Antarctica Pilsen - Antarctica (Companhia Brasileira De Bebidas)

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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 2.31
pDev: 25.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Brazil

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-19-2003

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Ratings: 48 | Reviews: 26
Reviews by GreenCard:
Photo of GreenCard
1.96/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: pale yallow, good clarity, puny layer of white suds

Aroma: corn silk, grain, some kind of chemical fruitiness

Flavor: dusty grainy malts, slight tartiness, corn, cheap alcohol, finishes dryish with a "malt liquor" aftertaste

Mouthfeel: light body, prickly carbonation

Other comments: In there with the world's cheap lagers. Doesn't surprise or disappoint on that count. Was given two cans of this as a gift. The first one I tried super-chilled and mixed with some Danish mead. THAT actually tasted good!

More User Reviews:
Photo of Pedro_Almeida03
1.75/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

It's almost like drink water

Photo of chinchill
2.75/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

350 ml can in Belem - 4.9%  

Nice looking white head dies down to a partial coat rather quickly but still leaves good lacing.  Fine-grained carbonation is visible carbonation in the clear, light golden body.

FEEL: Light lively body with crisp, medium-high carbonation.  Semi-dry finish. 

taste:  typical light lager with hints of cereal as well as light malts and a touch of hops. Mild but lingering aftertaste more clearly reveals the hops. 

smell: faint cereal and light malts with a touch of spicy/herbal hops.

O: about average for this style in this area. Certainly not worth seeking out but passable.

Photo of soper2000
2.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a crisp very light golden color with a medium sized foam head and bubbles constantly rushing to the surface. Smell, like almost all thin lagers from Brazil is very faint. Taste actually had a little bit of body to it. There was presence of flavor, albeit not much. This is a fairly middle of the road offerring from the land of Samba, better than the Kaiser's and Skol's but not quite up to par with Bohemia.

Photo of WoodBrew
2.76/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Antartica Pilsen is like any other big macro beers; but the penguins on the can are really cool!!! 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 HalfFull
3.14/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a silver/blue can into an American Airlines clear plastic cup. My first Brazilian brew and I wasn't quite there yet. Alas, things would improve later in the week.

Pours a clear light straw with a thin white head that offers your typical brief retention. Slightly sweet of grain and light corn on the nose with a subtle noble hop presence.

Light lager flavor, slightly sweet and straightforward. More typical of a Euro Lager than an Adjunct, yet not unlike many a foreign 'throw it in the adjunct pile' beer. I moved on to Skol for a day then stuck with Bohemia for the duration of the trip.

Photo of denisconrado
1.5/5  rDev -35.1%

That's it Kleber, only to get high the skull, that was good kkkk! The aroma sent me, again, to my children and family parties; but after a few seconds the flavoring already gone. Golden color and a certain bitterness felt that persists at all times, unlike the aroma. Had never taken, even if it was only to swell my "tastings"...

Photo of metter98
2.45/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that quickly died down leaving lacing on the surface and a thick ring around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of adjunct malts, particularly corn, are present in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and the flavors are quite mild.
M: It feels light-bodied and a bit thin and watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink; the smell and taste are not that offensive but then again there’s nothing really special about either of them that would make me want to try another glass of these.

Photo of schiaveto
2.75/5  rDev +19%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Similar products, similar comments:
Another product of Ambev, this beer is also a commercial lager style. It´s not too different in comparison with their competitors, many of them also produced by Ambev (Brahma, Skol, Bohemia, Original).
A pale lager beer, with low bitterness (around 12 IBU), Original Gravity around 11,5 Plato. Almost no fermentation aroma.

Photo of fmccormi
1.71/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Straight pour from 473ml can to a 5oz-ish tumbler. That comes out to 16oz, right? Freshness date of November 13, 2012 printed in black ink in the kick-up underneath the can (at least, that’s how I’m interpreting it: “131112”).

Appearance (2.5): Very small, short-lived head on this, snow-white and starting around half a centimeter thick. No fingers to measure this one—this beer is fingerless. Some lacing, actually. The body is a pale yellow, and clear. Well, at least there’s some sudsy lace.

Smell (1.5): Kind of smells like the water cup at a beer pong table: vaguely beer-like, but mostly water. Some very plain barley scent that might be most accurately measured in parts per million. Some sweet corn? I suppose the lowest score would be if it legitimately smelled bad, but this just doesn’t smell like anything to speak of.

Taste (1.5): Following the nose, this is more of a palate cleanser than anything else. It’s got a strange aftertaste though, like unflavored grits mixed with some overcooked vegetables. There is just the GHOST of a hint of bitterness in the finish, vaguely herbal and vegetal. I’d love to say that it has a distinct pilsner yeast note, but it simply doesn’t.

Mouthfeel (2.0): Well, there is some carbonation. It’s low-key, fizzy, and dies quickly, though. What this beer DOES have going for it is quenching-ness. It’s very light, goes down easy, and I suppose it has a somewhat dry finish, for lack of sweetness or viscosity.

Overall (2.0): Can I give this a 1.75? This is definitely not a good beer, and not a good representation of the style, either. To be perfectly honest, with this little taste, body, and feel, I’m shocked that it even retains 5% ABV. That said, the beer was meant to be light, inoffensive, and drank in large quantities, all of which it achieves without much trouble. It’s not the worst of the worst—that would be a slushy of Classic Ice, Sam Adams Cherry Wheat, and Rogue Chipotle—but it does not stand out in any way, whatsoever, and is forgettable at best. Don’t get me wrong, I can dig a good AAL once in a while. But even in terms of the Brazilian market, with which I consider myself relatively familiar, this is far from anything notable.

Photo of atigerlife
2.13/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Sitting poolside in Rio....

Pours clear golden with a 2 finger white head. Lots of carbonation rising.

Aroma is of adjuncts....corn.

Taste of corn, quite light...adjuncts

Mouthfeel is light bodied and slightly cleansing.

Overall, really no need for another one. If a beer can't taste good while sitting poolside in Rio....then it is not good!

Photo of jwc215
3.13/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to jcwattsrugger for bringing this back from a trip to South America.

Pours straw yellow with a thin white head that stays for awhile before becoming a lasting patch.

The smell is of sweet grain, lime, a touch of sulfur with a slight hop snap. Smells like an EPL/pseudo-pils.

Confirmed. This is EPL meets American macro lager. Still-in-all for an American macro (/EPL?) ("pils" is out of the question/style standards), this is okay. Sulfur/lime, sweet with a non-descript bitter tinge (barely).

Very light-bodied - airy more than fizzy.

An easy-drinking, "bland" brew that calls itself a pilsner - go figure. Within that realm, I found this to be "okay". Not rushing to South America to get more, though.

Photo of cambabeer
2.08/5  rDev -10%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Very light yellow body. Very fast head, big carbonation throughout.

S- Very little smell and only while pouring. Somewhat malty.

T- Watery and a little bready. Not too great.

M- Thin with nice carbonation, at least when cold.

D- Extremely easy.

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
2.11/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

The last of the 3 canned presents from a work colleague after his recent trip to Brazil. I wonder if he hates me? Judging by this beer I am beginning to wonder!!

A white 350ml can with a picture of 2 penguins facing each others, looks like a child’s Soda Can.

Antarctica hints at this beers function in life.

Has a classic macro-lager look, golden with a white frothy ½” head.

Smells are reminiscent of a cheap bar.

Tastes like a low calorie version of water.

This must be macro-swill, because I even crushed the can with one hand and threw it into the waste bin.

I imagine this is on draft in Hell along with Bud Lite.

Photo of homebrew311
2.23/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can poured into pint glass. Appearance is pale gold and clear with cascading bubbles. No head to speak of. Nose is pretty awful, notes of sour grain, lemon, corn, and metal. Taste isn't quite as bad as nose implied as there is more bready malt character to cut through some of the off notes. Some sweet fruit juice like notes that seem quite out of place come through at the finish. Mouthfeel is light and well carbonated. This is not a good beer, even for and already sub par style.

Photo of smcreator
3.11/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Some head with mild lacing.

S: Only a slight smell after initial pour.

T: Best served extremely cold (-4C). It has light flavor with no strong aftertaste.

M: Small bubbles, slightly rough from heavier carbonation.

D: Easy to drink, one of the better Brazilian beers of this type. Keep it cold or drink it fast.

Photo of brdc
2.06/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Another Ambev beer, which is unfortunate. Big company controlling most beers available in the country, therefore they all taste the same. Consistency, in this case, does not mean quality.
This one at least loooks a little better than the average: golden, with a foamy white head that disappears quickly.
Smell is part alcohol, mild hops, no discernible malt.
Taste is like a beefed up bud, slightly heavier, a tiny bit more body. Good to mow the lawn.

Photo of cervezango
2.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

i guess the brazilian tern for pilsner , is not bitter or hopsy, boring, boring and boring.

watered down kindoff,

not a horrible beer , but very annoying in the sense that it brings nothing special to the table. not even special in a bad way. just nothing .
wheat, and water i guess.

Photo of DoubleJ
2.39/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Antarctica is the name of a cold continent with pengiuns. It is also the name of a Brazilian beer with penguins on its label, and will be served cold. On to the beer:

Tons of carbonation bubbles spring to the top of the beer. Pale washed out straw yellow color, with a semi-froathy head on top with decent retention. Looks good. In the aroma, there is some husk and creamed corn, similar to other adjunt lagers found in Brazil. Taste....meh. It tastes like wood and grain husk mixed with a pinch of creamed corn. It's not very appealing to me, but it's not awful. Notes of fruit salad and fruit skins are noted. Carbonation is moderately strong in this light bodied beer.

Interestingly, this beer was being exported to the US thirty years ago, and we know how well that went. It's passable, but blah overall. One and out for me, and please don't make any penguin piss jokes.

Photo of Northsider
2.65/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Typical macro brew for Brazil. I don't blame them, the USA has tons of this sort of stuff. The only difference is EVERY SINGLE PLACE has only Brahma and Bohemia. Gah, so hard to find a decent drink.

A - Yellow/gold, short head

S - no smell at all to me

T - slightly citrusy, but mostly just flavored water

M - average. Slightly carbonated. Watery as mentioned

O - Flavored water and little else. An alternative to Guarana on a hot day.

Photo of dansmcd
1.28/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Avoid at all costs, which is hard to do in Brazil because this swill is everywhere.

A - pale, yellow body, fizzy white head.

S - might as well be smelling an empty glass.

T - urgh. Corn, wheat and old coins. Weak but just horrible.

M - highly carbonated water

O - Not only incredibly bland but what flavour there is is disagreeable. Disgraceful beer, possibly the world's worst.

Photo of FLima
2.07/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Pale Yellow color. Strange enough this Adjunct Lager produced lots of thick head with low to medium retention and leaving traces through the glass.
Faint aroma of non-malted cereals but some floral hops identifiable.
Taste of cereals with a bit refreshing and spicy feeling.
Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness. Light body and good carbonation.
I remembered why I could not stand Brahma and was on the Antarctica side of the split population of Brazil, for its bitterness. Nevertheless all the formulas seem to be pretty much the same now, and it carries some annoying corn note.

Photo of eduardolinhalis
1.28/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

355ml bottle served in a weizen glass.

A: Pours an absolutely clear pale yellow forming a medium bubbled and aired head. Low retention and lots of lacings left in the glass

S: Sweet grains, crispy grains and adjunct grains, mainly corn. Low fermentation bready yeasts. Ashes in the very end

T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of malts and adjunct malts. Killing taste corn. Ashes sensation and a bit metallic too. Cardboard. Watery and tasteless. No bitterness identified

M: Light and watery body. Medium carbonation. Cardboard aftertaste

O: One of the worst things called beer that I've ever tasted

Photo of Jmoore50
2.81/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

Hey, what else are you going to drink in Brazil. It was Rio Carnival, the girls were hot, and what else are you going to drink for a .75 cent a liter. Well either way it gets you drunk.

Appearance- It looks like Brazilion urine, what else do you want me to say. The white yellow fizz on top reminds me of soda. Really ugly and you can pretty much see right through it.

Smell- Like corn. Realy earthy.

Taste-Like colored water. Actually not that bad to be honest with you. Gets you pretty drunk and is really drinkable.

Overall, a pretty terrible beer. Nothing close to the great brews that we have in America, but when in Rome, huh?

J

Photo of Halcyondays
2.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 oz. can,

A: Pours pale yellow with a nice white head, very good retention for the style, some lace even.

S: Very mild, some corn.

T: Very light initially. As it warmed a bit I got some husky grain and corn, DMS, but nowhere near as sickly sweet as the Skol I had previous, more balanced with the mediocre flavours it does have.

M: Light-bodied, thin, lightly overcarbonated, watery adjunct lager.

D: Nice enough, but a pallid beer. No problems drinking it, but I would want to move on to something else after one. Cool label though.

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Antarctica Pilsen from Antarctica (Companhia Brasileira De Bebidas)
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