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Antarctica Pilsen | Antarctica (Companhia Brasileira De Bebidas)

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2.32/5
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56 Ratings
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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-19-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,693
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
56
pDev:
25.86%
Bros Score:
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2.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of frostib
2.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

A 355 ml glass bottle, served at 6° C poured into a pokal glass. Clear light yellow color with a poor head. Faint aroma with a hint of grain. Taste is similar to aroma, nothing exciting. Watery with a medium carbonation. Rather short and faint finish.

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2.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of DanLowery
2.28/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of cervezango
2.37/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

i guess the brazilian tern for pilsner , is not bitter or hopsy, boring, boring and boring.

watered down kindoff,

not a horrible beer , but very annoying in the sense that it brings nothing special to the table. not even special in a bad way. just nothing .
wheat, and water i guess.

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Photo of Halcyondays
2.37/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 oz. can,

A: Pours pale yellow with a nice white head, very good retention for the style, some lace even.

S: Very mild, some corn.

T: Very light initially. As it warmed a bit I got some husky grain and corn, DMS, but nowhere near as sickly sweet as the Skol I had previous, more balanced with the mediocre flavours it does have.

M: Light-bodied, thin, lightly overcarbonated, watery adjunct lager.

D: Nice enough, but a pallid beer. No problems drinking it, but I would want to move on to something else after one. Cool label though.

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Photo of Khaack
2.39/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of DoubleJ
2.39/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Antarctica is the name of a cold continent with pengiuns. It is also the name of a Brazilian beer with penguins on its label, and will be served cold. On to the beer:

Tons of carbonation bubbles spring to the top of the beer. Pale washed out straw yellow color, with a semi-froathy head on top with decent retention. Looks good. In the aroma, there is some husk and creamed corn, similar to other adjunt lagers found in Brazil. Taste....meh. It tastes like wood and grain husk mixed with a pinch of creamed corn. It's not very appealing to me, but it's not awful. Notes of fruit salad and fruit skins are noted. Carbonation is moderately strong in this light bodied beer.

Interestingly, this beer was being exported to the US thirty years ago, and we know how well that went. It's passable, but blah overall. One and out for me, and please don't make any penguin piss jokes.

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Photo of metter98
2.45/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that quickly died down leaving lacing on the surface and a thick ring around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of adjunct malts, particularly corn, are present in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and the flavors are quite mild.
M: It feels light-bodied and a bit thin and watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink; the smell and taste are not that offensive but then again there’s nothing really special about either of them that would make me want to try another glass of these.

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Photo of BrazilianAussie
2.5/5  rDev +7.8%

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2.5/5  rDev +7.8%

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Photo of soper2000
2.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a crisp very light golden color with a medium sized foam head and bubbles constantly rushing to the surface. Smell, like almost all thin lagers from Brazil is very faint. Taste actually had a little bit of body to it. There was presence of flavor, albeit not much. This is a fairly middle of the road offerring from the land of Samba, better than the Kaiser's and Skol's but not quite up to par with Bohemia.

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Photo of Northsider
2.65/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Typical macro brew for Brazil. I don't blame them, the USA has tons of this sort of stuff. The only difference is EVERY SINGLE PLACE has only Brahma and Bohemia. Gah, so hard to find a decent drink.

A - Yellow/gold, short head

S - no smell at all to me

T - slightly citrusy, but mostly just flavored water

M - average. Slightly carbonated. Watery as mentioned

O - Flavored water and little else. An alternative to Guarana on a hot day.

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Photo of chinchill
2.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

350 ml can in Belem - 4.9%  

Nice looking white head dies down to a partial coat rather quickly but still leaves good lacing.  Fine-grained carbonation is visible carbonation in the clear, light golden body.

FEEL: Light lively body with crisp, medium-high carbonation.  Semi-dry finish. 

taste:  typical light lager with hints of cereal as well as light malts and a touch of hops. Mild but lingering aftertaste more clearly reveals the hops. 

smell: faint cereal and light malts with a touch of spicy/herbal hops.

O: about average for this style in this area. Certainly not worth seeking out but passable.

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Photo of schiaveto
2.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Similar products, similar comments:
Another product of Ambev, this beer is also a commercial lager style. It´s not too different in comparison with their competitors, many of them also produced by Ambev (Brahma, Skol, Bohemia, Original).
A pale lager beer, with low bitterness (around 12 IBU), Original Gravity around 11,5 Plato. Almost no fermentation aroma.

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Photo of Walbert_Neto
2.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ssgunbond
2.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of WoodBrew
2.76/5  rDev +19%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Antartica Pilsen is like any other big macro beers; but the penguins on the can are really cool!!! 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 PsenicnoCRO
2.77/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jmoore50
2.81/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

Hey, what else are you going to drink in Brazil. It was Rio Carnival, the girls were hot, and what else are you going to drink for a .75 cent a liter. Well either way it gets you drunk.

Appearance- It looks like Brazilion urine, what else do you want me to say. The white yellow fizz on top reminds me of soda. Really ugly and you can pretty much see right through it.

Smell- Like corn. Realy earthy.

Taste-Like colored water. Actually not that bad to be honest with you. Gets you pretty drunk and is really drinkable.

Overall, a pretty terrible beer. Nothing close to the great brews that we have in America, but when in Rome, huh?

J

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Photo of SirDirtJoe
2.92/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev +29.3%

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3/5  rDev +29.3%

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3/5  rDev +29.3%

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3/5  rDev +29.3%

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Beer rating: 2.32 out of 5 with 56 ratings
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