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

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Bohemia Clásica Golden PilsnerBohemia Clásica Golden Pilsner
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,077
Reviews:
423
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
16.62%
 
 
Wants:
40
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175
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Ratings: 1,077 |  Reviews: 423
Photo of woodychandler
3.57/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I had one of these recently at the FGBS & I was so impressed that I bought another bottle to bring home with me for review.

"From the bottle: "Est. 1905"; "[undersigned] Maestro Cervecero".

I Pop!ped the cap & began a gentle pour into the awaiting glass. My next move was a vigorous in-glass swirl to raise two-plus fingers of rocky, foamy, bone-white head with limited retention. Color was solid Gold, prompting a return visit from The Gelt Gang of Mammon, Midas & Croesus, all vying for a taste. Nose was more malty than hoppy, but it was clearly clean & adjunct free. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but not much beyond it, either. The taste was lightly malty, not overly sweet, but definitely more towards a GER Pils than a CZECH one. Finish was semi-sweet, again, not overdoing it on the malt, but very refreshing. Jeez, Louise, I sucked down over half of it without a thought. Do they CAN this?

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not really sure what to make of this one. I saw it sitting there and had never heard of it before so decided to take a flyer on it. Served cold, I found it poured out pretty decent overall. Nice medium brown in color with a tight head of white that capped the top quite well. Settling down it managed to maintain a firm, but decent level of head through nice carbonation that was streaming up through the bottom of the glass. Aroma was light, far too light in my opinion, caramel and bready notes, but nothing standing out to me as being anywhere near where it should be. Same goes for the flavor. While it was tight and clean, there was just a lack of depth that was hard for me to get past. Light caramel barely covers a mostly bready, grainy malt bill that does little to try and help the issue.

Overall ehh. It was not terrible, but was really rather lackluster. I did not have a huge issue with it per se, but I needed more. For a macro like lager though it came off fairly well.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at Guadalajara -used it to compliment a chicken enchilada platter with some habanero sauce. 12 oz brown bottle into a pint.

The color is slightly darker than golden with great clarity and visible carbonation. The head of white holds with a very small bead and relaxes leaving a spotty lace. The smell is good with slight fruitiness and gentle spice but the general aroma is malty ans slightly sweet. The feel is good with moderately high carbonation and gentle spice with mellow malty middle and crisp, semi-dry finish.

This is a pretty tasty lager with some malt sweetness and a hint of fruitines with tinges of floral notes from the hops which are pleasant. This has the kind of sweetness that reminds you of adjuncts but doesn't go too far and is nice in relation to the highly carbonated almost spicy profile. I enjoyed this thoroughly and will probably get some for times when I want a refreshing beer or something to scrub the palate when I am enjoying ribs or refried beans. I would recommend this to anyone who happens upon it at their local mexican restaurant like I did.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer pours a clear golden color with a fizzy white head that displays only mild retention.

S: Pretty nice nose to this beer. Some definite corn aromas to it but plenty of bread and malt notes to it as well. Only a hint of hop character which is lightly floral and spicy.

T: A solid sweetness to the flavor which is mostly bready in nature and has a hint of toast to it. Mild yeast and corn flavors with minimal hop bitterness and flavor.

M: Light to medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: It's been a long time since I've had this beer and I was very pleasantly surprised by it. Quite an enjoyable beverage.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of WoodBrew
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of tdm168
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale gold with 1/4" of bubbly head. Smells of faint adjuncts with notes of faint grass and straw. The taste is light malt with some grassy hops coming through; at times a little like adjuncts and some faint metal. Mouthfeel is light bodied and well carbonated.

This is surprisingly smooth and well blended. This is more than I was expecting.

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Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of dvmin98
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of krome
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Billolick
2.68/5  rDev -21.9%
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 Hopheadjeffery
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of jwc215
3.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours light golden yellow with a thin white head.

The smell is of soft grain with a subtle earthy spiciness. The smell is pleasant, but subdued.

The taste is of malty grain with earthy hop spicing background. Finishes a bit abruptly, but cleanly.

It just about reaches medium-bodied. The carbonation is a bit forward, but not too prickly or fizzy.

This is a pleasant surprise from Mexico. Sure beats the other Mexican beers of the same/similar style that I've had (by far). A good example of a Vienna Lager. I would say I liked it a bit more than the score reflects. A good brew to pair with Mexican (or any spicy) food, or as a "session" brew on its own.

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Photo of Tone
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, pale yellow. No head, no retention, and no lacing. Smells of a clean lager without the strong adjunct aroma. At this point I became intrigued. Doesn't really seem to fit the style with the lack of hops or head, but it does have the slightly fruity aroma. It's crisp and smooth with low carbonation. Tastes of a clean lager without the strong adjunct association. Some of the flavor is masked by the fruitiness. Overall, very drinkable despite the initial appearance. Worth a try.

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Photo of t2grogan
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of BeerOps
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.04/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottles purchased at Beers of the World for my Day of the Dead party. Drank directly from the bottle.

Poured a little out later to get an idea of the appearance- it's pale yellow, typical adjunct lager look. Pretty fizzy. Can't get much of a read on head or lacing.

Smells like sweet grainy malt, grass, and a bit of pine.

Unexpectedly great taste here. The hops impart a peppery, piney pite, which is buffeted by strong carbonation. Sweet grainy malts as well, that are kept in check by the grassy hop bite. Not much lingering bitterness. Dry finish.

Light bodied, well carbonated, very refreshing.

The best Mexican cheap lager out there for sure. Would pair incredibly well with Mexican food.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of GClarkage
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Consumed in October 2004 in Cancun, Mexico from a bottle. The first of about 10 Mexican beers I am going to review from notes just back from a week trip to Cancun. Plus I have another 5 to rate that I brought back. OK...Smelled decent. Had a few hops lingering around. Maybe a sweet flowery fruity flavor hiding in the background? Poured with a small head and a bit of lacing. Light yellow coloring. Tasted pretty good for a beer from Mexico. Maybe a cross between a pilsner and a lager? Good carbonation. A few light hops in there too. Maybe the third best beer I had back there. Refreshing, but would take another beer I like over it anytime. Worth a try.

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Photo of sendbeer
1.75/5  rDev -49%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a one finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of lightly grainy biscuit malt and grassy hops, a hint of lemon. Flavor is mellow, semi-sweet biscuit malt, grassy hops. Finishes with light, dry grassy hops and mildly sweet biscuit malt. Medium bodied with a slight creaminess that is much appreciated. An understated, but nicely balanced light pilsner. The malt body is reminiscent of an adjunct lager, but the overall taste is like a hybrid between an adjunct lager and a very light pilsner. Not up to German pilsner standards, but nice tasting and refreshing, mellower, but faithful hops for the style. One of the better light Mexican lagers.

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Bohemia Clásica Golden Pilsner from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
3.43 out of 5 based on 1,077 ratings.
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