Brahma Chopp - Companhia Cervejaria Brahma

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Reviews: 32
Hads: 71
rAvg: 2.49
pDev: 17.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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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 SerialTicker
2.55/5  rDev +2.4%
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. (503 characters)

Photo of denisconrado
1.25/5  rDev -49.8%

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. (646 characters)

Photo of chinchill
2.4/5  rDev -3.6%

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. (573 characters)

Photo of Olek4374
2.2/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

355ml can brought back by Dad from his South American excursion.

The pour is like any other adjunct lager, with a really thick head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is malty and corny, but not terribly offensive. Colour is really pale yellow; unfortunately there's not a whole lot going on so far.

The taste, given my expectations, is actually decent. Bit of a sour taste, although that might certainly be due to the beer's extended period in the can. However, the finish is pretty decent, and there isn't the nasty after taste that you'd get from something like Coors Light. Mouthfeel is boring, it's just a fizzy water feel.

It's nothing that I'd rush out to buy a six pack of, but I got a bunch of these Latino beers for free so I ought to give them their due. Besides, this one isn't even available in my Province. On a hot Brazilian day, I can see how this would be a popular choice. For everyday sipping though, there's better stuff out there. (951 characters)

Photo of FLima
1.53/5  rDev -38.6%
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. (690 characters)

Photo of nickfl
2.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - pours with a small white head on a clear, straw colored body. Fades quick and leaves no lace.

S - sweet, grainy malt and little else.

T - Very thin grainy flavor; I wouldn't quite call it malt flavored, more like barley water. Just nothing else going on.

M - medium body, average carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - light, watery, no flavor, just bad. (358 characters)

Photo of WoodBrew
3.22/5  rDev +29.3%
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 (340 characters)

Photo of Northsider
2.43/5  rDev -2.4%
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. (420 characters)

Photo of cambabeer
2.35/5  rDev -5.6%
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. (351 characters)

Photo of cervezango
2.82/5  rDev +13.3%
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 (483 characters)

Photo of jlindros
2.88/5  rDev +15.7%
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. (825 characters)

Photo of eduardolinhalis
2/5  rDev -19.7%
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... (784 characters)

Photo of jgasparine
2.41/5  rDev -3.2%
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. (428 characters)

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.06/5  rDev +22.9%
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. (921 characters)

Photo of DoubleJ
2.71/5  rDev +8.8%
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 (1,097 characters)

Photo of SBALDWIN
3.8/5  rDev +52.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance- light yellow golden in color

smell- like a beer

taste- very smooth and could be consumed by the many

mouthfeel- refreshing

drinkability- good with friends and hot summer days, also could be mixed with others if tried

overall- very nice and smooth for brasilians, very nice on draft (299 characters)

Photo of dojobrewco
2/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

My girlfriend brought me a few Brazilian made beers back from her trip to Sao Paulo. I really appreciated her gesture but this beer was anything but good. Little to no malt character at all. Slight bitterness but over all it was like drinking straw colored water. Needless to say it was very drinkable but in a "i wanna get wasted" kinda way. (342 characters)

Photo of blackie
2.65/5  rDev +6.4%
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. (741 characters)

Photo of schiaveto
2.53/5  rDev +1.6%
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... (538 characters)

Photo of decom
1.63/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

since Brahma, Skol, and Antarctica are now all made by the same company (inbev), they all taste quite similar nowadays. Nothing special here. It's better than Kaiser, really really similar to Skol, and a little worse than Antarctica.

Looks like a macro lager, smells like one, and tastes like one (meaning it doesn't have much taste to speak of). Drinkable, if you're hot, sweaty, and thirsty at the beach, and there's not water around. (439 characters)

Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
2.52/5  rDev +1.2%
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! (968 characters)

Photo of Vancer
3.07/5  rDev +23.3%
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. (645 characters)

Photo of bumblesouth
2.22/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Here in Brazil 99% of beer production is made of mass production pilsners. This is no exception. Almost no head, gold in colour, taste and smell are flat. Kept trying to taste cereal, hops and nothing really showed up. Mouthfeel keeps you w/ a hint of iron/rust. You should avoid. Nothing to see here... (303 characters)

Photo of Pepeton
3.85/5  rDev +54.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried this one courtesy of a friend that recently traveled to Brazil.

I'm not exactly sure this one is an American Macro Lager: It doesn't seem to have corn adjuncts, maybe rice though.

Pours a light straw yellow, compact white head and amazing lacing that went all the way down my pilsener glass.

Smell is mild, but definitively malts. Just hints of hops.

Taste is crisp and refreshing. That's all.

Mouthfeel has a little carbonation, and a mildly dry and mildly bitter finish. Another surprise: It has hops in there!

Remember to review your beers according to the style so: Drinkability is high. Especially today that out side it in the mid 80's. (Yes I know, it's January, but I live in México).

So this is an American Macro Lager? I wish most American Lagers were like this. Granted, it doesn't have the aroma and complexities of some great ales. But in a hot sunny day this one hits the spot.

¡Salud! (931 characters)

Photo of nekronos
3.98/5  rDev +59.8%
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. (328 characters)

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Brahma Chopp from Companhia Cervejaria Brahma
65 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.