AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20Chad9976 (1500) - Albany, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2015
continues to amaze me how adjunct lager is the most popular style of
beer in the world. Every country makes a brand that’s mild and brewed
with corn; though some are better than others. I’m sure Portugal has
better beer than Super Bock – at least I’d like to think so.
I poured a mini 200ml (6.8oz) bottle into a drinking glass. It had an
expiration date of 4/2016 and cost $0.99 ($0.15 per ounce). Thanks to
Mike for this bottle!
Appearance: Surprisingly dark golden hue with consistent carbonation
visible. Body is completely clear. Pours to a small, white, soapy head
which mostly evaporates and leaves no lacing.
Smell: Typical light strike skunk despite the amber bottle. Otherwise a
light sweetness; some creamed corn; no hop presence but I’ve smelled
Taste: There’s not much to describe about the palette of this brew. It’s
quite similar to every other adjunct lager. Flavor isn’t feather-light,
but there’s definitely not a lot to speak of. Slight corn taste, but
not especially sweet. The skunky aroma does not translate to the
palette. The corn taste seems a bit syrupy, but is in no way cloying.
Some spicy hops would be nice. The only attribute this beer really has
going for it is the fact it could have been much worse. This is
tolerable but not enjoyable.
Drinkability: Super Bock weighs in at 5.2% ABV, which is typical for the
general style. The mouthfeel is light, but not paper thin. Crisp at
first, but the carbonation dies down quickly. Though not refreshing
while in the mouth, I appreciate the fact it finishes almost completely