anders37 (20841) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a sweetish fruity grainy aroma. Sweetish malty grainy cardboard flavor. Has a sweetish fruity grainy finish.
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Split a bottle with a buddy. This brew is just not for me. Not a lot of taste, not balanced, for a pale larger, just didn’t have a lot going on with this beer.
jaghana (5093) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - AUG 3, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 33cl in a Lebanon restaurant in Paris. A basic lager, not worse than poor products form europe but basic. Some malty side quite sweet and some sourness at the finish, classic lager.
scottw86 (1153) - Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Lebanon has beer apparently! Poured a very pale yellow with a thin white head. Taste is very skunky with not much else. Some light fruit. Taste is pretty watery with not much flavor. Finish is sweet, almost too sweet, with some skunky notes and dough. Not bad, but not great.
Meilby (10311) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, grain and hay. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 26, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle. Surprisingly good light beer. Pale colour with very little head. Taste had no skunk at all, it was mostly light sweetness with a hint of hops. Crisp and refreshing, nicely cabonated, Almaza got the job done.
DrSilverworm (9445) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2011 12oz bottle. Light yellow color. crisp, light, white bread taste. Watery, but nicely carbonated, and intensely drinkable - none of the skunk taste that I’m used to finding in a pale lager. Very fast finish, little aftertaste. A beer well-designed for this beirut heat, that goes great with zaatar and other lebanese foods. Drink it where and how it’s intended to be drank to best appreciate almaza. **Note: Bottle said "Almaza Extra", and ABV was listed as 4.2% - not sure if this an update or a new version of the beer.
Koelschtrinker (14581) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 3, 2011
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Land #78 Überaus neutraler Antrunk, ab dem Mittelteil tritt eine minimale Getreidenote hervor, die ab nun an ein eher lachhaftes Hauptaroma bildet. Im Abgang zudem etwas herb, das Getreide wird minimalistisch süß. Ein Spaß für jeden Goldbierfan, aber selbst in glühender Hitze darf das Bier doch etwas mehr Geschmack haben. 11/4/6/4/8/3
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Light gold. Mostly headless, other than a few surface bubbles clinging to the glass. Very carbonated. Watery. Malt flavors are light, with faint hints of corn, cereal, hay and a honey-like sweetness. It also has a slight fruitiness, with restrained notes of apples and pears. Hop flavors are extremely mild, and they provide only the slightest hint of herbal bitterness. Subtle sweetness seems to prevail. I expected some skunky/lightstruck qualities, but it wasn’t bad (probably because there aren’t enough hops to become lightstruck in the first place). Overall, it’s not entirely undrinkable, but I wouldn’t buy it again, either.
flatmatt (1347) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours golden amber with a white head. Aroma is heavy on banana, with pilsner malt and just a light hint of skunk lost somewhere in the banana. Flavor starts out with the usual pilsner malts, apple, but as it warms I get this nice sugary white wine influence. I wasn’t really expecting it, but this turned out to be a rather nice beer.