Brewed by Birra Malto
Style: Pale Lager
Tirana, Albania


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
"Premium Pilsner Kuqalashe". Translates as the "Red Beer" version of Tirana Beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TBone (14899) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
omhper (22306) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Gurthnar (4076) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Cuso (6851) - 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 (2622) - 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 (2428) - Oosterzele, 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 (6500) - 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 (6815) - 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 (4540) - 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 (2349) - 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.

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