Super Bock - UNICER União Cervejeira S.A.

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BA SCORE
67
poor

301 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 2.82
pDev: 21.99%
Wants: 6
Gots: 34 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-19-2001

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Ratings: 301 | Reviews: 146
Photo of Andrewharemza
3.28/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Clear golden beer wih a white head that quickly disapears. Medium carbonation. Taste likes malts, floral, sweet and some bitter hops. Aftertaste quickly disapears. Nice on a hot day, easy to drink.

Photo of ARoman
2.2/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

On tap, poured into a pint glass. The aroma has a bit of a mineral hint to it as well as corn bread, and near the end, a bit of old, wet sponge comes forth before settling on primarily crusty bread. The beer is a sparkling clear, and effervescent straw color with a moderate, soap white head that has okay retention and good lace. The beer is a medium light sweet with a medium bitter finish. It's thin, light and crisp with a zippy carbonation and a light body. The flavor is primarily corn and bread, with a hint of butter, and some caramel, that finishes with a crispness and a bitter lemon rind and bread crust. There's a clove touch that adds a light dryness to the finish and the aftertaste is lightly astringent, a bit bitter, and has a bit of a burnt flavor.

Photo of ElJacobian
3.3/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

People are way too harsh on this beer. This is the national beer of Portugal! This is way better than the macro lagers here in the U.S., and tastes like a combination of Amstel Light and Heineken. Perfect for being outside on a hot day, and being above 5% is a plus too.

Photo of robgutie
2.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Just "Bock" would be more accurate.

Photo of Jimlikesbeer
2.89/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

OK beer. Nothing special. But hey, I was in Portugal. Had to try one.

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.03/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

(bottle date: 05 2015)

L: crystal-clear, light piss-yellow/gold... thin pad of foam lingers for longer than expected

S: smells like a malt liquor... moderate toasted grain husk note... glove leather?... fairly weak intensity

T: toasty, darker grain flavor carries over from the aromas... actually, it kind of tastes like DME... sort of an oxidized apple skin/flesh note in the aftertaste... touch of metal

F: fairly light and slick, clean on the palate... moderate bite from the carbonation... quite dry... somewhat watery in the finish

O: not awful for what it is, but I wouldn't have one again - I'd rather try whatever lighter, pilsner-style offering they may have... just something off about this beer

Photo of JMS1512
3.54/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Which component is the outlier?

Photo of antonioM
4.58/5  rDev +62.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the best portuguese beer

Photo of cbnz
2/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pretty poor lager from Portugal

Photo of AntonioCCC
1.46/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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

Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
3.5/5  rDev +24.1%

Review: Can of SuperBock Pale Lager 5.2%ABV

SuperBock, the football special. I can see why it is popular on the terraces, as it looks damn good, is relatively strong and goes down well. Its also quite cheap, which always appeals. Its a player alright.

This beer pours a crystal clear golden colour with a huge white head on top, which was very frothy. It is quick to settle, with little lacing.

The aroma is faint and gentle, some grains, malts and some light hints of grassy hops. Not a bad taste, a mildly sweet refreshing lager that hits the throat lovely and there is a nice bitter and sour aftertaste that lingers for a short while. It’s a very easy beer to drink.

Photo of johnnnniee
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Bottle from colonial spirits
Light golden color with a smallish frothy white head that is fed with a decent stream of carb bubbles. Aromas of bready pilsner malt and a hint of floral hops. The flavor is bready malt with a light sugary sweetness. Slight mineral and a faint gritty mouthfeel. Not horrible.

Photo of NickTheGreat
3.5/5  rDev +24.1%

So I'm a beer guy and went to Portugal and Spain. Was on a structured trip, so didn't get to get to anywhere with very good beer. But I got to sample the BMC of their countries . . .

I only had a little bit of this, but I liked it better than the Sagres. My sister said the exact opposite, so it is a personal preference thing.

Aroma (3.5): Smells decent enough for the style.
Appearance (4): Nice golden color. Just like a lager should be.
Taste (3.5): Not much to speak of, but you get a little malt and some hop taste. Nothing too much, but it is what is probably should be.
Palate (3.5): No real complaints, nothing to write home about either.

Photo of MrCharlieMops
4/5  rDev +41.8%

Appearance: Golden and watery with a small, white head which disappears fairly quickly.
Aroma: No hops, bread and slight alcoholic smell.
Taste: Fresh, light, crisp and grainy. Mild cereal taste which lingers after swallowing. Not too interesting as most commercial lagers usually are.
Overall: Very refreshing on a hot summer day, light bodied beer with a crisp flavour. One of my favourite lagers.

Photo of mooseisloose
2.77/5  rDev -1.8%

Popping the top yields a crispy yet adjunct waft. On the pour this brew is pale straw colour with a nonexistent head. On the taste there is good mouthfeel, balanced with adjunct malts and slight bitter hoppiness with a fading similar aftertaste. Refreshing but not overly flavorful.

Photo of VitorLourenco
4/5  rDev +41.8%

Light, Fresh, good taste.

Photo of titvs
3.5/5  rDev +24.1%

Review according to BJCP2008 guidelines (style 1B). Bottle 25cl. AROMA: sweet grainy aroma and medium-low hop aroma. APPEARANCE: very clear golden straw color with average persistance white head. TASTE: medium-low grainy flavour with no hop flavour and medium-low bitterness. no fruitiness and no diacetyl. Balance towards malty and sweet aftertaste. PALATE: light body (maybe from high dosage of adjuncts - corn and rice). medium-low carbonation. OVERALL: a light, refreshing average bulk lager.

Photo of FLima
2.62/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Golden yellow color with a thin head with short retention.
Light adjunct lager aroma with notes of corn syrup.
Flavor with mild notes of herbal hops, corn, some lemon and grains. Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Light body with good carbonation.
Average easy to drink Adjunct Lager, with no huge flaws including body that is thin, but not watery.

Photo of Richardbeerlover
1.84/5  rDev -34.8%
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 utfiero
3.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Color- light gold.

Medium head quickly settling.

Aroma- gentle sweet sorghum lager.

Taste- A mildly sweet refreshing lager, clean and simple throughout with a hint honey. A great lawn mowing brew that is better than the mass produced domestic giants' offerings for a lighter (not lite) lager. My rating my seem high, but I rate within the context of a

Poured from 330 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted on 9/28/2013.

Photo of DaveBar
2.98/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Purchased at the LCBO as a single 330ml bottle served at 6deg C in a draught glass

A- Ok at best. Opens like a North American beer, pours like a North American beer

S- Just like a North American beer

T- Like a mass produced North American beer

M- Same as above

O- Not so good. Just like a run of the mill North American beer like Bud or Millar

Food Pairing

Anything you would pair with Bud or Millar

Enjoy if you want but pass if you can

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
2.18/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

330ml bottle. Lager glass. Straw color, crystal clear appearance. White & rocky foam shows correct retention. Yeasty, grainy, sweet & sulfur aromas. Cloying & flat upfront. Light but bothering body. Moderate carbonation. Watery texture. Grainy flavors & slight metal hues. Dry bitter finish. Harsh & unbalanced.

Photo of DenisKolkin
2.92/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

330 ml bottle served cold into a pint glass. Advertised as 5.2% ABV.

Appearance - Clear golden colour with just over a finger of white head. This dissipates quickly leaving some soapy head on top. While not bubbly there are quite a few bubbles present.

Smell - Slight creamed corn aroma, also a grassy bite similar to a good pilsner. Not much else, but nothing off putting either.

Taste - Watery with very little flavour. Slight grainy taste but not much else. Again nothing off putting.

Mouthfeel - Watery, medium carbonation. Otherwise not much to comment on.

Overall - for the style this actually isn't bad. Would drink again if I was limited to adjunct lagers.

Photo of BucBasil
2.93/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Wait a minute... this isn't a bock? Aw man. Giving it a go anyway haha.

Poured from the 12oz can into a pint glass.

A: Typical pale yellow with a fizzy white head that gos down pretty quickly.

S: Very faint with some grain in there. Not much to say.

T: Very mild with plenty of grain in there. Not too bad and pretty smooth. Nothing really to note. Pretty beery and straightforward. Refreshing.

Overall, not too much to say. I bought it expecting a bock, and what I got was an easy drinking light lager. Not bad for what it is, but won't pick up again.

Photo of jonb5
3.37/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pale colour but on the darker side of euro lagers, clear, minimal head, no lacing.

S: Malt, minimal hop content, fairly pleasant for Euro Pale Lager, hint of yeast.

T: Sweet, very malt forward, some fruity notes.

M: Light body, initially well carbonated but faded along with the crispness.

O: For what it is it’s pretty good, no noticeable ajunct content.

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Super Bock from UNICER União Cervejeira S.A.
67 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.