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Antarctica Pilsen - Antarctica (Companhia Brasileira De Bebidas)

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BA SCORE
62
poor

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 2.36
pDev: 25.85%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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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: BeerAdvocate on 01-19-2003)
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Reviews by cambabeer:
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cambabeer

Florida

2.1/5  rDev -11%

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.

05-11-2011 23:26:03 | More by cambabeer
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chinchill

South Carolina

2.73/5  rDev +15.7%

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.

08-10-2014 21:08:52 | More by chinchill
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soper2000

Texas

2.63/5  rDev +11.4%

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.

07-06-2004 11:41:31 | More by soper2000
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socon67

New York

2/5  rDev -15.3%

03-29-2014 20:13:50 | More by socon67
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WoodBrew

Illinois

2.8/5  rDev +18.6%

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.

08-14-2011 17:24:16 | More by WoodBrew
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HalfFull

California

3.13/5  rDev +32.6%

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.

09-05-2009 07:47:05 | More by HalfFull
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BeerdNick


3.75/5  rDev +58.9%

04-11-2012 02:12:11 | More by BeerdNick
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BrazilianAussie

Brazil

2.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-21-2012 17:06:45 | More by BrazilianAussie
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metter98

New York

2.45/5  rDev +3.8%

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.

02-24-2012 19:27:02 | More by metter98
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schiaveto

Brazil

2.78/5  rDev +17.8%

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.

05-03-2006 03:04:15 | More by schiaveto
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fmccormi

New York

1.7/5  rDev -28%

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.

07-05-2012 01:45:00 | More by fmccormi
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atigerlife

Hawaii

2.1/5  rDev -11%

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!

09-17-2012 19:24:56 | More by atigerlife
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.13/5  rDev +32.6%

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.

05-17-2008 01:31:51 | More by jwc215
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +27.1%

11-07-2012 02:26:13 | More by cfalovo97
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fccarv

Brazil

1/5  rDev -57.6%

07-13-2012 19:59:17 | More by fccarv
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GreenCard

Oregon

1.93/5  rDev -18.2%

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!

08-25-2004 11:12:45 | More by GreenCard
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TheLongBeachBum

California

2.1/5  rDev -11%

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.

01-19-2003 23:14:04 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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Dbot

Delaware

1.25/5  rDev -47%

03-17-2013 22:46:18 | More by Dbot
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Paracatu

Brazil

3/5  rDev +27.1%

02-08-2012 10:54:35 | More by Paracatu
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Etrusco

Brazil

2.25/5  rDev -4.7%

07-21-2014 22:34:18 | More by Etrusco
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Tarso

Brazil

2/5  rDev -15.3%

04-11-2014 20:04:06 | More by Tarso
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homebrew311

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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.

08-30-2013 05:54:17 | More by homebrew311
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smcreator

Texas

3.13/5  rDev +32.6%

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.

01-03-2011 14:59:56 | More by smcreator
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Socialiste

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev +27.1%

06-12-2014 04:22:32 | More by Socialiste
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mhaugo

California

3/5  rDev +27.1%

05-27-2012 01:37:10 | More by mhaugo
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Antarctica Pilsen from Antarctica (Companhia Brasileira De Bebidas)
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