Bohemia - Sociedade Central de Cervejas
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3.13/5 rDev -8.2%
11.2oz bottle purchased at Total Wine on the northside of Spokane. Purchased solely because I’d never had a beer from Portugal. According to the label, this was best before “2/13.”
Poured a dark reddish amber color. There was a modestly-sized tan head, but no lace to speak of.
The aroma was of roasted malts and an odd nutty scent, with a little bit of booze fumes thrown in. There were also some grassy hop notes that didn’t meld well with the other olfactory aspects of this beer
The taste started out with crisp, grassy hop notes. This was then bulled aside by a slightly boozy sweetness that didn’t match up at all with what came before.
Clean, lager-ish mouthfeel.
Not sure what this was meant to be. Not truly an offensive beer, but a strange and ultimately unsatisfying one.
07-05-2014 22:50:33 | More by woemad
3.56/5 rDev +4.4%
11.2 oz beer was poured into a pilsner glass.
Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a copper color with some clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.
Smell: Caramel, toasted malts, grassy hops, and lager yeast.
Taste: Sweet caramel, bready malts, noble hops, and lager yeast flavor.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little sweet syrup from the caramel malts, light bodied, medium carbonation.
Overall: I haven't had this one in a while. A nice euro dark lager that was easy to drink.
03-09-2014 15:28:25 | More by Flounder57
3.45/5 rDev +1.2%
Beautiful appearance, it poured an amber reddish color with a two fingers thick head with medium retention and leaving heavy laces.
Malty sweet aroma with hints of floral hops and some booze.
Nice flavor of caramel and biscuit malt balanced with a decent amount of grassy hops. Hints of dark fruits and nuts. Dry and mild bitter aftertaste.
Light towards medium body with medium carbonation. Alcohol level of 6.2% ABV was a perfect match.
Refreshing and flavorful with good drinkability. A joyful session beer. I had low expectations and I was positively surprised.
06-07-2013 01:14:02 | More by FLima
3.55/5 rDev +4.1%
Had it on tap at Hard Rock Cafe in Lisbon. I asked for the darkest beer they had, not expecting much, and was pleasantly surprised.
A - Medium reddish brown color and very clear. Thick off-white head initially; faded to almost nothing. In appearance similar to an English brown ale.
S - Surprisingly rich aromas of warm malt, brown sugar, caramel, even low levels of dark fruits. No hops noticeable. Maybe a hint of alcohol in the background.
T - Tastes again similar to an English brown, very ale-like, although I expect this was a lager like the rest of the Sagres products. Lots of malt, caramel, plum, raisin. Again no hop flavor, but enough bitterness to begin to balance the malt sweetness, although overall it was still a bit too sweet in my opinion. Smooth, clean and easy to drink, although you can sense there is some alcohol in there.
M - Medium to thick body; low hop bitterness; no alcohol burn. Residual sweetnes too high for me, seeming a bit cloying in the finish.
O - Overall a surprisingly good beer, very smooth clean and drinkable. Not the average generic dark Euro lager. By far the most interesting beer I´ve found during my short stay in Portugal. Think of it as a beacon of hope in this desert of craft beer.
12-29-2012 20:46:03 | More by Radome
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.68/5 rDev +7.9%
Clear and reddish to mahogany brown colour with a thin, bubbly white head on top.
Alcohol laced, sweet smelling beer with some butterscotch and vanilla coming through, maybe even some honey too. There is a slightly creamy smell and some good malts together with some darker fruits.
Vanilla and sweet malts upfront with a bit of a hop character and some good butterscotch too. There is an overall sweetness and some darker fruits in there along with a sort of earthy flavouring.
Smooth and sweet as well as being well balanced and levelled. There is a nice alcohol kick to it but beyond that it is just a pleasant dark lager.
A very nice beer and one that took me a little by surprise. There is a good balance of taste and aroma, with the two pretty evenyl matched and there is a fair bit of favour in each sip.
11-30-2012 14:01:35 | More by flyingpig
United Kingdom (England)
2.05/5 rDev -39.9%
33cl bottle: best before Feb 2013. Taken on my balcony during a holiday on the Algarve in July 2012.
I wasn't impressed with any beers I tried on the holiday: this beer being about the worst.
Sweet and malty from the off: nasty, cheap and so full of caramel that it was almost undrinkable; and I like sweet malty brews normally. Even the 6.2% ABV couldn't save it.
When in Portugal drink the ro'se wine is my advice.
08-22-2012 09:20:26 | More by BlackHaddock
3/5 rDev -12%
Poured into a pint glass.
Amber/mahogany with excellent clarity. Low carbonation.
Caramel, candy sugar, hints of toffee & biscuit.
Biscuity malts with notes of toast, brown sugar and dark candy sugar. Some subtle roastiness going on with cocoa nib and toffee.
Medium bodied, clean, crisp and refreshing.
Tastes like an English Brown Ale which I wasn’t expecting. Quite refreshing and sweet.
07-31-2012 17:50:47 | More by justintcoons
Bohemia from Sociedade Central de Cervejas
79 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.