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Bohemia Clásica | 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
cuamoc.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Bohemia Clásica Golden Pilsner

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-18-2001

BEER STATS
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#42,893
Reviews:
451
Ratings:
1,178
pDev:
17.21%
Bros Score:
3.91
 
 
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Ratings: 1,178 |  Reviews: 451
Photo of goschool
2.53/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The word on the street is that this is one of the good Mexican beers.

Appearance: The pour is straw to gold with a small white head.

Smell: The nose has soft grains and a bit of sweet malts.

Taste: Light grains and a hint of crisp saaz hops are nice, but sweet malts take what could be a semi-tolerable maco lager down a notch.

Mouthfeel: It's light-bodied and fizzy.

Drinkability: There's not much going on in this one, but what is present is a flavor that I'll be happy to pass on next time I see it.

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Photo of JohnBeerRun
2.56/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Good beer overall I tried one in a Mexican restaurant. It goes well with those dishes and has a pretty good taste. I'm more into heavy or darker beer soo this one was just ok. I would try it again if I had the chance depending on the atmosphere I'm in

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Photo of 60sFolks
2.59/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Look of a murky pilsner, golden. Not much of a smell. Taste of sheves of wheat and barley. In the mouth it is full bodied. I like craft beer best, yet this commercial from south of the border is decent.

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Photo of beeragent
2.6/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

One of the better Mexican beers, but still, nothing to rave about. Poured from a 12oz. bottle, into a pint glass. The beer poured a clear yellow, forming a thin 1 inch head, with lots of carbonation. Thin rings of lace on the glass. The aroma is slightly skunky, along with a little corn smell. The taste isnt bad, but its not really good either. Very little flavor, mostly a slight grain flavor, but mostly just like water. Light mouthfeel. Overall, not bad, but this isnt a beer I would drink more than one of.

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Photo of elmocoso
2.6/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had this at a mexican resturaunt (Suprise).

It poured a dusty? light gold. It was very carbonated and had zero head. The smell was of alcohol and adjuncts. Slight maltyness.

Mouthfeel and taste average. Pretty average beer. Just once I'd like a mexican beer to blow me away.

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Photo of Buggies
2.62/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I'll admit it. I pretty much bought this only because the bottle looked cool. Anyway...

Pours a golden yellow. Slightly hazy for a lager. No head at all. Aromas of caramel and grain. Slight fruity notes too.

Doesn't taste too good. Tastes slightly sweet with a little bit of citrus. Also sort of a harsh grainy taste too. Has a sort of lingering bitterness that coats the entire mouth almost giving it a bad aftertaste of sorts.

Overall, I think I will just pass on this and have kool-aid or something.

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Photo of rorjets
2.63/5  rDev -22%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BretSikkink
2.63/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pale golden color with some darker rings. Lacing is scant, pale white, and short lived. Nothing special.

The aroma is like seltzer water with a hint of pale grains and DMS. Faint beeriness. The flavor is similarly weak. Carbonation is prominent in the flavor, unfortunately. Body is too fizzy and also very light.

Nothing special, this does not stand out from a crowded pack. Pass.

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Photo of pkalix
2.64/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of trackstar1043
2.65/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours a bright unclouded golden yellow with a fizzy white head that left no lacing.

S - Sweet smell of light malts, carmel and straw.

T - Not at all like, very mild flavors of straw, with a bitter and grainy aftertaste.

M - Light and fizzy.

D - Goes fine with most Mex food but not my first choice.

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Photo of Marraybay
2.66/5  rDev -21.1%
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 Billolick
2.68/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ouncer sampled, no freshness dating observed. Pours very light straw, slight chill haze, slight white head, leaving just a tad of lacing. Just a few lazy bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Nose is corn/rice like. Just a typical macro lager going on here, lawn mower brew, or ice cold with some spicy mexican food. Besides that, pass this one by.

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Photo of MarkoNm
2.68/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear, golden color with about two fingers of white foamy head that quickly settles down.
The basic malty and grainy aroma is easily picked up by the nose.
The taste follows the nose. Initially sweet, followed by a balanced body, finishing with a little bitterness.
Nice and drinkable, but nothing special.

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Photo of beerwolf77
2.68/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had a Mexican themed evening with friends and decided this would compliment the food nicely.

Poured into my pint glass the beer is crystal clear yellow. About a finger of stark white head fades rather quick and leaves no lace.

The aroma is fairly muted. What I can pick up is the usual corn tortillas smell. Which I can assume is from the saaz hops. Hints of sweet malt and light breadiness.

The flavor is about the same as the nose. Faint corn and malt. A bit of skunky tartness in the finish.

Thin body with a good dose of carbonation.

Overall it washed down the spicy mexican cuisine fairly good and it was hot and humid so it was a nice thirst quencher. So technically it did it's job.

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Photo of CBrodbeck
2.68/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of beerguy101
2.68/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Lt gold color. WIth a foamy medium head. Aroma is sweet . A Light taste lager.It's slightly hoppy. Crisp taste. Full and smooth. Mouthfeel. Finish is crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. A typical Mexican/South American Lager. Lighter tasting beer, not a lot of flavor, but it is light and refreshing.

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Photo of homebrew311
2.71/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Ordered this from a Mexican restaurant, I was hoping for the German pilsener version, but instead was served the clasica.

A: pale straw, fizzy, some head retention

S: stale cereal grains, corn, a hint of sweetness

T: starts with a tinge of sweetness, big grainy bread profile, considerable amount of flavor for an adjunct lager, decent balance

Mf: light body, high carb

O: better than most of what BMC offers, but only by a slim margin

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Photo of GarbageMan10
2.71/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of PBRstreetgang
2.72/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Pours clear pale yellow, with a bubbly white head. Two fingers slowly become a ring of foam that doesn't leave much lacing. You can smell the sweet malt and noble hop after the pour, but aroma becomes bland once the beer has settled. The pale, toasted malt flavor seems more influenced by Pilsner and Munich malts than Vienna. The hops are unbalanced enough to leave traces of skunk in the aftertaste. It's surprising that a Mexican style Vienna would appear more like the original german. Light in body and carbonation, it is fairly drinkable, but lacks the residual sweetness and roasted flavor key to the Vienna style.

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Photo of KYGunner
2.73/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured a darker shade of straw with plenty of carbonation pushing through the body. The head mounted quickly and tall and ebbed away every bit as quick.

The aroma is for the most part nothing. I struggled to find any real odor and when I did it was far from the typical adjunct as it was more grainy.

The flavor followed the grain notes as it trended towards barley malt. The flavor and feel is very crisp, very light with a watery follow through.

The packaging is superb, with the foiled top and Clasica name but when it came right down to it it resembles nearly all other Mexican beers.

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Photo of wesclaypool
2.73/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a - Pours a pale, light yellow color, very clear with not much carbonation. Pretty substantial head, but fades real quick to nothing.

s - Not much going on, thin, alcohol smell.

t - Tastes alright, but nothing really distinctive. Has some corn tastes alongside that alcohol, lager taste.

m - Light bodied with some crispiness.

d - Went well with Mexican food, and I prefer it to something like Corona, but not something I would go for at the store.

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Photo of doremite
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of JMS1512
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of JamesStreet
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of InsaneBeerLover
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Bohemia Clásica from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 1,178 ratings
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