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Birra Tirana Kuqalashe

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Brewed by Birra Malto
Style: Pale Lager
Tirana, Albania

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 2.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.18   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Premium Pilsner Kuqalashe". Translates as the "Red Beer" version of Tirana Beer.


0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Iznogud (565) - CROATIA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle 330 ml, brought from Albania by a friend. Pours yellow with small white head. Malty and grassy. Barely drinkable lager.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (2705) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle Thnx To Karin . Pours really clear blonde, very small white head . Smell is metallic, malty . Quite average lager scent . Sweetbitter malty taste, that fades into grainyness, rather dry . Actually not to bad at all for a lager !

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nuffield (3657) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Right down the middle of the style in a number of respects, including color, with a slightly more prominent metallic note in the finish. Bottle purchased in Pristina, Kosovo.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Splitenz (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2014
Bought in a kiosk on the Sarandë harbour boardwalk. Translates as Tirana Red if I remember correctly. Only beer I had in Albania that seemed like a slight departure from ordinary pilsner. Bit more malty flavor, don’t know the colour, I drank it straight from the bottle. Not very nice, but passable and not as metalic as Kaon and some of the others.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TBone (12329) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle @Sarande sand bar 11.7.2013
Golden color, clear color, small white head. Light notes of diacetyl in the nose, sweet maltyness. Light-bodied. Buttery notes, sweet malty, hints of bitterness and metal in the finish. Slightly unclean.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2013
Bottled, from Shkodër. Clear pale golden, mid sized head. Fruity corn aroma. Mid sweet with light body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. The most evident flavours are compost heap and boiled vegetables. Low bitterness. Not a good lager, even by Albanian standards.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Gurthnar (1504) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle. Aroma soapy, metallic. Light light malt. Clear yellow colour. Taste is soapy, metallic. Balanced sweet syrup with astringency. Meagre.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Cuso (4206) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle shared by MisoW, many thanks. Pale golden color with medium white head. Unpleasant malty aroma. Malt, cooked vegetable, harsh bitterness.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
MisoW (1048) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours pale golden, white small head. Aroma is malty, corny. Taste is corny, malty, overcarbonated.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
JefVerstraete (1142) - BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2013
Pale blond, bad lager, artificial malty taste. Too sweet, no bitterness or hops.


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