Super Bock Abadia | UNICER União Cervejeira S.A.

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Super Bock AbadiaSuper Bock Abadia

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UNICER União Cervejeira S.A.

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by AlexLMS on 07-04-2007

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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by joaopmgoncalves:
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2.23/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.02/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.21/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

July 2012: Had this in a bar while on holiday in the Algarve and wasn't impressed but bought a bottle to give it another go on my apartment balcony later on during our sunny stay. 33cl Bottle: best before march 2013.

It wasn't any better! Looks interesting and fine, a pleasant clean, clear amber body with a good white head. Sadly the good bits end with the view: this malt based lager is just too sweet, they have squeezed buckets of caramel into the brew and it reeks and tastes of it.

I like sweet malty brews normally but this was too much, even for me.

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3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of patre_tim
3.11/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark copper, filtered with 6 fingers of beige head, and no carbonation.

Smells of dark toasted malts, clean linen, and fermenting oranges.

Tastes of dark toasted notes, molasses, rust, and a light sweetness.

Medium to light body, with little carbonation.

Got at CentFest in Chiang Mai today, drinking it here April 24th, 2017. Got it because I'm watching a travel show on Lisbon. No other need really for more details on this brew.

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Photo of Sigmund
2.83/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

330 ml bottle, now available in Norway (Vinmonopolet). ABV is 6.4%. Clear amber colour, large and lasting off-white head. Fruity and flowery hops in the aroma, some sugary notes too. The flavour is malty sweet and sugary, notes of caramel. Low bitterness. I drank the beer at cellar temperature +, it will probably taste better when cold.

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3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of Lipa
3.12/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of Redrover
3.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I think this was the best beer I had in Portugal. Bought a 4 pack at Gale beach for about 4 Euros.

From a brown longneck poured into a glass, the beer is red with gold highlights. It has an off-white head with good lacing. It's a looker.

The nose is of caramel & fresh milled grains.

The taste is sweet with honey & tootsie roll notes. There is some slight hopping in the aftertaste. The beer is almost bock like in its finish.

The mouth is pleasantly thickish. It was an easy drinker, but two in row was enough for me due to the sweetness.

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2.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottle from a Lisbon supermarket.


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Photo of dandy14
3.17/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +30.3%

Photo of janubio
2.34/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

330 ml. bottle. Amber colour, tin head that does not last much. Smell of caramel and malts, nothing really interesting. Medium body and medium carbonation. Taste of caramel with yeast notes. Some dryness in the end. I can't find anything to justify the name Abadía and nothing that is gonna make me buy another one. Just another beer more.

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3.5/5  rDev +14%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

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3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of josanguapo
2.94/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From Alcampo. In Teku glass. Reading CPPHTP10 Ch12. This is not an abbey beer as its name suggest. More of a Marzen. It isnt too bad. Caramel taste and a bit alcoholic. To drink with care as its goes up to the head quickly.

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Photo of biegaman
3.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Super Bock uses a lot of young, attractive and virtually naked people in their advertisements (which you can watch on their website). And the beer itself is kind of like that too: Abadia has a fresh, healthy and attractive complexion, its pristine clarity, fluttering bubbles and soft but brimming light amber colour are all certainly worth showing off.

Unlike standard Super Bock, Abadia actually smells like a proper Bock. There's a simple but fairly substantial maltiness with hints of toasted bread crusts and a fleeting tinge of fruit esters and nutty sweetness. You can even make out a dash of earthy hops. It doesn't have all the power of Germany's best but it makes a very respectable homage.

According to the brewery, Abadia is their first beer to follow the traditional recipe book (which I read as "doesn't use cheap adjuncts"). I believe it. There isn't a trace of corn syrup or rice; the maltiness holds its own and offers a fairly compelling amount of toasty, bready, nutty flavour to accompany the authentically grainy overtone.

Perhaps most significant, it tastes like nothing was rushed. Aside from some very minor, basically negligible (and practically unavoidable) fruit esters, this is clean as clean can be. The malt is perfectly attenuated. There's not a trace of alcohol to be found, despite the sizeable 6.4% that's actually in there. All the evidence points to a properly, patiently lagered beer.

What a surprise! Having only tried Super Bock's bogus, lousy pale lager and knowing the massive Carslberg-owned brewery's reputation for making generic mass-market products, I never would have expected them to brew a proper and reasonably decent Helles Bock which, of all styles, requires immense skill, quality ingredients and close attention to detail.

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of bylerteck
2.7/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from grocery store in Albufeira. From notes.

A - Poured with a film of eggshell head. Copper body with medium carbonation. Bright. No lacing with a ring of head retention.

S - Candy maltiness, sweet malt, and a mild hop note.

T - Yeast was harsh and tried to balance with malt sweetness but couldn't catch up. Rough yeasty esters.

M - Very dry finish with medium carbonation and a medium body.

O/D - Not a great one. Wouldn't seek it out even if I was in Portugal again. Flavours didn't really jive well. Definate room for improvement.

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Photo of Thehuntmaster
3/5  rDev -2.3%

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