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Brewed by Brasserie Almaza (Heineken)
Style: Low Alcohol
Beirut, Lebanon


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 2.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.41/5   ABV: -
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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
imdownthepub (13227) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, - NOV 11, 2012
Bottled, 330ml at Al-Salam Lebanese Restaurant, Oxford. Pale straw, heavily carbonated. Dear oh dear the things we do for ratings. I’d already had the other beer available, so it was this. Corny, wet cardboard, sharp. Not a good beer. Could have done with something better at the post Theatre meal.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2011
12oz bottle in beirut, split with my awesome grandmother. Exp. date was 5/28/2011, which normally wouldn’t bother me, but this bneer had some floaties that looked liked dust particles, like tiny little strings, something I’ve never seen before. I’ve never had an NA beer before, so I wasn’t sure if this was normal or what. Nose smell was pretty awful. The aroma was similar, but less offensive, much more watered down. This beer had a really quick finish and little aftertaste. nicely balanced carbonation and texture.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Travlr (21422) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Did not realize this one was no alcoholic before drinking it in a hotel in Amman, Jordan. Knew something was seriously wrong as soon as I tasted it. Oh well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cazort (559) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2005 This NA beer is not bad at all. It has a light malt flavour and a little bit of hops. A sort of blunt, mild bitterness unlike that found in most beers. Nothing outstanding, but this is a solid NA brew (which is always an accomplishment).

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nuffield (4065) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2004
When you have Muslim grocery stores in dry areas of Texas, what beer can you expect to find? Answer: Almaza NA! Whole cases of it, piled high in a central location, tempting buyers to relax with a refreshing cold beer. It’s not bad. Relatively deep yellow color with a moderate white head; the carbonation was fairly small in the streams, only moderately sized on my glass. The bottle color had me thinking "Heineken" as I was drinking it, encouraged no doubt by the basically skunky notes emerging in the aroma. Grassy, woody flavor, somewhat malty, though with a subtle something that reminds me there is no alcohol here. Aggressive carbonation in the mouth--the kind that you can hear fizzling as it sits on your tongue. Not a bad beer among low-end beers, and I confess to liking something about a NA beer, as I can drink it while working. The bottle proclaims "0,0%"--it’s not 0.5%, this is pure alcohol-free! It turned out to be a good sipping beer on a hot night in Dallas.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Oakes (15617) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2003
Pale colour, large bubbles. Doughy, biscuity flavours and a touch of hop. One of the better non-alcs, definitely.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2003
Probably the best non-alcoholic beer that I've had, but that isn't saying much. Broadly in the style of an international pilsner, this has a surprisingly full body, and looks good; the head actually leaves some lace. Flavor is about the same as any green-bottle international pilsner; the lack of alcohol seems to be well-hidden. There was a slightly odd sweetness, and if this wasn't in a green bottle the hoppiness would be pretty nice.

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