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

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793 Ratings
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Ratings: 793
Reviews: 385
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.06%
Wants: 21
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. visit their website

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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Photo of BigRedN


3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My choice of beer for 2008 Cinco de Mayo.

Appearance: Poured from the unique shaped 12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. The beer is a perfectly clear gold color. My pour produced a rather thin head about 1/2 an inch in height. Head quickly faded to nothing, leaves no lace behind. I hate to say it but, very macro-like.

Smell: A lightly floral scent, with some graininess to it that has just a jint of malt.

Taste: Some grainy malt, a touch of some sort of spiciness to this with a lightly bitter finish. More taste than the appearance would suggest, and certainly more flavorful than the typical Mexican lager offerings.

Mouthfeel: Light in body, well carbonated, lively on the tongue. Finishes crisp and clean.

Drinkability: An easy drinking beer. I could session with this. Had one previous to review with with some lightly spicy Mexican food, it paired nicely with it. If I have to have a Mexican beer, this one (while not my first or second choice) would do in a pinch. Seems macro lagerish, but is just a step above. Yet, its not quite a full on Vienna Lager IMO. Not sure where to go with this.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2008 02:34:52 | More by BigRedN
Photo of Luiz0930


3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

05-31-2013 08:29:28 | More by Luiz0930
Photo of tugdriver7


3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One Mexican I hadn't tried, so I ordered one with my combo plate at the new Plazuelas restaurant in E-Burg. What a pleasant surprise. Nice pale color in the glass, with quite a bit of white foam that lasted for the first few sips. Icould tell from the pour that the mouthfeel (body, carbonation) would be better than I expected. Not much smell to speak of (though perhaps that is a good thing sometimes). Taste was, up front, malt... with a hint of floral hops. No off-tastes, no metallic or adjunct flavors to speak of; just a very nice, refreshing beer with a tiny bit of hops bitterness at the end of the swallor to keep you wanting to raise the glass. Great change of pace from the usual Mexican beers--and the food was good too. Nice all the way around.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2008 18:19:16 | More by tugdriver7
Photo of javlin624


3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

02-10-2014 07:33:39 | More by javlin624
Photo of Eastside151


3/5  rDev -11.8%

10-31-2012 01:39:55 | More by Eastside151
Photo of BeerAngel


2.9/5  rDev -14.7%
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!

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2002 20:18:49 | More by BeerAngel
Photo of malty


4/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2004 01:59:01 | More by malty
Photo of SonOfKyuss


3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

01-19-2013 12:53:40 | More by SonOfKyuss
Photo of tyleeis


4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

09-19-2012 23:19:17 | More by tyleeis
Photo of ngandhi


3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2003 18:12:47 | More by ngandhi
Photo of Hardcore


3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

05-06-2013 07:10:54 | More by Hardcore
Photo of Douberd


4.03/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottleof 355 ml, poured into a low wide glass. Bohemia Obsura was really great, so let's see this one.
Colour is golden yellow, with a greenish hue when against light, with minimal amount of bubbles rising to the top and a one finger head that was quickly gone.
Extra-ordinarily great smell,limes, a bit fruity too, but not sweet fruity, citrus like.
The flavour surely follows the aroma, but in the contrary of other mexican beers that have a lime flavour, this one tastes more natural and not so artificial.
Medium thickness on the body, a bit dry on the palate and average carbonation.
Overall, it managed to make me hold my positive stance against Bohemia, that I had from the Obscura.
If in Mexico, look only for this one

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 22:40:53 | More by Douberd
Photo of Rudgers73

New York

3.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bought this one in Cozumel, Mexico at a street vendor. I wasn't expecting much out of any mexican beer, but this one ended up being rather decent. The smell and flavor was what made it good for me. Although it was thin and fizzy, like all hot weather beers seem to be, it had an all-malt taste. It almost had a hint of caramel in it as it went down. It was short-lived after the watery taste bled through, but it was better than drinking more corona or a sugar-filled daquari.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2007 22:06:50 | More by Rudgers73
Photo of KillaB


3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

01-29-2013 08:24:59 | More by KillaB
Photo of uziangis


2/5  rDev -41.2%

01-13-2012 02:12:33 | More by uziangis
Photo of dedbeer


3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

06-09-2014 22:19:11 | More by dedbeer
Photo of TexAggie011


2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

01-31-2012 01:40:47 | More by TexAggie011
Photo of JIMTRK16


3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

02-26-2014 20:44:35 | More by JIMTRK16
Photo of JasonTaverner


3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

05-05-2013 17:49:31 | More by JasonTaverner
Photo of salinasa


3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

12-18-2011 02:06:08 | More by salinasa
Photo of donteatpoop


4.13/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured with little to no head, the beer is clear and golden. It has a straw-like scent with an underlying floral hint. Taste is refreshing, I could see drinking this more regularly in the summer.

I've had only three Mexican beers in my life. The first two were Corona and Dos Equis; Bohemia is by far the best of the three.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2008 04:47:05 | More by donteatpoop
Photo of rogerthegill


2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

04-09-2012 20:28:21 | More by rogerthegill
Photo of HoustonTX


4.15/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice Lager pour, very vibrant yellow in color. Reminiscent of sunshine when held under a light! Carbonation looks extremely well done, and the streams are impressive. Large lively white foamy head as well. Good appearance. Smell is very non offensive. It's subdued, but still plenty aromatic. Light citrus hop profile, a hint of bananas, and grassy malt. Not bad. Now let's check out the taste. Taste is crisp and smooth. Upfront has a semi sweet/sour rush of grassy malt, grain, and tangy citrus. Midway, the light citrus/floral hops take over, allowing the drink to finish with a receding pleasent citric bitter. A mexican beer with hops!!! It's a miracle, and a damn good one at that. Mouthfeel is right on for the lager style, providing adequate carbonation and palate tingles. Drikability is good, you could definitely drink a few.

An awesome Mexican beer, and a wonderful exmple of the Vienna Lager style as well. This was tasty, and I recommended it.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2006 18:02:38 | More by HoustonTX
Photo of Azpittil57


3/5  rDev -11.8%

06-23-2013 18:32:26 | More by Azpittil57
Photo of TheTrevor

New York

3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer poured yellow with a thin head and a decent amount of visible carbonation. The smell is sweet malt with a tiny bit of hops. The taste is sweet malt with a bit of graininess and that gives way to a pretty small amount of hops and clean finish. The mouthfeel is a pretty watery with a decent amount of carbonation. Where this beer excels is in drinkability, and it is a particularly good companion to spicy food.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2009 01:28:01 | More by TheTrevor
Bohemia from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
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