Bohemia - Antarctica (Companhia Brasileira De Bebidas)
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3.08/5 rDev +12.8%
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.
11-02-2012 17:38:44 | More by FLima
2.05/5 rDev -24.9%
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!
02-17-2012 22:17:35 | More by eduardolinhalis
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
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
2.42/5 rDev -11.4%
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.
06-02-2011 21:58:56 | More by mdfb79
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
2.85/5 rDev +4.4%
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.
05-19-2011 01:04:47 | More by Northsider
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
2.75/5 rDev +0.7%
3 very gold lost of gold nice head but dissipates mid/fast.
2.5 apple, ethanol smelling not strong smell at all.
3 still a bit boring like most brazilian "pilsners" (brazilsner)
2,5 some hops, little bread.
2.5 it says its the oldest Brazilian beers.
04-07-2011 01:15:21 | More by cervezango
3.35/5 rDev +22.7%
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.
01-03-2011 15:07:18 | More by smcreator
2.03/5 rDev -25.6%
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.
10-26-2010 05:31:00 | More by Halcyondays
3.5/5 rDev +28.2%
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.
01-06-2010 18:52:25 | More by brdc
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
3.2/5 rDev +17.2%
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.
05-17-2008 22:36:40 | More by rodrigohen
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
3.53/5 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
2.8/5 rDev +2.6%
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.
04-24-2006 01:47:58 | More by decom
Bohemia from Antarctica (Companhia Brasileira De Bebidas)
67 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.