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Sagres Cerveja - Sociedade Central de Cervejas

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BA SCORE
67
poor

173 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 2.84
pDev: 17.96%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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diogo

Portugal

1/5  rDev -64.8%

03-24-2014 23:19:55 | More by diogo
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educorgan

Portugal

1/5  rDev -64.8%

12-27-2011 02:40:02 | More by educorgan
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Ciocanelu

Romania

1.75/5  rDev -38.4%

05-24-2013 14:13:38 | More by Ciocanelu
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BlackSpark

Portugal

1.75/5  rDev -38.4%

05-25-2013 23:22:34 | More by BlackSpark
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FLima

Brazil

1.81/5  rDev -36.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 00:55:05 | More by FLima
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cyrenaica

Ontario (Canada)

1.95/5  rDev -31.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2008 23:48:23 | More by cyrenaica
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

2/5  rDev -29.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2002 19:40:53 | More by rastaman
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Padron4KM

Arizona

2/5  rDev -29.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2005 05:56:28 | More by Padron4KM
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2/5  rDev -29.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2006 20:50:33 | More by Phyl21ca
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WynnO

Florida

2/5  rDev -29.6%

09-08-2012 05:27:53 | More by WynnO
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seanyfo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

2/5  rDev -29.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2008 19:13:40 | More by seanyfo
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -29.6%

02-28-2014 05:20:30 | More by kwjd
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Thehuntmaster

South Africa

2/5  rDev -29.6%

11-15-2011 09:33:02 | More by Thehuntmaster
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jwc215

Wisconsin

2.1/5  rDev -26.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2006 17:42:52 | More by jwc215
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DoubleJ

California

2.1/5  rDev -26.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2014 23:40:56 | More by DoubleJ
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TLove

District of Columbia

2.15/5  rDev -24.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2009 04:15:49 | More by TLove
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.17/5  rDev -23.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 03:56:31 | More by TheBigBoy
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Daredevil

Switzerland

2.23/5  rDev -21.5%
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 ....

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2005 15:24:06 | More by Daredevil
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MikeC144

Rhode Island

2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

04-10-2014 01:55:50 | More by MikeC144
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avisong

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

05-05-2012 19:19:47 | More by avisong
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Gusler

Arizona

2.25/5  rDev -20.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2002 06:41:23 | More by Gusler
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mitlinks

Switzerland

2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

04-26-2013 10:20:40 | More by mitlinks
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Maurus

Portugal

2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

03-03-2013 23:04:06 | More by Maurus
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dcmchew

Romania

2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

11-07-2013 17:55:01 | More by dcmchew
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Beastdog75

New Jersey

2.33/5  rDev -18%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2003 19:56:50 | More by Beastdog75
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Sagres Cerveja from Sociedade Central de Cervejas
67 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.