Antarctica Pilsen | Antarctica (Companhia Brasileira De Bebidas)

Antarctica PilsenAntarctica Pilsen
BA SCORE
2.33/5
54 Ratings
Antarctica PilsenAntarctica Pilsen
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 BeerAdvocate on 01-19-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,874
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
54
pDev:
26.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
23
Trade:
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of fccarv
1/5  rDev -57.1%

Photo of mandrakes
1.19/5  rDev -48.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Look: clear and undertone gold color without sediments; very low foam formation with very low persistence;
Smell: smelless, none at all;
Taste: fleeting malt taste without expression, none aftertaste;
Feel: very low carbonation, watery;
Overall: very light Pilsen beer without expression in all directions, drinkability 1+/5+.

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Photo of Dbot
1.25/5  rDev -46.4%

Photo of dansmcd
1.28/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Avoid at all costs, which is hard to do in Brazil because this swill is everywhere.

A - pale, yellow body, fizzy white head.

S - might as well be smelling an empty glass.

T - urgh. Corn, wheat and old coins. Weak but just horrible.

M - highly carbonated water

O - Not only incredibly bland but what flavour there is is disagreeable. Disgraceful beer, possibly the world's worst.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
1.28/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

355ml bottle served in a weizen glass.

A: Pours an absolutely clear pale yellow forming a medium bubbled and aired head. Low retention and lots of lacings left in the glass

S: Sweet grains, crispy grains and adjunct grains, mainly corn. Low fermentation bready yeasts. Ashes in the very end

T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of malts and adjunct malts. Killing taste corn. Ashes sensation and a bit metallic too. Cardboard. Watery and tasteless. No bitterness identified

M: Light and watery body. Medium carbonation. Cardboard aftertaste

O: One of the worst things called beer that I've ever tasted

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Photo of denisconrado
1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

That's it Kleber, only to get high the skull, that was good kkkk! The aroma sent me, again, to my children and family parties; but after a few seconds the flavoring already gone. Golden color and a certain bitterness felt that persists at all times, unlike the aroma. Had never taken, even if it was only to swell my "tastings"...

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Photo of Anacross
1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of neubert1974
1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of fmccormi
1.71/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Straight pour from 473ml can to a 5oz-ish tumbler. That comes out to 16oz, right? Freshness date of November 13, 2012 printed in black ink in the kick-up underneath the can (at least, that’s how I’m interpreting it: “131112”).

Appearance (2.5): Very small, short-lived head on this, snow-white and starting around half a centimeter thick. No fingers to measure this one—this beer is fingerless. Some lacing, actually. The body is a pale yellow, and clear. Well, at least there’s some sudsy lace.

Smell (1.5): Kind of smells like the water cup at a beer pong table: vaguely beer-like, but mostly water. Some very plain barley scent that might be most accurately measured in parts per million. Some sweet corn? I suppose the lowest score would be if it legitimately smelled bad, but this just doesn’t smell like anything to speak of.

Taste (1.5): Following the nose, this is more of a palate cleanser than anything else. It’s got a strange aftertaste though, like unflavored grits mixed with some overcooked vegetables. There is just the GHOST of a hint of bitterness in the finish, vaguely herbal and vegetal. I’d love to say that it has a distinct pilsner yeast note, but it simply doesn’t.

Mouthfeel (2.0): Well, there is some carbonation. It’s low-key, fizzy, and dies quickly, though. What this beer DOES have going for it is quenching-ness. It’s very light, goes down easy, and I suppose it has a somewhat dry finish, for lack of sweetness or viscosity.

Overall (2.0): Can I give this a 1.75? This is definitely not a good beer, and not a good representation of the style, either. To be perfectly honest, with this little taste, body, and feel, I’m shocked that it even retains 5% ABV. That said, the beer was meant to be light, inoffensive, and drank in large quantities, all of which it achieves without much trouble. It’s not the worst of the worst—that would be a slushy of Classic Ice, Sam Adams Cherry Wheat, and Rogue Chipotle—but it does not stand out in any way, whatsoever, and is forgettable at best. Don’t get me wrong, I can dig a good AAL once in a while. But even in terms of the Brazilian market, with which I consider myself relatively familiar, this is far from anything notable.

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Photo of Pedro_Almeida03
1.75/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

It's almost like drink water

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Photo of GreenCard
1.96/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: pale yallow, good clarity, puny layer of white suds

Aroma: corn silk, grain, some kind of chemical fruitiness

Flavor: dusty grainy malts, slight tartiness, corn, cheap alcohol, finishes dryish with a "malt liquor" aftertaste

Mouthfeel: light body, prickly carbonation

Other comments: In there with the world's cheap lagers. Doesn't surprise or disappoint on that count. Was given two cans of this as a gift. The first one I tried super-chilled and mixed with some Danish mead. THAT actually tasted good!

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Photo of socon67
2/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Igormatos
2/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Flavio_Gama
2/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Tarso
2/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of tjpietrick
2/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of brdc
2.06/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Another Ambev beer, which is unfortunate. Big company controlling most beers available in the country, therefore they all taste the same. Consistency, in this case, does not mean quality.
This one at least loooks a little better than the average: golden, with a foamy white head that disappears quickly.
Smell is part alcohol, mild hops, no discernible malt.
Taste is like a beefed up bud, slightly heavier, a tiny bit more body. Good to mow the lawn.

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Photo of FLima
2.07/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Pale Yellow color. Strange enough this Adjunct Lager produced lots of thick head with low to medium retention and leaving traces through the glass.
Faint aroma of non-malted cereals but some floral hops identifiable.
Taste of cereals with a bit refreshing and spicy feeling.
Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness. Light body and good carbonation.
I remembered why I could not stand Brahma and was on the Antarctica side of the split population of Brazil, for its bitterness. Nevertheless all the formulas seem to be pretty much the same now, and it carries some annoying corn note.

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Photo of cambabeer
2.08/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Very light yellow body. Very fast head, big carbonation throughout.

S- Very little smell and only while pouring. Somewhat malty.

T- Watery and a little bready. Not too great.

M- Thin with nice carbonation, at least when cold.

D- Extremely easy.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
2.11/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

The last of the 3 canned presents from a work colleague after his recent trip to Brazil. I wonder if he hates me? Judging by this beer I am beginning to wonder!!

A white 350ml can with a picture of 2 penguins facing each others, looks like a child’s Soda Can.

Antarctica hints at this beers function in life.

Has a classic macro-lager look, golden with a white frothy ½” head.

Smells are reminiscent of a cheap bar.

Tastes like a low calorie version of water.

This must be macro-swill, because I even crushed the can with one hand and threw it into the waste bin.

I imagine this is on draft in Hell along with Bud Lite.

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Photo of atigerlife
2.13/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Sitting poolside in Rio....

Pours clear golden with a 2 finger white head. Lots of carbonation rising.

Aroma is of adjuncts....corn.

Taste of corn, quite light...adjuncts

Mouthfeel is light bodied and slightly cleansing.

Overall, really no need for another one. If a beer can't taste good while sitting poolside in Rio....then it is not good!

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Photo of decom
2.18/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

this is one of the "least lousy" brazilian macros. not something I'd choose to drink, but it's better than Skol, or Kaiser.

Looks as pale yellow as most of macro lagers, and the same could be said about smell and mouthfeel. If you already tasted some other macro lagers, you won't miss anything if you skip this.

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Photo of homebrew311
2.23/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can poured into pint glass. Appearance is pale gold and clear with cascading bubbles. No head to speak of. Nose is pretty awful, notes of sour grain, lemon, corn, and metal. Taste isn't quite as bad as nose implied as there is more bready malt character to cut through some of the off notes. Some sweet fruit juice like notes that seem quite out of place come through at the finish. Mouthfeel is light and well carbonated. This is not a good beer, even for and already sub par style.

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Photo of Etrusco
2.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of factoide
2.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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Beer rating: 2.33 out of 5 with 54 ratings
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