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

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RATINGS: 494   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Extra Almaza quality since 1933. Almaza Pilsner beer is a product of Lebanon. Brasserie Almaza S.A.L.

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4.4
AlmazaFanatic (1) - san francisco, California, USA - MAR 31, 2008 does not count
Almaza was one of the first alcoholic beverages I’ve ever had, and with it my beer quest began. When you open a bottle of Almaza, an inspiring aroma takes you on a journey through time above the Bekaa Valley and lands you in a Pub in old Beirut. It pours in the glass like a light golden phoenix with a shinny and sparkly body, like one beautiful sunny day spent on the beaches of Tyr and Byblos. Overlooking the seen are the great Mounts of Lebanon standing like eternity with a white crown of fizz. The first sip is totally unique and different from the rest it gives you a heavy yeasty taste in the back of your palate. The first sip is like a passionate kiss from a freedom fighter woman, so good, then leaves with a light bitter flavor that lingers like her memories of the war. After, the rest has a light acidic taste that stimulates all your senses and the more you have the more inspired you become. Since the makers of this beer are also those that made the alphabet, you’ll have a pretty good excuse not remembering it. Cheers!

2.8
SudsMcDuff (8541) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Bottle from the Med Chef near the Space Center.... 11.2 oz bottle ... seems to have a good amount of foam ... bitterness is medium, not as skunky as some euro lagers can be: in between a pilsner/pale lager .... is a very clean beer when served cold, as it warms it loses its appeal... i can see drinking this if I was stuck in Lebanon...

2.8
nick76 (4403) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2008 OK I am going to go against the grain here. Wink Wink. Maybe it was the Greek food I had with this beer but this beer is actually good! The aroma was basic but not skunky in any way; it was just malt and a decent amount of grassy hops. The head was pretty nice. The flavor was malty with a nice hop balance and really quite good. The palate was a tad thin but for the style it was OK. Overall I was quite surprised with this rather generic looking pilsner. I enjoyed it thoroughly.

2.6
pintbypint (3927) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2008
11.20 fl oz green bottle. Gold in colour with a fair sized white creamy head. Light in aroma, some grain and faint grassy hop. Grainy flavour up front, soem sweetness and lingering grassy notes. Body is quite thin, very light carbonation.

1.6
faroeviking (11339) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 11, 2008
Bottle. Golden bit pale colour. Sweet wet grassy and grainy aroma. Grainy grassy flavour. Thanks yespr.

1.7
KimJohansen (10498) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2008
[Tasting @ yespr – Courtesy of yespr] Clear golden with medium white head. Fruity and grassy aroma. Flavor has slight metal and grassy notes.

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yespr (48916) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours pale yellow with a white head. Light fruity note appears out of the grainy notes. Flavour is mild malty, quite grainy too. Dry and slight bitter finish.

1.8
Grovlam (4257) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2008
Bottle.[Tasting session @ yespr, thanks for a great evening Jesper] Small fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Spare lacework. Clear flat looking body with a pale golden colour. Aroma of grass, cardboard, straw and hay. Hint of cookie. Light bodied with a soft carbonation and light dry texture. Light sweet and bitter flavour. Light dry and bitter finish.

1.6
gunnfryd (15493) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2008
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hay.. Flavour is fruit, malt, hay. Thin beer.

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yngwie (17284) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear, slightly pale golden body, and with a white head. Grainy, hayish and a bit fruity nose. The flavor is grainy as well, with a bitterness and fruityness. Thin body. A decent beer, but utterly boring. (071123)


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