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Antarctica Pilsen - Antarctica (Companhia Brasileira De Bebidas)

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BA SCORE
62
poor

42 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 2.36
pDev: 25.85%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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: BeerAdvocate on 01-19-2003)
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fccarv

Brazil

1/5  rDev -57.6%

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

Delaware

1.25/5  rDev -47%

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

Australia

1.25/5  rDev -47%

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.

08-01-2011 03:52:30 | More by dansmcd
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

1.26/5  rDev -46.6%

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

07-17-2013 15:35:38 | More by eduardolinhalis
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Anacross

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -36.4%

06-01-2012 18:46:17 | More by Anacross
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neubert1974

California

1.5/5  rDev -36.4%

02-05-2012 01:30:46 | More by neubert1974
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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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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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socon67

New York

2/5  rDev -15.3%

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

Brazil

2/5  rDev -15.3%

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

Virginia

2/5  rDev -15.3%

01-16-2012 02:02:59 | More by tjpietrick
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brdc

Wisconsin

2.05/5  rDev -13.1%

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.

03-17-2007 06:36:07 | More by brdc
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FLima

Brazil

2.09/5  rDev -11.4%

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.

01-30-2013 23:58:19 | More by FLima
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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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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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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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decom

Brazil

2.23/5  rDev -5.5%

this is one of the "least lousy" brazilian macros. not something I'd choose to drink, but it's better than Skol, or Kaiser.

Looks as pale yellow as most of macro lagers, and the same could be said about smell and mouthfeel. If you already tasted some other macro lagers, you won't miss anything if you skip this.

04-21-2006 00:09:20 | More by decom
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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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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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estevaom

Brazil

2.25/5  rDev -4.7%

04-10-2012 20:34:13 | More by estevaom
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cervezango

Wisconsin

2.38/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

05-09-2011 01:02:11 | More by cervezango
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DoubleJ

California

2.4/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

01-20-2009 18:06:12 | More by DoubleJ
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Halcyondays

California

2.4/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

12-18-2009 17:24:54 | More by Halcyondays
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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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BrazilianAussie

Brazil

2.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-21-2012 17:06:45 | More by BrazilianAussie
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Antarctica Pilsen from Antarctica (Companhia Brasileira De Bebidas)
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