Brahma | Companhia Cervejaria Brahma

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by soper2000 on 04-28-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
247
Reviews:
105
Avg:
2.39
pDev:
25.52%
 
 
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7
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Ratings: 247 |  Reviews: 105
Photo of jamesroses
1.25/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Appearance: lpale yellow, very little carbonation. Builds a shy head that dissapears instantly.

Smell: metallic rotten eggs.

Taste: metallic rotten eggs to the point of thinking it's poison.

Mouthfeel: it's almost like drinking tap water with poison taste.

Overall: the most disgusting beer I've tried so far.

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Photo of Lare453
1.25/5  rDev -47.7%

Photo of pipinmalikonj
1.25/5  rDev -47.7%

Photo of YvesB
1.25/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of elguru
1.36/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

looks ok smell very weak but it taste like piss and give you aches over all your body, because is rejecting it, the worst beer i tasted in my short life.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
1.44/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Bottled
Light pale yellow body with quickly diminishing
Very little aroma from this hints of bread and slight coin notes
Not much flavour going on either that slicey whitey
Thin even for the style & price

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Photo of biegaman
1.49/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

The beer's faint yellow colour does little more to hinder clarity than posted speed limit signs do to slow down hurried, impatient drivers. The striking brilliance notwithstanding, its deplorably flat surface requires bulking up before the beer looks truly impressive.

Pretty much all mass, industrially produced lagers employ adjuncts (such as corn syrup or other synthetic fillers) to save on cost, speed up the brewing process and/or ensure product consistency, however not all of them show it to the same degree. Brahma, it must be said, makes it perhaps more obvious than any other beer...

Its aroma is, in a word, repulsive. Quite literally, like opposing ends of a magnet, one quick sniff of it is enough to repel the nose in the opposite direction. It is a wretched, foul, horribly unnatural smell that resembles some kind of corn water that has been left to sit out in the sun for a month... at a garbage site... next to a cesspool.

The taste, likewise, should be awarded some kind of prize for being leading experimental research in the field of sewage recycling. Yes, it really is that revolting and unpalatable. It's like moldy rice and processed corn syrup were left to fester in a cesspit and the resulting liquid was captured and intensified by the world's most advanced flavor chemists.

But in all seriousness, this was made with the same type of business model, through the same industrialized means and with the same inherent values and purpose that, say, a sewage treatment plant or flavor manufacturer operates. It is a product meant to be turned out at efficient, fast pace through a heavily mechanized and unnatural process.

And the result shows (at least to anyone with half a palate). This beer is so much worse than insipid, it is far more offensive than it is ordinary. The cloying, chemical-like flavours, its malodorous smell and polluted mouthfeel not only make for nasty beer - they dishonor our cultural, physiological and historic connection to the beverage.

They also reveal the alarming side about the industrialization of our modern food system, its emptiness and the disconnections we suffer, the extent of the compromises that it demands from us. This is kitsch, a pathetic and twisted mock-up of a true beer. There does exist certain mass, industrially produced lagers that I honestly don't mind drinking (cold) on a (hot) summer day, but Brahma is most definitely not one of them.

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Photo of beerbtl
1.5/5  rDev -37.2%

Photo of rorjets
1.5/5  rDev -37.2%

Photo of petluo
1.5/5  rDev -37.2%

Photo of phishbone23
1.5/5  rDev -37.2%

Photo of cyrenaica
1.5/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

355ml bottle
4.8%
I tried this beer on August 31, 2007 at Smokeless Joe's in Toronto. The beer poured a translucent gold colour with a white head that disappeared quickly. There was a lot of effervescence. The aroma was very grassy with a hint of both malt and hops. The mouthfeel was crisp and thin with some mild carbonation. The taste was similar to other pale lagers with grassy tones. Another beer I didn't enjoy and would not push onto my friends.

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Photo of magictrokini
1.52/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Sugarwater. Yellow fizzy pour. Smell is cotton candy and corn. Taste is not good. Liquid kettle corn. Can't really put this in a category with Mexican or Central American beers as it is that weak. Doesn't come close to other South American beers, such as Xingu. Very weak.

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Photo of josanguapo
1.56/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

From Carrefour. In Ikea's pilsner glass. Watching Breaking Bad 4x08.Very vulgar. Doesnt deserve to be paid more than for the cheapset macro lager

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Photo of DonPepperoni
1.62/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

It tastes like nothing. Tap water tastes better.

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Photo of grdahl
1.7/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This must be the Budweiser of South America. I've had tap waters with more flavor. Cool bottles however. I figured at $8.00 per six pack this might be worth a try. It is very light in color and taste ,probably decent on a hot day as a gatorade substitute, but not with food. My advice...if you want
cheap flavorless you need not by an import.

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Photo of FLima
1.71/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Almost a copy paste of other mass Brazilian lagersPale yellow color. Head dissipates quickly. Smells mostly grains other than barley-malt and metalic, dependant on temperature.
Tastes lager with just a small hint of hops and  addition of water. Taste is also not consistent on different temperatures, as it warms up gets a little metalic. Some unpleasant sweetness from cheap cereals, and a little funky aftertaste.
Beer to drink close to freeze temperatures, to hightlight refreshness from its lightness and high carbonation. The tap chopp version , specially the dark one tastes much better, probably given its freshness. I guess aging is a killer for those type of pseudo pilseners.
Intersting that I have the impression that Brazilians slams this beer more than others, probably given the exotic effect are nule to them (including this brazuca one).

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Photo of acurtis
1.75/5  rDev -26.8%

Photo of Phyl21ca
1.75/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Bottle: Poured a golden color lager with a small head that disappeared very quickly. Aroma of corn is quite evident and not that pleasant. Taste is your typical South American pale lager with lots of corn. At least the clear bottle was not skunked. Mostly boring and watery but not offensive in any way and definitely not something I will seek again.

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Photo of Igormatos
1.75/5  rDev -26.8%

Photo of Jsmick
1.75/5  rDev -26.8%

Photo of Whatup14
1.75/5  rDev -26.8%

Photo of fccarv
1.75/5  rDev -26.8%

Photo of Anacross
1.75/5  rDev -26.8%

Photo of dansmcd
1.75/5  rDev -26.8%

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