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Cereuro - Cervejeira Europeia (Tagus)

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by AlexLMS on 06-28-2007

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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by matjack85:
Photo of matjack85
3.64/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I found these at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL for $7.49 a six pack. 250ml brown bottles with no freshness date.

It took 2 of these small bottles to fill my over-sized glass beer mug, and when it all settled down it left my glass filled with a slightly hazed pale yellow colored liquid with 1-finger's worth of fizzy white head on top that lasted about a minute. Lacing was decent.

The beer had a rather pleasant sweet malty smell to it with a touch of underlying fruit.

Taste wise it's mostly a sweet malty lager with a kiss of honey and fruit, but also with some hop spiciness for balance. Not bitter at all.

Light and crisp with higher than average carbonation, which helps cut the sweetness.

Better than expected. May be too sweet for some, but I found the sweetness level acceptable and a nice change of pace from most bland Euro lagers.

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Photo of ordybill
3.72/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from an 8 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Columbia, SC. The appearance is a clear yellow color with a small white head, the beer is full of floating black sediment. The aroma is grain driven with some sweet additives. The taste is mild grains and hops. An above average beer.

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Photo of jmccraney
2.25/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of JohnGalt1
1.74/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Something that looks like a deformed mezcal worm or a Barbie's afterbirth at the bottom of the glass... Mostly clear golden with VERY suspect protein formation... Nose and palate both are sickly sweet cardboard.. Hot garbage/shitty diaper.. just terrible... Probably a bad bottle, but this is "allegedly" very fresh from a friend who picked this up recently in Spain.

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Photo of scottbrew4u
3.18/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a very clear yellowish-gold color with a bubbly, white one finger head that fizzes out to a bubbly layer.

S: Toasted grains are very present with a touch of straw and honey for light sweet aroma. Some grassy and herbal and spicy hop presence that is subdued and not real fresh smelling.

T: Light grain roastedness, some fresh bread dough, slight creamed corn and spicy hops. Finish is dry.

M: Bubbly, crisp light body.

D: Beer is spot on for style and has a easy going attitude and better flavor than other beer from this category. It is easy to drink especially from little 8.45 oz bottles. The go down very fast.

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Photo of vitorjffg
3/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of crossovert
2.91/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

250ml brown bottle.

It pours a pale gold with a frothy white head that leaves a bit of lacing. It actually looks decent for an EPL.

The smell is pretty plain with some malt and some light fruit.

The flavor is light and fruity. Not that great but it lends a bit of flavor to the mediocrity of the style.

Not horrible, the quarter-liter bottle fits the beer well.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.53/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

A random Portuguese find...in a randomly small bottle. Okay. This stuff pours a clear straw populated by a bunch of floaties and topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises wheat and a touch of corn. That's it. Yup. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some old honey and a touch of funky wheat. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a watery feel. Overall, a pretty limp lager in general, a faceless apparition in a sea of mediocrity.

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Photo of exonthebottle
2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Redrover
3.5/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this one at Gale Beach & purchased at the Super Ali Mercado. It was only available in the small 25 brown returnable bottles.

Poured into a glass, the beer is dark yellow with a quickly collapsing beige head.

The nose is of grains a bit of sulfur and the classic Euro lager scent.

The taste is slightly bitter and is backed with grains that remind me of a cracker. There is a hint of skunk in the background. The beer sweetens ½ way through.

The mouth is middle of the road with low carbonation. It is an easy enough drinker with some minor flaws. It is slightly more biter than most Portuguese beers.

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Photo of educorgan
3/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Latarnik
2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of MiguelParreira
1.75/5  rDev -37.7%

Photo of Nickls
3.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to Beertruck for the bottle!

Pours with a half-finger of pure white head that retreats pretty quickly, but does leave some lilly pad spots on top of the brew; some minor spotty lacing that's really not impressive; very clear light yellowy gold color with some noticeable rising carbonation throughout.

Nothing major going on in the aroma, but certainly has more interest than most in the style, and certainly for Portuguese beers in general; some light maltiness; touch of minerally and spicy hops, but that's about it.

Flavor is quite OK, with some hop bitterness present; lightly herbal; some biscuity malts; very light in general; pretty basic but nothing majorly off.

Lightish body overall, a little fluffy and soft; carbonation comes in at a nice level and is not as aggressive as others in the style. Not bad drinking at all, and certainly would suit a nice warm summer afternoon. No complaints from me on this one.

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Photo of AntonioCCC
2.59/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

The best pale lager in Portugal in my opinion. Nice bitter.

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Photo of cpolking
3.22/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a honey golden in color. Mine has some floaties, which is very likely not by design for a lager. There is a short head of white foam that rapidly dissipates.

The aroma is very malty grain, a touch of straw and a touch of lager funk. T

he taste is very richly malted grain, a touch of malty sweetness, that is cut by the crisp carbonation. There are some counterbalancing hops evident, but no real bitterness on the finish.

This is quite a malty golden lager, but good. I bet fresh on tap in Portugal it is an excellent lager.

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Photo of stevoj
1.69/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Tons of particles floating, slowly, kept in suspension by the lazy carbonation. Not much of a head either. I was thinking it was a bad bottle until I read other rater’s notes. Dark golden in color with minimal head. Seems closer to a lager in taste than pilsner, but I do think the bottle is old. Grain and malt dominate the overall experience. Not as bad as I would have thought, but imagine it would be better closer to the source. On second thought, it is a bad bottle. Shame.

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Photo of AlexLMS
3.32/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just for curiosity sake, “Tagus” means Tejo, the main Portuguese river, in Latin.

Appearance: brilliant clarity with a rich golden color. The head is white, moderated in size with a fair retention.
Aroma: nice malty aroma.
Taste: balanced, some sweet malts, little hops.
Mouthfeel: smooth, good carbonation, fair alcoholic strength, light body.
Finish: clean and slight lingering bitter aftertaste.

Overall: as far as I know Tagus is the only all-malt beer produced in Portugal. Although not very popular, it is the best pale lager in the country.

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Photo of oakman
2.5/5  rDev -11%

Tagus from Cereuro - Cervejeira Europeia (Tagus)
Beer rating: 2.81 out of 5 with 19 ratings
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