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Brahma - Companhia Cervejaria Brahma

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BA SCORE
59
awful

173 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 2.4
pDev: 23.75%


Brewed by:
Companhia Cervejaria Brahma visit their website
Brazil

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: soper2000 on 04-28-2005)
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Reviews by fmccormi:
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fmccormi

New York

3.1/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Straight pour from 350ml can to a small, maybe 8oz glass tumbler that’s basically an old Mason jar, except not a Mason jar, and Brazilian. Freshness and batch info clearly printed in black ink underneath the kick-up of the can (“151012 NR17:162”), indicating an October 15, 2012 freshness date.

Appearance (4.0): Absolutely clear, pale, straw-yello body capped by a fluffy, one-finger head that actually recedes relatively slowly and leaves some clumpy lace all around as it goes. This actually looks pretty good!

Smell (3.5): There’s actually a pretty nice, grassy, herbal scent that comes through in the nose. It’s not VERY strong or aromatic, but it’s a nice scent. There’s a very light, simple, crackery pale malt tone underneath, and there’s another, almost botanical note underneath that I can’t pin down . . . it’s very light, though.

Taste (3.0): Whatever potential hop character there was in the nose is largely absent from the taste. There’s a slightly soapy flavor behind the malt body here. The hops might be making up a vaguely grassy character in the finish, but it’s very light and that’s it. The malt, meanwhile, is very light and plain, almost bready but not as rich—like water crackers. Slightly vegetal in the finish. This has a distinctly lager-ish snap in the malt finish, too.

Mouthfeel (2.5): Quiet, moderately foamy carbonation that isn’t sharp or crisp at any point here. It’s extremely light-bodied and quenching, which is nice, and just barely on the dry side. If there are session beers and non-session beers, this is for pounding.

Overall (3.0): Hey, y’know what, this isn’t so bad, for the style. It’s light, it’s simple, it doesn’t have a ton of character, but it is what it is, is at no point offensive in any way, and it does what it’s supposed to do, at least as well as any of its counterparts in the mainstream, Brazilian macro market. This is a decent AAL.

Serving type: can

07-18-2012 00:35:38 | More by fmccormi
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Brahma from Companhia Cervejaria Brahma
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