AWS9 (703) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2017 jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Ramy at my house. Pours amber red with an off white head. Nose/taste of dried red fruits, malt and slight hints of pine. Soft mild bitterness. Lighter side of medium body.
Bottle. Has a smoky hops combo that just doesn’t seem to mix right. Some brown sugar, caramel, with a slightly sticky, acidic finish. Not terrible, but found it pretty disappointing. daenelyn (89) - - JUL 8, 2017
Robe ambrée sans mousse. Nez caramel. Bouche caramel. Gout peu marquée qui ne reste pas. Moyenne. loscovar (259) - Villeneuvette, FRANCE - JUL 3, 2017
Bottle in Jbail, Lebanon. After 3 weeks of almaza (macro lager) i was so happy so find this! Thank you guys! Emperor62 (11) - FRANCE - JUN 9, 2017
Peu d’arôme, n’aimant pas beaucoup les Red Ale j’ai eu du mal à la boire, elle est certainement bonne dans son style, mais c’est sans moi. Gangstergafje (1142) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
03-06-2017; bottle; at home (bought at Saveur Bière, as part of their May discovery box).
The looks of the beer are very nice. It is exactly as the name does expect. The colour of the beer is a beautiful reddish amber. The beer is crystal clear and forms a nice rough layer of white foam. The foam collapses rather quickly, leaving a vary thin drape. Very nice, and lovely that the looks are 100% what you expect.
The smell of the beer is nice. The smell is quite full. There is a clear, but plain malt aroma at first. This gives the beer a nice and firm base. On top there is a lovely spicy and bitter hop note, with a tiny amount of nuttiness to it. I like this hop aroma. It is a nice kick to the firm malt base. The two combine lovely.
The taste of the beer is the same as the taste. There is a lovely malty base, toped by some amazing hops. There are some bitter spicy touches, rich and refreshing fruits, which tend to give some acidic touches to the flavour. The hop bouquet is nice, and divers, even though it is only Amarillo. I like the use of hops. There is again that tiny nutty touch. Flavour is well balanced.
The palate of the beer is good, but not very special. Medium body, but rather full for this type, smooth and high carbonation. The finish is nice, full and contains some nice spicy hops and nice malts. Especially the hops are clear here. All in all, a very nice beer. First beer from Lebanon ever. I hope to drink one there someday. I’m not disappointed.
budedou (977) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - MAY 30, 2017
Amber colour, small off-white head. aroma is spruce, freshly cut wood and some mild metallic edge to it. Flavour is rather metallic along with grass and some sweet malts. Sircatis (289) - FRANCE - MAY 16, 2017
Découverte dans la Saveur Box. Bière ambrée limpide avec mousse qui disparaît rapidement. Nez quasi inexistant. Léger goût de caramel. Très aqueuse. Rien d’extraordinaire. matzou (188) - SPAIN - MAY 14, 2017
Ok beer but lack of hopiness and the yeast choice is strange and clashing a bit with the malt backbone eRock_2013 (469) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2017
This brewery has been one my wanted list for a while, excited to find it available at the Columbia World Beer Festival 2017! From a fresh imported bottle, this pours a red-amber color with an aroma of refreshingly light grassy hops and caramel malt. Flavor has a truly unique and interesting combination of grassy hops and caramel malt, distinctive for a red ale, which in my experience has more earthy than grassy hop flavors. A bit of fruitiness also in keeping with a more traditional english rendition of the style. Light-bodied with a clean finish, I imagine this would complement well a hot Levantine summer day. Quite enjoyable overall and a testament to the universal appreciation of quality beer worldwide! rarbring (2294) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2016
Overall: Fruity, red berries, some dry grass.
Note: On-tap at Tabbouli. Reviewed 2016-09-08.