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

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RATINGS: 277   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.


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 (1491) - 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 (1949) - 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 (3975) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eRock_2013 (210) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2013
A somewhat-interesting pale lager, nothing stands out about this beer except its Greek origin and a surprisingly sweet almost fruity taste. Kinda like a Stella Artois with less hops and more sweetness. Standard pale mild aroma and appearance, clean aftertaste. Nice change-up courtesy of the local Greek festival ---Rated via Beer Buddy

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
bax (1107) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2013
(bottle 17/09-2013) large white fading head, clear light yellow color, high co2, light malty aroma. BB date 07-2013.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Perama (3) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2013 does not count
This is an example of a beer designed perfectly for its environment - a hot Athens evening. Drinkers experiencing the beer in damp or colder countries- beware, it is not recommended for these places as most of the refreshing and cooling qualities will be lost. This is an absolutely delicious and refreshing beer popular among local Greeks and German/Dutch tourists. The beer manages to quench thirst as well as refresh your taste buds with hints of apple and hops. One of the best pale lagers around and real pleasure giver in a hot climate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ansjelaah (1282) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2013
Gedronken op een feestje, van de tap. Getapt door dutchdrebus. Geel goudkleurig, witte schuimkraag, ruikt en smaakt als een normale pilsner alleen net wat meer mout.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kwik-lime (1264) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
Can brought back from Greece by friends to help me inch towards my 1000th. Could just about pick up some grassy hops in the aroma, although I suspect the fact I’ve got a cold may have improved this one. Head gone in no time. Corny, boiled vegetables but some pleasant sweetness, a bit of grassy hop and at least it isn’t overcarbonated. Certainly not ’the ultimate pleasure maker’ but it’s a drinkable lager anyway.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
visionthing (2625) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2013
50cl bottle from a local supermarket on Rhodes enjoyed at the beach. Pours clear golden with a quite decent white head. Pretty standard pale lager with mild malty aroma and hints of hops. Notes of cooked vegtable but all in all quite drinkable under the given conditions. Works well as a thirst quencher on the beach. Prefer Alfa over Mythos any time. Boring, but decent enough.


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