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Sagres Cerveja - Sociedade Central de Cervejas

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BA SCORE
68
poor

196 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 2.87
pDev: 17.77%
Wants: 5
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sociedade Central de Cervejas visit their website
Portugal

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 05-02-2001)
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Ratings: 196 | Reviews: 102 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of diogo
1/5  rDev -65.2%

diogo, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of educorgan
1/5  rDev -65.2%

educorgan, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of Ciocanelu
1.75/5  rDev -39%

Ciocanelu, May 24, 2013
Photo of BlackSpark
1.75/5  rDev -39%

BlackSpark, May 26, 2013
Photo of FLima
1.81/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Golden color with apparent carbonation and a thick two fingers head with medium retention and leaving good laces.
A very unpleasant aroma with notes of corn, lots of sulphur, cooked vegetables, booze and lemony notes.
Flavor improves just a bit, not very sweet with hints of herbal and floral hops, which is good but stop right there. Notes of butter, non-malted cereals, sulphur, mild spicy yeast and cooked vegetables. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Light body with good carbonation.
The only positive side of it is to have nice looks and identifiable hops, but that is shadowed by some annoying flaws in both aroma and taste.

FLima, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of cyrenaica
1.95/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

330ml bottle
5.1%
I tried this beer on October 30, 2007 at 'Smokeless Joe's" in Toronto. The beer poured a translucent gold into the glass with very little head. What head there was...was white. The aroma was almost non-existent. The mouthfeel was very this, with high carbonation. The flavour was very grassy, with some bitterness.

cyrenaica, Apr 21, 2008
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.

rastaman, May 21, 2002
Photo of Padron4KM
2/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle.
Pours out clear golden yellow, with a small off-white head.
Light carbonation.
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.

Padron4KM, Jun 25, 2005
Photo of Phyl21ca
2/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle: Poured a pale yellow color lager with a nice bug white foamy head. Aroma is pretty bland with a light touch of skunkyness, which isn’t surprising considering the mileage it had to do before reaching home. Taste of crisp hops is pretty subtle with a faint malt presence. I had a whole lot worse but I definitely had much better beer.

Phyl21ca, Mar 20, 2006
Photo of WynnO
2/5  rDev -30.3%

WynnO, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of seanyfo
2/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

33cl bottle poured into standard glass, in nandos portuguese chicken restaurant

A - Pale gold body, with evident beading, poor head retention and lacing, leaving faint crown

S- Grains, sweet mustiness.

T- Syrupy sweet grains, with a faint hop bite in the finish. A lingering musty metallic flavours continues well after.

M- Medium/high carbonation, syrupy

D- Too sweet, not refreshing, not enough hop bite. Pretty poor on all fronts, pass.

seanyfo, Nov 15, 2008
Photo of kwjd
2/5  rDev -30.3%

kwjd, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of Thehuntmaster
2/5  rDev -30.3%

Thehuntmaster, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of jwc215
2.1/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

It poured straw yellow with a very thin head that very rapidly disappeared to nothing, giving it a flat look. In fact, I had this at different places (when I went to Portugese restaurants) and times to make sure that it just wasn't old.
There was not much of an aroma. There were maybe some attempts at a hoppy scent, but it was masked by a watery alcohol flavor. It didn't smell terrible, just not right.
The taste was bland. Nothing necesarily bad in the taste, just the complete lack of one.
The mouthfeel was disappointing because of the lack of any flavor. I thought that maybe it could be a session beer on a hot summer day, but there are many better examples of this style that taste better.
It didn't leave much of an aftertaste, but that is because it lacked flavor to begin with. It seems that they could do something, add hoppy favors or some fruity flavors, or something to add taste.
Next time I go to a Portugese restaurant, I'll stick to Sangria, or find a different Portugese beer that has taste.

jwc215, Apr 23, 2006
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2.1/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Em cinco, quatro, três, dois, e um...on to the beer:

This national lager has a light golden color, a translucent body, and a short head formed on top. In less than a minute of the pour, much of the head has dissipated into a lace. The aroma has a strong boiled corn note. There's a strange fruity note as well. That's the adjunct lager I know.

The taste is slightly more palatable than the aroma. It's pretty clean, which helps this beer more than being a big bite of boiled corn and DMS. Still, the overall flavor is weak. In fact, the taste is "perfumy" in character, being where the taste doesn't seem to come through until halfway through a sip. It has a woody element, a slight ester note, and a seltzer-like carbonation which attempts to provide the bitterness.

That was a weak effort. Now I see why their Port is highly revered.

DoubleJ, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of TLove
2.15/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

(From Notes)

Had at the Brickskeller in DC.

Puzzling delivery from this beer. Thought this one would be decent. Turned out pretty poor for an American-style lager. Portugal should stick with wine.

Quite thin and light-bodied in appearance with a thin head. Malt is barely noticeable and taste inconsistent throughout. Rather strange sweet-sour balance, almost like a cheap sour mash whiskey. Metallic and light grains in the taste. Citrus and dried purple corn. Crisp finish, but a bit too much like an American macro than to my liking.

TLove, Nov 05, 2009
Photo of TheBigBoy
2.17/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Straight out of 12oz bottle.

Cannot recall having a previous beer from Portugal. This one is OK for me. Has a commercial quality taste of mainstream marketed beers here in U.S. with a hint of European taste.

Nothing out of the ordinary here. Crisp and plain and easy drinking but not of unique craft and depth of other European beers from UK, Germany, etc.

If you see this one when out, give it a try.

TheBigBoy, Oct 24, 2011
Photo of Daredevil
2.23/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

sometimes it's a mystery to me why certain very standard brews make it into foreign countries whilst some great stuff remains very local ... I must admit this lager has a beautiful golden colour (corn?), however once the nose and tongue take over the eyes it is far less impressive ... there is some typical barley smell and taste but not very harmonic and the bitter/sweetness is not smooth at all ... all in all a simple standard lager, which should never have made it out of Portugal ....

Daredevil, Oct 15, 2005
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2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

MikeC144, Apr 10, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

avisong, May 05, 2012
Photo of Gusler
2.25/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The beer pours a translucent gold color with a modest white head and fair sheets of lace. The nose is that of a wet wool blanket. Start is malt, the top emaciated, with a biting acidic finnish, sparsely hopped, dry aftertaste, and a “Total Loss”, as far as I’m concerned.

Gusler, Nov 23, 2002
Photo of mitlinks
2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

mitlinks, Apr 26, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

Maurus, Mar 03, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

dcmchew, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of Beastdog75
2.33/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

When I picked up Sagres from the liquor store, I was a little bit surprised that this import was under $5 for the sixer (most imports around here, even cheap-tasting horrific ones are at least $7). Turns out that this tastes like a pretty cheaply made beer. I will agree with what some other beer advocates have said about this being somewhat like a green bottled euro-lager in some senses (although this is brown bottled).

Sagres pours a light gold color with a thin foam head that disappears rather quickly. The smell is maybe a little bit skunky, but it mostly smells like cheap adjuncts, which I always seem to define as smelling husky/musty/soapy, etc. There is some corn in the aroma too, I believe. The mouthfeel is thin and fizzy. The flavor tastes cheap as well. It has a grainy flavor to it that is light on malt and a bit more reliant on corn. The husky flavors make their way through as well. There is a decent citric hop presence throughout the beer that has some lime-like qualities to it, but the finish ends up being only a little bit bitter. The aftertaste carries some grainy flavors but for the most part it is pretty clean. Finishes out with no alcoholic warmth.

This is a drinkable hot weather brew, but it is a little bit disappointing. I can't say anything bad about what I paid for it, except that you get what you pay for.

Beastdog75, Nov 25, 2003
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Sagres Cerveja from Sociedade Central de Cervejas
68 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.