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Bohemia - Antarctica (Companhia Brasileira De Bebidas)

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67
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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 2.69
pDev: 20.45%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | 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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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.

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.

Photo of brdc
3.5/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had multiple fresh bottles while in Brazil, under a scorching sun.

Poured into a variety of largely inappropriate glasses, it still shows a nice golden beer with a reasonably retained white head.
Clean in aroma and flavor, but nothing that seems like corn. The notes of sweetish, cookie malts are well balanced with the grassy, minimally bitter hops.
As mentioned, clean, well rounded, highly drinkable for a hot day, but by no means complex or special.

Photo of Mariozi
3.5/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.48/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of smcreator
3.35/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A: Very good head retention with good lacing as long as the beer is cold and fresh. Sometimes it comes out looking flat and I could not figure out why a few days could make a difference. Maybe the canned beers here (in Brazil) are sensitive to age.

S: Has a hoppy aroma when fresh that is nice and floral. On other serving occasions it was a little stale.

T: Best served extremely cold (-4C). It has a bitter aftertaste that makes it more interesting than the other Brazilian beers of this type.

M: Smooth in the mouth since the head is retained.

D: Not as easy to drink as Skol since it has more bitterness, however, it is the better beer between itself and Skol.

I would rate this beer higher if it was not for the high can-to-can variation.

Photo of jaredkc889
3.25/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of flcsilva
3.25/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of estevaom
3.25/5  rDev +20.8%

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.

Photo of rodrigohen
3.2/5  rDev +19%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is typical beer of a brazilian macro brewery.
A pale industrial lager as many other brazilian competitors, with a little more bitterness. That´s all. At the same time, is one of he best lagers.
But if you really want good beers, try micro breweries, like Eisenbahn, Baden Baden, Dado Bier and much more.

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

Photo of Klebe
3/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev +11.5%

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.

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of Paracatu
3/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of McGoatCheese
3/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of cgmjr_bsb
3/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Vancer
2.98/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My co-worker, stationed in Sao Paulo, brought me 5 samples of Brazilian beer (all pilsners) – so these are fresh (and cheap, only .50 each from a market). This was sample #5

and in the end, I would have to say all brews were very similar.

Started off with a decent pour, a clear lite yellow with a nice white head that laced my pilsner glass quite well. Aroma is again weak, just some very lite malts, on the grainy and grassy side. Taste is a weak and somewhat watery pilsner quaff – but even balanced, perhaps a little sour, not much. Just a couple notes of euro yeast in there.

A hoppy and crisp finishing little guy, a decent lawnmower brew (if you lived in Brazil). Not too bad at 5%abv per the can – just not anything awe-inspiring.

Photo of Northsider
2.85/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Overall a completely average beer. Pours golden clear, with white head which dissipates quickly.

Smells somewhat fruity and zesty. Definitely more of a sweet smell than anything else

Taste is 'meh'. It's definitely sweet and completely drinkable, but very average for a beer.

Carbonated mouthfeel. Goes down easy enough.

Overall...ehh, a macro style beer that can be found everywhere in Brazil. Not much there in terms of taste but very drinkable.

Photo of FLima
2.85/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured one finger that dissipated quickly. Faint aroma of herbal hops that comes and go. Medium carbonation. Very light and refreshing. Bohemia is generally inconsistent, this one was actually pleasant, tasting herbal hops, and close to its original recipe that has a lingering zesty taste.
Sweetness from cereals and some malt. And this one also has not presented a metallic off flavor.
Under Antarctica was one of the best Brazilian beers (though had not much options), then Ambev took its worthy brand and produced it in a much bigger scale, adapting (read negative) to a broader mass preference.

Photo of bird_soul
2.84/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of decom
2.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I really don't uderstand it, but here in Brazil a lot of people that claim to like more "flavourful" and "full bodied" beers seem to like Bohemia.

It's better than the other Ambev macro lagers (Skol, Brahma and Antarctica), but nothing special. Looks like a standard macro lager, has a little more intense smell than other of Ambev's beers, but it's still faint.
Nothing to go out of your way for, specially if you're looking for flavour.

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.

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Bohemia from Antarctica (Companhia Brasileira De Bebidas)
67 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.