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Sagres Cerveja - Sociedade Central de Cervejas

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105 Reviews

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Reviews: 105
Hads: 233
Avg: 2.87
pDev: 27.18%
Wants: 7
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 05-02-2001

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Reviews by portia99:
Photo of portia99
3.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle courtesy of a Portuguese friend poured into a Foonf Zane pilsner glass.

A - Pours a very pale straw golden color...crystal clear. Can only manage a thin cap of fizzy foam that leaves a faint trace of lacing. The lack of head is the only disappointment on an otherwise attractive pale lager.

S - Minty and herbal up front followed up immediately by a floral and perfumey hop bouquet. Chased by a grainy and lightly bitter hop aroma.

T - Cereal grainy, adjuncts, earthy and floral hop flavor and light bitterness. A touch of sugar-like sweetness. Flavors are clean and well balanced, light and smooth. Fairly typical for a European lager.

M - Fizzy, bubbly - crisp and tingly on the tongue. Even blend of bitter hops and sweet malt - clean and smooth drinker.

O - Decent beer for what it is. Very much in the style of most internationally brewed lagers. Clean and crisp, smooth and grainy with a light hop presence. A good warm weather drinker...gives me the impression of being able to quaff these all day long outside. Isn't likely to wow the BA crowd, but definitely a solid Euro lager.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of thehyperduck
2.98/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

330 mL bottle from a sixer picked up at the LCBO; best before Jan 2016. I've only had one other Portuguese beer (Super Bock), and wasn't terribly impressed with it - but this sixer was absurdly cheap by local standards (about $1.66 per bottle) so it's not like I've got much to lose here. Served ice cold.

Pours a clear golden-yellow hue, capped off with one finger of loose, soapy white head, which lasts about a minute or two before fading. A bubbly film remains at the surface, in addition to a foamy collar and a few scattered swathes of lacing. Looks fine, but the aroma is somewhat less reassuring - it mostly smells like corn chips, with a pale, malty sweetness and some vegetal undertones. Not a terrible aroma - I can't really fault a cheap adjunct lager for smelling like adjunct - but it's still worlds away from enticing.

Not much I can say about this one. The flavour consists of grainy pale barley malts, corn husk and damp cardboard. Vaguely grassy towards the finish, but it goes right back to that corny, vegetal flavour in the aftertaste; thankfully it doesn't linger long. Light-bodied and a bit watery, with the sort of aggressive carbonation levels I'd expect from this sort of beer. There is nothing overtly offensive about this beer, but I can think of no convincing reasons to pick it specifically over its many competitors in the imported lager category... other than the price.

Final Grade: 2.98, a C. Sagres is yet another mediocre, forgettable pale lager to throw on the pile. It's definitely not the worst European adjunct lager I've ever had, but there are few redeeming qualities to be lauded here. It's easy to drink, and tastes like beer - what else were you expecting? Marginally better than Super Bock, but to be honest I haven't had that stuff in years, so it's not really a fair comparison. The bottom line? For a cheap imported lager, you could do much worse than this. Mexican lager enthusiasts should appreciate this one.

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Photo of beerhunter13
3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of MikeC144
2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of lordofthewiens
2.95/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of equinox1
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of Todd
3.54/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of JohnnyBarman
2.97/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of wattoclone
4/5  rDev +39.4%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of rastaman
2/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Simple, bland and boring but drinkable, but not interesting drinkable, a bit of a malty character in there aswell, but not enough to do anything for me.

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Photo of acurtis
2/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of c2walker
2.47/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of biboergosum
3.23/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of Sammy
2.45/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of augustgarage
2.98/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

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Photo of WoodBrew
2.32/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
1.75/5  rDev -39%

Photo of Bierleichen
2.95/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of avisong
2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of thorkelson
1.52/5  rDev -47%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of HugoG
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of diogo
1/5  rDev -65.2%

Photo of Momon
3.08/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Sagres Cerveja from Sociedade Central de Cervejas
68 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.