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

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BA SCORE
78
okay

813 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 813
Reviews: 388
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 16.76%
Wants: 21
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
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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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

07-12-2012 21:40:59 | More by rolltide8425
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

355ml bottle poured into pint glass 28/8/12

A has more color then I expected, golden yellow, lots of tiny bubbles and a short lived finger of foam leaves no lace

S cooked veggies, grass and hay with a little corny malt

T some faint noble hops to go with what I smell, nothing special but much better then the other Mexican beers I had this week

M well carbonated and a little thin about what I expected, fairly clean finish

O a nice surprise that I found a un-skunked beer here in PV, drinkable for sure

perhaps its all the crap I´ve been drinking in Mexico but this one was almost good.

08-27-2012 16:36:26 | More by wordemupg
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harpus

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

03-28-2013 18:56:25 | More by harpus
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ccrida

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev +14.7%

fizzy yellow beer, but the smell is suprisingly hoppy (albeit nothing else), spicy and a touch floral.
Taste is super clean, which I don't fault as it's is presumably what the brewer was going for. Mainly a corn sugar sweetness.
Mouthfeel is like water, but not the same as watery/flat/thin.
Drinkability was pretty high, cause it's like sugar water with a touch of booze, very neutral. Washed down a big ol' burrito like nobody's business.

12-28-2007 17:28:16 | More by ccrida
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev +2.4%

I drank this from a bottle in Puerto Vallarta.

The beer is very clear and light gold, but it has a nice think and lasting white head.

Unlike any mexican beer I've ever had this actually some an aroma to it. There are some nice hops like a true pilsner.

The taste is light and hoppy with wheat, nothing special but not bad.

Mouthfeel is nice but light, and this is drinkable.

I'd never have this to have it in US, but I would recommend searching this out in Mexico.

11-25-2009 01:21:15 | More by jrallen34
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3.7/5  rDev +8.8%

Poured from 12oz bottle(room temp) a yellow gold with a large head of foam that dissipated fairly quickly leaving a fine layer and some lacing on the side of my glass.

The smell is malty sweet with a slight bitter note.

The taste is a good mix of slightly sweet malt and slightly bitter hop..good balance, in fact, and that makes it a good drinker.

Bottom line: A good Vienna Lager that's worth trying and even buying from time to time.

05-25-2006 22:23:50 | More by Bitterbill
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avalon07

South Carolina

2.73/5  rDev -19.7%

A: When poured from a bottle to a mug, this beer had a bright yellow color and a totally clear texture. Very little head or lacing.

S: Not a whole lot of smell; some hops, a little malt and a bit of fruit.

T: There's an odd quality to this beer, but it's not very interesting. It has bitter hops, malt and some citrus, but it's really very thin.

M: A below average amount of carbonation and a dry finish.

D: I'm still searching for a good beer from a Latin American country. This isn't one of them. It's a pretty ordinary brew all around.

09-27-2008 15:12:11 | More by avalon07
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3/5  rDev -11.8%

11-05-2013 23:48:55 | More by WoodBrew
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3/5  rDev -11.8%

12-22-2012 14:05:48 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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Dogbrick

Ohio

2.9/5  rDev -14.7%

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.

10-14-2002 13:09:11 | More by Dogbrick
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -2.1%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a small head. Smell is of malts, somewhat sweet. Taste is also sweet, malts with some hops, rather refreshing. Feels light in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a fairly decent brew.

01-01-2010 16:01:34 | More by tone77
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.18/5  rDev +22.9%

Go figure...a TexMex joint with tulip glasses, niiiice. Heavy pour does not yield much of the fluffy bone-white head, but the beer is a nice clear dark yellow color. Head dissipates fast and does not leave much in the way of lacing.

Nose is faint, but still smells better than nearly all Mexican lagers. Most noticeable is a mild grassy hop presence. Mixes with a light sweet maltiness and just a hint of sulfur.

Tasty. This is a delicate beer that deserves more attention than it gets. Has more hop flavor than actual bitterness, and actually leans toward the hoppy end of the lager spectrum. I am guessing it is saaz hops I am digging on here, it is very refreshing and crisp. Has a very Czech feel to it. I also like the yeast strain they use, it adds some light fruitiness and a creamy feel. Finishes pretty dry and is light to medium-light bodied. A tad fuller than most Mexican lagers.

This is a real treat from Mexico. I do believe this is the best export our neighbors to the south have to offer.

01-30-2009 05:12:43 | More by twiggamortis420
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tavernjef

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

04-08-2003 15:24:19 | More by tavernjef
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.1/5  rDev -8.8%

An OK beer - not outstanding, but drinkable. Color is a typical beer-golden with a moderate head. Smell is strong and beery. Taste is malty, with a little bitterness in the aftertaste. This is a good accompaniment to Mexican or Tex-Mex cuisine.

I added a lime to give it a little extra zing, and this really worked.

04-07-2007 03:42:01 | More by Cyberkedi
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KAF

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

07-09-2014 03:20:16 | More by KAF
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

07-30-2013 11:58:32 | More by Cynic-ale
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ZAP

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +17.6%

Strikes me as more of a Bohemian Pilsner than Vienna....and a good Bohemian Pilsner at that.

A-Clean and impressive looking in the glass....light golden color....good carbonation bubbles but little head or lacing.

S-Spicy and floral hops lead the way...very nice aroma....some earthiness too....a sweeter malt aroma...almost a little of the honeyed/vanilla notes iI've experienced in some Maibocks. Great aroma.

T-Spicy and floral hops mingle with the sweeter malts and make this quite tasty.

M-Medium bodied....medium firm carbonation.

D-This is a winner. An enjoyable lighter colored beer from Mexico. Would seem to pair nicely with spicy foods...not the worlds greatest Bohemian Pilsner but this is good.

06-28-2008 23:40:58 | More by ZAP
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RoyalT

Ohio

2.13/5  rDev -37.4%

Appearance – This one is light yellow in color with a smallish head.

Smell – There’s a faint grain aroma here to go with the sugary sweetness, which seems to be the main attraction.

Taste – The grain was just plain nasty at the taste and the sweetness reminded me of a Pixie Stick I left outside in the rain once when I was a kid.

Mouthfeel – This sample from Mexico is light-bodied and fizzy in the mouth.

Sinkability – This one lacks substance and winded up in the pipes.

10-06-2004 15:09:38 | More by RoyalT
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RBorsato

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev +6.8%

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

01-12-2005 18:28:50 | More by RBorsato
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champ103

Texas

3.78/5  rDev +11.2%

A: Pours a dull straw yellow color. A small bubbly white head forms and leaves little lace.
S: Grain and cereal. Husky with a little hop bit toward the end.
T: Very nice. Lots of bready and cereal malt that is a little sweet. The hop character is none to small either. Citrus and piney flavors.
M/D: A light body that is crisp and clean. Very easy and smooth to drink. I sessioned this with no problem.

This is a very good Mexican Lager. Blows almost everything else I have had from that country away as far as beer goes.

09-06-2008 05:06:51 | More by champ103
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laituegonflable

Australia

1.98/5  rDev -41.8%

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.

03-29-2011 00:49:54 | More by laituegonflable
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illidurit

California

2.85/5  rDev -16.2%

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Typical pale straw gold color with a fizzy white head. Aroma is faint grains and corn. Flavor is actually not too bad. Grainy, low on the awful corn syrup flavor that most pale lagers have, might even be a touch of hops with a light fruity note. Thin and refreshing, definitely the best choice if you're at a taqueria.

07-31-2009 07:36:29 | More by illidurit
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cjgator3

Florida

2.48/5  rDev -27.1%

12oz bottle 

A- Pours a clear golden yellow with a white head that quickly disappears.

S- The aroma is very faint grain and not much else. 

T- The taste like the aroma is very pale malts with a dry finish. Not a whole lot of flavor, and the flavor that is there is nothing to write home about.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied and heavily carbonated. 

D- it would probably be pretty easy to throw back a few of these after a long day but I don't know I'd want to. I'm just not very impressed with this brew.

08-24-2009 02:50:25 | More by cjgator3
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.46/5  rDev +1.8%

From the foil topped 12 fl. oz. bottle . Sampled on February 19, 2013

The pour is pale yellow with a short-lived fizzy white head.

The aroma is of pale German malts, sugar, toast, and a cleanish hop scent.

The body is light to medium and is also rather creamy.

The taste begins with moderate malts and a low to moderate hop bitterness that lingers briefly at the end. I found it to be pretty decent for the style.

02-19-2013 23:19:19 | More by puboflyons
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Brenden

Ohio

3.69/5  rDev +8.5%

Just slightly paler than amber, this beer is on the darkest side of yellow. It maintains a certain clarity, too, translucent but leaning more transparent. The head is a whitish cap reaching half a finger with good retention and somewhat better than decent coverage in terms of lacing.
It's a little grainy underneath, but it does have more Noble hops than I expect. It has a little bit of a peppery bite with some dry grass and a little damp earth. It goes a little sweet on the nose, more so than the tongue, but it's not corn. Malts, after the sweetness, go about medium-dry in the flavor. The finish offers more of a floral note with just a little of the running grains note continuing through.
It's crisp, light-bodied but not watery, and fairly smooth; all said, pretty refreshing. The grains do keep it from being completely clean.

07-30-2014 21:24:34 | More by Brenden
Bohemia from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
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