Super Bock
Unicer União Cervejeira S.A.

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From:
Unicer União Cervejeira S.A.
 
Portugal
Style:
Lager - Adjunct
Ranked #126
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
67
Ranked #29,747
Avg:
2.85 | pDev: 21.05%
Ratings:
451
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 19, 2022
Added:
Aug 19, 2001
Wants:
  11
Gots:
  88
SCORE
67
Poor
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Notes: None
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Photo of JayQue
3.27/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by JayQue from Virginia

I bought this beer for the bottle cap - I have extra cut-outs on my bottle cap map of the US and added Portugal to the mix. No expectations for an Adjunct lager, but this beer wasn't bad!!! Pours a clear gold color with a fizzy medium size white head. About average retention after the head quickly fades to half it's original size. Thin bands of lacing on the glass. Aroma and taste are pretty mild, a bit malty, some grassy hops and seems to be missing the bad corn and rice taste found in so many American adjunct lagers. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery but it is crisp, with no nasty aftertaste. Not a bad lawnmower beer!!!

Mar 19, 2022
 
3.1 by WlSH_YOU_WERE_BEER from New York on Jan 19, 2022
Photo of jonmikel
3.5/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by jonmikel from Spain

Bought at a grocery store in Getxo (Spain).

-Adjunt lager look. Almost no head.
-Lager smell but bad.
-Lager taste.
-It doesn't feel a lot.

Very regular beer.

Dec 30, 2021
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.6/5  rDev +61.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

Super Bock has a medium, off-white head and a clear, bubbly, deep gold appearance, with minimal lacing. The aroma is of Belgian spicy yeast notes with white bread crust. It has a similar flavor, with low bitterness. Super Bock has a medium body and a crisp finish.

RJT

Dec 11, 2021
 
2.84 by Shan-man from New Jersey on Dec 10, 2021
 
3.47 by philbe311 from Pennsylvania on Nov 20, 2021
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.08/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by Darkmagus82 from Texas

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear deep amber color with a one finger head of puffy white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over time to leave just a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is a mix of a grainy smell mixed with a bit of a mustiness and some light fruits. Along with these aromas comes notes of a caramel sweetness as well as a touch of skunk.
Taste – The taste begins with a caramel and grain flavor mixed with some light herbal and musty tastes. As the taste moves forward the grain grows a bit more intense, all while the caramel fades a touch. At the same time some papery tastes as well as a bit of a dirt like flavor comes to the tongue, leaving one with a somewhat crisp and grainy, but little bit off taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is slightly lighter with a carbonation level that is rather average. For the style, the feel is very appropriate and makes it an easy drinking brew.
Overall – Ah. Not really the best out there, but in no way offensive or awful. Just sorta ahh.

Nov 19, 2021
 
Photo of James94
3.49/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by James94 from England

L: Dark amber golden colour, some head and lacing
S: Sweet yeasty bread, light citrus
T: Artificial candy, herbs
F: Well carbonated, dry finish

O: 3.5

Aug 03, 2021
 
3.57 by BEZMEZ on Jul 08, 2021
 
3.22 by bankboy66 from New Jersey on Jul 06, 2021
 
2.93 by Hopweiser from Korea (South) on Jun 22, 2021
 
3.83 by JanglezB19 from Canada (ON) on Jun 20, 2021
Photo of teromous
3.41/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by teromous from Virginia

There is a date code on the neckerchief: "10 2021 L26281912334"

No visible bottle or import date.

Appearance: The beer has near crystal clarity. It has a brilliant gold colored body with a fluffy white head. Very good retention and lacing.

Aroma: There is a faint skunky aroma and a note of cereal grains. A slightly spicy, noble hop aroma surfaces and dominates the nose just over the cereal grain scent.

Taste: Up front there is a light spicy hop flavor with a light bit of sweet caramel character, mixed in with sweet corn. The flavor profile is consistent throughout drinking, and it has just a hint of bitter root at the back end.

Mouthfeel: It is light bodied and easy to drink. Carbonation feels good.

Overall: It is an easy drinking beer that is flavorful and a bit sweet. The label states "SUPER BOCK" but the beer is closer to a lighter Vienna Lager. I could drink it again but I would recommend it if you can get it fresh. As an import it is decent but there is a light skunkiness to the aroma which can be off-putting.

May 22, 2021
 
3 by Enomas from Portugal on Apr 29, 2021
 
3.75 by PaleAleWalt from New York on Apr 17, 2021
 
2.32 by Saraiva from Portugal on Apr 07, 2021
 
3.24 by uncleotis from Illinois on Mar 12, 2021
 
2.75 by vladn from England on Dec 20, 2020
 
3.69 by carrcolind from District of Columbia on Nov 28, 2020
 
2.69 by Danzifer from Ohio on Nov 05, 2020
Photo of Beer-Tanker
1.62/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
by Beer-Tanker from Taiwan

Let's start by saying super bock is not a bock type of beer. It's a pale lager that name bock, super bock to be exact. Look wise is weak with little or almost non existence of carbonation. Smell like a normal lager and the taste wise is weird that finishes with a bit of metal taste at the end. Overall it feels like a lager that I could do with if there is no more other choices in the coolbox

Oct 22, 2020
 
2.79 by rashjay from Michigan on Sep 30, 2020
Photo of Poivre22
1.9/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25
by Poivre22 from France

The smell is pretty odd — not to say metallic — and the same goes for the taste.
It's my first Portuguese beer and I'm disappointed; definitively not great delight to drink...

Jul 24, 2020
 
2.95 by Askala from Spain on May 16, 2020
Photo of PCH01
4.1/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by PCH01 from California

Heavier than a “light” beer , not bad at all

Apr 01, 2020
 
3.97 by Sayb from Arizona on Mar 22, 2020
Photo of Zorro
2.82/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by Zorro from California

Clear gold with a small white colored head that simply doesn't last.

Smells of toasted grain and a bit of caramel. Slightly grassy hop. Doesn't smell like much.

Starts out tasting of caramel and toasted grain. No real bitterness. Grassy hop.

Mouthfeel is beer.

Overall it is OK, Not something I would seek out though.

Mar 19, 2020
Photo of Nass
2.6/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by Nass from Florida

There is no date on the bottle. The pour is golden yellow with little carbonation in the pilsner glass. I have to agree with some of the reviewers on this page about the beer tasting off putting. In addition to, i'm getting malted barley, grass, & I agree with it tasting watery. Well, at least now I can say that I've had a beer from a Portugal brewer. Cheers! C

Jan 26, 2020
Photo of Maltyhead
2.56/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by Maltyhead from Massachusetts

A very light amber colored beer with little head and minimal odor. Style reminds me of a mass marketed American lager beer. I could drink this on hot summer days but will not purchase again since it lacks character.

Dec 11, 2019
 
2.93 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Dec 09, 2019
Photo of HoppingMadMonk
2.26/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

This has an odd taste, cant tell if its cough medicine or chemical. The rest of the factors ,arona,smell,feel ,aren't great either but the taste is really off putting

Dec 09, 2019
Photo of TheHammer
2.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3
by TheHammer from Canada (ON)

So, I'm reviewing this beer (scorewise) as a Lager, which is the style listed here. That said, this has Bock elements, but....well it's not a Bock.

Appearance: Golden yellow that has a slight touch of bronze as it's cast away from the light. Produced a finger and a half of head that immediately evapourated. Body is clear with steady slow carbonation. This alone pretty much cements that this is not a Bock, and if it was, it would be the lightest Bock of all time.

Smell: Well it does get this a bit right, as toffee malt is the dominate note, but it's battling a bit of a mixture of wet grass and straw. It's like the lager wants to overcome the Bock-like malt, but can't quite do it. That wet note also could be a slight touch of skunk. Touch of earth as well. Warming doesn't help its case much.

Taste: Starts with a very weak caramel malt that then gets overrun by straw, corn and a slight earth touch. It's like taking the mask off a scooby doo villian here. "Let's see who this Bock really is! (GASP) Old man macro lager!" That said...it's not bad in that regard, it just doesn't work with the initial flavour.

Mouthfeel: The transitioning here is awful, because it takes that right turn on the malt, completely needlessly. If you were going to do it, I would presume you end with sweet, not start with it, but whatever. Aftertaste is an inoffensive mild straw and earth note. Carbonation also doesn't seem quite right either, as it dies down half way through the beer and only helps the straw portion.

Drinkability: It's refreshing and light bodied, I'll give it that but because it has that sweet note at the start, it kind of disqualifies itself from the guzzler category of lager. Still it's somewhat crisp and I think I can see one instance where this would be good.

Final Thoughts: I've been to a Portuguese restaurant once before, and it tends to be fish, but not shell fish dominant. This beer I can see going well with mild fish and that tomato rice they serve. That's really it, and at a restaurant like that, I'd be more inclined towards wine. I guess that's why it is the way it is. A Super Bock though this is not, it's passable lager.

Nov 29, 2019
 
2.97 by Jstarr2517 from Connecticut on Nov 20, 2019
Photo of detgfrsh
2.83/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by detgfrsh from Texas

On tap. Clear golden color with white head. Smells of grain and grassy hops. Medium feel. Moderate malty sweetness with some grassy hops. An average AAL, refreshing in the heat or with food but unremarkable on its own.

Aug 21, 2019
 
3.85 by Corkykab from New Jersey on Aug 08, 2019
Photo of JonnoWillsteed
2.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by JonnoWillsteed from England

L- Pale amber, clear, 3mm white head, clears to lacing.
S- A strong waft of ''erb' on opening it. Up close I get the same, and not much else.
T- Quite punchy if unexciting. Hard to pin down quite what the flavour is hinged on.
F- Feels like it has a decent body for a lager, but it lacks distinctive character.
O- I haven't had this for about 35 years when I bought a discount case of it in East London, and carrying that huge beast home on my shoulder one night walking through Aldgate East tube concourse, the end of the case opened and about 20 of the 24 bottles cascaded out and smashed on the ground, like bombs out of a bomb-bay, before I knew what was happening. - It's ok, typical of a beer from an often hot-weather countryr, though with a bit of guts, but not much too much flavour when in such heat refreshment is the priority.
330ml bottle. BB: 12/2019. Bought from a convenience shop in London W2.

Aug 06, 2019
 
2.63 by Mike_ from Georgia on Aug 04, 2019
Photo of OlaB
2.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by OlaB from Norway

Pours a clear straw yellow color with a small top off white head that dissolves quickly.
Aroma is of some grains, cooked veggies and some grass. Taste is sweet with some low bitterness, and some very weak malt in the back. No aftertaste to speak of at all and watery flavour.
Pretty bad example of a lager.

Jul 22, 2019
Photo of ScruffySouthpaw
3.14/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by ScruffySouthpaw from New York

Served in a weizen glass.

Appearance: Golden clear gold color with medium to heavy bubbles on the body. White head rising one fingers length.

Smell: Lemon and hops scent.

Taste: Corn and floral taste consists of hops and malt. Bitter and touch sweet all at once.

Mouth: Medium body with full carbonation. Semi sticky.

Overall: Good brew, very refreshing in this Iberian weather. Salud!

Jul 02, 2019
Super Bock from Unicer União Cervejeira S.A.
Beer rating: 67 out of 100 with 451 ratings