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

1,075 Ratings

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

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-18-2001

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Photo of Feel_the_Darkness
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of BrewerB
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Aroma included a grainy, malt sweetness. Low to moderate hop aroma was slightly spicy and floral. Was hoping for more of the hop aroma. Sweetness was too dominant, possibly an issue of age?

Appearance was light golden color, brilliantly clear. Formed a 1 finger white head which quickly shrunk and did not retain well.

Upfront mildly high sweetness with a corn-like flavor. Medium-low level of spicy hop flavor. Medium amount of bitterness is smooth and helped in bringing balance. Finished dry.

Medium-bodied, moderately high amount of fizz. Lightly creamy mouthfeel.

Overall a refreshing pilsner. Due to the cornyness, I'd call the beer a Classic American Pilsner rather than a Vienna Lager. More hop aroma and flavor would help adjust the balance and increase this beer's drinkability. I'd finish my first pint but probably move on to a different beer for number 2.

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Photo of MemoGamero
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of RayoXI
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Squire123
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Extol
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid pils. Nothing outstanding, but very solid and much better than plenty of other choices out there. Would get again.

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Photo of Duvel
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of diabecktic
3.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Minimal head formation takes place upon first pour; the retention is also minimal and lacing is virtually non-existant. The color is a very pale, translucent yellow. Carbonation is also minimal.

The aroma is very sweet; it's pretty grainy/malty with a hint of what seems to be either peach or orange (something fruity). A very, very faint hint of vanilla can also be detected (well - by me, at least) along with some spices (I'm not quite skilled enough to determine which).

Overall, it's quite sweet and hardly bitter at all. There seems to be a bit of bitterness, but it's probably just there (to attempt) to balance out the malty character. That very slight hint of vanilla is manifest in the palate; however, the fruity aroma isn't really present on the taste buds. The malt/sweetness seems to be the dominant characteristic. It's a little spicy, too, but quite good nonetheless.

Wow - I didn't think a beer could be both creamy and light but this seems to pull it off. I guess it's kind of hard to explain, but it's just kind of creamy without being excessively heavy (which I like, either way). The carbonation really isn't present on the tongue.

Let's use a simple math equation to explain this one:

(1)Hot day + (x)Bohemia = (x)More-tolerable-hot-day

This beer goes down VERY easily - it's quite smooth and doesn't linger too much.

This is quite a good Mexican beer. I don't know if I'd call it my favorite, but it's definately in my upper echelon with respect to what's available. There isn't really any type of flavor that sticks out too much, but it goes down very easily and would make a GREAT companion on a hot day. Try it if you haven't already.

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Photo of Dinglehacker
3.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a massive goblet dressed with lime and salt. Fizzy head dwindles to patchy lace. Murky golden straw color.

Nose has some crisp hop, mostly overpowered by dressing (lime/salt may be frowned on for that reason, but have you tried it without?).

Taste has that nice noble hop crisp in full without overpowering. Barley, some corn characteristics, suggestive of its make, perhaps.

Mouth is bigger than expected, and a tad dry.

One of the more refreshing cervezas, one that might actually be enjoyable without dressing. Better than Corona is really the only bar there is.

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Photo of ceanderson
3.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gory4d
3.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crhensel
3.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

(Bottle poured into pint glass) A rather drinkable beer, a little more body than the old standby Corona. Color was amber to golden, but the taste was a tad watered down from what I was expecting given the color. A suitable choice, great compliment to my spicy dinner. Not sure why some servers think there is a need to add lime to ALL Mexican beers though!

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Photo of BeerCheese
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear, bright yellow with small white head that dissipated quickly. Not much noticeable carbonation bubbling. Really no detectable aroma. A little sweet malt taste initially with a little hop finish. Very crisp and refreshing. Nice summer brew after mowing the lawn on a hot day. Light/medium carbonation and body. Very drinkable.

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Photo of PacoEH
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NittanyBeerFan
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted multiple times at Denny's in Chihuahua, MX

Similar in color to Corona, but that is where the similarities between these two cervezas end.

Not too much head here, and the carbonation looks pretty substantial.

Nothing too notable in the nose. I was a little disappointed. A little bit of grass comes through.

Taste is fruity and that goes great with the floral and citrusy hops. Its a pleasant flavor that I can't seem to get enough of during my trip to Chihuahua on business. What a great departure from what other options I have tried here.

Mild texture with a light feel just like a good pils. Flavor has good substance, and the beer is incredibly refreshing. If you can't drink the water, this is the best option.

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Photo of Redneckwine
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz cold bottle at a local Mexican joint

Lets skip the intracacies and keep this review plain and simple, since that's what this beer is all about...

Overall - Super clean, lightly sweet, bready malt: light grassy/floral hops: Crisp, effervescent carbonation, light body, smooth. Just a super refreshing, subtle, clean lager. Nothing fancy, but no off notes here to speak of; highly drinkable.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aval89
3.72/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured a nice golden color into glass with a nice white 1 finger head that quickly dissapted.. a little darker than your average lager.. head settles at a thin film..

smelled of sweet fruity malts..very earthy..mild hop presence is a very welcoming smell..i also got a good floral smell with a bit of caramel in there.. nice smelling brew..

sweetness up front..then you get a quick hop bitterness that settles down with a lemon zest after taste.. a very refreshing beer.. not too much flavor but doesnt miss any flavor.. very earthy taste.. zesty and fresh.. lovely beer

mouthfeel is light to medium with good carbonation..

drinkability is high for this german style pilsner.. i love it..


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Photo of megahurts4
3.72/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bohemia Clásica Lager

Appearance: Clear golden, some lacing, and a small head.

Smell: Citrusy hops and slight grain.

Taste: Pleasant malts, flowery hops, and citrus flavors (orange and others).

Mouthfeel: Light, smooth, and refreshing.

This is a good session lager that also contains some good flavor. It is very easy to drink. There is not a lingering aftertaste or real bitterness. It is neutral in that respect. I'd think of it as a weak IPA.

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Photo of Hulk_Beer
3.72/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Review as I drink. Let's pop this mother.

app- ever-so-slightly hazy yellow. No streaming bubbles anywhere, but my glass is impeccably clean. Frothy white head that's going down rather slowly for the style. Lots of particles just hanging in there. Surprising for a pils.

sml- Unfortunately I'm running on one nostril tonight, but let's give it a shot: nice peppery, floral hop presence. Not a whole lot of malt anything. This is a pilsner so I've got to remember not to try and read too much into it. Ok I do get some malt. Smells like wet bread. Is that weird? That's what I think of.

tst- More bright peppery hops. I think I really like this beer. Just the tiniest bit of lemon again, or some kind of citrus that hangs on after it's gone down the throat. There's more here than the Paulaner lager? Well a lager isn't a pilsner but still, I am pleasantly surprised. Malts hardly show up at all, and only to kick the hops back a little.

mf- pretty light but the only-slightly-filtered thing gave it a little body. It doesn't feel like a water beer.

This is what I would call a great example of style. I guess I really like pilsners. The characters here are pronounced but not like an IPA or stout. This is something that impressed me more than a lager from a company famous for making some of the best brews on earth. Another beer that gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling for the brewing scene in Mexico.


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Photo of champ103
3.72/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dull straw yellow color. A small bubbly white head forms and leaves little lace.
S: Grain and cereal. Husky with a little hop bit toward the end.
T: Very nice. Lots of bready and cereal malt that is a little sweet. The hop character is none to small either. Citrus and piney flavors.
M/D: A light body that is crisp and clean. Very easy and smooth to drink. I sessioned this with no problem.

This is a very good Mexican Lager. Blows almost everything else I have had from that country away as far as beer goes.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.72/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear gold with a white fizzy head and some good lacing.

Smells of sweet malt, almost wheat sweetness.

Nice smooth beer, with sweet grain, clean sweet malt, and some hop bitterness. Very nice and balanced.

Medium mouthfeel and moderate carbonation make this extremely drinkable. No bitter bites or off flavors. Terrific rep of the style. I'll be getting this again, probably more for the summer.

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Bohemia from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
3.43 out of 5 based on 1,075 ratings.
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