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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheBeerGod (5408) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2005
Bottle at the Brickskeller on 11-13-05. Starw yellow. SMall fizzt white head. Nose is buttery and metallic. Light sweetness in there as well. Taste is grainy and buttery with light hints of hops. Slightly bitter at certain points. Body is light and a moderate carbonation feel. Finishes with light grassy notes, and sweet malts. Not too bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shadey (1952) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Bottle at the Lebanese Taverna. Fizzy golden color with a smooth white soapy head that lingered till the end. Aroma is slightly malty and sweet. Flavor is sweet and clean, but with nothing refreshing. Not too bad for what it is.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2005
Bottle at the Lebanese Taverna. I thought this beer was a bit sweet, but overall pretty decent. Straw colored body with white head. Slightly malty, a bit watered down.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jde123 (765) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 2, 2005
Pours clear and frothy, not really a pilsener, really quite bland. Although I bought this with a lamb and rice dish at a local lebanese restaurant, so it provided a nice compliment to the extremely flavorful food. Alone, it is not so great, and thus gets a lower score. Overall, very smooth, yet fizzy and bland.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
thedm (4997) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 23, 2005
This bottled brew poured a medium sized head of white colored frothy mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a transparent carbonated light yellow orange colored body and a good lacing. The aroma was astringent with a strong dirty sock note. The mouth feel was crisp and smooth with a mild hop content that mellowed in its finish. The flavor was a simple malt hop one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RichardGretton (4344) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2005
Bottled. Golden beer with a very sweet and sugary aroma and a weekly mild flavour with a little dryness. Overall a typical beer of the type.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
hotstuff (4353) - Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2005
Bottle. Small white head that mostly diminished, fine-small sized bubbles, sparse lacing, transparent, carbonated, and a yellow golden hue. Malty, skunky aroma. Flavor was malty, dry and bland and boring. Mouthfeel was tingly and dry. Light body.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
3fourths (8344) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2005
Clear yellow color, typical lager appearance. Smells a little bit like make-up: chalky, chemical and plastic-like, with some very putrid fuesal notes. Fizzy weak texture, falls completely transparent and empty on the back of the tongue. Flavors are weak chalky medicine more make-up. But again, very light, almost flavorless. Iíll probably never visit Lebanon in my life, so itís at least a little fun to have a beer from them, even if it is this poor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (21383) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2005
Bottled. Greenish golden colour, small bubbly head. Caramellish malty nose. Sweet caramellish malty flavour with hayish hints. Sweetish aftertaste with hoppy hints.

   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.

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