Antarctica Pilsen - Antarctica (Companhia Brasileira De Bebidas)

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61
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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 2.32
pDev: 25.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Brazil

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-19-2003)
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2/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of homebrew311
2.25/5  rDev -3%
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 eduardolinhalis
1.26/5  rDev -45.7%
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 Dbot
1.25/5  rDev -46.1%

Photo of FLima
2.09/5  rDev -9.9%
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 cfalovo97
3/5  rDev +29.3%

Photo of atigerlife
2.1/5  rDev -9.5%
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 fccarv
1/5  rDev -56.9%

Photo of fmccormi
1.7/5  rDev -26.7%
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.

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1.5/5  rDev -35.3%

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3/5  rDev +29.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +61.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -3%

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2.5/5  rDev +7.8%

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Photo of metter98
2.45/5  rDev +5.6%
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 BrazilianAussie
2.5/5  rDev +7.8%

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3/5  rDev +29.3%

Photo of neubert1974
1.5/5  rDev -35.3%

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2/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of WoodBrew
2.8/5  rDev +20.7%
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 dansmcd
1.25/5  rDev -46.1%
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 Northsider
2.63/5  rDev +13.4%
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 cambabeer
2.1/5  rDev -9.5%
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 cervezango
2.38/5  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 smcreator
3.13/5  rDev +34.9%
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.

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Antarctica Pilsen from Antarctica (Companhia Brasileira De Bebidas)
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