Bohemia | 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): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
64
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
13.31%
 
 
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4
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 29
Reviews by Flounder57:
Photo of Flounder57
3.57/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz beer was poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a copper color with some clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Caramel, toasted malts, grassy hops, and lager yeast.

Taste: Sweet caramel, bready malts, noble hops, and lager yeast flavor.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little sweet syrup from the caramel malts, light bodied, medium carbonation.

Overall: I haven't had this one in a while. A nice euro dark lager that was easy to drink.

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Photo of tigg924
3.51/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: dark tan, no head, no carbonation

Smell: dried plums and fruit, small floral tones--almost winelike in its complexity

Taste: a slightly sweet start small hints of fruit in the middle and a slightly bitter aftertaste

Mouthfeel: very smooth

Drinkability: A unique brew and the best of the Sagres line I have tried. Very complex ..I would get another six pack

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Photo of brewerburgundy
3.16/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle, Sam Adams glass, a best before date of '02.2011' is on the label.

This beer is not far short of Bock territory in color. It is a crystal burnished red-brown with a fluffy and moderately retentive dust white head.

The aroma is clean, grass, and caramel malt. A little steely.

While this has more body and caramel sweetness than a light lager, it is not much more interesting. Steely sweetness, grass, something artificial, and possibly some nuttiness.

Like I said, this is fuller than most pale lagers and it also reaches towards a Bock in mouthfeel. This is probably the strongest part of the beer, and makes me think this is among the, presumably, few Portuguese Bocks.

This is probably a popular beer in its homeland. It's sweet, full, crisp, easy to drink, and has a fairly high ABV for a standard lager.

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Photo of seakayak
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HugoG
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of tenacioustomato
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of Sailracer
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of bonbini26
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of omegaman
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Greywulfken
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle at a Portuguese restaurant - best by date of 4/2017... consumed before and during rodizio, which is rotating sequence of barbecued meats. Medium brown and clear, slim finger of tan foam. Mild aromas of soft pine and sweet brown bread... soft dark citrus and sweet toffee-like impressions... light- bodied and easy to drink - pleasantly surprised and not nearly what I'd feared. Drank nicely on its own and paired well with the meal.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.47/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a dark mahogany amber with reddish tones. Thin light tan head dissipates immediately to slight patches of bubbles on the surface. Very light aroma of sweet malt with some toasted malt, a hint of dark fruit, reminiscent of a light doppelbock. Flavor follows with bready and toasted malt, faint dark fruit, slight hops. Very similar to a bock, but dryer. Nice malty finish. More flavorful than most Euro dark lagers, but not as sweet and intense as a good bock. Light to medium body with a hint of carbonation. A pleasant lager with a low-key, but nice malty taste; nothing really stands out.

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Photo of djeucalyptus
3.51/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a dark caramel amber hue with a decent half finger tan head with decent retention that leaves surprisingly nice lacing for the style.

aroma is of rich earth, caramel, honey, molasses, a hint of straw. maybe a touch of hops. nothing earth shattering, but seems promising.

taste is, as noted previously, almost bock or even dopplebock like. the bottle says amber ale, and it almost begins to remind me of a bier de garde, a la Jenlain. which is certainly a good thing. some earthy caramel notes accentuate the dark fruit intermingling with the pale malt. pleasant and extremely drinkable.

mouth is clean, simple with ample carbonation. it works. not much more to it.

I like this one enough that I can definitely see myself picking up a bottle again. Somewhere between an american amber, a bock and a biere de garde, I'm liking where this one is sitting.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.37/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.06/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

33cl bottle: best before Feb 2013. Taken on my balcony during a holiday on the Algarve in July 2012.

I wasn't impressed with any beers I tried on the holiday: this beer being about the worst.

Sweet and malty from the off: nasty, cheap and so full of caramel that it was almost undrinkable; and I like sweet malty brews normally. Even the 6.2% ABV couldn't save it.

When in Portugal drink the ro'se wine is my advice.

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Photo of JoeBloe
3.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice looking reddish amber - puts up a full head , but fades rather quickly- faint sweet candy-like malt aroma - tastes ok - nut brown-ish, sweet and a little fruity - a heartier offering than the adjunct cervesas - drinks pretty easy - i'd have another - not bad.

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Photo of RuiFig
3.73/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of plaid75
3.06/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a medium murky amber hue with a one finger creamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell was upfront sweet malts, with perhaps a touch of corn.

The taste featured a sweet grainy malt with ints of green apple and some light dried fruit. Some cooked corn elemnt as well.

The mouthfeel was of average fullness with a bit of a coating sensation.

Overall average for the style. Perhaps a bit too sweet for my taste.

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Photo of auxiliary
3.2/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

appearance - dark amber color. Poured a large head from the carbonation and then settled. Some lace on the glass. Looks like I have soap in my glass.

smell - Grains, malt, some hops.

taste -Taste like you are drinking a macro with a nut brown lager.

mouthfeel - Light

drinkability - Kind of an odd tasting beer to me.Not too fond of it.

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Photo of stortore
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vinicole
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of DrMindbender
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of Blumstein
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.23/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light reddish brown color with a foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves very thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint with some metallic quality to it along with some caramelized malt, nuts and a little bit of hops.

T: The taste is a little on the malty side, with flavors of caramel and nuts with a mild hops presence. Overall the taste isn’t bad but it’s a little bit dull.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, clean finish.

D: Not very tasty, but it goes down easy simply because there isn’t much to it. It’s worth drinking if your alternative is a fizzy-yellow-beer, but I would prefer something a bit more flavorful.

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Photo of jwc215
3.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle:

Pours reddish amber with an off-white head that stays.

The smell is of caramel and grain. Pretty clean.

The taste is of caramel candy, slight hop spicing. Sweet with a touch of cherry-like fruitiness. Alcohol well-hidden. Sweet finish.

The feel is light-bodied but coating.

One that is easy-to-drink when looking for something sweet and light. It is an easy drinking amber lager.

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Bohemia from Sociedade Central de Cervejas
3.38 out of 5 based on 64 ratings.
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