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Bohemia | 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 | website

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

BEER STATS
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414
Ratings:
1,042
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
26.45%
 
 
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Photo of bditty187
3.2/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a simple brew. All the flavors are mild, but blended well. The hops are tasty; actually there is some good spiciness, citrus, and grassiness. The malt is weak but mingles well. It has a cleansing sensation on the palate. The nose is light (clean really), and it doesn’t do the beer much justice. Super pale yellow in color, the head was white, smallish and it disappeared fast. The carbonation seems fitting.

This beer is not going to tax your tastebuds but it is a decent drink. I bet is would go good with spicy foods.

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Photo of redmosquito
3.2/5  rDev -7%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I'm rating this as a pale lager. Straw yellow in color with a good white head, I left the lime the waitress brought out. Mild malt aromas of light bread and lighter biscuit, the faintest of hop aromas. Flavor is clean and balanced yet leanng toward the bitter side. The beer is crisp and refreshing, but could do with a little more body. A good beer overall, especially on a hot summer day.

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Photo of marc77
3.2/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Typical pilsner appearance. Straw hue and perfectly clear. Lemony and floral hop nose perhaps from Tettanger. Malt notes are surpsingly absent in the aroma. Light in carbonation for a pilsner. Hop bitterness is mild and malt sweetness thus dominates. Lemon zest hop flavor followed by a hint of graininess. Nothing outstanding in flavor, but the lack of flaws and clean finish to this beer make it innocuous and drinkable. It's not a beer to savor by itself... it needs greasy food.

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Photo of Schmittymack
3.2/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

At Old Chi's on the mini tour. Pourd a yellow fizzy color (don't ALL Mexican beers do this?). No aroma that I could pick up. Taste was actually a surpirse: a little bit of malt, not overpowering sweetness, but, alas, no hop presence.
I guess after a day mowing the lawn in 90 degree heat it might suffice but I'll pass. NOT offensive but little there.

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Photo of IronLover
3.2/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a golden yellow with a light foamy head that dissipated quickly. Bready, light malty aroma, nothing noteworthy. Smooth malty feel and flavor, maybe some breaady flavors with a very faint citrusy finish. Easy to drink but certainly nothing spectacular. If you're looking for Mexican brew it's a nice change from Corona.

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Photo of Golden2wenty1
3.22/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

My mom is totally into Mexican beers - corona light being here favorite...I know, like a garlic necklace to most of you out there. A surprising step up for her.

Pours a pale, transparent corn yellow with a fizzy, white head. Nose is a little astringent with some skunked malt. Tastes like a sweet malt liquor - skunky, sugary corn, favorably less skunked than Corona. Better than I remembered it last Spring Break in Lake Havasu CIty, AZ before I became enlightened and was on a Mexican beer binge, but certainly doesn't compare well to the Sam Adams Boston Lager I had earlier in the night. Thin and bubbly mouthfeel. The best of Mexican macro lagers I've had thus far though, if that's any consolation...

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Photo of DavidST
3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a goblet, I didn't see any dates on the bottle.

This pours a clear yellow color with a white head which quickly goes away. The smell is of sweet malt and floral hops. The mouth feel is light and crisp. The taste is good there is a slight sweet taste up front with some hoppy tastes on the way down, very crisp, the bottle I had also has a weird metallic after taste, almost like a Heineken. Overall this beer isn't bad there's just not a whole lot going on. Its not one I'd ever keep at my house, when there's nothing else I love on the menu though, I'll order it.

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Photo of HardTarget
3.24/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Gold foil topped brown bottle, no date, abv, but does say “Hecho en Mexico”. Sorry Mexico, but that’s not confidence inspiring. Odd, the neck label has “CONTENTS”, but none listed.
Aroma: Fairly neutral, pale malt with very trace hops and a slight corn smell.
Appearance: Glass is full of “floaties”, looks like yeast or some sediment; Scary given the very bright yellow color. Has a trace cover of white with a small collar, no lace.
Flavor: Fairly clean, the corn/adjunct taste is there but mild and has a slight citric/lemon note. Very watery
Mouthfeel: Very light body and I swear I can feel those floaties on my tongue, very disturbing.
Overall Impression: The sediment issue is really taking away from my enjoyment of this beer. No major flaws to report, just not much flavor either. Could make a good lawnmower or I guess a good session paired with some spicy foods. I’m not wanting another, but I could see ordering it in a Mexican restaurant.
Bottom line: eh, pretty good, better than most Mexican beers I’ve had.

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Photo of gatornation
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

bought a single of this one pour a golden brown color with a thin head a little lacing i smell malt and grass and some hops..the taste is crisp and malty a little hops some spices i dont know..overall its a thin mouth feel not real robust but ok and easy to drink ill try this one again when at a Mexican restaurant instead of a modelo or dos equis

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Photo of JMad
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

1. It was a pale straw color with thin bubbly white head that disappeared almost immediately.

2. Not much of a smell. Smells a little piney, kind of sweet, but the scent is not strong.

3. Tastes' like bread, a little bit of citrus followed by a very slight hoppy finish.

4. Feels a little bubbly, not overcarbonated though, very crisp.

5. I could probably drink 20 of these. It is refreshing, crisp, and has more taste than most other mexican beers.
You don't usually taste any hops in these beers, but they are present in Bohemia.

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Photo of GossageBrewery
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured this German style pilsner from a 12 oz brown bottle into a pint glass. Poured a amber color, produced a off white head, decent retention and lacing left on the glass.
A foundation of sweet malted grain makes for a nice balance with the spicy hops. Well balanced and has some flavor. Not a bad choice if your looking for a Mexican beer to pair with some spicy food.

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Photo of kunzbrew
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This brew pours a clear straw color with no head what so ever. Small tiny bubbles flow to the top like crazy. Low hop aroma with little of anything else. The first sip reveals a crisp clean lager taste. A toasty malt flavor along with a nice hop aroma help this beer a lot. The light body makes this brew very easy to drink.

Cheers

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Photo of giblet
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

poured this from a can into my glass with about one half inch of head. grain scent of corn. medium yellow color. taste is ok. not bad but not great. better than i expected from south of the border. ok if served cold on a hot day to clear the dust.

suckem up and movem out!

giblet

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Photo of Redrover
3.27/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a bottle of this at Cozey Mells in Las Vegas.

The beer pours a very light gold with a fluffy head and a bit of lacing . Very macro looking to say the least.

The beer has a slight but pleasant aroma of hay, grain and a bit of citrus.

The taste is workman like. A bit of graininess, and a bit sweet. You also get some subtle floral notes from the hops. Not earth shattering, but it went well with the food.

Crisp carbonation that seems well suited to this beer. The brewer has this part down. While the flavor is just average, this is a very easy drinking beer. I would have no problem ordering this one again.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.27/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

somewhere above the median on the Mexican beer spectrum. the one pours a real light clear watery wheat color, with a short lived white head. the nose is very generic and light, crystal and pale malts, not as pilsener as indicated, but not offensively cornmeal adjuncty like a sol or a corona, although the flavor of this is only mildly better than either of those. it honestly doesn't really taste like much, which is actually an improvement over the metallic and rancid flavors of some of its competition. very crisp finish too without the sweet weirdness. also improved with a lime wedge, as infrequently as I say that, it applies here. ultra light mouthfeel and pretty good carbonation. I would take this over most other Mexican beers ive had, save pacifico. this does not approach a good quality brew, but in a hot summer setting when the alternatives are mich ultra and coronoa light, this is my horse.

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Photo of Kdubzz
3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

One of my favorite Mexican beers, Bohemia is light and refreshing, with just enough flavor to fit the style. It's a pale golden color with zero head. The smell almost reminds me of a VERY light Belgian; a little bit of sweet hay and malt and a touch of grassy hops. It tastes mostly sweet and malty, with a bit of a pepperiness to balance. The mouthfeel is medium-light, with a little bit lower carbonation than one might expect from the style. Overall, very drinkable and refreshing, a definite step above other popular Mexican brews.

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Photo of allforbetterbeer
3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a stange glass.

Pours a very pale golden (crystal clear) body full of large bubbles rising to the quickly disappearing white head. Good clarity, not much else to rave about.

Smells of some light pale malts and slight sulfur notes. Maybe a bit of noble hop aroma but this is scant.

Light lager taste profile, including pale malt, very light non-descript hop flavor, and a bit of crackery toasted grain aftertaste. No obvious flaws in the flavor, which is a wide margin above and beyond the typical Mexican lager.

The mouthfeel is surprisingly smooth and the carbonation isn't over the top. Well done here.

Conclusion: I like this beer, but I wouldn't try to compare it to the classic German Pilseners, as it would fall far short. As a all malt lager however it does well, and beats out almost every adjunct lager around.

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Photo of projectflam86
3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a pale yellow color with a thin white foam head. Some lacing left behind.

S- Some residual malt sweetness and dextrin scents. A bit of grain and a touch of caramel.

T- A slight hop bitterness initially with a sweet grain/malt flavor coming through in the finish. Corn husks, barley, and corn flavors are the easiest to detect.

M- Light bodied with a clean feel. Carbonation is moderate.

D- A decent brew that makes for an ok session beer.

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Photo of whynot44
3.29/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale gold color with a white head I think. It disappeared so quick, it's hard to be sure.

The aroma is mild, grainy with a touch of herbal hops.

Light bodied very mild malt flavor with a slight but decent hops kick at the finish.

Nothing special but a decent refreshing beer for hot weather.

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Photo of tone77
3.3/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a small head. Smell is of malts, somewhat sweet. Taste is also sweet, malts with some hops, rather refreshing. Feels light in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a fairly decent brew.

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Photo of Stimack
3.3/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours to a light yellow color with a small white head that breaks down quickly leaving a slight film on the top. The aroma is sweet with some actual hops that is noticeable. Also a slight skunky aroma but not over whelming, and in truth does not impact the brew too much. Noticeable grain like flavors with a fair amount of malt, which finishes with a slight, but nice and noticeable hop taste. This brew is not bad; it was the first one that I came across where I could actually pick up a noticeable hop flavor. For the brews that I have had while in Mexico I would say that this was middle of the pack. Possible something that I would get while at a Mexican restaurant but have some others that I like a bit better.

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Photo of BigRedN
3.3/5  rDev -4.1%
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 DV8HARD
3.3/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I live in Costa Rica right now and I bought it a small supermarket which has a large wine, spirit, and beer selection which is rare.

I had it in a bottle but, I didn't pour it in a glass because I didn't have a worthy one at hand so I just poured a little in a clear glass to check out the appearance which was just average.

The first thing i noticed was the strong honey taste. It has the micro-brew taste which I thought I was surprising. It didn't taste like it expected it to. I have tried a beer that taste exactly the same but, I can't remember the name. I want to say Dogfish but, I'm not sure.

Overall it was ok, I would drink it again but, I don't think I would recommend since there a better pilsners out there.

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Photo of pwsoldier
3.3/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours pale yellow with a small white head that dissipates fairly quickly. No lacing.

S - Malty buttered-corn aromas come through the strongest, with some floral hop notes coming through as well.

T - Corn persists to some degree, but gives way to a more tolerable sweetness from the malts, as well as some grainy notes. The floral notes in the aroma become more grassy on the palate.

M - Light-bodied, yet slightly creamy. Finishes clean with virtually no aftertaste.

D - A very enjoyable cerveza. Certainly nothing to get excited about, but it's hands-down the best of the Mexican beers. This is always my first pick when I go out to a Mexican restaurant with a mediocre beer selection.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.3/5  rDev -4.1%
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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Bohemia from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
79 out of 100 based on 414 ratings.
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