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

1,067 Ratings

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Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.

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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Photo of DavidST
3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
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 jimmah120
3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with no date

Pours clear yellow-gold with no head whatsoever. Smell is light: slight lemon, corn, grain. Taste is much the same but better; light corn, grain, rice, slightly warming malt, a touch of bitter citrus, and a light peppery feeling. Mouthfeel is good, carbonated well.

Your better-than-average mexican lager.

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Photo of biggred1
3.92/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear golden with a dense white head that leaves some decent looking lace on the glass. Slightly above average aroma with untoasted grain, mild noble hops and a faint soapiness. Pretty damn good for a Mexican Pils, creamy and mildly bready with brash hop flavor that sets this apart from standard Mexican fare, must be the dark brown bottle. Smooth and medium bodied with soft carbonation. A nice beer to wash down some enchiladas for sure.

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Photo of BierFan
4.02/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a short 12 ounce bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass.

Appearance: Clear yellow body with a small snow white head and low carbonation.

Smell: I'm surprised at how hoppy this smells. Nice citrus and grapefruit aroma. I wasn't expecting that from a Mexican lager.

Taste: Taste is similarly hoppy with the taste of oranges.

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Photo of eulerthegrape
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of martyl1000
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of TheDoctor
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.67/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Moderate Pils malt aroma with some noble hops.

A: Super clear, golden color with a thin amount of head and not much retention.

T: Crisp and slightly bitter with a medium-dry finish. Moderately low maltiness, pretty crisp with moderate hop bitterness.

M: Light bodied with moderately high carbonation.

O: For a macro this beer is actually pretty solid. Somewhere between a Viennese lager and a German Pilsner. The beer’s appearance is a bit darker than most Pilsners and is reminiscent of a Viennese Lager. However, the flavor and mouthfeel is more suggestive of a Pilsner

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Photo of BJasny
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of dasenebler
3.71/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle, some sort of lasered serial code on the side that I can't decipher.

Clear goldish yellow with a short-lived and fizzy head. No lacing.

The aroma is lightly hoppy, both earthy and lemony. Subtle, but nice.

The flavor is surprisingly good. Very clean and simple, with crackery grain notes and a nice hop character: mainly grassy, though with some faint citrus. The mouthfeel is thin, but the carbonation is medium and smooth.

German Pils? Yeah right! Bohemia's probably a Mexican Adjunct Lager, but a damn good one at that. Will accompany many a carnitas in my future.

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Photo of mwar
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of beeragent
2.6/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

One of the better Mexican beers, but still, nothing to rave about. Poured from a 12oz. bottle, into a pint glass. The beer poured a clear yellow, forming a thin 1 inch head, with lots of carbonation. Thin rings of lace on the glass. The aroma is slightly skunky, along with a little corn smell. The taste isnt bad, but its not really good either. Very little flavor, mostly a slight grain flavor, but mostly just like water. Light mouthfeel. Overall, not bad, but this isnt a beer I would drink more than one of.

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Photo of tronester
3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden with a medium white head. Smells slightly of grain. Taste is malty, with a hint of fresh corn. A hint of saltyness as well. Finish is sweet with a nice floral hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is average, high carbonation. Drinkability is good, refreshing, but good flavor. One of the best mexican lagers I've had.

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Photo of jewellrunner
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of gshak
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Myotus
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle (best by date 19Sep15) into a pilsner glass.
LOOK: Pours with a finger's worth of white foam that halves itself after a minute and a half. Gold in color. There is a plethora of ascending bubbles. Lacing is thin, but moderate.
SMELL: Mild aromas of grass and sweet bready pilsner malts first enter my olfactory receptors. These malt aromas are incredibly well balanced by mild bitter hops and slightly less mild spicy hops.
TASTE: Initial taste is mild grass and sweet bread flavors that combine with milder bitter hop flavors. All flavors persist as mild spicy hop flavors enter immediately after. This is incredibly well balanced as the smell told me.
FEEL: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. This goes down smooth and finishes crisp.
NOTE: As noted twice, this was brilliantly balanced between hops and malts. I know people always compare this to other brews from Mexico, but they really shouldn't. This is not an American Adjunct Lager and shouldn't be compared to Corona or Dos Equis.

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Photo of williahd
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of mithrascruor
3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
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 Griphon
3.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueSpader
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pperez38
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of zenithberwyn
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Winter
2.48/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz botttle. Gold foil covers the cap and neck. Clear pale golden in appearance with an airy white head. Light aroma consists of sour grain. Thin mouthfeel with a crispness from the carbonation. I don't know if my taste buds were off or what, but the flavor exhibited an unexpected fruitiness to it. Light malt and grain flavors lead into a somewhat dry finish. Overall pretty bland. I expected a little more here. Pales in comparison to Dos Equis Amber.

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Photo of BigJim5021
3.84/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've been on a bit of a German pilsener kick as of late. I figured I'd go south of the border and try a little Bohemia.

Pours a pale gold with a bubbly white head. Not much in terms of lacing.

The aroma is nice. Nothing overpowering, but it's a bit biscuity and with some nice floral hop notes. Pleasant.

The bready malt plays well with the hops. This is a really well-rounded pils.

Mouthfeel is pretty damn good. Really crisp and dry on the finish.

Drinkability is extremely high. This is a quality pils, and it beats the shit out of most other Mexican beers. I could definitely see myself buying a sixer (only $7.99, which is damn good) to consume on a hot-ass summer day.

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Photo of grumpygerman
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Bohemia from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
3.43 out of 5 based on 1,067 ratings.
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