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Sagres Cerveja Preta (Dark) - Sociedade Central de Cervejas

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73
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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 15.91%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Portugal

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 09-22-2002)
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2/5  rDev -35.1%

08-05-2013 03:42:09 | More by ygtbsm94
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -35.1%

11-22-2012 01:31:22 | More by cfalovo97
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jmtpi

France

2/5  rDev -35.1%

09-03-2012 18:20:07 | More by jmtpi
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

2.05/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2003 01:54:17 | More by rastaman
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AlexLMS

Portugal

2.4/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: dark amber color. Head: tan color, moderate size, may not be long lasting and kind of frothy. Clear.
Aroma: agreeable nose with a hint of caramel.
Taste: burnt flavor.
Mouthfeel: dry, good carbonation, low alcoholic strength and light body.
Finish: bitter and persistent aftertaste.

Overall: a not very pleasant dark lager. The first impression given by the nose is lost after the first swallow. I probably will not give this one another try.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2007 18:15:25 | More by AlexLMS
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

2.42/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours dark and quite opaque, a deep black-brown colour, although the head is incredibly lacklustre. It's not even a film, just a collar of rather overtly large bubbles. Oily residue on the top. Very light body. It's very ininspiring.

Nose is very thin as well, slight dark grain note, faint adjunct character, with an earthy character than genuinely reminds me of soil. Slightly sweet, very faint. Not a huge amount on it.

Taste is similar. Slight caramel sweetness, bit of corn syrup and a very faint burnt crisp character on the back. Feel is abominably thin, and lends nothing to the otherwise bland palate.

Very thin, and really not worthy of a lot of discussion. It's bland, neutral and really quite unexciting.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2011 09:04:53 | More by lacqueredmouse
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rickyleepotts

Arizona

2.48/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I have no idea what this beer is about. I see this all the time at Total Wine & More, and I didn’t realize it was a Heineken product. But I have seen the logo somewhere… I just don’t remember where. Besides Total Wine that is. Perhaps it has something to do with soccer. When I was in Poland, we went to a few soccer matches. Maybe that is it. Not sure… but I am excited to drink this low ABV beer. Especially when the tasting notes mention caramel and sweetness. I love my sweets! Let’s see what this cerveza tastes like.

In the Glass: It pours thin, but very dark. Black, really. The thin head is in fact tan, but is gone quickly. There is little to no lace, as well. I am hoping this beer smells as sweet as they say!

Nose: Yep. It does! There is a ton of sugary sweetness in the aroma. Not really smelling caramel, but I love the sugars I am picking up. Not having had this beer before, I have to assume (based on price and the thin lace) that this should be drank cold. Or is it drunk cold. Either way, drink this beer cold. We pulled this from the fridge and are drinking it as cold as we can. Let’s see if that sweetness carries over into the flavor.

Flavor: It does… a little. But this beer smells WAY better than it tastes. There isn’t much flavor here until the aftertaste. We will get to that. Not sure why I had higher expectations, but this beer is really disappointing. There is no caramel in the flavor, and what sugars I get are toward the end. Those sugars taste burnt and over saturated. This might be OK on draft and in a huge cup during a sporting event, but I wouldn’t order this at a bar. I am not even sure food would help this one.

Mouthfeel: There is a ton of carbonation going on here. It kicks off and stays full of bubbles until you swallow. The beer is also thin (as it appears in the glass) and goes down smooth. This is nothing to write home about.

Aftertaste: This is the best part of the beer. As soon as you swallow, what sweetness there was is gone. However, you get some burnt sugar flavors that rest easy on the tongue. If you like that taste, then you will want to finish this beer every drink just to experience those flavors.

This beer might be nice for those living in Portugal, but my palate is more advanced than this. Not trying to be a snob here… but man, this is just not a good beer. Glad it was a small bottle! Oh, and the burp provides more of those burnt sugar flavors. Now I want to light up some sugar and see if I can replicate that flavor.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 21:14:41 | More by rickyleepotts
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XmAjOX

Germany

2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

09-01-2012 17:10:12 | More by XmAjOX
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cadaugherty

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

05-08-2013 02:00:28 | More by cadaugherty
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warnerry

Michigan

2.63/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2011 01:46:58 | More by warnerry
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UnionMade

Colorado

2.68/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The beer pours a very attractive rubied brown, topped with a full cap of sandy head. Great clarity, like looking through reddened glass. The suds settle into an even coating, leaving sticky belgian lace in it's wake.
The aroma is richly malty, thick with burnt malt and toffee scent. A soft, grainy undercarraige, leaving a wake of black cherry and fig fruitiness, as well as a faint nuttiness. Not much in the way of hops, simply a prickle of herbal earthiness that blends seamlessly with the malt.
The first sip is surprising in the lack of flavor. The nose suggested a rich, earthy maltiness but what the flavor presents is a weak, counterfeit interpretation. Really nothing sticks to the tongue immediately, just a tickle of softly fizzed carbonation. A bored malty blackness follows, rather halfheartedly offering diminished toffee and roasty flavors. No real nuance, the fruity, nutty traces the aroma presented all but gone. The malt picks up some in the finish, although the weak body and mouthfeel offers little foothold. A decaffeinated hint of coffee and feeble hops. The carbonation is nice enough, with a soft sparkle, but only serves to make this beer even more flighty. It disappears from the palate as soon as it came.
A very nice presentation, but it all goes downhill from there. The brew is appealing to behold and sniff, but that's about it. A bland, weakened dunkel lager probably geared for duller palates. It reminds me of something like AB's Bareknuckle stout, in the fact that it feels dumbed down to appeal to the consumer that would like to drink a dark beer, but can't handle the bittersweetness. I'd pass on this if you're looking to try a quality brew from Portugal.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2004 07:00:42 | More by UnionMade
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

2.73/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

330ml Bottle served in an ordinary glass in bar in Coimbra.

A: Pours a dark, dark brown with red notes. Clear. Half finger beige head with medium carbonation. Medium retention and only few lacings

S: Roasted malts with some notes of coffee. A bit sweet and some yeasts

T: Follows the nose: Roasted malts with some notes of coffee. Quite watery. Mild bitterness. Disappointing

M: Very light body and medium carbonation. Watery

O: Expected more. Portuguese market hunger for better personality beers

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2011 19:53:44 | More by eduardolinhalis
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

02-22-2014 14:27:48 | More by kwjd
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

2.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from grocery store in Albufeira. From notes.

A - Poured a dark, dark brown with red notes. Bright. Half finger beiege head with minimal visible carbonation. Good retention at a half finger and no lacing.

S - Coffee was obvious. Chocolate, sweet notes, yeast and cola. Yeast melds with the flavours in a very odd way, losing points.

T - Burnt coffee, cola, nuttiness, very sweet, and some chocolate. Again the yeast is mixing in here and just stirring things up in ways it shouldn't.

M - Mild to medium carbonation and a mild to medium body. Sweet finish cut by some coffee bitterness.

O/D - More of a mishmash than anything. It was an ok beer, just lacked structure and purpose for me. Kinda like they didn't know what they were trying to do. I didn't dislike it, but I was ready for something much better.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2011 00:01:55 | More by tbeckett
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horseblanket

California

2.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2005 19:15:57 | More by horseblanket
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Gusler

Arizona

2.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2002 06:22:51 | More by Gusler
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jmccraney

Washington

3/5  rDev -2.6%

02-23-2013 08:26:44 | More by jmccraney
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -2.6%

05-25-2014 13:25:22 | More by Latarnik
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Burt

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -2.6%

11-29-2011 16:29:43 | More by Burt
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Thehuntmaster

South Africa

3/5  rDev -2.6%

11-15-2011 09:33:08 | More by Thehuntmaster
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bbrown12

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -2.6%

04-28-2014 13:34:43 | More by bbrown12
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Augustiner719

New York

3.03/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured from an 11oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Dark syrupy looking with carbonation rushing to the top yielding a large head that dissapates very quickly.

Smell: smells like caramel and dark malts. A little bit one dimensional but nice.

Taste: syrupy with dark flavors of cherrys and brandy. A little bit boozy tasting with leads me to find a very fake malty component.

Mouthfeel: thin for a dark beer but syrupy to the point where it sticks to your cheeks. Not my cup of tea.

Drinkability: Average beer, nothing memorable. I'd rather drink this over budweiser any day and its the same price at the liquor store... 4.99 a six pack.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2008 03:08:35 | More by Augustiner719
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FLima

Brazil

3.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Deep black color with one finger beige head with short retention.
Aroma of chocolate and coffee.
Refreshing flavor of toasted and roasted malt, coffee, charred wood and a hint of lemon. Quite dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness likely from its roasted notes.
Light body with good carbonation.
A refreshing Dunkel, not overly sweet or cloying, resulting in high drinkability but very low complexity. Nevertheless, I would prefer having this to any Adjunct Lager. But that is it.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 01:32:08 | More by FLima
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Foxman

New Jersey

3.1/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It pours a surprisingly deep-hued dark brown, murky and opaque. There are lighter chocolate tones at the edges where light passes through. A mottled moderate tannish head comes and goes quickly, leaving a very thin frothy legacy.

There's a dark, toasted malt aroma, mingling with a milder cocoa tone. An ephemeral caramel tease flits about the malt sweetness.

The first sip brings a very flat malt character, much dryer than expected. A fleeting toffee taste quickly morphs to an ashy, earthy muskiness. The ashy dryness lingers to the finish, along with a distant doughy sourness. Overall, the flavor fails to cash the check that's written by the aroma.

It's a bit lighter than medium bodied, coating to some small extent. A dull dry bitterness remains on the tongue at the finish.

It was $1.00, and from Portugal, the first beer I'd seen from that country. It's a shame the flavor doesn't deliver on the aroma's promise, because if it did, this beer would actually be quite good. As it is, however, it's simply so-so, even disappointing after that initial build-up. If I ever find myself in Portugal, I'll drink this and not feel at all put-upon. At home, though, it's not something I'll buy again, in spite if it being rather drinkable in its way. It comes across a tad boring. I guess I just don't like a tease.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2004 14:14:47 | More by Foxman
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sfprint

Germany

3.15/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

exp: 12/2012
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 01:00:56 | More by sfprint
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Sagres Cerveja Preta (Dark) from Sociedade Central de Cervejas
73 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.