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

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Brewed by:
Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Mexico | website

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-18-2001

BEER STATS
Reviews:
414
Ratings:
1,042
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
26.45%
 
 
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Photo of 44ouncer
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at the Tia Juana Restaurant in Fremont, California. Best Mexican food in the San Francisco's East Bay. In you're in the Irvington district -- check this place out. It's great. Right across the street from the Safeway.

Lovely golden yellow color. A little richer in appearance than your typical lager. Good, clean smell. I don't particularly care for bubble water beers like Corona -- so the hoppy bite to this brew was terrific. Very clean on the palate. Could drink this all night.

Had this right after a Dos Equis Special Amber and a Modelo Dark Ale -- and this beer blew the XX away -- and was definitely better than the Modelo. Try this beer out. You'll be very impressed.

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Photo of tesguino
4.47/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

beer Mexican, that widely remembers the birthplace of the brewmaster who create it, very Czechoslovakian in its flavor, a pleasing aroma and flavor to Czech lupulos, with ambar dark a bottle, in presentation of 12 ounces, with its pico de oro (gold tip), done by cerveceria cuauhtemoc of mexico, excellent in its presentation is one of the most expensive by bottle domestic beers in my country

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Photo of BaerBeer
4.45/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I really dig this beer. Really has something special going on in it, great beer that is quite easy to find. I think this beer, even though it is not an am adj. lager, I could easily turn a Budweiser drinker on to this stuff.

A- excellent golden color with a nice light, thin head that leaves thin yet solid lacing.

S- Smells very clean, hints of corn and grassy-ish

T- very smooth, corn/light hoppiness

M- thin and smooth, some what slippery

D- very drinkable- this could be a great session beer

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Photo of davexisxrabid
4.42/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice clear gold/straw color. You could see the carbonation bubbles rising. Half inch thick white head. Not much lacing.

Clean floral/citrus aroma with a touch of honey.

Flavor paralleled the aroma. Sweet malty flavor of light honey with a light hop bitterness of grapefruit.

Medium bodied but thin mouthfeel. I believe the carbonation makes it feel lighter in the aftertaste than it feels when it hits your toungue. Not much taste lingering on the palate unfortunately.

An excellent beer. Could pound it all day. Good balance and the fact this beer isn't heavy make this a good choice. This is and Negra Modelo are my favorite Mexican beers. Unless I go to Guadalajara where everybody drinks Estrella - then I gotta say what everybody says "Aqui Estrella es la cerveza que rifa!"

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Photo of jasonjlewis
4.41/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is pretty light for a darfker tasting beer. I loved the smell, the taste, everrything about this beer except for the colr. The color isn't as full as it could be. However, I still think this is a great tasting beer that is pleasing to the nose after a sip. I would recommend it to anyone. If you're ever at a mexican restaurant ask your waiter to get you one of these.

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Photo of goochpunch
4.37/5  rDev +27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours out a polished brass with little head that doesn't have very good retention. Smells of bready, crackery malts with a hint of graininess. Sweetish honey aroma. Lots of floral hops in the nose. Malt is rather light and unobtrusive in the flavor, but makes way for a bright fruitiness and loads of jasmine. Tastes almost like a mix of a helles lager and some iced jasmine tea. Just a touch of bitterness in the finish (slightly more than, say, a Coors Banquet). Mouthfeel is light and effervescent. Excellent drinkability. Refreshing and full of my favorite kind of hop presence: a floral one. Best Mexican beer I've ever had, for sure. Does not need a lime.

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Photo of roddwolff
4.37/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Yellow crystal with a very thin foamy head with extended duration, acceptable lacing and also several bubbles;

S: Sweetness of malt and herbal notes;

T: Sweet malt and vanilla, balanced with citrus hops;

M: Refreshing, sweet bitterness, well carbonated;

D: The best mexican pilsener and accompanies very well every meal.

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Photo of Zorro
4.35/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

This pours an honest clear gold lager. It looks like it should come from Checkoslovakia.

Smell is sweetness, grain and a spicy hop smell. The hops are unmistakably citrus in scent.

Taste is excellent clean grain with a spicy citrus hop flavor. This is one tasty lager! Excellent melding of the citrus hops with the rest of the brew.

Mouthfeel is good.

Super drinkable brew, sad that I avoided tasting this for a long time just because it is a Mexican beer.

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Photo of BestOfBatonRouge
4.33/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

By far my favorite Mexican beer. A good hop bitterness, smell and taste that you enjoy through the entire drink. It has nice malt character and is very easy to drink. Not much head on this beer and what is there disappears very quickly. If you want to barbeque or hang out by the pool this is a great choice. Do not put fruit on this beer! I have to be very adamant about it everytime I order it at a Mexican restaurant. Servers think if it's made in Mexico it gets a lime. If we rated by the price this beer would deserve an A+. Not very expensive.

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Photo of tjd112
4.31/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of those beers that give off a bad first impression, but then, the magic shines. Smell is a balanced hoppiness with some bready malts. We can also add some vanilla and fruitiness when it comes to taste. Mouthfeel is very crisp, and it is a very sessionable beer. One of my favourite Mexican beers

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Photo of dmk139
4.29/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer is unlike any other, for one. It has a vanilla/pilsner feel to it. I think I could actually sip on this beer all day and not get sick of it. Slightly pale and a very pleasing aroma. Maintains flavor throughout the bottle. Definetley one to remember

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is the best beer you can get at a Mexican mini super, it´s very good in comparison with all other beers in the local fridge. Hoppy and bitter pilsner with no detectable adjuncts in aroma or flavour.

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Photo of Gatch
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a proper representation of the style. A truely great drinking experience. Another good beer from this brewery makes them, in my opinion, the best brewery in Mexico. Grupo Modelo/Corona is a distant second with their meager offerings compared to a brewery that produces Noche Buena and the Bohemia series.

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Photo of eb003
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice pouring, nice looking brew. I had this for the first time the other night at a mexican restaurant. I tasted this lager both with and without lime. Without the lime I thought it was a very nice, smooth tasting lager. I won't go so far as to say it's my favorite mexican beer, but it's a pretty darn close #2.

When I had it with the lime, I thought it was still a good beer--however, it really changed the flavor of it. I don't want to say it took away from the beer, but it really did change the taste. Still good with the lime, but I do think it's even better without.

I think the taste was very clean and crisp, the mouthfeel was very nice. It was a little softer than a lot of lagers, but very nice. I rate this pretty high on drinkability. (My standard of drinkability is rating it by how well I think I could drink a brew all night). I could drink this one all night.

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Photo of Kenyabrewfan
4.23/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great German Style Beer that goes amazingly well with Mexican Food especially with a bit of spice in it. It is not too strong nor too light, just perfect and has a nice smooth hoppy flavour and satifies well. I also love the appereance with its dark brown bottle and golden wrapper. A favourite of mine.

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Photo of Barrilitos
4.2/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of a kind in the fact it stands out among mexican beers as more European type beer (Most commonly considered a Vienna style) but still retains a dominant focus on mexican beer culture: It copes with the heat.

Translucent gold with a thin layer of foam on the top of your glass in the same fashion some of the European lagers this beer can be associated with, the smell and taste are gentle and perhaps faint for some tastes yet the the sensation is what stads out: It is quite soft as it goes down and it is quite refreshing served cold on an iced pint on a very hot day, and it pretty much goes with any spicy food or meat dish.

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Photo of garymuchow
4.18/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lighter malt aroma that adds nicely to the drink. Nice full head. Clear light gold color. Taste is a little drier than many in style, but not sharp or bitter, which I think is why it goes so well with many foods. Good mouth feel, without excessive carbonation. A satisfying lager.

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Photo of nekronos
4.18/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I do not know why this beer is cataloged as not reccomended, but I do reccomend it. PErhaps one of the best MExican beers, or one of the less awfull. It has a bitter tatse but a sense of it is dark remains until you see it, it is clear. The problme is that is considered a craft beer and it is not.

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Photo of HoustonTX
4.16/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice Lager pour, very vibrant yellow in color. Reminiscent of sunshine when held under a light! Carbonation looks extremely well done, and the streams are impressive. Large lively white foamy head as well. Good appearance. Smell is very non offensive. It's subdued, but still plenty aromatic. Light citrus hop profile, a hint of bananas, and grassy malt. Not bad. Now let's check out the taste. Taste is crisp and smooth. Upfront has a semi sweet/sour rush of grassy malt, grain, and tangy citrus. Midway, the light citrus/floral hops take over, allowing the drink to finish with a receding pleasent citric bitter. A mexican beer with hops!!! It's a miracle, and a damn good one at that. Mouthfeel is right on for the lager style, providing adequate carbonation and palate tingles. Drikability is good, you could definitely drink a few.

An awesome Mexican beer, and a wonderful exmple of the Vienna Lager style as well. This was tasty, and I recommended it.

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Photo of charlzm
4.15/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed 10/25/08.

Poured into a pilsener glass, this beer is clear medium golden hue. Plentiful bubbles rise throughout the glass, but there is very little head; just a smidgen of off-white foam that nevertheless clings to the sides of the glass to give some lacing.

Aroma is light with grassy and citrus notes. Subtle malt as well. Nice.

The beer is slighty chewy as it enters the mouth; unexpected and pleasing! Finishes slightly dry.

Flavor is crisp with light toffee and caramel malt flavors and subtle grassiness and lemon/lime zest. Might have picked up some corn or wheat but not positive about that. Lingering, well-executed bitterness on finish.

Of the readily available German style pilseners in my neck of the woods, this one is certainly right up there as a first choice.

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Photo of Pepeton
4.15/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is probably my favorite macro Mexican beer, along with Indio and Dos Equis Ambar (all from the same brewery).

Has a nice goldish yellow color, bubbly. Good head and a trace of lace.

Hoppy in aroma, with a grainy touch (as the adjunct it is).

Lightly bitter, refreshing in a hot Mexican afternoon. Little dry aftertaste.

Acidic, malty mouthfeel.

Nice and smooth.

¡Salud!

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Photo of donteatpoop
4.14/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured with little to no head, the beer is clear and golden. It has a straw-like scent with an underlying floral hint. Taste is refreshing, I could see drinking this more regularly in the summer.

I've had only three Mexican beers in my life. The first two were Corona and Dos Equis; Bohemia is by far the best of the three.

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Photo of omar
4.13/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Still the king of mexican beers as far as I'm concerned, exceptionally smooth, not watered down like Corona or cheap tasting like Tecate, Carta Blanca etc. Color is darker than your average lager, great in a frosted mug.

Many mexican restaurants in Texas will carry this beer. One warning, since this beer is not as well known as other mexican brews, it may have been sitting in the storage room for a while. Like all beers, if it's old it may start to get a bit skunky. If you get a bottle from a fresh batch, you will not regret trying it.

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Photo of BREWS4LA
4.13/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is probably one of the best Mexican beers. Its a Pilsner in true tradition of a Bohemia style hence the name. Not as popular as your mass produced and advertised Mexican beers.
Very good medium taste yet easy to drink in hot weather and with spicy food. Always very consistent.

Its funny that the locals in Mexico joke that Corona is Donkey Pee and should only be exported put they'll keep the Bohemia and Victoria any day.

Next time you go to a Mexican restaurant I encourage you to skip the Corona/Dos Equis Etc. and give it a try.

Cheers

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.12/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Go figure...a TexMex joint with tulip glasses, niiiice. Heavy pour does not yield much of the fluffy bone-white head, but the beer is a nice clear dark yellow color. Head dissipates fast and does not leave much in the way of lacing.

Nose is faint, but still smells better than nearly all Mexican lagers. Most noticeable is a mild grassy hop presence. Mixes with a light sweet maltiness and just a hint of sulfur.

Tasty. This is a delicate beer that deserves more attention than it gets. Has more hop flavor than actual bitterness, and actually leans toward the hoppy end of the lager spectrum. I am guessing it is saaz hops I am digging on here, it is very refreshing and crisp. Has a very Czech feel to it. I also like the yeast strain they use, it adds some light fruitiness and a creamy feel. Finishes pretty dry and is light to medium-light bodied. A tad fuller than most Mexican lagers.

This is a real treat from Mexico. I do believe this is the best export our neighbors to the south have to offer.

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Bohemia from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
79 out of 100 based on 414 ratings.
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