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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
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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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-19-2003)
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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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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +27.1%

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

Brazil

1/5  rDev -57.6%

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

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -36.4%

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

California

3/5  rDev +27.1%

05-27-2012 01:37:10 | More by mhaugo
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BeerdNick


3.75/5  rDev +58.9%

04-11-2012 02:12:11 | More by BeerdNick
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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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2.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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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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Paracatu

Brazil

3/5  rDev +27.1%

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

Virginia

2/5  rDev -15.3%

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

Illinois

2.63/5  rDev +11.4%

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.

05-21-2011 13:23:48 | More by Northsider
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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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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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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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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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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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Jmoore50

Nevada

2.9/5  rDev +22.9%

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

04-12-2009 23:30:56 | More by Jmoore50
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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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