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

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

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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ab29 (36) - - JUN 30, 2015
Malty and herbed, the thyme sage and mint really come forward. pale straw colour no head, minimal lacing. Tastes like the nose. A unique beer for sure, but i’m not sure i like it or not, definitely needs food with it.

0.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
jflopsu (816) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Pours a pale clear orange. Has a unique spice and cinnamon aroma. The taste is gross - a weird bready spice with nutmeg and cinnamon. A lingering spice flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TorbenJensen (179) - Valby, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2015
Lebanese pale ale is a beer you probably most remember because it comes from a country which you do not normally associate with beer brewing. It has a nice aroma of grapefruit and passion fruit, whereas in the fullness probably a little weak for the type. The finish is medium dry and tastes of grapefruit.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusaint (2) - anapolis, BRAZIL - FEB 7, 2015 does not count
Uma cerveja extremamente complexa. Me surpreendi com notas de menta e temperos árabes. Estranhamente combinados. Complex, that's explain the beer. Mint and some arabic condiments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielyabu (1360) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - JAN 12, 2015
small frothy offwhite head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing clear average-density dark yellow body. aroma: very unusual hints of mint, anise, chamomile, sage and thyme (those were named on the label) and I could also sniff out white pepper and nutmeg, with slight hints of cardamom. if: light sweet. ff: light sweet and very light bitter; long duration. palate: light medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation and metallic finish. Há ainda a adição de sumagre, cujo aroma nunca senti e portanto não posso afirmar em relação a sua presença no bouquet. Maravilhoso e exótico sabor lembrando os aromas presentes no bouquet. Muito diferenciada. Sente-se bastante salvia, anis, hortelã, cardamomo e coentro no paladar, muito condimentada. Uma das PA mais diferenciadas que já degustei, se não a mais. 180 s

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1981) - - MAY 15, 2015
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a nice clear amber color with a billowy white head of foam. The head has a moderate level of retention, fading over time to leave a bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass and a very persistent thin foam of white bubbles on the top of the brew. Smell – The aroma of the beer is strongest of a grainy and spicy smell with lots of spice of coriander and cardamom. Along with these aromas are some sweeter smells of caramel and a bit of a corny smell. Other smells of a floral and herbal nature are there as well, giving a rather sweet but spiced smell to the brew overall. Taste – The taste begins with a bready flavor mixed with a decent showing of caramel sweetness and some spice of coriander and clove. As the taste advances more and more spice comes to the tongue all while some herbal and floral flavors greet the tongue. While these new flavors come, some of the sweetness fades, all while a little bit of a graininess works its way in. With a hint of a yeastiness and some earthy and almost juniper flavors coming at the very end, one is left with a somewhat drier and rather spiced flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side for a brew of 6.3 % with a carbonation level that is rather average to slightly higher. For the style it was decent and complimented the mix of spice, floral/herbal, and sweet flavors rather nicely, although a little thicker body may have amped up the flavors a bit more. Overall – While not the best pale out there it was a nice one to try. It had a decent showing of spice and herb/floral tastes all while keeping a more easy drinking feel and flavor profile.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ramboraffe (1122) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2015
Sample at En Öl- och Whiskymässa, Göteborg 2015. Golden with white head. Smell is spicy with thyme, anis and tea. Taste is spicy with herbs and fruit. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation. Very interesting beer with unusual spices that are quite balanced with the beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (612) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2015
Clear copper colour with no head. Aroma is tea, anise, and spice. Taste is sage and chamomile.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Bright amber with 3/4" warm Cadbury-cream head, moderate coarseness, moderate rate of decay. Aroma is tart herbs: parsley, lemongrass, some juniper, and mint/eucalyptus (turns out the mint was correct, but I missed the sage, thyme, anise, sumac, and chamomile... I need to cook more- I have not idea what those taste like off of the top of my head.) Body is water, slightly starchy, medium-light carbonation, moderate coarseness, soft. Medium-light burn. Flavor is considerabel medicinal herbon a semisweet, light malt backbone. Birch sap? Overall: neat spicing - wish there were more beers to learn from like this. Drinkable but not delicious.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
leosanches (57) - - MAR 29, 2015
Cerveja dourada, translúcida e sem espuma. O aroma é muito peculiar, com toque de especiarias arábes, principalmente de algo semelhante à alecrim. O sabor é tão peculiar quanto o aroma. O toque de especiarias domina o sabor e não se sente a presença do álcool. A drinkability é um pouco prejudicada pela força dos temperos arábes, que também afeta o aftertaste. Carbonatação é alta, e o corpo é leve. Cerveja muito exótica, vale experimentar mas não é boa para o dia a dia.


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