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

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405 Reviews
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Reviews: 405
Hads: 995
Avg: 3.44
pDev: 26.16%
Wants: 38
Gots: 130 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-18-2001

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Photo of ZAP
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Brenden
3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Dogbrick
2.9/5  rDev -15.7%
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.

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Photo of RBorsato
3.62/5  rDev +5.2%
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

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Photo of tavernjef
3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
2.98/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this at a Mexican restaurant in Kittery. Pale yellow color with a very small head. Poured the second bottle more aggressively, still a small head. Little aroma, some sweet corn. The taste was faint malt with a tiny hops presence. Thin mouthfeel. It did, however, pair well with my enchiladas verde.

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Photo of RoyalT
2.15/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of mynie
4.11/5  rDev +19.5%
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.

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Photo of FLima
3.1/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This was my regular go-to beer while I lived in Mexico, at that time it tasted great. Taking the opportunity to revisit this back in its country.
Yellow golden color with a thin head with short retention.
Good aroma for style with nice honey and bread notes.
Flavor with notes of herbal hops, grainy malt, honey, mild floral and some lemon drops. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Light towards medium body with proper carbonation.
Very decent for a mass lager, balanced with easily perceived hops to my surprise. Maybe that is why 15 years ago I perceived this to be a bitter one, that before the craft beer world. No thrills, but it is refreshing and pleasant without being dull.

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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 illidurit
2.83/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of KarlHungus
3.12/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a mildly hazy pale golden color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes quickly into a thin cap of lacing. The aroma is of pale malt, caramel, and a hint of noble hops. The taste is like the aroma, but a bit milder. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation. Overall, this is a decent beer that I could drink in a pinch, but would otherwise.

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Photo of Gmann
3.14/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear straw color with a small diappointing head, also there are some unidentifiable objects floating around. The aroma is faint but does have some slight notes of maltiness. The taste is of bready malt and not much else. It's not grainy or adjuncty, just bland. The feel is light and nicely carbonated, finishes neutral. Drinkability is good, no off-putting flavors. Bland for the most part, just a hint of malt. I believe this brew has its place. It good for when you want something light and you don't need to serve it ice cold to drink it.

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Photo of andrenaline
3.62/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first beer I enjoyed off the resort, and what a pleasant surprise it was!

A - Pours a pale golden colour, finger of head with some retention and sporadic lacing.

S - Metallic musty malts, hints of leafy greens, grassy hop notes and hints of burnt cane sugar.

T - The first Mexican beer that has traces of hops! Surprisingly flavourful and fitting of the style. Grassy hop notes amidst some muddled metallic caramel malts and hints of bitter citrus notes.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and finishes with a touch of dryness.

O - I don't know if this was the result of a dulled palette from drinking flavourless beers on the resort, but this Mexican brew actually boasts some flavourful hop characteristics. Easy drinking and mild enough on the palette to enjoy in the intense Mexican heat. The best option in Mexico IMO.

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Photo of Holland
2.85/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Looks thin, pale yellow with a weird almost electric tint, and little head.

Smells bread like with lots of skunky smells coming immediately out when I opened the bottle.

Tastes better than the smell indicates. Bread like, a bit malty, with little sweetness or bitterness.

Feels thicker than I thought it would.

Really a drinkable beer and I'm glad to have had it, but it's nothing to seek out.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass.

A: Pours a lighter straw color with a good bit of translucence to its body. The head is a two finger white shade. Bubbly as can be, it fades away quickly, and doesn't leave much lacing on the glass, either.

S: Grains and light maltiness, about what I expect from a Mexican lager. Oh, and some noble hops. Gee, imagine that, noble hops in a lager! Whodathunkit? I also notice some tart lemon/lime qualities.

T: The lime tone in the aroma moves down to the tongue, supporting a sweet malt base and faint yet zesty hop bite. Adjunct notes are thankfully kept in check. Simple as can be, but it just works so well with what it has.

M: Light and crisp. Carbonation isn't overbearing, and it's superbly drinkable.

O: This isn't just good for a Mexican lager - it's a legitimately good beer, period. Merely drinking this makes me think about 78F sunny days laying on the patio without a care in the world. This beer has just given me A) a go-to in Mexican restaurants, B) something to buy for non-beer-drinking guests when hosting a party, and C) something to actually enjoy besides margaritas should I ever end up vacationing in Cabo San Lucas.

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Photo of alexgash
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of hopdog
2.13/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I had the pleasure of having this one from a bottle.

Poured a light to medium golden color with a small white head. Lightly sweet. No real tastes or smells other than the generic Pale Lager/Pilsner profile (straw, grassy and somewhat corny). Thin and watery.

Notes from 11/30/04

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Photo of Reidrover
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ok bought in the 12 oz memorably shaped brown bottle..nice simple label.
Average looking good lager colour..light golden with a nice sized head..thats persistent.
Actually quite a good aroma to this for a mexican beer..very hoppy with nice malt.
This is a good lager beer for sure..some traits reminicent of a Czech pilsner..with a ltlle more sweet malts..very nice hopping.
Pretty nice fel on the palate.
A very nice and drinkable lager from Mexico..i would have this again.

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Photo of jsh420
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

what else am going to drink on the 5th of may

pours bright cystal clear gold with small white head that fades fast

smells of light fruit and grassy hops - honestly it smells like an ipa light

taste was very good as well light fruit and bitter (not ipa bitter but ipa light)

mouthfeel is what makes the beer take a big step back - beer was flat not enjoyable at all

drinkabilty is ok but i knocked it down because the beer was flat

overall i think this will might be my go to beer at mexican restaurants but i need to try more

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Photo of Vancer
3.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Ya know, just not a bad all around brew. Sure, the ol’ lite straw/yellow color, could use a better white head. But some hints of malt and bread in the aroma , and then a nice, well bodied taste. First, you could detect some earthy malts, then some lite doughy breads. Finished properly balanced.

As many other reviewers note, try this one – it can stand on it’s own. Why the hell the site says *not recommended*, with a 3.25 average, is beyond me.

A good, tasty Vienna lager treat.

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Photo of tgbljb
2.88/5  rDev -16.3%
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.

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Photo of garymuchow
4.18/5  rDev +21.5%
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.

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Photo of Deuane
3.42/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Without a doubt my favorite Mexican macro beer...it actually has flavor and a hop scent!

A - Golden yellow with a nice white head and a trace of lace.

S - Certainly not a hop bomb but hey what is that? Oh..hops in the aroma! Nice for a macro beer....then the malty graininess takes over.

T - Crisp, light grain with a twing of a hop bite....nice. Very dry aftertaste.

M - Light and crisp....lacking any real body....disappointing.

D - Nice and smooth with a slight hop bite...wonderful for a Mexican macro. Certainly the only beer I actually look for when in the country! One has to put what you are drinking into perspective.

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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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Bohemia from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
79 out of 100 based on 405 ratings.