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 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cimbasso (558) - - OCT 21, 2014
Sampled in a 33cl bottle at Beirut Street Food, an outdoor restaurant in the trendy district of Shoreditch High Street, Londob. A pale lager. Perfectly pleasant, but not much to distinguish this from many similar brews. Maize is used in the brewing, which might contribute to the blandness of this beer. Not much bitterness, but no unpleasant tastes either. Quite acceptable as a hot climate beer to drink with spicy food.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Arek (774) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle 0,33 l, Beirut Lounge, Bournemouth, England, UK. Jasnozłote piwo o cienkiej pianie i świeżym aromacie. W smaku lekko wodniste, orzeźwiające z łagodną goryczką na finiszu.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
eduardovl (1192) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 330ml bottle served in a tulip glass. A: Pours a clear pale yellow color forming a small and very aired white head. Low retention and practically no lacings formed or left in the glass. S: Sweet malts and corn, basically. Light notes of grassy hops in the end. T: Sweet pale malts in upfront. Strong notes of corn. Very light hops bitterness can be felt. M: Light body and medium to low carbonation. Adjunct malts in the aftertaste. O: Low drinkability. Very poor. To be avoided. [ BA Review @ 3/5/2010 ]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maxbier (760) - Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Blind tasted. Medium golden with thin white head. Aroma of apple cider vinegar and sugar. Hint of citrus. Light caramel malt, medium carbonation. Nutty bready finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
The_Osprey (4893) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottled Aug 2014, at Yalla Yalla Soho. Dark yellow, clear, slightly sparkling, no head at all. Aroma has cheap aftershave, syrupy malt. Body is medium, low carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is thin, watery, generic lager, vaguely tangy, light metallic. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Darkmagus82 (2130) - - SEP 21, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-25-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a light straw color with a big billowy white head of about 3 fingers. Rather rapidly the head fades leaving only a very light level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is a mix of some light grain and a lot of skunkiness. Along with these aromas are some light notes of a grassy nature and a bit of bread. Taste – The taste is very light and crisp with some flavors of a light breadiness and some grain as well as well as a more corny taste. As the flavor advances beyond the start, a light grassy and somewhat floral hop taste come to the tongue. These mix of flavors take the taste to its end leaving a light crisp taste on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is very light with a carbonation level that is rather average. Both are rather nice for the very light flavors of the brew and suit the lower abv and crisper feel of the beer rather well. Overall – Very light and easy drinking, but nothing special. Just OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamesie1857 (1780) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2014
330ml bottle at Lebanese Restaurant, Walkley - Not going to criticize this, it was the accompaniment to a superb meal. Yellow, fizzy, standard. No better or worse than any other in this sector.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
berkshirejohn (5522) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
12oz bottle from an Indian store in Rochester, NY - a new country for rating #4500! A deep straw colour with a billowing white head; corn syrup aroma; soft corn syrup taste; with no discernable hops. Drinkable, but nothing more.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
wedgie9 (2544) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Tasted on 2/8/14 from a bottle at the late night tasting after the RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours clear yellow with an average white head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is skunky corn malt. The flavor has some skunky, corny sweetness, the same. The body is light with lively, fizzy carbonation, and a short, skunky finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Camons (8742) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle @ Home. Pours light golden with a white head. Aroma of light malt, grain, cardboard. Flavor is grain, corn, sweet, cardboard. Thin watery body, lively carbonation. 220714

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