Bohemia
Cervejaria Bohemia

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Style:
Lager - Adjunct
Ranked #284
ABV:
5%
Score:
66
Ranked #50,089
Avg:
2.74 | pDev: 17.88%
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
86
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Dbot from Delaware

1.5/5  rDev -45.3%

Mar 17, 2013
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RaulMondesi from California

3.06/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Kind of like straight up flipping to the centerfold, I’ll get to the point: this beer is pretty smooth in all the right ways, and then in the end is maybe just a tiny bit of metal and fruitiness. You know, like Toucan Sam after a few puffs of the sticky stuff.

I’m out.

Jul 08, 2020
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fattyre from Georgia

2.7/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This beer pours a clear pale yellow iwth a medium white head that dissipates to nothing. The smell is malty and grainy. The taste is mild watery malt with a faint hoppiness and sweet grainy overtones. The mouthfeel as expected is quite thin. Fairly clean and drinkable for a mass produced pilsner.

Aug 02, 2003
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TheLongBeachBum from California

3/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another canned present from a work colleague after his recent trip to Brazil. A white 350ml can with a lot of metallic gold writing gives the can a premium beer look.
The Can was taken right from the fridge and opened with no overspill. The beer is a very pale, thin looking golden color. The head froths up at the start but soon settles to a consistent smooth white collar covering. The premium looking can cannot hide the macro-swill look this beer has once poured.
Aromas are average in strength but crisp and clean. Has a very macro-lager hoppy smell. Tastes are exactly as expected, a bitter introduction that is very clear cut and well-defined, one-dimensional with a slightly lingering dry bitter finish. Easily Drinkable thin diuretic lager that is probably perfect for those hot Brazilian days and even a few West Coast ones, but it will not sway me away from the real thing that I buy from the Czech Republic.
A macro-produced pseudo-pilsner that is average, but certainly no worse than any US domestic offerings.

Jan 19, 2003
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soper2000 from Texas

3.8/5  rDev +38.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is not to be confused with the Mexican produced Bohemia found in the States. This beer is most commonly found in 600ml bottles. The look is that of a typical macro-lager. It's straw colored body gives way to a nice white foam collar which lingers surprisingly until the very end. The taste is remarkably clean and crisp, very similar to Goose Island's Pils. Mouthfeel is smooth although a little thin in the finish. This is a true session beer. Although this Bohemia was bought out by AmBev a few years back, I have yet to notice any depreciation in quality (crosses fingers). This is a very solid beer and it will remain one of my favorite lagers.

Mar 03, 2004
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Vancer from Illinois

2.94/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My co-worker, stationed in Sao Paulo, brought me 5 samples of Brazilian beer (all pilsners) – so these are fresh (and cheap, only .50 each from a market). This was sample #5

and in the end, I would have to say all brews were very similar.

Started off with a decent pour, a clear lite yellow with a nice white head that laced my pilsner glass quite well. Aroma is again weak, just some very lite malts, on the grainy and grassy side. Taste is a weak and somewhat watery pilsner quaff – but even balanced, perhaps a little sour, not much. Just a couple notes of euro yeast in there.

A hoppy and crisp finishing little guy, a decent lawnmower brew (if you lived in Brazil). Not too bad at 5%abv per the can – just not anything awe-inspiring.

Feb 04, 2006
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blackie from Oregon

3.53/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance: The thin white head soon recedes to a slight ring. The beer is a clear golden hay in color.

smell: Pale malts with a light, white bready, grainy sweetness. Maybe some slight adjuncts. Light hop aroma with a slight sulfuric note.

mouthfeel: The carbonation is on the low end of the high range, and the body is light.

taste: Tastes of grainy/bready sweetness and some adjunct flavors. Maybe a couple off, vegetal type flavors in the aftertaste. Aged noble hop flavors with very little bitterness.

drinkability: easy, a decent pilsner

Review entered from notes. My introduction to Brasilian beer, taken from the mini-fridge of the Hotel Panamby in Guarulhos this past summer.

Nov 21, 2006
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decom from Brazil

2.83/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I really don't uderstand it, but here in Brazil a lot of people that claim to like more "flavourful" and "full bodied" beers seem to like Bohemia.

It's better than the other Ambev macro lagers (Skol, Brahma and Antarctica), but nothing special. Looks like a standard macro lager, has a little more intense smell than other of Ambev's beers, but it's still faint.
Nothing to go out of your way for, specially if you're looking for flavour.

Apr 24, 2006
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the_beerist from Massachusetts

3.15/5  rDev +15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This review is based on a comparison to the other beers I had over a two week span in Brazil. Poured from a 600 ml bottle in Cananeia, Brazil. $1.00 for a bottle (CHEAP like all alcohol in Brazil). Has a faint yellow color reminiscent of most macro American pilsners. Served very cold. Of twelve or so different beers I had down there I liked this Xingu and Caracu the best.

Detected light lemony notes in the first sip, sweetness stays around in mouth. Definitely drinkable. This is a nice crisp refreshing beer for hot, sticky Brazilian days. This obviously doesnt hold a candle to its European counterparts or to most craft brewed American pilsners but compared to some of the other beers flavored water I had in Brazil (Kaiser Pilsen..I'm talking to you!) this wasn't all that bad.

May 23, 2007
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Latarnik from New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

May 29, 2014
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schiaveto from Brazil

2.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A pale industrial lager as many other brazilian competitors, with a little more bitterness and much more marketing on it, trying to place this beer as "special beer". Sorry, but it is definitly not the case. A "neutral" beer poor in flavours like the others.
That is not the case for Ambev's Bohemia Weiss and Bohemia Confraria. These beers are really different than the "standards", and put Bohemia as a remarquable brand in terms of special beers, at least among the macro breweries.

May 03, 2006
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brdc from Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had multiple fresh bottles while in Brazil, under a scorching sun.

Poured into a variety of largely inappropriate glasses, it still shows a nice golden beer with a reasonably retained white head.
Clean in aroma and flavor, but nothing that seems like corn. The notes of sweetish, cookie malts are well balanced with the grassy, minimally bitter hops.
As mentioned, clean, well rounded, highly drinkable for a hot day, but by no means complex or special.

Jan 06, 2010
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rodrigohen from Brazil

3.19/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is typical beer of a brazilian macro brewery.
A pale industrial lager as many other brazilian competitors, with a little more bitterness. That´s all. At the same time, is one of he best lagers.
But if you really want good beers, try micro breweries, like Eisenbahn, Baden Baden, Dado Bier and much more.

May 17, 2008
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smcreator from Texas

3.35/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A: Very good head retention with good lacing as long as the beer is cold and fresh. Sometimes it comes out looking flat and I could not figure out why a few days could make a difference. Maybe the canned beers here (in Brazil) are sensitive to age.

S: Has a hoppy aroma when fresh that is nice and floral. On other serving occasions it was a little stale.

T: Best served extremely cold (-4C). It has a bitter aftertaste that makes it more interesting than the other Brazilian beers of this type.

M: Smooth in the mouth since the head is retained.

D: Not as easy to drink as Skol since it has more bitterness, however, it is the better beer between itself and Skol.

I would rate this beer higher if it was not for the high can-to-can variation.

Jan 03, 2011
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Halcyondays from California

2.08/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

355 mL bottle, courtesy of DoubleJ,

A: Pours a lightly hazy gold, with a light white head, solid retention, no lace.

S: Mild grainy notes, carbonic acid.

T: Very grainy flavour, no hop character, kind of chemically, bit of DMS.

M: Light-bodied, crisp, biting carbonation.

D: Not really a fan of this one. The flavour isn't terrible, but it kind of sucks. Not interesting at all.

Oct 26, 2010
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bcsbeer from Florida

2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Dec 07, 2012
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DoubleJ from Wisconsin

3.45/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I´ve had Bohemia Pilsen a number of times already, but no review yet. After this, I will have the entire Bohemia family reviewed under my belt. 355 ml bottle, on to the beer:

Hay yellow color, topped by a fuzzy white head that drops to a thin lace on top. Fair display of carbonation bubbles in the body. There is a light aroma of hay in the aroma. A little sweet too, but also the grain is husky too.

Its clean profile is a nice change of pace from the usual Brazilian macro lager. There´s a little hay and lemon zest to taste, along with a little of the sweet pale malt. The malt is somewhat husky as well. In other words, a little softer profile and this beer goes up a level. Somewhat hoppy too. The carbonation is mildy crisp, and it manages to go down nicely...ok, nicely enough.

Believe it or not, Bohemia Pilsen was the first beer ever made in Brazil (1853), according to their claim. This is a decent lager, and better than Skol, Brahma, and the like.

Update: I´ll admit that I´ve grown to like this beer. It´s clean, doesn´t have any sickning off-flavors, and makes a good thirst quencher.

Dec 09, 2009
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MrIncognito from Virginia

2.37/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I was not a fan of this one. Super thin in flavor, high carbonation. Very watery corn flavor with minimal hop bitterness. Definitely an adjunct lager

Nov 18, 2016
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chinchill from South Carolina

2.7/5  rDev -1.5%

350 ml bottle in Belem. [3.1 2.5 2.7 3 2.7]

Weak head despite high amount of visible carbonation in the clear, light golden body. OK lacing.

FEEL: Light lively body with crisp, medium-high carbonation.

taste: typical light lager with hints of cereal as well and light malts and a touch of hops. Mild but lingering aftertaste more clearly reveals the hops.

Smell: faint cereal and light malts with a touch of spicy hops.

O: about average for this style in this area. Certainly not worth seeking out but passable.

Aug 18, 2014
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eduardolinhalis from Switzerland

2.06/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

330ml bottle poured in Pilsen glass.

A: Pours a very pale clear yellow color. Forms a big white bubbled white head when poured. Medium retention and not much lacings left

S: Smells like a cheap beer. Actually, smells like a cheap adjunct lager. Caramel malts and corn. Killer

T: Follows the nose, I mean, not much taste at all. Very watery. The mild taste is really bad. Corn, again. A bit of bad quality hops too

M: Very light body with artificial high carbonation. Watery and not bittter enough to a called Pilsener beer

O: Average bad quality Brazilian large scale producing beer. Once in Brazil, look for an Eisenbah, Baden Baden or something else from a smaller producer. About this one: JUST AVOID IT!

Feb 17, 2012
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brywhite from California

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Sep 25, 2014
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beerbtl from California

1/5  rDev -63.5%

Jun 24, 2013
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mdfb79 from New York

2.42/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Girlfriend brought this back from Rio for me. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Czechvar pilsener glass, as the bottle says it's a pilsener.

a - Pours a very clear golden-yellow color with one finger of white head and high carbonation evident. Head lasts for a few minutes and then leaves half an inch throughout. One of the most transparent beers I've seen.

s - Smells of grain, bready malts, rice/wheat. Not awful, but pretty bland and below average. At least it's not offensive.

t - Tastes of grain, bready malts, wheat. Again, pretty bland, but a slight step up from the nose.

m - Light body and high carbonation that stings the tongue. Way too carbonated.

o - Overall just not a ton to say about this one. Not the worst beer I've had, but very bland and just kind of there. Not worth seeking out.

Jun 02, 2011
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HRamz3 from Pitcairn

2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Oct 10, 2013
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dcbeers from District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Feb 21, 2013
Bohemia from Cervejaria Bohemia
Beer rating: 66 out of 100 with 86 ratings