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Antarctica Pilsen - Antarctica (Companhia Brasileira De Bebidas)

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BA SCORE
61
poor

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 2.34
pDev: 25.64%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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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Photo of neubert1974
1.5/5  rDev -35.9%

neubert1974, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of tjpietrick
2/5  rDev -14.5%

tjpietrick, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of WoodBrew
2.8/5  rDev +19.7%
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.

WoodBrew, Aug 14, 2011
Photo of dansmcd
1.25/5  rDev -46.6%
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.

dansmcd, Aug 01, 2011
Photo of Northsider
2.63/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

Northsider, May 21, 2011
Photo of cambabeer
2.1/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

cambabeer, May 11, 2011
Photo of cervezango
2.38/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

cervezango, May 09, 2011
Photo of smcreator
3.13/5  rDev +33.8%
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.

smcreator, Jan 03, 2011
Photo of Halcyondays
2.4/5  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.

Halcyondays, Dec 18, 2009
Photo of HalfFull
3.13/5  rDev +33.8%
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.

HalfFull, Sep 05, 2009
Photo of Jmoore50
2.9/5  rDev +23.9%
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

Jmoore50, Apr 12, 2009
Photo of DoubleJ
2.4/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

DoubleJ, Jan 20, 2009
Photo of jwc215
3.13/5  rDev +33.8%
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.

jwc215, May 17, 2008
Photo of brdc
2.05/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

brdc, Mar 17, 2007
Photo of schiaveto
2.78/5  rDev +18.8%
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.

schiaveto, May 03, 2006
Photo of decom
2.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

decom, Apr 21, 2006
Photo of GreenCard
1.93/5  rDev -17.5%
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!

GreenCard, Aug 25, 2004
Photo of soper2000
2.63/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

soper2000, Jul 06, 2004
Photo of TheLongBeachBum
2.1/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

TheLongBeachBum, Jan 19, 2003
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Antarctica Pilsen from Antarctica (Companhia Brasileira De Bebidas)
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