Sagres Cerveja | Sociedade Central de Cervejas

Sagres CervejaSagres Cerveja
BA SCORE
4.5%
Liked This Beer
2.83 w/ 268 ratings
Sagres CervejaSagres Cerveja
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sociedade Central de Cervejas
Portugal
centralcervejas.pt

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 05-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,483
Reviews:
114
Ratings:
268
Liked:
12
Avg:
2.83/5
pDev:
18.73%
Alströms:
3.54
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
59
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 268 |  Reviews: 114
Photo of 57andcounting
3.43/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer poured a nice thick head that stayed around almost to the last drop.
The color was a bit on the honey side.
A lot of carbonation that kept bubbles flowing upward which made a nice looking beer standing in the glass.
After that the beer is drinkable, but not exciting. Has no real aroma. It tastes like a beer. A little on the sweet side, but it did not turn me off. Some hops in the after taste. Had a real light mouth feel. Even being sweet, left my mouth feeling clean. You could drink more then one of these without getting tired. Good on a hot day.

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Photo of MuddyFeet
2.41/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On my first night in Lisbon, I was warned this beer had a higher ABV than beer back home in the states. The 5.1% listed here is I believe for the cans you find in this country. If you buy it over there we were told it is around 7%.

The best thing about this lager is the nice clear yellow color with just a slight head on the top that dissipitates fairly quickly.

The smell of the beer was salty and I could smell the alcohol. Kind of put me off until I choked down a couple and stopped noticing. The taste was salty with a strong hops flavor.

Probably because of the high alcohol content (which I had forgotten about) this beer was easily drinkable after the first couple. But also because of the high alcohol content I was paying for it the next day.

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Photo of MAB
3.76/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I didn't think I was going to like this beer. I'm not a lager fan in general, and most European Lagers taste the same to me.
I was at a party and other than very mainsteam big brewery choices, this was the alternative.
Sagres surprised me. First of all, you have to be impressed by the color and clarity with the thin layer of head capping off the glass. I can say that about any nicely poured lager and this fit the profile to a tee.
I didn't detect much hop aroma, but there was a pleasant, though subtle, malty smell.
It was very crisp tasting, but instead of the dry rush or the taint of "preservatives and foaming agents" that I find so pervasive in the North American lager market, this one went down smooth and finished with a very nice sugary sweetness that stayed on the tongue.
Of all the European lagers I've had, I think I like this one best. It beats the hell out of Moretti and Nastro Azzurro (Italy), Kronenbourg (France), and even Heineken (Holland) or Stella Artois (Belgium).

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Photo of Beastdog75
2.3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

When I picked up Sagres from the liquor store, I was a little bit surprised that this import was under $5 for the sixer (most imports around here, even cheap-tasting horrific ones are at least $7). Turns out that this tastes like a pretty cheaply made beer. I will agree with what some other beer advocates have said about this being somewhat like a green bottled euro-lager in some senses (although this is brown bottled).

Sagres pours a light gold color with a thin foam head that disappears rather quickly. The smell is maybe a little bit skunky, but it mostly smells like cheap adjuncts, which I always seem to define as smelling husky/musty/soapy, etc. There is some corn in the aroma too, I believe. The mouthfeel is thin and fizzy. The flavor tastes cheap as well. It has a grainy flavor to it that is light on malt and a bit more reliant on corn. The husky flavors make their way through as well. There is a decent citric hop presence throughout the beer that has some lime-like qualities to it, but the finish ends up being only a little bit bitter. The aftertaste carries some grainy flavors but for the most part it is pretty clean. Finishes out with no alcoholic warmth.

This is a drinkable hot weather brew, but it is a little bit disappointing. I can't say anything bad about what I paid for it, except that you get what you pay for.

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Photo of SixpointJMH
2.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

another mediocre euro lager. pours medium gold in colour with a white head that turns into a nice sticky lace, which was probably the best thing about this brew. smells of grain with maybe an ever so slight hint of lemon. not much character here. same goes for the taste. it's very straw like and grainy. watery with a verry dry finish. this one's drinkable but boring, pretty much what i expected out of portugal, and i certainly enjoy the westen euro lagers to the general off-taste that the eastern euro ones provide.

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Photo of canadianbarman
3.27/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

--Poured a golden 'apple-juice' like color.
--Not much head and very little lacing.
--Had a clean smell to it, almost fruity.
This was a not bad beer. It had an almost citrus taste to it, which was unexpected. It went down smooth but it also had nothing stand out to make it exciting. For a lager/pale it was not one of the best. That said, I would drink it again on a hot day!
Thx

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Photo of BeerResearcher
3.03/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This Portuguese offering is light gold in color with a fast fading head and thin running lace. The medium malt and maybe corn body is a little nondescript. Not much malt or hop aroma, but there seems to be a cardboard and corncob smell. The medium/high metallic hops create a sharp-edged bite and the hop edge is tempered by the sweetness of the malt. The full mouth feel improves throughout.

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Photo of tavernjef
3.39/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Color is pale yellow with no head or carbonation. Smells of musky grain and sweet malt, maybe rice, and a very light hop. Taste is mostly sweet malt, almost a fruity hop presence but mostly empty. Dull and medium bodied that goes down without much effort. Drinkable, but could use some help for a pale lager.

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Photo of Shiloh
2.45/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The Clark Kent of beers....very mild mannered and certainly does not stand out in a crowd...I did like the colour but every thing else about this brew is sub par, fortunately it came in a 12 oz, 1 bottle pack.

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Photo of Gusler
2.26/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The beer pours a translucent gold color with a modest white head and fair sheets of lace. The nose is that of a wet wool blanket. Start is malt, the top emaciated, with a biting acidic finnish, sparsely hopped, dry aftertaste, and a “Total Loss”, as far as I’m concerned.

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Photo of yen157
3.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

When poured, dense foam with some courseness sat on this clear, slightly darker than yellow beer. The aroma was of fruit (but not estery) and wine, in my opinion like a reisling. Nice malt / hops balance with a slightly bready finish with some lingering bitterness. The aftertaste, when breathing through your nose, is of alcohol and some vegetable. Not too bad, but that vegetable taste bothers me a little when I pay attention to it.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Crystal clear. Pale yellow blonde with a bright white head that drops quickly but leaves a pretty good collar and a whispy surface foam as well as some lace around the glass. The aroma is light, but offers some fruitiness above a hoppy malt. It's not skunked, but I notice that the bottle isn't quite brown, it's more of an amber. The body is medium with a gentle carbonation. It has a dull presence in the mouth, not really full, not really creamy, and not really smooth. It kind of just passes through. The flavor is reflective of the aroma, but it's a bit fuller. The fruitiness is still present; most noticeable on the front of the tongue. The maltiness is more solid than expected, but kind of dull. It's well entwined with bitterness, and even a bit of hop flavor, but that doesn't really take off either. The finish is short and dry. Very dull. The most interesting thing about this beer is the fruitiness and yet it's kind of generic. Somewhat apple-ish, somewhat like summer fruit - maybe strawberry, but too subtle to reveal any specific character. Overall, however, it has more character than most American macros, but that's about all you can say about it. In fact, it lacks their crispness and finesse. Fairly boring. Not worth the effort.

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Photo of jackndan
3.43/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sagres, from Portugal: a light bodied, light amber beer, with a slightly skunky euro-lager aroma. The best by date is March of 2002 (bought it from the dark recesses at the bottom of the shelf). Not bad at all, with a heavy dose of malt sweetness with toast/bread flavors. Highly carbonated with a clean dry finish. I’ll look again for it fresh, as even a couple of months out of date, it was very nice.

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Photo of Jdiddy
3.8/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have a weakness for this beer. I really like this. Great golden color, smooth taste (strong taste of nuts). Much better than a lot of lagers. A great summer beer. Goes well with anything, especially cookouts. Cheap too!!

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Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
3.5/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Starts off by pouring a shiny yellow / golden color. On the nose a faint hop aroma and a tad grassy. On the palate there is a faint hoppiness, malt, slightly sweet, and slightly bitter, and slightly dry in the finish. Overall I think pretty neutral IMO, but a drinkable beer.

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Photo of rastaman
2/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Simple, bland and boring but drinkable, but not interesting drinkable, a bit of a malty character in there aswell, but not enough to do anything for me.

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Photo of stoutman
2.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

5.1 % ABV. A fair lager from portugal. Clear, bland, ricey flavor with a hint of barley. Not impressed.

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Photo of Todd
3.54/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12oz light brown bottle. Very unusual shape that almost squares off before the short neck. Bottle is "one way," meaning no deposit, which is also unusual. Best before date clearly marked, but in Portuguese.

Appearance: Nice golden liquid with a steady, sparce large bubble carbonation. Head is patchy, practically dead, less some large bubbles surfacing. It does however turn to a creamy lace as you start drinking it, and even has a slight stick to it.

Smell: Fairly clean in aroma with that faint, unmistakable import lager smell (raw and grassy).

Taste: Relatively smooth and creamy mouthfeel with a crisp citrus/lime bite, as if a lime wedge was in the bottle. Carbonation, although barely noticed in the appearance, lifts and snaps at the palate ... making the limey-like hops that much more pronounced. Body is medium with an even foundation of light malt sweetness with a touch of dextrin sweetness. Finishes nice and clean with little residual flavour.

Notes: Sagres Cerveja is a fairly tasty and refreshing beer. No great shakes though.

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