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Sagres Cerveja - Sociedade Central de Cervejas

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BA SCORE
69
poor

102 Reviews
THE BROS
80
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Reviews: 102
Hads: 221
rAvg: 2.91
pDev: 16.84%
Wants: 7
Gots: 34 | 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:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 05-02-2001

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Photo of flyingpig
2.58/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Settles to a clear, orangey amber colour with a small, pinky sized head that soon settles to a thin lacing.

Not too strong smelling but quite fruity. Pretty much standard for a run-of-the -mill pale lager with very mild grassy smell & some vague fruit aroma.

Like the smell, the flavour has all the hallmarks of a standard pale lager, being light & clean tasting with some grassy hops & a very mild bitter finish.

Light bodied & generally quite smooth, the beer has a mild tang to it when drank & is again standard for the style.

A really average although slightly fruity tasting pale lager, nothing to write home about here or to go out of your way to try.

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Photo of xylophonica
2.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a nitro-tap mini-keg into a tulip.

A - Very pale golden colour. Big creamy head on top with some decent lacing.

S - Slightly malty - bit of wood and nuts. Continuing the wood theme it kinda smells a bit like freshly cut wood-chips mixed with a bit of grass and something citric.

T - Soft and fairly mild. Hint of malt underlying. Quite smooth with a very subtle hint of sourness. Ever so slight hint of lemon as well.

M - Some carbonation is present but overall it's far too creamy and smooth in this format to offer up much of a feel.

O - Easy to drink but a bit bland. Would like some more flavour or maybe a bit of variety here. (650 characters)

Photo of JoKo
3.95/5  rDev +35.7%
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. (671 characters)

Photo of Reidrover
2.58/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 oz single. Typical pale golden, but with a nicer than usual thick bubbly/frothy white head. Aroma very subdued..but i get wiffs cereal/bread. Taste is very non-descript..some slight cereal, little earth at the end. Slight bitterness. Ok on the palate for style. Not too bad..no off flavours at least. (303 characters)

Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.76/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 330ml bottle with a BB of March 2011. Picked this up as a 4-pack from my local off-licence, cheap stuff to start the evening.

Poured into a pint glass. A pale golden colour with strong carbonation. Small foamy white head that settles after a minute or so to leave a surface film. There is almost no aroma to this beer, a very light hint of malt but that's it.

Taste is light and clean. Mild malt flavour with light bitterness. No hoppy notes to mention. Mouthfeel is OK with slight tingling from the carbonation. Virtually no aftertaste.

Could be described as light and refreshing, but is also pretty bland. Inoffensive beer to start a session, but wouldn't seek this out specifically. (690 characters)

Photo of ronniebruner
2.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a goblet. The first thing I noticed is the skunky smell. The beer has an average Budweiser-esque amber hue, exceptionally high carbonation, and is slightly bitter to the pallette. This beer is very watered down, has a low ABV, leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste, and leaves much to the imagination. This is an ordinary beer that you might not remember after you try it. (397 characters)

Photo of boss302
3.05/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sagres Cerveja

A Clear golden, moderate head. 3

S Slight grainy aroma and a little estery. 3 

T More malty than most light colored beers. Not bad. A little astringent in the finish.  3

M Light to medium. Feels thick on the tongue. Surprising. 3.5

D Good drinkable light lager. 3  (287 characters)

Photo of dolzan
3.12/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

It's better than Super Bock, but that's not really saying a lot.

The taste is a bit bland and not very complex, but very refreshing and not completely watery - there is some flavour in it, perhaps reminiscent of caramel.

So, not bad, but not great at all. (257 characters)

Photo of eduardolinhalis
2.68/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle poured in my favorite chalice.

Nada impressionate, I would say in Portuguese.

A: Clear golden-yellow color with a big white head that dissipates quickly leaving very few lacings
S: Not good. It's a quite simple beer which, IMHO, should have a better smell of malts
T: Not impressive too. Malts, basically. The medium bitter "hoppy" end helps it a bit
M: Very light body with a medium to high carbonation
D: Not impressive. To be avoided (453 characters)

Photo of lordofthewiens
2.95/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not much to say about this beer, except it was better than water.
In a pint glass the beer was a golden color with a small white head.
Not much aroma, sort of a sweet, grassy, floral scent.
Even less taste. Some malt and a tiny hint of hops.
As I said, it was better than water, but didn't have much else going for it. (319 characters)

Photo of biegaman
3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cerveja Sagres may not have any head but, unlike many other industrially produced lagers, it does have a substantial amount of colour. The beer's ornately golden tone is something I wouldn't be shy to be seen with nor does it look like something I'd be adverse to drinking. And the clarity, of course, has achieved a sparkling state of perfection.

For a mass-produced lager such as this, it's ideal that you don't note anything aroma wise. Although it's still beyond me why the majority of people wouldn't want their beer to have a pleasant, fragrant bouquet, it's just as well because beers like this - when they actually do smell of anything - tend to reek of corn syrup or cooked rice paddies.

This one doesn't give off much of a scent, although there is a perceivable graininess that has faint overtones of corn. Whether this is a natural by-product of the brewing process or whether it is the mark of cheap fillers, we have to taste and see... Turns out, I can't be totally sure; if it was adulterated, it couldn't have been diluted too heavily.

Indeed, the mouthfeel wouldn't suggest corn syrup or industrial adjuncts. It is quite light on the palate, with an inoffensive sweetness and reasonably pure graininess. Only a drop of actual barley malt is tasted but at least it's clean and uncontaminated. This is a macro lager I'll actually be glad to finish (and seem to be doing so unusually quick).

Still, it never ceases to amaze how, for all the mishmash of cultures and tastes there are in the world, virtually every country's national brand of beer wind up so identical to one another. It also marvels me to think how little taste the majority of people must have so that these breweries can sell such phenomenal quantities of insipid, uninspiring lagers. (1,771 characters)

Photo of roddwolff
3.18/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The first beer of Portugal i try. Poured in a pint glass. Look: Golden crystal color, thin foamy head, very fair, good lacing; Smell: Dry malts and grains; Taste: Something between dry and sweet malts, grains, and salt, some earth hops in small proportion; Mouthfeel: Crisp, dry finish, medium bitterness, medium body and very good carbonation; Drinkability: Good adjunct lager, very well balanced flavor. (405 characters)

Photo of SAtaMi
3.05/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - A pale golden color with a 3" head of thick white suds.

Smell - Caramel, hops and grains.

Taste - Sweet light caramel but no hops like the smell.

Mouthfeel - A little thin with a Nice carbonation to it.

Drinkability - It is an average beer of this type. Nothing great but nothing bad either. (310 characters)

Photo of eschbach
3.53/5  rDev +21.3%
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. (607 characters)

Photo of augustgarage
2.98/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

To think after all of the festas I've marched in (my best friend's family is Portuguese), and all the various foods I've eaten from Portugal, I've never had a beer from the country. After spending the morning weeding, I think it's time to remedy this:

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a generic pint glass.

Pale stained-glass Mikado yellow liquid supports a thin but lasting splash of white. Light, lazy, sandy lacing courses down the sides with every sip.

Pale malt, faint adjunct (corn?), and a very mild floral note in the nose.

Lemon-lime salt on the palate, proceeded by a faint graininess - with a dry-ish crackery finish including vague hints of coffee and cola. No hops to be found. Rather bland as you would expect from the style, but not stale or too sweet.

Zesty somewhat heavy carbonation, thin-bodied, yet almost slick.

A bit more sour than many domestic takes on the style - still "refreshing" I suppose, though wouldn't be my first choice. (962 characters)

Photo of spoons
3.19/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a pretty cold bottle to a tulip.
Best by date says July so I am well within the limit.

A clear golden body that looks pretty nice. Has a tall foamy head that dissapates pretty quickly.

Smells kinda meaty. Some old hops, sausage like. Not nice.

Taste has some upfront sweetness to it. Bready with a little tanginess. A decent malty finish and aftertaste. A lagery metallic finish though.

A decent lager. I'd try it again but it smells a little funky. (465 characters)

Photo of popery
2.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A bit better than average for a macro-style lager. Pale yellow beer with a moderate white head that fades to nothing. The aroma is a bit citric/grassy hoppy with some bland malt sweetness. The lime leaves hoppiness is one thing that differentiates this beer from the pack, but it's fairly mild and not a serious enticement. The flavor isn't too sweet, which is appreciated, but it doesn't have much else going for it. There's a mild yeast note in the finish. (458 characters)

Photo of TtheGrey
3.34/5  rDev +14.8%
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. (558 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
3.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a clear medium golden hue, with one finger of soapy white head, which leaves a thin broken wall of lace around the glass as it quickly retreats. It smells of light white grain, and some thin weedy hops. The taste is sweet white grain, and a bit sour grassy hops. The carbonation is moderate, the body fairly light, but kind of smooth as well, and it finishes dry, with a mild acrid hoppiness.

Nothing overly complex, and better than average for a Euro-lager. (475 characters)

Photo of dude
3.57/5  rDev +22.7%
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. (620 characters)

Photo of TLove
2.13/5  rDev -26.8%
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. (541 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.45/5  rDev +18.6%
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. (258 characters)

Photo of flagmantho
3.35/5  rDev +15.1%
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. (685 characters)

Photo of joepais
3.63/5  rDev +24.7%
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 (544 characters)

Photo of woodychandler
3.63/5  rDev +24.7%
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. (431 characters)

Sagres Cerveja from Sociedade Central de Cervejas
69 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.