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


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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.13   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
zach8270 (3779) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
thedm (5029) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Geiserich (3596) - Linz, AUSTRIA - OCT 28, 2005
A "present" from a greek island. A weak, strawy aroma and a boring, light grainy and watery taste. Sweet, light dry finish. Next time, please let this beer where it was brewed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtw (1138) - farmington, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2005
bottle at greektown in detroit, mi. out of all the greek beers they had (maybe 5?) i picked this one because the "A" on the label was the easiest thing to read. i expected it to be a crappy greek heineken, but i was surprised that it had a nice malty body. very clean, one of the better pale lagers i’ve had. i would certainly drink this again!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
madsberg (10598) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2005
Can enjoyed cold in 27 C on Rhodes: Golden coloured. Clear. Dense white head. Really dosn’t have much to say about this beer. Find it quite shitty with nothing special to offer tastebuds or palate. Is very sweet and grainy. Shitty beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
skortila (4749) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2005
Malty, bit skunky nose with some grains. Clear, golden coloured with a thin head, doesn’t last. Taste is swet, malty, bit grainy and watery. Way too sweet.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
caesar (5595) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2005
Clear yellow color, short white head. Aroma of some hops, bit skunky, barnyard, horseblanket (always smelly). Taste is a bit malty, some grain. Bit dry palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2005
330 ml green bottle. Yellow colour with a mostly lasting creamy white head. Light floral and toasty aroma. Toasty malts with a light floral bitter finish. Light bodied, crisp mouthfeel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2005 (Bottle 50 cl) Pilsener golden with a creamy, white head. Slightly malty nose. Sweetish malty flavours and a touch of corn. Light bitter finish. Standard lager. 130705

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2008 Quite light beer, with sweet taste and large white head. One of the average lagers we have here but it’s drinkable if it is very chilled (and with the appropriate food :) )

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