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Brewed by Athenian Brewery (Heineken)
Style: Pale Lager
Athens, Greece

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RATINGS: 274   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.11   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Alfa Hellenic Beer is a lager beer, with 5% alcohol content with it’s authentic Greek name and origin, that make it more familiar to Greeks and non-Greeks around the world. It is refreshing, easy to drink and brings to ones memory the authentic taste of Greece! Alfa’s unique light gold color and rich foam is the ultimate pleasure-maker. It is made of high quality natural ingredients (water, barley malt, hops and yeast) and its packaging is distinctive, with the bottle being a more modern version of the original Alfa bottle.


1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
StueyD (1110) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2007
A pale yellow, fizzy beer with a weak white head. Some citrus fruit aroma in an otherwise non-descript nose. The taste isn’t much better. A fizzy mouthfeel, with a dry taste, some citrus fruit flavour, hoppy, but becomes malty and cloying the warmer the beer gets. The finish is malty and cloying. (Draught - Restaurant Dimitria, Faliraki, Greece).

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
madquacker (1026) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2007
All round pretty awful but have had worst. Everything about this beer talks of cheap grain grain and grain. Corny and cheap.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 4, 2007
Draught, amber gold with a large foamy white head - lots of carbonation. A grainy malt aroma. A dry palate, just a touch of sweetness in the grainy malt flavour and a sticky dry finish. A little off putting was the ice that was floating in the glass - served a bit gold I think!!

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Quietman (173) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Pale gold.White head.The aroma is faint,reminds of many a pale lager.Flavor is a light sweetness followed by a slight bitterness.Light body.Not bad for what it is.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2007
Gold Color. Little Skunky on the Aroma. Sweet Malt, Very Sudsy. Light Spice Notes...Sweet Suds Overall.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
AmazonMatt (285) - PANAMA - DEC 28, 2006
Actually smelled pretty good at first pour, and then the skunk set it. Damn green bottle. Seemed like a stronger malt backbone for a pale lager. I didn’t finish it

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bluevegie (3049) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2006
My 200th pale lager! Not a statistic to boast about but I need something to right about this beer. Slight sunburnt golden body with average head. Grainy aroma and fairly bland taste. Drinkable but not impressive.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ALLOVATE (2336) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2006
In the absence of anything new to drink I’m resorting to Euro-lagers to fill in the late hot spell of early Summer. This poured a bright gold, tinged with orange, and in it set a single eddying stream of bubbles that tried but failed to complete a head. Instead I had a single dollop of cream dead centre to play with. The instant my nose took in the aroma alarm bells went off. This is Heineken in a funny looking bottle. Lo-and-behold Heineken even own the brewery. Mild, damp lawn clipping notes, feint lemon cordial, a little pepper and ever distant hay. On the plus it was clean as a whistle. Fruity, though quite dry and sour in the mouth. Lemons, grass, green apples, a little sour-dough. Very little bitterness in back. Drops off with sourish malt but has very little length. Flavour is very subtle, the body quite light but it is watery. Good fizz, tickles the palate and keeps it lively. One to slam back with lunch after a few hours clearing your yard. Average quaffer. (33cL, BBE 08/07, The Beer Store Morley)

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gunnfryd (10201) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2006
Can. golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, hay, malt. Flavour is the same

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yngwie (13120) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2006
Can. Clear, pale golden with a small, white head. Fruity, grainy and malty aroma. Frutiy flavor with citrus notes. Thin body. A nice Mediterranean beer. Or was I only thirsty for beer? (061013)


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