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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bartlebier (2365) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 28, 2014
33cl bottle courtesy of tderoeck, nice try to lure me into the vortex of country ticking! bb08/2014. "A truly Lebanese beer that genuinely reflects how we are.", quoth el label, according to the contractor. Sweet Pale malt aromatic nose, slightly sulfurous, leading into a wet cardboard malt taste with a decent, half-integrated hop kick and more cardboard palate. Drinkable, confidently bottom-mediocre, a step up from how Heineken NL reflects how they are I guess.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
eRock_2013 (301) - South Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2014
Pleasantly surprised by this international offering, my expectations were that this was just another bland imitation Heineken, but actually was a decent pale lager. That being said, nothing all that distinctive about this brew, other than it's Lebanese origin. Definitely not a craft brew, probably not in the same league as Lebanon's 961 beers, which i have yet to sample. At any rate, this beer has a nice bronzed golden color with good lacing but not much head. Aroma was there but not interesting. Taste was of slightly earthy pale malt, also a honey sweetness. Well carbonated mouth-feel, finishes clean, although a bit thin at times. Not bad, if you're at a Mediterranean restaurant you might as well give it a try.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
miquelcrush (1631) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 3, 2014
Típica cerveza pilsener, pero falta de aroma y sabor. Eso si, se trata de una cerveza muy refrescante.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
decaturstevo (5340) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Almaza-Yellow pours with creamy white head and lace. Aroma of musty oxidation and old corn. Light semi sweet corn flavor and a flat paper finish. A tad thin and watery. 4-5-5-3

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
AgentAle (922) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
Aroma is sweet roasty malts and some carbonation. Taste is bland graininess is basic bitterness. Gold body that is clear with some sediment. Poorly retained head

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (5575) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle at RBWG after the GT
Clear golden with a small white head and some lacing. Aroma of corn, straw and honey. Flavors of honey and pale malts

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
zach8270 (3724) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2014
(bottle - 330 ml) Cloudy gold pour with little head. Aroma is not a whole lot. Some light corn and sweetness. Flavor is pretty much nonexistent. A light sweetness at the very end.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
deyholla (7482) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle at RBWG 2014, thanks! Pours a clear light yellow with a bubbly white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has an earthy sweet grain note with a touch of skunk underlying. Flavor has sweet grains and skunk with a hint of corn.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MRMedellin (214) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - FEB 13, 2014
A clear golden beer with an unstable head, the aroma has prevalent malt notes like honey and grain, when is tasted the hops are felt at the begin, but at the second try is almost absent. In palate is quite light and watery.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle. Holy cow this is gross. I will drink damn near anything, but this is the limit. Sweet strange hay and poop. Skip it unless you need country credit on here.

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