel was tingly, thin and light bodied.There was very little lacing with this beer.In my opinion there is nothing that really stood out with this beer and it was rather a boring beer to drink and rate. (426 characters)

Photo of ngandhi
3.62/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bohemia is the most complex lager I've tasted and probably my favorite Mexican beer.

I keep it in the bottle -- there's not much to look at but straw yellow and fizz with no head retention.

The nose draws me in. It's far beyond my expectations; there's a nice thick biscuit smell mixed with lemony hops and grain. It's almost like a domestic macro, but with good character.

The tongue is bombarded with delicious pale malt and a pronounced sweetness thereof. The malts add a great creamy mouthfeel that's unfortunately shortened by a grain bite. Hops. The loudest flavor in this beer is the hop citrus -- saaz-like, not bitter. Definite adjuncts, but not unpleasant. The finish is lovely of mild black pepper and anise. If only they'd kept it pure, this might have been a world class beer.

Relax, relax.
ng (821 characters)

Photo of stoutman
2.42/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Anything is better than Corona. This is maltier than typical lagers. Tastes like it could be a vienna style, but isn't quite as sweet, dark, or malted as many of those brews. Fast fading head. Faintly sweet nose and flavor. A bit grainy. A bit more beer-like taste than the other 15 or so that I sampled in mexico. (314 characters)

Photo of Boilermaker88
3.12/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is an amber lager? From the color and and taste I'd have guessed a pilsner.
Came in a brown bottle, a pint glass, and an irritating lime wedge stuck on the rim (gotta remember to request no lemon/lime!). Color was a clear pale yellow with a thin white cap for a head and a fair dose of carbonation.
Smell was sweet and fruity.
Taste was of mild maltiness followed up with a restrained citrusy hops bitterness. Residual bitterness left on the palate.
Feel was light, fizzy, and thin.
Overall, a decent brew to have on hand when eating some spicy Mexican food but I'm not going to have it taking up space in my fridge otherwise. (636 characters)

Photo of Rumrunner
3.47/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle

The appearance is a weak bright gold. Very little head and weak lacing.
The smell is sweet malt with some hop balance. Also a grassy scent on the nose.

The taste has a bit of a hop tangy bite. Not much in the way of fruit or floral just a peppery bite. There is a nice grassy grainy flavor along with a sweet malt finish. A very nice balance to the flavors. A very dry aftertaste.

It has a nice strong body for how weak this beer looks. A nice powerful feel in the mouth. I recommend this beer when having food and when your favorite is just not what a person is looking for at the time. Very enjoyable. (626 characters)

Bohemia from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
80 out of 100 based on 400 ratings.