Bohemia Beer will be the only Mexican beer we review this year for Cinco de Mayo here at The Brew Club! Its not that I have anything against Mexico’s versions of Budweiser and Coors, well, maybe I do, but the whole Cinco de Mayo thing is all played out for me.
Bohemia is brewed by Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery, which was bought up in early 2010 by the Heinekin people. These guys seem to also brew many of the other popular Mexican brands such as Sol, Tecate, and Dos Equis.
After opening the foil tipped bottle, I gave Bohemia a pour into my standard pint glass. As you can see, (hopefully) it poured a clear, golden color, and created a decent looking head that didn’t last very long or leave any lacing to speak of on the glass. That’s OK actually. Its how these beers roll.
The aroma is unremarkable. A bit on the grainy side with faint whisps of hops making themselves known.
Getting on to the flavor, the character of the aroma carries over. Kind of grainy or corny tasting. Some hop bite is there, although not much which again, is normal for the style really.
Mouthfeel was as one might expect, thin. Not watery-thin mind you, but still thin.
Overall, while not impressed with the aroma or flavor, I found Bohemia Mexican beer to be an easy-drinking brew. I thought it was balanced in its relative blandness, which I suppose is a check in the ‘pros’ column. Its hard for me to say I liked this beer, so I won’t, but I will say that I liked it much better than its brother beers like Corona or Tecate, so in that light its pretty good.
If you’re craving more Mexican beers from prior years, here you go! —-> Mexican beer reviews.