Bohemia | Sociedade Central de Cervejas

BohemiaBohemia
BA SCORE
3.37/5
64 Ratings
BohemiaBohemia
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,545
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
64
pDev:
13.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.06/5  rDev -38.9%
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 joaopmgoncalves
2.24/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of JohnF51
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of kofukasho
2.74/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DrMindbender
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of AlexLMS
2.83/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: reddish amber color. Head: light tan color, moderate size, persistent and kind of creamy. Very clear.
Aroma: agreeable nose, giving a vinous impression.
Taste: sweet.
Mouthfeel: creamy. Moderate carbonation, moderate alcoholic strength and light body.
Finish: creamy and persistent aftertaste with a light touch of bitterness.

Overall: a satiating and balanced amber lager. An interesting beer, although the level of sweetness does not recommend it for a hot day. I could give this one another try.

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Photo of WanderingFool
2.85/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bohemia pours a clear, dark amber color with a small white head on top. The foam dissolves quickly to a thin ring around the beer leaving only a couple spots of lace on the side of the glass.

The aroma is malty with notes of caramel and toasted pale malt. Each sip of this thin to medium bodied beer is dry with a soft fizz on the palate. The flavor reminds me of Michelob Amber Bock. Basically a light, american style lager with some caramel malt flavor mixed in. A sweet flavor with a crisp finish. Once gone some of the malty flavor lingers on the palate.

This is a non-offensive beer that's very easy to drink. It's not going to wow you, but if you're beer choices are slim it's worth a try.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.88/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottle from a supermarket in Lisbon:

C / AVERAGE

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Photo of bonbini26
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of vinicole
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of justintcoons
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance
Amber/mahogany with excellent clarity. Low carbonation.

Nose
Caramel, candy sugar, hints of toffee & biscuit.

Taste
Biscuity malts with notes of toast, brown sugar and dark candy sugar. Some subtle roastiness going on with cocoa nib and toffee.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, clean, crisp and refreshing.

Overall
Tastes like an English Brown Ale which I wasn’t expecting. Quite refreshing and sweet.

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Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of plaid75
3.06/5  rDev -9.2%
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 JaimeLondon
3.12/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of woemad
3.14/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From notes.
11.2oz bottle purchased at Total Wine on the northside of Spokane. Purchased solely because I’d never had a beer from Portugal. According to the label, this was best before “2/13.”

Poured a dark reddish amber color. There was a modestly-sized tan head, but no lace to speak of.

The aroma was of roasted malts and an odd nutty scent, with a little bit of booze fumes thrown in. There were also some grassy hop notes that didn’t meld well with the other olfactory aspects of this beer

The taste started out with crisp, grassy hop notes. This was then bulled aside by a slightly boozy sweetness that didn’t match up at all with what came before.

Clean, lager-ish mouthfeel.

Not sure what this was meant to be. Not truly an offensive beer, but a strange and ultimately unsatisfying one.

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Photo of brewerburgundy
3.16/5  rDev -6.2%
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 auxiliary
3.2/5  rDev -5%
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 TheManiacalOne
3.23/5  rDev -4.2%
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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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 64 ratings
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