Brewed by Birra Malto
Style: Pale Lager
Tirana, Albania


on tap


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 1.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.05   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
"Premium Pilsner Kuqalashe". Translates as the "Red Beer" version of Tirana Beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Cuso (6099) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
MisoW (2322) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours pale golden, white small head. Aroma is malty, corny. Taste is corny, malty, overcarbonated.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
JefVerstraete (2143) - Ghent, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2013
Pale blond, bad lager, artificial malty taste. Too sweet, no bitterness or hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (5845) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle at some bar in Tirana. A medium bitter pils with a little malt in the palate. Quite refreshing and no strange flavours in the finish. Probably the best pils I have had in Albania.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ogivlado (6428) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 19, 2012
Bottled 330ml. -Courtesy of heavy, shared with him and Marko. Supposed to be red but it’s bright yellow coloured with small white head and wet cornflakes nose. Wet cornflakes and something similar to boiled vegetables in the taste with rather dry watery finish. Not good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Marko (4328) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 17, 2012
Thanks to heavy’s parents if I remember correctly. Shared with him and ogivlado. Calls itself "red", but pours a light golden body with a tiny white head. But this is Albania, home of "lägers", dark pilseners and whatnot, nothing too strange there. Anyway, The nose is very light and grainy, with extremely light notes of something I can’t read from my notes. Sweetish creamy taste that somehow manages to end salty. Ordinary crappy lager that manages to be watery, which doesn’t help it at all. Meh.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
heavy (2270) - Split, CROATIA - NOV 11, 2012
0.33 l bottle my parents brought from Albania and I forgot about it. Marko didn’t luckily. It poured pale golden body with medium sized head. Slightly sour corn and barley aroma. Not really good. Flavor was also a bit sourish, also sweetish floral malty. Thinner in body with short watery finish. A crappy beer, nothing good in here.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Oakes (13600) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
Straw colour. No head. The aroma is a bit appley. Taste is diacetyl and acetaldehyde...now that is a winning combination.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 6, 2012
The head is ok, it smells mild barley. The taste is a bit soft, then malty. In the aftertaste it is a bit fruity. It´s ok. The brewery makes commercials with HACCP on the label! 10/9/8/9/11/9

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Bottle in Shkoder. Gold and lame head. Aroma is sour, and the flavors are worse with terrible array of sourness from green apples to soured milk. Awful and too highly carbonated to gulp the pain away.

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