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

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RATINGS: 283   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.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
nellycale (183) - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2013
From bottle. Pours a golden hue with no head. Aroma is skunky, grainy, not very good. The taste is sweet, skunky, grainy, corn. Not good at all. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Arve_Christian (3061) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2013
On can from Visionthing, thanks ! Golden color, good foam. Aromas of boiled vegetables and some cardboard. Light body & complexity . Some bitterness. Really one of the worst I've had this year! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Catching up on some old ratings ..................................................

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2013
Tap @Athens
Clear golden color, good white head. Sweetish malty, a bit hayish aroma. Light-bodied. Clear crisp malty flavor, low bitterness. Standard but somewhat drinkable.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AgentAle (679) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 25, 2013
Aroma:skunky Taste: similar yet worse taste to grolsche and heineken Body: clear golden body with little head ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
FatPhil (9344) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 5, 2013
(Grill restaurant, Athens)
Pale-lager look, no real head.
Generic light-lager aroma, no hops or malts. (4-)
Nothing objectionable in the taste, just pale lager mehness.
This does have a bit of light malts at least.
Quite carbonated.
Maybe a little fruity later, but I could be trying too hard to get something here.
Unusually, Phil did not share this.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BalkanMac (37) - Belgrade, - OCT 22, 2013
A 500ml bottle in Athens. Nice golden colour, little head. Aroma normal pale lager, bit corny, hint of citrus. Somewhat rich, warm, toasty malt flavour, hint of toffee, grassy, slightly bitter/salty finish. Maybe I’m overrating it due to happy memories of drinking it in Greece and Albania, but really not bad for its type.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
brenn79 (1519) - Idaho, USA - OCT 19, 2013
12 oz bottle- Pours golden with almost no head. Aroma is skunky, grainy, not very good. The taste is sweet, skunky, grainy, corn. Not good at all.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Niko100 (1997) - Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Light straw color; Light to medium body; Aroma and flavor of sweet malt, cereal, and some hops; Fairly bland; Not too bad.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cheap (4051) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2013
from a green bottle. Had that aged noble hops aroma, you know a little like cabbage. Looks quite friendly yellah in my mug. good fresh initial flavors of amicable lager. not bad, pretty friendly. easy. enjoyable overall beer experiences. no bad feelings on the finish. Things are getting better around here. Just barely enough hop presence to minimize ill hop effects. Seriously, this is one good crisp pale lager.


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