Brewed by Athenian Brewery (Heineken)
Style: Pale Lager
Athens, Greece


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RATINGS: 392   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
ΑΛΦΑ ΖΥθΟΣ. Traditional Greek. 100% Greek barley.

Alfa Hellenic Beer is a lager beer, with 5% alcohol content with it’s authentic Greek name and origin, that make it more familiar to Greeks and non-Greeks around the world. It is refreshing, easy to drink and brings to ones memory the authentic taste of Greece!

Alfa’s unique light gold color and rich foam is the ultimate pleasure-maker. It is made of high quality natural ingredients (water, barley malt, hops and yeast) and its packaging is distinctive, with the bottle being a more modern version of the original Alfa bottle.

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Hermod (8220) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2011
33cl can brought back from Crete. Poured clear golden with a normal size white head. Malty, grassy aroma. Sweet malty, slightly fruity flavor. Low bitterness.

jolo (1003) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 23, 2011
Bottle 50cl. A clear light golden colour with a high, creamy,, white head. An aroma of malt, grass and fruit. The taste is medium sweet and light bitter. A medium to thin body, oily to watery texture, soft carbonation and a light bitter finish.

mansquito (6797) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2011
A can from my ex-girlfriend: Pours a golden color with a quickly dissipating head. The aroma has a whiff of hops, but nothing really offensive. Taste is pretty bland. Tiny bit of grain and hops. Aftertaste has a slight sweetness. This is by no means horrible, but really nothing out of the ordinary. I think most of the people complaining about it got skunked bottles.

Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Pours gold with a thick white head. That is the best thing about this beer because it tastes and smells like a putrid mess. The worst Greek beer I have ever tasted and one of the worst beers I have ever tasted.

italianjohn (3225) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Clear straw yellow pour thin white head .... aroma is totally funked and corny, sweet malts .... taste is corn and sweet malts typical crap lager .... tastes better than it smells ... lawnmower beer if that

Psytron (2446) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2011
Very pale, next to no head. No recognisable smell. Slightly malty, very watery. A faint aroma of apples. Lack of taste. Bleh.

eyes_wide_shut (107) - Haifa, ISRAEL - AUG 19, 2011
At a tasting in Shachar’s house, thanks Shachar, bottle, clear, pours light gold with a very smallish white head, gently sparkling, corn and hay aroma, sweet taste, light body, flows, and overall a simple and boring beer.

Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2011
Single bottle purchased from Co-op Wine & Spirits in Calgary, AB during July 2011. Called "Alfa Beer". Colour is simple yellow with low lacing white head. Nose: Basic and simple barley, yeast and minimal hop. Some spring garden herbs. Very much a mediterrainian or baltic lager smell. Taste: Medium-light sweet, light bitter, light sour. Simple maltose dominant taste. Very standard and average stuff.

Spab (4003) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2011
330 ml (green) bottle from Premier Wine and Spirits (Halifax). Pours a clear lightish golden colour with small white head. Light grainy malt in the aroma with a whiff of grass. Taste is slightly sour grains and a light grassy finish. Meh.

Strangebrewer (1334) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2011
bottle. Poured clear amber with a thin white head. Sweet grainy slightly hoppy aroma. Mid carbonation and feel. Light bready malt flavour with some bitterness in the finish. A nice standard lager.

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