Brahma Chopp - Companhia Cervejaria Brahma
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2.85/5 rDev +10.5%
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 its 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 its 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.
Serving type: on-tap
08-30-2003 01:35:41 | More by TheLongBeachBum
1.33/5 rDev -48.4%
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.
Serving type: bottle
08-19-2003 08:21:11 | More by UnionMade
1.65/5 rDev -36%
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.
Drinkability: Made to be refreshing on super hot days for people who do not like beer.
Twice reviewed consistent results.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2003 06:46:54 | More by Naerhu
Brahma Chopp from Companhia Cervejaria Brahma
65 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.