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Bohemia - Sociedade Central de Cervejas

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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 13.16%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Portugal

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-12-2002)
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Reviews by NewGeneric:
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NewGeneric

California

3.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this in Sagres, and was quite happy with the amber pour. Had a good amount of just offwhite head that dissipated pretty quickly. Smelled nice, with mild roasted malt and toffee. Tasted pretty similar, just a little bit sweeter. Nicely carbonated leaving me with a smooth mouthfeel. My kind of amber lager, I could drink a bunch.

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2009 21:10:45 | More by NewGeneric
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woemad

Washington

3.13/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From notes.
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 22:50:33 | More by woemad
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12.3%

05-26-2014 15:20:26 | More by Latarnik
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Blumstein

Spain

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-19-2014 13:47:43 | More by Blumstein
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bbrown12

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12.3%

04-28-2014 13:35:00 | More by bbrown12
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D-18V

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

04-24-2014 02:57:50 | More by D-18V
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 15:28:25 | More by Flounder57
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12.3%

02-28-2014 05:20:55 | More by kwjd
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Ricardo_Rosa

Portugal

3.25/5  rDev -5%

02-06-2014 12:47:54 | More by Ricardo_Rosa
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Rasmon

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -5%

10-17-2013 23:59:21 | More by Rasmon
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HugoG

Portugal

3.25/5  rDev -5%

09-01-2013 16:49:23 | More by HugoG
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toddicus13

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

08-07-2013 00:06:53 | More by toddicus13
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FLima

Brazil

3.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 01:14:02 | More by FLima
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joaopmgoncalves

Portugal

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

03-27-2013 15:51:36 | More by joaopmgoncalves
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

03-20-2013 17:02:57 | More by mick303
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Sailracer


3.25/5  rDev -5%

02-10-2013 21:14:16 | More by Sailracer
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Radome

California

3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-29-2012 20:46:03 | More by Radome
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 14:01:35 | More by flyingpig
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12.3%

11-22-2012 01:31:06 | More by cfalovo97
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stortore

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -5%

10-05-2012 20:30:20 | More by stortore
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JohnF51

California

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

09-06-2012 22:44:00 | More by JohnF51
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2.05/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2012 09:20:26 | More by BlackHaddock
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance
Amber/mahogany with excellent clarity. Low carbonation.

Nose
Caramel, candy sugar, hints of toffee & biscuit.

Taste
Biscuity malts with notes of toast, brown sugar and dark candy sugar. Some subtle roastiness going on with cocoa nib and toffee.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, clean, crisp and refreshing.

Overall
Tastes like an English Brown Ale which I wasn’t expecting. Quite refreshing and sweet.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 17:50:47 | More by justintcoons
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

07-26-2012 21:48:26 | More by WDJersey
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a dark mahogany amber with reddish tones. Thin light tan head dissipates immediately to slight patches of bubbles on the surface. Very light aroma of sweet malt with some toasted malt, a hint of dark fruit, reminiscent of a light doppelbock. Flavor follows with bready and toasted malt, faint dark fruit, slight hops. Very similar to a bock, but dryer. Nice malty finish. More flavorful than most Euro dark lagers, but not as sweet and intense as a good bock. Light to medium body with a hint of carbonation. A pleasant lager with a low-key, but nice malty taste; nothing really stands out.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2012 02:34:29 | More by LiquidAmber
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