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Bohemia Clásica | 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): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Bohemia Clásica Golden Pilsner

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,923
Reviews:
451
Ratings:
1,178
pDev:
17.21%
Bros Score:
3.91
 
 
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Ratings: 1,178 |  Reviews: 451
Photo of SkeeterHawk
3.62/5  rDev +7.4%
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 Bear1964
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of donspublic
3.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not many Mexican restaurants in Houston actually carry this beer. Was at one tonite and decided to go back 25 years when this used to be my regular on trips below the border. Come to think of it, this is the only beer my gin guzzling dad ever liked, so that is something. Poured clear into a frosted beer mug. Very little head, sucked all the ice off of the sides and bottom of the glass and formed an upside down ice mountain in my glass. This brought me back to the days when my favorite mexican restaurant used to store their mugs so cold this was an everyday occurrence. Crisp tasting, faint everything, this is a great beer to relieve your palate from over IPA indulgence. Seriously though, didn't really think about reviewing this beer while drinking it, but it brought back a lot of memories. Great beer to have with food, that is it's strong point. Having a party, break this out for the food, no one will be mad

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Photo of qcghost
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BlueSpader
3.68/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.67/5  rDev +8.9%
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 GeorgiaBeerGuy
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +48.4%

Photo of cvstrickland
4.02/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12-ounce stubby --short, brown, and handsome in gold foil and trim-- poured into a weizen glass yields a pale straw-yellow colored body capped with a finger of white foam that shrivels on down leaving scattered lacing.

Smells malty with spicy, herbal hops.

Taste is lightly malty-sweet and a little spicy with herbal, grassy hops and a nice bitter finish. Tiny lingering syrupy sweetness, otherwise nice and clean, crisp and refreshing, with drinkability unequaled by anything else I've enjoyed from south of the border.

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Photo of ChaseTheAce
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of dcbeers
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of JayS2629
3.42/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear bubbly yellow with a frothy white head that fades fast and leaves descent lace. It smells of floral and fruity hops, hints of citrus and mild biscuit malts. Very mild with nice touch of floral hops. Very mild and medium bodied. Very easy to drink, but just above average.

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Photo of taez555
2.8/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

This beer poured a crystal clear golden body with a small white head.

The nose was a very soft mix of corn, rice, rather floral and hints of skunk.

The taste was light bodied with a rice or corn taste and slightly skunked malt. Very highly carbonated. Some Vienna and mild biscuit malt taste. The big surprise about this beer is the big hop bitterness and floral hop taste. Unlike most macros even some other big hoppy Mexicans this one is really pretty hoppy (as far as the style goes)

Much better than you standard Mexican lager. Not quite as bland as corona but still not much too it. I wouldn’t hesitate having this one again if I were in a Mexican mood.

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Photo of Brolo75
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Basoos1
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of Amp
2/5  rDev -40.7%

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Radome
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of goochpunch
4.37/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours out a polished brass with little head that doesn't have very good retention. Smells of bready, crackery malts with a hint of graininess. Sweetish honey aroma. Lots of floral hops in the nose. Malt is rather light and unobtrusive in the flavor, but makes way for a bright fruitiness and loads of jasmine. Tastes almost like a mix of a helles lager and some iced jasmine tea. Just a touch of bitterness in the finish (slightly more than, say, a Coors Banquet). Mouthfeel is light and effervescent. Excellent drinkability. Refreshing and full of my favorite kind of hop presence: a floral one. Best Mexican beer I've ever had, for sure. Does not need a lime.

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Photo of mpenske
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a nicely presented beer in a squat brown bottle with the neck and cap covered in gold foil. The label provides little clue as to the country of origin until one finds the brewer listed in a stripe of the same gold color placed diagonally across the label. The printing in that area is likely a 2 to 4 font, no more. A good looking pour of crystal clear gold beer with a 3/4 inch white foam head completes the appearance. The head vanishes to a thin residue but continues to provide unsticky lace down the glass. Malt nose with a slight hint of hops in the background. Relatively full-bodied feel with slow bubble creation as the glass is drawn down creates slight astringency. Malty sweetness with enough balance to let the grain wander through. Very nice dry finish.

The brewer should shout the origin on the label; this is a decently put together brew worthy of its name. A good food beer, it would range through the spice spectrum quite well.

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Photo of hiphopj5
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of AmitC
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Westsidethreat
2.86/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a dull, light straw colored brew with crisp lines. Head is really nice; full, creamy, fluffy and snow white.

S: Dry grass, white grapes with really dry biscuits

T: Begins dry and somewhat grainy. Some vegetable sweetness comes in next including pees, corn and potato. Oily mineral taste is present as well, that trademark "Mexican" taste that accompanies most south of the border beers. There's a slight sour twang that resembles lime which would probably blossum if an actual lime wedge was added. Finishes metallic and dry. Now I'll add the lime and what a difference it makes...really cuts through the oily mineral taste.

M: Thin and hard with a touch of carbo sting.

D: Not my favorite Mexican lager but not bad. The lime helped.

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Photo of kelvarnsen
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bohemia Clásica from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 1,178 ratings
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