Super Bock | UNICER União Cervejeira S.A.

Super BockSuper Bock
BA SCORE
2.81/5
365 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#43,932
Reviews:
152
Ratings:
365
pDev:
22.06%
Bros Score:
3.18
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
67
Trade:
0
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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

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.28/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Clear golden beer wih a white head that quickly disapears. Medium carbonation. Taste likes malts, floral, sweet and some bitter hops. Aftertaste quickly disapears. Nice on a hot day, easy to drink.

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Photo of VitorDamasceno
2.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ARoman
2.2/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

On tap, poured into a pint glass. The aroma has a bit of a mineral hint to it as well as corn bread, and near the end, a bit of old, wet sponge comes forth before settling on primarily crusty bread. The beer is a sparkling clear, and effervescent straw color with a moderate, soap white head that has okay retention and good lace. The beer is a medium light sweet with a medium bitter finish. It's thin, light and crisp with a zippy carbonation and a light body. The flavor is primarily corn and bread, with a hint of butter, and some caramel, that finishes with a crispness and a bitter lemon rind and bread crust. There's a clove touch that adds a light dryness to the finish and the aftertaste is lightly astringent, a bit bitter, and has a bit of a burnt flavor.

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Photo of ElJacobian
3.3/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

People are way too harsh on this beer. This is the national beer of Portugal! This is way better than the macro lagers here in the U.S., and tastes like a combination of Amstel Light and Heineken. Perfect for being outside on a hot day, and being above 5% is a plus too.

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Photo of Naz0
2.68/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jcbogantes
2.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of bmaggot
2.91/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of robgutie
2.77/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Just "Bock" would be more accurate.

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Photo of Jimlikesbeer
2.89/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

OK beer. Nothing special. But hey, I was in Portugal. Had to try one.

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Photo of LuisBranco
2.92/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Super Bock from UNICER União Cervejeira S.A.
Beer rating: 2.81 out of 5 with 365 ratings
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