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Sagres Cerveja - Sociedade Central de Cervejas

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BA SCORE
68
poor

177 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 17.89%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | 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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Beerstorian

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

02-16-2013 03:21:34 | More by Beerstorian
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Huffs

New York

2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

02-15-2013 03:35:03 | More by Huffs
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popery

California

2.78/5  rDev -2.5%

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.

04-25-2010 07:35:55 | More by popery
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

2.8/5  rDev -1.8%

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.

01-22-2011 21:34:02 | More by jazzyjeff13
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2.8/5  rDev -1.8%

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.

05-09-2007 19:37:57 | More by BlackHaddock
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

2.8/5  rDev -1.8%

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.

05-12-2008 23:34:52 | More by morebeergood
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Florya

Norway

2.84/5  rDev -0.4%

08-14-2014 17:56:54 | More by Florya
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Herrbrokt

Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev +1.1%

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.

08-07-2008 22:00:28 | More by Herrbrokt
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

2.88/5  rDev +1.1%

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!

05-29-2006 07:31:36 | More by JerzDevl2000
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jonb5

United Kingdom (England)

2.89/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

12-09-2013 10:14:18 | More by jonb5
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lordofthewiens

Maine

2.9/5  rDev +1.8%

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.

06-23-2010 20:20:34 | More by lordofthewiens
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xylophonica

Australia

2.9/5  rDev +1.8%

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.

03-19-2011 09:36:22 | More by xylophonica
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cagocubs

Illinois

2.9/5  rDev +1.8%

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.

09-09-2011 19:47:11 | More by cagocubs
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macrosmatic

Florida

2.91/5  rDev +2.1%

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.

08-03-2013 16:53:11 | More by macrosmatic
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Freshie

Massachusetts

2.93/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

04-27-2006 01:04:22 | More by Freshie
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JanM

Sweden

2.95/5  rDev +3.5%

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.

11-13-2007 19:56:46 | More by JanM
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

2.98/5  rDev +4.6%

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.

07-04-2011 06:03:53 | More by JohnnyBarman
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augustgarage

California

2.98/5  rDev +4.6%

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.

05-16-2010 18:59:38 | More by augustgarage
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yen157

New Jersey

2.98/5  rDev +4.6%

When poured, dense foam with some courseness sat on this clear, slightly darker than yellow beer. The aroma was of fruit (but not estery) and wine, in my opinion like a reisling. Nice malt / hops balance with a slightly bready finish with some lingering bitterness. The aftertaste, when breathing through your nose, is of alcohol and some vegetable. Not too bad, but that vegetable taste bothers me a little when I pay attention to it.

09-18-2002 10:23:30 | More by yen157
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Derranged

New York

2.98/5  rDev +4.6%

Had this at some Portuguese hole in the wall. 330ml bottle poured into a Sagres stemmed pokal.

A- Pours a medium gold with a near nonexistent head, no lacing.

S- Metallic sweet malts, not much else. The smell was relatively weak.

T- Sweet malts, slight metallic taste, not much going on.

M- Thin and flat.

O- Not a bad beer for the style, better than expected. Not a beer I'd seek out, but if I ever happen to go to a Portuguese restaurant, bar, party etc, I might have it.

05-08-2011 01:50:34 | More by Derranged
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +5.3%

01-23-2012 23:11:30 | More by beerhunter13
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +5.3%

Crystal clear. Pale yellow blonde with a bright white head that drops quickly but leaves a pretty good collar and a whispy surface foam as well as some lace around the glass. The aroma is light, but offers some fruitiness above a hoppy malt. It's not skunked, but I notice that the bottle isn't quite brown, it's more of an amber. The body is medium with a gentle carbonation. It has a dull presence in the mouth, not really full, not really creamy, and not really smooth. It kind of just passes through. The flavor is reflective of the aroma, but it's a bit fuller. The fruitiness is still present; most noticeable on the front of the tongue. The maltiness is more solid than expected, but kind of dull. It's well entwined with bitterness, and even a bit of hop flavor, but that doesn't really take off either. The finish is short and dry. Very dull. The most interesting thing about this beer is the fruitiness and yet it's kind of generic. Somewhat apple-ish, somewhat like summer fruit - maybe strawberry, but too subtle to reveal any specific character. Overall, however, it has more character than most American macros, but that's about all you can say about it. In fact, it lacks their crispness and finesse. Fairly boring. Not worth the effort.

09-15-2002 17:29:27 | More by NeroFiddled
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BeerSingh

India

3/5  rDev +5.3%

02-06-2012 11:54:46 | More by BeerSingh
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XmAjOX

Germany

3/5  rDev +5.3%

09-01-2012 17:09:35 | More by XmAjOX
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +5.3%

01-11-2014 15:12:25 | More by DamageCase76
Sagres Cerveja from Sociedade Central de Cervejas
68 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.