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Brahma - Companhia Cervejaria Brahma

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BA SCORE
59
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199 Ratings
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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 2.39
pDev: 26.36%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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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Photo of Sammy
2.28/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Sammy, Nov 05, 2006
Photo of Suds
2.28/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

From a clear 33 cl bottle, this brew poured with a nice, fluffy, white head. The color is a thin yellow, and the brew is average in appearance. The aroma is faint to the point of near nonexistence. There's a bit of grain and a distant floral note, but that may be me grasping for any stray scent. The taste has a little malt and corn-like adjunct flavor. It's more flavor than the smell telegraphed. Semi-dry and straightforward. The beer is light and fizzy. Nearly no bitterness, and a watery finish. All in all, it's not exactly 'bad', but drinking this beer certainly isn't a particularly enjoyable experience either.

Suds, Oct 13, 2007
Photo of Brad007
2.28/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a straw-gold color with a very thin head into my pint glass. Carbonation seems average.

Aroma is full of corn with a tad bit of bitterness in the nose. Seems par the course.

Taste is watery and thin upfront with corn and a lot of sweetness. Inoffensive. Hops show up but not much to begin with.

Mouthfeel is full of corn, sweetness and typical adjunct flavor. Nothing to behold here.

Inoffensive and nothing more. You can drink it but I'm certainly not impressed by it. It is what it is though.

Brad007, Mar 14, 2009
Photo of beerthulhu
2.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: Poured a clear bright gold with a compact, sudsy white head that quickly collapsed leaving no visible lacing. Visible carbonation was moderately strong and feverish.

S: light dried lemon-hay notes with some fresh grains.

T: started out spritzy with lemon peels and a touch of dry grains and hay. Was fairly dry in nature overall with a brisk lemon hopping on the finish.

M: seltzer like, with a strong carbonation, edgy feel and active, but light in viscosity and watery for the most part.

D: Relatively non-offending for the most part flavor-wise with the exception of the watery feel and overactive carbonation in the mouthful which hinders the drinkability.

beerthulhu, Sep 20, 2008
Photo of Shadman
2.38/5  rDev -0.4%
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.

Shadman, May 07, 2007
Photo of Kulrak
2.4/5  rDev +0.4%
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.

Kulrak, Aug 12, 2007
Photo of giblet
2.4/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

another in a long long list of bbq/lawnmowing beers. you can find better, you can find cheaper, you can find better and cheaper. if i was in south america i would get it again. here there are too many better alternatives.

that being said it is not bad. adjunct. poured golden with good carbonation. decent smell of grains. taste is much the same. nothing to write home about. no lace.

suckem up and movem out.

giblet

giblet, May 28, 2009
Photo of Northsider
2.42/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Overall I was not impressed with Brahma. I must say I do prefer the Brahma Extra (whatever that means) to this one. Really this beer has no smell or taste, if anything it's bread flavored water...and a carbonated alternative to soda on hot days in Brazil. I really can't say much more other than this stuff is EVERYwhere...there's no escaping it's blandness.

If you must drink Brahma, try to go for the "Extra". Extra what though?

Northsider, May 21, 2011
Photo of scottoale
2.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12fl.oz.clear bottle pours gold with a disappearing white bubble head, lace= none. Not much in the way of carbonation, a few bubbles rising.

Sweet grainy pale malt nose with a green, grassy hop hint. Smells a bit like piss.

Bready malt, faintly sweet with yeast and green grassy hops that bitter your tongue in the finish. Flavor is ok, but very short lasting.

Light body with a rather thin, watery mouthfeel and that fizz on the tongue thing.

Very much an American macro, not much going on with this one.

scottoale, May 16, 2006
Photo of thespaceman
2.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

I tried this after work tonight since my boss lives and dies by it.

Presentation: Drank from 12oz bottle

Appearance: Besides the cool shaped bottle, theres nothing here to jump out of your chair about. Standard "tint yellow" appearance, little to no head, no lacing, why was I expecting that?

Smell: Your standard macro smell here, nothing pops or stands out here at all, grainy and lemon smell, similar to a Corona

Taste: This beer is as meek as all it's other characteristics, this is basically a more watered down Corona, the taste is bearable but not exciting. Strong lemony earth taste as it hits the back of your throat, but thats about as much excitment as this beer can muster

Drinkability: Very drinkable, just wouldn't be able to drink more then 2 since this beer leaves nothing to make me buy it again. Plain, average and boring is the best 3 words I can sum this beer up with. Although it's a good choice for a decent macro, I wouldn't go out of the way to drink this, stick to Corona with a lime.

thespaceman, Oct 14, 2008
Photo of biboergosum
2.48/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I remember the launch of this a number of years ago, and the feeling that it was just a thinly-veiled addition to the BMC club, with a Latin marketing edge. Let's see about that.

The bottle is admittedly pretty cool, its contoured swoopiness fits in the hand quite nicely.

This beer pours a clear golden colour, with minimal white head. The smell is mild sweet grain cracker malt. The taste is sweet grassy malt, with an acrid astringency. There is a bit too much carbonation, and it has a dry finish, with a slight skunkiness. A bit better than average for the category, but one is still more than enough.

biboergosum, Jan 31, 2009
Photo of innominat
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

innominat, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of fionn13
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

fionn13, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of MikeThumel
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

MikeThumel, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of JamFuel
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

JamFuel, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of TheBeeraholic
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of DenisKolkin
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

DenisKolkin, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of oldp0rt
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

oldp0rt, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of Salt-n-Beer
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

Salt-n-Beer, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of NOLANDMAN
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

NOLANDMAN, May 09, 2013
Photo of CesarG
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

CesarG, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of phreak1983
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Gloden and lot's of bubbles, even a little head.

S- Smells like grain and cardboard

T- Not much taste at all, watery grain with a metallic aftertaste

M- Watery

D- Easy to drink except it's boring and overpriced. I paid $2 for a bottle but I won't bother buying it again.

phreak1983, Nov 23, 2008
Photo of ssgunbond
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

ssgunbond, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of pharmerdoc
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

pharmerdoc, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of sephyrott
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

sephyrott, Jun 17, 2014
Brahma from Companhia Cervejaria Brahma
59 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.