Bohemia Clásica | Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.

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Brewed by:
Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Mexico
cuamoc.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Bohemia Clásica Golden Pilsner

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-18-2001

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#45,143
Reviews:
453
Ratings:
1,195
pDev:
16.91%
Bros Score:
3.91
 
 
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Reviews by Georgiabeer:
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Photo of Todd
3.86/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12oz short & stubby brown bottle with a gold foil neck.

Appearance: Bright, clear golden in colour. Large carbonation bubbles. Creamy thin white head that clings on the glass.

Smell: Very clean aroma, just a touch of sweet grain in the background.

Taste: Body is light, mouthfeel is very smooth and very creamy. Touch of bready sweetness that is even, flavourful and goes faintly fruity -- in a soft, gentle sweet peach kind of way. The faintest hint of smooth vanilla hides amongst the light sweetness, but then it's lost almost instantly and the bready sweetness pulls thru for a second round. Light grain follows. Hop bitterness is also light with a slight twang of zesty hop and floral flavour which are quickly subdued. Finish is quite clean with some light residuals.

Notes: Before anyone says anything ... yes, this is a Vienna-Style Lager. There are quite a few Mexican lagers that are, but that's a history lesson within itself. Back to the beer ... without a doubt one of the best mass-produced Mexican lagers available. Just had one of these with a rice, bean and cheese burrito covered in peppermash salsa. It quenched, quelled and complemented quite nicely.

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Photo of Jason
3.97/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle with no freshness date. Very thin white lacing though it sticky quite well.

Slightly earthy hop with a spicy back, is this dry hopped or is it hop extract. Thick sweet graininess wraps around the hops to make the aroma somewhat intriguing.

Clean palate, perfect with all spicy foods and not just Mexican. Thin maltiness holds on to a sweet graininess, hops are not there just for the bitterness. Bitterness balances very well and there is a level lingering flavour of earthy floral hop. Clean dry grainy finish.

This is my top pale Mexican beer without a doubt.

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Photo of PorterPro125
4.09/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type: 341 mL Bottle poured into a Shaker Pint.

Easily the best Mexican made beer that I've had. Lots of flavours and aromas that would rival many European examples of the same style.

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Photo of PhilsPils
3.58/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Most all Mexican beers taste very similar to me...except this one. This beer actually has some floral hops aroma and taste. Very cleanly brewed with no glaring defects. Always my choice in Mexican restaurants with limited beer lists, although I only remember buying it at a store once. First time to taste this beer was 1966 at the brewery in Monterrey. Couldn't understand why they would make Tecate if they were capable of making a beer like Bohemia. Bohemia sold at a higher "premium beer" price in those days...don't know about today. If you haven't tried it, compare it to other Mexican beers you drink and you might be pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of DanCam
4.52/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

When I look around and see mindless beer drinkers enjoying their Coronas and Modelos, I sigh and hope that they discover a good Mexican beer like Bohemia. My top five Mex Beers would list as Bohemia, Indio, Victoria and lastly Dos Equis. Bohemia is by far a great tasting beer and now recently not hard to find.

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Photo of KACK1533
4.4/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

My favorite beer from Mexico. Hops are up front. Feels good on the tongue, not slick like other Mexican beers. My only beef is that there is a slight corn funk to it that if you don't think about it, it won't appear, it's kind of fleeting. Overall a very good beer.

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Photo of pallison123
3.95/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

If you're looking for a North American Pilsener as an alternative to the 'monster brews' flooding the market under the guise of 'IPAs' (or double, triple IPAs) look no further. Bohemia is hoppy and crisp but really blossoms when the cold edge softens. I wouldn't start it at room temp, but it rounds out as it warms up for sure. The mouthfeel is on the light side but the taste packs a nice hoppy punch. It's well balanced too, but definitely hop-forward.

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Photo of Myotus
3.54/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle (best by date 19Sep15) into a pilsner glass.
LOOK: Pours with a finger's worth of white foam that halves itself after a minute and a half. Gold in color. There is a plethora of ascending bubbles. Lacing is thin, but moderate.
SMELL: Mild aromas of grass and sweet bready pilsner malts first enter my olfactory receptors. These malt aromas are incredibly well balanced by mild bitter hops and slightly less mild spicy hops.
TASTE: Initial taste is mild grass and sweet bread flavors that combine with milder bitter hop flavors. All flavors persist as mild spicy hop flavors enter immediately after. This is incredibly well balanced as the smell told me.
FEEL: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. This goes down smooth and finishes crisp.
NOTE: As noted twice, this was brilliantly balanced between hops and malts. I know people always compare this to other brews from Mexico, but they really shouldn't. This is not an American Adjunct Lager and shouldn't be compared to Corona or Dos Equis.

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Photo of Tom_Banjo
3.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Two 12 ounce bottles consumed with a dinner of fish tacos at Manuel's in downtown Austin while on a business trip. Clean, light and balanced with a bit of a floral quality that I found enjoyable. An easy beer to drink and it paired nicely with my meal. Head and shoulders above every other Mexican beer I've had to date.

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3.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The best beer our great neighbors from the south have provided. I once went to a Mexican restaurant and the stuck a lime on the top of the bottle... I flicked that stupid lime in a second and informed the waiter, this is Bohemia a real beer #nolimerequired.

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Photo of RoyalT
2.15/5  rDev -36.2%
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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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of brownbeer
3.84/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The appearance is of a pretty typical pale lager.

The nose is suprisingly good. Fragrant floral and citrusy hops, probably of the Noble varietal. Reminds me of a weak pale ale.

Taste is flavorful, light bodied with honeyish malt, floral and citrus notes throughout and a nice, subtle hoppy finish. It has somewhere between a white wine and a mead quality that is actually quite interesting. It has a few layers, that is.

It could be cleaner, but I have to say this one caught me off guard. Well done.

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Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is a pale gold beer with not much head and liveley carbonation. I can't smell anything really beyond the giant lime wedge that was perched on my glass so I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt and rating it average. I did pick up some musty grain smell.

The taste here is a bit tangy, (no I didn't put the lime in) something I look for more in a mexican lager than vienna but I'm not splitting hairs. The brew is light and sweet, slick and springy on the tounge, and goes down smooth.

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Photo of tbryan5
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of meatballj626j
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Dmann
4.82/5  rDev +43%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My absolute favorite Mexican beer! The pour is a nice medium gold color that leaves great lace on the glass. The smell has slight citrus notes with a crisp malt scent that is very inviting. Flavor is out of the park with a nice mild hop bite in the front followed by a excelent subtle malt sweetness mixed with perfect carbonation levels in the finish. Perfect pairing with any spicy food or if you need a refreshing beverage on a warm day, look no further!

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Photo of mediumrare
4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of markallmon
4.75/5  rDev +40.9%

Photo of Drunkenass
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Dangerrangerjas
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of lordofthewiens
2.98/5  rDev -11.6%
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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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Bohemia Clásica from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 1,195 ratings