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Sagres Cerveja - Sociedade Central de Cervejas

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172 Ratings

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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 2.84
pDev: 17.96%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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2.35/5  rDev -17.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2011 12:58:46 | More by WoodBrew
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2.35/5  rDev -17.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2004 03:39:52 | More by Globetrotter
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2.35/5  rDev -17.3%
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).

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2009 20:08:10 | More by NewGeneric
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North Carolina

2.42/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2004 16:06:36 | More by MuddyFeet
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New Jersey

2.43/5  rDev -14.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2012 01:06:43 | More by KTCamm
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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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Ontario (Canada)

2.45/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2002 17:53:07 | More by Shiloh
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2.46/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 19:19:17 | More by MarkoNm
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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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2.5/5  rDev -12%

01-13-2013 17:01:17 | More by GRG1313
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United Kingdom (England)

2.5/5  rDev -12%

06-07-2012 23:17:44 | More by Pelicanrocks
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2.5/5  rDev -12%

12-26-2013 03:26:06 | More by ygtbsm94
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2.5/5  rDev -12%

05-23-2012 23:55:05 | More by Shineonsolar
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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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2.5/5  rDev -12%

12-05-2013 20:22:18 | More by NonicPanic
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2.5/5  rDev -12%

11-04-2013 10:44:11 | More by exonthebottle
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2.5/5  rDev -12%

09-02-2013 02:36:28 | More by Qbdoo
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -12%

12-07-2013 01:24:59 | More by rvcram9219
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2.5/5  rDev -12%

11-02-2012 15:34:11 | More by peagasus
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2.5/5  rDev -12%

07-09-2014 03:27:23 | More by KAF
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2.5/5  rDev -12%

06-11-2012 06:26:37 | More by SpencerLanham
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2.5/5  rDev -12%

04-11-2014 18:29:27 | More by Lgarciaosuna
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2.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

5.1 % ABV. A fair lager from portugal. Clear, bland, ricey flavor with a hint of barley. Not impressed.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2002 17:17:21 | More by stoutman
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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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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
Sagres Cerveja from Sociedade Central de Cervejas
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