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Bohemia Especial - Cervecería Nacional Dominicana

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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 2.81
pDev: 20.28%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cervecería Nacional Dominicana visit their website
Dominican Republic

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Es una cerveza con una larga trayectoria en el mercado dominicano, lanzada a principio de la década de los ochenta, que se caracteriza por su aroma ligeramente frutal, cuerpo y sabor equilibrado. Cerveza Bohemia inspira y premia la actitud triunfadora de sus consumidores, ofreciéndoles un producto de excelente calidad y precio. Bohemia es una marca ingeniosa, auténtica y que apela a la hermandad.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 03-25-2004)
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New York

4/5  rDev +42.3%

01-24-2012 04:49:17 | More by rJulianz
Photo of ALESwhatCURESya


3.8/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for my wedding with a group of 26 people. This was the beer that was stocked in our rooms. I was expecting to be disappointed with the beer down there but the island has some really nice pilsners. This one was wonderfully golden with strong sugary notes. It is tough to dislike any cold beer when on the beach in such a beautiful location, but this one really is a tasty, crowd-pleasing brew!

By the way, Punta Cana is truly the most beautiful place in the world!!!!

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2004 00:23:16 | More by ALESwhatCURESya
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3.75/5  rDev +33.5%

04-26-2012 22:56:09 | More by Cavanaghty
Photo of woodychandler


3.66/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 23:55:07 | More by woodychandler
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3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

12-23-2013 03:20:27 | More by mikepcarney
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New York

3.43/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A 12-oz. long neck carried over by a friend who was at the dominican.
Clear golden/straw color, small white head that does not stay or lace.
First surprise comes with the first sniff - where are the adjucts?
They're there but well hidden behind a soft malty aroma.
This trend pleasantly continues with the first sip. A very well balanced mixture of adjucts and malt and even the hops are there! how lovely.
who would have expected? nicely carbonated and goes down smoothly.
Very mild hints of fruits.
This one is quite drinkable. Far better than other central-american brews
including "brother" Presidente.
Probably the best adjuct/macro i've had. not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2005 21:33:01 | More by shertzogovina
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Ontario (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2010 19:34:10 | More by funkengruven
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3.36/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 05:35:24 | More by tone77
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3.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I liked this beer, it was the typical yellow fizzy piss. It did have a small malt backbone that helps the taste, no hop presence but I wasn't expecting one. A very easy drinking Pislner and pretty clean too. A good beer too drink during a hot afternoon and at a price cheaper than Presidente it could not be better.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2005 17:07:43 | More by Higravity
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3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

08-24-2013 01:32:14 | More by SicemWT
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New York

3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

05-21-2012 12:40:19 | More by PositivePest
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Dominican Republic

3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

08-13-2013 03:15:09 | More by ctejada10
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3.15/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottled poured into a wide flared tumbler, Bohemia Especial is gold with a white head leaving pretty nice lace.

Smell is faint and generic, mostly sweetness.

Taste is very simple and bland, a little sweet, a little vegetative. Some metallic sharpness, not that strong though.

Mouthfeel is dry and crisp.

Drinkability is fine, this is a bland, light bodied dry thirst-quencher. Just a touch off, disjointed.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2011 22:31:09 | More by ccrida
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Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle served in pint glass.

Pours crystal clear, bright yellow. Thin cap forms and sticks around for awhile.

Smells of corn, metal, and a bit of noble hops.

Taste is surprisingly NOT sweet, it almost has a lemon peel zestiness. There even seems to be some hop flavour. And it lingers on the tongue. Wow!

Mouthfeel is about right for the style. Not much more to say.

Drinkability would be damn fine sitting on a hot beach.

A far better choice than a skunked Corona/Heineken or BMC. My expectations were extremely low going in, so I was pleasantly surprised.

I received 2 of these as a gift from someone who was in the DR. I would not go out of my way to track down more, but I could see myself being relatively happy (as opposed to drinking Corona in Mexico) drinking this if I myself was on vacation in the DR.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2007 23:31:25 | More by markaberrant
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Ontario (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2007 01:05:32 | More by Sammy
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3.1/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2007 15:22:00 | More by jwc215
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Quebec (Canada)

3.05/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 12:55:40 | More by papat444
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3/5  rDev +6.8%

09-22-2013 16:40:15 | More by rwilde
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New York

3/5  rDev +6.8%

05-28-2012 01:37:04 | More by citycrab
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3/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2008 18:18:53 | More by MrIncognito
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +6.8%

11-11-2012 00:29:43 | More by cfalovo97
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3/5  rDev +6.8%

12-07-2011 02:02:23 | More by ROGUE16
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Dominican Republic

3/5  rDev +6.8%

10-20-2013 16:05:47 | More by Tomedi01
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Ontario (Canada)

2.8/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had a 330ml bottle brought back for me from the Dominican, green glass led to a little skunking! But trying to ignore that, this seemed like your typical pale lager. But to its credit I thought I could taste some pilsner malt which blended in nicely. No hops, but certainly some malt for sure. Carbonation low, texture slightly offset. Yea, no surprises here, Im sure I would have enjoyed it more could if they brought me back some of the sun and warm weather of the Dominican to go with it!

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2006 22:41:43 | More by biegaman
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2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-16-2014 23:53:04 | More by miguellunarusso
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Bohemia Especial from Cervecería Nacional Dominicana
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