1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Imperial Cerveja Viva - Sociedade Central de Cervejas

Not Rated.
Imperial Cerveja VivaImperial Cerveja Viva

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
-
no score

8 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 8
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 2.65
pDev: 21.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sociedade Central de Cervejas visit their website
Portugal

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 12-11-2004)
View: Beers (11) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Ricardo_Rosa
Ricardo_Rosa

Portugal

2.25/5  rDev -15.1%

02-06-2014 12:48:38 | More by Ricardo_Rosa
Photo of Rasmon
Rasmon

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

10-17-2013 23:59:52 | More by Rasmon
Photo of cfalovo97
cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -24.5%

11-13-2012 01:49:54 | More by cfalovo97
Photo of NewGeneric
NewGeneric

California

2.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This one looked good upon the pour, a nice golden color with white head that faded quick, but left decent lacing. It even smelled fairly decent with some light citrus notes. But the taste was anything but unique, remniscient of most basic commercial lagers. Malty, with light hops. Carbonated well, very light mouthfeel, and relatively drinkable considering not very flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2009 20:52:50 | More by NewGeneric
Photo of Redrover
Redrover

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev +37%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought at the Apolonia market at Gale Beach Portugal. They may have one of the funniest 6 pack holders I have ever seen.

Poured into a glass, the beer is a pale yellow with a large soapy white head. Surprisingly, the beer has decent lacing.

The aroma is fresh and clean. Grains with a touch of honey.

The beer is slightly sweet with a grainy taste with some light floral hop notes. There are no off or adjunct types of taste.

The mouth is crisp and refreshing. It is a simple, clean and easy to drink beer.

This was the cheapest 6 pick I bought while visiting Portugal. It was only 2.75 Euros (just under $4.00). I was pleasantly surprised by this one and will buy it if I return. Seems perfectly calibrated to the climate and the local food.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2009 20:54:46 | More by Redrover
Photo of AlexLMS
AlexLMS

Portugal

1.83/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

It started with a bad sign, as the cork was unmarked. The beer pours with a golden color and was very clear. The head was non-existent (the instant the beer was served the head disappeared).

The smell was almost unperceivable and the taste was very lightly bitter. The mouthfeel was gassy, low-strengthed, watery and characterless. The finish was really very short.

I would not recommend this one and will not try it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2007 23:39:04 | More by AlexLMS
Photo of NeroFiddled
NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

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

Basic.
Golden. Poor head retention.
Generic beer aroma.
Light bodied and fizzy.
Grainy, subtly astringent maltiness. A bit acrimonious... poor hot break, perhaps?
Dull, worn down hop flavor.
Finishes dry with a lingering, harsh bitterness (not that it's overly bitter, it actually has a nice, solid bitterness level - but it's rough due to whatever brewing flaw is going on).
Hmmm....?
It might be refreshing ice cold and straight from the bottle on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2006 18:31:26 | More by NeroFiddled
Photo of pezoids
pezoids

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Product of Portugal… hmmm… my first. Very light in color. Pale yellowy gold with a good amount of carbonation and very thin head of mottled white foam. A positive attribute is its clarity. Very clear indeed. The aroma yields your typical corona like things – soapy, sour, tangy graininess. Not altogether unpleasant, but really uninteresting. The taste surprises me as light and flavorful, with a clean and crisp profile. It’s easy on the palate and finishes smooth and clean. I can enjoy a Corona or Pacifico once in awhile, and this beer is maybe better than those.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2004 02:37:18 | More by pezoids
Imperial Cerveja Viva from Sociedade Central de Cervejas
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.