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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
FrankieW (1) - Beirut, LEBANON - MAR 16, 2012 does not count
This is my top favourite in the 961 Beer range. Not only is it co-brewed with Anders Kissmeyer, who received the award for Best Brew Master by the Scandinavian School of Brewing, but it is also made with the best selection of Lebanese herbs. These include zaatar (wild thyme), sumac, mint, anise, and chamomile. It is based on the English IPA but has distinct Lebanese flavours and aromas. A: Great amber colour. When being poured an off-white creamy head about a centimetre thick forms, and lasts for around a minute. Not too many CO2 bubbles visible, thus not over carbonated. S: Smells of all the herbs that must have been added during the boiling period. The strongest being that of the wild thyme with a tiny hint of citrus. T: Very unusual and unique taste. There’s a little bit of caramel in there, but the zaatar comes out on top again, leaving a little bitter after taste. Is full bodied. Absolutely love it! Serving type: bottle

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
guylefleur (4) - - APR 18, 2013 does not count
Wow! This beer is different. These guys really pushed the boat out with this one. Pours out a deep amber color with a good head on it. The aroma is a spice cabinet with sage, wild mint, anise and more. It is difficult to tell where the spices start and the hops end. The spices are dominant on the palate without being bitter. Definitely worth a try.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lyn_n (8) - Beirut, LEBANON - MAY 7, 2012 does not count
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2012 Finally, a truly Lebanese beer made from truly local ingredients! When I drank this I felt like my own grandma had made it. Aroma: It smells strongly of the spices it is brewed with (sage and thyme mostly). When it is warm, the thyme overpowers. Taste: It is an adventure. An exceptionally unique taste that I have never tried before. You don’t expect beer to taste like this but it does and it is phenomenal. Overall: Definitely a must-try for any beer enthusiast.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (8313) - Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Honestly this is a heck of abeer, dark, clear brownish gold pour. Smell of lemon, chamomile, and sage. Flavor is herbal and almost savory, sumac and sage dominate. Cant even tell there is mint or anise in here they blend in marvelously.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle from Slowbeer. Nice, different beer. Aromas of spice, wet leaves, and other herbs. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and average length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (4216) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Bready and spicy aroma of cumin, caraway, pencill shavings and oddly enough, stove top stuffing. Clear amber, medium head. Pencil shavings are more pronounced on the palate, but cumin is also easily detected, especially in the finish. Medium body. Not true to style, but neat. Very unique, rather enjoyable, and probably fun to pair with food.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Greavsie (8) - - JUN 6, 2013 does not count
Outstanding. Lucky enough to run into the brewer Mazen Hajjar at the Archive Beer boutique in Brisbane & sampled several of his beers. My companion's first words were "it smells like food" - and indeed it does - think thyme, sage, mint - or the aroma of an oregano-laden margarita pizza. This gives way to a deliciously balanced dry ale, amber in colour and complex in flavour with an agreeable dry finish.

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 (1308) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2134) - California, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Golden color... Aroma of thyme and hops... Flavor is extremely complex, can taste the thyme very distinctly, notes of mint and herbs... Can taste the west coast hops, brought back a few for my friends, great beer


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