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Bohemia Especial - Cervecería Nacional Dominicana

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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 23.21%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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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Photo of Sammy
3.1/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Sammy, Feb 01, 2007
Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev +2.4%

spycow, Saturday at 11:16 PM
Photo of jwc215
3.1/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

jwc215, Jun 30, 2007
Photo of woodychandler
3.66/5  rDev +24.9%
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.

woodychandler, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of duceswild
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

duceswild, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of biegaman
2.8/5  rDev -4.4%
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!

biegaman, Nov 15, 2006
Photo of ccrida
3.15/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

ccrida, Sep 30, 2011
Photo of tone77
3.36/5  rDev +14.7%
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.

tone77, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of ROGUE16
3/5  rDev +2.4%

ROGUE16, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of mhaugo
2/5  rDev -31.7%

mhaugo, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of oldp0rt
2/5  rDev -31.7%

oldp0rt, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev +2.4%

cfalovo97, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of papat444
3.05/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

papat444, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
2.65/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a gold straw color wirg a pathetic head and too little lace. The aroma is of barley malt, corn and leafy noble hops. The corn is more pronounced in the taste than the aroma. Delicate malt mingles with very light hops behind the corn. The mouthfeel is thin and a bit metallic. The finish is herbal and not very bitter.

This is only slightly tastier than a Canadian macro. I guess it would be good in a hot tropical climate, but the corn taste is too strong. Not worth seeking out.

CAMRAhardliner, Nov 19, 2005
Photo of MattXT
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

MattXT, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of Noelito76
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

Noelito76, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of Danielr26
2/5  rDev -31.7%

Danielr26, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of mikeg67
2.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

mikeg67, Nov 29, 2010
Photo of mikepcarney
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

mikepcarney, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of EBeckett3
2.25/5  rDev -23.2%

EBeckett3, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of ThinkAgain
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

ThinkAgain, May 08, 2013
Photo of lakersfan16
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

lakersfan16, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of ahommell
3/5  rDev +2.4%

ahommell, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of TheDeuce
2.2/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

TheDeuce, Jan 02, 2005
Photo of lilsmizzul1225
2.25/5  rDev -23.2%

lilsmizzul1225, Jun 20, 2014
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Bohemia Especial from Cervecería Nacional Dominicana
71 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.