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


on tap


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RATINGS: 82   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
ComradeK (1198) - Sydney, - OCT 19, 2012
500ml can. Pours a clear medium gold, with a small off-white head, which neither lasts nor leaves much lace. There is a sickly sweetness to the aroma, but not much else going on. Hops are next to non-existent, but there is a fairly unpleasant sour flavour up front, giving way to an oily mouthfeel and an off treacley sweetness in the finish. Terrible stuff, with no real redeeming features whatsoever.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vipinvelp (4259) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2017
Clear yellow, white foam head. Barley aroma and taste, alcohol warmth presence. Just another beer. (Velp 201701)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
77ships (9277) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Martinus (4588) - 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 Joesd to it Oirschot. Thanks for sharing, Benzai!)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DutchDrebus (5836) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (15146) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ianwelby (1307) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
PMgep (275) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2015
At a beer tasting. Drinkable and that was it. To strong, no really pleasuring flavours.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
eduardovl (1402) - 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 ]

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
luttonm (5724) - 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 Toms 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nic0 (1) - - AUG 26, 2013 does not count
I have tasted a few 8% beers in the past and most of them have been undrinkable, this on the other hand is very drinkable and doesnt taste like an 8% beer.

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