Kaiser Bock - Cervejaria Kaiser
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Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
2.63/5 rDev -13.2%
Straight pour from 350ml can to small glass
Appearance (4.0): Nice reddish body, almost clear, with a soft, one finger head fading to a thin disc of fine, creamy, khaki-colored bubbles.
Smell (2.0): That’s odd . . . seems like there’s hardly any smell to be had, somehow. Even after a couple of tastes the nose isn’t opening up too much, but what’s there is a (faint) aroma of fresh bread and caramel.
Taste (2.5): The first thing that comes out, interestingly, is just a very light hop bitterness. The malts clearly follow the nose, a bit of bread with a diluted caramel note, but turn over on the palate with a medicinal sort of astringency. Almost a roasty component, too. Just a hint of alcohol. Moves further toward caramel as it warms.
Mouthfeel (4.0): Thin, almost watery. Carbonation is decent though, with an interesting mix of biting bubbles and that creamy head all over the tongue, cheeks and roof of the mouth.
Overall (2.5): To be fair, I’m not much into bocks but I feel I know a good one when I taste it. This is not a very good one. Brazilian brewers historically have sought to replicate German styles, with almost no interest whatsoever in English or Belgian (and certainly not American) styles—but, in ways that are drinkable in warmer climes. While this isn’t an oceanside beer, it’s definitely not a cooler-weather beer, as bocks tend to be, which for me is what the best ones reflect: a bit warmer, a bit more inviting, a bit heartier. This is not one of those beers.
UPDATE: totally unrelated to everything else written here, a day later the un-rinsed can smells unmistakably like graham crackers. Like, uncannily so. Just thought it worth mentioning.
06-29-2011 00:16:07 | More by fmccormi
2.75/5 rDev -9.2%
Nice amber red color with a two finger off-white head with medium retention.
Light malty aroma. Sweet grainy malt flavor, slightly toasted, with timid floral hops. Predominance of caramel with a low bitterness. Mild aftertaste with hints of minerals.
Light body with medium carbonation.
Better than the regular Brazilian adjunct lagers, but definitely not great. Interesting that in the past this was advertised as a winter warmer, and even today it is made just during this season. But still it is a very light beer.
05-19-2013 14:56:27 | More by FLima
2.93/5 rDev -3.3%
This beer is based on a industrial pale lager, but the final result are surprisingly. In many modern breweries, the process of fermenting beer is made in a concentration higher than usual (High Gravity Brewing) in order to spare tanks capacity. After fermentation, the beer is diluted with deaerated water to the desired gravity. So you can make a "bock" simply diluting less than it would be done for a pilsen, adding also malt extract, caramel colorant and isomerised hops.
It's not really a "bock", but the final result is a well drinkable beer.
Brazilian greatest competitor, Ambev, does the same way for its "Brahma bock", with similar results.
05-03-2006 02:18:38 | More by schiaveto
3.33/5 rDev +9.9%
This beer is pretty well respected in the land of "cerveja gelada" and it's a decent offering from a brewery which i don't care much for. Pours a nice brownish amber color but with a minimal head. Smell is very sweet and malty. Taste is also sweet but not sickly so and there are no lingering flavors of chemicals that i have found in other Kaiser products. Considering the exchange rate right now a bottle of this costs just a tad more than 30 cents... In my book this is a great value.
06-28-2004 12:30:46 | More by soper2000
3.63/5 rDev +19.8%
My Brazilian friend and I are waiting for some company to arrive at his house in São Leopoldo, so we stopped by an AmPm (yes, they do have AmPm in Brazil) and grabed a beer. I came across Kaiser Bock while my friend bought Stella Artois. On to the beer:
The color of the beer is good to the eyes. It is bright amber with hues of sunset orange. Good lacing sticks to the glass as the beer is consumed. The aroma is light at first. A little bread crust with caramel chews at first, and as it warms, pleasant fruit estes hit the nose. The taste follows the aroma. The sweet bread flavor is present in the mouth. Lightly toasted. Some vague fruit makes appearances, and a kiss of hops adds to it. And it´s not fizzy in the mouth either (remember, this is made by a macro brewer). Medium bodied, with a little fizz to it. Alcohol is very light on the palate for a brief moment, but for the most part, remains hidden.
A suprisingly good beer from the Kaiser group. Their regular lager is not good at all, but this bock is quite good. To make it even more `gostosa´ , it only cost me R$1.89 for the 350 ml can.
11-29-2009 01:18:51 | More by DoubleJ
Kaiser Bock from Cervejaria Kaiser
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.