Sagres Cerveja Preta (Dark)
Sociedade Central de Cervejas

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From:
Sociedade Central de Cervejas
 
Portugal
Style:
European Dark Lager
Ranked #59
ABV:
4.1%
Score:
73
Ranked #29,621
Avg:
3.12 | pDev: 15.06%
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
50
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 21, 2022
Added:
Sep 22, 2002
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  11
SCORE
73
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Ratings by jwc215:
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Reviewed by jwc215 from Arizona

4/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours dark brown with a rich off-white head that leaves some lacing down the glass.

The smell is of lightly roasted dark malt with caramel/toffee.

The taste is of darkish malts with a caramel/toffee character - sweet with balancing roastiness and a subtle Continental-type hop bitterness in the middle. LIght touch of smokiness leads to a dry finish.

Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

This is a nice, easy-drinking EDL that goes towards a schwartzbier (though a bit more caramelish). Pairs very well with shell-fish, especially mussels.
Jun 14, 2008
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

2.78/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
May 2006: 330 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal, Stavanger. Ingredients include maize (corn) and rice. 10.8 degrees Plato. ABV is 4.3%. Very dark colour, nearly black, ruby in the highlights. Low head. Very moderate malty aroma, hints of coffee. Flavour is surprisingly watery and bland, drinking it after the excellent Nøgne Ø and Nørrebro beers obviously didn’t help. "Boiled" notes, wet cardboard and dust abound. Disappointing.
Oct 21, 2022
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

2.87/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
330mL bottle
date stamped 12 2022
L: bubbly black body is capped by a frothy tan head that holds decent retention
S: roasted barley, cola, caramel, vanilla, cacao nib
T: sweet cola, caramel, cacao nib, roasted barley, anise
F: thinner body, ample carbonation, sweeter finish than I’d like
O: I wanted to like this more, but it seemed like a bad cola more than anything
Aug 01, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by paulish from New York

Jul 04, 2022
 
Rated: 2 by altrio

Oct 04, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by Enomas from Portugal

Apr 29, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia

Sep 25, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by flyersfan900 from Virginia

Feb 17, 2020
 
Rated: 3.25 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

Jan 18, 2020
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Reviewed by Act25 from New Jersey

3.42/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Totally fine mass dark lager, sweet, but not cloying.
a) I'm good with this. Clear, dark brown, tan head, laces.
s) Offers a sweet, toffee malt.
t) Follows sell with enough hop back bone and chocolate notes to interest me.
f) The body is light-medium with mass carbonation and crisp mouthfeel.
o) fine mass, average beer, at airport and elsewhere in Lisbon. (tho loved the beers at CRAFT CORNER)
Nov 06, 2019
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottle in the Azores. Dark brown color with a tan head. Caramel and chocolate malts. Raisins, molasses. Smooth and easy drinking. Nothing fancy but it’s a solid beer.
Jun 12, 2019
 
Rated: 2.97 by Mattandwin from New Hampshire

Mar 02, 2019
 
Rated: 2.98 by qrazvan from Romania

Sep 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by cryptichead from Illinois

May 08, 2018
 
Rated: 3.39 by WormGod from New York

Jan 29, 2018
 
Rated: 3.23 by ikidunot from Canada (ON)

Jan 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.18 by tobelerone from New Jersey

Oct 15, 2017
 
Rated: 3.67 by Ecxeeder616 from Massachusetts

Sep 16, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by SStein from Colorado

Jun 04, 2016
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Australia

2.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Bottle from a Lisbon supermarket. 4.10% ABV.

Has a malted milk ball/Whoppers taste with some black bread and dark fruit in there too. Simple and shallow, but balanced and approachable.

Mouthfeel is smooth, wet, medium-bodied, and unrefreshing. Overcarbonated.

A nice dark beer from Sagres, but nothing special. Drinkable, enjoyable, and fairly priced.

C (2.90) / AVERAGE
May 02, 2016
 
Rated: 2.25 by chrisroarshack from Alaska

Mar 30, 2016
 
Rated: 2.63 by Lipa from Slovenia

Sep 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by warpedrevolution from Illinois

Jul 20, 2015
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Rated by willic from Virginia

4.04/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This is really an non-traditional dark European beer. A staple when in Portugal. I love this beer! Malty, fun!
Jul 18, 2015
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Reviewed by ARoman from Illinois

3.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle poured into a shaker. The aroma is very mellow with notes of dark fruit (raisin), roasted notes, and a light nuts and/or bread crust hint. The beer is a rich, dark caramel brown hue with a tan, dense head that disappears quickly leaving only a light retention and lace. The taste is a dry, medium sweet and medium light bitter. The carbonation is soft and fuzzy for the lightly chewy, and sticky beer. The medium light body is flavored much like it smells with a zippy finish that has light root beer and licorice notes to it and light chocolate and caramel creeping in late. the aftertaste is light with notes of root beer, a touch of chocolate, and a light burnt note which mellows quickly and turns to fig.
Jun 10, 2015
 
Rated: 2.92 by vauxhaulastra from Scotland

May 11, 2015
 
Rated: 3.2 by LuisBranco from Portugal

Apr 21, 2015
 
Rated: 2.5 by Nine_Tails from Spain

Feb 09, 2015
 
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Rated by AntonioCCC from Portugal

3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Best portuguese commercial beer. Nice roast and cofee.
Dec 22, 2014
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Reviewed by titvs from Portugal

3.4/5  rDev +9%
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 4C). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 3438650766. AROMA: roasted notes with a coffe and dark chocolate character and a mild sweet background. clean lager profile and no hop aromas. APPEARANCE: dark brown color with some ruby highlights. translucent. medium tanned head with average retention. TASTE: light malt flavour with a neutral character. moderate roasted notes of coffe and dark bitter chocolate lasting into the finish. low bitterness with a semi-dry finish. no noble hop flavours discernible and clean lager profile. PALATE: medium-light body with moderate carbonation. no astringency. OVERALL: a nice portuguese schwarzbier.
Nov 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by DeadeyeOTDO from Arizona

Oct 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by equinox1 from Wisconsin

Oct 14, 2014
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Reviewed by mooseisloose from Florida

3.2/5  rDev +2.6%
Popping the top yields a nice roasted malt aroma. Pours to a dark brown barely translucent color with a foamy tan head. Taste is a nice roasted malt with only a hint of bitterness. Finish is clean and sweet. This is an easy drinking very flavorful brew. A sessioner without a doubt. Simple and refreshing but not monotonous.
Sep 30, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Blair_84 from Portugal

Sep 29, 2014
 
Rated: 2.75 by DrMindbender from South Carolina

Sep 17, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by tiagolsan from Portugal

Sep 02, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Florya from Norway

Aug 21, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by Schmoog from Scotland

Jul 29, 2014
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Reviewed by FLima from Brazil

3.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Deep black color with one finger beige head with short retention.
Aroma of chocolate and coffee.
Refreshing flavor of toasted and roasted malt, coffee, charred wood and a hint of lemon. Quite dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness likely from its roasted notes.
Light body with good carbonation.
A refreshing Dunkel, not overly sweet or cloying, resulting in high drinkability but very low complexity. Nevertheless, I would prefer having this to any Adjunct Lager. But that is it.
Jul 03, 2014
Sagres Cerveja Preta (Dark) from Sociedade Central de Cervejas
Beer rating: 73 out of 100 with 88 ratings