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Skol - Cervejarias Reunidas Skol-Caracu


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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 2.44
pDev: 23.77%

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Cervejarias Reunidas Skol-Caracu visit their website

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-19-2003)
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Photo of Jmoore50


2.58/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 5

Rio de Janeiro, Carnival. The only thing these Brazilians drink is this brew. It is so aweful that you have to binge drink as fast as you can to put it down. Gross.

I am not even going to break this up. I looks like urine. It tastes like urine. I smells like corn water. Its mouthfeel is that of a cheaper Miller Light. It is fizzy, so the mouthfeel is not entirely bad. The drinkabity is amazing because it tastes like water and goes down the same. It also has great drinkability because it is cheaper to buy than water.


Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2009 00:36:28 | More by Jmoore50


3.85/5  rDev +57.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance- light yellow golden in color

smell- like a beer

taste- very smooth and could be consumed by the many

mouthfeel- refreshing

drinkability- good with friends and hot summer days, also could be mixed with others if tried

overall- very nice and smooth for brasilians, very nice on draft and as well in bombers

Serving type: can

01-18-2009 01:32:13 | More by SBALDWIN
Photo of DoubleJ


2.25/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Multiple samplings from multiple cold bombers at a party in São Leopoldo during my first ever day in Brazil, on to the beer:

Very pale...wow, this is becoming redundant in my pale lager reviews.The head is creamy on top with decent retention. Okay, I'll shorten this one...rice seems to pave the way for it's light, neutral, and semi-crisp flavor with an herbal aftertste. Like a Budweiser, but with a bit stronger taste. Not too great, but not one I would reject if handed to me,

This is the #1 selling beer in Brazil, and most of its reason IMO is to the credit of thier commercials (do a YouTube search for Skol if you're intersted). Kind of meh, but it did go well with churrasco.

And one other thing...if you're clubbing in Brazil, this (and its brother Skol Beats) is one of the few beer options available.

Update 11/30/09: I've had this a number of times already on my second trip to Brazil. There's more excessive sweetness and graininess to this beer, and one that gets really nasty as it warms. It's half-tolerable when it's at -2 C, but after that, prepare your gag reflexes.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2009 03:40:53 | More by DoubleJ
Photo of BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

2.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A 350 mL can of Skol. A lighter golden color, I have not seen in a beer. A light bready malt character to the aroma. Light as a ballerina the beer sallies the palate. Not much flavor with a light maltiness and broad unimpressive and bland bitterness. Not a great macro beer.

Serving type: can

08-06-2008 20:46:21 | More by BeardedBoffin
Photo of BEERchitect


2.45/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A new offering to the region-- figured I'd give it a shot. I expect a certain amount of grain character, adjucts (corn), and thinness. This beer is quite on par per my expectations. A clear, straw colored beer with very active carbonation, and with a head retention that did not hold much weight. The aromas and flavors show initially strong pilsner malt sweetness and raw grain qualities, but soon shift to mostly grain, leaving some harsh astringency on the throat and undersides of the toung. Hops have a medium bitterness and lay a grassy note on the toung. Alcohols seem quite high, with low beer qualities to absorb any strength. Quite hot and solvanty / soapy late, going into the finish. All grain in the end with a light linger of hops and metal. A beer to drink under only the most dire of circumstances.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2007 05:27:37 | More by BEERchitect
Photo of botham


1.98/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass. pours a light straw color with a finger of white head. crystal clear.

smell is malty, pale and munich, with a hint of a floral base and a touch of caramel. not much on the hop side. there is a slight skunky character as well.

taste is not impressive. there is a light malt flavor up front, though very watered down. there is also a grainy character, which is also very subtle. finishes on a light malt note that turns into a corn-mash flavor. this is too watered down to be refreshing.

mouthfeel is light-bodied, with a watery texture and a light bite from carbonation.

drinkability is good, if one enjoys water with a touch of flavoring in it. if the flavors were intensified two-fold, then they might have a decent brew here.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2007 01:39:41 | More by botham
Photo of khiasmus

South Carolina

2.55/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Looks like a good pilsner. A large, creamy head floats atop a completely clear, golden yellow beer. No bubbling and minimal lacing.

S- Weird. Smells like burnt corn, grain, and... cheap coffee? What the hell?

T- I might as well be drinking corn on the cob. That's pretty much what it tastes like. Still, That's an improvement over any other macro lager except for Sam Adams. I can't really taste any hops, and just a very minimal amount of malt... but mostly corn.

M- Though head is good, carbonation is actually very low. ouch. Makes it a watery, very light bodied brew, with a clean, smooth finish.

D- It's okay for a macro lager, but gets much worse as it warms... There are much better lagers out there. I wouldn't waste my time on this one again.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2007 00:47:25 | More by khiasmus
Photo of brdc


1.5/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Another hard to describe south american beer.
Very pale, with a white head that is rather small but perhaps secondary to it being very cold.
Smells of really nothing but alcohol/beer, a little better than Budweiser. Thin on the palate, with very little taste but refreshing.
Other than that, nothing special. Very weak overall.
I had maybe half of it, and discarded the remaining.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2007 07:41:18 | More by brdc
Photo of Hibernator


3.1/5  rDev +27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Skol Beer
11.2 oz brown bottle
Jet ink on the back label - 06. 10. 2006 P2 08
Served in a pilsner glass

Pours a pale yellow with mini carbonation bubbles that race to the top of the glass. A frothy, bleach white forms top and transforms to a circular lace around the glass.

Light nose with wiffs of grains and cereal.

Grainy corn flavors with a touch of honey sweetness. Similiar qualities to a watered down pilsner. Refreshing, clean and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2007 02:24:59 | More by Hibernator
Photo of blackie


3.18/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance: Moderate bone white head of which a little remains after receding. The beer is a clear, pale golden in color. No lacing.

smell: Light malt and cereal grain (rice). Light hop aroma, slight sulfur funk.

mouthfeel: High carbonation and very light body.

taste: Pretty much the same as the smell. Crisp and clean.

drinkability: Very easy and refreshing

Entered from notes taken this past summer. Cancelled Varig flight, put up in the Dobly Hotel in Guarulhos, found this Skol in my minibar. I must've drank 50 bombers of this stuff over my stay, but never got around to rating it before now.

Serving type: can

12-21-2006 23:49:31 | More by blackie
Photo of schiaveto


2.73/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A product of Ambev, this beer is a commercial lager style, made for a mass of consumers wishing to drink something (slightly) different than water. It´s not too different in comparison with their competitors, many of them also produced by Ambev (Antarctica, Brahma, Bohemia, Original).
A pale lager beer, with low bitterness (around 10 IBU), Original Gravity around 11 Plato. Almost no fermentation aroma.

Well, the only purpose of this is to make you drink a lot of it in a hot day...

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2006 19:25:36 | More by schiaveto
Photo of ALESwhatCURESya


2.3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Friend of my wife's brought this back from Brazil. Glad I got a chance to try it, but also glad I only had 1 to put down. The appearance is actually very nice with a very clear, golden body and a super frothy white head that left massive lacing. The aroma was typical of a macro lager. A hint of skunkiness followed by sweet smell of a corn-based beer. The taste and mouthfeel are where this beer goes south. The taste is metallic and a bit sharp. The body is lifeless and the psuedo-sweetness is a bit gross. One thing is for sure, a taste of this out of the can is 20x worse than when poured in a glass. This just brings me back to college parties with a keg of Beast Light. Nice to try a beer from Brazil, but now I can move on.

Serving type: can

03-25-2006 01:01:04 | More by ALESwhatCURESya
Photo of Vancer


2.98/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My co-worker, stationed in Sao Paulo, brought me 5 samples of Brazilian beer (all pilsners) – so these are fresh (and cheap, only .50 each from a market). This was sample #3

This one poured a very lite and clear yellow, however with a decent white head that laced my pilsner glass. Good lookin' carbination bubbles arose for the entire quaff duration.

Just some hints of malt and euro skunk in the aroma, and the taste was equally weak - some subtle grains with a small hop finish. On the bland and uninspiring side.

Mouth was sharp/biting/clean/crisp. This would make for a good lawnmower brew in the summer, IF the price was right.

Serving type: can

02-03-2006 13:50:44 | More by Vancer
Photo of decom


2.25/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

pours a very pale yellow (as in: "this doesn't look very good").
bubbly head that subsides VERY fast, not leaving much of a lace.
smells of water with a little beer mixed, and the same can be said about the mouthfeel.

as for tha taste... well, really lacking. I used to like this stuff, but after I started tatsing craft beer, it just seems like yellow water. not worth trying, if you really thirsty and it's a hot day, go for cold bottled water.

Serving type: can

10-07-2005 19:50:00 | More by decom
Photo of robertp1024


3.4/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another south american/central america beer, another pale beer. I think they push for refreshing and alcohol before flavor, but this beer was the best I tasted in Brazil. Pours very pale, with a slight and quickly disappearing head. The flavor is somewhat citrus. On a hot day at the beach in Rio, it's a great commodity. Cool, refreshing and fullfilling. The bikinis don't hurt either.

Serving type: can

07-01-2005 18:39:26 | More by robertp1024
Photo of BeerResearcher


2.05/5  rDev -16%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

350 ML can. Poured into a fruit juice-sized glass. Freshness date stamped on side.
It pours a pale yellow gold with a snow-white head.
It smells mainly of fresh mowed lawn with a bit of grainy malt.
The malt body is thin and weak. A taste reminiscent of cornflakes comes to mind. A mild grainy malt taste is in the background.
The hop bitterness is made up of a very mild citrusy taste, then a touch of a harsh metallic bite. This beer tastes a little old and moldy. There’s a lightly waxy mouthfeel and no really redeeming factors to this brew.

Serving type: can

04-11-2005 03:15:19 | More by BeerResearcher
Photo of tar


2.38/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The first of two 473 ml cans brought to me by my friend's mother on a visit from Brazil (note my friend and his wife both said to drink this ice cold, I tried it this way and also let it warm up a bit). Pours very pale yellow to very light golden in color, with a thick (1.5 fingers) white head. The head quickly disappears, leaving just a hint of lacing on the glass. Nearly no aroma is present, perhaps a slight smell of grass. Taste is nearly flavorless, there is a bit of dryness in the finish, but otherwise its very, very plain--the flavor isn't offensive or bad in anyway, its just not there. This is definitely an easy drinking beer, going down quite smooth in a thin, watery sorta way. Certainly not a beer I would look forward to (if for no other reason than its absence of flavor), but it is fairly good at being what it is--a potentially refreashing beer in a hot climate.

Serving type: can

05-03-2004 20:08:38 | More by tar
Photo of soper2000


2.23/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is one of Brazil's most popular beers. It is seemingly everywhere, bar from soccer matches and concerts where Kaiser is usually served. This is just your typical mass-produced lager. Pours a straw yellow with a foamy white head. Taste... hmmm.. Not much of it, but it is thankfully missing some of the nasty flavors offered up by competitor Kaiser. Drinkability is decent, i guess. Not much can be said about this beer. Although I definitely enjoy having it in my hand (i'm guessing this is because of my surroundings when this beer is in my hand).

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2004 00:44:58 | More by soper2000
Photo of slitherySOB

Ontario (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Good thirst quenching beer. Poured a typical pale yellow, with an average white head. Very hoppy smell. A little one sided, perhaps only one type of hop used, but hoppy. Little bitter taste. Not alot of malts in neither scent nor taste. Overpowered by hops, but some grassy taste and a little adjunct leave a sweet aftertaste. Good, drinkable brew on a hot, muggy day.

Serving type: can

08-05-2003 16:52:55 | More by slitherySOB
Photo of TheLongBeachBum


3.45/5  rDev +41.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

It is not often I drink canned beer, and I don’t intend on changing this stance, but this was another present from a work colleague after his recent trip to Brazil.

A white 350ml can with a gold, red and yellow circular label. SKOL is written in metallic red letters.

The Can was taken right from the fridge and opened with no overspill. The beer pours from the can a brilliant pale yellow straw color. The head is huge, and fills my 20 fl.oz. Glass to the brim. A smooth, very white, expansive pillowy head slowly rescinds to a smooth covering of ¼”. Aromas are very clear and one-dimensional, hops with some metallic hints.

Tastes are nothing enthralling, but neither are they offensive. Introduction is bitter and has a very clean crisp hop-bitter taste. Some slight butterscotch after the beer has left the mouth, but again, not offensive or out of place. A Pilsner-style lager that is easily drinkable, but it lacks real depth of character to be anything more than a quaffable thirst quencher, which is obviously its primary rôle in Brazil.

An above average macro-produced pseudo-pilsner.

Serving type: can

01-19-2003 21:35:51 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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Skol from Cervejarias Reunidas Skol-Caracu
61 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.