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 cvstrickland
4.02/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12-ounce stubby --short, brown, and handsome in gold foil and trim-- poured into a weizen glass yields a pale straw-yellow colored body capped with a finger of white foam that shrivels on down leaving scattered lacing.

Smells malty with spicy, herbal hops.

Taste is lightly malty-sweet and a little spicy with herbal, grassy hops and a nice bitter finish. Tiny lingering syrupy sweetness, otherwise nice and clean, crisp and refreshing, with drinkability unequaled by anything else I've enjoyed from south of the border.

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Photo of OttoPeeWee
4.02/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I went to our favorite Mexican restaurants last night and I felt like a beer instead of the usual margarita, so I got one of these.

I was very suprised! I thought I was basically ordering one step up from a Corona. I was wrong. This is the real deal. The smell is wonderful and ranks right up there with hacker pschorr or a good tripel beer. It has sort of a sweet vanilla smell. Top quality ingredients for sure. Perfect for Mexican dishes, but I just bought a 12 pack for $14 and I can't think of a better beer for the price to drink with any type of food.

It is crisp on the pallet and the head is thin like most lagers.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.02/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pilsner glass. Nice pillowy half-inch head. Champagne look to it with a slightly golden-yellow hue.

Mildly spicy, hoppy aroma. Fresh, earthy and grainy. Very true to the classic pilsner characteristics.

I don't know if it's something with Mexican beverages in general but, like the other heavily German-influenced Mexican beers I've had like Negra Modelo and Dos Equis amber, and bebidos like Mexican Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Jarritos, etc., there doesn't seem to be much carbonation in this. Whereas in the other beers I've mentioned, just a little more fizz was desirable, the Bohemia was quite fine to drink this way (and I clean my glassware out properly and thoroughly, so I think I can rule out a scummy glass for affecting the head and bubbles, etc.). So easy to drink and staple-worthy.

Best Mexican beer I've had, even though it's a distinctly German-style brew. Or Vienna. Or whatever it is.

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Photo of putnam
4.02/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright gold color. Sudsy falling head. Aromas of clear grain and well-judged hops and husk. The palate features a nice balance of creamy, fine, fizzy texture, malty, medium body and, again, well-judged bitterness. Bright lemon battles with wet earth. Finishes clean and dry. Certainly the best Mexican light lager I can easily get my hands on, and in the more general Austalasian/Helles/Lager category one of the best as well.

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Photo of rwrk42
4.02/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour: A pale clear yellow with no head a bit of lacing
Smell: Very mild, a bit sweet with slight citrus undertone
Taste: Very smooth, crisp and refreshing. A citrus undertone and finishes with a slight bitterness from the hops and a peppery spice.
My favorite Mexican beer. Pleasantly surprised and I recommend for a hot day or with a nice spicy meal.

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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 jdevola
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I don't generally drink Mexican beers, and this was the first time I tried this brand and beer. I was quite surprised at how pleasant it was. This seemed like a light lager by appearance and taste, though the head was a little lacking. Consequently, the body was found to be light, yet the beer was flavorful, with a nice, almost malty, finish. The mouthfeel was similar to what one would find in most of the American large brew beers. Very drinkable and enjoyable!

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

Bohemia is a very drinkable, well balanced beer.

Pours a dark amber, with a moderate head. Has a great malty/spicey aroma.

I could taste the malt at the front end, and pleasent bitterness, and a nice crisp finish with a hint of hops. I would expect more bitterness from a Pilsner, but that is not a negative for me.

Overall an excellent beer for nice days outdoors.

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

served in a pilsner glass.

nice appearance, thick lasting white head, good carbonation. crystal clear light yellow color.

malty grainy aroma

tangy malty flavor with good balance with the hops

medium light soft mouth feel

nicely drinkable, a well made mass produced beer.

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

This is a good beer. I drank three of these watching Mexican League Soccer and eating at my local Mexican restaurant, El Toro in Springfield, OH. Fajitas are fantastic and the beer is cold, the football high level. Lot of emotion. This is a good European Lager made in Mexico. Thank Emporer Maximillian for this, he brought the Austrian and German brewers with him long ago. In the bottle there is gold top and silver top. The silver is a dark and tasty brew if you can find it. Good beer.

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

Strikes me as more of a Bohemian Pilsner than Vienna....and a good Bohemian Pilsner at that.

A-Clean and impressive looking in the glass....light golden color....good carbonation bubbles but little head or lacing.

S-Spicy and floral hops lead the way...very nice aroma....some earthiness too....a sweeter malt aroma...almost a little of the honeyed/vanilla notes iI've experienced in some Maibocks. Great aroma.

T-Spicy and floral hops mingle with the sweeter malts and make this quite tasty.

M-Medium bodied....medium firm carbonation.

D-This is a winner. An enjoyable lighter colored beer from Mexico. Would seem to pair nicely with spicy foods...not the worlds greatest Bohemian Pilsner but this is good.

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

My favorite Mexican beer, although I only had a few. Better then Dos Equis and it smashes Corona. I thought it was very crisp & it had clean finish. It went very well w/ my prime rib steak & chili.

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

After I fished the lime out of the bottleneck, I poured this into a glass.

Appearance: Pale yellow with a thin white head. So clear you could read a newspaper through it.

Smell: A little malt and fruitiness.

Taste: A little sweet pilsner malt flavor and a small but noticable fruitiness, but not from the lime. Tastes more like apple.

Mouthfeel: Nice and crisp.

Drinkability: A crisp, highly drinkable lager with just enough class to be interesting.

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

Pours a clear golden color, Smell is nice and very sweet aroma, Taste Is mostly sweet malt, Mouthfeel is good, good amount of carbonation present, Very drinkable.

According to producers of Bohemia, (Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.) this is a bohemian-style Pilsner.

Probably one of the best beers from Mexico; I invite people to try Bohemia.

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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 Domingo
3.98/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Glad to see this correctly listed as a Pilsner now.
Pours a bright golden color with a nice fluffy white head.
Smells surprisingly hoppy and clean. No off smells at all, and the grain smell is inviting.
You can taste the sweet malt up-front, but the noble hops take over in the middle (not too strong) and carry through in the finish. It's not quite as hoppy as a Pils from Germany, but it's not that far. Considering the climate they're brewing for, that's assuredly intentional. I don't really pick up some of the lager yeast flavors that I enjoy (unsweet clover honey) but that's really the only knock on it.
Goes down like water and can be a good food pairing or even just a quencher.
Skip the lime. You'd never put a lime in a Veltins or Bitrburger, right?
My favorite Mexican beer by far. If you have this and Negra Modelo available, you can pretty much skip the other common Mexican beers.

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Photo of KBrady
3.98/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

There's no better Mexican beer out there. It's hard to find, but as far as refreshing pilsener-style brews go, this is an excellent example and worth trying. Goes best with spicy food and is sessionable but doesn't shy away from giving you a kick after downing a few.
Highlight here is mouthfeel - very crisp, above-average carbonation while retaining flavor throughout. Very pleasant and almost nothing I'd rather drink on a beach.

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Photo of malty
3.98/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 12 oz. foil cap brown bottle - no freshness date.

As clear as beer gets with a pale golden hue. Bright white 1/4 in. head that has nice sticking lacework.

Whispy notes of clean (faint) hop that travel quickly through your nasal caverns.

Slight grain malt lies nicely under the clean earthy hops notes. There's a very faint mellon/pair/peach flavor going on in the background - nice. Crisp and somewhat dry - but ultimately very clean and well balanced.

Thin body with a nice dry finish. Fine carbonation that doesn't get in the way of the flavor.

Drinkability is high dur to it's non-intrusiveness. Pairs well with zippy and zesty foods.

Overall a good mass-produced Mexican lager. I'm impressed with it's solid yet gentle qualities which usually fall prey to money hungry beer giants. Nice job keeping it real.

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Photo of Jason
3.97/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle with no freshness date. Very thin white lacing though it sticky quite well.

Slightly earthy hop with a spicy back, is this dry hopped or is it hop extract. Thick sweet graininess wraps around the hops to make the aroma somewhat intriguing.

Clean palate, perfect with all spicy foods and not just Mexican. Thin maltiness holds on to a sweet graininess, hops are not there just for the bitterness. Bitterness balances very well and there is a level lingering flavour of earthy floral hop. Clean dry grainy finish.

This is my top pale Mexican beer without a doubt.

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Photo of matjack85
3.97/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I found a 6 pk of these 12oz squatty brown bottles at Springbrook Liquors in Bloomingdale, IL for $7.99. It was one of the only Mexican beers I hadn't tried yet. There was no freshness date or any information about the beer on the skinny label, but if your Spanish is any good, the web site will give you tons of information about this beer.

The beer poured a crystal clear medium gold color with a ½-finger of white head that disappears rather quickly, leaving just a thin white rim. It leaves a surprisingly good amount of lacing on the glass with each sip.

The beer gives off a pleasant mild aroma of floral hops and a bit of spiciness.

The taste is good. Sweetness is held to a minimum with floral and spicy hops providing most of the flavor. At just 23 IBU's, you'd have to agree the hops do not impart a harsh bitterness, but are there for mild flavor and nice aroma. There is also a touch of citrusy zest in here to make it even more interesting.

Light and crisp mouthfeel with better than average carbonation.

This is a good Mexican beer and a nice example of a German pilsener. I will have no trouble finishing the other 5 bottles.

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Photo of jporf911
3.97/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle, no freshness date provided.

Appearance- 3.5 out of 5. Light, transparent straw yellow that is a lot like a clear version of the foil wrapped around the neck of the bottle. The one-finger white head was disappointingly short-lived but did leave a bit of sticky lacing around the sides. Plump carbonation bubbles amble up from the bottom.

Smell- 3.5 out of 5. Don't allow this beer to warm up too much. At first, it opens up the flavors, but it ends up smelling like an old, rickety Mexican outhouse that Señora Sanchez forgot to clean for the past seventeen years; still, Bohemia smells great when it's cool. Sweet grainy malt and floral hops mingle with a bit of yeast.

Taste- 4 out of 5. Sweet, bready malt initially hits the tongue, followed by a strange but pleasant menagerie of citrus and grain. The most remarkable part of this beer is the gentle undertone of vanilla and peach. It wasn't at all what I was expecting, but it's good nonetheless. Although the usual mild hop bitterness is there, the Saaz hops also contribute a slightly corn-like taste that would go well with tortillas.

Mouthfeel- 4 out of 5. This beer is somewhat creamy but still thin overall. It's not nearly as watery as the Mexican piss-water known as Corona or its illegitimate half-brother, Sol.

Drinkability- 4 out of 5. Better than most Mexican beers out there. I definitely recommend it if you're at a local Mexican joint and want a cerveza to accompany your meal. It's full enough to have with a meal, yet light enough to drink quite a few of. Skip the Sols and Tecates and Coronas, and have a Bohemia instead.

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Photo of granger10
3.97/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this while eating at Don Pablo's. It's a little odd that this is a Mexican beer given it's name, but it didn't taste like most Mexican beers either. Meaning it was actually good! The pour left a pale bronze color with a small to medium head. Moderate lacing. The smell was a combination of sweet and spicy with the malts, hops, and yeast all working together. The taste began with a grainy flavor but I didn't get much of the huskiness I get in other Mexican beers. The hops are definitely a spicier flavor and balance out the grain malts really well. The body on this beer is thicker than most lagers and the finish is very thirst quenching. It matched my fajitas really well.

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Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
3.97/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance – A gold color, with a thin head that disappears quickly. Has a thin, runny lacing.

Smell –A sweet malty aroma with floral hops and just a light touch of lemon. It’s really nice.

Taste – Similar to the smell, with a touch more hoppiness.

Mouthfeel – Nicely carbonated, crisp, slightly creamy, and smooth.

Drinkability – A very drinkable beer; I always finish the bottle too quickly. This has become one of my favorite session beers. Definitely the best beer I’ve had from Mexico.

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Photo of RedBiddy
3.97/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I don'know if it's because I've been in Mexico for two weeks and limited to a choice between Corona, Dos Equis, or Modelo, but, this Bohemia was like Flamenco Dancers prancing about on my tongue - castanets nipping at my palate. In comparison to beer from Plzen, the Czech Republic, it is more than a respectable effort! Solid in all its attributes...a FINE pilsner! My favorite latino brew to date!

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Photo of tugdriver7
3.95/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One Mexican I hadn't tried, so I ordered one with my combo plate at the new Plazuelas restaurant in E-Burg. What a pleasant surprise. Nice pale color in the glass, with quite a bit of white foam that lasted for the first few sips. Icould tell from the pour that the mouthfeel (body, carbonation) would be better than I expected. Not much smell to speak of (though perhaps that is a good thing sometimes). Taste was, up front, malt... with a hint of floral hops. No off-tastes, no metallic or adjunct flavors to speak of; just a very nice, refreshing beer with a tiny bit of hops bitterness at the end of the swallor to keep you wanting to raise the glass. Great change of pace from the usual Mexican beers--and the food was good too. Nice all the way around.

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Bohemia from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
3.43 out of 5 based on 1,061 ratings.
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