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


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RATINGS: 472   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Extra Almaza quality since 1933. Almaza Pilsner beer is a product of Lebanon. Brasserie Almaza S.A.L.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Bottle 330ml at Dubai airport. Boring. Aroma has hints of honey, and hay. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, short-lived. Palate is thin and watery. Yellow, with a frothy head.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
JorgeLee (1736) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2011
Bottle at Noura. Looked slightly syrupy golden, absolutely flat - very unappealing. No notable aroma, taste very flat (adjuncts?), lacking hop, really not very nice.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
patrick767 (3964) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2011
bottle - Pours clear yellow and has minimal aroma. It tastes of grainy malt with some light hops flavor similar to euro macro lagers. Itís watery and light bodied and not completely and totally awful, but not good by any means. Itís like a poor manís Heineken.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Had this one at a Lebanese restaurant in Portland, OR. Pours a clear light straw color with absolutely zero head. Champagne like carbonation and lack of foam means either my glass was dirty, or there is a lot of non-malt adjuncts in this beer. Aroma is of canned corn, apple cider, and slight medicinal chemical fumes. Tastes like a BMC, no outstanding qualities, no overly offensive qualities. Finishes dry yet leaves a sinewy sensation on the tongue....okay so that may be offensive. No better and no worse than BM or C.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
drjay44 (3370) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours a thin, short lived head, over a clear, yellow (SRM 3) body.....nose is light cereal, corn. sugar......taste is sweet light cereal, corn, finishing with minimal hop.....mouth feel light, carbonation present, adding a fizzy quality. Although listed on the label as a Pilsner, this is just a Pale Lager, with all the insipid nuances of that revolting style. BJCP 5/2/9/4/4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2011 Not a bad brew coming out of Lebanon. This brew poured up a pale golden-colored body with a one-finger fizzy head with minimal retention and lacing effects. Thereís quite a bit of carbonation going on! Aromas and flavors of grass and apples and something akin to fresh-husked corn. Very light bodied and surprisingly smooth with a dry finish with a nice subtle bite and aftertaste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bif (2003) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Had a bottle while stranded at Washington Dulles Airport, of all places. Pours a pale golden color with a decent head that fades to some lacing. Mild aroma, mostly of fresh grain with a hint of sweetness. Starts with a nice crisp nip with a mild grain flavor. As it warmed a bit there was a bit of honey sweetness. Very mild bitterness and a dry finish. Light body, crisp, clean and refreshing. Very non-offensive beer. Not what I would real call a German Pilsner but still was not a bad beer. Probably goes best with spicy foods.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
SeeSee (2) - Beirut, LEBANON - SEP 5, 2011 does not count
Bottle looks old and outdated, taste more like a corn juice than a real beer. Makes you feel full like you just ate a feast. Not for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ronaldtheriot (1762) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Almaza (Arabic for diamond) has a medium, white head, and a clear, bubbly, golden appearance, with a good amount of lacing left behind. The aroma is initially skunky (green bottle), but then itís mostly malt and a touch of hops. The taste is similar, grain up front and a light hop bitterness present to round it out. Some sweetness and paper flavor is here as well. The mouthfeel is light and watery, and Almaza finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and dry. Overall, itís an average beer, and I rate it 2 stars. RJT

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2011
bottle pours pale gold with a rocky medium white head, considerable lacing as well. Aroma is soured malts, grainy, crackers and skunky hops. Flavor is thin but not bad at all. Refreshing grassy and hay notes with earthen hops rounding it out.

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