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 AlexLMS
2.47/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: light golden color. White low head and very poor retention. Very clear.
Taste: lightly bitter.
Mouthfeel: drying sensation. Moderate carbonation, low-strength and light body.
Finish: bitter and persistent aftertaste.

Overall: a brisk and refreshing adjunct lager. It is too common to be worthy of any special note. I was negatively impressed by the very feeble retention. In 20 seconds it was entirely gone. Not worthy a second try.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

1 litre brown glass screw-top bottle nabbed at a Lisbon supermarket as a fuckabout beer for a sub-2 euro price.

Taste is malty. Hop-bereft. So simple balance isn't even a factor; there's no second note to keep in harmony. Shallow. Brief flavour duration.

Lacks the stale and metallic notes that trouble so many (even more) inferior attempts at the style.

Overcarbonated, smooth, wet, medium-bodied.

Downable cheap swill for students and the apathetic hoi polloi. A couple notches above the usual pale lager fare found in Europe, and fairly priced for its meagre quality. I would buy it again merely by virtue of price to quality ratio, but that doesn't make it a recommended brew. If anything, its neutralityand insipidness are its key strengths, particularly since it avoids being watery.

High D+ (2.50) / NOT RECOMMENDED

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Photo of ronniebruner
2.53/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a goblet. The first thing I noticed is the skunky smell. The beer has an average Budweiser-esque amber hue, exceptionally high carbonation, and is slightly bitter to the pallette. This beer is very watered down, has a low ABV, leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste, and leaves much to the imagination. This is an ordinary beer that you might not remember after you try it.

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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 smcolw
2.54/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light straw color and very clear. 2-finger thick white head.

Strong aromas of adjuncts--very little malt or hop smells. Disappointing.

Very typical of mass-produced weak pilsner-like American beers, albeit Porteguese style. Very little to compliment. Thin body with high effervesence.

When I tried this, I was thirsty and had been without beer for nearly five days! Nevertheless, this is an inferior beer, even for the Ibernian peninsula.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
2.56/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer has a nice pour with a white fluffy head thats about 3 inches, and some okay lacing. Medium gold in color. Unfortunately, that's about as good as it gets. The smell is typical Euro lager- light graininess and some faint malt. Same with taste. 1st sip isn't bad, but immediately thereafter I taste wet cardboard, cereal grain and some faint grassiness. Mouthfeel is slick and light. Drink these in Portugal if you have to, but no reason to go out of the way to get them here.

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Photo of MacMalt
2.56/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into pint glass. It pours a clear golden amber with a one-finger, snow-white head and lacing. It has virtually no smell; just a little grain. It's like drinking a light beer; there is little, if any, flavor: just some grass and grain. It's also very watery and light. It's nicely carbonated and has a low ABV so it is easy to drink but it simply has no flavor. Overall, I've tried to be fair with this lager but it simply isn't memorable. Perhaps having it on draught in Portugal would yield a different experience.

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Photo of Reidrover
2.58/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 oz single. Typical pale golden, but with a nicer than usual thick bubbly/frothy white head. Aroma very subdued..but i get wiffs cereal/bread. Taste is very non-descript..some slight cereal, little earth at the end. Slight bitterness. Ok on the palate for style. Not too off flavours at least.

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Photo of treque
2.58/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: a pale straw in color, no head at all, disspiates inmediately, carb permanent altough there is no too much

S: only adjucnts, corn and butter, and still too low

T: a common adjucnt beer, metalic taste, crisp on tongue, refreshing, probably good for a very hot arternoon, very light body

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Photo of flyingpig
2.58/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Settles to a clear, orangey amber colour with a small, pinky sized head that soon settles to a thin lacing.

Not too strong smelling but quite fruity. Pretty much standard for a run-of-the -mill pale lager with very mild grassy smell & some vague fruit aroma.

Like the smell, the flavour has all the hallmarks of a standard pale lager, being light & clean tasting with some grassy hops & a very mild bitter finish.

Light bodied & generally quite smooth, the beer has a mild tang to it when drank & is again standard for the style.

A really average although slightly fruity tasting pale lager, nothing to write home about here or to go out of your way to try.

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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 Guppy314
2.62/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

From a bottle, pours as clear gold with a thin white head that quickly dispersed. Really subtle aroma like an Corona or adjunct beer. Hops and Malt are nicely balanced, but there are also distracting corn, grass, and rice flavors. The carbonation makes for a refreshing beverage, but it's just OK as a beer.

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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 ybnorml
2.65/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours out a very pale yellow color with a small bright white head. Next to no aroma only a hint of graineyness. The taste has a light hop sharpness at the begining with a slight sweetness that comes in at the finish. Probably a decent cold drink on a hot day.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
2.68/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle poured in my favorite chalice.

Nada impressionate, I would say in Portuguese.

A: Clear golden-yellow color with a big white head that dissipates quickly leaving very few lacings
S: Not good. It's a quite simple beer which, IMHO, should have a better smell of malts
T: Not impressive too. Malts, basically. The medium bitter "hoppy" end helps it a bit
M: Very light body with a medium to high carbonation
D: Not impressive. To be avoided

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Dated 9/2012.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some metallic aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight grassy flavor on the finish. There is a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer beer that is fairly drinkable but nothing I would want again.

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Photo of SixpointJMH
2.75/5  rDev -3.5%
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 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 jazzyjeff13
2.76/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 330ml bottle with a BB of March 2011. Picked this up as a 4-pack from my local off-licence, cheap stuff to start the evening.

Poured into a pint glass. A pale golden colour with strong carbonation. Small foamy white head that settles after a minute or so to leave a surface film. There is almost no aroma to this beer, a very light hint of malt but that's it.

Taste is light and clean. Mild malt flavour with light bitterness. No hoppy notes to mention. Mouthfeel is OK with slight tingling from the carbonation. Virtually no aftertaste.

Could be described as light and refreshing, but is also pretty bland. Inoffensive beer to start a session, but wouldn't seek this out specifically.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.76/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light brown 33cl bottle, best before Sept 2007, drank May 2007.

Poured into my 0.2 Litre Veltins glass.

Looked like a lager should, clear, golden with a white head, a bit pale in its overall colour, but a lot of lagers are more paler these days. The head soon turned into a thin wisp of nothing.

The aroma was of wheat or corn and hops at first, but after about a minute the smell had completely gone, there was nothing.

A little bit of hops in the taste, corn also in there somewhere.

No exciting mouthfeel, a hint of fizz and a lingering dryness, but no great shakes in this department.

The bottle claims this beer has won medals at beer awards, can't really see how. This is an average lager, if I was on the beach in Portugal, I would have no problems with it, but on a cold wet evening in Britain, no thanks.

Mini update: had on-tap in Portugal, not much better than the bottled stuff.

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Photo of Douberd
2.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brought this one with me from Mexico. It pours a golden yellow colour with a froathy one finger head that disappeared straight away.
Aroma of malts, nothing special.
Taste is bitter and very metallic. Slighty disappoitned here.
Medium thinness on the body, slighty carbonated.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
2.78/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Another unoffensive, boring Euro lager. This one pours a pale straw yellow with a whisp of a head that forms a small white cap. Lacing is sufficient. The carbonation bubbles are tiny and sparse.

The aroma is a weak slightly grainy, grassy mix. The taste is very watery with a soda cracker maltiness and some herbal Euro hops. The finish is slightly fruity with a mild hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is thin and unimpressive.

Overall, I dont recommend this beer. I knew it would be watery, but not this watery. That being said, at least theres no off flavors.

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