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Brahma - Companhia Cervejaria Brahma

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103 Reviews
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Reviews: 103
Hads: 229
rAvg: 2.45
pDev: 22.86%
Wants: 5
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
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Brazil

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: soper2000 on 04-28-2005

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Reviews: 103 | Hads: 229
Photo of Amalak
1.85/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: Looks like slightly colored water. No head, slight bubbling.

S: Terrible. Very bitter, sour smell.

T: Considering the appearance and smell, I was surprised that it wasn't completely terrible. Kind of like a Bud.

M: Bitter.

D: Couldn't have too many of these without throwing up.

I got this beer because it was from Brazil and I've never had a Brazilian beer, and now I've learned my lesson. (398 characters)

Photo of GrimmReaper
2.63/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Didn't really mind this one,came in a wierd shaped bottle,kinda like a ergonomically correct bottle or something,maybe better for holding so you don't drop when you had a few too many.
Pours a very weak clear yellow with a good size creamy white head that holds well and some decent lacing.
Aroma was kinda stale grass and corn along with some musty air in there,really has a green smell to it.
Taste was grassy,grainy kinda acidic and sour at the same time,little bitterness and really leaves your mouth dry,has some kinda tangyness to it as it goes down.
High carbs on this one,you can definetly feel it working,kinda makes you feel full.
Overall,not really that bad,drinkable on a hot day,the ladies sure seem to like it,maybe it's the bottle shape? Or maybe the carbs that give it that spritzy feel. (803 characters)

Photo of brendan13
1.99/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Medium golden colour with a centimetre of white head that falls away very fast.
S - Cereral graininess, some cooked vegie aromas.
T - Quite a sweet pale malt thing going on here. Still pretty crap though.
M - Not water like as expected, a slight bit of body. Fairly high carbonation.
D - On a hot day on a beach on the Atlantic coast of Brazil I guess it'd be OK. (367 characters)

Photo of allergictomacros
1.94/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Clear straw with not bad head - a good size and pretty sticky with some retention ability.

S - No skunk despite the clear bottle. I guess I got a good one. Still, there's a wierd cigarette smoke smell, feet, and some booziness. The smell on this one is actively unpleasant.

T - Watery with a bland light bitterness. Slightly astringent.

M - Fizzy, Yellow.

D - My bad for pouring it into a glass. Probably a decent thirst quencher if drunk straight from the bottle. (472 characters)

Photo of cyrenaica
1.5/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

355ml bottle
4.8%
I tried this beer on August 31, 2007 at Smokeless Joe's in Toronto. The beer poured a translucent gold colour with a white head that disappeared quickly. There was a lot of effervescence. The aroma was very grassy with a hint of both malt and hops. The mouthfeel was crisp and thin with some mild carbonation. The taste was similar to other pale lagers with grassy tones. Another beer I didn't enjoy and would not push onto my friends. (453 characters)

Photo of MMansfield
1.79/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Notes from Seaport Beer Fest 08/11/07

Appearance: Pale as pale gets, yellow hay colour. Medium fluffy head sticks around for a while. Doesn't look that bad actually.

Aroma: Skunky grains, alcohol, some corny adjuncts, sweet, not nice.

Taste: Cereal, toasted wheat with a giant grainy alcohol finish, leaving a terrible taste in your mouth.

Mouthfeel: Fizzy, light bodied. Low drinkability

Final Statment: Not a nice beer, only 1 of 2 that I poured out at the Seaport Beer Fest. Just a crappy beer from Brazil brought in to grab some of the Corona market. This is a bad product that I just want to go away. (620 characters)

Photo of Kulrak
2.41/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden color with a small amount of creamy white head that fades away pretty quickly but does lace the glass. Smells slightly yeasty, and that's about it. The taste is about the same, slightly yeasty, and that's about it. I can't taste any malt or hop flavor in it. Mouthfeel is a little heavy, and slightly tingly, but mostly watery. Overall, it's pretty drinkable, as it makes no statements. (401 characters)

Photo of Viggo
2.88/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Whoo!

Pours a clear yellow/straw, decent white head forms, settles to a thin layer, lots of lacing, looks okay. Smell is sweet and corny, bit of grass and citrus, some peppery spices, but not very much is discernible. Taste is very sweet, corny, adjuncty sugar, wheat, bit of citrus. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. I've had worse! (353 characters)

Photo of JOaikido
2.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Golden with white head. Very few bubbles. Head decreases quickly then dissappears. Colour is nice as it is noy too pale.

S- Smell of corn. Slight hint of fruit. Surprisingly unskunked despite clear bottle.

T- Very watery. Pleasant little fruity/bitter aftertaste. Really not that bad. Pleasant in an inoffensive bland sort of way. A faint corn/vegetable flavour appears as it warms.

MF- Light bodies/watery.

D- Musch as you might expect. Refreshing but ordinary macro lager from the tropics. (506 characters)

Photo of shivtim
2.87/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A clear dark yellow brew in an interstingly shaped bottle. No real head. Very macro looking. Nose is gentle with a hint of yeast and slight sugarcane. Taste is cereal and metal, with corn and sugar. Not awful, just not anything spectacular. It's actually quite drinkable, although I can't see myself drinking it anywhere other than a South American restaurant. (360 characters)

Photo of Shadman
2.36/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

should score points on the ergonomic bottle design

average looking lager...bone white head that receded quite quickly to a very thin white ring. Weak lacing

not getting a lot nasal wise..some weak grainy malt and some adjuncts...maybe corn..?

faint bready malt and sweetness from corn adjuncts no doubt. Found the finish to be fairly dry.

thin and quite watery mouthfeel

Did I mention the cool bottle? Good. Because that's about all this beer has going for it vs. the cost. No wonder Molson had to climb into bed with Coors after they bought into this dog. (571 characters)

Photo of plaid75
3.03/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a medium straw hue with a one finger creamy white head. There was decent retention and good lacing.

The smell featured a cooked corn adjunct aroma with a secondary husky grain.

The taste was mildly sweet which was a nice suprise, with a crisp grain and mellow hop. Not too much corn.

The mouthfeel was light and caronated with a light medicinal finish.

Overall a better than average macro. Tasty served ice cold. (432 characters)

Photo of auxiliary
1.78/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

appearance - Clear gold color, not much head unless you shake the bottle and pout it. Head is carbinated so it will disapear to little or nothing.

smell - Grainy, like a common macro lager.

taste - Grains, and corn taste here.

mouthfeel - Light body and carbinated.

drinkability - If you have like 15 BA reviews, then you must drink real beer. Stay away from any Macro Lager. I think I just learned. Water, light, not much taste going on. Wouldn't buy again. (471 characters)

Photo of Hautacam
1.9/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Described on menu as "Full Bodied Brazilian Beer " at a local Mexican place.
No head...no fizz...gold.
Very little smell ...kind of grainy.
Taste....watery , thin canned corn leftover water. A little sweet.
Mouthfeel very low..almost no carbonation.
Why would someone even think to import this stuff ?? (307 characters)

Photo of jwc215
1.95/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours yellow with virtually no head retention.

The smell is of cooked corn and adjunct sweetness. Mild.

The taste is of cooked corn/veggies. Plenty of water and adjuncts. I suppose that there is malt. It is sweet, but not overly so.

The body is light and too watery. Some slickness. Could be refreshing on a very hot day were it not for the bad taste, which fortunately does not linger.

Why bother with this one...There is enough swill here - no need to import more. Not much to it - sub-standard even for the style. (528 characters)

Photo of macpapi
1.88/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz. bottle brought back from a friend visiting Mexico.

Pours a pale, pale yellow colored liquid. Looks extremely watery. Has a very thin white head.

Smells like corn and little else.

Tastes a bit sweet and watery. There is a definite corn presence to this beer. A bit of unpleasant bitterness completes the swallow.

Mouthfeel is somewhat crisp and very thin.

Overall this is a typical macro. I could see swilling these on a warm day in South America. That is provided there is no palatable water, Coke or something else. (539 characters)

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.2/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I didn't bother to pour this one, the bottle was made for a hand.

clear bottle / clear yellow beer

smells ok, just a hint of funkiness

it tastes better than some other beers of this same style

it's easy to drink but I won't buy too much of this considering I can get much better craft beers for the same price tag as this. (334 characters)

Photo of Drew966
2.2/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Brahma pours a pale orange with a small, white head from a clear, oddly shaped twelve ounce bottle. The aroma is grainy and perhaps a bit sweet. Taste is on the grainy side, a bit sweet and some cooked vegetable flavor. There are way better options out there. (259 characters)

Photo of mithrascruor
2.75/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a clear gold color with minimal head (more like a film), though it does lace the glass a bit towards the top.

Smell: Relatively subdued smell of corn and malts.

Taste: Dull malt flavors. There's some taste, and it's not bad, but it's far from exciting.

Mouthfeel: Light and generally smooth. A bit of grainyness and minimal tinglyness.

Drinkability: Certainly a drinkable beer, but it gets old fast.

It's what I like to call an average Central/South American beer. Gernally dull but not objectionable. Will pass on this in the future, unless I'm not paying... (628 characters)

Photo of TheDeuce
2.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Found this beer in Ecuador on my way to the Galapagos Islands. Texture is light and gold, fizzy head with minimal smells except for that of grain. Taste is light, really similar to MGD almost as if they copied the same recipe. It goes down smooth enough but its entirely forgetful as a beer. Other than being exotic this beer doesn't do much for me. (349 characters)

Photo of billybob
2.63/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

saw this beer from brasil thought i would try it, thought i would be disappointed and i was. pours a bright clear golden color with a one finger white head that rapidly fades and leaves a minimal lacing on the glass. smell is of corn taste is corn malt. mouthfeel light, good carbonation. not worth the 8.29 for a six pack you can buy much better beer for that. (361 characters)

Photo of eberkman
2.87/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a basic piss yellow leaving a thin, white head that didn't hang around for much of a visit.

Gave off a faint aroma of sweet malts and corn -- not particularly powerful.

Also tasted a weak sweetness with some evidence of corn -- really no hop presence whatsoever.

Mouthfeel was thin, crisp, and highly carbonated, like a Poland Springs sparkling water with some corn mixed in. It was pretty drinkable -- like downing a soda.

A very average beer -- I guess it's OK for what it is -- a highly drinkable macrobrew. Nothing to ever go looking for. But a decent option for beer pounding. Or for cooling down after mowing the lawn or something like that. (666 characters)

Photo of Sammy
2.3/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A very basic beer, nominally drinkable. Some foam, ligh yellow body. Light mouthfeel. Only slightly acidic for macro. Emergency thirstquencher. Corny sweetness. Some kind of marginal bitterness. Sweet and not too sweet. Brazil version for Canadian market. (255 characters)

Photo of Weizenmensch
2.59/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Amber, low carbonation, minimal head retention. Pretty ordinary for the style, perhaps missing the adjuncts that make the head look good for longer.

Smell: Not bad for a macro. Grassy hop notes don't appear to have disintegrated on the long trip to Australia in the clear bottle. Not overly skunky. Not a complicated mix of aromas though.

Taste: Inoffensive on the tongue, but a bit rough on the palate. Wait - I just realised what this would taste like after your tenth. Drinkability just lost a mark. Otherwise, not very complex, but not too bad. No noticeable adjuncts, a fairly clean taste, no excess maltiness, but nothing too exciting either. Can't complain.

Mouthfeel: A little bit watery yet frothy. Not nice anyway.

Drinkability: Hmm... feels like there's a little reservoir on the palate, to store this beer up. When you've had enough, the reservoir is waiting to jump right out of your mouth again.

Overall: OK for a macro, but I'm only drinking this because my dad picked up a few cheap. Wouldn't ever choose to drink this. (1,062 characters)

Photo of rousee
2.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear gold with a good head and decent carbonation. Looks a lot better than it does in the hideous clear bottle for sure. Decent lace--better than avg here.

Smell is somewhat unpleasant. Elements of corn and grass --doesnt even have the ballpark swill smell which does have some endearing quality to it. It is almost vinous which is absolutely disgusting for a beer in this category.

Taste is not quite a drain pour but lets face it--its not real good. PBR, Coors original or Yuengling are much better than this from a macro standpoint.

This might be good on a really hot day as it is light and watery and thats when these type beers taste better but I would still avoid. (688 characters)

Brahma from Companhia Cervejaria Brahma
61 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.