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

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Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Mexico | website

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-18-2001

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Photo of laituegonflable
1.95/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours an oddly green-tinged yellow, flat top but mega-fizzy. Clear, thin-looking, bland.

Smells revoltingly sweet. Lots of corn grain with brown sugar and little else. Just bland and sweet. While I'm surprised that it has a smell, it's not pleasantly so. It's like when you first discovered Lady Gaga had a penis. It may or may not have been a surprise, but it certainly wasn't a pleasant one.

Taste is less sweet, thankfully. Still mostly bland though - watery on the assault that gets a bit sweet, bordering on malty, towards the mid, a touch of cereal grain on there that becomes slightly tart towards the back. Touch of vanilla late is the most interesting thing, but it can't save an otherwise very bland palate.

Bit of texture on the feel but still pretty thin. Carbonation tingle is not overblown though.

There seems to be a noticeable effort put into this beer that isn't present in most bland Mexican lagers. But it's not enough for me not to lump this in with all the others as uninspiring, insipid swill.

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Photo of Barrilitos
4.2/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of a kind in the fact it stands out among mexican beers as more European type beer (Most commonly considered a Vienna style) but still retains a dominant focus on mexican beer culture: It copes with the heat.

Translucent gold with a thin layer of foam on the top of your glass in the same fashion some of the European lagers this beer can be associated with, the smell and taste are gentle and perhaps faint for some tastes yet the the sensation is what stads out: It is quite soft as it goes down and it is quite refreshing served cold on an iced pint on a very hot day, and it pretty much goes with any spicy food or meat dish.

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Photo of JayS2629
3.42/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
1.93/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Thin white head. Sickly pale straw body. Corn and nut smell. Tastes, in order of intensity, like Crayon, tobacco, and wet paper. Not refreshing in any way. The flavors are not pleasant. Perhaps I just got a bad bottle. I'll give it another shot some day because I really feel this is very unenjoyable. The first thing that came to my mind was "Is this just supposed to be the style?"

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Photo of poporolo
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden crystal clear appearance with a quickly disappearing head. A little perfume and herbs in a clean aroma. The taste hits you with a nice balance of flower, hops and malt that combined with the perfume makes a nice light but tasty beer with a smooth finish.
Yes, mass-produced from a company that makes a lot of horrible beers but this one has its legacy and it is still good and my choice when only Cuauhtémoc-Moctezuma beers are available.
Regular company for my "normal" day food.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of PokerGod
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bohemia Clasica has a thick, frothy head, which quickly dissipates, and a hazy, yellow appearance. The mild aroma is of barley malt, and the flavor is bready, with a nice hop bitterness showing up in the middle of the sip. Mouth-feel is light to medium, and Bohemia Clasica finishes refreshing and semi-watery. The drinkability with this lager is very good, and I found it to be an above-average Mexican beer. I think it's certainly worth a try.


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Photo of dali27
3.77/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into pilsner glass.

A: I love the way this beer looks in the bottle. The bottle has an individual style with simple graphics. Plus the name screams that it should be a great beer. Pours light golden color with no/very little head. Nice czech pilsner carbonation.

S: Having a hard time smelling anything noteworthy. Smells pretty much as I think it should, but then again, I have a horrible nose.

T: More solid than other Mexican beers in my opinion. Slight hoppiness brings forth a bouquet of good flavor. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

M: Feels light in the mouth and easy to drink.

D: Very tasty, and much better than a Corona or Dos Equis. Definitely a very drinkable beer. I would buy this again, most likely to pair with Mexican food.

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Photo of heavy216
2.93/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: 12 oz bottle, 2 finger very frothy head, heavy lacing, pours pale yellow in color

S: slight fruity, hops aroma....very plain

T/had light body, strong carbonation.

D: avg beer taste, nothing special. tasted much better ice cold, but again nothing special

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Photo of e11iott
2.46/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: 12 oz bottle. 2 fat fingers head, heavy lacing, light straw in color, slightly cloudy.

S: Very small amount fruit aroma, sort of hard to place. some grain as well, almost smells generic.

T/M: Had light body, stong carbonation.

D: Taste didn't improve with warmth, would probably go great with mexican food.

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Photo of FrozenJoe
3.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: White frothy head. Lacing is there, but fades fast. Golden hay colored beer. Cool bottle.

Smell: Fruity, Heineken-like aroma. Malty sweet aroma.

Taste: Fruity flavored Heineken. Starts fruity and malty. Ends with light dry hops.

Mouthfeel: Tart, slightly puckering. Nice. Has some body and character. But a little watery.

Drinkability: This is a good beer. I would love this for barbecues. Holds up nice and easy to drink. A great all around social beer.

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Photo of BerkeleyBeerMan
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nice golden yellow color. Not much head. Very light carbonation.

Smell: Terrific pale smell reminiscent of a good Czech pilsner. Nice liquory smell somewhat like a white wine. Fruity hints.

Taste: Dry carbonated alcohol taste. Simple but well constructed blend of grains of hops. Taste of corn. This beer could be better. The intention is there but I find the beer somewhat bland.

Mouthfeel: Light. Carbonated. Has a fine finish.

Drinkability: This is an incredibly drinkable beer. It goes down easy. I think it is one of the best Mexican beers and I really appreciate it doing a good job in the Czech style. I will buy it for hanging out or for washing down dinner.

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Photo of atorres600
4.6/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer is probally one of the most fine beers of all of mexico. when you go to mexico, locals dont drink corona ..etc .. they drink bohemia and indio .. these are from the finest brewery in mexico. Ive had the opportunity to tour the facility and it is exceptional and i urge you to try this beer !!

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Photo of Ek0nomik
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured In: Snifter
Attained through a trade

Appearance: The pour is a perfectly clear straw and golden yellow with no head showing up for the fun. The beer is quite effervescent. A few streaks of lace show up on the side of my glass, but not very many.

Smell: The nose picks up some grains, a touch of vanilla as well as some hops. I can't say that I'm particularly fond the nose, though it isn't bad either. I think I'm just not a big pilsener guy.

Taste: The tasting starts off with some slightly toasted cereal grains that quickly leads into bittering brought on by the hops. The finish of this beer is surprisingly hoppy, with some spicy and ever so slight citrus hops linger after each sip. A much better tasting than I expected I must admit.

Mouthfeel: A bit aggressive on the palate, but letting it sit makes it a bit more enjoyable. The beer is thin bodied.

Drinkability: It could definitely be a session beer, though I wouldn't want it to be my session beer. As usual, I'm glad I tried it, though it wouldn't end up in my crate.

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Photo of depechemode1983
3.57/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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Photo of Shrews629
3.49/5  rDev +1.5%
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!!!!

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Photo of thomasdidymus55
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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Photo of Derranged
3.62/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.41/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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Photo of biggred1
3.92/5  rDev +14%
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.

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Photo of ZimZamZoom
3.12/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

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Photo of MNJR
3.57/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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Photo of megahurts4
3.72/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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.

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Photo of EwaldEichstaett
3.61/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

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Bohemia from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
79 out of 100 based on 412 ratings.