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Sagres Cerveja - Sociedade Central de Cervejas

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105 Reviews

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Reviews: 105
Hads: 233
Avg: 2.87
pDev: 27.18%
Wants: 7
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Reviews: 105 | Hads: 233
Photo of thierrynantes
2.53/5  rDev -11.8%
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

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Photo of smcolw
2.54/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
2.56/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

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Photo of Reidrover
2.58/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

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Photo of treque
2.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: a pale straw in color, no head at all, disspiates inmediately, carb permanent altough there is no too much

S: only adjucnts, corn and butter, and still too low

T: a common adjucnt beer, metalic taste, crisp on tongue, refreshing, probably good for a very hot arternoon, very light body

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Photo of flyingpig
2.58/5  rDev -10.1%
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 yemenmocha
2.59/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours translucent gold with thin white head that doesn't retain well. Nose is tepid with some cooked vegetables, light skunk, and faint hop aromas. Palate is light in flavor and body, somewhat unpleasantly sharp, and has more than average hop bite for an adjunct style beer.

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Photo of brendan13
2.63/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

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Photo of ybnorml
2.65/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
2.68/5  rDev -6.6%
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

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Dated 9/2012.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some metallic aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight grassy flavor on the finish. There is a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer beer that is fairly drinkable but nothing I would want again.

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Photo of SixpointJMH
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

another mediocre euro lager. pours medium gold in colour with a white head that turns into a nice sticky lace, which was probably the best thing about this brew. smells of grain with maybe an ever so slight hint of lemon. not much character here. same goes for the taste. it's very straw like and grainy. watery with a verry dry finish. this one's drinkable but boring, pretty much what i expected out of portugal, and i certainly enjoy the westen euro lagers to the general off-taste that the eastern euro ones provide.

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Photo of atis
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Quite faint and grassy aroma, above medium carbonation.

Carbonation has an impact on taste, possibly kind of enhancing citrus and hops like flavour. Aftertaste is quite sweet, did not like that. Not particularly refreshing.

Average beer, maybe would buy it in Portugal, but would not particularly look for it.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.76/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.76/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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Photo of Douberd
2.77/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brought this one with me from Mexico. It pours a golden yellow colour with a froathy one finger head that disappeared straight away.
Aroma of malts, nothing special.
Taste is bitter and very metallic. Slighty disappoitned here.
Medium thinness on the body, slighty carbonated.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
2.78/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Photo of morebeergood
2.78/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Photo of popery
2.79/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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Photo of Herrbrokt
2.83/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at local beer store poured into a pint glass.

Weak white bubbly head quickly dies off. Pale yellow. real carbonated

Faint smell metallic grassy citrus

Taste like a macro lager of the region. I imagine a red stripe halved with a coors. Not bad but nothing close to impressive.

Nice for a hot weather lunch on the go type thing.

I'll leave it at that.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
2.85/5  rDev -0.7%
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!

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Photo of Freshie
2.87/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of cagocubs
2.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into glass.

A: Pours a transparent gold with small white head that fails to retain or lace.

S: Mostly adjunct ingredients. Some citrus and earthy aroma.

T: Grain, faint hops, some bitter citrus.

M- Carbonation is powerful. Light bodied, crisp, with decent coating.

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Photo of jonb5
2.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle, poured into La Chouffe tulip.

A: Slightly darker than other pale lagers, clear, small head, moderate retention, decent lacing.

S: Some funky vegetable like aroma I couldn’t quite figure out, points to some sort of hop content, even got notes of Chardonnay grape!.

T: Rice, corn, candi sugar, slightly artificial but had a hint of doughy bitterness at the finish.

M: Fairly light body, well carbonated.

O: I’d take Super Bock over this if I happened to be in Portugal, but it’s drinkable.

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Photo of xylophonica
2.9/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Sagres Cerveja from Sociedade Central de Cervejas
68 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.