RateBeer
overall
6
53
style
Brewed by Athenian Brewery (Heineken)
Style: Pale Lager
Athens, Greece

bottled
available

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 315   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.14   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.


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!

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 (3728) - 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 (7712) - NUNEATON, TOP, 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 (8325) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2007
Can. Golden colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of malt and hops.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 23 24 25  26  27 28 29 » 32


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50