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Super Bock is a Portuguese brand of strong pale lager (bock) from the Unicer brewery which produces a range of beers under the same name. Established in 1927, Unicer is based in Leça do Balio, just outside the city of Porto, Portugal. Super Bock is the most popular beer in Portugal (42% market share, September 1998), especially in the north of the country, and competes well against Sagres and Coral (Madeira) in the rest of Portugal. It is the only beer to have won 26 consecutive gold medals in the "Monde Selection de la Qualite". However, Monde Selection awards are non-competitive and only products that pay to enter are judged. It is sold in 90% of restaurants and markets in Portugal, and in twenty-one countries including Angola, Bermuda, Canada, Luxembourg, Mozambique, Spain, United Kingdom, Israel and the United States.
This beer has a cult status among English football supporters; many discovered it during the UEFA Euro 2004 championship in Portugal. However, its history with the supporters of Manchester United goes back into the early 1990s thanks to games against the likes of F.C. Porto in the UEFA Champions League and Boavista F.C. in the 2001–02 UEFA Champions League. The fondness for "Bock" has even developed a chant for trips over in Portugal – "Super Bock, superstar, gets you more pissed than Stella Artois".
Super Bock is available in several varieties, including:
- Original (5.2% ABV): A lager beer.
- Classic (5.8% ABV): A strong lager beer.
- Abadia (6.4% ABV): A dark, wheat-based beer.
- Stout (5% ABV): A black beer.
- Green (4% ABV): A sweet pils with lemon flavouring.
- Sem Álcool: Non-alcoholic variant.