by Ashley Cotter-Cairns
Brahma beer: we thought about putting up a Brahma ad with a Brazilian bikini model, but we figured you might prefer to see the beer
Brahma beer (4.8% ABV)
Brahma is another of those so-called exotic beers that you see everywhere. I've never been to Brazil, so I don't know whether Brazilians drink it themselves, or whether this is just clever marketing. Sell Brazil, sell more beer.
Either way, it pours a very deep amber, almost bikini arse tan bronze. Smells faintly sweet and there's a mild tang of hops. Or maybe hips.
The taste is sunshiney, clean, a little sweet, with a mild, unchallenging aftertaste and benign bitterness in the finish.
Serve cold. This is no Corona or Budweiser beer; no need to ice your drink to chug the stuff down. But cold, for sure. It needs you to chill.
Brahma is the perfect beach beer. There's little to challenge you, but you won't feel the need to drown it with lime just to make it palatable. Serve with optional view of topless beach volleyball and neon thongs.