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Devassa Loura (Tropical Lager) - Cervejaria Devassa

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Devassa Loura (Tropical Lager)Devassa Loura (Tropical Lager)

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69
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24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 2.65
pDev: 24.15%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cervejaria Devassa visit their website
Brazil

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: soper2000 on 03-01-2005)
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Photo of dfaranha
1/5  rDev -62.3%

dfaranha, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of Beeryce
1.6/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

The Devassa Loura is like Miller Lite, a Pilsen/Pilsner in name only. This Tropical Lager, as it says on the bottle, is a downright poor excuse for a microbrewery beer. Think Skol/BUD light with an Eisenbahn/Sierra Nevada price tag, an abomination. I know I am not supposed to slam a beer in a review but it is hard to be positive when the beer does not fit the style and is lacking or bad in taste. The label and catchy advertising is the best thing about this beer from my point of view.

I was optimistic as I poured the 355ml bottle into the Devassa tulip glass which was given to me with the purchase of 6 Devassa beers at Pao de Acucar. However, the white head that formed totally disappeared almost immediately. I was further disappointed as I sampled a nose devoid of any hoppy characteristics, floral or otherwise. Instead I was met with a metallic, acrid raw alcohol smell, not the Saaz aroma I had hoped for from a Pilsner.

The clear golden color perked my hopes again, only to be crushed by the first sip. Not overly carbonated, the beer also lacks in the flavor department; at least in the pleasant flavor department. The tastes that were present started out sweet yet bland and ended bitter but again with no hoppy character. I was so astonished by the lack of taste that I thought I was drinking a BUD LIGHT, complete with a thin watery mouthfeel!!! The label describes it as slightly bitter and refreshing which it is, but I expect more flavor from a microbrewery/brewpub beer. The label goes on to say that only imported hops are used, not surprising as there are no hops produced domestically in Brasil at least to my knowledge. The ingredients are all from Belgium according to the website of a British imported of the beer, which gives it a lot of praise as a great tasting beer. This prompts me to retry this beer in a couple of days and on draft at the Devassa Bar in Barra de Tijuca.

The drinkabilty is low as I have no want for another. However it might be good on a hot day, but I think I would just buy a Skol and save my money to get some Eisenbahn later.

This beer is a disgrace to the Pilsner style and way overpriced. If you have been thinking of trying it buy a Skol and close your eyes the taste is almost the same. I will try this beer again and if my opinion is changed I will re-review giving better marks.

Beeryce, Oct 30, 2006
Photo of eduardolinhalis
1.85/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

350ml served in a mug glass.

A: Pours a pale yellow clear color forming a medium white aired head. Low retention and only few lacings left

S: Really hard to find something here.... realty weak. Sweet grains and some hops, if you do an effort

T: Follows the nose, I mean, tasteless. Sweet grains, no trace of bitterness. Adjunct malts are really annoying, mainly the corn

M: Very light body, watery. Medium carbonation sweet grains aftertaste

O: Low drinkability. Not a Pilsener, as usually written in the Brazilian Adjunct Lagers. Honestly, I would not classify it a beer. In any case, it's a disgusting liquid that should be avoided

eduardolinhalis, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of factoide
2/5  rDev -24.5%

factoide, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of mhaugo
2/5  rDev -24.5%

mhaugo, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of felipeprates
2/5  rDev -24.5%

felipeprates, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of denisconrado
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

My mother likes, says it's the only one who does not give her headache... not me, it is light and easy to drink, but more expensive than a Heineken; do not give it ?!

denisconrado, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of Paracatu
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Paracatu, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of FLima
2.51/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Missing eval, this one for the science.
Golden color with a thin head with short retention but leaving some laces.
Light aroma of sweet bread malt, corn and faint herbal hops. Not bad, I was expecting less.
Flavor of sweet malt which initially predominates over adjuncts with distant hints of herbal hops. A bit of cooked vegetables, but not annoying. Light aftertaste.
Light to watery body with good carbonation.
Slightly better than other local adjunct lagers, anyway just a shadow of what a Pilsner should be.

FLima, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of rhoadsrage
2.53/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

(Served in a plastic cup)
A- This beer pours a lemon yellow with a slight haze and a thin white film that breaks up pretty quickly. There is a gentle carbonation of bubbles working there way to the surface.

S- The clean aroma has hints of field corn but not much else.

T- The faint pils malt hint is soon gone with a field corn finish and some sulfury taste overtaking the try finish.

M- The light mouthfeel has a full fizz that scrubs the tongue.

O- This beer really has no flavor at all. It was served pretty cold but even as it warmed up there was just nothing there.

rhoadsrage, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of Flavio_Gama
2.64/5  rDev -0.4%

Flavio_Gama, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of BrazilianAussie
2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

BrazilianAussie, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of RaphaelSC
2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

RaphaelSC, May 07, 2013
Photo of HenriqueBrumano
2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

HenriqueBrumano, May 15, 2014
Photo of boku56
2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

boku56, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of woscar
3/5  rDev +13.2%

woscar, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of estevaom
3/5  rDev +13.2%

estevaom, Apr 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev +13.2%

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, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of tigg924
3.08/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, gold in color, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: tropical rind and adjuncts

Taste: toasted malt, straw, and adjuncts

Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation, light bodied, sweet

Overall: An average tropical adjunct lager. A slightly different taste from the adjunct. Pleasant, but nothing I need to revisit anytime soon.

tigg924, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of nickfl
3.3/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A small head of white foam on top of a clear gold body. The head settles at a moderate pace and leaves decent lace on the glass.

S - Grainy sweetness and a bit of honey.

T - Some very light malt up front and some herbal hops that come out in the middle. It finishes with light bitterness and some more grainy malt.

M - Light body, average carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - This is a bit light for a craft lager, but it has some genuine malt character and it is much better than the industrial stuff that one normally gets in Brazil.

nickfl, Oct 24, 2011
Photo of BeerResearcher
3.4/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle. Freshness Date on label.
It pours a shiny golden color with a fast fading snow-white head.
A light grassy aroma with a hint of dried malt nearly masks a pleasant floral hop smell.
The lightly sweet malt body balances nicely with a lemon and lime citrusy taste. A light metallic tang is noticed in the finish.
A nice brew for a hot day.

BeerResearcher, Dec 16, 2004
Photo of gcpxavier
3.45/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

It's an average beer, perfect to drink in a hot Rio summer day.

It's made to drink on brazilian style about 3 celsius degrees.

It tastes is good but it costs than value.

The white head doesn't exists because the very low temperature doesn't let then form.

By the way, is a beer to drunk fast because the taste when it's in a high temperature is very bad.

the merchandise is greater than the taste but is better than other brazilian pilsen style beers.

gcpxavier, Nov 07, 2009
Photo of WoodBrew
3.48/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Devassa Loura is a very good pilsner produced in Brazil by a special brewer. Devassa in Brazil is a word used to describe a gal in the oldest profession, hence all the Devassa beers have female names. The Loura or Pilsner is quite good. It is golden and clear in color and in true Brazilian Chopp fashion, it came with a thick frothe foam head that lasted through the tatsing. The smell was standard for a pilsner....nothing exciting. The Taste was very smooth, grain, malt and hop worked quite well together to give this beer balance. It is very easy on the mouth and good be drank in significant quantity.

WoodBrew, Aug 13, 2011
Photo of DoubleJ
3.7/5  rDev +39.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at a sateillite bar inside Guarulhos International Airport, on to the beer:

So it is true beer drinkers get more head. The head was poured thick and creamy on top this straw bolnde body. Many rings leave their mark on the glass as it's consumed. Aroma: hay, grass, a note of DMS. Could there be adjuncts in this beer? And indeed there are when tasted. Sweeter than the usual lager, there's a light tone of DMS and floral notes. Faint milled corn flavor. Still, it isn't offensive, like a PBR. The soft and fluffy mouthfeel helps its cause as well.

This was my breakfast in a glass that day (along with the brand's IPA), and at R$ 10 ($4.35) a 500 ml serving inside an airport, I'm not complaining a lot.

DoubleJ, Jan 15, 2009
Devassa Loura (Tropical Lager) from Cervejaria Devassa
69 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.