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Super Bock Abadia | UNICER União Cervejeira S.A.

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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:
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Added by AlexLMS on 07-04-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,489
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
34
pDev:
18.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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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 joaopmgoncalves
2.23/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of biegaman
3.53/5  rDev +15.4%
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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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 Momon
3.02/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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

Photo of Pedro16v
3/5  rDev -2%

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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Photo of vinicole
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of pirilauamarelo
3.75/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of sephyrott
3/5  rDev -2%

Photo of endless1408
3.75/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of Ricardo_Rosa
2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Rasmon
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of HugoG
2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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 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 BlackSpark
2/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of Campodog
2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of JohnEricaLawson
4/5  rDev +30.7%

Photo of XmAjOX
3.75/5  rDev +22.5%

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 educorgan
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

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Super Bock Abadia from UNICER União Cervejeira S.A.
Beer rating: 3.06 out of 5 with 34 ratings
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