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First Lomax
Brewed at ZEOS Brewing Company

Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Fira Santorini, Greece

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Santorini Black Wheat Lager (with honey and citron).

We condition the water for the beer with our proprietary Santorini basalt "Lava rock filter" and then blend the beer with flavourful ingredients of exotic hops, fragrant Santorini honey and Citrus Medica-a rare fruit brought to Greece from Persia by the army of Alexander the Great.

For each 1€ of profit, Volkan will help reduce the Greek National debt by 50 eurocent.

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2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AlexGR (167) - - FEB 4, 2013
Dark brown color with brown head. Malty bittersweet taste. Citrus and honey.


3.3
agent_persik (767) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 15, 2017
Dark brown color, small beige head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, dark fruits, hint of ash, citrus. Sweet lightly dry taste, light bitterness in finish and aftertaste. Thin to medium body and average carbonation. Fine dark lager.

3
pumpmaster (1430) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2017
330ml bottle at the Ilios Cafe in Santorini Old Port for 5.00euro Very good.

3.1
Alengrin (5629) - BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2017
Bottle shared by Goedele, thanks dear! One of several beers from this brewery on the famous volcanic island of Santorini - the few craft breweries of which are at the forefront of the new (still very modest but fastly growing) Greek beer movement. Apparently a dark lager, so a 'generalization' of the original M�nchener Dunkel in a sense, flavoured with local honey and citron, the latter being an essential oil made from a specific, thick-skinned kind of citrus fruit. Thick, papery lacing, off-white, medium thick head, clear and translucent dark caramel-bronze robe. Aroma of hard butterscotch candy, coffee beans, burnt toast, some vague honey indeed, soggy breakfast cereals, something ethereal not unlike black tea or dried flowers (probably representing the citron - but I do not get a lot of citrus notes, and I'm in doubt as to whether this is a good thing in this case or not), muesli, damp kitchen towel, peanuts. Fairly neutral, very obviously lager-like onset, sweetish graininess with a dry cookie-like character to it, the sweetness probably related to the added honey; medium carbo, smooth and rather thinnish, slick and soapy mouthfeel. Caramelly, almost vaguely treacle-like sweetness lingers but gets accompanied by a softly and subtly bittering coffeeish touch in the end, but it is the underlying cereally and sweetish graininess that remains - as in a standard pale lager, which probably served as the basis of this beer. Pale lager made interesting with darkening agents (syrup?) and notes of citron and honey indeed, maybe this kind of 'pimping' would have worked out better in a top-fermented beer?

2.8
Sigmund (7825) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2017
330 ml bottle, thanks to Holmen1. ABV is 5%. Dark mahogany colour, huge beige head. Aroma of lightly roasted malts, dust and ashes, notes of burnt breadcrumbs. Dry flavour of roast malts and burnt breadcrumbs, no wheaty character, only a hint of honey, can't detect the citrus medica.

2.2
tomer (3710) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 21, 2017
Share at a tasting, clear quite dark brown color with orange hues, small creamy head, mineral and dark bread aroma with a hint of honey, flavor of honey, cardboard and stale grains. Feels old and not too good.

3.1
Cunningham (8279) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2017
Quite dark color with a fine tan head. Ok intensity in the aroma. Could feel the volcano. Medium body and a fine carbonation level. Balanced sweetness. Unusual flavor. Felt like some volcano ash had entered this beer. Also some dark malt, fruity and toffee.
[Bottle Gry brought with her from Crete, Greece]

3.5
lokis333 (563) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - JUL 15, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2017 Dark brown colour with small off white foam. Aromas of smooth cocoa, chocolate, coal with milky notes and touch of light coffee. Palate, light-ish body with thin texture leaving very watery finish. Taste, Sweet of cocoa, dark malts and with a light touch of coffee beans. Rather nice light refreshing dark lager and interesting to try.

3.1
Rune (13372) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2017
330ml bottle at Black Lothus. Clear dark brown body, beige head some of it remaining throughout. Spotty lacing. Roasted brown malty nose. Honeyed brow malty nose, hints of nuts and bred. Rounded roasted malty ending, mid-sweet. Pretty alright. (Rethymnon 10.06.2017).

3.5
kerenmk (5038) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 29, 2017
Bottle shared at a tasting at Lior D’s place. Bought at Beer Shop Greece, Athens, February 2017. Clear dark brown with a thick head. Very roasty aroma, a little floral with notes of orange peel. Roasty, malty and bitter taste with some ash. Medium body, long, roasty finish, some coffee, quite fizzy.

2.9
gramity (1678) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 11, 2017
Not exactly a dunkel but still quite nice, especially for Greece. Promised honey and citrus are extremely subtle but a nice roastiness permeates.


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