Devassa Ruiva | Cervejaria Devassa

Devassa RuivaDevassa Ruiva
29 Ratings
Devassa RuivaDevassa Ruiva

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Cervejaria Devassa

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by soper2000 on 03-01-2005

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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of Luke-Brazil
3.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I was disenchanted with brazilian average beers, but this one is now my go-to beer for a barbecue or something else that requires you to get shitfaced (LOL). Good drinkability, without leaving the bitterness, very malty, dark orange color. Nothing spetacular, but compared to other brazilian average beers, I really enjoyed it.

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Photo of IceAce
2.66/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.86/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Best by 7/21/15.

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, caramel, and slight earth flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a below average beer that is fairly decent, but nothing really stands out about this one.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
4.06/5  rDev +31%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I had one of these at a local Brazilian restaurant, I was surprisingly impressed with the brew. Great look out of the bottle with a weak head but nice lacing down the bottle. The smell was lightly hoppy - not too overpowering. Feel-wise I found it to have just the right amount of carbonation, but didn't find it impressive either. It was a good tasting beer, paired real well with the Brazilian fare I had this evening. It was something I certainly would reach for if I saw it again.

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Photo of enelson
3.17/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Daniellobo
3.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of factoide
1.75/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of Slizy22
3.08/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of denisconrado
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Look, do not expect much, but I found very interesting the price! Too bad I can only 200 km from here... Appearance: redhead:-) translucent, elusive foam; Aroma: smell is not common...

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Photo of Flavio_Gama
3.36/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Igormatos
2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of carlos_fleico
3.1/5  rDev 0%

350ml bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A: Pours an amber to copper colour with about a finger of a very aired white head with poor retention, decent lacing left on the walls of the glass.

S: Caramel malts, bread, with a very faint floral hops aroma.

T: Same as the nose, with some nice medium bitterness. Taste gets worse as it warms up. Lack of flavor hops.

M: Relatively creamy, light-bodied and very refreshing. Medium carbonation. Bready aftertaste.

O: You can get this beer for the same price you would get a Skol or Antarctica (awful AALs), which is a plus. This beer isn't a complex and unique brew, but it works fine in a barbecue or in a hot summer day.

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Photo of HenriqueBrumano
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of FLima
2.72/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Light copper color with an aired two finger head with medium retention and leaving laces.
Faint aroma of caramel malt and bread, that is about it.
Predominant flavor of caramel, toasted malt and hay with a hint of floral hops and Red Ale yeast. Dry aftertaste with a low bitterness.
Light to watery body with good carbonation.
Although this might be a bit superior to other cheap beers in Brazil (though its price varies a lot...) and the other two main Devassa sellers, it carries the same defect of its brown ale, it misses body and hops, but at least it is not very sweet and has no off-flavors. Alternative session beer to local Adjunct Lagers if the price is right.

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Photo of felipeprates
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of srbcurti
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of RaphaelSC
2.69/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

First its important to note that this beer isn't expensive, you can buy one for almost the same price of a regular brazilian american adjuct lager.

There is no head at all in this beers.

the smell is faint, almost undetectable.

The beer taste very cool and poor like other brazilian beers. Some notes of hops and malts could be find, but very faint.

In general this is a brazilian beer, which means a cool and refreshing beer with little complexity to be found.

Better than most others major beers in this country, but not a unique experience!

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Photo of cmr5056
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle served in a tulip glass.

A: Pours a light amber liquid forming a big white aired fluffy head. Small retention and some nice lacings left

S: Caramel, caramel malts, dark fruits and flowery hops

T: Follows the nose. A slightly sweet caramel upfront, followed by sweet grains and a light flowery bitter hoppy end

M: Very watery and light body. Good carbonation. Aftertaste is caramel and light bitter

O: Good drinkability. Much better than the disgusting Lager version. Good session Ale

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Photo of estevaom
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of mhaugo
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of nickfl
3.78/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - pours with a white head clear, amber body excellent lace.

S - caramel and toffee malt some herbal hops.

T - lightly sweet caramel malt up front with some musty hop flavor in the middhe and fairly strong bitterness in the finish.

M - medium body high carbonation and a fairly dry finish.

D - aside from the strangely high carbonation it is a nicely made amber. Good malt character and a decent level of hops, but with a british hop character.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.14/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Devassa Ruiva a "darker" version of Loura was also a fairly good beer. I had a hard time seeing the difference in color due to the lighting in the place, but my colleagues believe that it was a little darker. As with all Brazilian Tap (Chopp) beers there was a sizable head that retained during the entire tasting. The smell was pretty bland, some malt and grain present. The taste was not as smooth to me as Loura, but still ok. A bit more malt and hop present with this beer to give it a tad more bitterness. Mouthfeel was good and would enjoy this on any occasion.

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Photo of gcpxavier
3.66/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

It is something between an india and an english pale ale, but it has a brazilian accent.

Brazil is now a great beer producer and for many years only the pilsen style and very cool beer was offer here.

Today with the AB-Imbev and many others brewers I think is a good news we take a time to appreciate more tastes.

Devassa is a newborn brewery and is in the right way.

In a very short space of time it will be a very good producer. By now I recommend this beer. Even for you know the taste.

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