Sagres Cerveja Preta (Dark) | Sociedade Central de Cervejas

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sociedade Central de Cervejas
Portugal
centralcervejas.pt

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by NeroFiddled on 09-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
73
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.15
pDev:
15.24%
 
 
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2
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2/5  rDev -36.5%

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2/5  rDev -36.5%

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2/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of rastaman
2.06/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Well its not that bad, deep brown with a tinge of red, some annoying industrial, plasticy aromas hang around, and its not exactly complex, but it has some nice roasty malt flavours in their (surprisingly), and a is not as sweet and nasty as i thought it might be. But lets face it, its no masterpiece.

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Photo of chrisroarshack
2.25/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.4/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours dark and quite opaque, a deep black-brown colour, although the head is incredibly lacklustre. It's not even a film, just a collar of rather overtly large bubbles. Oily residue on the top. Very light body. It's very ininspiring.

Nose is very thin as well, slight dark grain note, faint adjunct character, with an earthy character than genuinely reminds me of soil. Slightly sweet, very faint. Not a huge amount on it.

Taste is similar. Slight caramel sweetness, bit of corn syrup and a very faint burnt crisp character on the back. Feel is abominably thin, and lends nothing to the otherwise bland palate.

Very thin, and really not worthy of a lot of discussion. It's bland, neutral and really quite unexciting.

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Photo of AlexLMS
2.47/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: dark amber color. Head: tan color, moderate size, may not be long lasting and kind of frothy. Clear.
Aroma: agreeable nose with a hint of caramel.
Taste: burnt flavor.
Mouthfeel: dry, good carbonation, low alcoholic strength and light body.
Finish: bitter and persistent aftertaste.

Overall: a not very pleasant dark lager. The first impression given by the nose is lost after the first swallow. I probably will not give this one another try.

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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Nine_Tails
2.5/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rickyleepotts
2.57/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I have no idea what this beer is about. I see this all the time at Total Wine & More, and I didn’t realize it was a Heineken product. But I have seen the logo somewhere… I just don’t remember where. Besides Total Wine that is. Perhaps it has something to do with soccer. When I was in Poland, we went to a few soccer matches. Maybe that is it. Not sure… but I am excited to drink this low ABV beer. Especially when the tasting notes mention caramel and sweetness. I love my sweets! Let’s see what this cerveza tastes like.

In the Glass: It pours thin, but very dark. Black, really. The thin head is in fact tan, but is gone quickly. There is little to no lace, as well. I am hoping this beer smells as sweet as they say!

Nose: Yep. It does! There is a ton of sugary sweetness in the aroma. Not really smelling caramel, but I love the sugars I am picking up. Not having had this beer before, I have to assume (based on price and the thin lace) that this should be drank cold. Or is it drunk cold. Either way, drink this beer cold. We pulled this from the fridge and are drinking it as cold as we can. Let’s see if that sweetness carries over into the flavor.

Flavor: It does… a little. But this beer smells WAY better than it tastes. There isn’t much flavor here until the aftertaste. We will get to that. Not sure why I had higher expectations, but this beer is really disappointing. There is no caramel in the flavor, and what sugars I get are toward the end. Those sugars taste burnt and over saturated. This might be OK on draft and in a huge cup during a sporting event, but I wouldn’t order this at a bar. I am not even sure food would help this one.

Mouthfeel: There is a ton of carbonation going on here. It kicks off and stays full of bubbles until you swallow. The beer is also thin (as it appears in the glass) and goes down smooth. This is nothing to write home about.

Aftertaste: This is the best part of the beer. As soon as you swallow, what sweetness there was is gone. However, you get some burnt sugar flavors that rest easy on the tongue. If you like that taste, then you will want to finish this beer every drink just to experience those flavors.

This beer might be nice for those living in Portugal, but my palate is more advanced than this. Not trying to be a snob here… but man, this is just not a good beer. Glad it was a small bottle! Oh, and the burp provides more of those burnt sugar flavors. Now I want to light up some sugar and see if I can replicate that flavor.

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Photo of Lipa
2.63/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of warnerry
2.65/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a deep brown, though still translucent. About one finger of head with poor retention.

Smells of some earthy malts, but not much aroma to speak of.

Taste is pretty thin. Again, some earthy malts, but really nothing else to speak, save maybe a faint bit of hops.

This is really thin and pretty watery; carbonation level is nice though.

Other than the wateriness (which is a pretty big problem), nothing taking away from the drinkability, but not much making you want to drink more, either. For 0.65 euro from a Lisbon convenience store, you could do worse.

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Photo of UnionMade
2.73/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The beer pours a very attractive rubied brown, topped with a full cap of sandy head. Great clarity, like looking through reddened glass. The suds settle into an even coating, leaving sticky belgian lace in it's wake.
The aroma is richly malty, thick with burnt malt and toffee scent. A soft, grainy undercarraige, leaving a wake of black cherry and fig fruitiness, as well as a faint nuttiness. Not much in the way of hops, simply a prickle of herbal earthiness that blends seamlessly with the malt.
The first sip is surprising in the lack of flavor. The nose suggested a rich, earthy maltiness but what the flavor presents is a weak, counterfeit interpretation. Really nothing sticks to the tongue immediately, just a tickle of softly fizzed carbonation. A bored malty blackness follows, rather halfheartedly offering diminished toffee and roasty flavors. No real nuance, the fruity, nutty traces the aroma presented all but gone. The malt picks up some in the finish, although the weak body and mouthfeel offers little foothold. A decaffeinated hint of coffee and feeble hops. The carbonation is nice enough, with a soft sparkle, but only serves to make this beer even more flighty. It disappears from the palate as soon as it came.
A very nice presentation, but it all goes downhill from there. The brew is appealing to behold and sniff, but that's about it. A bland, weakened dunkel lager probably geared for duller palates. It reminds me of something like AB's Bareknuckle stout, in the fact that it feels dumbed down to appeal to the consumer that would like to drink a dark beer, but can't handle the bittersweetness. I'd pass on this if you're looking to try a quality brew from Portugal.

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Photo of DrMindbender
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of eduardolinhalis
2.76/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

330ml Bottle served in an ordinary glass in bar in Coimbra.

A: Pours a dark, dark brown with red notes. Clear. Half finger beige head with medium carbonation. Medium retention and only few lacings

S: Roasted malts with some notes of coffee. A bit sweet and some yeasts

T: Follows the nose: Roasted malts with some notes of coffee. Quite watery. Mild bitterness. Disappointing

M: Very light body and medium carbonation. Watery

O: Expected more. Portuguese market hunger for better personality beers

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Photo of bylerteck
2.83/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from grocery store in Albufeira. From notes.

A - Poured a dark, dark brown with red notes. Bright. Half finger beiege head with minimal visible carbonation. Good retention at a half finger and no lacing.

S - Coffee was obvious. Chocolate, sweet notes, yeast and cola. Yeast melds with the flavours in a very odd way, losing points.

T - Burnt coffee, cola, nuttiness, very sweet, and some chocolate. Again the yeast is mixing in here and just stirring things up in ways it shouldn't.

M - Mild to medium carbonation and a mild to medium body. Sweet finish cut by some coffee bitterness.

O/D - More of a mishmash than anything. It was an ok beer, just lacked structure and purpose for me. Kinda like they didn't know what they were trying to do. I didn't dislike it, but I was ready for something much better.

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Photo of horseblanket
2.89/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Aroma: very light malt aromas

Appearance: Huge foamy head, light brown in color.
Very dark brown, with ruby highlights, almost opaque.
Clarity is very good in the highlights.

Flavor: Dark malt flavors dominate up front:
light chocolate and coffee.
Not roasty in any way, just dark malts.
Malt flavors seem somewhat muted, so I'm thinking
this example is a bit old and oxidized.
Hop bitterness is low, IBU about 20.
Very light hop flavors.

Body & Mouthfeel: moderate-low body.
Finishes somewhat dry.

Overall: A disappointment:
I bet this beer tastes a lot better fresh from the brewery.
If I ever get to Portugal, I'll try it there.
I would classify this as a Schwarzbier style.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.9/5  rDev -7.9%
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

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Photo of vauxhaulastra
2.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DonPepperoni
2.94/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Gusler
2.98/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The pour is a deep brown in color with an average sized head and tolerable lace, both a light beige in color. Nose is light malt, with a slight hint of coffee or caramel. Start is clean malt, the top skinny, the finish is bitingly acidic, scarcely hopped, aftertaste dry.

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Photo of Augustiner719
2.98/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured from an 11oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Dark syrupy looking with carbonation rushing to the top yielding a large head that dissapates very quickly.

Smell: smells like caramel and dark malts. A little bit one dimensional but nice.

Taste: syrupy with dark flavors of cherrys and brandy. A little bit boozy tasting with leads me to find a very fake malty component.

Mouthfeel: thin for a dark beer but syrupy to the point where it sticks to your cheeks. Not my cup of tea.

Drinkability: Average beer, nothing memorable. I'd rather drink this over budweiser any day and its the same price at the liquor store... 4.99 a six pack.

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Photo of jmccraney
3/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.15 out of 5 based on 73 ratings.
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