Sagres Cerveja - Sociedade Central de Cervejas

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BA SCORE
67
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216 Ratings
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80
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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 17.89%
Wants: 7
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
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Portugal

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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Ratings: 216 | Reviews: 107
Photo of antonioM
1.1/5  rDev -61.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

This is a horrible beer

Photo of EmperorBevis
1.37/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

its like a malt fizzy vitamin drink

Photo of FLima
1.79/5  rDev -37.2%
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.

Photo of cyrenaica
1.94/5  rDev -31.9%
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.

Photo of rastaman
2/5  rDev -29.8%
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.

Photo of Padron4KM
2/5  rDev -29.8%
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.

Photo of Phyl21ca
2/5  rDev -29.8%
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.

Photo of seanyfo
2/5  rDev -29.8%
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.

Photo of Nine_Tails
2/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Portuguese bad beer and I prefer being able to choose super bock

Photo of jwc215
2.1/5  rDev -26.3%
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.

Photo of DoubleJ
2.11/5  rDev -26%
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.

Photo of TLove
2.13/5  rDev -25.3%
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.

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.2/5  rDev -22.8%
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.

Photo of Daredevil
2.25/5  rDev -21.1%
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 ....

Photo of Gusler
2.26/5  rDev -20.7%
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.

Photo of Beastdog75
2.3/5  rDev -19.3%
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.

Photo of WoodBrew
2.32/5  rDev -18.6%
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.

Photo of Globetrotter
2.33/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Ahh, Sagres. When I lived in Guinea-Bissau in the late 80s, this was the best beer available on a regular basis. Those were not great times in my beer drinking history. The sample I have now comes in a pale brown 33cl bottle with the familiar red and white label featuring the brewery's coat of arms and a couple of medals the beer has ostensibly won. Ingredients include "non-malted cereals." Best before 6/30/04, I opened it on 5/14/04.

Pours a clear deep gold under a 1/2 finger white head that is gone in a flash, leaving just a few spots of lace. There's not much nose at all - maybe just a touch of metallic hops. The mouth is light and prickly. The opening features grainy malt and metallic hops. The hops dominate, with a tinny finish and a big lasting harsh edgy bitterness. This has more hops than your average macro, but drinking this is still not a pleasant experience.

Photo of NewGeneric
2.36/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a typical lager, very golden and transparent, with decent white head that leaves a little bit of lacing. Smell is nothing great, mildly sweet, dissipates very quickly. Taste is very average on the malt and minimal on hops with a crisp, clean mouthfeel. It's very easy to put down quite a few of these if you're just out for some drinks without worrying too much about having a high quality great beer. I put it just a slight notch above the commercial American lagers (BMCs).

Photo of KTCamm
2.41/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of MuddyFeet
2.41/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On my first night in Lisbon, I was warned this beer had a higher ABV than beer back home in the states. The 5.1% listed here is I believe for the cans you find in this country. If you buy it over there we were told it is around 7%.

The best thing about this lager is the nice clear yellow color with just a slight head on the top that dissipitates fairly quickly.

The smell of the beer was salty and I could smell the alcohol. Kind of put me off until I choked down a couple and stopped noticing. The taste was salty with a strong hops flavor.

Probably because of the high alcohol content (which I had forgotten about) this beer was easily drinkable after the first couple. But also because of the high alcohol content I was paying for it the next day.

Photo of Sammy
2.45/5  rDev -14%
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.

Photo of Shiloh
2.45/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The Clark Kent of beers....very mild mannered and certainly does not stand out in a crowd...I did like the colour but every thing else about this brew is sub par, fortunately it came in a 12 oz, 1 bottle pack.

Photo of MarkoNm
2.46/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Sagres pours with a thin white head which covers the clear and golden content.The aroma is mild. There are some malts as well as some grains.
The taste follows what the nose pick up. Starts sweet, followed by some hoppy bitterness and grains in the body, coming together with a slightly bitter finish.
Nothing special, but a nice drinkable lager.

Photo of AlexLMS
2.47/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: light golden color. White low head and very poor retention. Very clear.
Taste: lightly bitter.
Mouthfeel: drying sensation. Moderate carbonation, low-strength and light body.
Finish: bitter and persistent aftertaste.

Overall: a brisk and refreshing adjunct lager. It is too common to be worthy of any special note. I was negatively impressed by the very feeble retention. In 20 seconds it was entirely gone. Not worthy a second try.

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Sagres Cerveja from Sociedade Central de Cervejas
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