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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 soper2000
2.46/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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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!

Photo of schiaveto
2.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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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 donnebaby
2.54/5  rDev -0.4%
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 blackie
2.65/5  rDev +3.9%
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 DoubleJ
2.71/5  rDev +6.3%
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

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2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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Photo of cervezango
2.82/5  rDev +10.6%
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 TheLongBeachBum
2.83/5  rDev +11%
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 jlindros
2.88/5  rDev +12.9%
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 akinsja
3/5  rDev +17.6%

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