Itaipava Pilsen | Cervejaria Petrópolis

Itaipava PilsenItaipava Pilsen
BA SCORE
2.64/5
39 Ratings
Itaipava PilsenItaipava Pilsen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cervejaria Petrópolis
Brazil
cervejariapetropolis.com.br

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by soper2000 on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,433
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
39
pDev:
26.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
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Reviews by fmccormi:
Photo of fmccormi
2.31/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Straight pour from 350ml can to 5oz-ish tumbler; freshness date of October 27, 2012 printed very clearly in black ink on the kick-up underneath the can (“VAL 27/10/12 1407301 2”).

Appearance (3.0): This actually has a surprisingly lively head going for it, rising quickly to about two fingers of bone-white foam that does take its time dying down while little streams of bubbles rush from the bottom to take its place. The body is pale, pale yellow—almost the definition of “straw”—and a couple spots of lace remain on the side of the glass.

Smell (2.0): Faint aroma of barley, some corn (cooked, not fresh), and that’s about it. The scent of fresh water?

Taste (2.0): Following the nose, there’s just not much happening here. Its saving grace is a light, crisp bitterness that offers some sense of refreshment, but the core of the beer itself has a very, very light cooked vegetable flavor and not much else. Imagine drinking an effervescent, ice-cold, mildly crisp version of the water you used to heat up some frozen corn and peas. Except, water it down some. This gets a “2” because there’s nothing outright objectionable about it, and at least it’s kind of crisp.

Mouthfeel (3.5): Believe it or not, not bad. Lightly effervescent, not tingly, dry finish, quenching and incredibly light, and foams nicely going down. Still, nothing out of the ordinary, in any way.

Overall (2.5): Is this a good beer? Not really. Is it terrible? Definitely not. Can you do worse? Yes—you can do far, far worse. Can you do better? Absolutely. If you’re going to drink this, it should be ice-f’ing-cold, the way Brazilians drink their proudly fizzy, yellow beers. “Estupidamente gelada” means “stupidly cold,” and it’s absolutely the way to go for light Brazilian macros like this.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ant1
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of chinchill
2.23/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

269 ml can in Brazil consumed right after purchase and several months before date stamped on the bottom of the can.

Poured pale yellow-gold with a weak white head.

Feel: watery light body with medium-high carbonation. Slightly astringent.

Flavor: Very mild and slightly sweet flavor with only a hint of hops and an unidentified odd semi-fruity component.

The aroma is somewhat unpleasant and very weird for a "pilsen". Clear notes of cereal grains.

O: Avoid.

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Photo of FBorrego
1.23/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of WoodBrew
3.08/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Itaipava is like any other big macro beer/american adjuct lager. Pours golden clear with good carbontaion that provides an intial froathy white head that dissapates quickly. The smell and taste are bolstered by grain with some hop in an effort to balance the beer. This is a standard no-frills beer. Best drank when sitting on the sandy beaches of Ipanema.

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Photo of denisconrado
1.5/5  rDev -43.2%

For the record which accompanied me in opening match of Brazil... I had no choice (or had been forewarned and were not taken by the emotion of the moment)... Yellow corn in them, Brazil!

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Photo of tone77
3.05/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very mild, a hint of corn. Taste is light, a corn presence, a bit of sweetness to it. Feels light in the mouth and is very drinkable. Overall I imagine this would go down easy in the Brazilian sun, but otherwise a mediocre offering.

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Photo of JohnQVD
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.17/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains light caramelized malts, lager yeast and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of lager yeast and adjuncts followed by a light malt sweetness. There is a decent hops presence for the style that brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, considering the style it’s not a bad alternative but overall it’s typical Euro-FYB.

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Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of AngusOg
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Tone
3.2/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear gold color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of strong adjunct, pale malt, hint of sweet malt, and slight Euro yeast. Fits the style of an American adjunct lager. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong adjunct, pale malt, hint of sweet malt, and slight Euro yeast. Overall, an average AAL.

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Photo of ktrillionaire
3.35/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - The look is average; pale straw hue, fizzy, and topped with a wispy white cap.

s - The aroma is basic, with a slight twist; minerals, sweat and the faintest cinnamon hint.

T - This is basic AAL, but there is a fruit nuance of honeydew or canteloupe which intensifies upon the finish, so it tastes a little bit better than average. Corn is not specifically noted.

M - Light and drinkable lager.

O - This is not a bad example of an AAL, and is a bit better than, say, MGD or High-Life.

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Photo of JaimeLondon
1/5  rDev -62.1%

Photo of DanLowery
1.92/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

this beer is pretty bad

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Photo of Walbert_Neto
2.6/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Dbot
1.5/5  rDev -43.2%

Photo of Paracatu
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Etrusco
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of factoide
2.1/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of Socialiste
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Bigvalbowski
3.62/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is smooth,crisp and light with hardly any aftertaste. Like other reviews had said, perfect beer for a hot day. Was on special at my local liquor store due to large brazilian community in my immediate area. Great summertime brew. Would recommend.

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Photo of Anacross
1.69/5  rDev -36%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Pale yellow straw. Grains, possibly corn. Watery and pretty much absent flavor, very below average for this style. Crisp and carbonated. Funky smell. A very forgettable beer. AVOID!

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Photo of flcsilva
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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