Review of the Mexican Pale Lager Bohemia Clasica

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Bohemia Clasica is a pale Mexican lager that has become a popular choice for beer drinkers looking for a brew that is readily available and affordable. It's a step above several of the other lagers produced in Mexico.

While it is lighter than some of the best lagers in the world, it does have a nice hoppiness, and overall it's an enjoyable beer on occasion. The brewery describes it as having “deep, subtle aromas of fruits, roasted barley, and minerals give way to flavors that have almost cocoa-like bitterness and sweet hints of vanilla at the same time.”

Though their description may be a little grandiose, under close inspection, some of those flavors can be found.

The Review

To come up with a fair, and in-depth review, this beer was sampled alone, together with meals, and at different temperatures. While it doesn’t compete with some of the tremendous mouth-filling lagers of Europe, it’s superior to the other Mexican pale lagers, like Corona Extra, for example, and American macro-brews.

Tasting Notes

Bohemia pours a very clear pale straw. An average white head falls pretty quick. The aroma is subtle with hints of sweet grain. The flavor starts sweet and light with some hoppy bitter rising to the end. Notes from the brewery were unavailable, so it isn't possible to confirm the following, but, the drink ends with a very pleasing hoppy snap, which could be that cocoa-like bitterness.

This beer is a pale lager with all of the light character and simple flavors that mark the style. It’s not of the big, bold ilk that characterizes the beers celebrated by the craft beer movement. However, it is an enjoyable beer and a step above the insipid, watery lagers that dominate the market.

More Information

  • Mexican pale lager.
  • Flavors were light and subtle with an excellent hoppy finish.
  • Produced by Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma of Monterrey, Mexico
  • 4.7% ABV

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