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


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Extra Almaza quality since 1933. Almaza Pilsner beer is a product of Lebanon. Brasserie Almaza S.A.L.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2006
Bottle at Three Ways Lebanese Restaurant, Norwich. Pale golden with good clarity and white foam, rapidly diminishing. Light malty aroma and sweetness in flavour. High carbonation. More like a soft drink than a beer (26.09.2006).

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Finn (5176) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2006
Bottle 0,275l at Three Ways Lebanese restaurant in Norwich 26 Sep 06. Pale golden coloured. A lot of carbonation. A shortlived white head. Metallic hoppy flavour. Sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
jsquire (3860) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2006
Pale straw color with a fluffy white head and a very light aroma. It tastes like what you expect from an imported green bottle lager. Lots of corn, stale metal, old berrys, card board and band aid. There is some citrus and bready malts, but it is surrounded by the corn stuff. Maybe its better fresh. I got this at RDF.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
kramer (5501) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2006
12 oz bottle, RFD’s at RBSG. Pours a clear light straw with a small fizzy head and moderate visible carbonation. Aroma is light, some corn syrup and a grainy malt base with little to no hops to speak of. Flavor is pretty harsh, mostly corn and pale malts with a light cardboard limp finish. Mouthfeel is watery and fizzy with a champagne like efforvescence. Well, this was not so good, but given that as I type this Lebanon is being invaded by Israel, I thought I might give it a try before the brewery is a pile of rubble. Money well spent? Probably not.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Bottle... RBSG2006... Clear, straw-colored lager with a small, frothy, white head. Good retention. Honey and spicy, peppery hops in the nose. Well-balanced flavor. Thin, but like the aroma, there are peppery, honey notes. Light-bodied and fizzy. Short, crisp, clean finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aggie80 (790) - Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2006
Golden pour with a white head and some lacing. The overall flavor is that of a typical imported pilsner, but lacks the nasty aftertaste one usually finds. Not terrible, but not the smoothiest brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2965) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Thought this was just one of those stamps you add to your beer passport of exotic countries, but it was pretty decent, rather drinkable. This wasn’t the best of the pilsner style, but I’d certainly not put it in a pale lager category. Pour was pale golden to yellow in color. The head was good initially and laced well. The aroma and flavor were standard for a pilsner with some grass, honey, and light grapes mixed in there. The body was moderate. Overall, not bad, Lebanon!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sigaro64 (1) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2006 does not count
don’t local knock it unless you have tried it. It is the national beer of Lebanon and survived a civil war. it may take some getting used to, but on a hot day at the local beach it meets the need. Try one at the Bunker Bar with friends and a cigar and all is good. Besides beer choices in Beirut are limited and I refuse to drink Corona.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2006
Average pale lager, a little sweeter than most, faint hop character. Not worth premium prices, but cool to add another country to the checklist I suppose.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2006
Typical crummy international lager. They all taste the same, and Almaza is no different. Bit herbal, perhaps.

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