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


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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NosirIwont (1954) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2012
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy pale golden with an off-white head. Decent lacing. Citrusy hop aroma with notes of spice, mostly thyme; has sort of bread stick feel to it. A bit weird in a beer, but kind of works. Flavour is spices on a hoppy background; again with thyme being the dominant one, and with that subsequent bread stick feel. Light metallic overtone. Tart, bitter finish with thyme, a light alcohol burn and a lingering mild grassy note. Overall so-so; the beer itself is decent enough, and the spices are interesting and okay balanced, but not really doing anything for me. 30.07.12.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Camons (5865) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2012
Bottle @ home. Pours golden with white head. Aroma of malt, grass, spices. Flavor is malt, grassy, fenelike, temian, earth. Medium body, soft carbonation. Rather strange and not very drinkable. 260712 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2012
Bottle at Nya Trölls, Malmö
Hazy light amber color; the bottle is gushing. The aroma is reminiscent of a pizza-bread, more than beer, with a lot of thyme or oregano, and light rosemary. The Pale Ale is decent, with some sweet malt flavor, hidden behind a curtain of herbs, of which thyme is the most evident, also light mint.
Correctly brewed, but IMO herbs should not be part of beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19327) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2012
Bottled at Nya Tröls, Malmö, Sweden. Lightly hazy amber, mildly gushing head. Aroma of menthe and sage. Very herbal and aromatic. Dry with clean mouthfeel and medium body. Rich herbal flavour, mild citrus, some caramel. Low-medium bitterness. Interesting!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
humlelala (968) - DENMARK - JUL 13, 2012
(33 cl bottle from Toft Vin; BBD: January 31st 2013) Pours a clear dark amber with little, white head. Decent retention and some lace. Aroma is fascinatingly spicy but not in the traditional anis/coriander way rather the freshly picked mediterranean herbs way. I think this works rather well as a hop replacement and I like the dominance it has in the beer as compared to how many mediterranean beers have this semi-skunked cheap malt aroma. It reminds me of freshly baked breads with oregano and thyme. Texture is oily, soft carbonation, light body for the ABV and a slightly sweet finish that is far from cloying and balanced well by the spices. Taste is not bitter with a little sweetness that is held in check well by the spices. I’d say this is one of the best and most original herbal beers I’ve ever tasted and I think I could easily ’session’ this in the right, mediterranean setting. Girlfriend says: "It’s very nice. It’s a nice combination."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, oregano, pitza spices, sage ? Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, pitza spices, sage. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120623]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JanLaursen (3063) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2012
Bottle. Clear deep golden with a frothy, diminishing white head. Very peculiar and extremely herbal, spicy aroma! Thyme, oregano is predominant. Actually it overpowers everything, but there’s a whiff of caramel as well. Taste is sweet, spicy, herbal, way too much thyme, some sage, a little licoricy note and a medium bitter finish. I love thyme, but this is too much. Still - it s is quite a refreshing brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
finol (2145) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber with hardly any head. Herbal aroma of coriander. Malty with a heavy load of spices and some citrus

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (13920) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are sage, oregano, malt and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (7438) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle 330ml @ fonefan
Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma has notes of pizza (oregano, thyme) and malt. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long pizza spiced finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

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