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

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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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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bought 12oz from Liquor Collection
Goldem color
Light mouth feel
Medium carbonation
Lihg tmalt taste
Overall an ok beer. I would rate it on the level of Budweiser

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Photo of DAlba97
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

As far as looks and smell, nothing stands out about this brew but the moment you take that first sip you know you scored one! Flavor unmatched in the pilsner category! Great brew.

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Photo of burnerfinger
3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

bought well really my WIFE bought it (she's from Mexico)

A macro style - pale yello

S sk=lightly metallic graininess

T bland with a bit of a bite

M standard

D guzzle or pour them out. your choice. I stand UNimpressed

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tumbler glass.

*There are two entries in the BA database: Bohemia, and Bohemia Clasica. My bottle label says Bohemia Classic and has 4.7% ABV. The entry for Bohemia Classic in the database has the correct ABV but says it's an American Adjunct Lager. BUT the other entry just listed as Bohemia has the ABV as 5.3%. In other words, the exact bottle of beer I'm reviewing does not match either description on Beer Advocate. That's a shame.

I'm reviewing this beer as Bohemia Classic, a Golden Pilsner with 4.7% ABV. Perhaps I should start a third entry. Just Kidding.

Look: A very slight blurriness in the golden body much as a Pilsener should look; A white head that recedes to pretty much nothing with absolutely no lacing.

Aroma: Sweet with malts, slightly toasted grains, and the faintest of lemongrass in the background.

Taste: A dry semi-citric grassiness comes through -- just enough to indeed remind you that this is brewed in the Pilsener style. Otherwise a good layer of malt sweetness carries the taste with a balance of semi-bitter hops in the very end.

Mouthfeel: Light and dry.

Overall: Despite all of the confusion on labeling, style, and ABV this is a pretty decent clean-tasting pilsener at the price point.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.67/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Moderate Pils malt aroma with some noble hops.

A: Super clear, golden color with a thin amount of head and not much retention.

T: Crisp and slightly bitter with a medium-dry finish. Moderately low maltiness, pretty crisp with moderate hop bitterness.

M: Light bodied with moderately high carbonation.

O: For a macro this beer is actually pretty solid. Somewhere between a Viennese lager and a German Pilsner. The beer’s appearance is a bit darker than most Pilsners and is reminiscent of a Viennese Lager. However, the flavor and mouthfeel is more suggestive of a Pilsner

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Photo of plumeria
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is my go-to beer when there is no time to shop or it is 100 degrees outside. It has a nice gold color, good foam and lots of nice bubbles. It is very balanced, clean and crisp and goes really well with food. The best Mexican beer I have had and in my overall top ten for an everyday beer.

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Photo of Tom_Banjo
3.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Two 12 ounce bottles consumed with a dinner of fish tacos at Manuel's in downtown Austin while on a business trip. Clean, light and balanced with a bit of a floral quality that I found enjoyable. An easy beer to drink and it paired nicely with my meal. Head and shoulders above every other Mexican beer I've had to date.

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Photo of FLima
3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This was my regular go-to beer while I lived in Mexico, at that time it tasted great. Taking the opportunity to revisit this back in its country.
Yellow golden color with a thin head with short retention.
Good aroma for style with nice honey and bread notes.
Flavor with notes of herbal hops, grainy malt, honey, mild floral and some lemon drops. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Light towards medium body with proper carbonation.
Very decent for a mass lager, balanced with easily perceived hops to my surprise. Maybe that is why 15 years ago I perceived this to be a bitter one, that before the craft beer world. No thrills, but it is refreshing and pleasant without being dull.

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Photo of Myotus
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle (best by date 19Sep15) into a pilsner glass.
LOOK: Pours with a finger's worth of white foam that halves itself after a minute and a half. Gold in color. There is a plethora of ascending bubbles. Lacing is thin, but moderate.
SMELL: Mild aromas of grass and sweet bready pilsner malts first enter my olfactory receptors. These malt aromas are incredibly well balanced by mild bitter hops and slightly less mild spicy hops.
TASTE: Initial taste is mild grass and sweet bread flavors that combine with milder bitter hop flavors. All flavors persist as mild spicy hop flavors enter immediately after. This is incredibly well balanced as the smell told me.
FEEL: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. This goes down smooth and finishes crisp.
NOTE: As noted twice, this was brilliantly balanced between hops and malts. I know people always compare this to other brews from Mexico, but they really shouldn't. This is not an American Adjunct Lager and shouldn't be compared to Corona or Dos Equis.

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Photo of James_Michaud91
3.31/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light bodied, crisp and refreshing. Slightly darker straw color to it with a little more malt presence than others in the style. Everything you expect, and nothing you don't. One of the stronger contenders in the mexican beer world in my opinion.

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Photo of biboergosum
2.87/5  rDev -16.3%
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 donspublic
3.47/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not many Mexican restaurants in Houston actually carry this beer. Was at one tonite and decided to go back 25 years when this used to be my regular on trips below the border. Come to think of it, this is the only beer my gin guzzling dad ever liked, so there that is something. Poured clear into a frosted beer mug. Very little head, sucked all the ice off of the sides and bottom of the glass and formed an upside down ice mountain in my glass. This brought me back to the days when my favorite mexican restaurant used to store their mugs so cold this was an every day occurrence. Crisp tasting, faint everything, this is a great beer to relieve your palate from over IPA indulgence. Seriously though, didn't really think about reviewing this beer while drinking it, but it brought back a lot of memories. Great beer to have with food, that is it's strong point. Having a party, break this out for the food, no one will be mad

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours brilliant golden straw with a 1” rapidly dissipating white foam collar. Leaves splotchy lace.
S: Light grains, no appreciable hop, faint bread crust.
T: Fairly dry, some light malt flavor, faint fruit.
F: Crisp, highly carbonated, light.
O: Very easy to drink but not a lot that stands out.

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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 ColdWaffles
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Review more in terms of a 'cerveza' versus the listed style.

This is a nice golden color with an appropriate biscuity scent. Not much of a head to speak of, generally looks the part. A seemingly unimpressive lager.

Actually fairly flavorful, it's like a nice in-between of a German Pils and a generic American Lager, and oddly, I mean that as a compliment. It's American character adds to the drinkablity. Deserving of the foil on the bottle, I could see this as a solid 'table beer' (compared to table wine) or a nice classy beach tag-along.

I'll buy this again for sure, and definitely my go-in Mexican restaurants, no lime this time, probably no lime ever.

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Photo of Brewbrowser
4.59/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is by far the most excellent Mexican lager made. This beer pairs wonderfully with any meaty food, a huge flavor enhancer. Very easy to drink, as others have said, it goes down very smoothly. Bohemia seems to have a lot more flavor and body than other pilsners I've tried.

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Photo of CraigP83
3.98/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This cans is a bottle with a lime shoved in it so I couldn't tell appearance and smell. Taste was really smooth non hippy plunder, well balanced. I really liked it

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Photo of Marraybay
2.66/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Could almost see this as being akin to the status quo water glass at dinner. I.e. if you drink it fine, if not, no big deal; Could in fact even see having something else as the "primary" drink, with this being a secondary thing.

A lot of the beers I enjoy, I almost consider to be more of a food component to the meal vs. that of a beverage, if that makes sense, This is the other way around. Very unassuming, very neutral. Would go pretty well with just about anything and not get in the way. Could I see myself sitting down with one of these in my favorite glass and sipping? Do I see this as being a meal enhancement? No chance. But I could see drinking a bit of this with crabs, pizza, shrimp, chinese, a burger, after working in the yard, etc, etc. Probably defines the term session, although I can't imagine drinking any real number of these.

Pours a clear very pale straw color; Not much head to speak off. No lacing. Fairly bubbly. I may have picked-up on a touch of skunk in the nose as well as some grass. Not much in the way of body or mouth feel to it. Some have said it's not watery; I would tend to disagree and say that it's in fact very watery. Almost reminded me a little of my GrandDad's 'PBR' circa 75', although a tad weaker.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mostly clear, flecky gold with orange hues and quickly thinning white head. Aromas of malted grain, crackers, and faint esters and/or hops. First grainy, then sweet, and finally just barely bitter to the taste. Medium-bodied and well-carbonated, leading to refreshing, smooth, bubbly swallow. One of my favorite Mexican beers. Also one of my favorite Pils/Pale/Premium imports, some of the others tending to skunk too easily.

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Photo of MichaelProcton
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Upgraded to a full review 3/18/16. Poured from a brown bottle. Pretty dark but clear gold pour with limited head despite plenty of active small bubbles. Smell is nicely malty and concentrated. Taste very malty and sweet, though not unpleasant in any way.

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Photo of Gatch
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%
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 ordybill
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a nice malt and floral essence.
Appearance- The beer is gold colored with a small white head.
Taste- Has a decent malt and hop mix flavor.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with light carbonation has a slightly oily texture and has a nice aftertaste.
Overall- A pretty enjoyable brew, great with food.

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Photo of seabeetastetest
3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
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 Mike_Aguirre
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%
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 utopiajane
3.7/5  rDev +7.9%

Pours golden with good clarity and lots of shine. Fat head of off white foam that lasts well but does not leave lace. Nose is a perfect clean grain scent with a shy bit of sweetness. No esters from yeast and no hop scents on the nose. Smells like bread from the bakery. Admirable. Taste is good. Creamy body with a slight carbonation. Deep but not rich grain and some a faint sweetness. The beer finishes clean crisp and with a bit of lemon. Very very good. Drinks so easily. Too easily.

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Bohemia from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
3.43 out of 5 based on 1,063 ratings.
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