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
cuamoc.com

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
Reviews:
418
Ratings:
1,063
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
16.62%
 
 
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Photo of plaid75
4.02/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a light straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a grassy and spicy hop with a light grainy malt.

The taste consisted of a clean malt and a surprisingly lively hop.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style with good carbonation.

Overall a very tasty and hoppy lager. Likely the best offering from south of the border.

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Photo of shirfan
3.39/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Standard yellow with zilch for a head.

Aroma gets better marks, with faint vanilla, grainy malt, and very mild spicy hops.

Taste remains decent: Thin but adjunct-free malt backs up sweet and soft vanilla mingling with light pilsner hops.

Delicate but tasty, this might just edge out Negra Modelo next time I go for mexican food.

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Photo of jasonjlewis
4.41/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is pretty light for a darfker tasting beer. I loved the smell, the taste, everrything about this beer except for the colr. The color isn't as full as it could be. However, I still think this is a great tasting beer that is pleasing to the nose after a sip. I would recommend it to anyone. If you're ever at a mexican restaurant ask your waiter to get you one of these.

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Photo of LarryV
3.82/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Probably the best Mexican beer I've tried. Clean, crisp malty aroma with a hint of hops. Pours a pale golden color with moderate carbonation, very little head. Very crisp, clean with a subdued graininess. Hops are subdued as well. Seems to have a slight underlying vanilla flavor that peeks out for a moment. I can see where this would be a very refreshing beer on a hot summers day, a solid refreshing brew.

Note: I didn't detect any sourness or skunkiness in the aroma or flavor as some other reviewers have noted.

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Photo of TeutonicKnight
3.93/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a great beer to have with a Mexican dinner. Rather than grabbing a domestic American Beer, this beer is a wise choice. Not a strong brew, it has light malty taste, that tickles the senses. Try it with a chicken burrito, makes for a great dinner!

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Photo of VoodooBrew
3.45/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Here's a crisp, clean, Mexican lager that might actually have something to offer. While the nose is quite faint -- bordering on non-existent -- there is a crisp bitterness that establishes itself early on in the palate and lingers on well into the finish. Along the way an easy malty sweetness is noticeable, but it is this well-placed, albeit mild, bitterness that causes Bohemia to stand out from most of the other mainstream Mexican lagers.

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Photo of Hunter
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: Crystal clear gold lager, strong carbonation, wispy head that vanishes on the instant.
aroma: Refreshing lack of skunkiness (hello, brown glass bottle - you listening, Corona?). Notes of light hops, grassiness. Clean.
taste: Dry and bland on the initial taste. In the back swallow only the slightest bit of brassy malt.
mouthfeel: Clean and harsh on the tongue
drinkability: This would make a fine summer brew, something to quench your thirst with and little else. Not terribly complex, but then that's not always a bad thing.

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Photo of Vancer
3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Ya know, just not a bad all around brew. Sure, the ol’ lite straw/yellow color, could use a better white head. But some hints of malt and bread in the aroma , and then a nice, well bodied taste. First, you could detect some earthy malts, then some lite doughy breads. Finished properly balanced.

As many other reviewers note, try this one – it can stand on it’s own. Why the hell the site says *not recommended*, with a 3.25 average, is beyond me.

A good, tasty Vienna lager treat.

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Photo of SkeeterHawk
3.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a super clear pale yellow straw color with a small 1/4" head at first pour. The head was white and active, but didn't stick around but for about 20-30 seconds. There are a few bubbles rising.

Aroma: Really grainy and earthy aroma. There is a bit of a floral character contributed by the hops, but the malt is the key player here. As you smell deeper, there is a bit of an oxidative off aroma noticeable. This seems to be contributing a bit of a phenolic note also.

Taste: The malt is the key player in the flavor also. I was a bit put off by the aroma, but the flavor is nicer. There is a slightly dry grainy flavor that is probably the biggest kid on the block. The hopping is evident, but subtle and floral to let the grain follow through into the finish. The beer is really quite dry and refreshing, and I enjoy the fact that the hops support rather than lead. As the beer warms a bit, you can get a bit of a chalky flavor in the throat, but this isn't detracting or distracting...just a note.

Opinion: I was surprised by this beer. It is really light, but manages to retain a significant maltiness. It has enough presence from the Vienna malt that I truly believe that this is a representation of the Vienna style. I thought that it was a bit lacking in dextrines and just all-around chewyness, but still an approachable beer.

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Photo of fido
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color, Smell is nice and very sweet aroma, Taste Is mostly sweet malt, Mouthfeel is good, good amount of carbonation present, Very drinkable.

According to producers of Bohemia, (Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.) this is a bohemian-style Pilsner.

Probably one of the best beers from Mexico; I invite people to try Bohemia.

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Photo of Golden2wenty1
3.22/5  rDev -6.1%
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 tesguino
4.47/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

beer Mexican, that widely remembers the birthplace of the brewmaster who create it, very Czechoslovakian in its flavor, a pleasing aroma and flavor to Czech lupulos, with ambar dark a bottle, in presentation of 12 ounces, with its pico de oro (gold tip), done by cerveceria cuauhtemoc of mexico, excellent in its presentation is one of the most expensive by bottle domestic beers in my country

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Photo of nekronos
4.18/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I do not know why this beer is cataloged as not reccomended, but I do reccomend it. PErhaps one of the best MExican beers, or one of the less awfull. It has a bitter tatse but a sense of it is dark remains until you see it, it is clear. The problme is that is considered a craft beer and it is not.

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Photo of whynot44
3.29/5  rDev -4.1%
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 PBRstreetgang
2.72/5  rDev -20.7%
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 jettjon
3.12/5  rDev -9%
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 mynie
4.11/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sad pour. Light straw yellow with a small head that dies quickly.

Nice smell. Mixed between a good Euro pils and a good American Vienna. Grainy malt and a kiss of hops and lots of fruit.

Tastes fantastic! Jesus god where does this all come from. It's like grapefruit hops without the bitterness. A rosegarden. All sorts of fancy herbs and spices mixed with wonderful malt and grain. Nice nice nice.

You can't judge a beer by it's color, I guess. One of the tastiest brews I've had in a while.

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Photo of Albinoh
3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
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 redmosquito
3.2/5  rDev -6.7%
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 GeoffFromSJ
2.35/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This is a low point for me. Why am I reviewing this? Boredom on vacation? Am I a karma slut? I hope not.

Appearance: Yellow color fails to impress but lacing is thick throught. The yellow is not a good golden yellow.

Smell: Some malt going on-I think.

Taste: bland to the extreme.

Mouthfeel: watery but not offensive.

Drinkable: Drinkable in the way water is drinkable. Hey, if you are the type of BA who thinks this kind of beer has its place after mowing the lawn-this is for you. I would recommend water in its stead.

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Photo of KoG
4.07/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Darker yellow body with a smaller somewhat fizzy head. No strong lacing. A bit lighter in color than expected.

Smell is crisp with good malt and hop balance.

Tastes clean and flavorful. Good malt with light bitterness. So easy to drink.

My favorite brew outo f Mexico for sure.

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Photo of clemtig76
3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Knocked back a few of these at On The Border in Charleston, SC while visiting friends. I can't believe I have not reviewed this beer yet since it is my go to beer when traveling in Mexico. Pours a nice golden yellow color with a thin white head and some lacing. Good, earthy hop aroma with faint grainy malts in the background. Very clean and flavorful. Perfect accompliment to go with my burritos.

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Photo of tgbljb
2.88/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured a pale yellow color with slight white head that fell to a very slight white ring. Smell is very light and almost non-existent. Tsste is very light with a slight hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is very light and not much to describe. Easy to drink, but not much else.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.92/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

"I'm just a poor beer, nobody loves me;
He's just a poor beer from a poor brewery"

--from 'Bohemia Rhapsody' by Queen


Medium yellow-gold, a half notch short of amber. The beer would look better if it was filtered. The cap isn't bright white, but neither is it dark enough to be called eggshell. It displays good persistence and is stoney rather than rocky. A half-hearted attempt at lace results in an uneven, scalloped collar.

The nose is nice. It smells of sweet grain with more than a little spicy, earthy hoppiness. I can appreciate no off-aromas; thanks, no doubt, to the brown glass bottle (which ought to be mandatory). The more I smell, the more I like.

Surprise, surprise, surprise... Bohemia is good beer. It tastes quite a bit like it smells: fresh, lightly toasted grain bottom end; pleasantly bitter, hoppy top end. The hops are what really pull this beer out of the run-of-the-mill category. They're wonderfully spicy and herbal. Thankfully, the brewers didn't stint on amount.

The finish is hoppy-sweet and is too abbreviated. I've come to welcome the short finishes on most Mexican lagers because putting me out of my misery is infinitely preferable to extending it. I would love it if this beer lingered, though, since the flavor is so enjoyable. The mouthfeel is light-medium with a slightly prickly carbonation.

I wish to apologize to the good folks at Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma for the 'poor brewery' crack at the outset. The Bohemian/Bohemia Rhapsody play on words was just too good to pass up. Truth is, Bohemia is one fine Vienna lager and is a damn sight better than either Dos Equis or Carta Blanca. Looks like I have a new favorite Mexican beer. Salud!

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Photo of paterlodie
2.98/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Well lasting head and pale golden beercolor. Nose has lots of hops, but has cauliflower and soapy nose with it. Malts and sweetnes present but some sulphur too.
Taste is light malty sweet and having light/moderate bitterness. Quiet empty mouthfeel, makes this brew a dinkable beer but no highflyer.

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Bohemia from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
3.43 out of 5 based on 1,063 ratings.
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