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

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BohemiaBohemia
BEER INFO

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

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,070
Reviews:
419
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
16.62%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
174
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by JMad:
Photo of JMad
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

1. It was a pale straw color with thin bubbly white head that disappeared almost immediately.

2. Not much of a smell. Smells a little piney, kind of sweet, but the scent is not strong.

3. Tastes' like bread, a little bit of citrus followed by a very slight hoppy finish.

4. Feels a little bubbly, not overcarbonated though, very crisp.

5. I could probably drink 20 of these. It is refreshing, crisp, and has more taste than most other mexican beers.
You don't usually taste any hops in these beers, but they are present in Bohemia.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Todd
3.86/5  rDev +12.5%
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 +15.7%
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 DanCam
4.52/5  rDev +31.8%
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 PorterPro125
4.09/5  rDev +19.2%
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 RoyalT
2.15/5  rDev -37.3%
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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Photo of t2grogan
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of brownbeer
3.84/5  rDev +12%
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 -2.6%
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 -12.5%

Photo of meatballj626j
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Dmann
4.82/5  rDev +40.5%
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 +23.9%

Photo of markallmon
4.75/5  rDev +38.5%

Photo of Drunkenass
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Dangerrangerjas
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of lordofthewiens
2.98/5  rDev -13.1%
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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Photo of chip26
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Beerswag
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Billolick
2.68/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ouncer sampled, no freshness dating observed. Pours very light straw, slight chill haze, slight white head, leaving just a tad of lacing. Just a few lazy bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Nose is corn/rice like. Just a typical macro lager going on here, lawn mower brew, or ice cold with some spicy mexican food. Besides that, pass this one by.

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Photo of PhilsPils
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
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 IDYVM
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of John_O
4.2/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jaysicles
3/5  rDev -12.5%

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Bohemia from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
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