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

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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.14   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.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gethinbeer (2274) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2008
Bottle. Usual lager appearance. Golden colour with a thin white head. Soon fades. Hops, malt and sugar. honey texture. My first Greek beer, probs best drinking this in Greece in the sun.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
emerson430 (95) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2008
weak, slightly sweet top with grassy taste. No detectable hop character. a sloppy lager with little personality

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
gnoff (8203) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2008
(50 cl bottle at a restaurant in Köping, Sweden) Clear golden color, big white bubbly failry lasting head. Scent is sweet, malt, metallic, but mostly canned vegetables. Taste is pretty much just sweetened canned vegetables, it leaves a sweet a bit disgusting aftertaste. Thin mouthfeel, very low bitterness.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DerWeg (1547) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2007
Enjoyed at Kalyvia on Danforth: Presents as a typical Eurolager - though fearing the worst, I find it free of adjuncts and the aroma fresh with no green-glass sulfuring effect. Very acceptable pale lager aroma has touch of pleasing floral noble hops. Very lightly acidic and this balances the sweetness. Good refresher.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Bottle. What distinguishes this from every other skunky bottle of expired hops and weak malt in a glass most suited for mineral water? Nothing.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2007
Can. Light yellow with quickly fading white head. Some malt but I can’t find any hops. Pale, very pale experience :-(

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2007
Because of the green bottle, I was expecting the worst. No skunk flavor, so I enjoyed this light, basically flavorless lager.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - OCT 14, 2007
Alla spina al ristorante a Lerna, aroma pressoché inesistente di cereali, sapore non spiacevolissimo leggermente superiore alla media delle lager locali. Corpo acquoso fin dall’inizio, peggiorato poi a causa dello scioglimento del ghiaccio (!!!) che è stato messo nel bicchiere. Pessima, ma molto meglio della Mythos.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2007
(Canned, thanks Tomppa!) Clear golden with some floating particles, and a smallish, but quite tight head with decent lace. A bit cardboardy, sweetish aroma with mild acidity and some corny-toffeeish malt. Hints of alcohol, too. Sweetish, corny-malty and somewhat acidic flavor with at least some hops. Light-bodied, quite carbonated palate. Reminds me a bit of Russian lagers, only as a milder version. Drinkable, but not twice.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
troysworktable (109) - Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2007
12 ounce bottle. I was at Seattle’s Saint Demetrios Greek Festival and decided to drink the native brew. I am not especially fond of lagers, but this was pretty good for what it was. Slightly sweeter than Heineken, with a better overall taste.


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