Super Bock | UNICER União Cervejeira S.A.

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UNICER União Cervejeira S.A.

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-19-2001

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2.35/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Looking at the bottle and ratings this beer has garnered there is an instant feeling of regret upon purchasing Super Bock, an American Adjunct Lager - yuck! Well let's not jump the gun, it could quite possibly be the greatest beer purchase ever, probably not in a million years, yeah.

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: Body presents a clear lemon yellow, with a thin white speckled lace for a head.

S: Adjuncty (if you are a real word) grain aroma, malt, vegetal matter and dare I say it; a twist of lemon.

T: Crisp Lager flavours, full grain/malt base with that lemon again, although it does taste like artificial lemon so don't get your hopes up. Finish is dry and malty.

M: Mid to light body with flat carbonation.

D: Look I can see how one would drink this in Portugal when 99% of the alcohol you get there is wine, however it is a boring Lager with little merit apart from the fact that it doesn't taste like the beer equivalent of faeces, which is difficult it seems for most Lagers to manage. Also it is interesting in it's cloying artificial lemon flavour so I will give it that.

Note: It was a challenge finishing this beer - the off-lemon taste was off-putting - came close to a drain pour. Super Bock as it turns out was a super mistake. You have been warned.

Food match: Seafood... though it would be a waste of good seafood, make it a cheap fish & chips, don't waste calamari or oysters on this one.

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3/5  rDev +6.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -11%

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2.53/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a straw color with a fair head that fades to some lacing.

S: Aroma of some malt sweetness and grain with a hint of hops in the background.

T: Taste is quite basic with a bit of hops and malt sweetness and grainy. Has an odd bitterness and a bit of an oily finish.

F: Light body and has some rough edges.

O: Not a beer I would go out of my way for. Probably best served ice cold to hide the warts so to speak.

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2.5/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev +6.8%

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3/5  rDev +6.8%

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1/5  rDev -64.4%

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3/5  rDev +6.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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2.68/5  rDev -4.6%
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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2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Super Bock from UNICER União Cervejeira S.A.
Beer rating: 2.81 out of 5 with 377 ratings