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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:
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Added by Sigmund on 02-27-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
118
Avg:
2.99
pDev:
36.12%
 
 
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Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 118
Photo of metter98
2.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down yet left some wispy patterns of bubbles on the surface along with a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of sweet malts in the nose.
T: The taste is very malty and has some initial notes of sweetness. There are notes of bready malts, grainy malts and corn. There are some hints of bitterness towards the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is easy to drink and is quite flavorful for its style.

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Photo of chinchill
2.81/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz fancy bottle (revisited in Oct. 2015).
Not fancy beer. Instead, what we have here is a below average pilsner style beer with mild aroma and flavor.
Certainly more interesting and flavorful than, say, Corona Light, but the blend of earthy hops, light malts (and corn?), is not the best combo.

Medium-light body with relatively soft, medium carbonation.

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Photo of mactrail
3.23/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The ray of sunshine, I used to think, at most Mexican restaurants. Light amber in the glass, with a pale malty flavor and a splash of bitterness. Overall a rather delicate pislener. Pleasant hoppy bite. Very light and watery body. Hardly a trace of malty sweetness. Toasty flavor and not much else.

I've never seen this on tap, but I wonder if it would be a good addition to the Mexican brews. I used to say this was my favorite Mexican beer, but it doesn't taste like much. Still, it's so much less offensive than the commonly available competition, from Corona to Negra Modelo.

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Photo of dbrauneis
2.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a crystal clear pale to medium yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy white head that slowly reduces to a small patch of thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of sweet malts with a light amount of corn adjuncts.

T: Upfront there is a moderate amount of sweet malty flavor - light amounts of bready malts combined with moderate amounts of sweet grainy malts and corn adjuncts. Just a hint of grassy hops in the finish which impart a touch of bitterness which fades almost instantly.

M: Light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation.

O: Pretty flavorful for the style (AAL) and easy to drink. Refreshing with spicy Mexican or slightly salty Italian foods.

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Photo of mdaschaf
2.6/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Review from notes.

A: Pours a straw/golden color, very clear, with a one finger foamy white head with no retention or lacing.

S: Not much going on, slight sweetness and a little bit of grainy malt.

T: Similarly weak. Slight sweet flavor, not much in the way of hops though.

M: Light bodied and thin. Medium carbonation.

O: The worst Bohemia beer I have had so far. Usually their beers are pretty good, but this one was just boring.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.11/5  rDev +4%
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 stevoj
1.94/5  rDev -35.1%
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 Fatehunter
2.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Half finger of head at best. Clear, light straw colored body.
Smell of honey and grain. Kind of nice.
The typical "no flavor" at first, mild sweet then dry bitterness to end.
Medium body with moderate carbonation. Fairly crisp texture.
It carries more flavor than most in the adjunct lager style, but still not that enjoyable.

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Photo of KTCamm
2.33/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours clear golden, no foam, none left. No discernable smell - maybe straw. Light watery taste, clean. Hopless (not hopeless). No finish, just ends. Very minor carbonation. Good for biting into spicy Mexican food, or maybe on a hot summer day. Otherwise, not much else going on.

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Photo of KYGunner
2.73/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured a darker shade of straw with plenty of carbonation pushing through the body. The head mounted quickly and tall and ebbed away every bit as quick.

The aroma is for the most part nothing. I struggled to find any real odor and when I did it was far from the typical adjunct as it was more grainy.

The flavor followed the grain notes as it trended towards barley malt. The flavor and feel is very crisp, very light with a watery follow through.

The packaging is superb, with the foiled top and Clasica name but when it came right down to it it resembles nearly all other Mexican beers.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.38/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Cant believe i haven't rated this one yet.
In my opinion a good Mexican lager and one i always order in Mexican restaurants.
Its clean, has some taste..a bit of hop and seems to be all malt.
Good food beer.

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Photo of homebrew311
2.71/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Ordered this from a Mexican restaurant, I was hoping for the German pilsener version, but instead was served the clasica.

A: pale straw, fizzy, some head retention

S: stale cereal grains, corn, a hint of sweetness

T: starts with a tinge of sweetness, big grainy bread profile, considerable amount of flavor for an adjunct lager, decent balance

Mf: light body, high carb

O: better than most of what BMC offers, but only by a slim margin

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Photo of thierrynantes
2.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Beer bottle (33 cl.), tasted in 2011.

Appearance : clear yellow color, with white foam head (not persistent).
Smell : moderate malty and grain aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet and light bitterness in finish.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style Lager.

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Photo of hosehead83
3.2/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Pale gold in color,with a moderate white head of foam.
Aroma-Faint sweet malt.
Taste-Faint cracker malt, slight creaminess in the mouthfeel. Very clean finish. A step above BMC "popular" brews. I wouldn't mind knocking back a few of these on a warm day with a plate of tacos. Properly chilled of course.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
2.1/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a transparent golden straw color with a minimal foam collar for a head, no real lacing. Smells faintly of generic graininess and some cooked sweet corn adjunct, tastes of the same as well. Body is on the thinner watery side but at least it is smooth and refreshing. Really not all that much superior to BMCs.

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Photo of soju6
2.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear pale golden color with a fizzy head and no real lacing.

S: Aroma is abit sweet with a typical grain scent mixed in, not skunky.

T: Has a mild sweetness with a slightly bitter finish.

F: Light body, crisp with a cleansing feel.

O: Not a bad Mexican beer straight from the bottle. Although a piece of fruit would smooth out the rough edge. It is probably best served ice cold on a hot day. This beer can hold its own against the BMC beers although the price could be better.

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Photo of Spikester
3.23/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Clear pale gold with two fingers of three minute head that leaves some pretty fair lace.
Smell is bready malts with some grassy or herbal hops. If there is corn here it was used sparingly. Taste is sweet malts with a nice kick of noble hop character to balance.
Mouthfeel is medium for the style. Carbonation is fairly high. Finish is lightly dry with a minor bitterness from the hops. Overall a very nice Mexican AAL. I would gladly drink this with a spicy Mexican meal.

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Photo of Squire123
3.68/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Viva! An adjunct with aspirations.

Tops of my picks of Mexican AALs. Oh, it pales in comparison to it's European ancestors but at least it makes an effort. Malt, hops forward, medium body, good color, good texture, lots to recommend it. Still an AAL, but something I can serve friends who know something about beer.

If you have a choice of those brewed South of the River this is the one to choose.

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Photo of Sigmund
2.89/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle, as Bohemia Clásica, now available in Norway. ABV is 4.8%. Ingredients include maize (corn), rice and ascorbic acid (vitamin C). Pale golden colour, slightly hazy, moderate white head. "Dusty" and uninteresting aroma. The flavour has at least a hint of hops, so it could be said to be more interesting than Corona and Sol. Refreshing on a hot day.

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Photo of sfprint
3.39/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Thin yellow, barely a head and carbonated like a semi weak soda.

S: Heavy peach syrup, but the yeast lightens it.

T: Light and slightly peachy. Similar to sun tea. Very mild, kinda watery.

M: Slight sting, otherwise very tea like.

O: I've had better ones. The flavor is nice but super super mild.

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Photo of Foyle
3.42/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: pours a 1" frothy white head that rapidly recedes with some mild lacing. Color is clear light gold with moderate streaming bubbles.

Aroma: fairly mild, but pickup some yeast, biscuit, and a bit of herbal hops.

Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied, somewhat oily with a quite dry finish.

Flavor: biscuit and cracker, a bit of fruit and lemon in the finish.

Overall: enjoyable and well made to the style. Nothing off-putting.

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
3.91/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a very good beer, i like it. When I don´t have any craft and it´s late i can go to the mini super and get some bohemias. This is not an american adjunct lager anymore, it was changed to a pilsner like beer with german hops.

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Photo of blakelive784
2.33/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass -

A - pours a light straw/golden color and is transparent. Has a thin, 2 finger white head with poor retention. No lacing to speak of.

S - cereal grains and a typical adjunct aroma. Some sweetness and no hops aromas. Very mild in strength.

T - Weak malty taste with some adjunct (corn?) And not a whole lot else to speak of. No hops bitterness and watery.

M - light-bodied and smooth with an adequately dry finish.

D - not bad for the style, but that ain't saying much.

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Photo of Buggies
2.62/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I'll admit it. I pretty much bought this only because the bottle looked cool. Anyway...

Pours a golden yellow. Slightly hazy for a lager. No head at all. Aromas of caramel and grain. Slight fruity notes too.

Doesn't taste too good. Tastes slightly sweet with a little bit of citrus. Also sort of a harsh grainy taste too. Has a sort of lingering bitterness that coats the entire mouth almost giving it a bad aftertaste of sorts.

Overall, I think I will just pass on this and have kool-aid or something.

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Photo of MarkoNm
2.68/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear, golden color with about two fingers of white foamy head that quickly settles down.
The basic malty and grainy aroma is easily picked up by the nose.
The taste follows the nose. Initially sweet, followed by a balanced body, finishing with a little bitterness.
Nice and drinkable, but nothing special.

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Bohemia Clásica from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
2.99 out of 5 based on 118 ratings.
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