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

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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

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#43,168
Reviews:
451
Ratings:
1,181
pDev:
17.21%
Bros Score:
3.91
 
 
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Photo of KarlHungus
3.12/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a mildly hazy pale golden color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes quickly into a thin cap of lacing. The aroma is of pale malt, caramel, and a hint of noble hops. The taste is like the aroma, but a bit milder. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation. Overall, this is a decent beer that I could drink in a pinch, but would otherwise.

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Photo of jettjon
3.12/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From 12 oz. bottle, pours golden clear with a thick, very white head that fades rather quickly. Cinnamon/apple/wheat nose. Wheatish, neutral flavor, rather unimpressive. Watery, bubbly mouth. Good drinkability, with a slightly metallic finish that detracts. A typical “Mexican” beer.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.12/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An OK beer - not outstanding, but drinkable. Color is a typical beer-golden with a moderate head. Smell is strong and beery. Taste is malty, with a little bitterness in the aftertaste. This is a good accompaniment to Mexican or Tex-Mex cuisine.

I added a lime to give it a little extra zing, and this really worked.

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Photo of Rudgers73
3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bought this one in Cozumel, Mexico at a street vendor. I wasn't expecting much out of any mexican beer, but this one ended up being rather decent. The smell and flavor was what made it good for me. Although it was thin and fizzy, like all hot weather beers seem to be, it had an all-malt taste. It almost had a hint of caramel in it as it went down. It was short-lived after the watery taste bled through, but it was better than drinking more corona or a sugar-filled daquari.

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Photo of sephyrott
3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nickd717
3.14/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle at Vive Sol in Mountain View, CA. Wow, this is actually not bad for a pale lager. Not great though if you classify it as a German pils.

Great clear golden-yellow appearance with a thick lasting white head.

The smell is nothing great - grainy with pale malt and a faint hint of hops.

The flavor is mildly sweet as well as mildly bitter. Pale malt, hay, grain, and floral hops.

Light on the palate but not too watery. Fairly crisp.

For the style (which I'm not a big fan of I must say), this is not terribly bad.

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Photo of Gmann
3.14/5  rDev -6.8%
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 Beastdog75
3.14/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bohemia is a surprisingly decent beer from Mexico that is brewed by the same company as Dos Equis. I thought that this beer was going to be a darker offering like Dos Equis Amber or Negra Modelo, but in my opinion this is more of a pilsner type offering and is a notch above of the standard American style stuff that seems to be the predominant brew of choice south of the border.

Bohemia pours a light yellowish straw color with a soapy one-finger foam head that disappears in under 20 seconds. I found the smell to be surprisingly nice. Light sweet malt and decent hop smell. Rare to find a Mexican beer that smells adjunct free. The mouthfeel is still thin, watery, and fizzy, but there is a hint of smoothness to the body. The initial taste is of some decent malt flavor, which is slightly sweet but balanced by the spicy/dry/fruity hop bitterness. Notes of toasted grain and grassiness in there as well. Good hop bitterness in the finish. The aftertaste is lean though, with just some continuing hop bitterness. This beer finishes out with some slight alcoholic warmth.

Color and style expectations aside, this beer was much better flavorwise than I expected. I found no off-flavors from corn, rice, grain husks, etc. in here. Easy to drink. Altogether, probably one of the best non-dark beers from Mexico.

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Photo of booga73
3.15/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of jayb
3.17/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

beer poured a pale golden color. the head was present during the pour but ceased to be after the beer was in the glass. nose was grainy, with a wee bit of a sweet smell. Taste was rather grassy. tastes like corn and biscuits much like other mexican brews. had a hoppy taste to it towards the end of the beer. mouthfeel was thin, thinner than i like, but it was good for this beer. left my mouth feeling a bit oily, just a bit. not a bad brew, nothing to get excited about in my opinion but a good brew none-the-less. Surely one of the better brews from mexico.

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Photo of hophugger
3.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ystazi
3.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scottsoileau
3.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Photo of Tom_Banjo
3.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Two 12 ounce bottles consumed with a dinner of fish tacos at Manuel's in downtown Austin while on a business trip. Clean, light and balanced with a bit of a floral quality that I found enjoyable. An easy beer to drink and it paired nicely with my meal. Head and shoulders above every other Mexican beer I've had to date.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.19/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

One of the better Mexican beers out there. Nothing unique or falling short appearance or aroma wise. Standards.

Taste is a pleasant surprise, nuanced pilsner flavor, zippy, with some different things going on I can't put my finger on, but its far more complex/involved than the majority of pilsners, especially from this neck of the woods.

Whatever the complexities, they play nice throughout the bottle. Amounts to good drinkability. This is a favorite with Mexican food, along with Negra Modelo.

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Photo of bditty187
3.2/5  rDev -5%
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 -5%
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 -5%
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 powerharp
3.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

I've been drinking Mexican beer for 46 years. I recall that Bohemia is often highly rated. I like the other beers from this brewery, but to me, this stuff is burro urine. Of course it's very drinkable on hot days when you're out of another awful Mexibeer such as Sol.

It looks like beer, it smells like beer, sort of, but its taste is weak....not even a nice amount of fresh lime helps much....but it does feel like beer....That its ABV is 5.3% vs the 4.5% of most Mexican beers is a good thing. The bottles are attractive.

I've visited Cabo for a week in December at least 15 times. I like this beer better down there, but then I'm on vacation. My acceptable Mexican beers include the dreaded Tecate, Modelo Especial (yum), Pacifico, both Dos Equis, Indio, Negra Modello (no I'm not going for the new name)....and yes, I will drink Cabrona, but I try not to jump on that if I have a choice....La Victoria....ahhhh that free happy hour at the Hyatt Cancun Caribe....last but not least Carta Blanca....

It's hot here in the Hollywood Hills..... I'm going upstairs for a cold Warsteiner...jah!

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Photo of djdrdave
3.2/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Schmittymack
3.2/5  rDev -5%
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 -5%
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 hosehead83
3.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Pale gold in color,with a moderate white head of foam.
Aroma-Faint sweet malt.
Taste-Faint cracker malt, slight creaminess in the mouthfeel. Very clean finish. A step above BMC "popular" brews. I wouldn't mind knocking back a few of these on a warm day with a plate of tacos. Properly chilled of course.

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Photo of MJSJr
3.21/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bohemia Clásica from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 1,181 ratings
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