Sagres Cerveja Preta (Dark) - Sociedade Central de Cervejas
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Reviews by sfprint:
3.15/5 rDev +2.3%
A: Jet black, but with a huge 4 finger head and lots of little streams of rising carbonation.
S: Toasty, wall plaster, acidic.
T: Toasty with a bit of sour fruit. Or perhaps just sour, implied lemon. But quite ok. Very plain, but easy to drink. Chocolate.
M: Not exactly dry, but alters the inside of your mouth in a funny way.
O: Decent, unexciting but very drinkable.
07-02-2012 01:00:56 | More by sfprint
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2.63/5 rDev -14.6%
Pours a deep brown, though still translucent. About one finger of head with poor retention.
Smells of some earthy malts, but not much aroma to speak of.
Taste is pretty thin. Again, some earthy malts, but really nothing else to speak, save maybe a faint bit of hops.
This is really thin and pretty watery; carbonation level is nice though.
Other than the wateriness (which is a pretty big problem), nothing taking away from the drinkability, but not much making you want to drink more, either. For 0.65 euro from a Lisbon convenience store, you could do worse.
02-18-2011 01:46:58 | More by warnerry
United Kingdom (England)
2.05/5 rDev -33.4%
Well its not that bad, deep brown with a tinge of red, some annoying industrial, plasticy aromas hang around, and its not exactly complex, but it has some nice roasty malt flavours in their (surprisingly), and a is not as sweet and nasty as i thought it might be. But lets face it, its no masterpiece.
03-10-2003 01:54:17 | More by rastaman
3.45/5 rDev +12%
Clear. Very dark brown, although not opaque. The fluffy tan head holds fairly well and leaves some very nice lace. The aroma displays a sweet, toffee-like maltiness. The body is light-medium with a standard carbonation and a gently crisp mouthfeel. The flavor is lighter than the aroma suggests, but fairly nice with a smooth, chocolatey, and gently molasses-tinged maltiness. The bitterness is in balance but display a little roughness in the dry finish, which lingers with some light roastiness. This beer has some character to it, but is overall a bit light, leaving it just a bit better than your average beer.
09-22-2002 20:50:49 | More by NeroFiddled
2.98/5 rDev -3.2%
The pour is a deep brown in color with an average sized head and tolerable lace, both a light beige in color. Nose is light malt, with a slight hint of coffee or caramel. Start is clean malt, the top skinny, the finish is bitingly acidic, scarcely hopped, aftertaste dry.
11-23-2002 06:22:51 | More by Gusler
3.73/5 rDev +21.1%
Pours a nice dark brown/black hue. The head was amazing - five fingers. The retention was not good but the thick head left very nice lacing.
The smell was of toasted barley and espresso, cut with a nice hop aroma.
The taste was rich and full. A deep toasted flavor. A nice flavorful coffee/espresso accent which lasted long after the sip. The beer finished remarkable dry, thanks to a nice bit of hops.
The mouthfeel was full as well, and finished extremely dry. Very nice.
This was an incredibly drinkable dark lager. I recommend it highly.
04-20-2006 02:06:43 | More by plaid75
4/5 rDev +29.9%
Pours dark brown with a rich off-white head that leaves some lacing down the glass.
The smell is of lightly roasted dark malt with caramel/toffee.
The taste is of darkish malts with a caramel/toffee character - sweet with balancing roastiness and a subtle Continental-type hop bitterness in the middle. LIght touch of smokiness leads to a dry finish.
Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
This is a nice, easy-drinking EDL that goes towards a schwartzbier (though a bit more caramelish). Pairs very well with shell-fish, especially mussels.
06-14-2008 11:54:44 | More by jwc215
2.85/5 rDev -7.5%
Aroma: very light malt aromas
Appearance: Huge foamy head, light brown in color.
Very dark brown, with ruby highlights, almost opaque.
Clarity is very good in the highlights.
Flavor: Dark malt flavors dominate up front:
light chocolate and coffee.
Not roasty in any way, just dark malts.
Malt flavors seem somewhat muted, so I'm thinking
this example is a bit old and oxidized.
Hop bitterness is low, IBU about 20.
Very light hop flavors.
Body & Mouthfeel: moderate-low body.
Finishes somewhat dry.
Overall: A disappointment:
I bet this beer tastes a lot better fresh from the brewery.
If I ever get to Portugal, I'll try it there.
I would classify this as a Schwarzbier style.
02-28-2005 19:15:57 | More by horseblanket
3.2/5 rDev +3.9%
Bountiful off-white head. Extends over the rim of the glass. Very nice lace on glass. Mahogany color.
Smells of spent grains and adjuncts. No malty sweetness.
Lots of burnt black patent malts. There's also some gentle chocolate and coffee flavors. No notable hop. Very thin body with high carbonation--similar to Coca Cola. Very short aftertaste.
This may be the best of the Porteguese beers, although that is not saying much. Definitely below US/UK beer standards.
03-06-2006 02:28:48 | More by smcolw
3.2/5 rDev +3.9%
When first poured, this beer showed some promise. Dark brown and shadowy, with crimson undertones. The head is an attractive tan color, and the aroma is of roasted and somewhat smoky malts. Somewhere after the first impression, though, this one dropped the ball. The taste is one-dimensional and very restrained. Its dry and a little metallic. The nice smoky, roasted character of the aroma is lost on the tongue. Theres some chocolate malt flavor, but it doesnt come out in the taste. Very light body, and a willowy finish. It sort of left me wanting more. Good effort, but its not what it could be.
05-07-2006 13:13:40 | More by Suds
3.93/5 rDev +27.6%
After being in Portugal for several days without any hints of anything other than basic golden lagers, I was pleasantly surprised to find this at a local grocer. Still somewhat nervous from my experience thus far, I only bought one. When I opened it, I was happy to catch a big roasty smell with some caramel undertones. I poured it in my glass and enjoyed the deep, dark amber almost-brown color, with a nice light tan head that leaves a fair amount of lacing. Upon drinking, I was blown away to taste rich, roasted malt and toffee, with hints of coffee! I had been just about ready to give up on my beer tasting while in Portugal until I found this gem. The mouthfeel was a little disappointing in that it was slightly overcarbonated and left a slightly slick feeling on the tongue. But after having this beer, I got it everywhere I went, very drinkable. Thank you Sagres!
05-30-2009 20:20:22 | More by NewGeneric
3.73/5 rDev +21.1%
The beer pours a dark brown/black color with a 1/2" tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a rich and creamy dark malt aroma that boasts of crystal, roasted, and chocolate malts. The taste is decent. It has a weak and watery malt feel that boasts of roasted and chocolate malts. It's easy going, but quite dry and earthy on the finish. It has some metallic aftertastes. The mouthfeel is decent also. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate/good carbonation. I was hoping for a thicker, creamier body. This is a good drinking dark lager, but it could be so much better.
10-03-2005 01:01:16 | More by WesWes
3.5/5 rDev +13.6%
This beer poured a deep mahogany brown color. Very clear and was topped with a creamy lacy head. Pleasant and subtle aroma of small bits of chocolate, coffee and roasted grains. The taste is dry and bittersweet. Has some chocolate nutty texture. The body is light and flavorful. I enjoyed this easy drinking dark beer.
02-14-2004 16:33:56 | More by pezoids
Sagres Cerveja Preta (Dark) from Sociedade Central de Cervejas
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