ALLOVATE (3004) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2005
A Marca Bravara. Tasted from the clear glass bottle (when will brewer’s learn?). Poured into a Pils glass, a pale straw body sat absolutely headless, with small gassy soda bubbles popping to the surface like a glass of champagne. Rice pudding aroma, slightly skunky, with a little leafiness. Dry pasty palate, crisp carbonation upfront, lemon and leafy hop sides, and a short bitter swallow. Little sweet malt throughout, medium-light bodied and a grain husk aftertaste. Nothing off-putting, but nothing in it I like, either. Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2005
Bottle (as A Marca Bravara): Poured pale clear gold with a medium white head. Aroma of sulphury, synthetic saaz with some buttery grain - all faint. Flavour was mostly water with some buttery notes and sweet hoppy aftertaste. Lots of carbonation and some icky powderiness to finish. mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2005
I had put this rating under another Brazilian beer but this appears to be the right one, despite being labelled Bravaria in Austalia. Very much looking like concentrated urine in the clear bottle. Little aroma and a slight corny flavour. I suppose if you missed your bowl of cornflakes in the morning you could drink this but why bother. highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2005
Marketed as ’A Marca Bravara’ in Australia with the abv cranked up a fraction to 4.5%. The bottle I bought had a ’Best Before’ date of a week earlier, which may say a bit about how it’s selling. Pale yellow with a negligible head. Flat-looking and uninviting. Bright but one-dimensional hoppy aroma. Thin, smooth palate but where the hell is the taste? A finish so abrupt that you’re left thinking, " Was that it?" To compound the problems, it has an unpleasant dry aftertaste that encourages you to drink more - and promptly regret it. Like sucking chalk. What have they put in this? Not even a slice of lime could rescue this. Avoid. MarshallMac (143) - West Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2005
yeah yeah, everyone’s talking about it, it’s another molson beer with a brazil image.
DerWeg (1678) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2004
"Bavaria" and "Pilsen" are two geographically separate hotbeds of brewing tradition (what are they, stupid?) but these place-names on the bottle label do nothing to harm the sheer sub-mediocrity of the contents. This is not a ’beer’ but a ’corporate decision.’ My most generous rating so far. vitorpro (8) - Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL - DEC 29, 2004 does not count
everybody crazy???it s a shit...just water inside
ta todo mundo louco...esta cerveja eh uma bosta...eh pura agua Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
Just another corona brewed in another country. clean pale gold colour. large rocky head. tart grainy nose. refreshing tangy light corn taste bubbles on the tounge. RichardGretton (4760) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2004
Pale lager with little head, a malty light aroma and a sweet but very palatable flavour. Overall quite a drinkable drink when chilled. rauchbier (3882) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2004
Bottle, from Sainsbury’s. Called A Marca Bravara in the UK and 4.5%. Pale gold, almost no head and gentle condition. Vague low graininess in the nose, gentle dry chalky malt in the mouth and an aftertaste designed to make you drink more just to be sure there isn’t any aftertaste.