Original | Antarctica (Companhia Brasileira De Bebidas)

OriginalOriginal
BA SCORE
2.8/5
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:
#43,093
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
39
pDev:
27.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 9
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1.5/5  rDev -46.4%

Photo of fccarv
1.75/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of factoide
2/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of Sarmento
2/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of bcsbeer
2/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of eduardolinhalis
2.11/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

600ml bottle served in a traditional Brazilian "copo americano" (American glass in free translation).

A: Pours a pale golden in color, perfectly clear, forming a huge bubbled aired white head. Low retention but a very thing layer remains forming some lacings in the surface but not much in left in the glass

S: Very light in the nose. Sweet grains and corn mainly. Lager yeasts

T: Following the nose, sweet grains, corn. Disgusting cardboard taste with metallic notes. Hoppy bitterness is simply imperceptible, a shame, really. It doesn't really worth mentioning it...

M: Extremely light and watery body. Good carbonation. Cardboard aftertaste :S

O: Just another large scale Adjunct Lager produced in Brazil. Produced with low quality adjunct malts, this type of beer has to be served extremely cold to hide the annoying rice and corn taste and flavors. As it get warmed, it becomes difficult to drink. Well, in a nutshell, a "beer" to avoid...

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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 FLima
2.17/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Almost six months for expiration date (this is key for those pseudo pilseners). Pratically made no head. Faint hop aroma. Good carbonation with small bubbles. Refreshing taste but with a watery ending. This one did not present a bad aftertaste (started a little as it warmed up). Those beers are like child Kinder eggs, in each bottle a surprise. There is no standard, it suffer mutations according to sell volumes, or industrial processes and economics. This time I was lucky. A few years ago this was a good beer, specially for summertime, then Ambev took advantage of the good brand to mass sell it (and adapting its formula to the overall public).

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

Photo of Tarso
2.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of mhaugo
2.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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 BrazilianAussie
2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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 Etrusco
2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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 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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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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

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