Brewed by Al Ahram (Heineken)
Style: Malt Liquor
Giza, Egypt


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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Meister Beer with a high alcohol level 8% yet with dry light taste-strong and refreshing

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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 1, 2006
Meister Max has a LOT of alcohol flavor - sort of like drinking a shot of vodka. At 8%, I didn’t expect much other than rubbing alcohol, and that’s what I got. My suggestion to Al Ahram Brewing is to mask the alcohol with more malt and sweetness so the beer is more palatable. There’s room for improvement.

As an aside, I laughed when I saw the bottle read "serve cold". Indeed. The thinness and wateriness combined with the brutal 8% abv makes for a dangerous payload.

tommann (4117) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours bright gold with no head. Aroma is sweet icing sugar, corn and straw. Taste has corn to start and a syrupy, rubbery alcohol finish.

vipinvelp (4632) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2017
Clear yellow, white foam head. Barley aroma and taste, alcohol warmth presence. Just another beer. (Velp 201701)

77ships (11737) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2015
Thanks! to Benzai. 330 ml. green bottle sampled @ ZZT XIII. Pale golden, completely clear & zero head. Nose is hugely metallic with skunk, mineral, pretty awful. Taste is awful skunk, corn, nasty sweetish, caramel, metallic skunk mixed with this weird sweetness. The whole is thin on top as well. Nope, not good at all. Really poor.

Martinus (4786) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2015
Cristal clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of malts and adjunct. Dito flavour. Malty finish.
(from 33cL bottle @ ZZT XII, ’Getting Joes’d to it’ Oirschot. Thanks for sharing, Benzai!)

DutchDrebus (6399) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle @ ZZT12. Very palw clwar yellow with a small white head. Smells pepernoot, cinnamon, sweet, malts. Tastes sweet, malts, raisins. Medium body, soft carbo.

Benzai (17005) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle @ ZZT XII. Clear golden color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, a bit grainy, decently bitter. Actually quite decent haha. Total surprise. Average body and carbonation.

ianwelby (1615) - SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2015 Pretty standard stuff aside from being stronger than it tastes. There is a bit of a sweet malt to it which is nice though sadly it?s somewhat set back by a bit of a metallic edge. As canned lagers go though it?s alright and you could pace yourself on it. EDIT: just had it chilled and it dulls the sweet, sickly edge and improves it quite a lot.

PMgep (298) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2015
At a beer tasting. Drinkable and that was it. To strong, no really pleasuring flavours.

eduardovl (1497) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 500ml can served in an ordinary glass. As far as I can remember, my first Egyptian beer. A: Pours a clear golden yellow color forming a medium white and bubbled head that dissipates quickly but not totally leaving few lacings only S: Strong sweet malts and alcohol. Artificial and somehow plastic. Candy and a touch of citrus hops. Bready lager yeast profile T: Sweet and booze. Strong notes of sweet malts, caramel malts, candy. Some artificial plastic notes can be also felt in the mouth. End is light bitter. Hops profile is citrus Heineken-like M: Heavy, sweet and molasses body. Strong carbonation. Bittersweet aftertaste O: Low drinkability. Terrible Lager [ BA Review @ 10/14/2013 ]

luttonm (7144) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2013
.33 can from Giza brought back to Belgrade by BalkanMac. Great one to try, though it is certainly a high-test malt liquor. Hard writing a review while listening to Tom Brosseau .. the distinct lack of poetry of the beer and Tom’s lyrics class while trying to make sense of both. Clear agressive malts, spritzer and sweet. Backbone is all sweet sparkling malt, not rudder correction for hops or flavor here. Just getting the job (of 8% lager in a alcohol-intoleranant country done in a reasonably flavorful manner will do. not a horrible beer.

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