jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
well, i won’t lie - i bought this for the novelty of a Lebanese beer, a country whose brew I don’t believe I’ve had before. It has a sweet herbal aroma not exactly characteristic of "pale ale" but certainly not bad. spritzy and amber-colored with little to no head. difficult to distinguish individual spices, particularly those listed in the description but it’s an interesting combination and pleasant anyway. a little heavy in the finish but overall a decent brew from an emerging (?) beer market.
Butters_Hard (25) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a very distinctive beer that will not be to everyone’s taste. The herbs and spices are very powerful and so this beer will be best tasted with equally distinctive food.
The sage and mint come through first and then the anise and sumac. I didn’t get much camomile and the oregano (za’atar) is on the finish.
Delicious, but ultimately too weird to enjoy on its own as a refreshing beer, but with the right Middle Eastern dish this will really come into its own.
frankcolub (83) - Ashbury, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:pours a clear golden-copper color. Not much head . amber colour.
Smells of all the lebanese herbs that must have been added , thyme ,sumac with a tiny hint of citrus.
Taste:herbs and spices are there with some mild hop bitterness and caramel malts.
best lebanese Beer.
Absolutely love it!
BREWMUSKCLES (2566) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
coyforce (684) - California, USA - AUG 7, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
Druid (101) - Wamuran, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A very different yet quite drinkable. Heavy bread aromas and yeasty flavours. Worth trying at least once.
annunz123 (948) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Nisse666 (6310) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at en Öl och Whiskeymässa 2014, 2014-04-11 Göteborg AR:
AP: coppery, frothy white head
F: fizzy, watery, dry, bread
MrTipple (3710) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.