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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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Ratings: 129 |  Reviews: 54
Photo of Knapp85
2.18/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Skol didn't really show too much more than just being another Adjunct Lager. This flavor is crisp and a bit on the dry side. The color is yellow and has a minimal head on it. The smell is of grains and malts. Not much hops. This is a regular drinking social type of beer. Fun it you want to try something from another country but that's about all.

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Photo of metter98
2.72/5  rDev +13.8%
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 BEERchitect
2.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A new offering to the region-- figured I'd give it a shot. I expect a certain amount of grain character, adjucts (corn), and thinness. This beer is quite on par per my expectations. A clear, straw colored beer with very active carbonation, and with a head retention that did not hold much weight. The aromas and flavors show initially strong pilsner malt sweetness and raw grain qualities, but soon shift to mostly grain, leaving some harsh astringency on the throat and undersides of the toung. Hops have a medium bitterness and lay a grassy note on the toung. Alcohols seem quite high, with low beer qualities to absorb any strength. Quite hot and solvanty / soapy late, going into the finish. All grain in the end with a light linger of hops and metal. A beer to drink under only the most dire of circumstances.

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Photo of chinchill
2.58/5  rDev +7.9%
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 dbrauneis
2.77/5  rDev +15.9%
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 jlindros
2.43/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Got this while in Brazil, at a decent wine, beer, and liquor shop in the downtown area of Larajeiras, Vitoria, E.S.

Super clear almost no color beer with just a hint of yellow, and light fizzy head.

Nose light cheap lager, extract and light malts, light skunk.

Taste is the same, very light and watery with light lager flavors, very light malts, plenty of skunk and cheap extract flavors, some icky bitterness, minerality watery.

Mouth is light and watery, with decent carbonation.

Drink is OK, light and watery, but lots of skunk to offset it.

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Photo of mdfb79
2.33/5  rDev -2.5%
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 WoodBrew
2.76/5  rDev +15.5%
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 mklisz
2/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of tempest
2.91/5  rDev +21.8%
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 DoubleJ
2.26/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Multiple samplings from multiple cold bombers at a party in São Leopoldo during my first ever day in Brazil, on to the beer:

Very pale...wow, this is becoming redundant in my pale lager reviews.The head is creamy on top with decent retention. Okay, I'll shorten this one...rice seems to pave the way for it's light, neutral, and semi-crisp flavor with an herbal aftertste. Like a Budweiser, but with a bit stronger taste. Not too great, but not one I would reject if handed to me,

This is the #1 selling beer in Brazil, and most of its reason IMO is to the credit of thier commercials (do a YouTube search for Skol if you're intersted). Kind of meh, but it did go well with churrasco.

And one other thing...if you're clubbing in Brazil, this (and its brother Skol Beats) is one of the few beer options available.

Update 11/30/09: I've had this a number of times already on my second trip to Brazil. There's more excessive sweetness and graininess to this beer, and one that gets really nasty as it warms. It's half-tolerable when it's at -2 C, but after that, prepare your gag reflexes.

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Photo of Halcyondays
2.31/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

269 mL mini-can,

A: Pours a pale yellow with a light white head, surprisingly good head retention for this style and some light lace.

S: It's corny, not much else, smells a lot like a MGD.

T: Taste of sweet corn dominates, sickly sweet at times, can't find the barley or a hop.

M: Cloying sweet, especially as it warms, not clean. Crisp at cold temperatures, very light-bodied with a tad too much carbonation.

D: Not the worst macro in the world, but drink it fast and cold so the sweetness doesn't go crazy. The can went down fast, but I don't see myself wanting to drink multiples of this lager.

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Photo of Suds
2.64/5  rDev +10.5%
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 FLima
2.08/5  rDev -13%
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 stcules
2.6/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

It has a greenish color, clean, with half finger of white foam.
A hint of hop in the smell, and malt, all very light.
Same for the taste. No problem here, but for sure really light, and a very faint taste.
Just some hop.
Extremely watery, thirst-quenching, sure, and relatively dry.
No body.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
2.84/5  rDev +18.8%
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 CrazyDavros
2.4/5  rDev +0.4%
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 josanguapo
2.35/5  rDev -1.7%
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 VABA
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.43/5  rDev +43.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

It is not often I drink canned beer, and I don’t intend on changing this stance, but this was another present from a work colleague after his recent trip to Brazil.

A white 350ml can with a gold, red and yellow circular label. SKOL is written in metallic red letters.

The Can was taken right from the fridge and opened with no overspill. The beer pours from the can a brilliant pale yellow straw color. The head is huge, and fills my 20 fl.oz. Glass to the brim. A smooth, very white, expansive pillowy head slowly rescinds to a smooth covering of ¼”. Aromas are very clear and one-dimensional, hops with some metallic hints.

Tastes are nothing enthralling, but neither are they offensive. Introduction is bitter and has a very clean crisp hop-bitter taste. Some slight butterscotch after the beer has left the mouth, but again, not offensive or out of place. A Pilsner-style lager that is easily drinkable, but it lacks real depth of character to be anything more than a quaffable thirst quencher, which is obviously its primary rôle in Brazil.

An above average macro-produced pseudo-pilsner.

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Photo of blackie
3.16/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance: Moderate bone white head of which a little remains after receding. The beer is a clear, pale golden in color. No lacing.

smell: Light malt and cereal grain (rice). Light hop aroma, slight sulfur funk.

mouthfeel: High carbonation and very light body.

taste: Pretty much the same as the smell. Crisp and clean.

drinkability: Very easy and refreshing

Entered from notes taken this past summer. Cancelled Varig flight, put up in the Dobly Hotel in Guarulhos, found this Skol in my minibar. I must've drank 50 bombers of this stuff over my stay, but never got around to rating it before now.

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Photo of EgadBananas
2/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of mhaugo
4/5  rDev +67.4%

Photo of Adamostella
3/5  rDev +25.5%

Photo of Vancer
2.99/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My co-worker, stationed in Sao Paulo, brought me 5 samples of Brazilian beer (all pilsners) – so these are fresh (and cheap, only .50 each from a market). This was sample #3

This one poured a very lite and clear yellow, however with a decent white head that laced my pilsner glass. Good lookin' carbination bubbles arose for the entire quaff duration.

Just some hints of malt and euro skunk in the aroma, and the taste was equally weak - some subtle grains with a small hop finish. On the bland and uninspiring side.

Mouth was sharp/biting/clean/crisp. This would make for a good lawnmower brew in the summer, IF the price was right.

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