Skol | Cervejarias Reunidas Skol-Caracu

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Cervejarias Reunidas Skol-Caracu

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-19-2003

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Reviews: 54 | Ratings: 127
Photo of josanguapo
2.35/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

From Festival de las Naciones. In Teku glass. Playing The Last Door Season 2. The closest thing to water Ive ever found in a beer can. No aroma, no taste, no aftertaste,watery. At least hasnt anything unpleasant either

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Photo of Suds
2.64/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I had this beer at the airport in Sao Paulo. From a can, the beer is a light, american-style lager. Smells of corn, a bit of grass. Lightly sweet, and grainy. Not as dry as many of the style, but not very interesting. Simple, straightforward, and uninteresting.

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Photo of vikinggary28
2.47/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Looks and smells like your average new world pilsner lager. Golden in colour with light lacing. Aroma has a corn smell which creeps through in the taste. Ice cold on a hot day this beer can be acceptable if the price is right. Otherwise, spend a little extra and buy something else.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
2.84/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This is available all over the Atlantic coast of Brazil. When it's cold, it suffices. But if you let it warm up, you'll regret it. It has no redeeming qualities so to speak, it's just available everywhere.

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Photo of OneBeertoRTA
1.93/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Found an old notebook today while cleaning up my office that had a list of reviews.

Beer pours a light gold very similar to the color to Bud Light. Smell is similar, corn, pilsner-esque. Somewhat refreshing on a warm day but like most adjuncts not something special.

I drank the whole can but not something I would have after another even if the only choice.

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Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
3.25/5  rDev +31%

Review: Bottle of Skol lager 4.7 ABV

A crystal clear crisp pilsner. No real bite or kick to it, but went down very easily, lovely to drink actually. Nice taste, not bitter.

A lovely looking beer, a light golden color with a small head with moderate lacing. Key characteristic is that it had a very lovely aroma. Aromas of sweet corn, grains and hay.

One negative is that there is not much bang for your buck. Small bottles, dont last too long in my house, especially since Skol is so easy to drink.

Overall a nice beer, and nice for a hot day, drinking to relax.

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Photo of samparkique4
3/5  rDev +21%

Clear medium yellow color
small to average, frothy, fair lacing, white
Aroma is light moderate malty, toasted, corn, cabbage water, vegetable and cardboard notes.
Flavor is light moderate sweet and light bitter
Body is light to medium,
texture is watery,
carbonation is soft like comforting

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Photo of denisconrado
1.25/5  rDev -49.6%

Had never drunk more drink of Brazil... It was just to meet and even appear. Yellow straw-colored translucent; the aroma sent me to childhood, in the time of holidays and birthdays, and my father (who at the time also took such a Malte 90); slightly bitter taste on the first sip, then tasteless corn. Do not lose to other common nor win.

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Photo of chinchill
2.58/5  rDev +4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

2 cans bought and consumed in Belem.
Poured pale yellow-gold with a weak white head.
Feel: watery light body with medium-high carbonation.
Flavor: Very mild and slightly sweet flavor with only a touch of hops and a short-lived aftertaste. The aroma is also very subdued.

O: Weak and light.

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Photo of homebrew311
1.85/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Pours a pale yellow with a thin layer of head that leaves some lacing. The smell is heavy on musty/corn/graininess with no hops and some syrupy sweetness. Taste is flavorless upfront followed by corn and grain followed by a heavy metallic note. Flavors are neither clean nor refreshing, this one is pretty bad.

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Photo of Cylinsier
2.58/5  rDev +4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

10 oz

Pours a light gold with some white suds for a head.

Coppery sugar malt aroma.

Barley malt flavor, dry, with a mild dry hop.

Light body with a light tingle of carbonation on the tongue.

Not terrible, but boring. Just an average adjunct lager on par with standard American fare in that category.

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Photo of RaphaelSC
2.46/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a yellow body with a with head with no rentention.

S: Undetectable in the right temperature, metallic when the beer warm it up.

T: Weak and very refreshing with high carbonation, must be served extremely cold, or the drinkability will decrease to the illness.

M: The high carbonation and low temperature make a freshness mouthfeel. Despite that theres nothing to be found here, as is common in the style.

O: A refreshing beer to be drinking in extremely low temperatures with a good drinkability in that condiction, when the beer gets warm, it becomes very awful.

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Photo of JoshatTownHall
2.82/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Would prefer a Budweiser or Coors Banquet over this. One of the cheaper beers in Brazil but it's a forgettable brew. Would not pay top dollar for an import but if I ever found myself back down south I would try one of these again. It is better than the other Brazilian alternatives (Kaiser/Brahma) but it made me think twice about paying more than $5 for a good old Budweiser.

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Photo of WankelEngine
2.81/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured from a 269ml can into a pint glass

A: Pours a completely clear, light golden color. There is a huge, bright white foam head of 2+ fingers which fades moderately quickly to a cap and ring of foam.

S: Smells of sweet grains. Very little else.

T: Sweet grain is the theme here. Maybe some corn? Very light touch of noble hops provides some grass to counter the sweetness. Faint presence of alcohol. Short finish.

M: Surprisingly low carbonation detracts from the experience. A little thicker than your standard BMC product.

O: Standard macro fare. Somewhat sweeter and thicker than many other adjunct lagers.

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Photo of FLima
2.08/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

It poured no head. Faint aroma of cereals, not malty.
Good carbonation and very light body.
Taste follows aroma (including its intensity), sweetness from corn mostly. I could not feel no bitterness whatsoever and had a rather watery ending. Refreshing while cold though.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
2.4/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours gold with a small head.
Nose shows sweet hay, very soft fruit and light floral notes. Hay is the dominant aroma though.
Sweet flavours; more hay, light fruity, faint vegetal notes. Not bad, although hardly what you'd call interesting.
Carbonation could be higher.

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Photo of tempest
2.91/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a can at Euro Market in Astoria. Unsurprisingly, this is a fizzy refreshing (if you're into adjunct beer) lager. I get a hint of toasted corn in the aroma, but otherwise it's a pretty clean, crisp beer. It's not watery, but it's close. If you want a drinkable lager for, I dont know, a summer soccer match (reaching too far?), here's a decent option. Aside from the novelty of being Brazilian, there's nothing else remarkable here.

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Photo of dbrauneis
2.77/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours crystal clear pale yellow with a frothy white head. Very good head retention is present as well as moderate amounts of lacing. Some visible carbonation is also present.

S: Aromas of corn and grains with just a hint of sweet lemon.

T: Very light flavored but the primary flavor I get is a kind of waxy sweet lemon (similar to lemonade or shandy). Not much complexity and very little bitterness. Overall kind of watery.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Having also tried this beer on tap when I was in Sao Paulo, it is not any different from the can - and just as I remembered it. Could be refreshing on a really hot day but not really anything special. Almost tastes like a PBR with just a hint of lemon pledge in it.

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Photo of metter98
2.72/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high foamy white head.
S: There are aromas of sweet corn in the nose along with some hints of lemon.
T: The beer is somewhat sweet and has flavors of corn.
M: It feels light-bodied and somewhat watery on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink but nothing really stands out in the taste that would make me want to try it again.

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Photo of WoodBrew
2.76/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Skol is similiar with most American Adjunct Lagers, golden clear in color with decent carbonation that provided a foamy head to start which dissapated quickly. The smell and taste was powered by grain and some malt/hop. It is a smooth easy drinking beer that is not exotic in taste, but not bad either. Worth a try to say you did...I suppose.

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Photo of fmccormi
1.88/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Straight pour from 630ml bottle to Pilsner / Pokal glass

Appearance (2.0): Very light golden in color, one finger head fading to very thin disc of bone-white head with very little lacing.

Smell (1.5): This has AAL written all over it. Faintly sweet and processed, no bitterness apparent whatsoever.

Taste (2.0): More or less following the nose, but with just a bit of the crisp malt body that you’d expect from this kind of beer. Nothing pronounced about it, just very light and processed. Tastes like water mixed with sweet pilsner.

Mouthfeel (2.0): Watery. No body to speak of, and the carbonation is very slight to begin with, and fades anyway.

Overall (2.0): This is basically Bud Light in Brazil. Is it good? No. Is it everywhere? Yes. Is it cheap? Yes. Are you going to drink it? Almost inevitably. Can you enjoy it? Sure, on a hot day or night with a bunch of friends around, a few bottles of Skol is just fine. But as far as beer goes, even if it’s not the worst thing out there, it’s not great, to say the least.

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Photo of MoreThanWine
2.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

So, I see a stack of shrink-wrapped 6 packs in a tiny local store and give it a try. $13! But hey it's new to me, it's an import from Brazil, why not? I get home and pop a can and the unusual smell I would best describe as a fish broth stock pot. Not necessarily bad, just unusual. Poured beautifully with a 3" white head which took quite awhile to slowly recede. Body is a standard pilsner clear straw yellow. Taste initially had some of the grassy grainy taste of a pilsner but as it sat and warmed it became just sort of water with a hint of sweetness. So compared to other mainstream pilsners I'd give it an edge on appearance and a demotion on taste.

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Photo of mdfb79
2.33/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

My girlfriend brought me back a bottle of this from her recent trip to Rio. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pilsener glass.

a - Pours a very transparent yellow color with high carbonation evident and one inch of white head.

s - Smells of bready malts, grains, sour, skunky notes, and light vegetables. Not very enjoyable at all.

t - Tastes of stale bready malts, sour, skunky notes, grains, and rice. A bit of a step down from the nose; not very good at all.

m - Light body and high carbonation that stings the tongue. Overcarbonated.

o - Overall not a very good beer. Smell is a bit skunked and the taste is stale and skunked. Wouldn't seek this one out, actually worse than bohemia.

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Photo of cervezango
1.51/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

look give me nothing to report.

almost no smell, smell like some one is drinking beer 10 feet from me

taste like boring pee water

boring ass beer

worst bber ive had in a while.

if your in brazil try to have caracu or even bohemia instead of this garbage.

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Photo of beerprovedwright
2.83/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Wimpy head of less than an finger, but the lace had some clinging power. Color matched a 4 on the SRM beer color chart. Smell was a little harsh and of wet corn, and veggies. Taste was refreshing, with flavors of cereal grains, citrus and malt. Mouthfeel was lacking any real body and creaminess, but did have some fizz. Good beer to drink with the locals on St Kitts. The view of the clear blue water makes the experience of drinking beer on the beach, much better.

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Skol from Cervejarias Reunidas Skol-Caracu
2.48 out of 5 based on 127 ratings.
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