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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rayshark112 (1) - USA - JUN 13, 2007 does not count
I just read all of these blogs and to say anything negative about this beer is just wrong. Now if one is used to the heavy German or Irish tasting beers, one may say that Almaza is carbonated water, but if one is used to the regular crap beer from the US, one cannot deny that this is edible gold. The appearance is just like any beer, and if poured incorrectly will leave some undesirable head at the top of your glass. It flavor leaves one asking for, and for a pilsner, its unique, yet no after taste, but satisfying. It is malty in flavor with a grassy hint in the mix. If you need to grap for another drink to wash it down then you need to drink your own urine in my opinion. This beer is made by a very picky people, the Lebanese, but I would hardly think that an American from Bridgeville, Penn would understand that. Enjoy your Yuengling sir. All in all, itt is a great beer with a tendency to be light in alcohol but not flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AlmazaFanatic (1) - san francisco, California, USA - MAR 31, 2008 does not count
Almaza was one of the first alcoholic beverages Ive 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, youll have a pretty good excuse not remembering it. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2008
Courtesy of my lebanese friend Joe Hanna- bottle- refreshing and had a lot more body than I was expecting. More hop presence than typical macro lager. Definitely a Heineken feel, but better...Probably because its Lebanese. Normally I wouldn’t rate a beer like this so highly. However, this "Lebanese Gun Powder" hits the spot on a warm sunny night. A fine beer to accompany food. Might I recommend spicy chicken ka-bobs or humus with red pepper pita crisps.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sigaro64 (1) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2006 does not count
dont local knock it unless you have tried it. It is the national beer of Lebanon and survived a civil war. it may take some getting used to, but on a hot day at the local beach it meets the need. Try one at the Bunker Bar with friends and a cigar and all is good. Besides beer choices in Beirut are limited and I refuse to drink Corona.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TrikenBier111 (1) - Middleburgh Heights, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2006 does not count
A heiniken like consistency but a little sweeter...one of my favorite pilsners, kind of surprised by the rating. This beer is meant to be drank at room temperature and if you didnt drink it that way maybe give it another try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (12002) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
11.2 oz green bottle. Good looking packaging, if only e bottle was brown. Pours a deep gold with a white, fizzy, fast-dissipating head. I dont get any skunk in the smell, it all depends on how much light it gets, this one was way in the back on the bottom shelf of the store in a store void of windows. It is mostly rainy sweet with an herbal hop kiss. It has an interesting flavor, that Lebanese water is some interesting stuff. It has some robust grain flavors, a nice spiciness form more than just the hops, sourdough pretzel mineral water, and a bit of paper. It has a very unique flavor that reminds me of the food from its area, im sure it would go good with middle-eastern food. The mouthfeel is a bit too dry for the style, reminding one of an even-dryer Heineken. It is okay, not really a pilsener and i didnt really rate it to the German Pils style, but a solid light Euro-styled lager. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-08-2010 21:49:18

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 17, 2011
12oz bottle

I can say, without any hesitation or without doubt, that this is THE greatest beer Ive ever had.....from Lebanon. Actually, suprisingly good as a matter of fact. Perhaps it was the mood I was in, or just the fact the sky was bluy and the clouds were puffy and white...but it went down really nicely.

Beer pours out a golden yellow body, nice conditioning with tight bubbles floating up to meet a fluffy white head. Aroma has some light hints of hay, apple juice and honey but thankfully void of skunk or boiled veggies or any other off aromas. Flavor has some grainy/dusty notes, lightly floral flavor with a really suprising dry finish. Body was medium carbonated, with a medium vibrant finish. A rare gem from Lebanon!!!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gruberm (329) - - AUG 1, 2013
a surprising pilsner with a nice creamy palate. from a bottle while in Kurdistan. No bite or astringancy. pale color and not only over complex pilsner, which is perfectly fine

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (3035) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Thought this was just one of those stamps you add to your beer passport of exotic countries, but it was pretty decent, rather drinkable. This wasnt the best of the pilsner style, but Id certainly not put it in a pale lager category. Pour was pale golden to yellow in color. The head was good initially and laced well. The aroma and flavor were standard for a pilsner with some grass, honey, and light grapes mixed in there. The body was moderate. Overall, not bad, Lebanon!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2011
bottle pours pale gold with a rocky medium white head, considerable lacing as well. Aroma is soured malts, grainy, crackers and skunky hops. Flavor is thin but not bad at all. Refreshing grassy and hay notes with earthen hops rounding it out.

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