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

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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

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#43,614
Reviews:
451
Ratings:
1,183
pDev:
17.21%
Bros Score:
3.91
 
 
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Photo of t2grogan
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of Tone
3.56/5  rDev +5.6%
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 GarthDanielson
3.11/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

According to the foil capping on the bottle, this is the "Frida Kahlo Edicion Especial," although I doubt there is any significant difference besides the packaging. The beer was poured into a tumbler pint, and it is a bright, vibrant, orange-yellow coloring with a steady flow of carbonation bubbling and no trace of head. Aromas are light, with a roasty, toasty backbone and some floral highlights. Flavors are tangy sweet, with a jasmine kick to the toasted grain backbone and slight roasted corn blending. Surprisingly, the beer's body actually has some substance to it, with a smoothness that makes it very easy to drink. Slightly musty aftertaste, and the increased carbonation leads to a slightly sharp, almost astringent finish that leaves the palate clean.

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Photo of jwc215
3.9/5  rDev +15.7%
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 GClarkage
3/5  rDev -11%
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 LiquidAmber
3.69/5  rDev +9.5%
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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Photo of Wasatch
2/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a light yellow color, nice carbonation, small white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some hops, slight caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, slight hop note. Light body. Not drinkable, would not buy again.

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Photo of BeerOps
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of tone77
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a small head. Smell is of malts, somewhat sweet. Taste is also sweet, malts with some hops, rather refreshing. Feels light in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a fairly decent brew.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of sendbeer
1.75/5  rDev -48.1%

Photo of stevoj
1.94/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Probably enjoyed at some Mexican restaurant somewhere, paired with Mexican food. Not much to this lager, not much at all. Watery, weak and flat tasting. Lump this in with the American mass market lagers...

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Photo of tommy5
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of AngusOg
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of bigred89
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beernads
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of tempest
3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The best beer I've found in Cancun, it even has bitterness. I don't know about the vienna lager label on BA. This looks and tastes like a pilsner, say, one from Bohemia. It also reminded me of a less bold version of the Sly Fox Pils. It has a slightly bready flavor with grassy and floral hops. Drinks very crisp and it great for washing down food or just relaxing. Two bottles of this helped me put down 27 jumbo shrimp. Any beer that can do that and taste good is alright in my eyes. Not the best pils, but its in a brown bottle and a good choice is vacationing in Mexico

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Photo of plaid75
4.02/5  rDev +19.3%
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 brandoman63
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of outoffocus
3.61/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fthegiants
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DoubleJ
3.84/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A favorite of mine when I'm eating Mexican food, however I polished one off a few nights ago after eating Chinese food. Hmmm, there's an idea I should try in the future, crossing one culture's food with another culture's beer. I guess I've done it a few times without ever thinking about it, but how weird would it be to see Tsingtao beer with Italian dishes? Anyways, let's move on and get to this beer:

It's a pale straw color, that pours a nice head, but shrinks considerably after a minute. It has a a nice hop aroma that doesn't leave you gasping for air with caramel notes in the back. The beer's slightly sweet, with a hoppy profile, but not bitter. It's very refreshing and easy to drink, making it a good choice when one is thirsty and doesn't want to drink water. Remember, this is a Mexican beer that's built for easy comsumption. But more importantly, it tastes pretty darn good, and that characteristic puts it above other Mexi-Lagers.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Even though it comes in a dark brown bottle this is still a yellow pilsner at heart. Usual appearance despite the dark color bottle, soft 1/3" white head on top. Heartier than most Mexican beers. Aroma was maize, you call it corn.

Taste is definitely above average from this region and style. Good hop zip, noble. Listen pilsen malt, not really much in the way of lager sweetness from the yeast. At a Mexican restaurant, this and negra modelo are probably your best choices.

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Bohemia Clásica from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 1,183 ratings
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