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Bohemia - Sociedade Central de Cervejas

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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 13.2%
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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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2.05/5  rDev -39.9%
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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JohnF51

California

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

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

Portugal

2.8/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: reddish amber color. Head: light tan color, moderate size, persistent and kind of creamy. Very clear.
Aroma: agreeable nose, giving a vinous impression.
Taste: sweet.
Mouthfeel: creamy. Moderate carbonation, moderate alcoholic strength and light body.
Finish: creamy and persistent aftertaste with a light touch of bitterness.

Overall: a satiating and balanced amber lager. An interesting beer, although the level of sweetness does not recommend it for a hot day. I could give this one another try.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2007 19:42:23 | More by AlexLMS
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

2.83/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bohemia pours a clear, dark amber color with a small white head on top. The foam dissolves quickly to a thin ring around the beer leaving only a couple spots of lace on the side of the glass.

The aroma is malty with notes of caramel and toasted pale malt. Each sip of this thin to medium bodied beer is dry with a soft fizz on the palate. The flavor reminds me of Michelob Amber Bock. Basically a light, american style lager with some caramel malt flavor mixed in. A sweet flavor with a crisp finish. Once gone some of the malty flavor lingers on the palate.

This is a non-offensive beer that's very easy to drink. It's not going to wow you, but if you're beer choices are slim it's worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2009 16:05:15 | More by WanderingFool
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bonbini26

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12%

01-10-2012 17:00:42 | More by bonbini26
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vinicole

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -12%

07-21-2014 18:37:44 | More by vinicole
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12%

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12%
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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Latarnik

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12%

02-28-2014 05:20:55 | More by kwjd
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bbrown12

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12%

04-28-2014 13:35:00 | More by bbrown12
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plaid75

New York

3.05/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a medium murky amber hue with a one finger creamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell was upfront sweet malts, with perhaps a touch of corn.

The taste featured a sweet grainy malt with ints of green apple and some light dried fruit. Some cooked corn elemnt as well.

The mouthfeel was of average fullness with a bit of a coating sensation.

Overall average for the style. Perhaps a bit too sweet for my taste.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2007 21:30:09 | More by plaid75
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brewerburgundy

California

3.13/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle, Sam Adams glass, a best before date of '02.2011' is on the label.

This beer is not far short of Bock territory in color. It is a crystal burnished red-brown with a fluffy and moderately retentive dust white head.

The aroma is clean, grass, and caramel malt. A little steely.

While this has more body and caramel sweetness than a light lager, it is not much more interesting. Steely sweetness, grass, something artificial, and possibly some nuttiness.

Like I said, this is fuller than most pale lagers and it also reaches towards a Bock in mouthfeel. This is probably the strongest part of the beer, and makes me think this is among the, presumably, few Portuguese Bocks.

This is probably a popular beer in its homeland. It's sweet, full, crisp, easy to drink, and has a fairly high ABV for a standard lager.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2010 05:40:24 | More by brewerburgundy
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woemad

Washington

3.13/5  rDev -8.2%
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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auxiliary

Rhode Island

3.15/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

appearance - dark amber color. Poured a large head from the carbonation and then settled. Some lace on the glass. Looks like I have soap in my glass.

smell - Grains, malt, some hops.

taste -Taste like you are drinking a macro with a nut brown lager.

mouthfeel - Light

drinkability - Kind of an odd tasting beer to me.Not too fond of it.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2008 00:06:08 | More by auxiliary
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.2/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light reddish brown color with a foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves very thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint with some metallic quality to it along with some caramelized malt, nuts and a little bit of hops.

T: The taste is a little on the malty side, with flavors of caramel and nuts with a mild hops presence. Overall the taste isn’t bad but it’s a little bit dull.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, clean finish.

D: Not very tasty, but it goes down easy simply because there isn’t much to it. It’s worth drinking if your alternative is a fizzy-yellow-beer, but I would prefer something a bit more flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2007 07:32:39 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Redrover

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was happy to spot this one while shopping at the Mercado in Portugal. You mainly find local pale lagers, so I was anxious to give this a whirl.

.33 brown bottle with clear freshness dating. When poured into a glass, the beer is reddish brown with red highlights. It has a nifty small beige head.

The aroma is toffee, grains and toasted bread.

This beer is off to a good start. Unfortunately, the taste does not quite measure up to the looks and aroma. The beer is sweet with caramel and bagel notes. The beer becomes even sweeter as it warms and you get ½ way through the glass. It almost reminds me of the sweetness of a fortified wine.

The mouth has excellent carbonation, which helps overcome an average feel. Drinkability is just ok given the sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2009 21:02:46 | More by Redrover
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HugoG

Portugal

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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


3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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

Portugal

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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

Massachusetts

3.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark amber, almost a dirty copper color. Much darker than typical beers from Bohemia. Clear. The head is temporary.

Aromas of sweet caramel malts which carries over to the taste. Unfortunately, this beer was slightly skunked. (I had it in a sandwich shop in Coimbra, Portugal). Decent body with an above average carbonation.

In beer starved Portugal, this is one of the better offerings. Still, this wouldn't stand up to the micros in America.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2006 02:49:52 | More by smcolw
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flagmantho

Washington

3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 330mL bottle into a pint glass. There is a date of "Fev 09" printed on the bottle, which could be made-on or best-by. On the last Sagres I had, this date was in the future, so it would seem this bottle was best before about 6 months ago. That said, it didn't seem spoiled, oxidized or skunky in any way.

Appearance: rich amber color with a about a finger of fizzy head, which dissipated quickly.

Smell: nice malt and caramel aroma.

Taste: rather sweet, with lots of malt and caramel flavor. There is some bitterness but not a lot of hops flavor, which I think would help this beer a little bit.

Mouthfeel: medium body with not too much carbonation. It's alright.

Drinkability: while the flavor is not bad, the lack of some balancing hops flavor and the general over-sweetness would make this one a little difficult to take as a session beer. I won't have a problem finishing this one, though.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2009 03:12:13 | More by flagmantho
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crossovert

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle.

It pours a reddish brown, a tad on the light side for the style. The head is big and off-white and leaves some dirty looking lacing.

It smells like a doppelbock, there is a huge dark fruit sweetness along with a hint of tasted bread that dominates the scent.

The taste is a mix of a euro dark and doppelbock. It has a suprising amount of hops (though not much, but they are atleast noticeable), a big alcoholic kick, and layers of dark fruits.

It isn't anything superb but it will get the job done, probably could have used a tad less sweetness and a bit more bdy.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2010 04:10:44 | More by crossovert
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Bohemia from Sociedade Central de Cervejas
79 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.