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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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Photo of Minkybut
4/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Poured this beer into a tumbler at 45 degrees. This beer was ine I picked up thinking it was mostly going to be just for my label collection. Even my beer guy i bought it from said it was just a beer, nothing great. And this is kinda true, but..
The beer was a nice golden color, it smelled like ummm. beer yea beer. Taste was a little flowery but very clean and very refreshing. The beer had a crappy head and no lacing, but again, it was remarkably tasty. I will have to sat that I will buy this beer again.

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Photo of MrCharlieMops
4/5  rDev +39.4%

Appearance: Light, blonde and very liquidy/watery. Thick head which soon becomes watery / bubbly.
Aroma: Subtle rice smell, beery, no hops.
Taste: Grainy, typical lager taste with no floral attributes. Crispy and clean with a kick which you can feel in your throat with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
Overall: Typical lager which is great on a hot day. Easy to drink loads! I enjoy the crispy clean flavour.

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Photo of JoKo
3.95/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Bright golden yellow, highly carbonated, typical pils color and appearance. Small white head that fades down quickly.

Smell: Pilsner malts up front, faintness of hops in the background.

Taste: Bready notes, some lingering hop bitterness in the background. Nothing too complex with this beer, there is a nice balance of ingredients.

Mouth feel: A little lackluster, not as crisp as I'd expect, smooth.

Drinkability: Highly drinkable, fits pilsner style but seems like it could be a crossover between a pils and a general pale lager. Overall criticism would be the dull mouth feel, if it were a bit more crisp it would have been a perfect representation.

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Photo of Jdiddy
3.8/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have a weakness for this beer. I really like this. Great golden color, smooth taste (strong taste of nuts). Much better than a lot of lagers. A great summer beer. Goes well with anything, especially cookouts. Cheap too!!

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Photo of MAB
3.76/5  rDev +31%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I didn't think I was going to like this beer. I'm not a lager fan in general, and most European Lagers taste the same to me.
I was at a party and other than very mainsteam big brewery choices, this was the alternative.
Sagres surprised me. First of all, you have to be impressed by the color and clarity with the thin layer of head capping off the glass. I can say that about any nicely poured lager and this fit the profile to a tee.
I didn't detect much hop aroma, but there was a pleasant, though subtle, malty smell.
It was very crisp tasting, but instead of the dry rush or the taint of "preservatives and foaming agents" that I find so pervasive in the North American lager market, this one went down smooth and finished with a very nice sugary sweetness that stayed on the tongue.
Of all the European lagers I've had, I think I like this one best. It beats the hell out of Moretti and Nastro Azzurro (Italy), Kronenbourg (France), and even Heineken (Holland) or Stella Artois (Belgium).

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Photo of NickTheGreat
3.75/5  rDev +30.7%

So I'm a beer guy and went to Portugal and Spain. Was on a structured trip, so didn't get to get to anywhere with very good beer. But I got to sample the BMC of their countries . . .

So this was pretty standard lager. Not bad, but nothing I'd go to great lengths to find now that I'm home.

Aroma (3): Smells kinda of beer.
Appearance (4): Nice golden color. Just like a lager should be.
Taste (3): It is better than Bud Light I suppose. A little malt and a little bit of hop. Not much to speak of really.
Palate (3.5): No real complaints, nothing to write home about either.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.63/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got two fingers' worth of creamy, bone-white head with good retention. The color was a deep-golden with NE-quality clarity. The nose had a slight Saaz-like hoppiness. Mouthfeel was medium with a mild bitterness on the tongue. Very lager-like, certainly, but not overly sweet. Finish was smooth, crisp, nice on a warm afternoon in the approach to summer. An interesting beer, better than a lot of lagers which I've tried recently.

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Photo of joepais
3.63/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this at a family reunion in Mass
Bottle poured into a proper glass produced a big frothy white head on top of a clear golden colored body.

This brew was the better of the two new brews I tried at the reunion. The aroma was much more balanced between the malts and bitters.

It was a light and fresh beer with enough flavors to make it enjoyable not to sweet with enough hops in it to keep me coming back. It was medium in my mouth with ample carbonation.
Like I said I went back for more of these defiantly better than most for the style

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Photo of msondel
3.61/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tastes like a 2 or 3 if you found this in the states (and opted to buy it?), but quickly approaches 4 if you are drinking one at a beach bar in Portugal sitting in a bean bag chair. They must have brewed this beer specifically for that situation.

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Photo of dude
3.57/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in bottle form at na brasa brazilian steakhouse. I heard the owners are Portuguese and figured I would give this one a try. Smell is light, mostly of roasted meat due to venue but unremarkable otherwise. Taste is sweet and with the familiar earthy hop bitterness of stella. Its good, a taste I prefer to most macros. Mouthfeel is a bit heavier than common for style. There's a slight heft to the body and carbonation. Drinkability is average for style, but it did help to wash down the sausage, lamb leg & chops, filet, chicken wrapped in bacon etc I enjoyed heartily. Not as much as Jill enjoyed the lamb though.

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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 ngandhi
3.54/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

For its unpretentious, utilitarian perfection, I love this beer. It's what Thoreau would have had at Walden. Self-actualized and acceptant of its place in the world, Sagres tastes like what all the macro brew beer commercials say beer tastes like. It tastes cold; yes, the Coors marketing department's ignorant description of beer makes sense here. Ultimately Heineken without the sweetness blended with a bit of Budweiser, Sagres is fulfilling, clean, and crisp. Its hop profile is basic, but green and ferny enough to dry out the round cereal taste of a malt. And while the taste of hay and grass is often unappealing, this beer succeeds where others fail because of its balance and length. I almost wish I had a lawn to mow right now.

Relax, relaxx.

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Photo of eschbach
3.53/5  rDev +23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 ounce brown bottle. It has a traditional looking label.

Look: It's a rich golden color, and it has a good head. It looks like a beer I'd want to drink.

Smell: Overall it has a very malty smell. with slight hops aroma as well.

Taste: It's a bitter taste. I can really taste the hops. It has a malty aftertaste.

Drink: It is a crisp beer to drink. It goes down smoothly. It does however feel foamy on the palate.

Notes: As adjunct lagers go this is is a good one. It has a bitter crisp taste. When I bought this beer I was skeptical of it since it's from Portugal, but I am impressed.

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Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
3.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Starts off by pouring a shiny yellow / golden color. On the nose a faint hop aroma and a tad grassy. On the palate there is a faint hoppiness, malt, slightly sweet, and slightly bitter, and slightly dry in the finish. Overall I think pretty neutral IMO, but a drinkable beer.

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Photo of tone77
3.45/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of jackndan
3.43/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of 57andcounting
3.43/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer poured a nice thick head that stayed around almost to the last drop.
The color was a bit on the honey side.
A lot of carbonation that kept bubbles flowing upward which made a nice looking beer standing in the glass.
After that the beer is drinkable, but not exciting. Has no real aroma. It tastes like a beer. A little on the sweet side, but it did not turn me off. Some hops in the after taste. Had a real light mouth feel. Even being sweet, left my mouth feeling clean. You could drink more then one of these without getting tired. Good on a hot day.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.43/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pokal glass.

Appearance: very clear gold with heavy carbonation on the body, head is little thing maybe 1/4" coming off white.

Smell: light hoppy scent not much to go with here.

Taste: believe or not is it a little creamy, marzen like but still bitter. Yes it is that tasty.

Mouth: smooth and crisp, toasted bread after taste and sticking feel even with my steak I can't say it is bad at all.

Mouth: Very good and worth keeping as a steady with your meal. This is my first and definitely not my last before I leave. Salud

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Photo of tavernjef
3.39/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Color is pale yellow with no head or carbonation. Smells of musky grain and sweet malt, maybe rice, and a very light hop. Taste is mostly sweet malt, almost a fruity hop presence but mostly empty. Dull and medium bodied that goes down without much effort. Drinkable, but could use some help for a pale lager.

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Photo of funkengruven
3.35/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ahhhh.. A beer from the motherland. Many of these I had years ago in Portugal, not knowing much about beer then I drank them for what they were worth to me then, not much. But now I drink them with a much more objective eye.. Or should I say mouth.

This poured a rather boring yellow with a fine layer of foam floating on the top. Smell reminds me a bit of rotting cabbage, really nothing i'd call home about. But this quickly redeems itself in the flavor. Some sweet notes with a very slight hop edge. Level of carbonation is good and this is actually rather refreshing.

Although at first glance this doesn't appear to be the most appetizing of brews, it really isn't all that bad. Goes well with some Chouriço or a bifana, or any other slightly spicy dish.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.35/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. There's a date of "Dez 09" printed on the label so I'm guessing that's a best-by date.

Appearance: light-gold to straw color; thin, fizzy head which dissipated quickly.

Smell: pretty light malt aroma, but nothing complex.

Taste: not entirely watery, there is some flavor here; more than I expect from an adjunct lager. While hops are not entirely ignored, they're not present in any great amount, either.

Mouthfeel: thin and carbonated, this one is a pretty good refresher.

Drinkability: quite drinkable. It's a pretty light beer without any offensive or insipid flavors; I'm sure it's great for those hot days on the Portuguese Riviera.

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Photo of TtheGrey
3.34/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I got this beer from a friend of mine. He wanted to help me with my New Year's resolution of trying at least one new beer a month.

I poured from a bottle into a 16oz glass. There was a 1/2 inch head that had some staying power. I found the taste and drinkability similar to domestic macros (which I happen to like, so it is good by my standards, which are different from most on this site). I guess I would actually place the taste as similar to some Canadian brews I have tried. Overall I give this a C+ and am quite thankful that I have friends like this.

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Photo of Redrover
3.33/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

While in Portugal on vacation, I bought this one in both 6 packs and the large 1.5 bottles. I don't think I ever saw it on tap.

Poured into a glass, the beer is a slightly darker shade of yellow. There is a bone white head good lacing.

The aroma is of grains and bit of spicy (pepper) hops. This aspect of the beer could be notched-up a bit.

The taste is semi-sweet with bready malts and a fair amount of trailing bitterness. I would say its balanced and has a clean, slightly dry finish.

The beer is slightly over carbonated with a nice bit of sharpness. Easy enough to drink several. If they could tone down the carbonation a notch and turn up the smell it would be a real winner for the style.

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Photo of Barraclou
3.33/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 330ml bottle, 5,1% ABV

Appearance: Nice golden color. High carbonation and small white head. The stereotypical look.

Smell: Nothing really special.

Taste: It has no special taste or aroma. It taste your average beer.

Mouthfeel: Good and bubbly mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Average beer. Not bad, but that's about it.

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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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Sagres Cerveja from Sociedade Central de Cervejas
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