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

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397 Reviews
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Reviews: 397
Hads: 970
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 34
Gots: 112 | 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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Photo of depechemode1983
3.57/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours with a clear golden straw color and a thin white head that vanishes quickly after the pour. There is no lacing happening at all. Smell is good. Lots of earth tones Picking up floral hops and grainy malts smells a little bit bitter. Reminds me up apple juice. Maybe semi sweet white wine and club soda considering the high carbonation. Although in between these flavors there's floral earthy notes. It goes from sweet to earthy and then finishes a bitter clean and dry. This is quite drinkable. The flavors are balanced well. No flavor is too overpowering. ABV is low. This is a good session for me. This is one of my go to beers when there isnt anything better. Every now and then ill pick up a six pack if i dont feel like going out of my way to my local beer store. (773 characters)

Photo of Shrews629
3.49/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - Semi-clear yellow to light orange in color. Bright white head that had a combination of large and small bubbles. The head was small even with an aggressive pour and didn't hold long at all. Minimal lacing also.

Smell - Getting some floral hops along with a diminutive impact of grain. Smells clean and fresh. Maybe even a bit of wheat in there also. Only the slightest hints of butter.

Taste - Very well balanced taste of a dry wheat along with small stabs of bitterness. Some grain and citrus finds its way underneath to round out a non-complicated, but favorable and enjoyable flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium to light mouthfeel. Dry, smooth and crisp. Doesn't cover the palate real well, but the beer does go down very easy.

Drinkability - I was happily surprised by this beer. Not bad at all. This beer would be perfect for Summer in my opiniion. A thirst quencher. It left the glass very quickly and I found myself wanting another. The apppearance was the only thing that hurt the score because of the lack of head and head retention. Cool little bottle too!!!! (1,081 characters)

Photo of thomasdidymus55
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer has a champagne clean look with a nice bubbly carbonation. Medium head w/med. retention. A citrus smell orange, lemon or both. Taste is good kind of a fuzzy orange. Feels good while drinking and nice and lively. Slight aftertaste. I prefer this beer cold and would drink it in hot or cold weather. (307 characters)

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

Poured into a pint glass.

A- Pale golden color with virtually no head.

S- Sweet malts, maybe some white grapes.

T- Very sweet. Sugar, some white grapes, sweet malts, syrup, green apples and some grainy bitterness at the end.

M- Flat, thick, syrupy.

D- I can drink a decent amount, but the high sugar content might limit this to a six pack.

Pleasantly surprised with this. Up until tonight, I thought Negra Modelo was the best Mexican macro beer. I found a better one. (475 characters)

Photo of Cylinsier
3.41/5  rDev -2%
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. (363 characters)

Photo of biggred1
3.92/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear golden with a dense white head that leaves some decent looking lace on the glass. Slightly above average aroma with untoasted grain, mild noble hops and a faint soapiness. Pretty damn good for a Mexican Pils, creamy and mildly bready with brash hop flavor that sets this apart from standard Mexican fare, must be the dark brown bottle. Smooth and medium bodied with soft carbonation. A nice beer to wash down some enchiladas for sure. (440 characters)

Photo of ZimZamZoom
3.12/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Surprised to see different styles from a Mexican Brewery.

A hard pour leaves almost no head. Deep and slightly hazy golden color. Aroma is an earthy graininess, some light fruitiness as well. Sweet tasting, a bit of fruit in the taste as well. The beer has a decent body and is mildly carbonated.

Not a bad drinkable beer, but not something I'd stick with for an evening. (374 characters)

Photo of MNJR
3.57/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden color, nice head after the pour with thin retention. The smell is fresh, clean, fruit, vanilla. The flavor is good, solid, and refreshing. The mouthfeel is smooth and the carbonation is thin but has the right amount of sharpness. I get vanilla and clean light fruit flavors, and it is true its German heritage. But for all it's strengths, it lacks something vital in the aftertaste department. Yup, that's it: the problem is a bit of papery flavor and a slightly chalky, dry aftertaste. It's like they added some stale hops to an otherwise great beer. It tastes good, but then lets you down a bit in the end. Good beer, not great beer. (642 characters)

Photo of megahurts4
3.72/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bohemia Clásica Lager

Appearance: Clear golden, some lacing, and a small head.

Smell: Citrusy hops and slight grain.

Taste: Pleasant malts, flowery hops, and citrus flavors (orange and others).

Mouthfeel: Light, smooth, and refreshing.

Overall:
This is a good session lager that also contains some good flavor. It is very easy to drink. There is not a lingering aftertaste or real bitterness. It is neutral in that respect. I'd think of it as a weak IPA. (460 characters)

Photo of EwaldEichstaett
3.61/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Reviewing this as a Mexican Lager not as a German Pils:

Poured into a glass. I had the first few sips without the lime, then I put it in there.

A: Light yellow color, not much head. No lacing or retention once the lime goes in.

S: Mostly bready malts, actually smelled much better than expected. No adjunct or import notes detected.

T: Mostly the same bready malts from the smell. Perhaps a slight bitterness at the end. Not much of a pils. With a lime in it, the beer is really crisp and refreshing. The taste of the beer does a nice job offsetting the flavors of the food.

M/D: average mouthfeel, a bit lighter body than I wanted. The drink-ability is good. But I'll only have one of these with some Mexican food or perhaps a day at the beach. (752 characters)

Photo of churro69
3.87/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear Yellow beer, good amount of bubbles and head, i loved the hint of bitterness and the aftertaste was in my opinion pleasing, the smell was very nice and it was very drinkable, served very cold would make it a good choise for a hot day.

I would drink it again for sure. (274 characters)

Photo of MoreThanWine
2.76/5  rDev -20.7%
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. (573 characters)

Photo of matjack85
3.97/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I found a 6 pk of these 12oz squatty brown bottles at Springbrook Liquors in Bloomingdale, IL for $7.99. It was one of the only Mexican beers I hadn't tried yet. There was no freshness date or any information about the beer on the skinny label, but if your Spanish is any good, the web site will give you tons of information about this beer.

The beer poured a crystal clear medium gold color with a ½-finger of white head that disappears rather quickly, leaving just a thin white rim. It leaves a surprisingly good amount of lacing on the glass with each sip.

The beer gives off a pleasant mild aroma of floral hops and a bit of spiciness.

The taste is good. Sweetness is held to a minimum with floral and spicy hops providing most of the flavor. At just 23 IBU's, you'd have to agree the hops do not impart a harsh bitterness, but are there for mild flavor and nice aroma. There is also a touch of citrusy zest in here to make it even more interesting.

Light and crisp mouthfeel with better than average carbonation.

This is a good Mexican beer and a nice example of a German pilsener. I will have no trouble finishing the other 5 bottles. (1,146 characters)

Photo of Jef59
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Okay so I love Mexican food and I love beer. Unfortunately I can seldom find good beer at Mexican restaurant.

That being said, my waitress poured this into a mug way too gently, enabling no head to form. She then stated, "Couldn't ask for a better pour." I assume she was either mocking me or had no idea how to pour beer. The beer was a pale golden yellow.

The nose was was a little bland. I could only get a little scent of citrus and iron.

The taste also had a nice citrus note to it, plus some malts. Additionally, I was pretty impressed by the floral hoppiness of this beer. It's not bold, but it's there and enjoyable.

The mouthfeel was on the thin side, but it was extremely drinkable. I could have comfortably chugged the whole thing.

As far as beer I can find at Mexican restaurants, I would definitely order this again. It went great with my meal and was very refreshing. (886 characters)

Photo of SassyBootblack
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After I fished the lime out of the bottleneck, I poured this into a glass.

Appearance: Pale yellow with a thin white head. So clear you could read a newspaper through it.

Smell: A little malt and fruitiness.

Taste: A little sweet pilsner malt flavor and a small but noticable fruitiness, but not from the lime. Tastes more like apple.

Mouthfeel: Nice and crisp.

Drinkability: A crisp, highly drinkable lager with just enough class to be interesting. (454 characters)

Photo of bcpriess
3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First things first. This is a good beer. It isn't a great beer and it isn't an average beer. And it has style. For any of you readers that may be developing the packaging for a new beer, Bohemia has a great LOOK. The foil, the deco font, the stylized Aztec Indian, the brown/gold/yellow color scheme. This is what a beer bottle is supposed to look like. As opposed to cheeseball Photoshop gradients. I could go on and on about this aspect but that isn't why we are here....

A: (This has stayed in the bottle, so appearance is difficult to evaluate).
S: Bready, a little sweetness. I wouldn't go as far as to say yeasty although you can smell the yeast. No toast smells, and no obvious hoppy or alcoholic odors.
T: Very solid. In a lot of ways this reminds me of Warsteiner Dunkel. It has the right level of maltiness without getting excessive, but there is just a slight flavor of alcohol, which puts it just a notch below the W Dunkel.
M: Clean, maybe a little on the dry side.
D: Good drinkability, but heavy enough that you aren't going to down 4 of these in a row - and that isn't the point. For a beer you would pair with a meal, this is as good as it needs to be. (1,170 characters)

Photo of jsprain1
3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
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. (417 characters)

Photo of jporf911
3.97/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle, no freshness date provided.

Appearance- 3.5 out of 5. Light, transparent straw yellow that is a lot like a clear version of the foil wrapped around the neck of the bottle. The one-finger white head was disappointingly short-lived but did leave a bit of sticky lacing around the sides. Plump carbonation bubbles amble up from the bottom.

Smell- 3.5 out of 5. Don't allow this beer to warm up too much. At first, it opens up the flavors, but it ends up smelling like an old, rickety Mexican outhouse that Señora Sanchez forgot to clean for the past seventeen years; still, Bohemia smells great when it's cool. Sweet grainy malt and floral hops mingle with a bit of yeast.

Taste- 4 out of 5. Sweet, bready malt initially hits the tongue, followed by a strange but pleasant menagerie of citrus and grain. The most remarkable part of this beer is the gentle undertone of vanilla and peach. It wasn't at all what I was expecting, but it's good nonetheless. Although the usual mild hop bitterness is there, the Saaz hops also contribute a slightly corn-like taste that would go well with tortillas.

Mouthfeel- 4 out of 5. This beer is somewhat creamy but still thin overall. It's not nearly as watery as the Mexican piss-water known as Corona or its illegitimate half-brother, Sol.

Drinkability- 4 out of 5. Better than most Mexican beers out there. I definitely recommend it if you're at a local Mexican joint and want a cerveza to accompany your meal. It's full enough to have with a meal, yet light enough to drink quite a few of. Skip the Sols and Tecates and Coronas, and have a Bohemia instead. (1,626 characters)

Photo of webbcreative
3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured light golden color, with a white head that isn't much to brag about, and left no lacing really.

Smell has a sweet graininess, but smells good.

Taste is clean, crisp, malty and a little sweet graininess again. Hops balance this beer out perfectly and are there for that reason alone. Nice clean finish, but dryer then I would have preferred, this has a wonderful sweet flavor, just wished it lasted a little longer.

Mouthfeel is thin, not watery.

Overall, this is one excellent Mexican beer, my favorite out of the country by far. (541 characters)

Photo of nickd717
3.14/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle at Vive Sol in Mountain View, CA. Wow, this is actually not bad for a pale lager. Not great though if you classify it as a German pils.

Great clear golden-yellow appearance with a thick lasting white head.

The smell is nothing great - grainy with pale malt and a faint hint of hops.

The flavor is mildly sweet as well as mildly bitter. Pale malt, hay, grain, and floral hops.

Light on the palate but not too watery. Fairly crisp.

For the style (which I'm not a big fan of I must say), this is not terribly bad. (522 characters)

Photo of SAtaMi
3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
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. (399 characters)

Photo of beerwolf77
2.68/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had a Mexican themed evening with friends and decided this would compliment the food nicely.

Poured into my pint glass the beer is crystal clear yellow. About a finger of stark white head fades rather quick and leaves no lace.

The aroma is fairly muted. What I can pick up is the usual corn tortillas smell. Which I can assume is from the saaz hops. Hints of sweet malt and light breadiness.

The flavor is about the same as the nose. Faint corn and malt. A bit of skunky tartness in the finish.

Thin body with a good dose of carbonation.

Overall it washed down the spicy mexican cuisine fairly good and it was hot and humid so it was a nice thirst quencher. So technically it did it's job. (696 characters)

Photo of IronLover
3.2/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a golden yellow with a light foamy head that dissipated quickly. Bready, light malty aroma, nothing noteworthy. Smooth malty feel and flavor, maybe some breaady flavors with a very faint citrusy finish. Easy to drink but certainly nothing spectacular. If you're looking for Mexican brew it's a nice change from Corona. (325 characters)

Photo of exonthebottle
3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
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. (278 characters)

Photo of wesclaypool
2.73/5  rDev -21.6%
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. (452 characters)

Bohemia from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
79 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.