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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-18-2001

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Avg:
3.44
pDev:
26.45%
 
 
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Photo of LarryKemp
3.03/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I went to a local Mexican restaurant and decided to try this beer with my meal. It poured a very light straw with a minimal head. The head evaporated almost instantly and the beer looked flat about halfway through the glass. The beer had just enough maltiness in the aroma and the taste to let me know I was drinking a beer and not a glass of water. The mouthfeel was very light and low carbonation. This made an okay beer for a Mexican food place or maybe watching a ballgame. It could make a good session beer.

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Photo of YeastWrangler88
3.04/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass:

Appearance: very clear, nice pale yellow, lots of bubbles. Head recesses quickly but leaves a thin layer of foam on top. Looks very nice for a german pils.

Aroma: faint smells of pale grain, but i smell a bit of green apple skin and some alcohol. Hops are very hidden, but i think im getting some slight floral and pepper-like hops.

Flavor: flavors matches aroma, with flavors of pale grain, almost like raw bread, im still picking up some green apple and a bit of alcohol makes its presence, but its not too overwhelming. Again, hops are faint and hard to distinguish a flavor from, but they do balance the grainyness of the beer as far as bitterness goes.I dont mind it.

Mouthfeel: light bodied, lots of carbonation, with a smooth dryness at the end.

Overall: a decent example of a german pils, but not on the top of my list. Something i could easily have a 6 pack though on a night of beer drinking. Something to check out if you have a chance, it wont dissapoint, but it wont be something youll write home about either.

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Photo of MLegendre
3.04/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I absolutly love mexican food, but I've had a hard time finding a mexican beer to go with my food that I trully enjoy. I usually go with a Negra Modelo, but today I discovered something I'd never seen anywhere else before... and I liked it (for the most part).

A: Nothing special, very yellow with little to no head or lacing. Lots of bubbles.

S: Again nothing special, a bit citrusy but that's about it.

T: I wasn't expecting much but I was pleasently surprised. Though it was similar to other mexican beers, it packed a bit more bite. The malt was light, but noticable and what I liked the most was it had a hoppy bitter finish which other Mexican beers lack.

M: Nothing that stands out. Light bodied with quite a bit of carbonation.

D: This is not something I would drink regularly, but definatly what I'll be ordering the next time I go out for mexican food. I recommend drinking it with OUT adding lime.

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Photo of Albinoh
3.05/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Golden, clear body, very white head, some lace. The carbonation is high as you can see a lot of bubbles rising. Smell is citric, some malt. Mouthfeel is a little creamy, the carbonation in combination with the citric taste bite a little, some grain flavor to end with some nice bitterness. There is some sweetness in there, but its a little hidden.

I liked this beer, much better than other common mexican lagers

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Photo of kwill
3.07/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a lot like the American macros - pale yellow and a very small head that disappears quickly. Smells a lot like those beers also.

However, the taste was definitely better than the appearance. Very light characteristics that you would expect from a beer that looks and smells like this one does. But there is just enough hops to provide some flavor and leave a little bitter aftertaste.

I don't particularly like this style of beer so I probably won't be buying it again, but I would definitely not have a problem drinking another one if it was available. Overall this would be an easy to drink beer for even the pickiest of beer advocates.

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Photo of canoehornpoint
3.09/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

looks like Vernor's ginger ale, darker gold to copper, filled with carbonation and no head to speak of. Sweet malty aroma that does not smell like corn (surprisingly). Wow, I think there may be some hops in this (well maybe) Seems to finish with somewhat of a hop bite, maybe hop bitterness and maybe even some even indescernable flavoring hops. Starts crisp and light, little bif of aftertaste. When I first tried this, I though it was great. I'm glad I waited until my second try to rate it. Now it's just ok. Modelo Especial beats this.

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Photo of MMAJYK
3.1/5  rDev -9.9%
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 djbow
3.1/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear, pale golden yellow with about a finger width white head. Active bubbles below the surface work continuously beneath the quickly dissipating head.

S - Corn / cooked grain, faint hops, malt and a spice note. The nose is light but much more pronounced that most other Mexican beers.

T - Crisp, grain sweetness and over all mild flavor due to the pale malt base. At the finish mild hops add a mild spice and bitter kick.

M - Light-bodied, but not as watery as other Mexican beers. Ample carbonation.

O - For a Mexican beer Bohemia is a very flavorful choice. Though it does not equal other beers of the Pilsner style it does shine in its environment. I travel to Mexico frequently and in the unrelenting heat of Merida, Bohemia is blessed not so bad sanctuary.

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Photo of mithrascruor
3.1/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a clear, somewhat pale, golden straw color. Foamy white head is somewhat flimsy, but laces the glass some.

Smell: Generally hops and grains. Very mild smell overall; difficult to fully notice.

Taste: Again, grains and hops. But there's also a bit of somewhat sweet malts present as well. Nothing is particularly distinct. I don't notice the corn taste that is present in many Central & South American beers.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied and generally smooth, though it does have the grainy elements. Mild carbonation as well.

Drinkability: Certainly easy enough to drink and nothing is really objectionable to impede drinking.

An average Mexican lager: average all around. Could be a bit tastier, but for this type of beer it's perfectly acceptable. Not something I'd seek out, but not something I'd reject.

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Photo of FLima
3.1/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This was my regular go-to beer while I lived in Mexico, at that time it tasted great. Taking the opportunity to revisit this back in its country.
Yellow golden color with a thin head with short retention.
Good aroma for style with nice honey and bread notes.
Flavor with notes of herbal hops, grainy malt, honey, mild floral and some lemon drops. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Light towards medium body with proper carbonation.
Very decent for a mass lager, balanced with easily perceived hops to my surprise. Maybe that is why 15 years ago I perceived this to be a bitter one, that before the craft beer world. No thrills, but it is refreshing and pleasant without being dull.

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Photo of Overlord
3.1/5  rDev -9.9%
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 Goosehunter75
3.11/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A - Pours very light. Looks watered down

S - A malty aroma with not much else. Very very very slight hop aroma

T - Again, mainly malts. It is tasrty just not overly complex

M - A very light drink. Wouldnt call it watery though. It is smooth

O - A drinkable beer. Would go good with a spicy dish that requires a lot of drinking! The beer is flavorful.

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Photo of Boilermaker88
3.12/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is an amber lager? From the color and and taste I'd have guessed a pilsner.
Came in a brown bottle, a pint glass, and an irritating lime wedge stuck on the rim (gotta remember to request no lemon/lime!). Color was a clear pale yellow with a thin white cap for a head and a fair dose of carbonation.
Smell was sweet and fruity.
Taste was of mild maltiness followed up with a restrained citrusy hops bitterness. Residual bitterness left on the palate.
Feel was light, fizzy, and thin.
Overall, a decent brew to have on hand when eating some spicy Mexican food but I'm not going to have it taking up space in my fridge otherwise.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.12/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

straw golden, short lasting white head, no lacing.

aroma and flavor = grainy with plenty of DMS... light hoppiness is way background... a bit of bitterness up front.

still pretty drinkable... Doubt I would buy again except when drinking with work buddies and making fajitas (again).

3.25/3/3/3.5/3.25

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Photo of ZimZamZoom
3.12/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Surprised to see different styles from a Mexican Brewery.

A hard pour leaves almost no head. Deep and slightly hazy golden color. Aroma is an earthy graininess, some light fruitiness as well. Sweet tasting, a bit of fruit in the taste as well. The beer has a decent body and is mildly carbonated.

Not a bad drinkable beer, but not something I'd stick with for an evening.

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Photo of KarlHungus
3.12/5  rDev -9.3%
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 -9.3%
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 -9.3%
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 -9%
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 nickd717
3.14/5  rDev -8.7%
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 -8.7%
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 -8.7%
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 jayb
3.17/5  rDev -7.8%
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 Tom_Banjo
3.18/5  rDev -7.6%
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 Beerandraiderfan
3.2/5  rDev -7%
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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Bohemia from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
79 out of 100 based on 414 ratings.
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