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Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Mazraat Yachoua, Lebanon

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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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.


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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass. Lebanese craft beer, how could I refuse this? A: Pours a clear golden-copper color. Not much head is to be found, it’s about one fingers high, shaded white, and not very impressive looking even before it fades quickly. Some lacing is left on the glass, at least. S: It’s hard not to be intrigued by the aroma. Cinnamon, sage, coriander, green tea, chamomile, and mint all hit the nose in a big way. Not much of a malt backbone or hop presence here - this one seems designed to showcase the various spices, and it’s a success in that regard. T: Not as interesting as the nose, likely due to the fact that all the spices seemingly blend with one another. However, there’s still enough to like here, such as the thyme/sage notes on the opening and the minty finishing kick. I think this would be better if the maltiness or hop profile was beefed up slightly; flavor-wise, the spice character (though showcased quite well) needs a bit more malt/hops to really shine. M: This is really light-feeling and crisp. Not the driest brew in the world - which is understandable - but I’m still amazed at how drinkable it is. It goes down superbly, without the aid of strong carbonation to do so. O: One of the strangest brews I’ve had in a while. I’d call it a partial success; it shows off the spices well, but the base beer isn’t quite interesting enough to keep up. Still, I’d much rather drink this over the legions of generic English pale ales on the market right now.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adamnase (392) - Kronoby, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle @Tabbouli, Stockholm. Wow! here is much going on! lots of spices, ta´kes me to Another country right away. 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. Interesting and far better than expected.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blackflag321 (633) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Poured amber-gold in pint glass. Spicy aroma and very spicy taste. Too spicy for me, but I was forewarned by the deScription. I agree with the reviewers who suggested food with this beer. I would have enjoyed it more than I did.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hirigalzkar (2896) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle. Semi dark maltiness. Heavy spiciness. Slightly sweet. Slightly smoked. Good with food.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nische (1836) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2015
Bottle at Tabbouli. Clear golden with white head. Spicy aroma with herbs and grain overpowering. Same in taste, very herbal and spicy with some fresh citrus behind it. Very original, but a little bit too much. Paired quite well with the food though.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Pyrmir (5474) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2015
330 ml bottle at Meza. Deep golden with white head. Aroma is very herby, thyme, sage and almost nothing else. Taste is similar, very unbalanced.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tognetta (702) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - NOV 12, 2015
Ambar levemente turva, boa formação de espuma, média persistência. Aroma temperado, alecrim, apimentada, hortelã, leve dulçor caramelado. Paladar com intensidade menor, mas segue o aroma, sem muito destaque. Corpo aguado, baixa carbonatação. Diferenciada, vale pela curiosidade, mas é fraquinha ...

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcelocp (9) - USA - NOV 4, 2015 does not count
No princípio, sente-se as especiarias no aroma apenas. Aos poucos, o paladar de ervas e camomila persiste e, tal como na culinária libanesa, acaba somando, sobrepondo e pedindo mais. Refrescante, exótica, remete mesmo às incursões aos mercados de especiarias. Uma pale ale que foge da curva, e surpreende! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
miyauchi38 (1096) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2015
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2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
KoRoBeNiKi (138) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2015
I tried this since it said there was a taste of za’tar, which I am quite a big fan of. It turned out to be too powerful but it is nicely different.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PMgep (247) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle from Copenhagen. Interesting beer lots of herby notes, although they take over a bit to mouch


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