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

1,067 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 cbleary
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed out of a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

This is one of the better Mexican lagers out there. It poured lighter than one would expect from the style, but it was a slightly darker shade of straw than most macro lagers. It had a pretty typical "beer" smell, that is to say some malt, adjunct, and a touch of skunk, but it was pleasing. The taste was surprising. While there were corn adjuncts floating around in the background, it had a pleasing light malt taste, with a very mild, but actually present hop profile. It went down easy and I was ready for another. This might now be my go to Mexican beer.

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Photo of cmoore32
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of surfmeister
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: golden, clear, sturdy 2 finger head head with great staying power and lacing
Smell: great blast of malt with spicy hops, strongest part of beer
Taste/Mouthfeel: this is where it stumbled a bit, the taste was a faint version of the smell, thus a bit disappointing, mouthfeel was a trace "watery" not full and foamy
Drinkability: all around a fine pilsner, actually very close to greatness had it tasted like it smelled!

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Photo of bob3701
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint. Pours a clear pale golden color with a short white big bubbled head that quickly goes into a thin ring with no lacing. Very grainy aroma with a bit of hops too. Tangy flavor up front and a sweetish finish. This so far is my favorite Mexican beer in this style. Very drinkable and a good session beer.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ok bought in the 12 oz memorably shaped brown bottle..nice simple label.
Average looking good lager colour..light golden with a nice sized head..thats persistent.
Actually quite a good aroma to this for a mexican beer..very hoppy with nice malt.
This is a good lager beer for sure..some traits reminicent of a Czech pilsner..with a ltlle more sweet malts..very nice hopping.
Pretty nice fel on the palate.
A very nice and drinkable lager from Mexico..i would have this again.

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Photo of Foam
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

The best of the mass-produced Mexican beers, for sure ... a vienna? lager/ pilsener in style (lots of Germans migrated to Mexico, back in the days... thus , the blonde haired/blue-eyed Mexican folks ...)
A nice elegance? / soul that is usually missing from other cheapy macro-swill brews ... A decent smooth body and finish that doesn't assault your taste buds or sensibility as much as uber-hopped west coast style ales will do . (aint nobody got time for that...)
Ideal for basic Mexican cuisine (or any spicy food) .
has recently (2015) become my go-to 'cheap' beer when I don't want to spend more than $25/case . hits all the right notes in my mouth and won't crunkify you too much even if you have a couple too many ... ( can you say session beer ? )

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Photo of mickeymac
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is my favorite Mexican beer. When we first started road-tripping to Mexico as youngsters, we drank Corona because it was everywhere. Once I discovered Bohemia, I never went back. It tastes great icy cold on the beach or with carne asada for dinner.

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Photo of alexgash
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Medium yellow straw; clean, with a finger of dense, off-white head. Smells of lightly toasted, sweetbread malts, with a dose of spicy, almost citrusy hop backing. Not bad. Bubbly, acidic and bitter up front. Turns mid-palate toward lightly sweetened, grainy malt. Finish is dry and bitter with a hint of clean malt. Light to medium bodied, with a crisp, refreshing feel. Surprisingly good.

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Photo of thirtysixbelow
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - golden yellow color with very little head. Carbonation looks nice.

S - very earthy and sweet, almost fruity. Definitely lots of grain.

T - very sweet taste as well with that light fruitiness coming through. Powerful bready taste. A slight hop kick at the end to help with balance. The finish is slightly dry.

M - surprisingly smooth for as light as it is. Carbonation isn't quite as powerful as it looked upon initial pour.

D - this was a very enjoyable beer. It's drinkable yet complex enough to make you pay attention as you drink it. the faint sweetness tempts you to figure out what you are tasting. You can also just relax and put a few away because it's light and smooth. Another example of not judging a book by it's cover.

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Photo of SargeC
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pale, clear gold brew with a semi-solid white head.

Smell: Nice touch of hops, very clean.

Taste: Light citrus, subdued hop flavor with mild malt undertones. Crisp.

Mouthfeel: Light body. Slightly acidic.

Drinkablity: Very tasty. Interesting balance between hops and malt results in a very refreshing beer.

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Photo of craytonic
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Bright straw golden; minimal head and lacing

Smell: Light, sweet, citrus

Taste: Light, sweet, citrus

Mouthfeel: Good, is not medium or full but appropriate for what it is.

Drinkability: Great with mexican food; although I prefer Dos Equis Amber

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Photo of Brandon632
3.59/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhilsPils
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Most all Mexican beers taste very similar to me...except this one. This beer actually has some floral hops aroma and taste. Very cleanly brewed with no glaring defects. Always my choice in Mexican restaurants with limited beer lists, although I only remember buying it at a store once. First time to taste this beer was 1966 at the brewery in Monterrey. Couldn't understand why they would make Tecate if they were capable of making a beer like Bohemia. Bohemia sold at a higher "premium beer" price in those days...don't know about today. If you haven't tried it, compare it to other Mexican beers you drink and you might be pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of BanditoJunkie
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of caribou43
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When I was travelling in Mexico, it was one my favourite beer, regarding the macrobrewery. Of course, it is a clasical one, but it is find. The Body is typical: yellow and Gold, average carbonation and well balanced between malt and hop, the taste is really pleasant at the mouth. This beer is perfect with a tlayuda de Oaxaca.

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Photo of Rayek
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this out of bottle at 3 Margaritas in Louisville, CO.

A: Brilliant gold color. Head is small and soapy, but leaves a heavy lace down the glass.

S: somewhat floral and citrusy with a pronounced biscuit quality. Least impressive part for me.

T: Husky dry malt flavor hits initially. It's followed quickly by a spicy coriander and cumin hop bitterness that was more pronounced than I was expecting. Bitterness lingers for a bit, but the beer finishes pretty clean overall. Very good stuff.

M: Light body with the right amount of fizz.

D: Perfect with spicy food. I will order this one again. Hopefully I'll be able to track it down on tap.

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Photo of Tommygunn
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MFMB
3.57/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A good Pilsner. Light golden in color, pristine appearance. A little sulfur in the nose nothing overwhelming. A nice crisp taste. Grains, grass etc. lite bitter bite at the end. Above average mouthfeel, feels more along the line of something craft rather than macro. Over a good beer.

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Photo of depechemode1983
3.57/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours with a clear golden straw color and a thin white head that vanishes quickly after the pour. There is no lacing happening at all. Smell is good. Lots of earth tones Picking up floral hops and grainy malts smells a little bit bitter. Reminds me up apple juice. Maybe semi sweet white wine and club soda considering the high carbonation. Although in between these flavors there's floral earthy notes. It goes from sweet to earthy and then finishes a bitter clean and dry. This is quite drinkable. The flavors are balanced well. No flavor is too overpowering. ABV is low. This is a good session for me. This is one of my go to beers when there isnt anything better. Every now and then ill pick up a six pack if i dont feel like going out of my way to my local beer store.

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Photo of budgood1
3.57/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

slightly hazy golden hue with a thin head. foam dies quickly and doesn't leave any lace. earthy hops in the nose, and a medium body and fairly full mouthfeel. tastes great with some actual hop assertiveness. solid and unspectacular. too bad american mass producers can't come up with something similar to this pilsener, it would kick the crap out of our current options for quality lager.

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Photo of MNJR
3.57/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden color, nice head after the pour with thin retention. The smell is fresh, clean, fruit, vanilla. The flavor is good, solid, and refreshing. The mouthfeel is smooth and the carbonation is thin but has the right amount of sharpness. I get vanilla and clean light fruit flavors, and it is true its German heritage. But for all it's strengths, it lacks something vital in the aftertaste department. Yup, that's it: the problem is a bit of papery flavor and a slightly chalky, dry aftertaste. It's like they added some stale hops to an otherwise great beer. It tastes good, but then lets you down a bit in the end. Good beer, not great beer.

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Photo of seand
3.57/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear straw color with a small amount of white head. Most of it disappears right away, leaving just a bit around the rim of the glass, just enough to leave a few spots of lacing.

S: Sweet and grainy, with a slightly fruity malt note.

T: Lightly sweet, some grain; kind of nondescript, really, but pleasant.

M: Medium to light body, medium carbonation.

Overall it's a decent, highly drinkable, but not really exceptional beer.

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Photo of Spikester
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured amber with a one finger white head. Some lacings.
Aroma is mildly floral some malt scents.
Taste is mildly sweet rich malts with a fair amount of hop bitterness for the style.
Mouthfeel was good but I thought there was a bit of soapiness that was slightly off putting.
Drinkability is quite good.

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Photo of Tone
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, pale yellow. No head, no retention, and no lacing. Smells of a clean lager without the strong adjunct aroma. At this point I became intrigued. Doesn't really seem to fit the style with the lack of hops or head, but it does have the slightly fruity aroma. It's crisp and smooth with low carbonation. Tastes of a clean lager without the strong adjunct association. Some of the flavor is masked by the fruitiness. Overall, very drinkable despite the initial appearance. Worth a try.

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Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bohemia from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
3.43 out of 5 based on 1,067 ratings.
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