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

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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.13   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DerWeg (1562) - 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 (4691) - 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.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2007
On draught at the Red Rose, Lindos, Rhodes, Greece. A passable drink with no inhesrent distinction. Think a slightly tastier Budwesier. Suited to warmer climes perhaps.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Bottle sampled on 6/15/07: Pours a transparent fizzy golden with a thin wispy white head. Standard pale lager aroma has a touch of floral noble hops. Body is fairly thin and lightly sweet with a decent bitter balance. Fairly refreshing but not much more than that.

1.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Brix (647) - DENMARK - AUG 18, 2007
Tasted 2007-08-18. Canned. Clear yellow. White head. I guess you can enjoy this cold, if you’re thursty and don’t have water; No particular off flavours. Well almost no flavours at all. The only positive thing I have left to say about this beer is, that it is in fact - a beer! I give it 8 in overall grade as a thank you for the times it has quenched my thurst in the hot greek weather. Enjoy!


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