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Sagres Cerveja - Sociedade Central de Cervejas

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BA SCORE
67
poor

169 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 2.84
pDev: 17.96%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Portugal

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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morebeergood

Massachusetts

2.8/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This was the second beer I had at a local tapas restaurant this past weekend. My waiter poured into in a Duvel glass (weird?). Looked and smelled like an average lager beer. There was a lot of carbonation, and also a pretty decent sized head. Taste was decent, didn't blow me away. Went well with flavorful Spanish food, as it didn't overpower anything, but didn't do much to add to the cuisine. Just average.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2008 23:34:52 | More by morebeergood
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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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JanM

Sweden

2.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pretty straightforward macro lager in the common "Mediterranian Lager" style of beers: Golden colour, sour smell, and a taste dominated by bread and citric notes. Functional and definately drinkable in a hot climate but lacks personality.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2007 19:56:46 | More by JanM
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thierrynantes

France

2.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Sorry but this following comment is in french :

Appearance : pils assez pâle, cristaline peu saturée, belle mousse blanche
Smell : arôme malté assez délicat
Taste and mouthfeel : saveur plutôt faible, bouche très légére
Drinkability : bière sans personnalité, très désaltérante

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2007 22:03:27 | More by thierrynantes
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brendan13

Australia

2.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Clear golden colour with a couple of centimetres of white head.
S - Grainy, slight floral, a bit metallic.
T - Sweet lager maltiness with some hoppiness.
M - Medium bodied with a medium to high mouthfeel.
D - Not too bad actually. I wouldn't buy it again unless I was in Portugal and needed a cold, refreshing beer for which it would do the drink.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2007 09:07:42 | More by brendan13
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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear gold with a puny head. Drops quickly to nothing.

S - A touch of skunk right off the bat, followed by a sweet/metallic smell. There's some floral tones as well.

T/M - Still macro-bland, but less so than the average. A moderately assertive hop bitterness covers up the alcohol well enough, and there's a refreshing crispness in the body. Somewhat sweet as well.

D - Pretty drinkable I guess. Better than I expected, without anything off. I'll take this over the average BMC.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2007 05:01:16 | More by allergictomacros
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.1/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a medium white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of light malts, a little hops and typical macro adjuncts.

T: The taste is bready with a little bit of macro sweetness, but not quite as much as others. There’s a very mild hops presence. The after-taste is slightly sweet

M: Crisp with a little smoothness, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, clean finish.

D: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, good representation of style, it’s a decent alternative to BMC and not bad for a macro but I would choose it unless I were out somewhere and they didn’t have much else to select from.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2007 18:46:42 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

2.55/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer has a nice pour with a white fluffy head thats about 3 inches, and some okay lacing. Medium gold in color. Unfortunately, that's about as good as it gets. The smell is typical Euro lager- light graininess and some faint malt. Same with taste. 1st sip isn't bad, but immediately thereafter I taste wet cardboard, cereal grain and some faint grassiness. Mouthfeel is slick and light. Drink these in Portugal if you have to, but no reason to go out of the way to get them here.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2007 06:23:26 | More by Georgiabeer
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crwills

Ontario (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had a couple of bottles of this at a restaurant in Niagara Falls (I can't remember the name -- an "international cuisine" place with a BBQ on the patio out front, somewhere on the main strip.

Poured a pale golden colour into a tall, skinny glass - might even have been a Sagres glass, I can't remember. Decent-sized white bubbly head that faded quickly and left some lacing. Mild floral aroma that carries into the flavour. Sharp, but not super aggressive carbonation. Floral, spritzy hops with little to no noticeable malt characteristics and no detectable adjuncts. Slightly bitter short-lived aftertaste.

Refreshing, and went well with my meal - a "Mexican-style" pizza type thing. Would probably have been even better with some of the Portuguese dishes they had available, or a chorizo fresh off the grill.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2007 14:53:23 | More by crwills
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2.8/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light brown 33cl bottle, best before Sept 2007, drank May 2007.

Poured into my 0.2 Litre Veltins glass.

Looked like a lager should, clear, golden with a white head, a bit pale in its overall colour, but a lot of lagers are more paler these days. The head soon turned into a thin wisp of nothing.

The aroma was of wheat or corn and hops at first, but after about a minute the smell had completely gone, there was nothing.

A little bit of hops in the taste, corn also in there somewhere.

No exciting mouthfeel, a hint of fizz and a lingering dryness, but no great shakes in this department.

The bottle claims this beer has won medals at beer awards, can't really see how. This is an average lager, if I was on the beach in Portugal, I would have no problems with it, but on a cold wet evening in Britain, no thanks.

Mini update: had on-tap in Portugal, not much better than the bottled stuff.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2007 19:37:57 | More by BlackHaddock
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AlexLMS

Portugal

2.48/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2007 18:21:53 | More by AlexLMS
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Minkybut

Virginia

4.08/5  rDev +43.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2007 18:36:52 | More by Minkybut
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funkengruven

Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev +19.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2006 04:55:04 | More by funkengruven
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ngandhi

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev +25%
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.
ng

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2006 22:25:21 | More by ngandhi
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

2.88/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got a bottle of this recently from a relative. Since I'm part Portuguese, this intrigued me a bit and it was the first time that I'd ever seen or heard of this beer. I didn't know what to expect, and now that I've nearly finished it, it went down pretty easily. Since I actually enjoy savoring beer and the nuances that come with the territory, this was a bit of a disappointment, but still better than what I had anticipated...

Nothing special about the pour. Light color, little carbonation, no lacing, and a decently frothy head could all be seen in this brew. The taste was basic, but not empty. A bit soapy and citrusy in taste, but there were no hops to be found and the maltiness could be felt from nearly start to finish. The aftertaste was a bit oily, but it never felt hollow or "skunked" like the European beers that come in green bottles. This reminded me of Pabst Blue Ribbon a bit, but it wasn't as filling or even on the level of a guilty pleasure.

I didn't think this would have a lot of depth or notes to explore as I opened it, and that is indeed the case with this. Goes down easy, doesn't involve much thinking, but it was still worth a try once and slightly enjoyable to swish around. The 5.10% ABV could not be felt at all, just like the brew itself. I'm glad I only got one bottle of this to sample!

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2006 07:31:36 | More by JerzDevl2000
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Freshie

Massachusetts

2.93/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pale yellow color, with light to non-exsistent head. Rather soapy, with some large bubbles.

Smells clean with some citrus rind, but mainly musty.

The taste has that lime/citrus tang that I like with these lighter hispanic lagers. But other than that taste doesn't impress me much. Basic, clean, with a nice citrus crispness.

The aftertaste is somewhat sour, which is not enjoyable, though this beer on the whole is not as bad as it could be.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2006 01:04:22 | More by Freshie
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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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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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smcolw

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light straw color and very clear. 2-finger thick white head.

Strong aromas of adjuncts--very little malt or hop smells. Disappointing.

Very typical of mass-produced weak pilsner-like American beers, albeit Porteguese style. Very little to compliment. Thin body with high effervesence.

When I tried this, I was thirsty and had been without beer for nearly five days! Nevertheless, this is an inferior beer, even for the Ibernian peninsula.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2006 02:41:19 | More by smcolw
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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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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Another unoffensive, boring Euro lager. This one pours a pale straw yellow with a whisp of a head that forms a small white cap. Lacing is sufficient. The carbonation bubbles are tiny and sparse.

The aroma is a weak slightly grainy, grassy mix. The taste is very watery with a soda cracker maltiness and some herbal Euro hops. The finish is slightly fruity with a mild hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is thin and unimpressive.

Overall, I dont recommend this beer. I knew it would be watery, but not this watery. That being said, at least theres no off flavors.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2005 01:27:11 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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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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Barraclou

Quebec (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev +18%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2005 21:41:23 | More by Barraclou
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.45/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2004 03:14:02 | More by Sammy
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ybnorml

Rhode Island

2.65/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours out a very pale yellow color with a small bright white head. Next to no aroma only a hint of graineyness. The taste has a light hop sharpness at the begining with a slight sweetness that comes in at the finish. Probably a decent cold drink on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2004 19:26:26 | More by ybnorml
Sagres Cerveja from Sociedade Central de Cervejas
67 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.