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Brewed by 961 Beer - Gravity Brewing
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Mazraat Yachoua, Lebanon

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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
10’000 years in the making, the LPA marks the return home for beer. From the land where beer and human civilisation were born, comes a new brew that is a marriage between Western brewing tradition, Eastern complexities, and a sublime expression of the Lebanese Renaissance. It was inspired straight from the Lebanese spice markets. For decades there has been little choice in the diversity of Lebanese beers. This beer provides an alternative for the Lebanese population, with ingredients such as za’atar, sumac, mint, sage, anise, and chamomile. The use of such herbs and spices makes this distinctive craft brew truly Lebanese.

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle. Brewed 01/02/12, best before 31/01/13, consumed 05/02/13 - so not as fresh as it could be, but no glaring signs of age or degradation. It also has an LCBO label indicating that it’s 11.1% despite the fact that the brewery quotes it as 6.3%, so I don’t really know what’s going on there. Whatever the case - it pours a nice honey-copper colour with a small white head. Aroma is... odd. Someone in an earlier review says it reminds them of "Lebanese bread", and I can see where that comes from - with the malt base and the za’atar and other spices, there’s a definite similarity to the aroma that wafts out of the manakish (Lebanese pizza) restaurant near my office. In the flavour, there’s a bit more fruitiness, and the spices take on a more herbal tea quality, with a moderately astringent finish. Really interesting stuff - I’m not quite sure that I LIKED it, but I’m glad I tried it.


3.9
sccp1910 (251) - BRAZIL - JUN 17, 2017
Aroma citrico e marcante. Cor amarelada turva. Sabor seco, adistrigente e refrescante.

2.5
Leini (2054) - SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2017
330ml bottle, purchased from SAS. Clear bright copper body with a low white head. Aromas of ginger, cinnamon, coriander and some sweet fruits. Flavor is a bit similar, but with a more distinct bitterness and more herbal/tea flavor punching through. Perhaps this would complement the Libanese cuisine perfectly, but on it’s own the herbs and spices just takes over everything imo.

2.9
ANZUShophunter (446) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle from Fifth Element, Southbank. A grassy aroma with anise and other spices coming through. This beer has a lot going on and the pale ale style is just a blank canvas for the experience.

3
altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Bottle in Lebanese restaurant in NYC. Golden body with slight head. Nose spicy and floral. Taste malty with spices and caramel notes. Pretty good.

3.6
thedm (6178) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2016
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a semi-transparent light orange brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The mild aroma was musty. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a mild hoppy aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of mild rye mild spice breads and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

3.4
adamnase (681) - Kronoby, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle @Tabbouli, Stockholm. Wow! here is much going on! lots of spices, ta´kes me to Another country right away. Aroma: floral hops, hay, herbs, black tea?. Appearance: clear dark golf/amber, medium frothy white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: intense floral hops, bitters continue, not getting too strong, some spices and herbs. Interesting and far better than expected.

2.8
blackflag321 (689) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Poured amber-gold in pint glass. Spicy aroma and very spicy taste. Too spicy for me, but I was forewarned by the deScription. I agree with the reviewers who suggested food with this beer. I would have enjoyed it more than I did.

3
hirigalzkar (3158) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle. Semi dark maltiness. Heavy spiciness. Slightly sweet. Slightly smoked. Good with food.

3
Nische (2228) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2015
Bottle at Tabbouli. Clear golden with white head. Spicy aroma with herbs and grain overpowering. Same in taste, very herbal and spicy with some fresh citrus behind it. Very original, but a little bit too much. Paired quite well with the food though.

1.8
Pyrmir (6088) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2015
330 ml bottle at Meza. Deep golden with white head. Aroma is very herby, thyme, sage and almost nothing else. Taste is similar, very unbalanced.


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