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

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395 Reviews
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Reviews: 395
Hads: 966
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 34
Gots: 110 | 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 Winter
2.48/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz botttle. Gold foil covers the cap and neck. Clear pale golden in appearance with an airy white head. Light aroma consists of sour grain. Thin mouthfeel with a crispness from the carbonation. I don't know if my taste buds were off or what, but the flavor exhibited an unexpected fruitiness to it. Light malt and grain flavors lead into a somewhat dry finish. Overall pretty bland. I expected a little more here. Pales in comparison to Dos Equis Amber. (456 characters)

Photo of kunzbrew
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This brew pours a clear straw color with no head what so ever. Small tiny bubbles flow to the top like crazy. Low hop aroma with little of anything else. The first sip reveals a crisp clean lager taste. A toasty malt flavor along with a nice hop aroma help this beer a lot. The light body makes this brew very easy to drink.

Cheers (334 characters)

Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
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. (957 characters)

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

Color is golden yellow and a bit pale with a white head that went out fast leaving some patchy lace. Smells of lightly done malt with faint hop. Taste is mostly sweet malt, very clean with barely a hop noticed. Feel is medium bodied and easy, smooth and refreshing. This is a better Mexican lager then most. (307 characters)

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

Medium golden color with a small white head which disappears in seconds, good lace, and lots of fizzy carbonation. Aroma has just a hint of skunk, slight malt, and mild floral hops. Taste begins with slightly sweet bread malts, which are quickly subsumed by earthy/medicinal hop flavors that linger past the end of the taste. Finish is crisp nd dry. Mouthfeel is quite good for the style. This beer pairs very well with spicy foods and is quite refreshing in and of itself. Among the better of classical Mexican beers. (518 characters)

Photo of kwill
3.07/5  rDev -12%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a lot like the American macros - pale yellow and a very small head that disappears quickly. Smells a lot like those beers also.

However, the taste was definitely better than the appearance. Very light characteristics that you would expect from a beer that looks and smells like this one does. But there is just enough hops to provide some flavor and leave a little bitter aftertaste.

I don't particularly like this style of beer so I probably won't be buying it again, but I would definitely not have a problem drinking another one if it was available. Overall this would be an easy to drink beer for even the pickiest of beer advocates. (649 characters)

Photo of JISurfer
3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is your average Mexican beer, but at the same time it's not, if that makes any sense. I have had this on numerous occasions and I still enjoy it as much as the first time I had it. It has a light initial taste, but finishes off with a semi-stouty taste. It's darker than most Mexican beers, so it has some body to it and doesn't need a fruit to make it good. My good friends from college, the Coastas, named so because they were from Coasta Rica, brought me to it. They also gave me a cool little recipe that they use in Costa Rica w/ Bohemia. Take one bottle of it, mix it with a couple dashes of hot sauce and a couple dashes of lime juice. You have to trust me on this one. It'll make you sweat, but you just want even more. The tastes mix together wonderfully. Give it a shot and you won't be disappointed. (815 characters)

Photo of BeerBob
3.33/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bohemia Brand beer pours a clear amber from a stubby 12oz brown glass bottle. Head is a nice white and goes better than two fingers.

Nose is a damp grain with whiffs of alcohol and a slight hops note. Palate is a soft but good, unremarkable barley malt with a drying hops and the bite of carbonation.

By far, this is the best beer from Mexico that I have ever had, it actually tastes like beer. Shame on you Corona, et al! (428 characters)

Photo of bditty187
3.2/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a simple brew. All the flavors are mild, but blended well. The hops are tasty; actually there is some good spiciness, citrus, and grassiness. The malt is weak but mingles well. It has a cleansing sensation on the palate. The nose is light (clean really), and it doesn’t do the beer much justice. Super pale yellow in color, the head was white, smallish and it disappeared fast. The carbonation seems fitting.

This beer is not going to tax your tastebuds but it is a decent drink. I bet is would go good with spicy foods. (543 characters)

Photo of putnam
4.02/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright gold color. Sudsy falling head. Aromas of clear grain and well-judged hops and husk. The palate features a nice balance of creamy, fine, fizzy texture, malty, medium body and, again, well-judged bitterness. Bright lemon battles with wet earth. Finishes clean and dry. Certainly the best Mexican light lager I can easily get my hands on, and in the more general Austalasian/Helles/Lager category one of the best as well. (426 characters)

Photo of Dogbrick
2.9/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Not nearly as bad as I was expecting. As far as the Mexican beers I have tried so far, it is not quite as good as Negro Modelo, but is mucho better than Corona, Tecate, etc. Light malt flavor. Aroma is hard to comment on because all I could smell was the lime. All in all I would probably try this again as it went with my enchiladas fairly well. (346 characters)

Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear gold, the head white, minimal, the lace is adequate. Nose is malt, clean and crisp. Front is malt, lightly sweet, top is light, the finish is quite acidic, dry, and nicely hopped. The second beer I had in Warez, Mexico, on my first weekend at my new posting to Fort Bliss. Ranks #937 on my current 1000 beer master list. (334 characters)

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

12 oz brown bottle with no freshness date. Very thin white lacing though it sticky quite well.

Slightly earthy hop with a spicy back, is this dry hopped or is it hop extract. Thick sweet graininess wraps around the hops to make the aroma somewhat intriguing.

Clean palate, perfect with all spicy foods and not just Mexican. Thin maltiness holds on to a sweet graininess, hops are not there just for the bitterness. Bitterness balances very well and there is a level lingering flavour of earthy floral hop. Clean dry grainy finish.

This is my top pale Mexican beer without a doubt. (589 characters)

Photo of BeerAngel
2.85/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours an extremely clear pale yellow. So pale it resembles white wine. The 1 1/2 finger head dissipates very quickly. The smell as well as the taste is that of a very faint sweetness. It finishes almost in a disappointing way....leaves you high and dry "so to speak". The mouthfeel is barely more refined than water. I feel like I could drink alot of these, but could a stand repeated "high and dry" episodes is the big question. It went okay with the food, but the food outdid the beer. Think I'll try the Dos XX next. Salud! (526 characters)

Photo of Todd
3.86/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12oz short & stubby brown bottle with a gold foil neck.

Appearance: Bright, clear golden in colour. Large carbonation bubbles. Creamy thin white head that clings on the glass.

Smell: Very clean aroma, just a touch of sweet grain in the background.

Taste: Body is light, mouthfeel is very smooth and very creamy. Touch of bready sweetness that is even, flavourful and goes faintly fruity -- in a soft, gentle sweet peach kind of way. The faintest hint of smooth vanilla hides amongst the light sweetness, but then it's lost almost instantly and the bready sweetness pulls thru for a second round. Light grain follows. Hop bitterness is also light with a slight twang of zesty hop and floral flavour which are quickly subdued. Finish is quite clean with some light residuals.

Notes: Before anyone says anything ... yes, this is a Vienna-Style Lager. There are quite a few Mexican lagers that are, but that's a history lesson within itself. Back to the beer ... without a doubt one of the best mass-produced Mexican lagers available. Just had one of these with a rice, bean and cheese burrito covered in peppermash salsa. It quenched, quelled and complemented quite nicely. (1,196 characters)

Photo of marc77
3.2/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Typical pilsner appearance. Straw hue and perfectly clear. Lemony and floral hop nose perhaps from Tettanger. Malt notes are surpsingly absent in the aroma. Light in carbonation for a pilsner. Hop bitterness is mild and malt sweetness thus dominates. Lemon zest hop flavor followed by a hint of graininess. Nothing outstanding in flavor, but the lack of flaws and clean finish to this beer make it innocuous and drinkable. It's not a beer to savor by itself... it needs greasy food. (489 characters)

Photo of garymuchow
4.18/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lighter malt aroma that adds nicely to the drink. Nice full head. Clear light gold color. Taste is a little drier than many in style, but not sharp or bitter, which I think is why it goes so well with many foods. Good mouth feel, without excessive carbonation. A satisfying lager. (285 characters)

Photo of budgood1
3.57/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

slightly hazy golden hue with a thin head. foam dies quickly and doesn't leave any lace. earthy hops in the nose, and a medium body and fairly full mouthfeel. tastes great with some actual hop assertiveness. solid and unspectacular. too bad american mass producers can't come up with something similar to this pilsener, it would kick the crap out of our current options for quality lager. (392 characters)

Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My favorite Mexican beer, although I only had a few. Better then Dos Equis and it smashes Corona. I thought it was very crisp & it had clean finish. It went very well w/ my prime rib steak & chili. (197 characters)

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

This is my favorite Mexican beer. When we first started road-tripping to Mexico as youngsters, we drank Corona because it was everywhere. Once I discovered Bohemia, I never went back. It tastes great icy cold on the beach or with carne asada for dinner. (253 characters)

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