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

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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.12   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.


0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2007
Athens, 07. This one also quite popular in Greece. It is just another forgettable mass-produced tasteless lager.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
patrick767 (3584) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2007
bottle - Pours clear gold with a moderate head. The aroma is light corn malts. The flavor is more of the same with some light hops presence that comes through mostly in the finish. It’s thin and a little watery, though I’ve had worse.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DruncanVeasey (7285) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2007
At last the elusive Alfa, supplier of half the menu boards in Greece. Green, white and gold tin. Pours quite rockily. White sugar and metal. Bile and copper. Unconvincing chemical bitterness. But much nicer on tap.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Borup (5946) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2007
Can. Golden colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of malt and hops.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beltramelli (471) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUL 16, 2007
Atenas, quarter of Plaka. It seems the Heineken - it only knew later that it is produced by the Heineken. Watery. .................................................. bairro de Plaka, buteco da esquina. Parece a Heineken - por sinal, soube só depois que é produzida pela Heineken. Aguada............................................

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
StueyD (1178) - 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 (1045) - 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.


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