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Sagres Cerveja - Sociedade Central de Cervejas

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BA SCORE
68
poor

188 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 2.86
pDev: 17.48%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 05-02-2001)
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Photo of WoodBrew
2.35/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

WoodBrew, Jul 03, 2011
Photo of Globetrotter
2.35/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

Globetrotter, May 15, 2004
Photo of NewGeneric
2.35/5  rDev -17.8%
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).

NewGeneric, May 30, 2009
Photo of MuddyFeet
2.42/5  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.

MuddyFeet, Mar 13, 2004
Photo of KTCamm
2.43/5  rDev -15%
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.

KTCamm, May 24, 2012
Photo of Sammy
2.45/5  rDev -14.3%
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.

Sammy, Oct 03, 2004
Photo of Shiloh
2.45/5  rDev -14.3%
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.

Shiloh, Nov 25, 2002
Photo of MarkoNm
2.46/5  rDev -14%
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.

MarkoNm, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of AlexLMS
2.48/5  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.

AlexLMS, Mar 16, 2007
Photo of GRG1313
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

GRG1313, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Pelicanrocks
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

Pelicanrocks, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

ygtbsm94, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of Shineonsolar
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

Shineonsolar, May 24, 2012
Photo of smcolw
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

smcolw, Mar 06, 2006
Photo of NonicPanic
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

NonicPanic, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of exonthebottle
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

exonthebottle, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of Qbdoo
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

Qbdoo, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of rvcram9219
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

rvcram9219, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of peagasus
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

peagasus, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of KAF
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

KAF, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of SpencerLanham
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

SpencerLanham, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of Lgarciaosuna
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

Lgarciaosuna, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of stoutman
2.53/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

stoutman, Apr 21, 2002
Photo of thierrynantes
2.53/5  rDev -11.5%
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

thierrynantes, Oct 31, 2007
Photo of Georgiabeer
2.55/5  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.

Georgiabeer, Aug 08, 2007
Sagres Cerveja from Sociedade Central de Cervejas
68 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.