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Super Bock - UNICER União Cervejeira S.A.

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Super BockSuper Bock

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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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Photo of Kuongming
2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Kuongming, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of Pegasus
3.05/5  rDev +8.5%

Appearance: Quite clear medium golden in color, with a large, coarse snow-white cap.The carbonation is slight, and there is scattered,patchy lacing.

Aroma: Notes of cooked corn, pale malt,moderate herbal hops,and a bit of Heineken-style skunk aroma.

Taste: Opens with mildly sweet malt, soon followed by cooked corn. There is a faint toasted quality to the malt as well, Later in the taste, some mildly earthy and metallic hops appear. Finishes with a lingering, mild metallic note.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, a touch thin, but pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: An interesting example, not sure why its called "Super Bock", but certainly its inoffensive and drinkable. Also, its my first beer from the great land of Portugal.

Presentation: Packaged in an 11.2 ounce brown glass euro-style long-neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Sourced: This was a gift from Colonel Bill, intrepid nickel hunter and connoisseur of fine craft beer.

Pegasus, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of Flounder57
3.01/5  rDev +7.1%

11.2 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced quickly to a thin layer. It is a golden straw yellow with great clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: sweet pale malts, grainy and grassy notes, and a little bready notes too.

Taste: Tastes just like the aromas. Pretty simple with a little bitterness in the end.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, crisp, medium carbonation, and medium bodied.

Overall: Being Portuguese, I have drank this plenty of times on both sides of the Atlantic. Pretty average tasting beer that is there solely to quench my thirst and get away from all the hop nombs out there.

Flounder57, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of asnider
2.8/5  rDev -0.4%

I ordered this thinking that Portuguese beer would go well with Portuguese food. I also assumed, incorrectly, that it wasn't just another adjunct lager. I mean, it has the word "Bock" right in the name!

This is not a bock. It's definitely an adjunct lager with a lot of unnecessary sweetness to it. It actually lists sugar syrup as an ingredient. Points to the brewer for being honest, at least.

The aroma was not particularly pleasant, smelling a bit like stale cereal grains, but wasn't off-putting, either.

The taste was decent for the style, but the sweetness was a bit too cloying and it didn't quite work for me. It was still better than the typical BMC lagers, but not by much.

The mouth feel was strange on this one. It was relatively smooth, but could have stood for a little bit more carbonation. It was OK, but not great.

I likely wouldn't drink this again unless my options were extremely limited.

asnider, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of MiguelParreira
2.5/5  rDev -11%

MiguelParreira, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
2.14/5  rDev -23.8%

Half finger of head on a clear, pale straw colored body.
I can barely stand the aroma. It's a mixture of dirty barnyard and grain.
The taste isn't as offensive, it just tastes like water with the slight bit of bitterness.
Fizzy texture, moderate carbonation and light body.
It's one of the less enjoyable beers I've had. The smell is a real put-off.

Fatehunter, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of kramik
2/5  rDev -28.8%

kramik, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of Radome
2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Radome, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of cliff1066
3/5  rDev +6.8%

cliff1066, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of EvanWilliams
3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

EvanWilliams, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of George1005
3/5  rDev +6.8%

George1005, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of jmdrpi
2.8/5  rDev -0.4%

11.2 oz bottle, 10.2012 stamped on label, not sure if that is a bottling date or best by date.

appears a pale straw yellow color, brilliantly clear. bright white colored head that fades. slightly sweet, grainy aroma. a little bit of cooked corn. more of the same with the taste, on note. thin and fizzy body.

Slightly better than the American BMC beers, but not much.

jmdrpi, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of peagasus
1/5  rDev -64.4%

peagasus, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of M_C_Hampton
2.5/5  rDev -11%

M_C_Hampton, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of dansmcd
1.75/5  rDev -37.7%

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.

dansmcd, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of JohnEricaLawson
4/5  rDev +42.3%

JohnEricaLawson, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of Odri
3/5  rDev +6.8%

Odri, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of JohnF51
1.75/5  rDev -37.7%

JohnF51, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of XmAjOX
3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

XmAjOX, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of flyingpig
2.13/5  rDev -24.2%

Light amber to straw colour with a large, foamy white head on top that has good retention and looks quite thick. There is some lacing and lots of bubbles, a typical lager look albeit with a good head on it.

Light smelling with lots of cheap adjuncts, corn and some bread. There is some cereal and a watery citrus aroma but the smell is a pretty poor one.

Cereal, bread, corn and very light hops along with other basic adjuncts and a hint of citrus although none of these flavours are particularly strong or pleasant. This was not a good beer at all though and there is some skunky flavours towards the end.

Light with medium carbonation and a some touches of grain coming through on top of what for the most a smooth beer. There is some sweetness in there too and it is pretty light on bitterness levels.

This one was an awful beer, I honestly can't think of anything that I particularly enjoyed about it and it was a real struggle to finish with it becoming hard to drink after only a couple of sips and it tasted quite skunky at parts.

flyingpig, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of swimnadd
3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

swimnadd, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of BlackHaddock
2.63/5  rDev -6.4%

Holiday in the Algarve July 2012: surrounded by this stuff, available almost everywhere. I cooled with it on tap and chilled with it in bottled form.

Great if you want the quench your thirst after a day in the sun but not a rich, tasty brew: its a lager that is light on flavours but looks fine and clean. It could have been any number of other European lager/pilsner beers, it didn't stand out but it didn't have too.

BlackHaddock, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of LJWalker
3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

LJWalker, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of jmtpi
2.5/5  rDev -11%

jmtpi, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of WDJersey
3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

WDJersey, Aug 02, 2012
Super Bock from UNICER União Cervejeira S.A.
66 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.