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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
64
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
13.31%
 
 
Wants:
4
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6
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of Shineonsolar
4.75/5  rDev +40.5%

Photo of toddicus13
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Reidrover
4.07/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz single. Not a bad looking beer at all. nice amber body and a good thick creme coloured head. Aroma isnt to bad either..caramel.bit of nut, resiny hop deep in the back. Sweet malt driven flavour as per style, slightly toasty, slight hazelnut..actually very nice. Liked the palate on this one, quite full and also smooth. Im going to say this is quite a nice dunkel. Im way against the grain on this one!

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Photo of ckollias
4.05/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 12 oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a dark amber hue with a thick, 2-finger, off-white head that slowly dissipates into a wispy lace leaving a nice trail down the glass.

S: Sweet malty aroma with slight hints of caramel and dark fruits.

T: Surprisingly not as sweet as the aroma – comes off with a slight grassy-bitterness. Very smooth and rich and finishes crisp.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Tastes almost like a dopplebock but not as rich. Very well balanced and tasty.

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Photo of Burt
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of KidRagnarok
4/5  rDev +18.3%

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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Photo of Bitterbill
3.86/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got this bottle in a trade with jwc215. Thanks Joe!

This pours a clear deep amber with a 2 finger head of foam. There's some lacing and head retention is good. This is a nice looking brew.

The smell has notes of caramel malt, grain, and some fruit.

The taste is interesting. A sweetish taste greets my first sip that looks to be a combination of caramel malt and some sweet fruit...wild cherry? Also, I sense a wee bit of a cinnamon presence. Mid palate on, I get a little bit of an earthy flavour that recedes and is replaced by hop bitterness that is fairly lightly done but it's nicely done. It makes *me* want to take another sip. ;^)

Mouthfeel is lightish as is the carbonation. This is quite good and easy drinking. My first brew from Portugal and I'm quite pleased with it.

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Photo of tenacioustomato
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of jaredkc889
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of D-18V
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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

Photo of flyingpig
3.68/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear and reddish to mahogany brown colour with a thin, bubbly white head on top.

Alcohol laced, sweet smelling beer with some butterscotch and vanilla coming through, maybe even some honey too. There is a slightly creamy smell and some good malts together with some darker fruits.

Vanilla and sweet malts upfront with a bit of a hop character and some good butterscotch too. There is an overall sweetness and some darker fruits in there along with a sort of earthy flavouring.

Smooth and sweet as well as being well balanced and levelled. There is a nice alcohol kick to it but beyond that it is just a pleasant dark lager.

A very nice beer and one that took me a little by surprise. There is a good balance of taste and aroma, with the two pretty evenyl matched and there is a fair bit of favour in each sip.

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Photo of Radome
3.57/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had it on tap at Hard Rock Cafe in Lisbon. I asked for the darkest beer they had, not expecting much, and was pleasantly surprised.

A - Medium reddish brown color and very clear. Thick off-white head initially; faded to almost nothing. In appearance similar to an English brown ale.

S - Surprisingly rich aromas of warm malt, brown sugar, caramel, even low levels of dark fruits. No hops noticeable. Maybe a hint of alcohol in the background.

T - Tastes again similar to an English brown, very ale-like, although I expect this was a lager like the rest of the Sagres products. Lots of malt, caramel, plum, raisin. Again no hop flavor, but enough bitterness to begin to balance the malt sweetness, although overall it was still a bit too sweet in my opinion. Smooth, clean and easy to drink, although you can sense there is some alcohol in there.

M - Medium to thick body; low hop bitterness; no alcohol burn. Residual sweetnes too high for me, seeming a bit cloying in the finish.

O - Overall a surprisingly good beer, very smooth clean and drinkable. Not the average generic dark Euro lager. By far the most interesting beer I´ve found during my short stay in Portugal. Think of it as a beacon of hope in this desert of craft beer.

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

A big thanks to Beertruck for the bottle!

A - Pours with a fizzier lightly tan head that actually held pretty well and left spotty toadstool layers on top; clear darker amber brown color

S - Light earthy hop tone; some malt sweetness; pretty clean and basic

T - A little biscuity, dry, and minerally hoppiness show up; touch of sweetish maltiness; pretty well-balanced throughout and a bit fruity; one of the tastier brews I've had in the style range

M - Lightish to medium; nice lively carbonation

D - Pretty quaffable, it's an easy drinking brew because of the flavor balance and it was clean all 'round with no off-flavors.

Overall, a pretty quality example of a brew in a category loaded with pretty bad beers. Glad to have been able to try it. Not bad at all.

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Photo of BeerManDan
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The color when poured was a clear medium dark amber with a reddish hue. Not much foam, nor lace on the side of the glass.

The smell of roasted malts and mild hops were evident, but, also there was a hint of sweet caramel aroma.

The taste was like the smell or aroma. There was roasted malts, mild hops and touch a caramel and a hint of other spices. A nice balance of sweet/bitterness to the finish. Not to dry nor sweet. This was a pleasant surprise.

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

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

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