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961 Beer/Kissmeyer - Brewmaster’s Select 01 - Lebanese Pale Ale

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45
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Brewed by 961 Beer - Gravity Brewing
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Mazraat Yachoua, Lebanon

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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
10’000 years in the making, the LPA marks the return home for beer. From the land where beer and human civilisation were born, comes a new brew that is a marriage between Western brewing tradition, Eastern complexities, and a sublime expression of the Lebanese Renaissance. It was inspired straight from the Lebanese spice markets. For decades there has been little choice in the diversity of Lebanese beers. This beer provides an alternative for the Lebanese population, with ingredients such as za’atar, sumac, mint, sage, anise, and chamomile. The use of such herbs and spices makes this distinctive craft brew truly Lebanese.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2224) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2014
uuuhhh... the good folks in Lebanon can make beer just like our grandfathers and great grandfathers enjoyed. corn brew with what kind of spices? corn ? good malt, albeit with a bit of an edge to it. it’s decent , ok! a little better than decent beer. so this being true we should expect better things in the future a n d i for one will be waiting in line for it my cousins.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
coyforce (599) - Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Very interesting taste in this beer. The flavor reminds me of a middle eastern spice. Must be the sage because it’s sort of overpowering. Amber color and a thin white head makes this distinguishable from the standard swill that smaller nations tend to produce.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rumproasts (2846) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2014
bottle. Golden with one finger head. Fairly light base with medium dull hops and some odd spicing that doesn’t really fit. I like the idea of using middle eastern spicing in a beer, but the execution here didn’t work for me.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Druid (85) - Wamuran, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
A very different yet quite drinkable. Heavy bread aromas and yeasty flavours. Worth trying at least once.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
annunz123 (853) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Grass, spice, ginger, and mint in the aroma. Flavor is mild, sweet, and flowery. Spice and mint in the finish. Different and better than I expected.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nisse666 (4140) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle at en Öl och Whiskeymässa 2014, 2014-04-11 Göteborg AR: bready, tingeling AP: coppery, frothy white head F: fizzy, watery, dry, bread

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdiBeer (1006) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Aroma: floral hops, hay, herbs, black tea?. Appearance: clear dark golf/amber, medium frothy white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: intense floral hops, bitters continue, not getting too strong, some spices and herbs. Overall: interesting beer, but the aroma is not my thing. Bottle from Sam’s Beverage, Beirut.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (3660) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 2, 2014
33 cl. bottle at Lebanese Taverna, Baltimore. Pours clear copper-amber with a ring of bubbles. Nose is honey, toasted grain, dry grass and metal; almost lagerish. Tastes of flowery honey and grape bubblegum. Finish has dry grass, bitter herbal mix and a bit of resin. Medium body has medium carbonation and a nice balance.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9429) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 1, 2014
courtesy of Antonio Rey - cloudy amber-orange beer with no head retention; decently herbal notes of sage and chamomile; moderate malt backbone, light sticky and pretty bitter; dry and with a long aftertaste of mint, tea and chamomile - interesting

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Splitenz (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2014
Didnt enjoy this. What little malt flavor there is here is so burried in heaps of spices and various other perfume lazed "things", you forget this is a beer. If they were going for a Kasbah of "anything Middle Eastern" then I suppose they manged it.


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