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Casablanca Beer - Brasseries Du Maroc

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BA SCORE
67
poor

132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 2.81
pDev: 19.93%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasseries Du Maroc visit their website
Morocco

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PhantomVodoo on 05-11-2003)
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Reviews by wordemupg:
Photo of wordemupg
3/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle poured into pint glass mar14 2010

A clear golden yellow with a small fast falling head that leaves no lace

S sweet grains and a little candied corn

T some mild hops with a little cereal and some lemon, not too much going on here

M fairly thin with average carbonation, nothing offensive but nothing special

D nothing offensive just a basic plain lager that quenches thirst but doesn't inspire

knock another country of my list, and I could swallow it without issues. I honestly expected less from North African beer so I was pleased with a straight across the board average beer.

wordemupg, Mar 15, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of DaPeculierDane
1.78/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Casablanca looks a lot like Busch with a little yellow food coloring added to it.

Casablanca smells a lot like Busch would smell if you were standing in a corn field.

Casablanca tastes a lot like Busch would taste like if you were to pour your can of Busch into a cup and leave it on your back porch until a skunk walked by and sprayed it.

Casablanca feels a lot like Busch would feel if you added a bit of tarragon to thicken it up just a tad.

Casablanca is pretty darn undrinkable in a way very similar to the way that Busch is pretty darn undrinkable.

All that being said, Casablanca is otherwise an alright beer.

DaPeculierDane, Sep 29, 2005
Photo of merlin48
3.18/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I sampled this on 3/24/04, and mistakenly listed my review under the French version of the same name. Thanks to the Bros. for deleting that review, at my request. I got suckered into buying this by the inviting palm trees on the label, and to see if Morrocan beer was worth drinking. It was much better than expected, but nothing remarkable.
Pours a wimpy, pale yellow color, with an impressive, three finger, white head that quickly drops to a collar with some scant patches.
Aroma is subdued, with some mild grain and a hint of hops.
Mouthfeel is lightbodied, with medium carbonation.
Taste isn't at all bad. Pale malt and mild, citrus hop bitterness are up front. Some fruity flavors are suggested, but are never able to fully emerge. Finish is crisp and dry, but a metallic aftertaste is a distraction.
I could definitely drink a few of these if I ever get stranded in Casablanca, for a few days. This one has a few faults, but is better than the American macros.

merlin48, Apr 03, 2004
Photo of olradetbalder
2/5  rDev -28.8%

olradetbalder, Nov 21, 2014
Photo of Franziskaner
2.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pale golden colored lager with a bit of haziness. A quarter inch thick head is on top. I see plenty of carbonation bubbles inside. Aroma is slightly metallic and not much else. Mouth is a bit salty and thin. Taste is faintly that of bittering hops,and pale malt with a quick and slightly metallic finish.

Franziskaner, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of rastaman
1.95/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

As good a a beer from Morocco could be, and better than most internationl lagers. Strange flavours of rubber and sand (bit salty aswell). Sweet malts to start. Crisp finish, stale hops, not a very good beer in the end, bland and plain crappy, but as i said before, not as bad as some.

rastaman, Oct 03, 2003
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.15/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Served in a strange)
A- This beer has a crystal clear golden yellow body with a big carbonation of tiny bubbles support a creamy off-white head that last and last.
S- This beer has a slight sweetness to the noble hops and pale malt with a fresh raw grain note as it warms up. The aroma is still very light.
T- This beer has a carbonic acid bite that fades into a Noble bitter bite with a sulfury finish. There is a pleasant pale malt note with a slight sweetness that is covered up by the carbonic acid flavor.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a foamy texture and a clean fizzy finish.
D- This beer has a nice flavor to the malt but it is covered by the carbonic acid except for the hop note. The slight sweetness to the sulfury finish has a nice Kolsch quality its just covered up.

rhoadsrage, May 19, 2010
Photo of biboergosum
3/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a crystal clear light golden hue, with a couple fingers of soapy white head, which leaves very scarce lace as it recedes. It smells of musty white grain, and some sharp weediness. The taste is sweet white grain, and sharp, metallic, vegetal hops. The carbonation is moderate, the body on the light side of medium, and a bit cloying, and the finish is dry, with some additional mustiness.

Pretty average for the style, but points for lack of skunkiness.

biboergosum, Sep 20, 2009
Photo of DruC4
2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

DruC4, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of Sammy
2.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Here's to you kid! Could not resist a new country,despite being a pale lager. A little bit of initial soapy foam. Detergent smell in there. Some initial passable taste, but then an astringency that makes it undrinkable. Really funky, drink this only when trapped on all fours in the desert.
Had again 3.5 years later, fresh from Morocco and decent mouthfeel.

Sammy, Apr 15, 2007
Photo of ChristopherWIU-UTPA
2.64/5  rDev -6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I have drank this beer in both the United States (multiple locations) and in Morocco in a variety locations. It seemed weird drinking it inside Morocco, since it is an Islamic nation, but the wiedness fades because Morocco is modern country and most people drink. It pours hazy golden, little carbonation, and a slim head. It has a hints of vegetables, wheat, hops, and sweetness that congregate in the malty taste. It has a light edge, little aftertaste, and finishes neutral.

You can get this beer in many locations in the United States (Illinois, Missouri, and Texas) and everywhere in Morocco.

Morroco May, 2014

ChristopherWIU-UTPA, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of WoodBrew
3.45/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I was able to taste a Casa Beer whilst walking through the Morrocan village of Epcot amusement park at disney. Casa Beer has a nice amber color with white foamy head. There are slight hops on the nose and in the taste. The smell and taste are predominately powered by grain, but it is very smooth and drinkable. Definitly worth a taste.

WoodBrew, Jun 11, 2011
Photo of beerluvr
3.58/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at the Moroccan Pavillion at Epcot, it poured with an average white colored head that settled over deep golden/amber liquid. Some lightly toasty and sweet malt with light hops in the nose. The taste is medium-dry maltiness balanced by some out of place ale-like fruitiness and a pleasant hoppy flavor. Finishes slightly sharp and bitter, very interesting flavors in this beer.

beerluvr, Oct 19, 2003
Photo of RomaniIteDomum
2.5/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I bought this beer because I've never had a beer form an African country, much less one with a majority Muslim population. Also, having been to the country, it will be an interesting cultural experience. The label also said "Casa Beer". Same brewery.

This beer was poured from the bottle into a pint glass. I was especially eager to pour the beer as it was either unfiltered or something was terribly wrong. There was a bit of sediment in the bottle. Is that normal? Once in my glass sans sediment it is actually a decent adjunct in the looks department. Nice head, nice bubble action, average yellow color.

It smelled good at first. Light, sweet, little malt smell. After a few minutes, though, it became less appealing, like a watery Bud Light.

The first sip was nice. Sweet, nice malty flavors, refreshing. After that it went down hill. Watery and a little sour.

Too many bubbles in the mouth. It was fine when it tasted good, but its just scary now.

Back to the change in taste, it would have been pretty damn good before the flavor shift. It could have been quite drinkable. I'm not sure if it was old, not cold enough, or just me, but it just tasted funny after just a few minutes. If only it stayed the way it started. That said, I would try it again if either I found a bottle with no sediment or I was in Morocco again.

RomaniIteDomum, Aug 29, 2009
Photo of jheezee
2.5/5  rDev -11%

jheezee, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of KMcG
2.25/5  rDev -19.9%

KMcG, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of PhantomVodoo
3.63/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Orange hued golden color. White to off-white head.
Aroma of malts and hops.

Crisp and refreshing. Balanced. Fairly clean. Finishes good.

Light to medium body. Good mouthfeel.
Good drinkability.

I found this in the Morocco section at Epcot. I wasn't expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised. A solid, refreshing lager.

PhantomVodoo, May 11, 2003
Photo of UncleFlip
2.98/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Looks a little darker than a big macro, but otherwise seems to have the resemblance. Emotionless loose white head, not very entertaining. Decent lace as the head goes away.

Smells airy and wet, with a little bit of hop. Not impressive,but OK.

Flavour is a bit malty sweet, with just a touch of spice -just a touch, ind you. Not much interesting at all here, really.

The body is a bit thicker than macro, with very little carbonation.

This would be a good lawnmower beer, if you want something with just a slight bit more flavour than the macros.

Be well
-UF

UncleFlip, Jul 18, 2005
Photo of Imbiber
2.95/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From a bottle obtained at Bierkraft, Brooklyn.

Hazy pale gold, energetic head that dissipates into a shallow topping. Slight corny aroma, not much of anything else. Average carbonation. Mildly bitter flavour, not very assertive; a bland beer with little finish. Nothing really to write about.

Ok for quenching thirst before moving up to something better.

Imbiber, Aug 30, 2004
Photo of Gmann
2.78/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours a honey straw color with a wispy white head that settles into a light ring.

The aroma is grainy, light sulfur and a slight honey note. Very macro-esc

The taste is corny sweet with plenty of grain flavor. Big cracker dry flavor. Some grassy bitterness.

The feel is light and crisp with plenty of carbonation. Quite dry on the palate, astringent.

Macro all the way. Quite dry and lifeless.

Gmann, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of elricorico
2.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Dumped it into the glass really quickly, causing a two inch head to form. Lacing left as it falls. The body is a slightly hazed pale yellow gold.

Semi sweet smell of malt and floral hops. Reasonably fresh smelling and a little bit enticing.

Sweetness up front that almost seems a little sugary, then a strongly metallic flavour takes over the finish. Metal taste dominates and lingers.

Mouthfeel is actually pretty reasonable considering the style. Light but not watery, and the carbonation is refreshing, not fizzy.

Finish is a turn off, but otherwise it is palatable.

elricorico, Jan 24, 2008
Photo of hotstuff
3.85/5  rDev +37%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

For once, a Lager that I really enjoyed drinking and rating because of the flavor. When poured into my glass, it had a medium sized white and creamy head with fine-medium sized bubbles. The body had a lot of lively carbonation and it was cloudy. The hue of this beer was yellow-gold and it left a good lacing on the sides of my glass. The nose was lightly malty, hoppy and fruity. The flavor was hops and it was also smooth. The mouthfeel was tingly on my tongue and somewhat thin. The more I drank of this beer, the more I liked it.

hotstuff, Jul 27, 2003
Photo of ChrisCage
2.83/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- My bottle was labeled as "Casa Beer". It pours a very clear light golden color. The head is thick at first but very fizzy and quickly disappears into a ring around the glass. Really no lacing to speak of. The carbonation appears to be plentiful as well.

S- Sweet malts are on the forefrunt, but that's about all it has going for it. It otherwise smells of dried grass/grain, slightly metallic, and kind of bland.

T- Pretty much tastes the way it smells....somewhat metallic flavor, some sweetness from the malts, and grainy. There is some slight grassy/herbal notes as well. Not very complex at all and reminds me of a bland American macro.

M- Carbonation is heavy as anticipated, with lots of zing on the palate. The body is light, which is fine, it's just not anything spectacular. I guess it's refreshing and if it reminds me of anything, it's of grains!

D- I'm trying hard to find something positive about this beer and this is it...it's easy to drink because it's quite bland and well carbonated. I would think this would be a suitable beer brewed from an African country where it's hot all the time, as this would go down easy on summer afternoon! I don't think I'll go out of my way to get this again however.

ChrisCage, Nov 01, 2009
Photo of matjack85
3.28/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Found my first Moroccan beer at the Binny's in Glen Ellyn, IL for $1.99 for a single 330ml brown bottle. My label looks the same as the one in the picture except that mine says Casa Beer instead of the entire word Casablanca.

The beer poured a clear, pale yellow color and made a half finger of white head that quickly settled down to just a thin rim. The rim lasted several minutes and surprisingly it left some spotty lacing down the sides of the glass.

The smell is malt, grain, and grass - nothing special. It's a pretty typical macro lager smell. No whiff of camels or any other skunky smells.

The taste was a bit of a pleasant surprise. Malt, grain, and a touch of honey-like sweetness, but then also a noticeable touch of hop bitterness for balance. It's nothing great, but a lot better than I expected.

It's light bodied but not watery, and the high carbonation keeps it crisp and refreshing.

This is very drinkable stuff. I'd have no problem drinking these at the oasis.

matjack85, Jan 13, 2010
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.3/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet biscuit and bready malt with grassy hops and a slightly stale vegetable component. Flavor is sweet, mild biscuit and a hint of toasted malt, finishing with faint malt and slight hops. There is no evidence of the odd stale part of the the aroma. Medium, surprisingly slightly creamy body. A pleasant slightly sweet malty lager and with more character than most macros and Euro pales. I wouldn't hesitate getting another bottle of this in Morocco or a restaurant.

LiquidAmber, Feb 18, 2013
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Casablanca Beer from Brasseries Du Maroc
67 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.