1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Brahma - Companhia Cervejaria Brahma

Not Rated.

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

193 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 193
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 2.39
pDev: 25.94%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Companhia Cervejaria Brahma visit their website

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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 193 | Reviews: 101 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of acurtis

New Jersey

1.75/5  rDev -26.8%

06-08-2013 00:39:57 | More by acurtis
Photo of Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -26.8%

04-17-2013 14:14:11 | More by Whatup14
Photo of fccarv


1.75/5  rDev -26.8%

07-13-2012 19:57:35 | More by fccarv
Photo of MMansfield

Nova Scotia (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -26.8%

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.

08-12-2007 20:31:50 | More by MMansfield
Photo of Anacross


1.75/5  rDev -26.8%

06-01-2012 18:46:39 | More by Anacross
Photo of dansmcd


1.75/5  rDev -26.8%

06-29-2014 09:12:10 | More by dansmcd
Photo of FLima


1.75/5  rDev -26.8%

Almost a copy paste of other mass Brazilian lagersPale yellow color. Head dissipates quickly. Smells mostly grains other than barley-malt and metalic, dependant on temperature.
Tastes lager with just a small hint of hops and  addition of water. Taste is also not consistent on different temperatures, as it warms up gets a little metalic. Some unpleasant sweetness from cheap cereals, and a little funky aftertaste.
Beer to drink close to freeze temperatures, to hightlight refreshness from its lightness and high carbonation. The tap chopp version , specially the dark one tastes much better, probably given its freshness. I guess aging is a killer for those type of pseudo pilseners.
Intersting that I have the impression that Brazilians slams this beer more than others, probably given the exotic effect are nule to them (including this brazuca one).

10-21-2012 00:10:01 | More by FLima
Photo of getkrunkhoe


1.75/5  rDev -26.8%

08-25-2014 22:40:52 | More by getkrunkhoe
Photo of auxiliary

Rhode Island

1.8/5  rDev -24.7%

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.

04-29-2007 04:43:03 | More by auxiliary
Photo of talkingpoints


1.8/5  rDev -24.7%

This is one of those beers that is just bottomline ridiculous. Now I like to take an occasional Corona down like the next guy but this beer was like drinking colored water. I could drink a case down and not know the difference. Now someone might ask if I could drink so many what's my problem. My problem is that this beer has no body or texture or distinguishing features. Remember, I'm no beer snob, I love Shipyard Pumpkinhead beer for its drinkabilty but dislike this Brahma for the same reason. If you have to decide between a beer and water then you shouldn't drink that beer.

10-07-2005 16:53:24 | More by talkingpoints
Photo of stoutman


1.85/5  rDev -22.6%

Pours from a clear, swoopy sided 12 oz bottle. Nasty urine yellow with almost no head. Smells really bad, I thought it was skunky. I even tried another a couple weeks later from a different batch, same result is bad. Body is really flat, even though there were lots of quickly fading bubbles. Mild, sweet malt-and-corn skunk flavor. This beer is certainly crap and ranks as one of my worst pours.

06-10-2006 06:02:52 | More by stoutman
Photo of barleysandwich

British Columbia (Canada)

1.85/5  rDev -22.6%

I have been spying this at the beer store for ages and finally decided to give it a try. I am sorry that I did, I basically wasted my money and will never buy this again. In fact, it has been sitting in my fridge for a couple of weeks and I really have no intention of drinking any more of it.

This is a terrible beer, do yourself a favor, don't buy this beer!

08-22-2008 06:02:04 | More by barleysandwich
Photo of smcreator


1.9/5  rDev -20.5%

A - When served in Brazil, it is custom to dump the beer into the glass from several inches above the rim instead of letting it roll down the side of a slanted glass for example. Even with this pouring technique there is no head retention and zero lacing.

S - Skunk like smell with no appeal.

T - Water taste with a hint of bad.

M - Heavy carbonation (yet no head retention). Large/coarse mouth-feel.

D - If you needed to get drunk on cheap beer you might be able to do so with this beer if you can get past the initial horrible smell.

01-03-2011 14:26:29 | More by smcreator
Photo of Hautacam


1.9/5  rDev -20.5%

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 ??

04-01-2007 15:12:09 | More by Hautacam
Photo of macpapi


1.9/5  rDev -20.5%

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.

03-25-2007 01:06:43 | More by macpapi
Photo of Amalak

New York

1.93/5  rDev -19.2%

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.

10-06-2007 00:22:14 | More by Amalak
Photo of jwc215


1.93/5  rDev -19.2%

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.

03-26-2007 14:11:45 | More by jwc215
Photo of Evil_Pidde


1.93/5  rDev -19.2%

A: This beer pours very light-coloured (remainds me of very light german white wine) with a white head that dissipates very quickly.

S: At first I didn't smell anything but when I really consentrated there was faint floral hops.

T: Some floral hops, some fruit (citrus) and some malt - not much of anything but better than the apperance and smell indicated. Almost no aftertaste.

M: Carbonic acids - small bubbles, and lots of 'em. Otherwise is this a lightbodied beer.

D: This isn't very interesting - you get something that quenches your thirst, but not much else.

07-28-2009 17:56:01 | More by Evil_Pidde
Photo of Dithyramb


1.95/5  rDev -18.4%

Nothing to see here, just move along.
Sampled while in Chile the last week or so. Went out on a limb for something different, and ended up with Brahma. Much better choices if you happen to actually be in Chile.
You have been warned, don't spend any money or time on this drain pour.

01-17-2006 17:06:19 | More by Dithyramb
Photo of allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

1.95/5  rDev -18.4%

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.

09-06-2007 01:04:33 | More by allergictomacros
Photo of brendan13


1.98/5  rDev -17.2%

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.

09-27-2007 10:04:15 | More by brendan13
Photo of cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

2/5  rDev -16.3%

10-01-2013 01:46:34 | More by cam477
Photo of bpfrush


2/5  rDev -16.3%

11-16-2011 01:42:36 | More by bpfrush
Photo of Dello


2/5  rDev -16.3%

08-03-2014 22:23:44 | More by Dello
Photo of EgadBananas


2/5  rDev -16.3%

08-13-2014 11:20:37 | More by EgadBananas
Brahma from Companhia Cervejaria Brahma
59 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.