Brewed by Brasserie Almaza (Heineken)
Style: Pale Lager
Beirut, Lebanon


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RATINGS: 485   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Extra Almaza quality since 1933. Almaza Pilsner beer is a product of Lebanon. Brasserie Almaza S.A.L.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Alengrin (4895) - BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2016
Lebanons national standard lager - almost every country in the world has one - owned by Heineken. Apparently in existence since the thirties. Moussy, snow white, regularly shaped, lightly lacing head gradually thinning and eventually dissolving in the middle but with good edge retention; straw yellow golden colour, cristal clear with lively fizz and tiny, pale dots of dust here and there. Aroma is initially dominated by that horrible, ammonia-like, skunked lightstruck effect but once this fades a bit, some other odours show up, dry and very old breakfast cereals, soggy sugarcorn, fermenting grass, wet paper, damp kitchen cloth, lots of iron especially in the foam (clearly head stabilizer), old cardboard, rubber. Neutral to vaguely grain-sweet onset, soggy corn flavor, fizzy carbo, slick and thin mouthfeel. Some grainy sourishness in the middle too, very metallic feeling as well, some vague grassy hop bitterishness in the end but everything remains very subdued and neutral. Another completely generic, soulless, bland and boring macro pale lager, even scoring a bit below average for the style (for me at least) due to the thin body and overall very neutral profile. But a nice country tick of course, many thanks to Ruben for that!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rarbring (2288) - Linkping, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2016
Overall: Sweet bread, some lemon.
Note: On-tap at Tabbouli. Reviewed 2016-09-08.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
obguthr (6007) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Sweet honey nose. Crystal clear amber, thin head. Cardboard, slight lemony tang. Thin and watery. Weak and oxidized.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Maits (235) - ESTONIA - AUG 24, 2016
Clear golden beer with no head. Aroma is slightly malty, watery and metallic. Taste is light bitter and sweet. Light body. Drinkable lager, but nothing more.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PlutonowyMan (635) - POLAND - AUG 14, 2016
Barwa z?ota, lekko pomara?czowa, klarowny. Piana ogromna, bia?a, w konsystencji kremowa, pozostawia ?adne zdobienia. Zaraz po otwarciu z butelki aromat przynis? ?wie?y chmiel by chwil? p?niej by?o ju? po wszystkim. Pozostala slodowo??, lekka apteka i metaliczno??. Smak:jest odzwierciedleniem aromatu, jest s?odko, miodowo, znw lekka apteka i metaliczno??. Goryczka na finisz, s?aba. Wysycenie wysokie.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mjs (6831) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2016
(Bottle, 0.33 l - BB 09.03.17, from a fast food stall at Tallinn harbour, 20160722) The beer poured pale golden and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had sweetness and metal. Palate was light bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, metal and low bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet. A weak pale lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ktwse (4297) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2016
Pours clear golden with low white head. Aroma of bread, malt, light citrus, somewhat metallic. Taste is sweet, malty, with light fruitiness. Body is light and smooth with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ccex (1240) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2016
11.2 oz bottle at Alhambra Palace in Chicago. Pours a clear pale golden color with fizzy white head that vanishes quickly. Aroma is skunky, with some corn, apples, and bread. Taste is sweet without much of any hops presence. Body is light with lively carbonation. Easy to drink, but not memorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hopverdju (958) - BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2016
Helder blond bier met wit schuim. Geur: moutzoetig, licht hoppig. Smaak: moutzoetig, ietwat bitter en wat groenten. Medium koolzuurprikkel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
suurjuust (3228) - ESTONIA - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle shared by Mart. Clear pale golden, small fizzy white head. Nose is perfume, watery, weird sweet notes. Flavor is fairly standard macro fare, some malt and industrial notes, paper. Hop extract in the finish and more cardboard. Fizzy mouthfeel.

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