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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-18-2001

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Reviews: 416 | Ratings: 1,047
Photo of dsa7783
3.32/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Single, twelve-ounce bottle copped from Total Wine and More in West Orange for $1.49...
Pours a dark, golden-colored hue with slight carbonation and a very minimal head that left no lacing at all...
Malty, caramel aroma... Modest and unassertive...
Corn, malts, and thick grains present in the flavor, which was light-bodied, clean, crisp, and refreshing...
Loose, watered-down mouthfeel with an overall good level of drinkability...
Not bad...

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
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 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 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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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 kbnooshay
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured an insanely clear straw golden color with a foamy light head that hung around for a minute or 2. The aroma is clean and malty, lightly fruity with a hint of hops. The taste is so much cleaner than I would have expected from a shitty mexican brewery. The hops don't play a big part here but from what you can taste its nice. The graininess and malty sweetness dominates. There is a corny hint to it which bothers me a tad. Decent bitterness. Light in the feel but not too bad. If i were eating mexican food and had to have a mexican beer it would certainly be this. I would do a few of this but the grain and corny sweetness might get obnoxious.

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Photo of Jedimaster1
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a stein at the Fandango restaurant in Old Town, San Diego.

A: Golden brew with carbonation rising up. No noticeable head however. Would have been nice.

S: Not much to relate here. Little bit of hops and malt.

T: Wow, this was a welcome surprise! Plenty of hops in the taste, well for a lager, and a nice sweet bready malt taste.

M: Nice, smooth, and balanced between hops and malt. Little thin though, as compared to Sam Adams Boston Lager.

D: Now this is a great brew to have at any Mexican restaurant or just at a nice summer barbecue. Would definitely recommend having a sixer on hand for just an occasion.

Conclusion: While I was at dinner in Old Town, I wanted to taste something new. I had never heard of this brew when I saw it on the menu, I had to see if it was any good -- most major Mexican brewers have disappointed. But this one blew my socks off. It was actually good and worth the price of admission. It was so good that even the wife like it and recommended I pick up some at a later date. Nice brew. Definitely recommended!

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Photo of ckeegan04
3.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Golden yellow with thin white head. No retention and no lacing.

S - Weak aroma of fresh grains and some earthy hoppiness.

T - Clean taste of fresh grain with a surprising kick of hops. A darn good tasting beer.

M/D - Light bodied and very crisp. A very refreshing beer and very drinkable.

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Photo of orangemoustache
3.93/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-pours a straw yellow/golden with lots of cascading carbonation that builds a soft white fingers worth of fluff,some lacing as well

S-sweet bread and earthy with hops sticking out like a sore thumb

T-grainy and flavorful with grassy hops and a twist of citrus

M-strong presence on the tounge,light to medium body with carbonation that lasts and brings the hoppy bitterness to a dry soft finish

D-this was a nice suprise,I will be having this again soon,paired with fajitas these would go down easier than a ten dollar w#@*e

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Photo of BigRedN
3.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My choice of beer for 2008 Cinco de Mayo.

Appearance: Poured from the unique shaped 12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. The beer is a perfectly clear gold color. My pour produced a rather thin head about 1/2 an inch in height. Head quickly faded to nothing, leaves no lace behind. I hate to say it but, very macro-like.

Smell: A lightly floral scent, with some graininess to it that has just a jint of malt.

Taste: Some grainy malt, a touch of some sort of spiciness to this with a lightly bitter finish. More taste than the appearance would suggest, and certainly more flavorful than the typical Mexican lager offerings.

Mouthfeel: Light in body, well carbonated, lively on the tongue. Finishes crisp and clean.

Drinkability: An easy drinking beer. I could session with this. Had one previous to review with with some lightly spicy Mexican food, it paired nicely with it. If I have to have a Mexican beer, this one (while not my first or second choice) would do in a pinch. Seems macro lagerish, but is just a step above. Yet, its not quite a full on Vienna Lager IMO. Not sure where to go with this.

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Photo of Gmann
3.14/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear straw color with a small diappointing head, also there are some unidentifiable objects floating around. The aroma is faint but does have some slight notes of maltiness. The taste is of bready malt and not much else. It's not grainy or adjuncty, just bland. The feel is light and nicely carbonated, finishes neutral. Drinkability is good, no off-putting flavors. Bland for the most part, just a hint of malt. I believe this brew has its place. It good for when you want something light and you don't need to serve it ice cold to drink it.

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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 ChainGangGuy
3.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, yellow body with a frothy, white head. Lightly effervescent.

Smell: Grassy, spicy aroma with pale malts and a slight sourness overall. Thankfully, though, no skunking present.

Taste: What tastes like pils malt with a brief, subtle sweetness. A bit soapy, a bit of grass. Spicy hop taste and light bite of bitterness. Some lingering sourness to the crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Lively carbonation.

Drinkability: When surrounded by Mexican lagers, it would be certainly be more desirable than say, a Corona Light. Surely it would go great with Combo #14, 8, and 12 at your local Mexican eatery.

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Photo of oelergud
2.82/5  rDev -17.8%
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.


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Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.95/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a SA pint glass t Senor Panchos, Prospect, Conn.

A: The liquid poured a very clean-looking golden yellow with a very small head and little to no retention. Nice carbonation and a balanced look though.

S: Smells a little sweet and grainy, like sweetened rice cakes.

T: Taste is slightly sweet, clean and smooth, with a crisp bite of carbonation and a little hop dryness in the finish. Fairly non-descript corn and grain malts, but not bad.

M: Mouthfeel is crisp, clean and carbonated.

D: The lower ABV and great mouthfeel couple with a crisp flavor to give this Mexican lager good drinkability. It's not the most outstanding or interesting, but it's reliable and a safe bet.

This is a nice beer to have with any Mexican dish, like my Sante Fe burrito, or just for drinks with some of your amigos. Negra Modelo is still superior, in my mind, but Bohemia is a good call too.

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Photo of BeerCheese
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear, bright yellow with small white head that dissipated quickly. Not much noticeable carbonation bubbling. Really no detectable aroma. A little sweet malt taste initially with a little hop finish. Very crisp and refreshing. Nice summer brew after mowing the lawn on a hot day. Light/medium carbonation and body. Very drinkable.

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Photo of donteatpoop
4.14/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured with little to no head, the beer is clear and golden. It has a straw-like scent with an underlying floral hint. Taste is refreshing, I could see drinking this more regularly in the summer.

I've had only three Mexican beers in my life. The first two were Corona and Dos Equis; Bohemia is by far the best of the three.

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Photo of Overlord
3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ah, Bohemia. The "stylish" beer to get on a spring break trip.

Pours yellow. Tastes fainly of wheat and malt. Smell is crisp and palatable. One of the better Mexican brews.

It does have the overly carbonated mouthfeel endemic to south of the border breweries, however.

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Photo of MMAJYK
3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Bright straw yellow. Totally transparent. Head is minimal and leaves fast.

S- Wheat, straw (hay) and slight hoppy smells.

T- Crisp and grassy. The same wheat and grainlike qualities as from the nose.

M- Thin and mid to high carbonation.

D- Somewhat refreshing and not too bad considering my choices at this Mexican resturaunt. Drinkability is the strongest point of this brew.

Overall- OK, I was out to eat with my g/f and I asked for a Sweetwater and they brought me a Dasini...so I was forced to stray from the Corona, Corona Light, and XX. It wasn't too bad though.

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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 beerthulhu
3.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured a clear, pale straw color with a fluffy white quickly dissipating head. Visibly there was no lacing and an aggressive amount of carbonation.

S: some buttery toffee notes, a touch of stale cereal grains, as well a slight skunkiness.

T: The flavor was very sweet, light and fruity with fresh apples, pears, light bread notes and a apple juice like palate. Upon warming there were some hay and herbal notes present. The beer finishes with a fruity sweetness, some nice buttery grain notes, and a citrusy hopping. This beer had a very interesting grain bill which made it hard for me to figure if I really liked it or not. It was sweet yet had a clean flavor and was interesting. Overall the beer had a sweet, crisp palate, interesting flavor that was unique and drank really smooth.

M: The mouthful was light and slick with some spicy hops coming through along with some fizziness from the carbonation.

D: This would make for a great beach type beer and was moderately good.

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Photo of babaracas
4.04/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear light yellow with foamy head. Little retention and spotty lacing. Smell: spicy hopping with a sweet toasted malt graininess. Taste: sweet graininess, hints of white grape juice / white nectarine. Spicy and mildly earthy hopping. Balanced. Mouthfeel: medium bodied, appropriate carbonation. Great session beer from Mexico.

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Photo of goochpunch
4.37/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours out a polished brass with little head that doesn't have very good retention. Smells of bready, crackery malts with a hint of graininess. Sweetish honey aroma. Lots of floral hops in the nose. Malt is rather light and unobtrusive in the flavor, but makes way for a bright fruitiness and loads of jasmine. Tastes almost like a mix of a helles lager and some iced jasmine tea. Just a touch of bitterness in the finish (slightly more than, say, a Coors Banquet). Mouthfeel is light and effervescent. Excellent drinkability. Refreshing and full of my favorite kind of hop presence: a floral one. Best Mexican beer I've ever had, for sure. Does not need a lime.

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Photo of jwc215
3.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours light golden yellow with a thin white head.

The smell is of soft grain with a subtle earthy spiciness. The smell is pleasant, but subdued.

The taste is of malty grain with earthy hop spicing background. Finishes a bit abruptly, but cleanly.

It just about reaches medium-bodied. The carbonation is a bit forward, but not too prickly or fizzy.

This is a pleasant surprise from Mexico. Sure beats the other Mexican beers of the same/similar style that I've had (by far). A good example of a Vienna Lager. I would say I liked it a bit more than the score reflects. A good brew to pair with Mexican (or any spicy) food, or as a "session" brew on its own.

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Photo of skeetermoses
3.83/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Overall this one and Negra modelo are my favorite beers to drink. They are very good beers, tried this one for the first time in Quero Terro Mexico, in 2002. I was at a little pub enjoying some acoustic music. This was the most expensive beer they had at a dollar fifty.

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Bohemia from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
3.43 out of 5 based on 1,047 ratings.
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