Casablanca Beer - Brasseries Du Maroc
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2.75/5 rDev -2.5%
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.
04-15-2007 02:01:24 | More by Sammy
2.76/5 rDev -2.1%
A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation along with some particulates near the bottom of the glass. It poured with a short white head that quickly dissipated, leaving only a patch of bubbles on the surface.
S: Light aromas of apples are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors and bits of sweetness. Hints of grainy malts are also noticeable.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: There's nothing really special about the smell or taste of this beer, but it is rather easy to drink.
10-21-2013 00:00:56 | More by metter98
3/5 rDev +6.4%
Appearance: Pours out a clear, yellow body with a sudsy, white head. Yep, it's a lager, alright!
Smell: Sweetish, grainy nose with some modest floral accents here and there. Basic but acceptable.
Taste: Sweet, grainy extra pale maltiness. Light floral hop character with just a kiss of bitterness. Drying, fairly crisp finish.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.
Drinkability: Quite average from top to bottom. Casablanca: a fantastic movie, but a not so great beer.
01-19-2010 20:52:43 | More by ChainGangGuy
2.7/5 rDev -4.3%
Served in a Budweiser pokal.
African beer #4. It pours a clear pale straw topped by a rather short-lived half-finger or so of white foam. The nose comprises grass, light and dull florals, rice, and mossy tree bark. The taste is slightly better, leaning on light wheat, some minor floral bitterness, a light sprinkle of corn syrup, and a subtle metallic twinge. The body is quite light, with a light active carbonation and a crisp finish. As decidedly unimpressive as the smell and taste are, this thing does go down really easily (and, thankfully, pretty quickly, too). Call me Western-centric, but I have yet to have a solid brew from this continent. Oh well, the search continues, and hope lives on...
07-24-2010 21:28:52 | More by TMoney2591
3/5 rDev +6.4%
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.
09-20-2009 04:34:14 | More by biboergosum
3.35/5 rDev +18.8%
Pours a slightly hazed straw gold with a white head that leaves a pretty fair amount of lacing on the way down. Nose is barely there with a dried lemon tone and a bit of grain attribute as well. Flavor is slightly bitter citric. A touch of metallic edge to it. Feel is standard with carbonation. Drinkable, I guess. Nothing to really write home about. If I were in Morocco, I am sure my choices would be limited, so it would have to do. But for here in the U.S., no great shakes (but a little bit better than I had expected).
12-30-2007 22:32:41 | More by RblWthACoz
3.05/5 rDev +8.2%
From 05/11/12. Had this at some French restaurant in NYC on the Upper East Side on First Ave., I think around E 65th St. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
a - Pours a clear bright golden color with one to two inches of white head and moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of grains, bready malts, biscuit malts, wheat, some earthy notes. Not bad at all, but pretty average.
t - Tastes of bready malts, grains, floral notes, light sweet malts, biscuit, and wheat. Better then the nose, some nice hops and sweetness.
m - Light body and low to moderate carbonation. A little think but easy to drink.
o - Overall not that bad of a beer; I think I liked it a little bit better then most. Certainly not the most flavorful beer, but easy to drink and not bad or offensive at all. Overall an average beer probably not worth checking out, but I've had much worse.
05-16-2012 13:56:30 | More by mdfb79
United Kingdom (England)
2.65/5 rDev -6%
Obtained from 'Rhythm and Booze' Cleethorpes. This review is of a brown 330ml bottle. The second lager in one of my lager drinking evenings, it came bottom in scores out of the three reviewed that night.
Poured into one of my Veltins Pilsner stemmed glasses, it looked fine. A typical pale lager, clean and bright. Good white head which tried to stay but fell away towards the end of the drink.
No aroma worth mentioning, gets my standard 3 for lager non-smell.
A bit thin and watery, great for a sunny day by the pool maybe, but not a cold winters night in the UK. I should have held my lager evening in the summer. This had no great flavours or tastes to elaborate on, just a lager and another country ticked off in my quest to drink around the world.
11-10-2008 11:06:30 | More by BlackHaddock
2.13/5 rDev -24.5%
Can served into a generic goblet in Ibiza, Spain, in April 2011. Reviewed from notes.
A: Pours a three finger head of fair thickness and retention. Colour is a clear copper.
Sm: Fresh barley aroma. Light in strength. Clean and simple. Not a lot going on here.
T: A bit of cream comes through with a crap malt finish and a boring barley body. Poorly built all around, but the cream is nice I guess. Balanced garbage. How hard is it to balance so little, though?
Mf: Light and smooth. Undercarbonated but I wouldn't call it flat.
Dr: Not worth a try, but fairly priced. There are worse beers on Ibiza.
11-06-2012 20:10:33 | More by kojevergas
3/5 rDev +6.4%
At Epcot in WDW...
Appeared a light, pale gold with a small white head that quickly fizzled away.
Smell is of a typical lager. Corn as the mainstay with a mildly sweet caramel aroma complimenting a sweet florally smell.
Taste is the same as the aromas. Nothing really knocking my socks off here.
Mouthfeel is crisp with a mild dry sweetness. Ok if there's nothing else laying around.
11-29-2005 21:23:39 | More by weeare138
2.86/5 rDev +1.4%
A: Pours a clear medium yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and some faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall fizzy white head that quickly reduces to a small patch of thick film surrounded by a thin film covering the remainder of the surface and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of grainy malts with lighter hints of rice adjuncts and some light floral/grassy hops.
T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of grainy malts with some light amounts of rice adjuncts and a moderate amount of light fruit (apple juice) sweetness. There is a hint of grassy and floral hops that impart a very light amount of bitterness which fades quickly.
M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.
O: This beer is not anything special about this beer but it is not offensive or anything like that...it is just very average. Easy enough to drink with well hidden alcohol but a touch sweet for me.
10-21-2013 00:00:29 | More by dbrauneis
3.15/5 rDev +11.7%
(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.
05-19-2010 15:06:38 | More by rhoadsrage
1.9/5 rDev -32.6%
From my notes 6/9/07 pours a two-finger white head that quickly goes to a ring, leaving no lace. Crystal clear amber color. Musty nose. Light carbonation and light bodied. Flavor is typical hoppy lager that tends to be bitter at finish. S.Fr. 3.80 ($3.09) for a 330ml bottle from Drinks of the World Lucerne, Switzerland.
06-27-2007 17:54:27 | More by jdhilt
3.35/5 rDev +18.8%
Casa, as it says on the label, is a Morroccan lager and has the appearance of dirty gold with a light foamy head.
Aroma is of creamed corn primarily with some malty touches.
Flavor follows the nose, light maltyness paired with a corn/grainy character. Has a sweetish finish.
Light bodied and fairly smooth drinking, I would reccommend this to a macro drinker who wants to try something new. A very decent brew for what it is.
10-29-2009 17:03:00 | More by Stinkypuss
3/5 rDev +6.4%
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.
03-15-2010 04:47:02 | More by wordemupg
3.3/5 rDev +17%
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.
02-18-2013 01:19:22 | More by LiquidAmber
3.1/5 rDev +9.9%
Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a pint glass. This bottle is labeled as "Casa Beer" rather than "Casablanca".
Appearance: light, clear straw color with one finger of white foam head. Basic lager.
Smell: malty and grainy. Nothing to distinguish it from any other run-of-the-mill macro lager.
Taste: my wife just came in and took a sip and pretty much summed it up: "this is largely inoffensive". There's a little hop flavor but really, this is an extremely average beer. Not bad, not outstanding.
Mouthfeel: light body with good carbonation; pretty average for the style.
Drinkability: on a warm day, pretty drinkable. Otherwise, pretty average. Certainly not the worst macro lager I've had, but not an outstanding beer.
12-29-2009 02:46:30 | More by flagmantho
3.45/5 rDev +22.3%
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.
06-11-2011 15:54:08 | More by WoodBrew
2.74/5 rDev -2.8%
A: Pours clear golden with very many small bubbles. The tan head is tall but rather uneven and airy. Decent lacings, though.
S: Adjunct malts, like freshly opened canned corn. Sweet. Bitter hops and bready malts.
T: Mint and vegetables (canned) but also a nice and balanced maltyness. Bitter hops and quite some grass and herbs.
M: Sweet kind of short aftertaste. Body is medium, but a bit almost oily. Carbonation rich and offensive.
O: This could probably work in Morocco after a warm day in Marrakech, but in here in Sweden - not so interesting...
04-26-2013 15:24:33 | More by Evil_Pidde
Casablanca Beer from Brasseries Du Maroc
67 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.