Itaipava Pilsen | Cervejaria Petrópolis

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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:
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Added by soper2000 on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
39
Reviews:
17
Avg:
2.61
pDev:
27.2%
 
 
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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of bwbetts
3.05/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Tone
3.2/5  rDev +22.6%
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 Nichols33
3/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of FBorrego
1.23/5  rDev -52.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Anacross
1.69/5  rDev -35.2%
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 AngusOg
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ant1
2.75/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Walbert_Neto
2.6/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DanLowery
1.92/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

this beer is pretty bad

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Photo of factoide
2.1/5  rDev -19.5%

Photo of denisconrado
1.5/5  rDev -42.5%

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 chinchill
2.23/5  rDev -14.6%
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 Etrusco
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of JaimeLondon
1/5  rDev -61.7%

Photo of ssgunbond
3/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of hansavijaticar
2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Socialiste
3/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of flcsilva
2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of RaphaelSC
2/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of Dbot
1.5/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of JohnQVD
3/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of FLima
2.01/5  rDev -23%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pale yellow color. Head dissipates quickly. Smells mostly grains other than barley-malt and sometimes metalic, depends on temperature.
Tastes lager with just a small hint of hops and  addition of water. Taste is also not consistent on different temperatures, as it warms up gets a little metalic.
Beer to drink close to freeze temperatures, very refreshing given its lightness and high carbonation. Better than Brahma, which gets the worst of this beer adding some unpleasant sweetnes and funky after taste, though the tap chopp version , specially the dark one tastes much better, probably given its freshness. I guess aging is a killer for those type of pseudo pilseners.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
2.06/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

350ml can served in a small chalice.

A: Pours a very pale yellow color forming a small fluffy white head which dissipates quickly leaving no lacings

S: Sweet grains, Lager yeasts and a killer smell of cooked corn

T: Watery and tasteless cheap Lager. In Brazil, this kind of beer is usually served very chill. In fact, it's better if you consume it quickly in this way, because the taste of corn becomes worst as it warms. Sweet grains, metallic, where are the hops?

M: Very watery light body. High carbonation. Water aftertaste :)

O: Completely characterless. I doubt I could distinguish between this "beer" and all the other cheap pseudo-Pilsener Brazilian beers, like Antarctica, Brahma, Skol and etc. They all have the same "taste" and defects

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Photo of fmccormi
2.31/5  rDev -11.5%
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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