Original | Antarctica (Companhia Brasileira De Bebidas)

OriginalOriginal
BA SCORE
10.3%
Liked This Beer
2.8 w/ 39 ratings
OriginalOriginal
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Antarctica (Companhia Brasileira De Bebidas)
Brazil
antarctica.com.br

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by soper2000 on 06-18-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,738
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
39
Liked:
4
Avg:
2.8/5
pDev:
27.14%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by fmccormi:
Photo of fmccormi
3.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Straight pour from a pry-off 630ml bottle to Pilsner / Pokal glass

Appearance (3.5): Light golden in color, perfectly clear, but with a better than average than average head: starts from 2 ½ fingers of a bone-white iceberg, fading to just a thin cap with moderate lacing. Unexpected for the style, but enjoyable.

Smell (2.5): Light scent of pilsner malts with just a hint of something light and fruity.

Taste (3.0): Following the nose, but without the fruity character and more of a crisp, slightly bitter pilsner note. Malts are very light, but it does finish with a decently crisp bitterness. More or less average, but not unenjoyable.

Mouthfeel (3.0): Light and slightly creamy with a decent carbonation, but nothing special.

Overall (3.5): As with most Brazilian beers, this is a light lager that is best enjoyed “estupidamente gelada”—stupidly cold. Light, just barely crisp, good mouthfeel, it’s the epitome of a refreshing, hot-weather beer. Original is different from the others, with its exceptional head and mouthfeel.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiemi
2.24/5  rDev -20%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of soper2000
2.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is Antarctica's "premium" beer. Pours an extremely light straw color but sported a billowing white head which dissapated quicker than I would have liked. Aroma is basically non-existent. Taste is very crisp without much in terms of flavor (like most of the Brazilian pale lagers I have tried), but it does have a little more body then plain Antarctica. Nothing earth shattering, but i would have it over a Bud.

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Photo of WoodBrew
2.76/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Antartica Original is like any other big macro beer/american adjuct lager. Pours golden clear with good carbontaion that provides an intial froathy white head that dissapates quickly. The smell and taste are bolstered by grain with some hop in an effort to balance the beer. This is a standard no-frills beer. Drink it cuz its beer.

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Photo of emerge077
3.69/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Rated to style. For an industrial lager, this is exceptionally clean. Pale gold, racing trails of fizzy foam, thin cap of foam on the surface. A ring of lacing appears after the first few sips.

Clean aroma, light apple and grains. Nothing off about it, clean and simple.

Crisp and light bodied, finishes dry. No astringency or off flavors detected. Quaffable in larger gulps or sips, still pretty smooth. Quenching on a hot day... not much else to it, but there is apparent craftsmanship here. The subconscious kind where all the details become seamless and the end product simply performs effortlessly. Simplicity continues to be underrated these days.

Obrigado Paulo e Duda!

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Photo of BeerdNick
3.75/5  rDev +33.9%

Photo of BrazilianAussie
2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of MrIncognito
3.21/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Average macro pilsner. Refreshing and corn-forward. Somewhat sweet from a metallic taste.
Not bad but nice all that great

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Photo of ErickAscencao
2.62/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of fccarv
1.75/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of JaimeLondon
1.5/5  rDev -46.4%

Photo of DanLowery
2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Walbert_Neto
2.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Paracatu
3/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Etrusco
2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Tarso
2.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of factoide
2/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of mhaugo
2.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of PlinyMeNow
2.16/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

I think it does what it is supposed to do. A clean and light industrial lager to drink without thinking, while sweating and grilling Brazilian barbecue in the hot sun. So light it seems to take care of hydration needs - which doesn't say much about it.
Pours clear blonde with practically no head on an aggressive pour. Aroma is generic industrial lager with a hint of lemon and orange peel and fermented grains in the background. Mild taste follows the mild nose and I must say it is clean and there is nothing unpleasant. A thin and overly fizzy mouth feel does detract. Finish has a little hoppy bitterness. Overall drinkable.

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Photo of DoubleJ
2.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Ah, the original formula of Antarctica Pilsen. 600 ml bottle consumed at the bar of my hostel, on to the beer:

Pale yellow, as expected. The head on top has a frothy texture to it and retains well on top while leaving some healthy lacing. The aroma is a touch sweet. A very light aroma overall. It tastes a lot like regular Antarctica, though I will say that this one is a wee bit smoother. Light cereals, light wood notes, a light lingering note of bitterness with cereals in the aftertaste. At least there is some flavor in here, and initially the off-flavors are kept at bay.

In short, it is a slightly smoother, slightly better version of regular Antarctica. As long as it is cold, it will go down, but afterwards, have a backup plan.

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Photo of Bammer21
2.79/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of VitorDamasceno
2.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cauebr
4.26/5  rDev +52.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Best beer locally. Found near Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Photo of flcsilva
3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of ssgunbond
2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Beer rating: 10.3% out of 100 with 39 ratings
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