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Bohemia - Sociedade Central de Cervejas

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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 13.27%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

WDJersey, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

LiquidAmber, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of tenacioustomato
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

tenacioustomato, May 29, 2012
Photo of Shineonsolar
4.75/5  rDev +40.1%

Shineonsolar, May 24, 2012
Photo of ckollias
4.05/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 12 oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a dark amber hue with a thick, 2-finger, off-white head that slowly dissipates into a wispy lace leaving a nice trail down the glass.

S: Sweet malty aroma with slight hints of caramel and dark fruits.

T: Surprisingly not as sweet as the aroma – comes off with a slight grassy-bitterness. Very smooth and rich and finishes crisp.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Tastes almost like a dopplebock but not as rich. Very well balanced and tasty.

ckollias, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of omegaman
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

omegaman, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of bonbini26
3/5  rDev -11.5%

bonbini26, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of Burt
4/5  rDev +18%

Burt, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of KidRagnarok
4/5  rDev +18%

KidRagnarok, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of djeucalyptus
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a dark caramel amber hue with a decent half finger tan head with decent retention that leaves surprisingly nice lacing for the style.

aroma is of rich earth, caramel, honey, molasses, a hint of straw. maybe a touch of hops. nothing earth shattering, but seems promising.

taste is, as noted previously, almost bock or even dopplebock like. the bottle says amber ale, and it almost begins to remind me of a bier de garde, a la Jenlain. which is certainly a good thing. some earthy caramel notes accentuate the dark fruit intermingling with the pale malt. pleasant and extremely drinkable.

mouth is clean, simple with ample carbonation. it works. not much more to it.

I like this one enough that I can definitely see myself picking up a bottle again. Somewhere between an american amber, a bock and a biere de garde, I'm liking where this one is sitting.

djeucalyptus, Feb 22, 2011
Photo of Reidrover
4.08/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz single. Not a bad looking beer at all. nice amber body and a good thick creme coloured head. Aroma isnt to bad either..caramel.bit of nut, resiny hop deep in the back. Sweet malt driven flavour as per style, slightly toasty, slight hazelnut..actually very nice. Liked the palate on this one, quite full and also smooth. Im going to say this is quite a nice dunkel. Im way against the grain on this one!

Reidrover, Jan 25, 2011
Photo of crossovert
3.45/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

crossovert, Sep 20, 2010
Photo of BeerManDan
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The color when poured was a clear medium dark amber with a reddish hue. Not much foam, nor lace on the side of the glass.

The smell of roasted malts and mild hops were evident, but, also there was a hint of sweet caramel aroma.

The taste was like the smell or aroma. There was roasted malts, mild hops and touch a caramel and a hint of other spices. A nice balance of sweet/bitterness to the finish. Not to dry nor sweet. This was a pleasant surprise.

BeerManDan, Jul 21, 2010
Photo of brewerburgundy
3.13/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

brewerburgundy, Jun 27, 2010
Photo of Nickls
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big thanks to Beertruck for the bottle!

A - Pours with a fizzier lightly tan head that actually held pretty well and left spotty toadstool layers on top; clear darker amber brown color

S - Light earthy hop tone; some malt sweetness; pretty clean and basic

T - A little biscuity, dry, and minerally hoppiness show up; touch of sweetish maltiness; pretty well-balanced throughout and a bit fruity; one of the tastier brews I've had in the style range

M - Lightish to medium; nice lively carbonation

D - Pretty quaffable, it's an easy drinking brew because of the flavor balance and it was clean all 'round with no off-flavors.

Overall, a pretty quality example of a brew in a category loaded with pretty bad beers. Glad to have been able to try it. Not bad at all.

Nickls, Nov 18, 2009
Photo of WanderingFool
2.83/5  rDev -16.5%
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.

WanderingFool, Sep 06, 2009
Photo of flagmantho
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

flagmantho, Aug 01, 2009
Photo of NewGeneric
3.45/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

NewGeneric, May 30, 2009
Photo of Redrover
3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Redrover, Apr 06, 2009
Photo of JoeBloe
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice looking reddish amber - puts up a full head , but fades rather quickly- faint sweet candy-like malt aroma - tastes ok - nut brown-ish, sweet and a little fruity - a heartier offering than the adjunct cervesas - drinks pretty easy - i'd have another - not bad.

JoeBloe, Apr 03, 2009
Photo of tigg924
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: dark tan, no head, no carbonation

Smell: dried plums and fruit, small floral tones--almost winelike in its complexity

Taste: a slightly sweet start small hints of fruit in the middle and a slightly bitter aftertaste

Mouthfeel: very smooth

Drinkability: A unique brew and the best of the Sagres line I have tried. Very complex ..I would get another six pack

tigg924, Jan 03, 2009
Photo of Bitterbill
3.88/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got this bottle in a trade with jwc215. Thanks Joe!

This pours a clear deep amber with a 2 finger head of foam. There's some lacing and head retention is good. This is a nice looking brew.

The smell has notes of caramel malt, grain, and some fruit.

The taste is interesting. A sweetish taste greets my first sip that looks to be a combination of caramel malt and some sweet fruit...wild cherry? Also, I sense a wee bit of a cinnamon presence. Mid palate on, I get a little bit of an earthy flavour that recedes and is replaced by hop bitterness that is fairly lightly done but it's nicely done. It makes *me* want to take another sip. ;^)

Mouthfeel is lightish as is the carbonation. This is quite good and easy drinking. My first brew from Portugal and I'm quite pleased with it.

Bitterbill, Sep 04, 2008
Photo of jwc215
3.9/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle:

Pours reddish amber with an off-white head that stays.

The smell is of caramel and grain. Pretty clean.

The taste is of caramel candy, slight hop spicing. Sweet with a touch of cherry-like fruitiness. Alcohol well-hidden. Sweet finish.

The feel is light-bodied but coating.

One that is easy-to-drink when looking for something sweet and light. It is an easy drinking amber lager.

jwc215, Aug 07, 2008
Photo of auxiliary
3.15/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

auxiliary, May 01, 2008
Photo of plaid75
3.05/5  rDev -10%
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.

plaid75, May 05, 2007
Bohemia from Sociedade Central de Cervejas
79 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.