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

Bohemia Clásica Golden PilsnerBohemia Clásica Golden Pilsner
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28.7%
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3.4 w/ 1,081 ratings
Bohemia Clásica Golden PilsnerBohemia Clásica Golden Pilsner
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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,718
Reviews:
424
Ratings:
1,081
Liked:
310
Avg:
3.4/5
pDev:
16.76%
Alströms:
3.91
 
 
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Photo of KrisPaulk77
3.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured a thin, pale yellow with a minimal white foam head that dissipated very quickly. No lacing noted.
The aroma is clean, with hop floral, and a touch of sweet malt on the nose.
The taste is crisp and clean. Very refreshing. Sweet, bready malts touch the palate and are cut by a moderate and earthy hop bitterness. The finish is clean and crisp.
This is an extremely drinkable lager, outclassing Corona by leaps and bounds. Drinking several of these on a hot summer day, or with some spicy south of the border fare would be easy and very enjoyable.

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Photo of LaneMeyer
3.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When you're in Mexico putting back Bohemias and lime. There's really not anything to complain about.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Always get at least a 6 pack of this when I am down in Mexico for work.

A: Pours a clear yellow/gold color with a one finger, white foamy head on top. Pretty good retention, but minimal lacing.

S: A hint of hops with some floral notes and a bit of spice. There is a sweet malt aroma and some bready/doughy malt as well.

T: On the sweet side with a heavy malt bill. Lots of bread with a little bit of corn and some nice hops that come through as a bit of lemon and a touch of apple.

M: Medium bodied, with a nice crisp mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation.

O: One of my favorite Mexican beers. Most of my favorites are from the Bohemia line in fact. This one is easy drinking with a slight hop presence and a nice malt backbone.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zymurgy4all
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Slight hop aroma, but nice hop flavor. Didn't quite expect it, but I'd say it is like a Sam Adams of Mexico. I didn't think they used hops for flavor in Mexico, but apparently they do. Nice citrusy flavor that would go great with any Mexican meal. It is very clear with a small head, but some lacing. Overall, a great beer for a warm day.

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Photo of poporolo
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden crystal clear appearance with a quickly disappearing head. A little perfume and herbs in a clean aroma. The taste hits you with a nice balance of flower, hops and malt that combined with the perfume makes a nice light but tasty beer with a smooth finish.
Yes, mass-produced from a company that makes a lot of horrible beers but this one has its legacy and it is still good and my choice when only Cuauhtémoc-Moctezuma beers are available.
Regular company for my "normal" day food.

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Photo of BoSox5902
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

brewed by the same brewer as Tecate, my favorite beer, so i had to try it. similar to negra modelo, which i feel is better, but thats just me. this is also a great beer, if the didn't have negra modelo i would probably pick this up. i would recommend this to anyone who likes to explore new beers

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle(room temp) a yellow gold with a large head of foam that dissipated fairly quickly leaving a fine layer and some lacing on the side of my glass.

The smell is malty sweet with a slight bitter note.

The taste is a good mix of slightly sweet malt and slightly bitter hop..good balance, in fact, and that makes it a good drinker.

Bottom line: A good Vienna Lager that's worth trying and even buying from time to time.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a lightly hazy yellow with a medium white head, fair retention.

S: Pale malt and noble hops, nothing substantial.

T: Bready malt in the background, with a rather strong grassy hop bitterness. I like the strong hop character, and I was surprised how much I liked it the first time I had it.

M: Crisp and smooth, with a bit of biting carbonation, relatively light-bodied.

D: Quite a good Mexican beer at a Mexican restaurant, would defintely have again if I was in that situation.

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Photo of meatmallet
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Golden in color with very little head and minor lacing.

Smell: Grain and hopps. Not an overpowering smell but not bad.

Taste: Grain and grass with a little citrus at the end. Much better than most other Mexican beers.

Mouthfeel and drinkability: Great carbonation and a sweet hoppy bitterness. I will drink this one again.

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Photo of tedsox31
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been on a lighter beer kick lately...had this one with some home made shredded beef tacos.

This beer pours a bright, clear yellow into a pint glass. There is a thin white head and a bit of lacing.

The smell is somewhat floral from hops, accompanied by some malt overtones. Better than I expected.

Taste is citrusy, malty, not overwhelming. It is actually quite good, and goes well with the spicy meal that I am having.

Mouthfeel is carbonated, crisp, and refreshing. The bitterness invites more sips and is not cloying.

This is a very drinkable beer. One of the better Mexican beers out there and one that I will purchase in the future.

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Photo of deesbeers
3.64/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DijonKetchup
3.64/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

It's been a while since being in Mexico, but I do remember that I liked Bohemia better than the other commercially available mexican lagers. Let's see if it just wasn't a "vacation fling"...

Poured into a pilsner glass. Decent head build, subsides fairly quickly. Very little lacing, but OK for a pilsner. Color is light but appealing. Smell is great - this I was not expecting. Good malt and floral notes. Taste is a bit thin and watery. Hops presence is decent, but I think fairly low IBUs. Has a slight soapiness which (annoyingly) lingers a bit on the palate. Nice clean finish. This kind of reminds me of the mass-pilsner market in Germany.

Conclusion: very nice beer for a macro. Beats the piss outta Corona or Tecate, that's for sure. I will order this at any Mexican restaurant or the next time I'm on vacation in the beautiful county of Mexico. Ole!

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Photo of mig100
3.64/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of seabeetastetest
3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
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 SetarconeX
3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What's this? A beer called Bohemia...and made in Mexico? Will wonders never cease. Even more wonderful, despite the fact it looks like your typical crummy Mexican lager, this one's actually not half bad. Nice sweet smell, a bit more malty and flavorful than most of the Mexican beers I've become used to, and the detectable presence of a hop or two.

Actually a nicely quaffable little brew. Really surprisingly good.

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Photo of watermelonman
3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured to a bright yellow and gold color with plenty of head. It didn't last too long and it didn't leave much lace either.

There is definitely some of the corn grain taste in there, but it's not too bad. It finishes like a relatively classy lager. It feels nice in the mouth and is really drinkable, especially in warm and hot weather.

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Photo of RBorsato
3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear straw color with a subdued off-white head, decent carbonation, and decent lace. Light grainy malt aroma and flavor with light fruitiness. Medium bodied, creamy and smooth.

Not a Vienna Lager but a darn good Mexican beer ... more like a Helles and a good one at that.

'03' emb on bottom
Tasted: 01/11/05

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Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass. Pours a golden straw color with a thin white head that lingers. Good lacing.

S- Not much to speak of here. I will say that i was in a Mexican restaurant with a lot going on making it difficult to pick up on the aroma. There was certainly no astringent aroma like I usually get with most Mexican beers. I did detect some sweetness and grain.

T- Much better than I expected. Too accustomed to the poor beers that I get at Mexican restaurants like Corona or Tecate. Sweet biscuiy taste foward, hop finish. A nice bite of hops that was quite a delightful surprise. Very smooth. Nice balance

M- Light body, clean and refreshing. Perfect carbonation.

O- By far the best Mexican option IMO. A really nice effort on a German Pils. Will be my go to beer when I am eating spicy Mexican food. The sweetness of this beer really suits well with the spice.

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Photo of andrenaline
3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first beer I enjoyed off the resort, and what a pleasant surprise it was!

A - Pours a pale golden colour, finger of head with some retention and sporadic lacing.

S - Metallic musty malts, hints of leafy greens, grassy hop notes and hints of burnt cane sugar.

T - The first Mexican beer that has traces of hops! Surprisingly flavourful and fitting of the style. Grassy hop notes amidst some muddled metallic caramel malts and hints of bitter citrus notes.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and finishes with a touch of dryness.

O - I don't know if this was the result of a dulled palette from drinking flavourless beers on the resort, but this Mexican brew actually boasts some flavourful hop characteristics. Easy drinking and mild enough on the palette to enjoy in the intense Mexican heat. The best option in Mexico IMO.

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Photo of Derranged
3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A- Pale golden color with virtually no head.

S- Sweet malts, maybe some white grapes.

T- Very sweet. Sugar, some white grapes, sweet malts, syrup, green apples and some grainy bitterness at the end.

M- Flat, thick, syrupy.

D- I can drink a decent amount, but the high sugar content might limit this to a six pack.

Pleasantly surprised with this. Up until tonight, I thought Negra Modelo was the best Mexican macro beer. I found a better one.

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Photo of ngandhi
3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bohemia is the most complex lager I've tasted and probably my favorite Mexican beer.

I keep it in the bottle -- there's not much to look at but straw yellow and fizz with no head retention.

The nose draws me in. It's far beyond my expectations; there's a nice thick biscuit smell mixed with lemony hops and grain. It's almost like a domestic macro, but with good character.

The tongue is bombarded with delicious pale malt and a pronounced sweetness thereof. The malts add a great creamy mouthfeel that's unfortunately shortened by a grain bite. Hops. The loudest flavor in this beer is the hop citrus -- saaz-like, not bitter. Definite adjuncts, but not unpleasant. The finish is lovely of mild black pepper and anise. If only they'd kept it pure, this might have been a world class beer.

Relax, relax.
ng

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Photo of Jamie_Newman
3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SkeeterHawk
3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a super clear pale yellow straw color with a small 1/4" head at first pour. The head was white and active, but didn't stick around but for about 20-30 seconds. There are a few bubbles rising.

Aroma: Really grainy and earthy aroma. There is a bit of a floral character contributed by the hops, but the malt is the key player here. As you smell deeper, there is a bit of an oxidative off aroma noticeable. This seems to be contributing a bit of a phenolic note also.

Taste: The malt is the key player in the flavor also. I was a bit put off by the aroma, but the flavor is nicer. There is a slightly dry grainy flavor that is probably the biggest kid on the block. The hopping is evident, but subtle and floral to let the grain follow through into the finish. The beer is really quite dry and refreshing, and I enjoy the fact that the hops support rather than lead. As the beer warms a bit, you can get a bit of a chalky flavor in the throat, but this isn't detracting or distracting...just a note.

Opinion: I was surprised by this beer. It is really light, but manages to retain a significant maltiness. It has enough presence from the Vienna malt that I truly believe that this is a representation of the Vienna style. I thought that it was a bit lacking in dextrines and just all-around chewyness, but still an approachable beer.

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Bohemia Clásica Golden Pilsner from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 28.7% out of 100 with 1,081 ratings
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