União Cervejeira (Unicer)
Traditionally, a bock is a strong, dark lager from southern Germany, designed for export - the final fermentation occurs in the bottle during transit. However, Uniaio Super Bock is a pale Portuguese lager that only travels well because it's so awful to start with. For such a prolific gold medal winner, this beer is incredibly shite. Lavatorial nose, with delicate chemical palate. If you've ever been sick in a public toilet, you'll find this beer strangely familiar. Session beer? Don't make me laugh.
OBBD reviewer: Sparks
Review updated 10 April 1998
The best beer in the world!!
I love it .. and I'm not even Portuguese (only the bottled version that is ... the canned one tastes like .. err what did Sparks say?)
Well Sparky me old mate, you have thoroughly lost the plot now. Are you sure that you were reviewing the right beer? Superbock is one of the finest beers ever. We rate it 10/10 on our web-site. I feel disgruntled that you could even come up with the things that you did about Superbock. References to lavatories? Oh come on! No way.
Great. Nectar. I've been trying to get the bottled stuff in England for over a year now.
Sparks, do you drink from public toilets? Super Bock is along with Budvar one of the best beers in the known world!
I drank gallons of it in Portugal, and its not half bad. It is long lasting beer that you can drink
all night. With the strong flavour you didn't feel the need to drink fast, as the flavour lingered.
Must admit San Miguel was much fresher and went down at twice the rate. I would like to try this beer in my home climate-as anything cold and wet is drinkable when the temperature is 109.
Amazing. The stuff of my youth.
I'm not going to wax lyrical about the flavour 'cos it's amazing (golden nectar, etc). Possibly you didn't drink it ice cold as God intended, drinking it flat like a pint of bitter.
A bizarre review. We've just returned from the Algarve, where the beer was Bocking great.
Sparks - no doubt you are a jack ass used to drink light beer like coors light or even worst bud light. SB is a great beer, with the right taste and the right alcohol content that you can drink all night. It's about time you get in the major league of beers dude...and stop drinking soda...
cheap and strong, Bock gets the job done!
I don´t know how to tell you this Sparks, but you must be used to drink from toilets, because this is a f***** good beer.
Makes you run.
V. nice in bottles and from the bar, but i'll agree the canned stuff tastes like urine (nice urine).
member of prementioned x-country team
This is the most palatable beer I've ever consumed! Enough said.
Super Bock was responsible for some of the funniest moments I've had on Holiday. It's brilliant!!! I wish I could get 'Super Bocked' in Newcastle.
Canned, SB is not that good.
Bottled, it is E-X-C-E-L-L-E-N-T!
Sparks..... who payed you to tell this kind of bullshit... superboch is great.... nothing shiti like you say.... what a dumbass without beer knowledge.. english maybe?
Got regularly sloshed on the stuff in the Algarve. Bloody brilliant beer.
Lived in Sesimbra for 2 years. Love a good ale or stout, Super Bock cannot compare. I drank wine exclusively. SB gave me the shits.
where can i get this beer in
I think 'Bock' is Portugese for 'I've put a skunk into my juicer and this is what came out'. Tastes like ginger ale and skunk. Best drunk when really drunk.
It is not the best beer in Portugal (that honour goes to its southern Unicer stablemate Cristal), but it is streets ahead of the gassy tasteless Heinekens and Carlings of this world. Super Bock is enjoyed best ice cold, in a 20cl "imperial" draft measure as a small thirstquencher. In the UK it is available through many branches of Oddbins.
This beer is brilliant. It is absolute rocket fuel!
I am Portuguese and i have travel a lot and drink various beers... But the best part is return to Porto, go near the sea and drink the real one: SUPER BOCK: just lay down and enjoy this gold nectar
it was nice.
I can't believe what I'm reading.. Sparks, you are spot on mate, this stuff reminds me of Special Brew etc in that it tastes artificially strong. Personal taste is one thing but the only way to make this taste good is to drink a case of it. I can only assume that many of the above reviewers were suffering from heatstroke. Super Bock is chemically offensive. For a really nice Portuguese pils, try Zarco.
El Tigre del Norte
Super Bock fuelled my brilliant times in Praia da Rocha. Excellent beer,much better than any crappy Carling or Stella etc.Also Sagres kicked arse aswell.
I LOVE this beer!! If only it were available in the States. I would travel back to Porto just to have one.
THE VERY BEST BEER OF THE WORLD!
You never taste it!!!!!!!!
SUPER BOCK IS THE KING OF ALL BEERS!!!
I bought out the entire Super Bock stock from my local Wineways. I drink lots of beer and I have yet to find a better drink yet. My unlce Brian lives in Portugal over winter and is bringing me back a stack of Super to see me through the summer!
This is divinal! The best beer in all world. It tastes so good. It's excellent. It's not chemical offensive like the CLOWN El Tigre del norte (What a name... Jesus Crist!! - so stupid...)
Viva a Super Bock! Viva Portugal!
F*** THE OTHERS
Superbock is without doubt the finest lager I have ever tasted. It was even the deciding factor on my holiday destination this year!!!! Once you taste Superbock you will change your religious beliefs - all hail the mighty Unicer!!
4 years ago,I've travel around Europe, and I probably tasted about 30 different brands of beer. It's amazing the shit that people drink and called it beer. For me the ranking in Europe is this:
1 Super Bock (I'm Portuguese), 2 Mahou (esp), 3 Heineken (ned), 4 Sagres (por), 5 Nastro Azzuro (ita), 6 Dreher (ita), 7 Leeuw (ned), 8 Hellas (gre), 9 Tuborg (??), 10 Cristal (por). The worst Meteor & Kronenbourg (fra). SB is best consummed in a 0,56cl pint.
i think El Tigre del Norte has a cool name. but i disagree with his whole 'i dont like superbock thing'. i've not had super bock for a while, but from what little i remember it wasnt too offensive to my stomach lining. hee hee..made my friend throw up though. sigh..what a holiday...
im off to potugal 5week today, cant wait to sink some cool ones,
Joao Pedro, 30 beers is nothing, I've drunk over 300 in the past year.. your personal taste is obviously (judging by your "top" 10) for watery fizzy pap that you believe refreshes you.... Big Mamma, just stick to the beer, (and spelling and punctuation lessons).. No need to get personal about the name, I mean, I'm making no judgement about you based on yours although I could, easily....
It seems that popular opinion defines Super Bock as a classic, but then The Sun is Britain's biggest selling daily and the Ford Escort is Britain's most popular ever car... get my point?
El Tigre del Norte
This beer rocks!
I thought I had lived...I thought I had tried some nice beers..then on one sunny august afternoon in Lagos, Portugal I discoverd SuperBock. Terrific beer everything a summer lager should be: full-bodied, refreshing and at 5.6% who can argue?!
EL Tigre del Norte is a featherweight that drinks Smirnoff Ice (Barbie Beer) at the bars and clubs, step up to a real mans beer, y do u think SuperBock won so many consecutive medals, it sure wasnt from havin pussies like u sippin it and throwin up on your first beer!!!
Your talking Shite!
Its awesome, I LOVE IT!
Where can I get a "supper bock" t-shirt? anyone?
I also LOVE this beer - not Portuguese, either. I think the reviewer must've had a bad batch. Still wondering where I can find it in the states...
ryan in chicago
Super bock is amazing!
The best beer i've ever tasted
This bock is super! Are there plans for Hyperbock?
Have you tried the Super Bock challenge which is to drink a can of Super Bock underwater in a swimming pool in The Algarve? Super 'ard
Skin man, Sheffield
If you like beer you like SUPER BOCK...
It is really good, maybe the best!!!
Nearly like a german beer.
...and shit on this Miller horse piss beer.
Where can I buy tins of super boc in Scotland. Also, three super boc tea shirts. My mates and I missed our flight from Lisbon to Faro while going to see Celtic V Porto. We drank large amounts of the stuff. It really is super. we got the next flight and then had some more! Magic!
Super Bock is great,especially when drinking it in Sintra
just one thing: it's União Cervejeira, not cerveceria. [Thanks - it's now corrected - Ed.]
I really, REALLY enjoyed plenty of ice cold Superbock while I was in Lisbon earlier this year. FYI - it's available in Nando's restaurants in this country but they charge £2.50 a bottle. A bit more than €2.50 for 6 in the Portuguese supermarkets!
My most favourite ever, must find resources in the UK, wont be as cheap as in Portugal @ ~ £0.20 per bottle.
SuperBock is truly a great beer. u should never forget that a beer is more than what u drink. is also where, how and when u drink it and SB is greeeeeeeeatttt!
Having spent my last 6 summer hols in the Algarve I wouldn't imagine drinking anything else. This summer we found it 'on special' at 6.49 euros for 24 of 330ml bottles. Admitedley it does taste poor if served warm thats why we fill the fridge with it. It is also very good on draught (a good draught pint can be found at the Rovers Return near the Montechero Hotel - near Alberfuria)
Stuart from Wakefield
i quite agree with the above! its awfull stuff if u drink enough of it it can actually burn a hole in your stomach due to the high chemical content!! one small beer is enough of that shite for me!!
Super Bock is best drank very very cold and in small 20cl glasses. It is without a doubt one of the best beers in the whole world. Much better draft then bottle, and not even close as good from a can. Try it and be your own judge.
Great beer. Think the reviewer needs a SPARK of something to come to his senses.
Bock when you pop its the only way to appreciate Portugals finest export.
Its an absoloutley bocking great brew.
I also got proppa bocked in Praia Da Rocha.....Bock safe dudes !
SuperBock was great. Drank loads in Tropicool, Praia de Rocha and bought lots of wooden giraffes off the guys on the beach. All because I was Super Bocked. My house is like a miniature wooden zoo!
We had it on tap in Worcestershire for a while......It sent the picturesque Georgian town of Bewdley into an anarchist state......It is truly fantastic stuff! Its as good as Stella Actatw&t anyday.
Just spent two weeks in Portugal sampling the local brews. To me, Super Bock was perfectly drinkable. I'm not really a big fan of fizzy yellow stuff, but this seems to belong somewhere in the mid-field. As we were there in February, I wasn't suffering from heat-stroke as suggested by El Tigre del Norte. I'll give it 5.0 for flavour.
Super smashing great !
I Want more Super Bock in England!!
For anyone looking for it i know they sell it in a resturant called Nandos.
Best beer i know of, lovely taste and gets you steamed
I often disagree with the reviewer, but not this time! It's only to be drunk if you MUST have a beer. If I ever return to Portugal, and as a Beer drinker, I'll stick to red wine thanks. Superbock is gassy and tasteless only redemied by its strenght. If you want the Superbock experience...wait for a hot day in England and drink british suppermarket lager!
It made me lose an eyebrow
I first enjoyed Super Bock on our honeymoon in Portugal in '96, where, if memory serves, we got it from vending machines. Back here in New Jersey, it has recently turned up as a regular at our local beer distributor, to my surprise and great pleasure. This beer is light, full-flavored and strong all at once. Just plain great.
This beer kept me well lubed during Euro 2004, better by far thn Stella Artois - in taste and strength.
This summer we went to the algarve and stayed in a beautiful villa.The only thing to top the sun, sea and sand was drinking over 600 bottles of THE BOCK!!!!! The best way to describe it was we were LIVING LEVEDA
I was out in Portugal for the Euros and this beer helped to make the tournament for my friends and I. Even after England was knocked out, we sought warm comfort in Super Bock and weren't let down. It is no coincidence that several footie songs were penned about the stuff during this time, my favourite being "Super Bock, superstar, it gets you more p*ssed than Stella Artois!"
Wayne Rooney drinks Super Bock!
Wow, how can anyone put down this great lager, must be some mix up or a really bad bottle. One of the best lagers I have tasted, ever.
Some friends and I just returned from Euro 2004 and we all agree that this beer is foul. We found it so repulsive that we thought of a few negative slogans for the beer. Enjoy.
Superbock - You´ll want your money bock.
Superbock - Get used to it.
Superbock - What competition?
Like most people I have come back from the Euros all 'bocked' up. What a beer!! Smooth yet harsh. Simple yet annoyingly addictive. I need to buy some but have no idea where to find it. Help...I'm a Bockaholic.....
Bert 'Bock' Bassett, Stevenage.
super - super bock
super - super bock
super - super bock
SUPER BOCKY BOCK BOCK
any english who went to lisbon for the footy will know that song!
When I arrived on the campsite in Lisbon for the euros we tried the local tipple SUPER BOCK. After a few hours of drinking this smooth tasting beer for pennies me and my friend looked at the alcohol content which to our surprise read 3.6%. We studied the can for some time in disbelief. Had we become lightweights overnight? No we were just Bock-eyed!. Quality! still trying to find the stuff in Northampton.
Strong and tasty yet remarkably smooth, this is a quality beer whether you drink it draught, bottled or out of a can in Rossio square singing about German bombers. And Wayne Rooney drinks it. I think you can get it on tap in Nando's...
Sagres you're having a laugh
Super Bock is officially amazing. Not only did it go down very well with all the boozed up English during the Euro's, but also a favourite tipple for the locals as all who saw Fred Astaire before the Croatia game will confirm. Just remember though....Always respect the Bock!
Super Bock kicked ass. It gave me some holiday injuries and many black holes in my memory. My friends and I now call it a can of memory loss!
Just had my first Super Bock from a 'Kick Cafe' in Shoreditch High Street, London. Ok, but not a patch on the local stuff-organic Shoreditch Stout!
Super Bock, Super Star, gets you more p****d than Stella Artois!!
This beer is a taste sensation. Get yourselves down to an off licence more known for its wine and ship it in!
This beer is absolutely *THE JAM*. I actually had a spiritual experience the first night that I had the pleasure to drink Super Bock and saw the holy light of Jesus God. Thank you Super Bock...Thank you...
Find your way to Bromley,Kent,look for Mas y Mas tapas bar and you will find this precious nectar plus Sagres on tap.
UNQUESTIONABLY THE BEST BEER THERE IS!!
As the chant at Euro 2004 went: "Super Bock is the star, gets you more pissed than Stella Artois". Tastes really nice as well.
We got totally bocked for two weeks at euro 2004! The stuff is sent down from god himself! Its the best Ive seen
stella beater by far
Your man Sparks dosent know his beer from his backside - Best beer in the world.
Nothing like a session 'on the Bock'. I had the pleasure of going over to Porto with 3 mates for the Euro 2004.We hit the Ribiera and stumbled across SuperBock, once supped there was no looking back. This is well and truly legendario! Best served on draught and ice cold and drank out of 75cl measures.......refreshing with a real punch. Forget your wife beater, SuperBock beats the lot!!! The only problem is we cannot find it in the UK.........anybody know where we can buy it??
It's official Superbock can be bought from Oddbins for £18.01 a case of 24 x 330ml 5.6% bottles..............I can hardly believe it myself.Oddbins.............heaven on earth.
Super Bock – £1.20 a bottle every Sunday in The Purple Turtle, Reading. Table football too – the perfect evening.
Mad Dog's Ghost
Notice to all publicans get Super Bock sold instead of some of the other crap that is sold in bottles in the UK !!!!
I've bought some from our local ASDA! £3.99 for 6 330ml bottles. Its great.
I'm spending xmas and the new year in praia da rocha and forget the cocktails and shampoo, i'll be seeing the new year in with a bucket or 2 of super, super bock. The best.
Drunk "The Bock" on Naval trips to Northern Spain and Portugal, Awesome beer, glad to see it in the UK at last, Thanks to ASDA. I have many happy memories of Superbock....Or rather I can't remember much of anything after drinking it.
Super Bock : super beer in the new year.
The best beer i have ever tasted. Every time i go to the algarve i make sure i stuff a few bottles in my luggage to take home.
There is a chemical aroma to this beer which is difficult to ignore when drinking. It may be cheap but it's not cheerful !
No contest and no possible argument. To say otherwise is to frankly not know your beers or possibly only have had one bad bottle. Super Bock is hands down one of (if not THE) best beers in the world.
THIS BEER IS PURE GOLD! Got maggoted on the stuff at Euro2004. Had a great time. GREAT ATMOSPHERE, GREAT PEOPLE, FANTASTIC SUPER BOCK.
P.S. Doca's Restaurant ROCKS!
This beer is a legend. there's nothing quite like being "bocked"
Nathan Bock plays for Adelaide
Super bock is a superb beer. Its stronger than Stella and doesn't give you a hangover. We discovered it in 2003 and my mates liked it so much they got their local landlord to get it in the pub (bottled). Now the best selling beer by far (Thats the Anchor in upton-upon-severn, Worcestershire by the way :) You can buy it in OddBins, Nandos restaurants, and now ASDA! Unfortunatley not for 27p a bottle like in Portugal though. Is there ANYWHERE in the UK that sells this stuff on tap?
nice beer, i drink it almost everyday and it always tastes nice when cold
330ml bottle, now available in Norway (Vinmonopolet, bestillingsutvalget). ABV is 5.6%. Pale golden colour with fluffy white head that doesn’t last very long, some lacing. Grassy sweet aroma with notes of maize/corn and molasses, hints of vomit. Bland flavour, typical industrial adjunct lager, some maize sweetness, low bitterness. I think even Sagres tasted fresher than this one. Not a beer I’ll buy again. If I go to Portugal I’ll probably stick to vinho verde.
It´s a gorgeus beer. You don´t expect so much of this and in the end of your tasting you really feel good. The perfect beer if you want a little spirituous one.
If you spend regular time in a toilet after drinking beer....probably you should try to find some kind of a hobby, like Legos or masturbation, cos YOU CANT DRINK!!!!!!!!!!!......
Super Bock on Rich's stag made me do things that I probably would have been embarressed about had I been drinking any other beer solidly for three days.
Served with a meal such as breakfast, dinner or tea the Bock is spot on. It's Bock-o-clock all day long, beautiful
At last..... I`ve found a place in Nottingham that sells the mighty "BOCK". LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!!
It is about 70p a bottle in Odbins in London. First time I had it was on my 18th. loved the stuff. off to get a crate tomorrow!
This beer has glucose syryp as one of it's ingredients! God knows why. Maybe that's why it taste so odd, and makes you feel awful in the morning after only three bottles. Wouldn't sell in Germany.
Finest beer I have ever tasted, I import this beer every month ahead on anything on sale in shops...
Just the BEST
Super Bock it´s a great beer!
Just been drinking Super Bock in the UK from a branch of ASDA. I think its great. Good full flavour and body. Slips down the throat easily enough. Great stuff. The reviewer is a moron.
A great thirst quencher,anybody know if I can buy it in England,
I actually disagree with the comment that this beer is 'incredibly shite' not the best beer I have tasted but certainly not the worst.
anyone that likes super bock can buy it from Morrisons about £3.50 for 6 33cl bottles
Top beer indeed. Beats anything available here down under thats for sure!
This beer has been incredibly underrated! Sparks! i love its inoffensive, refreshingly clean, almost nutty flavour and fine, mouthfeely bubbles. i recommend drinking it beside the river Douro outside one of the riverside's many cafes whilst admiring the milieu of luminescent port logos in the distance. Great stuff.
f**king lovely ain't it but don't tell everyone coz the price will go up like petrol, property and peerages
An excellent beer...Just come back from Peniche with the Tae Kwon Do team and we drank the stuff for 5 days!! The hotel had it on tap also so we were well sorted.
Found it in Morrisons yesterday £3.99 for 6 330ml bottles...Ain't life good!!
the best beer ever discovered it on a euro in porto with united in 2004 and have been hooked ever since.lets all get bocked.
WHAT ARE YOU ON ABOUT SPARKS.....jus come back from a week in portugal and i must say i think it is well on par with stella....does anyone know where you can buy super bock in the uk??
I'm portuguese, and i've been living from this beer since i my teens. I also know alot of people around here who drinks the stuff daily and grew old without a hole the stomach. Can't understand how the reviewer could rate this beer so low, i've tasted many diferent beers, and i francly put super bock way above some most expensive, non-lagger ones. Really nice, drink it icy cold, in bottle or tap, really hits the spot!
JUST THE BEST BEER EVERRRRRRRRRR!!!!
I note the controversy surrounding the unicer brewery where it is made. Toenails, thats just sick. Tastes ok though
sir andrew of wragg
This Sparks guy has no idea, this beer is so good we named our Golf Tour in Portugal after it ! Very tasty and now in Tesco for under 4quid for 6 bottles, SUPER BOCK YOURSELF OUT !!
Camp Nick (this is a nickname not a past time!)
SUPER - SUPER BOCK - SUPER - SUPER BOCK - SUPER - SUPER BOCK - SUPER BOCK FOR BREAKFAST!!!!!
Scrambled Sagres 04
SUPER - SUPER BOCK - SUPER - SUPER BOCK - SUPER - SUPER BOCK - SUPER BOCK FOR BREAKFAST!!!!!
Scrambled Sagres 04
Whoever reviewed this was speaking out of their arsch. SuperBock is one of the best in the world.
super bock is awesome. It makes my dad happy
Kate age 8
First tasted this heaven sent nectar at Benfica away 2005!Stock up from Asda now and drink it on every match day. Start campaign for The Bock an draught today!!!
has got to be the very best beer in the world its bock o clock!!!!!
This has to be the best Lager in the world! Forget Stella!
I don't know what the initial Oxford reviewer is talking about. I drank this beer for the last five years and have very fond memories. I cannot say the same for the other Portuguese national beer, Sagres.
i would sooner drink my own wee what a load of chemical tasting shite
I love this beer it goes down like water. My favourite Beer. I want to order it in BC Canada, but I can't find it to order.
Bock is the best beer yoyu could hope for, slides down a treat,.. and destorys you sideways at the same time!! 10/10!!!! XxX
Quite unbelievable! All these eulogistic comments about a very ordinary mock pilsner. I suspect another batch of fake postings from the brewer's PR department.
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