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

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BEER INFO

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

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
Reviews:
416
Ratings:
1,046
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
26.45%
 
 
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Photo of lordofthewiens
2.98/5  rDev -13.4%
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 paterlodie
2.98/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Well lasting head and pale golden beercolor. Nose has lots of hops, but has cauliflower and soapy nose with it. Malts and sweetnes present but some sulphur too.
Taste is light malty sweet and having light/moderate bitterness. Quiet empty mouthfeel, makes this brew a dinkable beer but no highflyer.

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Photo of WakeandBake
2.97/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A clear pale yellow color with a one finger short lasting fizzy white head , no lacing , medium carbonation. Aroma is light toasted grain and a bit of floral hops , with a hint of lemon zest . Flavor is lightly sweet , a faint bitterness and some light floral hop notes , short hoppy finish much like a Euro lager . Quite sessionable I would guess ( I am only trying one ) Nothing wrong with this beer , just very average in all aspects , meah >

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Photo of Dave1999
2.97/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a golden colour with a foamy white head.

The smell is sweet and grainy.

The taste is similar to the taste sweet grains, not much else. Simple and easy drinking.

The mouthfeel is light with medium carbonation.

Overall about what you would expect from a Mexican beer, it's better than Corona but that's not saying much.

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Photo of ADR
2.95/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear medium gold, darker than straw with a thinnish pale head. Simple laces on the glass. Scant aroma, slightly bready with a bit of tanginess. Light mouthfeel with lively but not overbearing carbonation. Starts with brown sugar flavors and a slightly grainy texture, dries a bit by mid mouth with just the mildest hops. Finish is quite clean, some of the earlier texture remains but much of the flavor has passed you by. Actually a fairly drinkable brew, if pretty unremarkable in most categories.

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Photo of heavy216
2.93/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: 12 oz bottle, 2 finger very frothy head, heavy lacing, pours pale yellow in color

S: slight fruity, hops aroma....very plain

T/had light body, strong carbonation.

D: avg beer taste, nothing special. tasted much better ice cold, but again nothing special

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Photo of biggmike
2.93/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this before I became a beer connisseur and thought this wasn't bad. Had it again recently and I can't say that I was impressed. Better than most Mexican-brewed beer which is usually similar to a US-macro. More hops evident than in the usual standard Mexican fare. Pretty smooth and drinkable, but no real distinguishable characteristic. Not offensive.

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Photo of jeffjeff1
2.92/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I had this at a new mexican restaurant.

Appearance- light gold color, no head

Smell- some malt, lime

Taste- little malt, mostly lime, not much flavor

Mouthfeel- light bodied, no carbonation

Drinkability- It's ok when drinking it while eating mexican food but it's not really my type of beer.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.92/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright gold color with a very thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of bready malts, spices, caramel and a little bit of hops.

T: The taste is starts out with some spice & lemon along with a hearty malt character. Then a mild but complimentary hops presence comes in to provide a little balance. The after-taste is bready and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth with a little crispness, medium body, medium carbonation, clean and dry finish.

D: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, decent representation of style, I could drink a few of these but I think it would be better with food and there are better beers in the style.

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Photo of Floydster
2.92/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle at La Paz Mexican Restaraunt in El Segundo

Poured a light brown color into a cold glass

No head and the smell was average for a lager

Nice crisp taste to go along with my enchilada plate

Could drink a lot of these if scarfing down some rice and beans along with it

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Photo of Dogbrick
2.9/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Not nearly as bad as I was expecting. As far as the Mexican beers I have tried so far, it is not quite as good as Negro Modelo, but is mucho better than Corona, Tecate, etc. Light malt flavor. Aroma is hard to comment on because all I could smell was the lime. All in all I would probably try this again as it went with my enchiladas fairly well.

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Photo of tgbljb
2.88/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured a pale yellow color with slight white head that fell to a very slight white ring. Smell is very light and almost non-existent. Tsste is very light with a slight hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is very light and not much to describe. Easy to drink, but not much else.

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Photo of biboergosum
2.87/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle at Jalepenos on downtown Sandpoint .

This beer pours a clear, medium golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and yet somewhat creamy bone-white head, which leaves some spotty o Ean

It smells of semi-sweet corn grits and cereals, mild acetone esters, a further breadiness, and a faint earthy earthy bitterness. The taste is grainy pale malt, astringent corn mass, a small chemical plant effluent edginess, and pithy earthy dead leafy hops.

The carbonation is pretty innocuous, barely a wan frothiness presiding, the body mealy middleweight, and plainly smooth, the inherent corniness coming through the rye (figuratively, of course). It finishes off-dry, the gritty corn keeping it's hold on the whole deal.

Not really all that bad, especially on a finally cooled down 100 degree day - not that this is really indicative of the style listed here. Sort of a one and done for me, as my steak looks like a way better option than another one of these.

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Photo of DESTRO
2.86/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a respectable gold with a fizzy white head that diminishes almost immediatly. smells grainy, a bit of citrus, a little skunky. taste? pretty simple...clean, touch of corn, light bitterness matched with a light sweetness. pretty bland but not bad. decent mouthfeel, a bit thin, but when matched with the simple flavor it is refreshing. i imagine it would be good with spicey food or as a football beer. its alright in my book.

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Photo of Westsidethreat
2.86/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a dull, light straw colored brew with crisp lines. Head is really nice; full, creamy, fluffy and snow white.

S: Dry grass, white grapes with really dry biscuits

T: Begins dry and somewhat grainy. Some vegetable sweetness comes in next including pees, corn and potato. Oily mineral taste is present as well, that trademark "Mexican" taste that accompanies most south of the border beers. There's a slight sour twang that resembles lime which would probably blossum if an actual lime wedge was added. Finishes metallic and dry. Now I'll add the lime and what a difference it makes...really cuts through the oily mineral taste.

M: Thin and hard with a touch of carbo sting.

D: Not my favorite Mexican lager but not bad. The lime helped.

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Photo of Frozensoul327
2.85/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Interesting beer from Mexico. Mildly bitter after taste with overtones of roasted hops and barley, and just a touch of oats flavor. Medium to high carbonation, with a medium white head. I would choose this over many other Mexican brews, for which i think this is probably the best beer Mexico has sent across the boarder.

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Photo of Holland
2.85/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Looks thin, pale yellow with a weird almost electric tint, and little head.

Smells bread like with lots of skunky smells coming immediately out when I opened the bottle.

Tastes better than the smell indicates. Bread like, a bit malty, with little sweetness or bitterness.

Feels thicker than I thought it would.

Really a drinkable beer and I'm glad to have had it, but it's nothing to seek out.

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Photo of BeerAngel
2.85/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours an extremely clear pale yellow. So pale it resembles white wine. The 1 1/2 finger head dissipates very quickly. The smell as well as the taste is that of a very faint sweetness. It finishes almost in a disappointing way....leaves you high and dry "so to speak". The mouthfeel is barely more refined than water. I feel like I could drink alot of these, but could a stand repeated "high and dry" episodes is the big question. It went okay with the food, but the food outdid the beer. Think I'll try the Dos XX next. Salud!

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Photo of illidurit
2.83/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Typical pale straw gold color with a fizzy white head. Aroma is faint grains and corn. Flavor is actually not too bad. Grainy, low on the awful corn syrup flavor that most pale lagers have, might even be a touch of hops with a light fruity note. Thin and refreshing, definitely the best choice if you're at a taqueria.

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Photo of BeardedBoffin
2.83/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The palest of gold colors did this beer emit. The head was was white and pillowy. The aroma was very light exuding mostly malty notes with some "off" signals. On the palate, this particular ice-cold specimen, had little to offer. A bland malty profile finished off by an even blander hop offering. I didn't not find any of the flavors to be off-putting, but I felt that it was watered-down.

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Photo of oelergud
2.82/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Short stubby brown 12oz glass bottle. Gold neck foil and a slim label in brown, gold and yellow.
Clear straw golden body with low carbonation. White tiny to small bubbled head, low retention and lace.
The smell is bready and lagerish with pale malts and abit of hops.
Slightly peppered grain flavor, not much else going on.
Very light body and a dry finish.
Boring and bland, low drinkability.

-Oelergud

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Photo of taez555
2.8/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

This beer poured a crystal clear golden body with a small white head.

The nose was a very soft mix of corn, rice, rather floral and hints of skunk.

The taste was light bodied with a rice or corn taste and slightly skunked malt. Very highly carbonated. Some Vienna and mild biscuit malt taste. The big surprise about this beer is the big hop bitterness and floral hop taste. Unlike most macros even some other big hoppy Mexicans this one is really pretty hoppy (as far as the style goes)

Much better than you standard Mexican lager. Not quite as bland as corona but still not much too it. I wouldn’t hesitate having this one again if I were in a Mexican mood.

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Photo of coasterfreak75
2.78/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The pour was a light yellow with a one finger head that quickly dissapated and left a light white lace on top.

The smell was very undefined. As the beer warmed a light lager skunk showed it's head. Somewhere in the rear of the nose was a sweet fruit accent.

The drink started with a quick hit of malt sweetness followed by a hint of carbonation. The finish was a very faint hint of fruit. Once again the taste followed with the smell, quite undefined.

The overall feel of this one was very American macro crap to me. I just didn't care for it at all. Even though it was refreshing, if I wanted refreshing I'd buy Aquafina not beer. The water is cheaper!

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Photo of Toddv29424
2.77/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a golden color that is akin to urine with no darkness or haze to it. The smell is unfortunately the same, with just a hint of wheat behind it. The taste is very light, much like an American macro-lager. A bit of carbonation as well keeps this beer from lingering on the tongue too long, but still is not able to get the taste down in enough time. I imagine the only reason you’d drink this beer is if you were in Mexico and you wanted some local flavor, but its definitely not something you’d seek out otherwise.

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Photo of BCMan
2.77/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I don't know what it is about Mexico that they think they make a descent beer. This beer poured out very light in color. It didn't produce much of a head which is not what I would expect from a lager. Unfortunatly, the flavor of this beer was as unimpressive as its coloring. I've read that when eating spicy foods, you should drink beer that has a high ABV because the alcohol is what cuts the heat. The article also said that water won't rescue you from the fire. I've never been to Mexico but you know what they say, "Don't drink the Bohemia, I mean, water".

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Bohemia from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
3.44 out of 5 based on 1,046 ratings.
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