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


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RATINGS: 289   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sigmund (5188) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2004
(Draught at Iolida Village, Agia Marina, Crete, Greece.) "Neutral", unremarkable pale lager. Unoffensive. The beer was cold, I was thirsty, it did the trick.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2004
Pale malty aroma. Thin metallic watery flavor. The taste has reminants of a light beer. Ends with a dry somewhat hoppy finnish. Definitley not a "A" beer, more like a d minus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (5802) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 9, 2004
Bottled(500ml). -had this one in some bar on Monastiraki with great view on Acropolis, quite good and refreshing beer, clean and light with minimal flavor and aroma, hoppy finish

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2005 Can. Golden color, Sweet malty aroma and taste, light body, sweet watery finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2004
Not my favorite Greek, but a pretty good one. Nicely balanced aroma. very dry initial taste, but becomes thin and watery in its aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 29, 2004
Draft on a cafe patio in Santorini. Golden and clear with a creamy white head that left great lacing. The location and appearance were the best part of this brew. Clean and light with minimal flavor and aroma. Light body and pleasant carbonation. Refreshing as a break from a warm afternoon doing that tourist thang.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2004
Metalic aroma, pale yellow, short lived white head. Doesn’t taste as good as it smells, though it is metalic and corn syrup flavoured! Grainy, thin. Poor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jercraigs (7934) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2004
First beer I have rated from a shot glass. Frighteningly pale yellow with a corny wheaty or grassy flavour that lingers a lot in the aftertaste. Aroma is pretty muted and not particularly lovely.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
GregClow (2903) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2004
Clear yellow colour with no head. Wet cardboard aroma. Very mild hop flavour with a touch of grassy hop in the finish. Another bland lager. Yawn!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2004
Golden, white small fizzy head. Some grassy hops with notes of cardboard and grains. Empty grainy flavour with some unpleasant hop notes in finish. Thin body.

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