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Brewed by Brasserie Almaza (Heineken)
Style: Pale Lager
Beirut, Lebanon

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RATINGS: 447   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.99   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Extra Almaza quality since 1933. Almaza Pilsner beer is a product of Lebanon. Brasserie Almaza S.A.L.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (9092) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
11.2 oz green bottle. Good looking packaging, if only e bottle was brown. Pours a deep gold with a white, fizzy, fast-dissipating head. I donít get any skunk in the smell, it all depends on how much light it gets, this one was way in the back on the bottom shelf of the store in a store void of windows. It is mostly rainy sweet with an herbal hop kiss. It has an interesting flavor, that Lebanese water is some interesting stuff. It has some robust grain flavors, a nice spiciness form more than just the hops, sourdough pretzel mineral water, and a bit of paper. It has a very unique flavor that reminds me of the food from itís area, im sure it would go good with middle-eastern food. The mouthfeel is a bit too dry for the style, reminding one of an even-dryer Heineken. It is okay, not really a pilsener and i didnít really rate it to the German Pils style, but a solid light Euro-styled lager. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-08-2010 21:49:18

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aquilo (585) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Pale golden color with a small head. Remarkably flavorless and aroma free. Smooth finish. Boring.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
JoeZasada (298) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours a pale yellow with a thin dissapearing head. mild mapt aroma. slight malt taste, no hops. a bit disappointing...

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Fratto (2835) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Bottle from Cavie. Yellow pour with a white head. Aroma of fried circuit boards, athletes foot, John Maddenís feet after a tough-actiní Tinactin commercial, and a disease ridden liver. Seriously. This has got to be one of the foulest smelling beers Iíve ever had the displeasure of smelling. My nose hairs curled. Taste isnít as bad, but itís still rough as hell. By the way, I could smell this thing from several feet away. I can still smell it after itís gone. Itís horrific.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Cavie (4013) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2011 Bottle from Whip-In. Pours a clear light golden color with a tall white head. This smells awful. Huge ass skunky aroma. Smells like broken hearts and lost dreams. I have a new reason to hate this beer. Not that I need much reason in the first place cause this smells like asshole. Tastes just as bad as it smells. Skunk, nasty, satan, dirty grains, and boo. Ugh.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
swoopjones (6864) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2011
bottle @ Byblos, New Orleans. Pale euro lager pour. minimal flavor & aroma. first beer from Lebanon

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Date: 11/24/2010 Source:Other Several 12 oz bottles! Brasserie Almaza - Lebanon. Grainy pils character with some spicy hop notes in the aroma. Clear golden with rocky white head. Grainy with slight cardboard oxidation. Malt balanced, grainy, with some spicy hops and honey notes. Medium body and mouth feel. Finish is medium and clean.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
stoutchap (421) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Glad I tried a beer from Lebanon, but not so happy it was this one. A very ordinary pilsner. Skunky, yeasty nose. Weak yellow color, no head to speak of. Flat mouthfeel. Syrupy sweet. Not pleasant when it warms. Served ice cold itís drinkable, but why?

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Bottle @ home. Golden yellow appearance with a golden cream colored head. Aroma is pretty strong and noticeable from several feet away- itís a bit skunky, pale malty, somewhat sweet, lager aroma. Big golden malty flavor thatís done so well that it reminds me of the body of some good German Helles beers. Finish is more malty than skunky which tends to happen in many Pale Lagers. Pleasantly surprised.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
VAAC (86) - Middlebury, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Smells skunky, or maybe like someone added soap to it. Weird. Average golden color, average corn with malt flavor. I can not recommend, even for the obscenely thirsty.


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