Super Bock | UNICER União Cervejeira S.A.

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67
poor
362 Ratings
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Super BockSuper Bock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
UNICER União Cervejeira S.A.
Portugal
unicer.pt

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-19-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
362
Reviews:
152
Avg:
2.79
pDev:
22.22%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
66
For Trade:
0
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4.25/5  rDev +52.3%

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3/5  rDev +7.5%

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1/5  rDev -64.2%

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3/5  rDev +7.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of DoubleJ
2.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Super Bock sounds exotic, but its classification of being an adjunct lager dissapoints my hopes. Still, I hope to get something out of this. Coming out of a 330 ml bottle, on to the beer:

A lighter than golden color shows in the body. A short head forms on top of the beer, retaining in an average manner, dropping to a patchy lace within a minute of the pour. Oh, there's the nose. Definately not a bock. A little stinky grass, milled corn and cooked corn arise. Ok, vamos...

Run of the mill adjunct lager. It's not horrible, however don't get your hopes up. Rather clean with a slight honey sweetness, white bread, and a pleasantly crisp, light body. Maybe too crisp, as the bubbles are eating away at my throat! Somewhat steeley towards the end of the sip.

Hard to believe this is my first Portuguese beer. What's not hard to believe would be this first and last visit with Super Bock.

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3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of Maurus
2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Pegasus
3.06/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: Quite clear medium golden in color, with a large, coarse snow-white cap.The carbonation is slight, and there is scattered,patchy lacing.

Aroma: Notes of cooked corn, pale malt,moderate herbal hops,and a bit of Heineken-style skunk aroma.

Taste: Opens with mildly sweet malt, soon followed by cooked corn. There is a faint toasted quality to the malt as well, Later in the taste, some mildly earthy and metallic hops appear. Finishes with a lingering, mild metallic note.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, a touch thin, but pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: An interesting example, not sure why its called "Super Bock", but certainly its inoffensive and drinkable. Also, its my first beer from the great land of Portugal.

Presentation: Packaged in an 11.2 ounce brown glass euro-style long-neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Sourced: This was a gift from Colonel Bill, intrepid nickel hunter and connoisseur of fine craft beer.

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Photo of Flounder57
3.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

11.2 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced quickly to a thin layer. It is a golden straw yellow with great clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: sweet pale malts, grainy and grassy notes, and a little bready notes too.

Taste: Tastes just like the aromas. Pretty simple with a little bitterness in the end.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, crisp, medium carbonation, and medium bodied.

Overall: Being Portuguese, I have drank this plenty of times on both sides of the Atlantic. Pretty average tasting beer that is there solely to quench my thirst and get away from all the hop nombs out there.

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2.78/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I ordered this thinking that Portuguese beer would go well with Portuguese food. I also assumed, incorrectly, that it wasn't just another adjunct lager. I mean, it has the word "Bock" right in the name!

This is not a bock. It's definitely an adjunct lager with a lot of unnecessary sweetness to it. It actually lists sugar syrup as an ingredient. Points to the brewer for being honest, at least.

The aroma was not particularly pleasant, smelling a bit like stale cereal grains, but wasn't off-putting, either.

The taste was decent for the style, but the sweetness was a bit too cloying and it didn't quite work for me. It was still better than the typical BMC lagers, but not by much.

The mouth feel was strange on this one. It was relatively smooth, but could have stood for a little bit more carbonation. It was OK, but not great.

I likely wouldn't drink this again unless my options were extremely limited.

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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

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2.08/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Half finger of head on a clear, pale straw colored body.
I can barely stand the aroma. It's a mixture of dirty barnyard and grain.
The taste isn't as offensive, it just tastes like water with the slight bit of bitterness.
Fizzy texture, moderate carbonation and light body.
It's one of the less enjoyable beers I've had. The smell is a real put-off.

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2/5  rDev -28.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

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3/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

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3/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of jmdrpi
2.78/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

11.2 oz bottle, 10.2012 stamped on label, not sure if that is a bottling date or best by date.

appears a pale straw yellow color, brilliantly clear. bright white colored head that fades. slightly sweet, grainy aroma. a little bit of cooked corn. more of the same with the taste, on note. thin and fizzy body.

Slightly better than the American BMC beers, but not much.

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1/5  rDev -64.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

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1.77/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Picked this up so I could tick off Portugal on the list of nations of beers tried. Mistake.

A - Thin coat of flimsy weak bubbles, retreats instantly to a ring. Clear body demonstrates 20 seconds of effervesence before its as flat and still as can be.

S - Corn, metallic stinky skunkiness, slight yeast.

T - Typical adjunct lager flavours of corn syrup and lemon juice.

M - High carbonation, light fizzy body.

O - Shite.

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4/5  rDev +43.4%

Super Bock from UNICER União Cervejeira S.A.
2.79 out of 5 based on 362 ratings.
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