Sagres Cerveja - Sociedade Central de Cervejas
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2.9/5 rDev +1.8%
Not much to say about this beer, except it was better than water.
In a pint glass the beer was a golden color with a small white head.
Not much aroma, sort of a sweet, grassy, floral scent.
Even less taste. Some malt and a tiny hint of hops.
As I said, it was better than water, but didn't have much else going for it.
06-23-2010 20:20:34 | More by lordofthewiens
3.6/5 rDev +26.3%
Presentation: 12oz light brown bottle. Very unusual shape that almost squares off before the short neck. Bottle is "one way," meaning no deposit, which is also unusual. Best before date clearly marked, but in Portuguese.
Appearance: Nice golden liquid with a steady, sparce large bubble carbonation. Head is patchy, practically dead, less some large bubbles surfacing. It does however turn to a creamy lace as you start drinking it, and even has a slight stick to it.
Smell: Fairly clean in aroma with that faint, unmistakable import lager smell (raw and grassy).
Taste: Relatively smooth and creamy mouthfeel with a crisp citrus/lime bite, as if a lime wedge was in the bottle. Carbonation, although barely noticed in the appearance, lifts and snaps at the palate ... making the limey-like hops that much more pronounced. Body is medium with an even foundation of light malt sweetness with a touch of dextrin sweetness. Finishes nice and clean with little residual flavour.
Notes: Sagres Cerveja is a fairly tasty and refreshing beer. No great shakes though.
05-02-2001 00:00:01 | More by Todd
2.98/5 rDev +4.6%
Single bottle picked up at the LCBO in the "Aisle of Lost Brews." Haven't had a beer from Portugal before.
Poured into a mini Stella glass. Nice pale golden, and clear as the day is long. A thin layer of head quickly burns off.
Nose is pretty tame, all macro lager with a bit of bread, lime and floral hops. Not altogether unpleasant. Every so often a whiff of what might be a pils.
Good palate cleanser, tastes a great deal better straight out of the bottle. A few of these on a hot day in Braga would be just the ticket, but nevertheless this is a pale lager that's been stretched to the boundaries. Not much except a bit of citrus and floral hops. A little metallic twang too.
Aggressive carbonation, slightly creamy, still quaffable.
A run of the mill pils/Euro lager brew that tastes pretty much like everything else. Bland, and with only a mild hoppage to distinguish itself. But is it drinkable in vast quantities? You bet. Just don't expect much.
07-04-2011 06:03:53 | More by JohnnyBarman
United Kingdom (England)
2.8/5 rDev -1.8%
A 330ml bottle with a BB of March 2011. Picked this up as a 4-pack from my local off-licence, cheap stuff to start the evening.
Poured into a pint glass. A pale golden colour with strong carbonation. Small foamy white head that settles after a minute or so to leave a surface film. There is almost no aroma to this beer, a very light hint of malt but that's it.
Taste is light and clean. Mild malt flavour with light bitterness. No hoppy notes to mention. Mouthfeel is OK with slight tingling from the carbonation. Virtually no aftertaste.
Could be described as light and refreshing, but is also pretty bland. Inoffensive beer to start a session, but wouldn't seek this out specifically.
01-22-2011 21:34:02 | More by jazzyjeff13
3.25/5 rDev +14%
This beer pours a clear medium golden hue, with one finger of soapy white head, which leaves a thin broken wall of lace around the glass as it quickly retreats. It smells of light white grain, and some thin weedy hops. The taste is sweet white grain, and a bit sour grassy hops. The carbonation is moderate, the body fairly light, but kind of smooth as well, and it finishes dry, with a mild acrid hoppiness.
Nothing overly complex, and better than average for a Euro-lager.
02-09-2010 04:34:00 | More by biboergosum
2.45/5 rDev -14%
Nothing special. Better than a Bud or Molson or the like, but little malt - sweet taste. Slightly floral berry aroma. Nothing much in appearance, with bit of lace and pale blond. Touch of hops. Light dry taste. Bitter aftertaste. Thin mouthfeel. Unsatisfying.
10-03-2004 03:14:02 | More by Sammy
2.98/5 rDev +4.6%
To think after all of the festas I've marched in (my best friend's family is Portuguese), and all the various foods I've eaten from Portugal, I've never had a beer from the country. After spending the morning weeding, I think it's time to remedy this:
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a generic pint glass.
Pale stained-glass Mikado yellow liquid supports a thin but lasting splash of white. Light, lazy, sandy lacing courses down the sides with every sip.
Pale malt, faint adjunct (corn?), and a very mild floral note in the nose.
Lemon-lime salt on the palate, proceeded by a faint graininess - with a dry-ish crackery finish including vague hints of coffee and cola. No hops to be found. Rather bland as you would expect from the style, but not stale or too sweet.
Zesty somewhat heavy carbonation, thin-bodied, yet almost slick.
A bit more sour than many domestic takes on the style - still "refreshing" I suppose, though wouldn't be my first choice.
05-16-2010 18:59:38 | More by augustgarage
3/5 rDev +5.3%
Crystal clear. Pale yellow blonde with a bright white head that drops quickly but leaves a pretty good collar and a whispy surface foam as well as some lace around the glass. The aroma is light, but offers some fruitiness above a hoppy malt. It's not skunked, but I notice that the bottle isn't quite brown, it's more of an amber. The body is medium with a gentle carbonation. It has a dull presence in the mouth, not really full, not really creamy, and not really smooth. It kind of just passes through. The flavor is reflective of the aroma, but it's a bit fuller. The fruitiness is still present; most noticeable on the front of the tongue. The maltiness is more solid than expected, but kind of dull. It's well entwined with bitterness, and even a bit of hop flavor, but that doesn't really take off either. The finish is short and dry. Very dull. The most interesting thing about this beer is the fruitiness and yet it's kind of generic. Somewhat apple-ish, somewhat like summer fruit - maybe strawberry, but too subtle to reveal any specific character. Overall, however, it has more character than most American macros, but that's about all you can say about it. In fact, it lacks their crispness and finesse. Fairly boring. Not worth the effort.
09-15-2002 17:29:27 | More by NeroFiddled
2.35/5 rDev -17.5%
Sagres is a beer that just didnt do it for me....tough on the pallete and nose. The appearance is nice, golden clear with white head that laced on my glass. The smell was slightly skunky and very grainy that had a twang. The taste was similar to the smell very grainy. Mouthfeel is affected by the strong grain smell and taste.
07-03-2011 12:58:46 | More by WoodBrew
3.5/5 rDev +22.8%
Sagres, from Portugal: a light bodied, light amber beer, with a slightly skunky euro-lager aroma. The best by date is March of 2002 (bought it from the dark recesses at the bottom of the shelf). Not bad at all, with a heavy dose of malt sweetness with toast/bread flavors. Highly carbonated with a clean dry finish. I’ll look again for it fresh, as even a couple of months out of date, it was very nice.
08-12-2002 10:25:10 | More by jackndan
2.43/5 rDev -14.7%
Poured from a mini-bottle into a hotel water glass. Best I could do.
Pours clear golden with some copper. Splotches of white gfoam. Corn adjunct-y nose that does not impress. Strong adjunct taste, clean, crisp, but unflavorful. Corn too. Easy dribnker but not impressive. Just so so.
05-24-2012 01:06:43 | More by KTCamm
3.45/5 rDev +21.1%
From a brown 11.2oz. bottle. Pours a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Mild, somewhat hoppy aroma. Taste is crisp with light malts and some bitterness. Feels light in the mouth and goes down pretty easily. Overall I found this to be a fairly enjoyable beer.
08-24-2009 22:18:15 | More by tone77
2/5 rDev -29.8%
12 oz bottle.
Pours out clear golden yellow, with a small off-white head.
Aroma is mostly malt, grain and wet cardboard.
Flavor is malty, slightly sweet, grain.
A little sourness on the finish.
Better than BMC, but not by much.Don't think I'll be buying this again.
06-25-2005 05:56:28 | More by Padron4KM
Sagres Cerveja from Sociedade Central de Cervejas
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