Brahma Chopp - Companhia Cervejaria Brahma

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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 2.54
pDev: 20.87%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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Brazil

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-22-2003

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Photo of chinchill
2.4/5  rDev -5.5%

350 ml cans in Brazilian Amazon and again at Manuas aeroporte.
Initially decent but weak white head over a clear, light golden body. Light colored even for style. OK lacing. FEEL: Light body with crisp, medium-high carbonation. taste: typical light lager with hints of cereal as well and light malts and a touch of hops. Mild but lingering aftertaste more clearly reveals the herbal hops as well as some metallic aspects. smell: faint cereal and light malts with a touch of spicy hops. O: average at best for this style in northern Brazil. Certainly not worth seeking out.

Photo of soper2000
2.46/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.5

I enjoyed this at Botequim Informal in Leblon while visiting some friends in Rio De Janeiro. Restaurants in Brazil are vicious in their competition for the title of best "draft house" in the city even though there are only three popular draft beers here (Kaiser, Antarctica, and Brahma), and a restaurant will only serve 1 of the three, no mixing of brands here. So to win the title of best draft house really depends on the pour and apparently Botequim Informal has been voted Rio's best draft house for 3 years running. As the beer arrived to my table I started to realize why. A magnificent billowing creamy white head sat upon a golden color body. I won't talk about taste that much because the taste is very similiar to Skol, in that it's ok but nothing special, but the body in this beer was heavenly. It was like drinking a cloud. Extremely light and creamy. I will admit that if i haven't had this beer in draft form outside of this bar, so it probably isn't normally like what i experienced, but i can only review what i know.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.22/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A true draft beer in Brazil is called Chopp. Anyone who rates Brahma Chopp and enters bottle is a Dumass. We were getting ready to kick it in Sao Paulo...but need to in fuse some Brahma Chopp.

A-4 huge white foamy head that laces well, golden clear
S-2 nothing
T-3.5 low carbonation, very smooth beer, not overly grainy
M-4 can drink a ton

Photo of denisconrado
1.25/5  rDev -50.8%

Putz, after taking a Backer and Wäls is cowardice review... It was more in order to increase my alcoholic content, but the corn-metallic taste is apparent. Here in the Central North Mine is the sold with Skol, but I see no difference with Crystal, or Itaipava Lokal (the latter seems to have more hops, or artificial aroma of hops, whatever), then the cost-effective when compared sucks; why pay R$ 5.00 in a bottle of Brahma or Skol is a Lokal or Crystal priced at R$ 2.00 (at the bar)? Or worse, Heineken for R$ 4.99, it's not even compare. I will continue being boring and not take Brahma / Skol was only to increase my (useless) evaluations.

Photo of blackie
2.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

appearance: The head is 0.3" and white, and soon retreats to a thin layer and a ring. The beer is a clear, pale golden in color.

smell: The nose is of pale grains, rice, sulfur, and a touch of hops. Pretty meh...bland.

mouthfeel: The carbonation is on the low side of the high range, and the body thin.

taste: Flavors of watery grain and adjuncts, and a touch of papery hop flavor. A light bitterness lingers. Not off or anything, but considerably bland and watery. Didn't really make enough of an impression with it's meek presence to warrant more than a 2.0.

drinkability: easy to drink, but because it's like water

12oz. can from the mini-fridge in my room in Guarulhos. Review entered from notes taken on hotel stationery.

Photo of schiaveto
2.53/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Similar products, similar comments:
A product of Ambev, this beer is a commercial lager style, made for a mass of consumers wishing to drink something (slightly) different than water. It´s not too different in comparison with their competitors, many of them also produced by Ambev (Antarctica, Skol, Bohemia, Original).
A pale lager beer, with low bitterness (around 11 IBU), Original Gravity around 11,5 Plato. Almost no fermentation aroma.

Well, the only purpose of this is to make you drink a lot of it in a brazilian hot day...

Photo of Ahhdball
2.18/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

My Brother-in-Law brought this back from Brazil*. He told me it cost approximately 39 cents a can and it tasted like it. Gold with a large head that never went away. I smelled faint wheat tones maybe a small lemon or fruit. Taste was clean with no malt or hops to mention. It reminded me a of a Bud Light. Can't complain too much though.

*Off topic: what a nice job, flying planes from a manufacturer in Brazil to St. Martin to Cleveland.

Photo of jlindros
2.88/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Got this while in Brazil, at a decent wine, beer, and liquor shop in the downtown area of Larajeiras, Vitoria, E.S.

Big fizzy head fades at a medium pace over crystal clear golden yellow very light colored beer.

Nose of light pilsner and very light wheat and malts, light crisp lager, very light overall and slightly skunked despite being in a can.

Taste brings very light crisp lager pilsner flavors, an adjunct cheap malt extract taste with some skunk flavors, light icky bitterness in the finish as well. Light sweet malts and a bit of sweet lager fruits.

Mouth is super light with decent carbonation.

Drink is great though, it's essentially water, and on a super hot day in Brazil this isn't too bad to wash down, and probably safer than the water. However, that slight skunk flavor takes away a bit from the drink.

Photo of foamyhead
2.3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This is not a Mulata, neither in colour, nor temperament!
This beer is just about as light in colour as a beer can get, and the foam is white as pure, norwegian snow. It doesn't hold as long as the snow however, but disappears quite quickly. The beer is freshly sparkling and with a dry, clean taste that is taken over by a slight hop touch. A typical tropical pilsner without much attitude, but at least refreshing and harmonic in whatever little taste it has...

Photo of jgasparine
2.41/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Found some notes on this beer in my suitcase. Consumed on tap at some forgettable bar in Asuncion, Paraguay.

The beer was served ice cold with a white head atop a fizzy yellow body. Smells and tastes like some economy Macro brew I would expect to find in any college beer bong. Overall, this beer was underwhelming in all areas... and I finished the glass only out of an implied obligation to the person that bought it for me.

Photo of cambabeer
2.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Very light body, very clear yellow, very ugly head. No lace...

S- Smells like bad sweet beer. Not much to it with a little alcohol.

T- Bready malt, a little watery, not much to talk about. Again, just a less than average beer.

M- Very light with a lot of carbonation.

D- Easy, but who cares?

Notes: I'm cervezango's friend that sang the song.

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
2.83/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A work trip to Brazil this week, gave me the chance to sample some local delights. After a disappointing try of ‘Cintra Pilsner’ at the “Top Beer” Bar, I moved up the Avenue Atlântica in Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, and decided to call in a Restaurant Café for some food, as well as a more well known and widespread Brazilian beer.

Listed on the Menu as “Chopp da Brahma”, this is basically the standard lager offering from Brahma. Widely available in the Can here, I actually tried this on Draft (Tap).

Presentation: Slightly yellowy looking fluid, with a massive pearl white head that sits tightly in a 250ml glass, a strange and rather small size I found - still not a bad idea really for trying a range of Brazilian Lagers I suppose.

Nose: Grainy, very light in strength with some whiffs of pilsner like malts.

Taste: Clean, crisp, rather an easy going beverage that is totally inoffensive. Some malts and very light hops, but not much else to write home about really.

Mouthfeel: There is a satisfying feel to the beer in the mouth, mainly due to the smooth carbonation, not too bad really.

Drinkability: On a hot day it’s a six-pack “pounder” lager; on a cool one evening sat outside in Brazils Winter, I could still easily sink a few without any trouble, but it’s never going to win any prizes for appeal.

Overall: Very average, with no surprises – but by no means bad. The Brahma Extra if you can get your hands on it (Bottles only I believe) is a much better offering though.

Photo of cervezango
2.82/5  rDev +11%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

fast dissapating head mid clear gold, looks like a pale lager smells likea pale lager

Starts with lots of carb and goes flat Wheat

pretty smooth

says it's a pilsner but its not really bitter at all
My friend said while we were drinking it together sang "cant find a bitter beer" like the pearl jam song better man. Because in brazsil all the so called pilsners weve tried are all boring non bitter euro pale lagers.

it was vert inexpensive so i understand to a certain degree

Photo of DoubleJ
2.71/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Chopp do Brahma seems to be a big deal in Brazil, so the moment to try it happened at a Greek restaurant in Porto Alegre. On to the beer:

Bright clear pale straw color, served with a big creamy white head on top. Somewhat sweet and somewhat corny, but with fewer off-flavors than the competition, and served ice cold on draft, there are few flaws in this light tasting beer. It was very light in the mouth, almost like a cloud, which was the very highlight of this beer. Very drinkable.

All the AmBev lagers I've had so far in Brazil have been sub-standard. Brahma Chopp though, served on-tap ice cold, is a light, refreshing treat that meets the standard for an adjunct lager. Actually, it was kind of cool to walk into an establishment with Chopp do Brahma and see the machine which dispenses it to be covered in ice.

Update: Had again at Copacabana beach in Rio in December 2009, also on-tap. Not as heavenly as I remember. Not as "misty" in mouthfeel, not as creamy, and with a little more off-flavor. It was okay washing down beef and mussarela skewers.

Original score 4/3/3/4.5/4= 3.45

Photo of nekronos
3.98/5  rDev +56.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A little corchy aroma. BUt the appearance is good, very bubbling and very bright Yellow. I like the colour and the appearance. BUt the flavor is a little strong, but with nothing that harms your palate like Tequila. IT is curious that in Central America, is known as Brahva, perhaps because of the name Brahma, related with hot.

Photo of donnebaby
2.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pale yellow, or even green, thin color. Foam bubbles away into oblivion in moments, leaving this beer looking very sad. Smells worty with the head up, and light bready malts with it down. Taste is quite sweet and disatisfyingly thin. A bit of an unpleasant aftertaste. Carbonation isn't too high, which helps make this sweetish cheap lager a little more on the drinkable side.

Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
2.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brought back directly from Brazil.

A-one of the lightest, clearest, beers I have ever seen. With macro lagers, I am not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. Steady carbonation makes it look like champagne. Little head to speak of.

S-If I find anything I will let you know....smells like water

T&M-Typical foreign macro (mainly speaking warm weather countries) doesn't do anything to make you enjoy it, but also nothing to make you dislike it. The carbonation makes it seem a bit sweet, but the dull finish is nothing to write home about.

D-Now, if I were on a beach, this pale, golden, corn-based beverage would not seem out of place. Not much to say other than this is a beer that doesn't do anything for me; good or bad.
Oh well, it still is nice to sample the brewing skills of the world.

Next week I will be drinking Piton Lager in St. Lucia on the beach with my beautiful wife and two of our friends. Yet another shot at the macro lagers!

Photo of UnionMade
1.3/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

If you're reading this, and own a beer/liquor store, please rotate your stock. My bottle poured with what looked like giant sea monkeys floating in it. Big clumps of yeasty sediment floating within a golden sea. Very unappetizing. The thing is, I was checking the bottle in the store, to make sure it was clear and looked good. Somewhere between the store and my house, it magically spawned aquatic plant life. I hate wasting money like this. Old and unappealing. I had to try a sip just to make sure it wasn't still ok, and it sure as hell wasn't. Sour, old, and unappetizing.

Photo of Vancer
3.07/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My co-worker, stationed in Sao Paulo, brought me 5 samples of Brazilian beer (all pilsners) – so these are fresh (and cheap, only .50 each from a market). This was sample #4

Started off with a decent pour, a clear lite yellow with a nice white head that laced my pilsner glass quite well. Aroma is weak, just some very lite malts, on the grainy and grassy side. Taste is a weak and somewhat watery pilsner quaff – but even balanced. Just a couple notes of euro yeast in there.

A hoppy and crisp finishing little guy, a decent lawnmower brew (if you lived in Brazil). Not too bad at 4.8%abv per the can – just not anything awe-inspiring.

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.06/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale straw yellow with a foamy white head that dissipated but still left decent lacing down the pint glass - a surprise for sure. Good carbonation and bubbles in the glass.

Some macro scents, but pretty much some light malt and grassy notes. Nothing really off here.

Light malt sweetness with some light hop bitterness and a very clean finish -- what separates this from all of the macro-crap out there is the finish. No sour bullshit, no corn, just light grain and grass. A little too light in the flavor department, but not watery. Just lacks a bit of the intensity that would put this over the edge to decent/good.

Lighter-bodied and decently carbonated- smooth, no real bite.

Overall, I expected the worst from the gift from Porto Alegre, and go something that I could put down easily around the grill -- too bad it's March. Not great, not horrible. Essentially, a better macro. This stuff blows Bud away.

Photo of Northsider
2.43/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Tasteless and watery feel to it. I still prefer the Brahma Extra over this. Pale yellow, disappearing head, watery mouthfeel, no smell, no taste. Hard to imagine this is so popular.

Extra .5 point for smootherish mouthfeel compared to the other Brahma styles, but really nothing different. Skip this and go with Bohemia (Behemia Weiss even better). Even better if you find something other than Brahma, Bohemia, or Skol.

Photo of FLima
1.53/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured practically no head and left no traces. It has a pale yellow collor.
Very faint aroma, unless warm when it gets unpleasant. Good carbonation.
Very light bodied. Sweetness coming from rice and corn. Sweeter than other Braziliand adjunct lagers and less bitter. Made for mass production. In my opinion the worst adjunct lager among the comercial scale production in Brazil, given more intense flaws than its peers.
Interesting that the real chopp version (not just its name), seems to taste a little better, specially the Dark version, which is sweet but pleasant. Better to have it very fresh and at a very low temperature to numb your senses and enjoy a potential refreshing feeling.

Photo of Naerhu
1.67/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pure white head that disappears immediately.Clear light golden body.

Smell: Smells like a wet glass

Taste: Thin and grainy yet sharp pungent flavor, something is off.
No aftertaste to speak of. Really light flavor. No hopiness.

Mouthfeel: Alkaseltzer-like.

Drinkability: Made to be refreshing on super hot days for people who do not like beer.

Twice reviewed consistent results.

Photo of eduardolinhalis
2/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

330ml bottle served in a chalice.

A: Pours a pale golden yellow color forming a medium bubbled aired white head. Low retention. A small layer remains and some lacings are formed

S: Smell is imperceptive. I would say some sweet grains. Still looking for the hops... Corn is a killer in the nose, becoming worst as it warms

T: Imperceptive too. Very watery. Some notes of sweet grains and corn. Disgusting taste of cardboard. A bit metallic. In overall, a crisp and bready taste. Very mild bitter aftertaste

M: VERY light watery body and strong artificial carbonation. Light corn in the aftertaste

O: Low drinkability. Difficult to finish. Once in Brazil, go for the new small breweries like a Eisenbahn, Baden Baden, Colorado and etc. You will find better beers there, for sure...

Photo of SerialTicker
2.55/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Actually, not the most awful AAL I've ever had. Drank straight from a 355ml bottle.

Apparently, this is *THEE* beer in Brazil.

Smelled skunky at first, but it doesn't taste it at all -- decent. Has a mild corny flavor with a negligible amount of malt. Pretty freakin' bland. What I do like about this beer though is that it has a pretty decent mouthfeel: actually a little creamy. Easy drinking, but lacking flavor. As a whole, in a world full of AAL's, this one stands out a little bit. Not terrible.

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