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Bohemia - Antarctica (Companhia Brasileira De Bebidas)

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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 2.72
pDev: 21.69%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 01-19-2003)
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mdfb79

New York

2.42/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Girlfriend brought this back from Rio for me. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Czechvar pilsener glass, as the bottle says it's a pilsener.

a - Pours a very clear golden-yellow color with one finger of white head and high carbonation evident. Head lasts for a few minutes and then leaves half an inch throughout. One of the most transparent beers I've seen.

s - Smells of grain, bready malts, rice/wheat. Not awful, but pretty bland and below average. At least it's not offensive.

t - Tastes of grain, bready malts, wheat. Again, pretty bland, but a slight step up from the nose.

m - Light body and high carbonation that stings the tongue. Way too carbonated.

o - Overall just not a ton to say about this one. Not the worst beer I've had, but very bland and just kind of there. Not worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2011 21:58:56 | More by mdfb79
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Halcyondays

California

2.03/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

355 mL bottle, courtesy of DoubleJ,

A: Pours a lightly hazy gold, with a light white head, solid retention, no lace.

S: Mild grainy notes, carbonic acid.

T: Very grainy flavour, no hop character, kind of chemically, bit of DMS.

M: Light-bodied, crisp, biting carbonation.

D: Not really a fan of this one. The flavour isn't terrible, but it kind of sucks. Not interesting at all.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2010 05:31:00 | More by Halcyondays
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DoubleJ

California

3.48/5  rDev +27.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2009 02:23:25 | More by DoubleJ
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Latarnik

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-29-2014 21:06:19 | More by Latarnik
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev +11.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2011 23:39:48 | More by WoodBrew
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TheLongBeachBum

California

3/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2003 22:38:49 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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blackie

California

3.53/5  rDev +29.8%
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.

Serving type: can

11-21-2006 18:39:11 | More by blackie
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Vancer

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Serving type: can

02-04-2006 23:17:35 | More by Vancer
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FLima

Brazil

3.08/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2012 17:38:44 | More by FLima
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +10.3%

11-11-2012 00:28:55 | More by cfalovo97
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brdc

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +28.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2010 18:52:25 | More by brdc
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bcsbeer

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-07-2012 01:24:05 | More by bcsbeer
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

2.05/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

330ml bottle poured in Pilsen glass.

A: Pours a very pale clear yellow color. Forms a big white bubbled white head when poured. Medium retention and not much lacings left

S: Smells like a cheap beer. Actually, smells like a cheap adjunct lager. Caramel malts and corn. Killer

T: Follows the nose, I mean, not much taste at all. Very watery. The mild taste is really bad. Corn, again. A bit of bad quality hops too

M: Very light body with artificial high carbonation. Watery and not bittter enough to a called Pilsener beer

O: Average bad quality Brazilian large scale producing beer. Once in Brazil, look for an Eisenbah, Baden Baden or something else from a smaller producer. About this one: JUST AVOID IT!

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 22:17:35 | More by eduardolinhalis
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

10-10-2013 12:23:09 | More by HRamz3
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phishbone23

New York

1.75/5  rDev -35.7%

01-23-2013 13:29:11 | More by phishbone23
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dcloeren

Texas

2.78/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2011 15:15:20 | More by dcloeren
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fmccormi

New York

2.7/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Serving type: can

06-23-2011 19:03:04 | More by fmccormi
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BrazilianAussie

Brazil

2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-21-2012 17:06:27 | More by BrazilianAussie
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-21-2013 03:58:25 | More by dcbeers
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Socialiste

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +28.7%

06-12-2014 04:22:19 | More by Socialiste
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ssgunbond

Belgium

2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-27-2014 21:47:55 | More by ssgunbond
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beerbtl

California

1/5  rDev -63.2%

06-24-2013 01:21:08 | More by beerbtl
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Klebe

Maryland

3/5  rDev +10.3%

06-20-2014 16:36:06 | More by Klebe
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SicemWT

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

11-04-2013 03:37:06 | More by SicemWT
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soper2000

Texas

3.83/5  rDev +40.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2004 00:42:05 | More by soper2000
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Bohemia from Antarctica (Companhia Brasileira De Bebidas)
67 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.