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Brahma - Companhia Cervejaria Brahma

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185 Ratings
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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 2.4
pDev: 25.42%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a clear bottle into a weizen glass. Has a golden color with a small head. Aroma is slightly sweet with hints of corn. Taste was not bad but rather bland. Feels light and watery in the mouth. Drinkability is o.k. Overall a very average beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2009 22:56:25 | More by tone77
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear with a slight yellow hue; some white head, very little retention or lace.

S: Only a hint of floral hops.

T: Very neutral flavour. Light bitterness, hint of floral hops, slight sweetness from the malt.

M: Light body is pleasantly smooth; moderate carbonation.

D: Not very enticing for a beer guy, but quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2007 02:33:52 | More by Derek
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jettjon

Florida

3.28/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From the bottle, pours golden clear with a white “spit” head that fades quickly, and with no precipitating carbonation. Fruity, appely nose, which is the best part of this otherwise unimpressive beer. Citrus, somewhat acidic taste typical of “Caribbean” beers such as Sol, Corona, etc. Bubbly mouthfeel and a clean finish make it quite drinkable. Largely an unremarkable beer with a citrus twist.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2005 02:31:35 | More by jettjon
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3.23/5  rDev +34.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2007 01:47:08 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours out the same way it looks in the bottle. The head is there then it fades away kind of fast. The smell of this brew is sweet with corn and grains. The taste is kind of the same but a little more tolerable than most adjunct lagers. The mouthfeel has a crisp and clean feeling. Overall I found it to be average but it could have been much worse.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2011 21:26:28 | More by Knapp85
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Zorro

California

3.18/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a super clear yellow fizz with a short-lived white head, looks like any American mass-market beer.

Smell is clear and strong whiff of diacetyl. Slightly sour smelling and faint herbal hops aroma.

Taste is sweetish with a fairly stout hopping level for the style. Clear flavors of corn and biscuit noticeable butter flavor, again diacetyl.

Mouthfeel is good; carbonation level is a bit high though.

Drinkability is good, but not great. I don't think I would buy this again. The 6 pack cost me $10 and this is not a $10 a sixer beer.

Bizarre looking bottle and a rare brew apparently, so how did it end up at Albertson’s in Lompoc, California? I suspect UFOs were involved.

Bottle says 4.8 % alc/vol. so maybe this has been reformulated.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2005 22:01:44 | More by Zorro
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3.13/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear pale straw color. The head is a half inch white cap which recedes quickly into sparse lacing. The aroma is of faint bready malt and hints of caramel. The taste is like the aroma, but a little stronger. The finish is a nice lingering light caramel. The mouthfeel is light bodied with lively carbonation. It is nice that the carbonation isn't so high that is masks the taste the way it does for most beers of this style. Overall, this is a pretty good adjunct lager. I could drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2009 01:39:24 | More by KarlHungus
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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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marc956

Texas

3.05/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I have never seen this one in the States, but a friend in Montreal swears by it, so I got a couple while up north last christmas. It's better than Corona, but that's not saying much. And this coming from someone living less than 20 miles from the border. A little better with a lime but not worth seeking out unless it's over 100F. in the shade and you're tired of American lagers like Bud and Coors.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2008 23:26:47 | More by marc956
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plaid75

New York

3.03/5  rDev +26.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2007 18:44:59 | More by plaid75
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steelreserve69

Georgia

3/5  rDev +25%

06-05-2012 02:41:52 | More by steelreserve69
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BeerdNick


3/5  rDev +25%

04-11-2012 00:27:23 | More by BeerdNick
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FISHTHEINFAMOUS

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured from a 12 oz bottle

A: Pale yellow slight head no lacing

S: smells like a lager nothing really stands out too much.

T: very light, watery somewhat crisp.

D: It does remind me of some what Mexican beers in the fact that it is very easy going, feels like you can drink these all day.

F: easy finish.

okay beer, wouldn't go out my way to drink it again. But the bottle was pretty dope.

~Fish~

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2009 22:12:37 | More by FISHTHEINFAMOUS
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tfsimpkins

Florida

3/5  rDev +25%

02-10-2012 15:24:48 | More by tfsimpkins
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sd123

Louisiana

3/5  rDev +25%

07-24-2013 16:04:40 | More by sd123
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Sam-VW

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev +25%

06-02-2014 13:41:00 | More by Sam-VW
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BigCheese

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +25%

01-05-2012 03:21:03 | More by BigCheese
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Paracatu

Brazil

3/5  rDev +25%

02-08-2012 10:49:12 | More by Paracatu
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NastyT


3/5  rDev +25%

02-29-2012 05:30:46 | More by NastyT
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SlyBrew

New Brunswick (Canada)

3/5  rDev +25%

08-18-2013 17:06:38 | More by SlyBrew
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cmarshall0

Texas

3/5  rDev +25%

03-30-2012 16:08:26 | More by cmarshall0
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Fizzlybear

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev +25%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L - Pours a light, tinted gold with a thin white head, which managed to stay for quite a while.

S - The main smells I got where a floral hops and a slightly metallic smell.

T - The taste was very mellow, I got a bit of smoked fruits and a bit of wheat and hops.

M&D - It felt average in the mouth and went down very easily.

Overall not too bad, I am sure it makes more sense when drinking it in the sun in Rio!

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2009 10:24:49 | More by Fizzlybear
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +25%

11-28-2011 15:29:41 | More by touchmeimsac
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nkersten

Illinois

2.95/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Mike for bringing this one over. Poured from bottle into LA tumbler, watery yellow in color with a white head that is gone almost immediately. Smell is watered down malt, slightly bready, honey and a hint of saaz/euro hops. Taste is a very watery honey, not a whole lot going on in the flavor. Pretty one dimensional. Slightly sweet in an artificial way, crisp finish. A watery light body with a medium carbonation, not too fizzy. For an American Adjunct lager, this isnt the worst thing out there. Very easy to drink, but not in a good way - one of the more watered down beers I have had to date. An average version of the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2011 21:22:24 | More by nkersten
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AKBelgianBeast

Alaska

2.95/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Big thanks to steve and yonali for bringing this back from la republica dominicana.

Looks just like it should for the style. The clarity of an acid trip epiphany with carbonation thats more appropriate than a bill cosby stand up show.

The nose actually smells like a decent pilsner. A little bit of old ass grain makes its presence known though. Hiding like a rape that you somewhat enjoyed.

Taste is less appealing than the nose. Pretty much straight up adjunct lager, but the yeast profile seems more authentic, despite being older than larry kings suspenders.

mouthfeel is ideal for the style. Tickles the throat like pet dander during an allegra shortage.

overall, a very nice nose, but the flavor is nothing more than a slightly above mediocre macro lager. This could be an old can, probably is, but its ok.

Serving type: can

04-30-2011 09:02:54 | More by AKBelgianBeast
Brahma from Companhia Cervejaria Brahma
59 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.