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Super Bock - UNICER União Cervejeira S.A.

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BA SCORE
66
poor

253 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 2.81
pDev: 22.78%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
UNICER União Cervejeira S.A. visit their website
Portugal

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-19-2001)
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5/5  rDev +77.9%

scruffy1, Jun 24, 2012
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4.76/5  rDev +69.4%

Ohnitram, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of TheSicilian33
4.7/5  rDev +67.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Serving type- Light brown bottle

Appearance- Light brown bottle with "Super Bock" 5.6% ABV on the bottle

Smell- Corny, but it smelled like I would enjoy it!!

Taste- Exceptional for a stronger lager. Had more of a bite rather than a watery taste, absolutely excellent, I really enjoyed it at dinner.

Mouthfeel- Similar to Peroni's beer feel

Overall- If you're in a portuguese neighborhood try this stuff, it's excellent for a stronger lager. It has that great "bite" taste rather than water, you will not be disappointed with this if you're just looking to have a fun time, trust me on this. Thank you to my Portuguese friends!!

TheSicilian33, Mar 19, 2011
Photo of educorgan
4.5/5  rDev +60.1%

educorgan, Dec 27, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +51.2%

jooj8, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of putnam
4.05/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Think of this as a "malt liquor" for a moment.

The color is whitish gold and it lies underneath a cottony sheet of white. Split, mashed barley, dressed with sun-ripened apricots, dried herbs and clover honey can be teased from the very, "very" subtle bouquet. A revealing, cream-drenched palate of open, fresh white and yellow fruits takes place : muscat, yellow cherries, melon, peach and yellow plum : and combine with husky, twiggy tannins. There is an anxious balance. Alcohol enriches the mid-palate, then falls loosely to oppose the iron-flavored, resilient structure. Compare this to a better Baltic "malt liquor" like Poland's Piast or Zubr or Tyskie or even Norway's Aass Pilsner. Considering the shocking amount of fruit in it, it certainly delivers as a Bock -- just not the Munich style. As a strong, very clear lager, it's almost brilliant!

Now I learn this is a Trader Joe's brand. I compete with them, but I'd buy this.

putnam, Sep 17, 2004
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4/5  rDev +42.3%

BeerSingh, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +42.3%

JohnEricaLawson, Sep 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +42.3%

jrempel, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +42.3%

Light, Fresh, good taste.

VitorLourenco, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +42.3%

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, Mar 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +42.3%

Donny12, Jun 21, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +38.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a deep straw with snow white head that is very active and laces very intricately...settles fairly fast with nice wispy lacing remnants still clinging.

nose is the expected 'cerveza' smell, but not as offensive...a bit sweet but a hint of depth in the grainy-malty spectrum. not sure if corn is in the mix, but i sense it.

ok. interesting. the sweetness is but a trace on the tongue. nothing 'special' but actually very refreshing for its slightly bitter (= 'not sweet') profile. carbonation is actually lower than i expected allowing this to come across creamier and still firmly on this side of 'crispness'...quite drinkable. memorable for being one of the better brews from the world of forgettable brews...nothing to shout out about, but really good for being, i guess, better than expected and not offensive or boring.

mempath, Jul 25, 2010
Photo of magnj
3.88/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - super clear body is golden yellow, nice little white head.Carbonation quite apparant.

S - mild nose is grainy and typical lager yeasty.

T - slightly fruity up front but quickly cleans up with some nice grainyness and vague herbal hops.

M/D - medium body. Easy to drink, quite enjoyable.

magnj, Mar 16, 2011
Photo of jale
3.8/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a light straw color with a good finger of white head.

S: Very light malt and hops.

T: Very light malt and hops. I would like to say more, but not to complex.

M: Light body with good carbonation.

O: This has slightly more flavor than many others in this stlye.

jale, Apr 26, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +33.5%

diogo, Mar 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +33.5%

Jerseyislandbeer, Feb 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +33.5%

Subliminal64, Apr 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +33.5%

redwax, Sep 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +33.5%

wrightst, May 15, 2014
Photo of BierFan
3.73/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 ounce bottle into a pint glass. ABV of 5.4%.

Decent fizzy white head. Clear pale yellow body. Not sure why this is called "super" bock. If anything it's a little on the tame side compared to other bocks, like it was mixed 50/50 with a pale euro lager. Still pretty decent though, and I'm pretty sure it's mislabeled here as an American adjunct lager. I wouldn't mind having a sixer of this sitting in the fridge.

BierFan, Feb 13, 2010
Photo of stoutman
3.63/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A big surprise here -- A clear bock from Portugal, with shocking after effects. Strong beer with whiskey-like after taste. Unlike any bock that i have encountered since it looks like a light beer, but this inexpensive brew has the formidable flavor and impact of its German bretheren.

stoutman, Apr 21, 2002
Photo of tjd25
3.58/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Foamy head, fading at a decent speed. Very pale yellow color. The first impression in the smell is grainy in a pilsener way, but more enjoyable, with more malts . I almost had an impression of smoke. The taste at one point shows something bad, after a second or two in the mouth, maybe a cheap bitterness. Other than that, the taste is ok, with some caramel, and more of a malty aspect in comparison with other pale lagers, maybe explained by the presence of unmalted cereals among the ingredients. The mouthfeel is similar to seltzer water, but quite enjoyable, and not watery for a pale lager. Having low expectations for this beer, I didn't get disappointed, and I almost got happily surprized.

tjd25, Jun 30, 2004
Photo of Todd
3.53/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Short 11.2oz brown bottle, with freshness stamp.

Appearance: Bright pale yellow in colour with a thin white lace head. Carbonation is moderate.

Smell: Dry grain, light fruit esters and a floral aroma way in the back of the nose.

Taste: Crisp and refreshing up-front with a lemony hop flavour and semi-salty sharp rind-like bitterness. Carbonation aids in providing a creamy feel. Malt sweetness is even, dextriny, not overpowering and creates a full-bodied brew. The palate then dries up with grain tannins. Sweet alcohol and light hop floral flavours in the finish.

Notes: 5.8%abv. Super Bock is more of a malt liquor vs. a bock of any type, and it rivals nearly all of the malt liquors that I've tried. Very refreshing, with a nice alcohol kick to match.

Todd, Aug 19, 2001
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3.5/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best before 03 2009:

Pours straw yellow with a creamy white head that has a decent retention. Some traces of lacing stick.

The smell is of "Euro skunk" with grassy, metallic notes. Some lime.

The taste is of lime zest with herbal/grassy notes giving a bitter touch. There is a sweet malt backbone. It has a crisp finish.

Not really a "bock", unless it just means a strong lager. It has a bit of a kick, and a noticeable hop presence. Easy drinking as a refresher with a bit to it. Nothing great, but something of a pleasant refresher with a bit of a mild kick. More than the typical macro, overall, IMO.

jwc215, Dec 15, 2008
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Super Bock from UNICER União Cervejeira S.A.
66 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.