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Sagres Cerveja - Sociedade Central de Cervejas

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BA SCORE
68
poor

192 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 2.86
pDev: 17.48%
Wants: 5
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

spycow, Sep 28, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

StrayteEDGE, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

CAMRAhardliner, Sep 05, 2005
Photo of sephyrott
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

sephyrott, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of Beerstorian
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Beerstorian, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of Oidmoe
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Oidmoe, Today at 07:22 AM
Photo of Huffs
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Huffs, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of popery
2.78/5  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.

popery, Apr 25, 2010
Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.8/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

jazzyjeff13, Jan 22, 2011
Photo of BlackHaddock
2.8/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

BlackHaddock, May 09, 2007
Photo of morebeergood
2.8/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

morebeergood, May 13, 2008
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2.84/5  rDev -0.7%

Florya, Aug 14, 2014
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2.85/5  rDev -0.3%

wethorseblanket, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of Herrbrokt
2.88/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Herrbrokt, Aug 07, 2008
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2.88/5  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!

JerzDevl2000, May 29, 2006
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2.89/5  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.

jonb5, Dec 09, 2013
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2.9/5  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.

lordofthewiens, Jun 23, 2010
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2.9/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

xylophonica, Mar 19, 2011
Photo of cagocubs
2.9/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

cagocubs, Sep 09, 2011
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2.9/5  rDev +1.4%

Review according to BJCP2008 guidelines (style 1B). Bottle 20cl. AROMA: very subtle grainy aroma. no hop aroma. slight DMS present. APPEARANCE: very clear pale straw color with average persistance white head. TASTE: low grainy flavour with no sweetness altough it has corn. no hop flavour and no bitterness discernible. no fruitiness and no diacetyl. a bit on the "watery" side. PALATE: very light body (maybe from high dosage of adjuncts - corn and rice). medium-low carbonation. OVERALL: a very light, watery pale lager just to kill your thirst.

titvs, Sep 06, 2014
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2.91/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This bottle was received as a gift. Reviewed from notes. Poured from 11.2 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A: Clear straw in color, with a one-finger white head atop a modest amount of visible carbonation.

S: Pilsner malts, some sulfur and corn, with some light grassy hops in the background.

T: Follows the nose. Significant corn and graininess but has a light grassy and herbal hop presence that makes this more palatable than expected. Still has a slightly sweet lingering finish.

A: Light body, medium carbonation sensation, alcohol well-hidden.

O: This actually was a decent beer for an AAL. Nothing I'd seek out actively, but better than some of its cohorts.

macrosmatic, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Freshie
2.93/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Freshie, Apr 27, 2006
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2.95/5  rDev +3.1%

Bierleichen, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of JanM
2.95/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

JanM, Nov 13, 2007
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2.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Single bottle picked up at the LCBO in the "Aisle of Lost Brews." Haven't had a beer from Portugal before.

Poured into a mini Stella glass. Nice pale golden, and clear as the day is long. A thin layer of head quickly burns off.

Nose is pretty tame, all macro lager with a bit of bread, lime and floral hops. Not altogether unpleasant. Every so often a whiff of what might be a pils.

Good palate cleanser, tastes a great deal better straight out of the bottle. A few of these on a hot day in Braga would be just the ticket, but nevertheless this is a pale lager that's been stretched to the boundaries. Not much except a bit of citrus and floral hops. A little metallic twang too.

Aggressive carbonation, slightly creamy, still quaffable.

A run of the mill pils/Euro lager brew that tastes pretty much like everything else. Bland, and with only a mild hoppage to distinguish itself. But is it drinkable in vast quantities? You bet. Just don't expect much.

JohnnyBarman, Jul 04, 2011
Sagres Cerveja from Sociedade Central de Cervejas
68 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.