Brahma Chopp | 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): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-22-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
79
Reviews:
33
Avg:
2.5
pDev:
22.4%
 
 
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Ratings: 79 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of nickfl
2.3/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - pours with a small white head on a clear, straw colored body. Fades quick and leaves no lace.

S - sweet, grainy malt and little else.

T - Very thin grainy flavor; I wouldn't quite call it malt flavored, more like barley water. Just nothing else going on.

M - medium body, average carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - light, watery, no flavor, just bad.

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Photo of cambabeer
2.35/5  rDev -6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Very light body, very clear yellow, very ugly head. No lace...

S- Smells like bad sweet beer. Not much to it with a little alcohol.

T- Bready malt, a little watery, not much to talk about. Again, just a less than average beer.

M- Very light with a lot of carbonation.

D- Easy, but who cares?

Notes: I'm cervezango's friend that sang the song.

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Photo of chinchill
2.4/5  rDev -4%

350 ml cans in Brazilian Amazon and again at Manuas aeroporte.
Initially decent but weak white head over a clear, light golden body. Light colored even for style. OK lacing. FEEL: Light body with crisp, medium-high carbonation. taste: typical light lager with hints of cereal as well and light malts and a touch of hops. Mild but lingering aftertaste more clearly reveals the herbal hops as well as some metallic aspects. smell: faint cereal and light malts with a touch of spicy hops. O: average at best for this style in northern Brazil. Certainly not worth seeking out.

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Photo of ssdarius
2.4/5  rDev -4%

Photo of jgasparine
2.41/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Found some notes on this beer in my suitcase. Consumed on tap at some forgettable bar in Asuncion, Paraguay.

The beer was served ice cold with a white head atop a fizzy yellow body. Smells and tastes like some economy Macro brew I would expect to find in any college beer bong. Overall, this beer was underwhelming in all areas... and I finished the glass only out of an implied obligation to the person that bought it for me.

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Photo of Northsider
2.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Tasteless and watery feel to it. I still prefer the Brahma Extra over this. Pale yellow, disappearing head, watery mouthfeel, no smell, no taste. Hard to imagine this is so popular.

Extra .5 point for smootherish mouthfeel compared to the other Brahma styles, but really nothing different. Skip this and go with Bohemia (Behemia Weiss even better). Even better if you find something other than Brahma, Bohemia, or Skol.

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Photo of target88
2.44/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of soper2000
2.46/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.5

I enjoyed this at Botequim Informal in Leblon while visiting some friends in Rio De Janeiro. Restaurants in Brazil are vicious in their competition for the title of best "draft house" in the city even though there are only three popular draft beers here (Kaiser, Antarctica, and Brahma), and a restaurant will only serve 1 of the three, no mixing of brands here. So to win the title of best draft house really depends on the pour and apparently Botequim Informal has been voted Rio's best draft house for 3 years running. As the beer arrived to my table I started to realize why. A magnificent billowing creamy white head sat upon a golden color body. I won't talk about taste that much because the taste is very similiar to Skol, in that it's ok but nothing special, but the body in this beer was heavenly. It was like drinking a cloud. Extremely light and creamy. I will admit that if i haven't had this beer in draft form outside of this bar, so it probably isn't normally like what i experienced, but i can only review what i know.

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Photo of AlexM
2.48/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of metter98
2.5/5  rDev 0%

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Photo of Tarso
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Photo of jeremy3311
2.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Franck
2.5/5  rDev 0%

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2.5/5  rDev 0%

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2.5/5  rDev 0%

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Photo of chuckgietzen
2.52/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
2.52/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brought back directly from Brazil.

A-one of the lightest, clearest, beers I have ever seen. With macro lagers, I am not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. Steady carbonation makes it look like champagne. Little head to speak of.

S-If I find anything I will let you know....smells like water

T&M-Typical foreign macro (mainly speaking warm weather countries) doesn't do anything to make you enjoy it, but also nothing to make you dislike it. The carbonation makes it seem a bit sweet, but the dull finish is nothing to write home about.

D-Now, if I were on a beach, this pale, golden, corn-based beverage would not seem out of place. Not much to say other than this is a beer that doesn't do anything for me; good or bad.
Oh well, it still is nice to sample the brewing skills of the world.

Next week I will be drinking Piton Lager in St. Lucia on the beach with my beautiful wife and two of our friends. Yet another shot at the macro lagers!

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Photo of schiaveto
2.53/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2.5 | 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 donnebaby
2.54/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pale yellow, or even green, thin color. Foam bubbles away into oblivion in moments, leaving this beer looking very sad. Smells worty with the head up, and light bready malts with it down. Taste is quite sweet and disatisfyingly thin. A bit of an unpleasant aftertaste. Carbonation isn't too high, which helps make this sweetish cheap lager a little more on the drinkable side.

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Photo of SerialTicker
2.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Actually, not the most awful AAL I've ever had. Drank straight from a 355ml bottle.

Apparently, this is *THEE* beer in Brazil.

Smelled skunky at first, but it doesn't taste it at all -- decent. Has a mild corny flavor with a negligible amount of malt. Pretty freakin' bland. What I do like about this beer though is that it has a pretty decent mouthfeel: actually a little creamy. Easy drinking, but lacking flavor. As a whole, in a world full of AAL's, this one stands out a little bit. Not terrible.

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Photo of blackie
2.65/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

appearance: The head is 0.3" and white, and soon retreats to a thin layer and a ring. The beer is a clear, pale golden in color.

smell: The nose is of pale grains, rice, sulfur, and a touch of hops. Pretty meh...bland.

mouthfeel: The carbonation is on the low side of the high range, and the body thin.

taste: Flavors of watery grain and adjuncts, and a touch of papery hop flavor. A light bitterness lingers. Not off or anything, but considerably bland and watery. Didn't really make enough of an impression with it's meek presence to warrant more than a 2.0.

drinkability: easy to drink, but because it's like water

12oz. can from the mini-fridge in my room in Guarulhos. Review entered from notes taken on hotel stationery.

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Photo of Tomedi01
2.71/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Brahma Chopp from Companhia Cervejaria Brahma
2.5 out of 5 based on 79 ratings.
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