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

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BA SCORE
77
okay

728 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 728
Reviews: 383
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 17.11%


Brewed by:
Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. visit their website
Mexico

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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whynot44

Missouri

3.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale gold color with a white head I think. It disappeared so quick, it's hard to be sure.

The aroma is mild, grainy with a touch of herbal hops.

Light bodied very mild malt flavor with a slight but decent hops kick at the finish.

Nothing special but a decent refreshing beer for hot weather.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2005 04:46:14 | More by whynot44
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PBRstreetgang

Ohio

2.73/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Pours clear pale yellow, with a bubbly white head. Two fingers slowly become a ring of foam that doesn't leave much lacing. You can smell the sweet malt and noble hop after the pour, but aroma becomes bland once the beer has settled. The pale, toasted malt flavor seems more influenced by Pilsner and Munich malts than Vienna. The hops are unbalanced enough to leave traces of skunk in the aftertaste. It's surprising that a Mexican style Vienna would appear more like the original german. Light in body and carbonation, it is fairly drinkable, but lacks the residual sweetness and roasted flavor key to the Vienna style.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2005 04:07:51 | More by PBRstreetgang
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jettjon

Florida

3.1/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From 12 oz. bottle, pours golden clear with a thick, very white head that fades rather quickly. Cinnamon/apple/wheat nose. Wheatish, neutral flavor, rather unimpressive. Watery, bubbly mouth. Good drinkability, with a slightly metallic finish that detracts. A typical “Mexican” beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2005 03:32:33 | More by jettjon
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mynie

Indiana

4.18/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sad pour. Light straw yellow with a small head that dies quickly.

Nice smell. Mixed between a good Euro pils and a good American Vienna. Grainy malt and a kiss of hops and lots of fruit.

Tastes fantastic! Jesus god where does this all come from. It's like grapefruit hops without the bitterness. A rosegarden. All sorts of fancy herbs and spices mixed with wonderful malt and grain. Nice nice nice.

You can't judge a beer by it's color, I guess. One of the tastiest brews I've had in a while.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2005 02:51:54 | More by mynie
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Albinoh

Mexico

3.05/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Golden, clear body, very white head, some lace. The carbonation is high as you can see a lot of bubbles rising. Smell is citric, some malt. Mouthfeel is a little creamy, the carbonation in combination with the citric taste bite a little, some grain flavor to end with some nice bitterness. There is some sweetness in there, but its a little hidden.

I liked this beer, much better than other common mexican lagers

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2005 07:41:36 | More by Albinoh
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redmosquito

Michigan

3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I'm rating this as a pale lager. Straw yellow in color with a good white head, I left the lime the waitress brought out. Mild malt aromas of light bread and lighter biscuit, the faintest of hop aromas. Flavor is clean and balanced yet leanng toward the bitter side. The beer is crisp and refreshing, but could do with a little more body. A good beer overall, especially on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2005 22:17:52 | More by redmosquito
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GeoffFromSJ

New Jersey

2.28/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This is a low point for me. Why am I reviewing this? Boredom on vacation? Am I a karma slut? I hope not.

Appearance: Yellow color fails to impress but lacing is thick throught. The yellow is not a good golden yellow.

Smell: Some malt going on-I think.

Taste: bland to the extreme.

Mouthfeel: watery but not offensive.

Drinkable: Drinkable in the way water is drinkable. Hey, if you are the type of BA who thinks this kind of beer has its place after mowing the lawn-this is for you. I would recommend water in its stead.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2005 01:16:24 | More by GeoffFromSJ
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KoG

Nevada

4.08/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Darker yellow body with a smaller somewhat fizzy head. No strong lacing. A bit lighter in color than expected.

Smell is crisp with good malt and hop balance.

Tastes clean and flavorful. Good malt with light bitterness. So easy to drink.

My favorite brew outo f Mexico for sure.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2005 18:16:24 | More by KoG
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clemtig76

South Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Knocked back a few of these at On The Border in Charleston, SC while visiting friends. I can't believe I have not reviewed this beer yet since it is my go to beer when traveling in Mexico. Pours a nice golden yellow color with a thin white head and some lacing. Good, earthy hop aroma with faint grainy malts in the background. Very clean and flavorful. Perfect accompliment to go with my burritos.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2005 14:26:53 | More by clemtig76
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured a pale yellow color with slight white head that fell to a very slight white ring. Smell is very light and almost non-existent. Tsste is very light with a slight hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is very light and not much to describe. Easy to drink, but not much else.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2005 01:25:36 | More by tgbljb
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.93/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

"I'm just a poor beer, nobody loves me;
He's just a poor beer from a poor brewery"

--from 'Bohemia Rhapsody' by Queen


Medium yellow-gold, a half notch short of amber. The beer would look better if it was filtered. The cap isn't bright white, but neither is it dark enough to be called eggshell. It displays good persistence and is stoney rather than rocky. A half-hearted attempt at lace results in an uneven, scalloped collar.

The nose is nice. It smells of sweet grain with more than a little spicy, earthy hoppiness. I can appreciate no off-aromas; thanks, no doubt, to the brown glass bottle (which ought to be mandatory). The more I smell, the more I like.

Surprise, surprise, surprise... Bohemia is good beer. It tastes quite a bit like it smells: fresh, lightly toasted grain bottom end; pleasantly bitter, hoppy top end. The hops are what really pull this beer out of the run-of-the-mill category. They're wonderfully spicy and herbal. Thankfully, the brewers didn't stint on amount.

The finish is hoppy-sweet and is too abbreviated. I've come to welcome the short finishes on most Mexican lagers because putting me out of my misery is infinitely preferable to extending it. I would love it if this beer lingered, though, since the flavor is so enjoyable. The mouthfeel is light-medium with a slightly prickly carbonation.

I wish to apologize to the good folks at Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma for the 'poor brewery' crack at the outset. The Bohemian/Bohemia Rhapsody play on words was just too good to pass up. Truth is, Bohemia is one fine Vienna lager and is a damn sight better than either Dos Equis or Carta Blanca. Looks like I have a new favorite Mexican beer. Salud!

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2005 13:43:36 | More by BuckeyeNation
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paterlodie

Belgium

2.98/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Well lasting head and pale golden beercolor. Nose has lots of hops, but has cauliflower and soapy nose with it. Malts and sweetnes present but some sulphur too.
Taste is light malty sweet and having light/moderate bitterness. Quiet empty mouthfeel, makes this brew a dinkable beer but no highflyer.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2005 12:57:14 | More by paterlodie
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taez555

Massachusetts

2.85/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

This beer poured a crystal clear golden body with a small white head.

The nose was a very soft mix of corn, rice, rather floral and hints of skunk.

The taste was light bodied with a rice or corn taste and slightly skunked malt. Very highly carbonated. Some Vienna and mild biscuit malt taste. The big surprise about this beer is the big hop bitterness and floral hop taste. Unlike most macros even some other big hoppy Mexicans this one is really pretty hoppy (as far as the style goes)

Much better than you standard Mexican lager. Not quite as bland as corona but still not much too it. I wouldn’t hesitate having this one again if I were in a Mexican mood.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2005 10:06:42 | More by taez555
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Billolick

New York

2.68/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ouncer sampled, no freshness dating observed. Pours very light straw, slight chill haze, slight white head, leaving just a tad of lacing. Just a few lazy bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Nose is corn/rice like. Just a typical macro lager going on here, lawn mower brew, or ice cold with some spicy mexican food. Besides that, pass this one by.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2005 01:10:59 | More by Billolick
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beersarang

California

3.7/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden straw with a white head that doesn't retain well. Nice carbonation.

Smells of floral hops.

Beer goes in smooth and with light malts that blend in quite naturally with the floral and very lightly spicy hops. Finishes sweet and clean.

Light bodied, crisp carbonation, very drinkable and pairs well with the lighter Mexican foods or seafood.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2005 05:33:14 | More by beersarang
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ChiTownHustler

Illinois

2.1/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bought a 6 pack of bottles for $6.49 at local Mexican Supermarket.
Poored first one into a 16oz mug , drank second one out of the bottle . The packaging was nice and that was about it while not a offensive tasting beer I felt ripped off after drinking the first bottle no head and very flat.If I had a do over I would take High life or Oldstyle over this.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2005 23:08:52 | More by ChiTownHustler
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Pepeton

Mexico

4.18/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is probably my favorite macro Mexican beer, along with Indio and Dos Equis Ambar (all from the same brewery).

Has a nice goldish yellow color, bubbly. Good head and a trace of lace.

Hoppy in aroma, with a grainy touch (as the adjunct it is).

Lightly bitter, refreshing in a hot Mexican afternoon. Little dry aftertaste.

Acidic, malty mouthfeel.

Nice and smooth.

¡Salud!

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2005 22:53:26 | More by Pepeton
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HardTarget

Texas

3.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Gold foil topped brown bottle, no date, abv, but does say “Hecho en Mexico”. Sorry Mexico, but that’s not confidence inspiring. Odd, the neck label has “CONTENTS”, but none listed.
Aroma: Fairly neutral, pale malt with very trace hops and a slight corn smell.
Appearance: Glass is full of “floaties”, looks like yeast or some sediment; Scary given the very bright yellow color. Has a trace cover of white with a small collar, no lace.
Flavor: Fairly clean, the corn/adjunct taste is there but mild and has a slight citric/lemon note. Very watery
Mouthfeel: Very light body and I swear I can feel those floaties on my tongue, very disturbing.
Overall Impression: The sediment issue is really taking away from my enjoyment of this beer. No major flaws to report, just not much flavor either. Could make a good lawnmower or I guess a good session paired with some spicy foods. I’m not wanting another, but I could see ordering it in a Mexican restaurant.
Bottom line: eh, pretty good, better than most Mexican beers I’ve had.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2005 07:39:19 | More by HardTarget
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Manos

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There are certain situations where I am one who thinks beer and food go together so well as, say, manos en manos (if ya get me). Mexican cuisine and beer is one of those unions (Margaritas are a whole different story), in which cola or tea does'nt work for me. Enter Bohemia.
High life light light yellow, sweet grainy aroma, and a nice clean palate flavor, like some Japaneese beers I can recall. Negra Modello used to be my old stand by at most cocinas around, but a bad batch of those led me to try other offerings. If you get the chance, try this with your local favorite mexican establishment. Dig the label: I would love that as a t-shirt.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2005 22:07:05 | More by Manos
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alexgash

Connecticut

3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Medium yellow straw; clean, with a finger of dense, off-white head. Smells of lightly toasted, sweetbread malts, with a dose of spicy, almost citrusy hop backing. Not bad. Bubbly, acidic and bitter up front. Turns mid-palate toward lightly sweetened, grainy malt. Finish is dry and bitter with a hint of clean malt. Light to medium bodied, with a crisp, refreshing feel. Surprisingly good.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2005 18:21:38 | More by alexgash
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RBorsato

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear straw color with a subdued off-white head, decent carbonation, and decent lace. Light grainy malt aroma and flavor with light fruitiness. Medium bodied, creamy and smooth.

Not a Vienna Lager but a darn good Mexican beer ... more like a Helles and a good one at that.

'03' emb on bottom
Tasted: 01/11/05

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2005 18:28:50 | More by RBorsato
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ADR

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear medium gold, darker than straw with a thinnish pale head. Simple laces on the glass. Scant aroma, slightly bready with a bit of tanginess. Light mouthfeel with lively but not overbearing carbonation. Starts with brown sugar flavors and a slightly grainy texture, dries a bit by mid mouth with just the mildest hops. Finish is quite clean, some of the earlier texture remains but much of the flavor has passed you by. Actually a fairly drinkable brew, if pretty unremarkable in most categories.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2004 21:55:46 | More by ADR
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beerluvr

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Snow white head over predictably extremely pale yellow liquid. The nose is so faint as to be practcally non existant. That which does exist is a very light, faint malt character. The taste is very light bodied with a surprising leafy hop twang...almost akin to a Ballantine xxx ale. It dries out a bit as you swallow, other than that it's a one trick pony here. Good hot weather beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2004 11:53:39 | More by beerluvr
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Redrover

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a bottle of this at Cozey Mells in Las Vegas.

The beer pours a very light gold with a fluffy head and a bit of lacing . Very macro looking to say the least.

The beer has a slight but pleasant aroma of hay, grain and a bit of citrus.

The taste is workman like. A bit of graininess, and a bit sweet. You also get some subtle floral notes from the hops. Not earth shattering, but it went well with the food.

Crisp carbonation that seems well suited to this beer. The brewer has this part down. While the flavor is just average, this is a very easy drinking beer. I would have no problem ordering this one again.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2004 23:10:02 | More by Redrover
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GClarkage

California

3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Consumed in October 2004 in Cancun, Mexico from a bottle. The first of about 10 Mexican beers I am going to review from notes just back from a week trip to Cancun. Plus I have another 5 to rate that I brought back. OK...Smelled decent. Had a few hops lingering around. Maybe a sweet flowery fruity flavor hiding in the background? Poured with a small head and a bit of lacing. Light yellow coloring. Tasted pretty good for a beer from Mexico. Maybe a cross between a pilsner and a lager? Good carbonation. A few light hops in there too. Maybe the third best beer I had back there. Refreshing, but would take another beer I like over it anytime. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2004 03:02:49 | More by GClarkage
Bohemia from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
77 out of 100 based on 728 ratings.