Super Bock Abadia | UNICER União Cervejeira S.A.

Super Bock AbadiaSuper Bock Abadia
BA SCORE
17.6%
Liked This Beer
3.06 w/ 34 ratings
Super Bock AbadiaSuper Bock Abadia
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by AlexLMS on 07-04-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,705
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
34
Liked:
6
Avg:
3.06/5
pDev:
18.3%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Photo of titvs
1.5/5  rDev -51%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 5A). Bottle 33 cl - Batch L2617742. AROMA: sweet background with solventy notes and some cereal husk aroma. very faint malt aroma and no hop aromas. APPEARANCE: caramel like color and translucent. thin ivory head with poor retention. TASTE: faint sweet flavour mixed with some solventy notes. no noble malt flavours are present. very low bitterness. finishes sweet. PALATE: thin body with low carbonation. OVERALL: a watered down and artificial bulk beer that is not a bock nor an abbey style ale.

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2/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.21/5  rDev -27.8%
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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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
2.23/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of janubio
2.34/5  rDev -23.5%
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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Photo of bylerteck
2.7/5  rDev -11.8%
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 HugoG
2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Campodog
2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Ricardo_Rosa
2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Sigmund
2.83/5  rDev -7.5%
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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Photo of kojevergas
2.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottle from a Lisbon supermarket.

C / AVERAGE

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Photo of josanguapo
2.94/5  rDev -3.9%
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 Nine_Tails
3/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sephyrott
3/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Thehuntmaster
3/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Pedro16v
3/5  rDev -2%

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

330ml bottle poured in an ordinary glass at the Coimbra's shopping mall.

A: Pours a amber clear color with a medium sized white head. Few lacings left

S: Sweet malts are a must, sweet caramel, a bit fruity followed by a mild smell of Belgium yeasts (reminds a Dubbel)

T: Sweet. Sweet malts and caramel. Some fruit esters. Actually, it tastes like a Red Lager. The Abadia can only be justified by the biscuity and "Belgium like" yeasts.

M: Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Dry finish.

O: Well, not that bad for a Portuguese beer I would say. No offense, just a reality

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Photo of Momon
3.02/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of magictacosinus
3.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Was over in Saint Germain-en-Laye earlier today and happened to find a Portuguese bistro while roaming around. I had never really tried (or even bothered to try) any Portuguese beer, but I was thirsty and curious to see if there were any worthwhile selections. I cannot remember the other one I had, as it was not stellar, but this one did stand out. This was poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a brownish, amber-tinged color that is reminiscent of several decent amber lagers I've had in the past. There's some decent carbonation rising around the glass (though a pretty unimpressive head) but otherwise pretty clear looking. Still, on a hot day like today, it's quite inviting in appearance. Not much to really smell here, however: some malty aromas that smell rich, but not much hoppiness or sweetness that could have really accentuated the aroma in the long run. It isn't a bad smell, it's just not very rich.

The flavor proves itself to be pretty decent, though. The full-bodied maltiness of the beer immediately hits your taste buds, but there's a decent creamy and yeasty feel to the beer that makes it pretty tasty. There's a slight dry hoppiness to the flavor, but otherwise there's not much adding a decent flavor to this beer's backbone other than the malts. I actually think 6.4% ABV helps out as well. However, it does prove itself to be successful in the long run: this was an easy beer to drink and kept a pleasant balance in character the whole time. I do think it would be even better as an ale, however.

I learned today that beer is quite popular in Portugal, although I do know that they are a country more renowned for their wines. Nevertheless, if they have any beer that's worth checking out, this would be one. On a hot or a cold day and with a light character but above-average drinking experience, this would be a decent choice.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.11/5  rDev +1.6%
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 Lipa
3.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vinicole
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Rasmon
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of FLima
3.27/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice copper color with a one finger head with medium retention.
Predominant sweet aroma of molasses, grains and brown sugar.
Condimented and sweet flavor. Notes of caramel malt, Belgian yeast, English hops and brown sugar. Hints of sulfur.
Medium body with good carbonation.
This one was actually more fun than the last one I tried. A bit overly sweet, but still appropriate for the style. Though the name Abadia, does not describe it well. Not extraordinary but worth it a try.

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Photo of educorgan
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

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Super Bock Abadia from UNICER União Cervejeira S.A.
Beer rating: 17.6% out of 100 with 34 ratings
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