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Super Bock - UNICER União Cervejeira S.A.

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BA SCORE
67
poor

274 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 274
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 2.81
pDev: 22.78%
Wants: 3
Gots: 23 | 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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1/5  rDev -64.4%

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1/5  rDev -64.4%

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1.04/5  rDev -63%

Photo of Vendetta
1.2/5  rDev -57.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Original Rating Date:
August 29, 2008

As soon as I cracked open the bottle, I realized that there was nothing BOCK about this beer at all. Instant waft of super skunkiness, weird since it was a brown bottle. Pours a super yellow, no bock color whatsoever. Tastes super skunky, watery, not much true beer taste here. Stay away from it, it's trash.

Photo of IronDjinn
1.23/5  rDev -56.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

This is a curiously misleading beer, as it doesn't seem anything like a bock, nor is it anywhere close to being super. That out of the way, it came in a light brown 355 ml bottle, part of a 6 pack, best before date listed on the side of the front label as 2005.10.

Pours out a very clear and pale straw colour, a small fizzle of head with little retention. Grainy malt on the nose surrounded by a plethora of adjuncts and preservatives, there is an industrial-like aroma around the cider and sour corn essence. The flavour is not that user friendly either, the two modes of operation in the taste of this beer are bitter and sour, with a husky grainy presence on the aftertaste. In fact I'm halfway down the glass, and not only do I think I've had enough of this stuff, but I'm beginning to feel I've had too much of it already. It's only getting worse it seems. The mouthfeel is light and watery and not too bad until the caustic overzealously carbonated finish. Or is that abrasive texture from the additives? I plan on avoiding this stuff in the future, and am not sure what to do with the rest of the bottles I bought. I'm super, thanks for asking--this beer however is not.

Photo of Phyl21ca
1.38/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Bottle: Poured a yellow color lager with medium head and no retention. Aroma is crisp but with some easily detectable skunk aspect to it. Taste is your average macro lager plus the skunk feels that is probably due to transport or storage. I guess this is just another crap lager… more super crap then super bock!

Photo of AntonioCCC
1.45/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Another normal lager from Portugal. This one is worse than Sagres.

Photo of rusty3335
1.46/5  rDev -48%

Photo of rastaman
1.5/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Not much flavour in this one, and kind of sweetish (probably from the slightly higher alcohol level), really boring beer and at times a bit artificial in its taste.

Photo of javlin624
1.5/5  rDev -46.6%

Photo of BlackSpark
1.5/5  rDev -46.6%

Photo of Eman17
1.5/5  rDev -46.6%

Photo of Hendy011
1.75/5  rDev -37.7%

Photo of dansmcd
1.75/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Picked this up so I could tick off Portugal on the list of nations of beers tried. Mistake.

A - Thin coat of flimsy weak bubbles, retreats instantly to a ring. Clear body demonstrates 20 seconds of effervesence before its as flat and still as can be.

S - Corn, metallic stinky skunkiness, slight yeast.

T - Typical adjunct lager flavours of corn syrup and lemon juice.

M - High carbonation, light fizzy body.

O - Shite.

Photo of JohnF51
1.75/5  rDev -37.7%

Photo of LittleCreature
1.75/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance - 2.5
Poured a loose white finger of head that all-but disappeared in seconds. Colour is a clear, pale gold.

Smell - 2.0
Skunky smell upon opening that faded quickly. Aroma is faint, but pretty generic macro lager. Grains and husk with a little hop profile.

Taste - 1.5
Not very nice. Not sure where the 'bock' comes from, this tastes like a macro lager to me. Starts with almost no flavour, moves onto a dry, stale husk taste, finishes dry, bitter and sour with a pronounced alcohol.

Mouthfeel - 2.5
Light to moderate wight in the mouth, moderate carbonation that feels somewhat coarse.

Drinkability - 1.5
The 5.6% alcohol means this is not even easy to drink. I didn't enjoy it and was tempted to introduce it to the sink.

OVERALL - 1.9
I was surprised by how cheap this beer is, but once I tasted it, it all made sense. A sub-par macro lager of near bock strength. I will not try it again, however cheap.

Photo of auxiliary
1.8/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

appearance - Light straw color, nice head and lace on the glass.

smell - Bit skunked smell. Typical rice smell on a macro too.

taste - Nothing more of less then a typical macro beer, but with less flavor, and some bitterness.

mouthfeel - Light and carbonated.

drinkability - This is not bock, misleading. Should of been called Super Macro. Only reason I picked up a single of this is because it was from Portugal. I feel sorry for the people in Portugal drinking this beer right now. I only drank about 1/4 of it and dumped the rest. Not even a beer to me.Needs more work on.

Photo of DrJay
1.83/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Perfectly clear, pale straw yellow colour. Thin, bright white head thinned to nearly nothing in less than a minute, although there were signs that it wanted to stick to the sides of the glass before it subsided. Aroma consisted of corn (DMS) sweetness, light grainy malt, and a very light mix of lemon and saaz hops.

The flavour was not quite as enjoyable. Very sharp, harsh hop bitterness to start and finishes on the sour side. Hop bitterness lingered on the palate long after the finish, and not in a good way. Sweetness was evident, as was a light grape character. Alcohol was also definitely present in the taste. The body was on the thin side without being watery. Moderate carbonation aided the texture, but there was still a strong grainy astringency present.

Overall, this is a poor beer for the style. No real balance (at least to my palate) and harsh, but not flavourful, hops detracted from the enjoyment. And putting the word "Bock" in the name is just plain silly. Poured from a 355 mL brown bottle with best before date clearly printed on the front label.

Photo of raclark
1.83/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

It's been a while since I've done a review. I find it can sometimes be hard to describe in depth the various intricacies and unique characteristics of a good craft beer. Crappy imported lager on the other hand is all too easy. Thus we have Super Bock. Of course it's not a true bock, and it's definitely not super.

When I met some friends the other night at a b.y.o.b. restaurant, they asked for beer suggestions. I recommended picking up a bock. To my dismay Super Bock is what ended up on the table. It did a fair enough job of washing down the Mexican food, but was overall unremarkable.

The tight carbonation of this beer does little to disguise the corny flavor and lack of real character. Very bland. It reminds me of some of the lesser quality Mexican lagers that I've had. It is a bit more flavorful than your BMC brews and it is session-able (5.2% abv listed on the label) but for the price you can do better.

Photo of Richardbeerlover
1.86/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a deep yellow with minimal head. Smell is off putting and almost literally smells like crap. I can't put my finger on it but it just does not smell good. Tastes like a mixture of corn and barley together. If you like corn, then you will like this beer. Not a lot of body. The taste finishes strongly with the corn/barley. I did not enjoy this one at all.

Photo of AlexLMS
1.93/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

To begin with, it is not a bock, despite the misleading name. In truth it is an american macro lager.

Appearance: golden color. White head with moderate size and good retention. Very clear.
Taste: kind of bitter
Mouthfeel: drying sensation. Moderate carbonation, low-strength and light body.
Finish: bitter and persistent aftertaste.

Overall: fresh adjunct lager. The flavor is not very pleasant, and it gets worst because of the lingering aftertaste. There are betters beers in Portugal. I don't think I gonna give this one another chance.

Photo of Sigmund
1.95/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

330 ml bottle, now available in Norway (Vinmonopolet, bestillingsutvalget). Pale golden colour with fluffy white head that doesn’t last very long, some lacing. Grassy sweet aroma with notes of maize/corn and molasses, hints of vomit. Bland flavour, typical industrial adjunct lager, some maize sweetness, low bitterness. I think even Sagres tasted fresher than this one. Not a beer I’ll buy again. If I go to Portugal I’ll probably stick to vinho verde.

Photo of apasternak
2/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of Gusler
2/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

As it pours from the bottle a cloudless gold color with a minute head that is frothy in texture and an off white color, what lace there is patchy and thin. Nose is malt, clean and crisp with an exceptionally lean top, the finish is bitingly acidic, the hops present, dry and totally unappetizing. I’m not sure what this beer really is, but one thing it won’t be is in my cart.

Photo of Noelito76
2/5  rDev -28.8%

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Super Bock from UNICER União Cervejeira S.A.
67 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.