Bohemia - Antarctica (Companhia Brasileira De Bebidas)
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Reviews by DoubleJ:
3.48/5 rDev +27.5%
I´ve had Bohemia Pilsen a number of times already, but no review yet. After this, I will have the entire Bohemia family reviewed under my belt. 355 ml bottle, on to the beer:
Hay yellow color, topped by a fuzzy white head that drops to a thin lace on top. Fair display of carbonation bubbles in the body. There is a light aroma of hay in the aroma. A little sweet too, but also the grain is husky too.
Its clean profile is a nice change of pace from the usual Brazilian macro lager. There´s a little hay and lemon zest to taste, along with a little of the sweet pale malt. The malt is somewhat husky as well. In other words, a little softer profile and this beer goes up a level. Somewhat hoppy too. The carbonation is mildy crisp, and it manages to go down nicely...ok, nicely enough.
Believe it or not, Bohemia Pilsen was the first beer ever made in Brazil (1853), according to their claim. This is a decent lager, and better than Skol, Brahma, and the like.
Update: I´ll admit that I´ve grown to like this beer. It´s clean, doesn´t have any sickning off-flavors, and makes a good thirst quencher.
12-09-2009 02:23:25 | More by DoubleJ
More User Reviews:
2.7/5 rDev -1.1%
350 ml bottle in Belem. [3.1 2.5 2.7 3 2.7]
Weak head despite high amount of visible carbonation in the clear, light golden body. OK lacing.
FEEL: Light lively body with crisp, medium-high carbonation.
taste: typical light lager with hints of cereal as well and 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 hops.
O: about average for this style in this area. Certainly not worth seeking out but passable.
08-18-2014 14:22:36 | More by chinchill
3.83/5 rDev +40.3%
This is not to be confused with the Mexican produced Bohemia found in the States. This beer is most commonly found in 600ml bottles. The look is that of a typical macro-lager. It's straw colored body gives way to a nice white foam collar which lingers surprisingly until the very end. The taste is remarkably clean and crisp, very similar to Goose Island's Pils. Mouthfeel is smooth although a little thin in the finish. This is a true session beer. Although this Bohemia was bought out by AmBev a few years back, I have yet to notice any depreciation in quality (crosses fingers). This is a very solid beer and it will remain one of my favorite lagers.
03-03-2004 00:42:05 | More by soper2000
3.03/5 rDev +11%
Had lunch in Campinas and was not a huge fan of Brahma Dark (Malzbier) Chopp so I switched to Bohemia in a bottle, I really liked the bohemia.
A-3 golden clear no head no carbonation
T-3.5 not bad....better than most of this family of beers
M-3 very easy on the mouth good session beer
05-27-2011 23:39:48 | More by WoodBrew
2.68/5 rDev -1.8%
This beer pours a clear pale yellow iwth a medium white head that dissipates to nothing. The smell is malty and grainy. The taste is mild watery malt with a faint hoppiness and sweet grainy overtones. The mouthfeel as expected is quite thin. Fairly clean and drinkable for a mass produced pilsner.
08-02-2003 13:20:53 | More by fattyre
3.53/5 rDev +29.3%
appearance: The thin white head soon recedes to a slight ring. The beer is a clear golden hay in color.
smell: Pale malts with a light, white bready, grainy sweetness. Maybe some slight adjuncts. Light hop aroma with a slight sulfuric note.
mouthfeel: The carbonation is on the low end of the high range, and the body is light.
taste: Tastes of grainy/bready sweetness and some adjunct flavors. Maybe a couple off, vegetal type flavors in the aftertaste. Aged noble hop flavors with very little bitterness.
drinkability: easy, a decent pilsner
Review entered from notes. My introduction to Brasilian beer, taken from the mini-fridge of the Hotel Panamby in Guarulhos this past summer.
11-21-2006 18:39:11 | More by blackie
2.78/5 rDev +1.8%
A pale industrial lager as many other brazilian competitors, with a little more bitterness and much more marketing on it, trying to place this beer as "special beer". Sorry, but it is definitly not the case. A "neutral" beer poor in flavours like the others.
That is not the case for Ambev's Bohemia Weiss and Bohemia Confraria. These beers are really different than the "standards", and put Bohemia as a remarquable brand in terms of special beers, at least among the macro breweries.
05-03-2006 02:36:49 | More by schiaveto
2.7/5 rDev -1.1%
Straight pour from 12oz can to Pilsner / Pokal glass
Appearance (3.5): Very light golden, perfectly clear. Most interesting thing is the bone-white, two-finger head that lasts for a decent period of time, with some light lacing. Not much, but some.
Smell (2.0): Almost non-existent, but what’s there is light, mildly sweet malts. No bitterness detected in the nose. Just very light malt tones.
Taste (2.5): Following the nose, but more pronounced. Any hop bitterness that may be present is tied into the crisp feel of the light pilsner malts used here. Very light, slightly biscuity. Almost no bitterness. Hops are almost non-existent here, too.
Mouthfeel (4.0): Light and crisp, no sense of hop oils or malt thickness. Body is essentially water. There is, however, decent carbonation—nice and just barely prickly on the tongue. Smooth.
Overall (3.0): Brazilian beers are generally golden, light lagers—pilsners and AALs are the rule for the most common beers in Brazil. The difference between Brazilian common beer like this and American common beer, however, is in the mouthfeel. If poured right, the head and slight lacing both serve as evidence to the main differences between common Brazilian and common American beers, too. The flavor is similar, though Brazilian beers like this are generally a little cleaner and crisper, in a way. There’s an expression in Portuguese that very much sums up how these beers are meant to be enjoyed, and helps to explain the culture in Brazil around drinkability: estupidamente gelada, or “stupidly cold.” This beer is okay. It’s not great, but it’s what you get most of the time in Brazil, and not without reason.
06-23-2011 19:03:04 | More by fmccormi
3.2/5 rDev +17.2%
This review is based on a comparison to the other beers I had over a two week span in Brazil. Poured from a 600 ml bottle in Cananeia, Brazil. $1.00 for a bottle (CHEAP like all alcohol in Brazil). Has a faint yellow color reminiscent of most macro American pilsners. Served very cold. Of twelve or so different beers I had down there I liked this Xingu and Caracu the best.
Detected light lemony notes in the first sip, sweetness stays around in mouth. Definitely drinkable. This is a nice crisp refreshing beer for hot, sticky Brazilian days. This obviously doesnt hold a candle to its European counterparts or to most craft brewed American pilsners but compared to some of the other beers flavored water I had in Brazil (Kaiser Pilsen..I'm talking to you!) this wasn't all that bad.
05-23-2007 00:25:12 | More by Shaggy9356
3/5 rDev +9.9%
A- Semi-persistant white head with minimal lace. Golden body and big carbonation.
S- Sweet. Apples and fruity under a bready and malty layer. Pretty normal.
T- Malty and sweet. A little bitter and kindof boring.
M- Very thin and big carbonation.
05-11-2011 23:33:59 | More by cambabeer
2.78/5 rDev +1.8%
Had on business trip to Brazil, review from notes
Poured a slightly hazy golden hue with 1.5 fingers of bright white foamy head. Surprisingly left a some light rings down the glass.
Smell was extremely faint. Some grainy qualities along with some sweet corn
Tasted bready, with a very subtle malt character, maybe some light grassy notes as well. Slight bitterness
Very refreshing. Extremely carbonated with a semi dry aftertaste.
Overall, this was the best Brazilian Adjunt Lager I could get my hands on while I was there. That really isnt saying much, I still wouldnt buy this beer in the states but I will say that it was very "drinkable". Too bad low abv isnt exatly what I was looking for after dealing with Brazilian bullshit all day.
07-25-2011 15:15:20 | More by dcloeren
3/5 rDev +9.9%
Another canned present from a work colleague after his recent trip to Brazil. A white 350ml can with a lot of metallic gold writing gives the can a premium beer look.
The Can was taken right from the fridge and opened with no overspill. The beer is a very pale, thin looking golden color. The head froths up at the start but soon settles to a consistent smooth white collar covering. The premium looking can cannot hide the macro-swill look this beer has once poured.
Aromas are average in strength but crisp and clean. Has a very macro-lager hoppy smell. Tastes are exactly as expected, a bitter introduction that is very clear cut and well-defined, one-dimensional with a slightly lingering dry bitter finish. Easily Drinkable thin diuretic lager that is probably perfect for those hot Brazilian days and even a few West Coast ones, but it will not sway me away from the real thing that I buy from the Czech Republic.
A macro-produced pseudo-pilsner that is average, but certainly no worse than any US domestic offerings.
01-19-2003 22:38:49 | More by TheLongBeachBum
Bohemia from Antarctica (Companhia Brasileira De Bebidas)
67 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.