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Bohemia - Antarctica (Companhia Brasileira De Bebidas)

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67
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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 2.72
pDev: 20.96%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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:
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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 01-19-2003)
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1.75/5  rDev -35.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

bcsbeer, Dec 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev +10.3%

cfalovo97, Nov 11, 2012
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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.

FLima, Nov 02, 2012
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1/5  rDev -63.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

BeerdNick, Apr 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +19.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

BrazilianAussie, Feb 21, 2012
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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!

eduardolinhalis, Feb 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev +10.3%

Paracatu, Feb 08, 2012
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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.

dcloeren, Jul 25, 2011
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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.

fmccormi, Jun 23, 2011
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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.

mdfb79, Jun 02, 2011
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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

WoodBrew, May 28, 2011
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2.85/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Northsider, May 19, 2011
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3/5  rDev +10.3%
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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2.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

cervezango, Apr 07, 2011
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3.35/5  rDev +23.2%
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.

smcreator, Jan 03, 2011
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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.

Halcyondays, Oct 26, 2010
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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.

brdc, Jan 06, 2010
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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.

DoubleJ, Dec 09, 2009
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3.2/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

rodrigohen, May 17, 2008
Bohemia from Antarctica (Companhia Brasileira De Bebidas)
67 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.