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


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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6302) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Slightly hazy amber. Light IPA, well balanced. Then a seducive blend of spices teleporting you to a Middle Eastern bazaar. Truly exotic. Long cardamum finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (3137) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2012
33cl bottle from Vinmonopolet, Vika. Pours clear, deep golden with a small white head. Nice smell of thyme as it is poured in the glass. Aroma of thyme, camomile, pale malt and hints of caramel and other herbs and spices. Reminds me of my visit to Jordan where thyme was used a lot. The thyme is quite dominating, but too much. Lightly sweet with a slightly dry and bitter finish. Well balanced both tastewise and aromawise. Easy to drink and surprisingly pleasant. Wouldn’t mind more of this!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3154) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2012
Brown bottle, 330 ml, bottled on 01/02/12, best before 31/01/13, via Luc Bourbonnière (merci!), savoured on September 17 2012; eye: polished copper, clear, no effervescence, really tiny ring of off-white head, slight lacing; nose: malt, spices, thyme, sage; mouth: malt, spices, sage, slight floral hops, herbal, finale in thyme with presence of spices, light body, average carbonation, slightly bitter, lightly grainy texture; overall: interesting FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 330 ml, embouteillée le 01/02/12, meilleure avant 31/01/13, via Luc Bourbonnière (merci!), savourée le 17 septembre 2012; œil : cuivre poli, limpide, pas d’effervescence, très petit anneau de mousse blanc cassé, très légère dentelle; nez : malt, épices, thym, sauge; bouche : malt, épices, sauge, très léger houblon floral, végétal, finale en thym avec présence d’épices, corps léger, carbonatation moyenne, très légèrement amère, texture légèrement granuleuse; en résumé : intéressante

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
abemorsten (3014) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2012
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours a clear deep golden with a short lived white film. Nice Lebanese cuisine spices on the nose. Cumin, thyme and more. Clean light malts added in the mouth. Well balanced bitterness. Light to medium body.Watery mouth. Smooth to drink.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Holmen1 (3050) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2012 Flaske på Cardinal: herlig, spennende og kompleks aroma. Men smaken skuffer: liten munnfylde, kort og vandig ettersmak. Interessant, men dette blir en engangsforeteelse. Øl med pizzakrydder?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esp0r (2165) - NORWAY - SEP 17, 2012
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Copper clear, beige head. Smells of spices, mainly thyme and sage, interesting, reminds me of food. Light to moderate sweet, some malt body, then the spices again, i think of italian food now. Medium bitter finish, resins. The added spice kills off most of the hops, but who cares! This is a special beer, not the average pale ale. I like this one quite alot

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5449) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2012
330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.3%. Deep golden colour, low white head. Fairly moderate aroma of chamomile and various spices of the Middle East. The flavour is distinctly spicy, interesting and complex (including a couple spices I’ve never even heard of) , while the ordinary pale ale background is less remarkable. A moderately spicy burn in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (3432) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2012
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo. Golden color, ok foam. Intense aromas of oregano , notes of other herbs. Light body & light/ medium complexity. Well balanced & good carbonation. Special and Enjoyable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheJestersBeer (2156) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours a deep gold, with a thin white head. Spicy, herbal aroma, malt, sesame seed, freshly baked bread, dried thyme leaves, sage. Dry, light bodied, low bitterness, low CO2. Spicy, slightly salty (?) taste, malt, dough, sage, thyme, hops, some citrus and yeast. Feels a bit off. (2012-06-25)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
probstblueribbon (3160) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
330 ml bottle from Lubiere, served cold in a tulip glass. 10AU12.

App.: Clear amber with a so-so head. Aroma: An odd mix of macro lager grain/cereal and strong spiciness, peppery, high (asephotida), a touch of caramel/toffee, minerals, odd. Palate: Medium body, somewhat prickly/fine effervescence. Flav.: Asephotida/hing, peppery, maybe a hint of cardamon, a touch of British caramel/toffee, weird, tea?, pepper, no idea; dry with limited bitterness and an oddly spicy, grainy finish.

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