About Brazilian Beer

About Brazilian Beer
Beer is a burgeoning industry in Brazil. While the history of beer in the country dates back more than 200 years with the influence of Dutch and German immigrants, it is only since the late 19th century that there have been modern breweries in the country.

Today, a few large companies account for more than 85% of Brazilian beer. Microbreweries have started to earn a small share in the market; there are now more than 100 craft breweries in the country.

Classic beer styles such as pilsner, amber or pale ales in the Belgian mode account for much of the production. There are also a few very distinctive beers, such as smoked ale as well as some made with honey and brown sugar.

Top Picks for Brazil

Xingu Gold Lager
93 points
Brilliant light gold color. Citrusy, hoppy aromas and flavors of caramelized lemon and mango, honeyed herbs, and pine with a soft, crisp, fizzy, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, refreshing, breezy lemon-lime custard, herb focaccia, and pepper finish. A nice lively pale lager that is sure to please.
Cerveja Bohemia Reserva
90 points
Bronze copper color. Aromas of molasses cake and toffee with a velvety, vibrant, finely carbonated, fruity medium-full body and a warming, complex, medium-length roasted nuts, peppery spices, and earth finish. A solid, well balanced barleywine.
Cerveja Bohemia Confraria
86 points
Bright golden amber color. Odd aromas and flavors of dried banana, flan, and root vegetable with a supple, crisp, finely carbonated, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a warming, breezy finish displaying notes of bubblegum, delicate spice, and banana pudding with light oak. A sweet fruity Belgian blonde ale.
Cerveja Bohemia Weiss
85 points
Hazy golden yellow color. Delicate aromas and flavors of banana chip and delicate spice with a satiny, bright, frothy, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth finish displaying overtones of water chestnut, sprouts, and wafer. A solid, dry wheat beer.
Cerveja Bohemia Escura
84 points
Brown black mahogany color. Curious aromas and flavors of diet ginger ale, red licorice, spiced chocolate, and sassafras with a supple, bright, under-carbonated, fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, odd finish displaying notes of nutshell, straw, and watercress. A bit on the sweet side, serve with spicy cuisine.
Cerveja Bohemia Imperial
83 points
Golden amber color. Interesting aromas and flavors of honey roasted peanut butter and toast with a supple, crisp, fizzy, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk finish displaying notes of turnip and sweet corn. A easy going quaffer.
Cerveja Bohemia Pilsen
82 points
Golden yellow color. Delicate aromas and flavors of honeyed green apple, pepper muffin, and lemon sorbet with a supple, crisp, frothy, dryish light body and an effortless, fast finish with impressions of sweet corn and green pear. A nice lawnmower beer.