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Brahma Chopp - Companhia Cervejaria Brahma

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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 2.55
pDev: 21.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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 denisconrado
1.25/5  rDev -51%

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 UnionMade
1.3/5  rDev -49%
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 FLima
1.53/5  rDev -40%
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 decom
1.63/5  rDev -36.1%
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.

Photo of Naerhu
1.67/5  rDev -34.5%
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 Dbot
1.75/5  rDev -31.4%

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2/5  rDev -21.6%

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2/5  rDev -21.6%

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2/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of eduardolinhalis
2/5  rDev -21.6%
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 dojobrewco
2/5  rDev -21.6%
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.

Photo of fede_glodo
2/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of Ahhdball
2.18/5  rDev -14.5%
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 Olek4374
2.2/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

Photo of bumblesouth
2.22/5  rDev -12.9%
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...

Photo of woscar
2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of factoide
2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of foamyhead
2.3/5  rDev -9.8%
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 nickfl
2.3/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

Photo of cambabeer
2.35/5  rDev -7.8%
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 chinchill
2.4/5  rDev -5.9%

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 ssdarius
2.4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of jgasparine
2.41/5  rDev -5.5%
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 Northsider
2.43/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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Brahma Chopp from Companhia Cervejaria Brahma
64 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.