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Original - Antarctica (Companhia Brasileira De Bebidas)

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BA SCORE
69
poor

28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 2.71
pDev: 26.2%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Antarctica (Companhia Brasileira De Bebidas) visit their website
Brazil

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: soper2000 on 06-18-2004)
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2.15/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Almost six months for expiration date (this is key for those pseudo pilseners). Pratically made no head. Faint hop aroma. Good carbonation with small bubbles. Refreshing taste but with a watery ending. This one did not present a bad aftertaste (started a little as it warmed up). Those beers are like child Kinder eggs, in each bottle a surprise. There is no standard, it suffer mutations according to sell volumes, or industrial processes and economics. This time I was lucky. A few years ago this was a good beer, specially for summertime, then Ambev took advantage of the good brand to mass sell it (and adapting its formula to the overall public).

Photo of eduardolinhalis
2.1/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

600ml bottle served in a traditional Brazilian "copo americano" (American glass in free translation).

A: Pours a pale golden in color, perfectly clear, forming a huge bubbled aired white head. Low retention but a very thing layer remains forming some lacings in the surface but not much in left in the glass

S: Very light in the nose. Sweet grains and corn mainly. Lager yeasts

T: Following the nose, sweet grains, corn. Disgusting cardboard taste with metallic notes. Hoppy bitterness is simply imperceptible, a shame, really. It doesn't really worth mentioning it...

M: Extremely light and watery body. Good carbonation. Cardboard aftertaste :S

O: Just another large scale Adjunct Lager produced in Brazil. Produced with low quality adjunct malts, this type of beer has to be served extremely cold to hide the annoying rice and corn taste and flavors. As it get warmed, it becomes difficult to drink. Well, in a nutshell, a "beer" to avoid...

Photo of emerge077
3.68/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Rated to style. For an industrial lager, this is exceptionally clean. Pale gold, racing trails of fizzy foam, thin cap of foam on the surface. A ring of lacing appears after the first few sips.

Clean aroma, light apple and grains. Nothing off about it, clean and simple.

Crisp and light bodied, finishes dry. No astringency or off flavors detected. Quaffable in larger gulps or sips, still pretty smooth. Quenching on a hot day... not much else to it, but there is apparent craftsmanship here. The subconscious kind where all the details become seamless and the end product simply performs effortlessly. Simplicity continues to be underrated these days.

Obrigado Paulo e Duda!

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2.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Antartica Original is like any other big macro beer/american adjuct lager. Pours golden clear with good carbontaion that provides an intial froathy white head that dissapates quickly. The smell and taste are bolstered by grain with some hop in an effort to balance the beer. This is a standard no-frills beer. Drink it cuz its beer.

Photo of fmccormi
3.03/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Straight pour from a pry-off 630ml bottle to Pilsner / Pokal glass

Appearance (3.5): Light golden in color, perfectly clear, but with a better than average than average head: starts from 2 ½ fingers of a bone-white iceberg, fading to just a thin cap with moderate lacing. Unexpected for the style, but enjoyable.

Smell (2.5): Light scent of pilsner malts with just a hint of something light and fruity.

Taste (3.0): Following the nose, but without the fruity character and more of a crisp, slightly bitter pilsner note. Malts are very light, but it does finish with a decently crisp bitterness. More or less average, but not unenjoyable.

Mouthfeel (3.0): Light and slightly creamy with a decent carbonation, but nothing special.

Overall (3.5): As with most Brazilian beers, this is a light lager that is best enjoyed “estupidamente gelada”—stupidly cold. Light, just barely crisp, good mouthfeel, it’s the epitome of a refreshing, hot-weather beer. Original is different from the others, with its exceptional head and mouthfeel.

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Original from Antarctica (Companhia Brasileira De Bebidas)
69 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.