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


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RATINGS: 425   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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Bottle at a reception in Geneva - I was surprised to find a Lebanese beer there. Poured clear brownish golden with a small head. Faint, malty aroma with hints of floral hops - not much here. Non-descript lager flavor, light malt sweetness, some floral and citrus hoppiness. Light body with nice crisp carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TBone (12548) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2005
Bottled (BB 05/2004)
A "bit" aged bottle :) Golden color, small creamy head. Fruity, a bit of apple juice in the nose. Sweetish fruity, malty flavor, even slightly sugary. Soft palate. When I lived in Lebanon, it was said that recipe came from Amstel.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
JonMoore (1861) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2005
Bottle. Golden colour with a slim white head. Weak, sweet malty aroma. Doesn’t really taste of much, watery, with a suggestion of something crap in there somewhere. This trying beers just to add to the number of countries tried, is a path best avoided, it is frought with menace and is only generating another list of countries I shan’t be paying a visit to.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 28, 2005
faint malty sweet aroma. Pours a pale yellow, thin white head. I continue to add more countries to my list by not drinking any quality. Another piss poor lager. Watery and grassy with a pronounced sour finish. Blech.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Sigmund (5120) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2005
280 ml green bottle, a gift from chris_o, to add another "beer country" to my list. ABV was 4.1%. Thanks, Chris! Don’t expect me to search all over Lebanon for their "great" beers in the future, though. The whiff of fresh skunkiness when opening the bottle is actually the best thing with this beer. Pale golden colour, fizzy, low head that disappears rapidly, little lacing. In the glass the aroma is sickly, soap and rotting vegetables. The flavour (as far as there is any) is grainy and utterly forgettable. Soapy aftertaste. This beer might save your life if you happen to be stuck in the Lebanon heat, anywhere else it’s just a bad joke.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
caesar (5131) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2005
We continued our struggle at the Dutch Ratebeer meeting. Again a bad, bad pale lager. Skunky, bit sour acid, grainy. Taste is very bad. Definite drain pour.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2005
Bottled. Very grainy aroma. Pale golden, white head, few lace. Tastes like watery grainy apple juice. Yuck.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jerohen (1997) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2005
Dutch Ratebeer meeting. What other way to start a Ratebeer meeting than with a crappy pilsener :-). Clear dark golden coloured, dying head. Cheap grainy flavour, but that’s not the worst: this beer smells like a cesspool.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
bierkoning (10210) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2005
Apple and grain aroma and flavor. Hops?, Where are the hops? It’s just sticky!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
skortila (4516) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2005
Grainy, sweet aroma with some apple in it. Pale yellow-golden coloured with a thin, white head. Taste is grainy (bit weird grainy), very much too sweet, a bit malty. Watery body.

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