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Brahma - Companhia Cervejaria Brahma

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188 Ratings
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 2.4
pDev: 25.42%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | 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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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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OoReFLuXoO

California

3/5  rDev +25%

07-20-2014 21:04:57 | More by OoReFLuXoO
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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
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WillieMoe

Massachusetts

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

Had this at Penguin Pizza in Boston, because it's on my Mug Club list.

Pours a clear, goldeny color,with a tiny fizzy head, typical of this type. (Think Bud)

Underwhelming scent of mild grains and malt.

The taste is dominated by the malt(s). There's a slight earthiness to go with the malts and grain. Has mild bitterness in the end. Bitter and grainy, much like my grampa. It goes down smooth enough for the style, which is one of my least favorite. Probably not as terrible as some of the reviews make it seem, but for what it is, it's at least average. Crisp and fairly drinkable. I wouldn't go out of my way to find it, but not the worst macro lager I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2008 01:20:22 | More by WillieMoe
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gnoff

Sweden

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

33 cl bottle from Swedish "Systembolaget".
Tried it on April 4, 2006.
LAbel said 4.8% ABV.

Light golden color, white bubbly head.
Malty scent, smells of flour and oat meal.
Thin watery malty taste, low bitterness.
Still a bit refreshing. Not too malty. Sweet after taste.

It’s different from the badly made Swedish and Danish beers that they usually sell cheap in Sweden.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2006 08:02:26 | More by gnoff
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

What can I say about this beer? It's from Brasil... at least they have their own beer, right? (Nod to Frank Zappa...). The packaging is obviously what sells it, and to be honest, I'm fairly impressed. It looks good, and it feels good in the hand. It catches the eye!

Beyond that it's a fairly basic golden lager, although I will note that it's not as clean as it could be.

It pours a clear yellow-gold body beneath an average sized head of bright white that drops relatiely shortly into almost nothing, and leaves behind only minor spots and splashes of lace.

The aroma is surprisingly malty, but with a clear adjunct bent to it, and there are also some grassy and herbal herbal hops present. I didn't detect any diacetyl as has been mentioned in previous reviews, although some dimethyl sulfide (cooked corn) is present at low levels. Oddly, or perhaps I should say surprisingly, it was not skunked despite the clear glass bottle. It may be that they're using pre-isomerized hops but I doubt it. I think I just got a good bottle - my sample came through someone in the brewing community, and I suspect that it hadn't gone through the regular distribution channels.

The flavor is as might be expected given the aroma... somewhat sweetish, mildly grainy maltiness with a bit of a toasted, aromatiic malt edge... a firm backing bitterness... some balancing grassy, herbal, and gently spicy hops. It's sweetish, grainy, then hoppy, and finally drying with a smear of hops and a bit of residual bitterness.

Overall, it's an average crisp golden lager that's not as clean as most American versions, but offers a little more character. I find it on par with some of the lesser Euro lagers, but well above many of the eastern European attempts. Not worth seeking out, but if you're in Brazil, hey, what does it matter? - you're in Brazil!!!

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2007 17:32:58 | More by NeroFiddled
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

2.9/5  rDev +20.8%
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!

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2007 00:18:43 | More by Viggo
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shivtim

Georgia

2.9/5  rDev +20.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2007 16:58:14 | More by shivtim
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JOaikido

Quebec (Canada)

2.88/5  rDev +20%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2007 17:02:13 | More by JOaikido
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eberkman

Massachusetts

2.85/5  rDev +18.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2006 00:06:08 | More by eberkman
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GodOfBeer

Ontario (Canada)

2.85/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a decent golden with a thin fizzy head that doesnt last.

Smells like a typical lager, grainy, corny and tastes somewhat like corona though a bit better.

A velvety mouthfeel, but a terrible finish, I'll never try this again, a good refreshing beer but thats about it.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2008 19:02:51 | More by GodOfBeer
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Shaw

Florida

2.85/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours with a bit more color than typical macro lagers. The head is very white but disappears after a few seconds, leaving just wisps on the surface.

There is a bit of hop aroma (Saaz perhaps?) and some sweet malt notes.

The flavor doesn't hold up to the appearance or smell, sadly. It is very light. The flavors aren't bad, they are just too weak.

The body is equally light and watery. The bubbles are nice and fizzy.

I almost would say this is a lawnmower beer, but it doesn't make that cut. There are plenty of beers with more flavor out there. Look elsewhere.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2005 06:08:05 | More by Shaw
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Hibernator

Massachusetts

2.83/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Brahma
12 oz clear bottle
Jet ink reading on the side of the bottle: F.30.J.5.2 11:22
Served in a 8 oz glass and from the bottle

Pours a golden shade of yellow. Thin, fizzy off white colored ring for a head. Small carbonation bubbles are rising to the top of the glass.

Bland nose. Some whiffs of corn, grains and rotten fruit. A tad skunky as well.

Sweet and syrupy mouthfeel with most of the flavors coming from corn or rice. Grainy quality with some a slight fruity taste, but overall this is rather watery and bland. Easy to drink on a hot day when you are looking for something thirst quenching, but not a quality beer by any standards.Yet another imported macro brew with not much to offer.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2005 23:49:15 | More by Hibernator
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socon67

New York

2.75/5  rDev +14.6%

06-19-2014 17:54:23 | More by socon67
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev +14.6%

08-10-2013 02:56:38 | More by EBeckett3
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Tomedi01

Dominican Republic

2.75/5  rDev +14.6%

10-20-2013 16:06:30 | More by Tomedi01
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Kloug

Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +14.6%

02-07-2013 00:51:38 | More by Kloug
Brahma from Companhia Cervejaria Brahma
59 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.