Super Bock | UNICER União Cervejeira S.A.

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2.81/5
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375 Ratings
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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-19-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,357
Reviews:
155
Ratings:
375
pDev:
21.71%
Bros Score:
3.18
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
68
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Ratings: 375 |  Reviews: 155
Photo of Bruno74200
3.26/5  rDev +16%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer is cherished as a national treasure in Portugal. You can almost find only this beer on tap or in bottles anywhere you go there. I'm glad a good craft scene is rising in Portugal to go against the superbock hegemony

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Photo of T-34-85
3/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of muzok
3.12/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of windowside
2.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of thommo_nk
3.97/5  rDev +41.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of garymuchow
3.62/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

thanks Sten for bringing this back and sharing.
Overall a pretty standard light Euro lager. Yeasty aroma (of the Euro kind) with hints of grain. Brilliantly clear and classic white top. Hits of sulfur at first.
Light and bright and crisp. Malt is both grainy and also lays on the tongue. Some light hoppy character. Rather dry finish with extending soft bitterness.
Good thirst quencher.

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Photo of S_McAteer_95
2.82/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bigred89
3/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of VashonGuy
3.13/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vandeir_bochi
1.42/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of EFitzsimmons
3.04/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Nice for a light beer while in portugal. Good flavor and it's easy to drink. This and other versions of it are mostly all I see.

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Photo of thorkelson
2.16/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of hansavijaticar
3.5/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of AmitC
2.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Lipa
2.61/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of msondel
2.74/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Danielr26
2.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of David19457
3/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DuncanMcBommer
2.16/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of drtth
3.55/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a bright clear yellow color with a 3/4" white head that recedes slowly but visibly, leaving some lacing on the sides of the glass. Soon there is a thin layer of foam with a bit of a thicker region toward the center over the nucleation point. The carbonation is moderate. Sipping leaves some small patches of lacing along with some skinny legs of lacing.

The aromas include a touch of the sulfur that folks sometimes mistake for skunking. There are sweet grains present and a touch of grassiness.

The flavors include a light sweetness from malts and other grains. There is a touch of sulfur in the mix and just a light bit of grassy bitterness in the back of the palate.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied and lightly crisp from gentle but persistent carbonation. The finish begins in the sweetness from the grains as it begins to recede, introducing the touch of sulfur and just that light bit of bitterness. It eventually becomes lightly dry so that the sweetness from the next sip is new rather than cumulative and cloying.

Overall this seems a better than average AAL in that it is sweet and grainy without much showing in the way of hops, but there is a bit of dryness. While I don't intend to, I could see having a couple of these on a hot summer day or while grilling in the back yard. Not sure why it has Bock in the name since it clearly is not what German brewers would count as a Bock.

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Photo of BostonJustin
3.21/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gautch726
2.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pale, yellow coloring looks weak and tastes weak. Not my type of beer.

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Photo of DanielCole
3.07/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of warpedrevolution
2.5/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Super Bock from UNICER União Cervejeira S.A.
Beer rating: 2.81 out of 5 with 375 ratings