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%
 
 
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4
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Photo of kojevergas
2.88/5  rDev -14.8%
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 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 smcolw
3.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark amber, almost a dirty copper color. Much darker than typical beers from Bohemia. Clear. The head is temporary.

Aromas of sweet caramel malts which carries over to the taste. Unfortunately, this beer was slightly skunked. (I had it in a sandwich shop in Coimbra, Portugal). Decent body with an above average carbonation.

In beer starved Portugal, this is one of the better offerings. Still, this wouldn't stand up to the micros in America.

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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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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 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 flagmantho
3.36/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 330mL bottle into a pint glass. There is a date of "Fev 09" printed on the bottle, which could be made-on or best-by. On the last Sagres I had, this date was in the future, so it would seem this bottle was best before about 6 months ago. That said, it didn't seem spoiled, oxidized or skunky in any way.

Appearance: rich amber color with a about a finger of fizzy head, which dissipated quickly.

Smell: nice malt and caramel aroma.

Taste: rather sweet, with lots of malt and caramel flavor. There is some bitterness but not a lot of hops flavor, which I think would help this beer a little bit.

Mouthfeel: medium body with not too much carbonation. It's alright.

Drinkability: while the flavor is not bad, the lack of some balancing hops flavor and the general over-sweetness would make this one a little difficult to take as a session beer. I won't have a problem finishing this one, though.

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Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev -11.2%

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 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 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 WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of FLima
3.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful appearance, it poured an amber reddish color with a two fingers thick head with medium retention and leaving heavy laces.
Malty sweet aroma with hints of floral hops and some booze.
Nice flavor of caramel and biscuit malt balanced with a decent amount of grassy hops. Hints of dark fruits and nuts. Dry and mild bitter aftertaste.
Light towards medium body with medium carbonation. Alcohol level of 6.2% ABV was a perfect match.
Refreshing and flavorful with good drinkability. A joyful session beer. I had low expectations and I was positively surprised.

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Photo of stortore
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of DrMindbender
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of vermilcj
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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 kwjd
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of justintcoons
3/5  rDev -11.2%
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 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 Beginner2
3.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Listed in the "1001 Beers To Taste Before You Die", my review and possible re-rating comes after I Have this again... and return to Portugal.

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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 WanderingFool
2.85/5  rDev -15.7%
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 Redrover
3.27/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was happy to spot this one while shopping at the Mercado in Portugal. You mainly find local pale lagers, so I was anxious to give this a whirl.

.33 brown bottle with clear freshness dating. When poured into a glass, the beer is reddish brown with red highlights. It has a nifty small beige head.

The aroma is toffee, grains and toasted bread.

This beer is off to a good start. Unfortunately, the taste does not quite measure up to the looks and aroma. The beer is sweet with caramel and bagel notes. The beer becomes even sweeter as it warms and you get ½ way through the glass. It almost reminds me of the sweetness of a fortified wine.

The mouth has excellent carbonation, which helps overcome an average feel. Drinkability is just ok given the sweetness.

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Photo of Burt
4/5  rDev +18.3%

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