Bohemia Especial - Cervecería Nacional Dominicana
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3.1/5 rDev +7.3%
Thanks Mark for bringing back. Underrated, this had a pleasant, slightly grassy and malty aroma. Only a bit of hop,or carbonation but lots of cream and lace. Kind of sweet for a pilsner. Easy mouthfeel and drink.A popular destination so this gets reviewed more than it should.
02-01-2007 01:05:32 | More by Sammy
2.7/5 rDev -6.6%
Appears to but another piss/straw yellow pilsner, very clear. The smell was quite unassuming. Only with deep inhilation could one trully smell anything, and then the smell was very stale. The taste was sweet but was interrupted by the almost over carbonation. Again with the carbonation so high, the moth feel was "bubbly" and slightly sticky sweet - this is beer not champagne, right? Some how this beer still turns out to be quite drinkable once you become used to it's "style". Or maybe it was only enjoyable after one too many Cuba Libres?
10-26-2004 22:56:47 | More by FoolCircle
3.36/5 rDev +16.3%
Poured from a large brown bottle, doesn't have the volume written on it anywhere. Has a golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell us of malts, grains. Taste is crisp, malts, touch of hops, easy drinking and refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and I imagine this would be a fine beer to drink in the tropics.
08-10-2013 05:35:24 | More by tone77
3.05/5 rDev +5.5%
Brought from my in-laws on their recent trip to the Dominican.
Poured from a 12 oz bottle, best before 25.04.14.
Huge white head, good retention with a clear light yellow body. Sides of the glass are coated, not bad. Smell is of lemon, nothing offensive. Taste is average, clean malt; nothing off but nothing that grabs me. Glad there was no skunkiness and i can imagine having a few of these on the beach.
02-11-2014 12:55:40 | More by papat444
3/5 rDev +3.8%
Poured from a 12oz brown bottle.
A - pale yellow color with decent head, about two-three fingers and bubbly. Discipates quickly into a very thin lace, not much lacing on the glass. Spritzy carbanation at first that calms as the beer sits.
S - Light pale malt with perhaps a hint of citrus, maybe lime? Very faint. Similar to a Corona, or better yet a Presidente
T - Pale malt at first with that corn mash aftertaste. Not complex at all, but with a hop bitterness at the end, light.
M - Higher carbonation at the beginning and it filters out towards the end. Gets almost flat at the end of the glass.
A classic example of a caribbean beer. Tastes almost exactly like a Presidente but with just a little more malt in the background.
07-07-2008 18:18:53 | More by MrIncognito
3.1/5 rDev +7.3%
Pours straw yellow with a thin head that descends to a patch then disappears. Typical of the style.
The smell is of sweet grain and cane sugar. Slight whiff of something I couldn't quite put a finger on that was neither pleasing nor unpleasing.
This one is surprisingly okay - pretty non-descript - but has a sweet malt with enough balancing it out, although it's probably more adjuncts than hops (noticeable hops anyway). Well, I wasn't expecting much and it's better than Presidente and Quesqueya (the other offerings on the Dom. Rep.)
It's okay. It hit the spot in the heat in Punta Cana as it was not overly fizzy and had an inoffensive taste.
06-30-2007 15:22:00 | More by jwc215
2.2/5 rDev -23.9%
Appearance-golden off color with minimal head and lacing, ok clarity.
Smell-normal adjunct stuff like corn and grain with a weird sour kick that wasn't very pleasent at all.
Taste-very thin, grainy on the toungue, goes down easily but with no more flavor than any American adjunct lager of the same type.
Mouthfeel-thin but pleasent enough, not too much going down in the first place.
Drinkability-while any lager on the hot beautiful days in the Dominican Republic will work, if faced with the choice stick with Presidente.
Overall-while I heard from some that this stuff is better than Presidente, the one I sampled was very dissapointing and not even close to Presidente, which isn't exactly the king of all beers itself. Pass on this one, if your in the D.R. stick to Presidente, if your anywhere else, stick with something else, as there are way too many beers of the same type that outrank this.
01-02-2005 09:10:00 | More by TheDeuce
3.66/5 rDev +26.6%
The previous reviewer and my local, in-person trader, tone77, recently dropped off a big-ass bottle of this for me and when I got home this evening, I was ready to open it up and give it a shot.
My aggro pour produced a massive two-plus fingers of dense, bone-white head with excellent retention. Color was a straw-yellow with NE-quality clarity. SRM = 3 to 4. Nose was quite pleasant, especially for the style, to the point that I wondered if it might have been misidentified. A scan of the label's ingredients included "maiz refinado" so it is correct, but they hit upon just the right amount to use in making this beer. It had none of the usual stench of silage and I would have guessed Euro Pale Lager if pressed for an identification. Mouthfeel was medium and it really had a nice, clean lager taste. I wonder why they even bothered with such scheiss as maiz if it was not going to really do much for the beer. I would be entirely remiss if I did not mention the beautiful lacing as the head fell. Finish was semi-dry, very pleasant and refreshing and perfect for a humid late-August afternoon after work. Worth a try if you come across it, but probably not worth seeking out.
08-29-2013 23:55:07 | More by woodychandler
2.68/5 rDev -7.3%
12 oz bottle. Pours golden, with a large, foamy, white head, good lacing. Aroma is of grassy hops, maybe some malt in the background. Light, slightly crisp body. Flavor of hops and biscuit malt, practically no finish. Exceeded my very low expectation.
11-29-2010 21:33:56 | More by mikeg67
3.38/5 rDev +17%
Pulled from my mini-bar in my hotel room in the Dominican Republic, this poured into my little hotel glass a pale yellow with some fizz that subdued to a slight ring around the glass. Smell is slightly grassy but mostly pretty neutral. Flavor is dominated by hop bitterness and a lingering mild sweetness. Mouthfeel is well carbonated, but still is smooth and rather refreshing provided that this beer is served cold. Drinkability in this state is also pretty good, definitely hits the spot in this weather.
I had this last night when it was not adequately chilled and it was not that great. However Chilled it's pretty drinkable and not bad at all. This being one of only two options on this resort, it certainly could be a lot worse.
03-30-2010 19:34:10 | More by funkengruven
Bohemia Especial from Cervecería Nacional Dominicana
70 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.