Sagres Cerveja | Sociedade Central de Cervejas

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Sagres CervejaSagres Cerveja

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Sociedade Central de Cervejas

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of popery
2.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A bit better than average for a macro-style lager. Pale yellow beer with a moderate white head that fades to nothing. The aroma is a bit citric/grassy hoppy with some bland malt sweetness. The lime leaves hoppiness is one thing that differentiates this beer from the pack, but it's fairly mild and not a serious enticement. The flavor isn't too sweet, which is appreciated, but it doesn't have much else going for it. There's a mild yeast note in the finish.

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Photo of TtheGrey
3.34/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I got this beer from a friend of mine. He wanted to help me with my New Year's resolution of trying at least one new beer a month.

I poured from a bottle into a 16oz glass. There was a 1/2 inch head that had some staying power. I found the taste and drinkability similar to domestic macros (which I happen to like, so it is good by my standards, which are different from most on this site). I guess I would actually place the taste as similar to some Canadian brews I have tried. Overall I give this a C+ and am quite thankful that I have friends like this.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.23/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a clear medium golden hue, with one finger of soapy white head, which leaves a thin broken wall of lace around the glass as it quickly retreats. It smells of light white grain, and some thin weedy hops. The taste is sweet white grain, and a bit sour grassy hops. The carbonation is moderate, the body fairly light, but kind of smooth as well, and it finishes dry, with a mild acrid hoppiness.

Nothing overly complex, and better than average for a Euro-lager.

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Photo of dude
3.57/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in bottle form at na brasa brazilian steakhouse. I heard the owners are Portuguese and figured I would give this one a try. Smell is light, mostly of roasted meat due to venue but unremarkable otherwise. Taste is sweet and with the familiar earthy hop bitterness of stella. Its good, a taste I prefer to most macros. Mouthfeel is a bit heavier than common for style. There's a slight heft to the body and carbonation. Drinkability is average for style, but it did help to wash down the sausage, lamb leg & chops, filet, chicken wrapped in bacon etc I enjoyed heartily. Not as much as Jill enjoyed the lamb though.

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Photo of TLove
2.13/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

(From Notes)

Had at the Brickskeller in DC.

Puzzling delivery from this beer. Thought this one would be decent. Turned out pretty poor for an American-style lager. Portugal should stick with wine.

Quite thin and light-bodied in appearance with a thin head. Malt is barely noticeable and taste inconsistent throughout. Rather strange sweet-sour balance, almost like a cheap sour mash whiskey. Metallic and light grains in the taste. Citrus and dried purple corn. Crisp finish, but a bit too much like an American macro than to my liking.

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Photo of tone77
3.45/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a brown 11.2oz. bottle. Pours a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Mild, somewhat hoppy aroma. Taste is crisp with light malts and some bitterness. Feels light in the mouth and goes down pretty easily. Overall I found this to be a fairly enjoyable beer.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.35/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. There's a date of "Dez 09" printed on the label so I'm guessing that's a best-by date.

Appearance: light-gold to straw color; thin, fizzy head which dissipated quickly.

Smell: pretty light malt aroma, but nothing complex.

Taste: not entirely watery, there is some flavor here; more than I expect from an adjunct lager. While hops are not entirely ignored, they're not present in any great amount, either.

Mouthfeel: thin and carbonated, this one is a pretty good refresher.

Drinkability: quite drinkable. It's a pretty light beer without any offensive or insipid flavors; I'm sure it's great for those hot days on the Portuguese Riviera.

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Photo of joepais
3.63/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this at a family reunion in Mass
Bottle poured into a proper glass produced a big frothy white head on top of a clear golden colored body.

This brew was the better of the two new brews I tried at the reunion. The aroma was much more balanced between the malts and bitters.

It was a light and fresh beer with enough flavors to make it enjoyable not to sweet with enough hops in it to keep me coming back. It was medium in my mouth with ample carbonation.
Like I said I went back for more of these defiantly better than most for the style

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Photo of woodychandler
3.63/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got two fingers' worth of creamy, bone-white head with good retention. The color was a deep-golden with NE-quality clarity. The nose had a slight Saaz-like hoppiness. Mouthfeel was medium with a mild bitterness on the tongue. Very lager-like, certainly, but not overly sweet. Finish was smooth, crisp, nice on a warm afternoon in the approach to summer. An interesting beer, better than a lot of lagers which I've tried recently.

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Photo of NewGeneric
2.36/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a typical lager, very golden and transparent, with decent white head that leaves a little bit of lacing. Smell is nothing great, mildly sweet, dissipates very quickly. Taste is very average on the malt and minimal on hops with a crisp, clean mouthfeel. It's very easy to put down quite a few of these if you're just out for some drinks without worrying too much about having a high quality great beer. I put it just a slight notch above the commercial American lagers (BMCs).

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Photo of mjw06
3.14/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pale gold and very transparent. one finger sized, light-bodied head with a descent retention and lacing.

a faint, very metallic, sweet smell. not a pleasing or pleasant smell at all.

not much taste, but what is there is a dry, crisp, corny taste. not much to complain about either. few imperfections and unpleasant notes if any. i guess this is portugal's budweiser.

an interesting, but very pleasing light-bodied mouthfeel.

a nice drinkable brew, and like I said before, has few imperfections. had this with my chicken at nando's, a popular afro-portugese chain that they have in dc. went well.

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Photo of Redrover
3.33/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

While in Portugal on vacation, I bought this one in both 6 packs and the large 1.5 bottles. I don't think I ever saw it on tap.

Poured into a glass, the beer is a slightly darker shade of yellow. There is a bone white head good lacing.

The aroma is of grains and bit of spicy (pepper) hops. This aspect of the beer could be notched-up a bit.

The taste is semi-sweet with bready malts and a fair amount of trailing bitterness. I would say its balanced and has a clean, slightly dry finish.

The beer is slightly over carbonated with a nice bit of sharpness. Easy enough to drink several. If they could tone down the carbonation a notch and turn up the smell it would be a real winner for the style.

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Photo of yemenmocha
2.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours translucent gold with thin white head that doesn't retain well. Nose is tepid with some cooked vegetables, light skunk, and faint hop aromas. Palate is light in flavor and body, somewhat unpleasantly sharp, and has more than average hop bite for an adjunct style beer.

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Photo of Nickls
3.15/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Light yellow color, poured with a white head that quickly disappeared into nothing. Visible rising bubbles throughout the brew. Very much expected for the style

S - Sweetish graininess in the aroma, with that ubiquitous macro 'beer' aroma. No skunkiness even though it's an import macro

T - Sweetish corn and biscuit like flavors (guessing b/c of the adjuncts), and a bit of a dryish finish

M - Light/thin MF, with lots of bubbly carbonation

D - Pretty drinkable for the style. Nice snappy MF, and light body make this easy to down. Flavors aren't out-of-whack or anything.

Overall, this is very much what I've come to associate with the style, and this is certainly not a terrible brew. This is my "I want a regular 'ol beer today" brew given it's availability in my neighborhood. I've used it to wash down many Portuguese seafood dishes and have never been terribly disappointed with it.

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Photo of seanyfo
2/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

33cl bottle poured into standard glass, in nandos portuguese chicken restaurant

A - Pale gold body, with evident beading, poor head retention and lacing, leaving faint crown

S- Grains, sweet mustiness.

T- Syrupy sweet grains, with a faint hop bite in the finish. A lingering musty metallic flavours continues well after.

M- Medium/high carbonation, syrupy

D- Too sweet, not refreshing, not enough hop bite. Pretty poor on all fronts, pass.

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Photo of Herrbrokt
2.83/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at local beer store poured into a pint glass.

Weak white bubbly head quickly dies off. Pale yellow. real carbonated

Faint smell metallic grassy citrus

Taste like a macro lager of the region. I imagine a red stripe halved with a coors. Not bad but nothing close to impressive.

Nice for a hot weather lunch on the go type thing.

I'll leave it at that.

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

Quite faint and grassy aroma, above medium carbonation.

Carbonation has an impact on taste, possibly kind of enhancing citrus and hops like flavour. Aftertaste is quite sweet, did not like that. Not particularly refreshing.

Average beer, maybe would buy it in Portugal, but would not particularly look for it.

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Photo of JBogan
2.98/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap in a restaurant (can't remember the name) in Porto. Light golden color with a thin head, leaving minimal lacing behind in the glass.

Smelled somewhat grassy yet sweet.

Tasted of grains and with a hint of corn. Also on the sweet side.

Nice mouthfeel. Somewhat on the thin side but good for a beer of this type. Good carbonation.

This was a beer that hit the spot, but I wouldn't call it a great beer. It's a pretty decent and refreshing beer which I would drink again next time I'm over in Portugal. Try it if you're in the area.

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Photo of morebeergood
2.78/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This was the second beer I had at a local tapas restaurant this past weekend. My waiter poured into in a Duvel glass (weird?). Looked and smelled like an average lager beer. There was a lot of carbonation, and also a pretty decent sized head. Taste was decent, didn't blow me away. Went well with flavorful Spanish food, as it didn't overpower anything, but didn't do much to add to the cuisine. Just average.

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Photo of cyrenaica
1.94/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

330ml bottle
I tried this beer on October 30, 2007 at 'Smokeless Joe's" in Toronto. The beer poured a translucent gold into the glass with very little head. What head there was...was white. The aroma was almost non-existent. The mouthfeel was very this, with high carbonation. The flavour was very grassy, with some bitterness.

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Photo of JanM
2.93/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pretty straightforward macro lager in the common "Mediterranian Lager" style of beers: Golden colour, sour smell, and a taste dominated by bread and citric notes. Functional and definately drinkable in a hot climate but lacks personality.

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Photo of thierrynantes
2.53/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Sorry but this following comment is in french :

Appearance : pils assez pâle, cristaline peu saturée, belle mousse blanche
Smell : arôme malté assez délicat
Taste and mouthfeel : saveur plutôt faible, bouche très légére
Drinkability : bière sans personnalité, très désaltérante

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Photo of brendan13
2.63/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Clear golden colour with a couple of centimetres of white head.
S - Grainy, slight floral, a bit metallic.
T - Sweet lager maltiness with some hoppiness.
M - Medium bodied with a medium to high mouthfeel.
D - Not too bad actually. I wouldn't buy it again unless I was in Portugal and needed a cold, refreshing beer for which it would do the drink.

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Photo of allergictomacros
2.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear gold with a puny head. Drops quickly to nothing.

S - A touch of skunk right off the bat, followed by a sweet/metallic smell. There's some floral tones as well.

T/M - Still macro-bland, but less so than the average. A moderately assertive hop bitterness covers up the alcohol well enough, and there's a refreshing crispness in the body. Somewhat sweet as well.

D - Pretty drinkable I guess. Better than I expected, without anything off. I'll take this over the average BMC.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a medium white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of light malts, a little hops and typical macro adjuncts.

T: The taste is bready with a little bit of macro sweetness, but not quite as much as others. There’s a very mild hops presence. The after-taste is slightly sweet

M: Crisp with a little smoothness, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, clean finish.

D: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, good representation of style, it’s a decent alternative to BMC and not bad for a macro but I would choose it unless I were out somewhere and they didn’t have much else to select from.

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Sagres Cerveja from Sociedade Central de Cervejas
2.85 out of 5 based on 258 ratings.
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