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

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RATINGS: 297   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.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ALLOVATE (2522) - 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 (11757) - 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 (14703) - 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)

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
KnutAlbert (6312) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2006
Another pale, watery lager available around Greece to make you thing they have alternatives to Heineken. But if it’s hot enough, you drink anything, right? And it not bad, just boring.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
frankenkitty (1962) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2006
Mid-golden, dead carbonation, light floaties, thin white skin. Catty aroma fades quick but leaves behind an essence of dung. Additional grassy and grainy notes, but who cares... I smell horse crap. Thin, creamy mouthfeel. Adequate flavoring for a pale lager: minimal adjuncts with mild sweetness o’er a base of grains. Aroma ruins all.

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1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Dorqui (2125) - Brescia, ITALY - JUL 19, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2007 Bottled 0,50L. Vanishing and friable foam. Yellow pale color, extinguished and deprives of any kind of fizz. Nearly nonexistent scent, watery and with light rumors of wishy-washy cereals. Smooth, watery, and too much homogenous taste, lacking in peculiarity. To forget.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Rune (8828) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2006
250ml and 400ml draft at the Sunset restaurant in the old town of Platanias, Crete. Straw yellow. Small head. Grassy aroma. Rounded taste with hint of lemon. High carbonation. Light bodied. Had red wine (Makedonikos) to the mousaka (29.05.2006).

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jacobwennbom (353) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2006 Not bad, not great. A very standard lager. Some bitterness and some hoppiness. White top and pours golden. They serve it at my local greek restaurant. That’s why I like it!

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
zach8270 (3711) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 21, 2006
(bottle - 33 cl) Pale yellow pour with a lot of fizzy white foam. Very light and gentle aroma of mainly hops with a touch of malt. Taste begins with a crisp grassy and hoppy taste that moves to a rather watery middle and has a malty finish with a lingering bitter hop aftertaste on the palate.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
thedm (5002) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 27, 2005
This bottled brew poured a medium sized head of frothy finely sized of unnoted length white colored bubbles that left behind an unnoted lacing. The body contained average carbonation, was transparent with a slight haze and unnoted in color. Its aroma contained notes of grassy and was very skunky. Its mouth feel is tingly crisp with a mellow palate and a hoppy malty aftertaste. Its flavor contained malty hoppy notes. It was not all that bad once you got past the smell.


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