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Bohemia - Antarctica (Companhia Brasileira De Bebidas)

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67
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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 2.69
pDev: 20.82%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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: brewdlyhooked13 on 01-19-2003)
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Reviews by beerbtl:
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1/5  rDev -62.8%

beerbtl, Jun 24, 2013
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2.7/5  rDev +0.4%

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.

chinchill, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of dcbeers
2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

dcbeers, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of soper2000
3.83/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

soper2000, Mar 03, 2004
Photo of WoodBrew
3.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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
S-2 nothing
T-3.5 not bad....better than most of this family of beers
M-3 very easy on the mouth good session beer

WoodBrew, May 28, 2011
Photo of denisconrado
2/5  rDev -25.7%

Since I was in a remote town in Big North of Minas Gerais, was a find! Followed and the Sunday lunch, but could return to origins.

denisconrado, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of fattyre
2.68/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

fattyre, Aug 02, 2003
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2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

BeerdNick, Apr 11, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

BrazilianAussie, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of blackie
3.53/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

blackie, Nov 21, 2006
Photo of schiaveto
2.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

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.

schiaveto, May 03, 2006
Photo of fmccormi
2.7/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

fmccormi, Jun 23, 2011
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3/5  rDev +11.5%

Klebe, Jun 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Igormatos, Sep 02, 2014
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2.56/5  rDev -4.8%

Flavio_Gama, Sep 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev +11.5%

cfalovo97, Nov 11, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

brywhite, Sep 25, 2014
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1/5  rDev -62.8%

fccarv, Jul 13, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

SicemWT, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of Shaggy9356
3.2/5  rDev +19%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Shaggy9356, May 23, 2007
Photo of cambabeer
3/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

D- easy.

cambabeer, May 12, 2011
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2.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

dcloeren, Jul 25, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev +20.8%

jaredkc889, Aug 03, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

-ronin-, Jun 29, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

JaimeLondon, Mar 28, 2014
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Bohemia from Antarctica (Companhia Brasileira De Bebidas)
67 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.