Brahma | Companhia Cervejaria Brahma

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Brewed by:
Companhia Cervejaria Brahma
Brazil
brahma.com.br

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by soper2000 on 04-28-2005

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Ratings:
247
Reviews:
105
Avg:
2.39
pDev:
25.52%
 
 
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Photo of Weizenmensch
2.59/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Amber, low carbonation, minimal head retention. Pretty ordinary for the style, perhaps missing the adjuncts that make the head look good for longer.

Smell: Not bad for a macro. Grassy hop notes don't appear to have disintegrated on the long trip to Australia in the clear bottle. Not overly skunky. Not a complicated mix of aromas though.

Taste: Inoffensive on the tongue, but a bit rough on the palate. Wait - I just realised what this would taste like after your tenth. Drinkability just lost a mark. Otherwise, not very complex, but not too bad. No noticeable adjuncts, a fairly clean taste, no excess maltiness, but nothing too exciting either. Can't complain.

Mouthfeel: A little bit watery yet frothy. Not nice anyway.

Drinkability: Hmm... feels like there's a little reservoir on the palate, to store this beer up. When you've had enough, the reservoir is waiting to jump right out of your mouth again.

Overall: OK for a macro, but I'm only drinking this because my dad picked up a few cheap. Wouldn't ever choose to drink this.

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Photo of steinlifter
2.59/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured a clear golden, no head to speak of.
smell was vague, grainy aroma, made me a bit queasy.
taste was of an average Carribean brew.
mouthfeel was light and watery, tasted a bit flat to me as well.
drinkability is average, might make a decent lawnmower brew, but I wouldn't go out of my way to find it.

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Photo of Acho
2.58/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A clear bottle that shows how this beer is very pale. The head is nearly nonexistence after a quite slow pour.

Nearly no smell, some weirdly cooked grains.
A crisp taste and a good mouthfeel for a summer hot day, quite bubbly.

Overall an import that is not worth it but if I went to Brazil I would not mind having this beer again especially in a humid day.

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Photo of Dzu
2.58/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of schiaveto
2.56/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Similar products, similar comments:
A product of Ambev, this beer is a commercial lager style, made for a mass of consumers wishing to drink something (slightly) different than water. It´s not too different in comparison with their competitors, many of them also produced by Ambev (Antarctica, Skol, Bohemia, Original).
A pale lager beer, with low bitterness (around 11 IBU), Original Gravity around 11,5 Plato. Almost no fermentation aroma.

Well, the only purpose of this is to make you drink a lot of it in a brazilian hot day...

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Photo of JohnfromDublin
2.55/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Tasted a couple of bottles of this recently. Given to me by my host at a social gathering.

The beer came in a bottle that is flatter left-to-right than front-to-back, if you know what I mean! I was not in a position to pour this brew, but I suspect it would not have made any difference. I think this type of beer is meant to be quaffed in a social setting where you can clink the bottles together.

No particular smell, taste was quite "clean" with a decent freshness. I enjoyed drinking a couple of these, but this is not a drink one would consider ordering in a pub, or even purchasing at your local beer shop for home enjoyment

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Photo of flyingpig
2.55/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Quite a light golden straw colour with a thin, centimetre tall head that is bubbly and turns to a soapy lacing after about twenty seconds.

Corn & bread with a little touch of light, grassy hops and a background skunky aroma that isn't helped by the clear bottle of the beer. There is some basic cheap adjuncts in the way of malts as well but the beer isn't offensive in any way and smells better than a lot of cheap pale lagers out there.

Corn and bread along with some malt like adjuncts and a grassy hop background taste. There is a little bit of citrus lemon in there and a slightly acidic taste.

Light but not watered down, slightly grainy but not overly and with medium to strong carbonation and a wet, crisp finish and some sort of citrus tang as well.

Not a great lager but easy drinking and goes down well meaning it will still be my go to beer when no craft offerings are available. Not great but decent as a session beer if nothing else is on offer.

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Photo of phreak1983
2.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Gloden and lot's of bubbles, even a little head.

S- Smells like grain and cardboard

T- Not much taste at all, watery grain with a metallic aftertaste

M- Watery

D- Easy to drink except it's boring and overpriced. I paid $2 for a bottle but I won't bother buying it again.

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Photo of jrallen34
2.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Mike for this Brazilian pilsner tick....The beer pours and unbelievably light color, its almost clear as water, only the slightest tint of yellow. Totally see through. A decent fluffy white head, that tries to make up for the body...Typical aroma for this style sweet corn with skunk...The taste is really light, a hint of sweet and skunk. Not offensive, but can't imagine drinking this for anything but seeking out a glass of water. Could never get my drunk on with this.

Can't recommend this, but if you can't find clean drinking water, this is the next best thing.

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Photo of AmitC
2.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of biboergosum
2.53/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I remember the launch of this a number of years ago, and the feeling that it was just a thinly-veiled addition to the BMC club, with a Latin marketing edge. Let's see about that.

The bottle is admittedly pretty cool, its contoured swoopiness fits in the hand quite nicely.

This beer pours a clear golden colour, with minimal white head. The smell is mild sweet grain cracker malt. The taste is sweet grassy malt, with an acrid astringency. There is a bit too much carbonation, and it has a dry finish, with a slight skunkiness. A bit better than average for the category, but one is still more than enough.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A 330ml clear glass bottle with a BB of July 2011.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A clear pale-gold colour with medium carbonation - it looks just the same as in the bottle. Yields a good head of white foam that disappears rapidly. Aroma is so weak it's almost non-existant; a hint of light, bready malt.

Tastes of exceptionally light malt with a hint of sweetness in the background. The merest suggestion of stewed leaves. Mouthfeel is crisp and tingly with a pleasing level of carbonation. Practically no aftertaste.

A very bland lager. I'll damn it with faint praise and admit that it tastes clean, but flavourwise it's a non-event. Acceptable if you're on a beach in Brazil and need refreshment, but in any other circumstances give it a miss.

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Photo of pootz
2.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

If I had to summarize this beer in a couple of words I'd choose ; "bottled hype"..."...all the hype has this fizzy pale adjunct selling for more than a bottle of DFH 60 Min. IPA. This is another In-bev all hype international beer with the same dull pale fizzy corn/rice adjunct profile of the degenerated SA export beers: pale yellow, fizzy, no head, clear-crisp-dry-clean rice and corn dextrins in the nose, taste and body,... fast dry finish with no substance in between...there I tried it, it sucks I can live out my life without it.

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Photo of innominat
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of fionn13
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of MikeThumel
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of JamFuel
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of GreenCard
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

OK... why not?

Appearance: very pale gold/yellow, flacid layer of white spittle-like foam that slowly fades out of existance

Aroma: like Corona with a little Heineken drizzled into it (can't get any more descriptive than that)

Flavor: soft sweetness with a touch of grain in the background; canned pineapple fruitiness; hint of iron; finishes semi-dry with a "beer-like" aftertaste

Mouthfeel: light body, pin-prick carbonation, soft texture

Other comments: Tesco (a supermarket) dropped the price of a twelve-pack of Brahma from £9.99 to £4.99 because they weren't selling. Looks like it's time for me to try this latest atrocity from InBev (I was very pleased to see that they had to severely slash the price to make it sell). I can now confirm that it is not worth the time, money, effort, and pollution to import something like this to ANY country that has plenty of good beer made within its shores. Keep this crap in Brazil! Having said that, it's drinkable on a hot day if you get it nice and cold.

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Photo of TheBeeraholic
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of DenisKolkin
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of oldp0rt
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of NOLANDMAN
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of CesarG
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of ssgunbond
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

Brahma from Companhia Cervejaria Brahma
2.39 out of 5 based on 247 ratings.
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