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Casablanca Beer - Brasseries Du Maroc

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BA SCORE
67
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133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 2.81
pDev: 19.93%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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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.

Photo of Shadman
2.98/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beer from an Islamic country...is it brewed somewhere in secret?

Decent looking enough lager, richer head than most and it sticks around as does some lacing. Some cooked veggies tend to mask the bready malt and floral hop that is there. Taste is quite decent given it's classmates. Aforemention bready-like malt and hop make an appearance as does a slight metaliic twang. Lighter in body, but also slick and smooth going down. Wouldn't mind another in a cafe in Maroc if I could avoid detection by the religious police ;)

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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).

Photo of brdc
2/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a regular drink cup.
It is essentially non-descript, yellow, white head, little retention. Aroma and taste are bland, little noticeable malts, no hoppiness at all. It went decently on a very hot day in Florida, but not a lot better than Bud or Miller.

Photo of jneiswender
2.05/5  rDev -27%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Had this served in a bar in Rabat.

Very slightly chilled bottle that was served in a small pint glass.

Pure gold color, with little lasting head.

Smell is sweet with some sulphur.

This beer is about as cat piss as cat piss can get. Sweet malt, some sulfur and very little hops.

That being said. I had this beer in Morocco. If you can get any beer in a Muslim country you are lucky. Its just hard to come by. This is a beer that you drink because you want a beer and you want to tell people you had a Moroccan beer. Thats really it. I wouldn't go out of your way to seek this beer out but I would certainly recommend it if you are in Morocco just because the others are not very good. Its very much like the Bud of Morocco.

Photo of thierrynantes
2.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Beer bottle (25, 33 cl), tasted in 2000.
Appearance: white foam, short persistency, pale golden colour, limpid
Smell: good malty nose with floral notes
Taste and mouthfeel: dominant malty, slightly bitter in the final
Drinkability : an international lager, without real personality

Review added 11-20-2007, translated from french 2-5-2008.

Photo of brendan13
2.2/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours a clear golden colour with a few centimetres of frothy white head that quickly fall away.
S - Grainy with some grassy notes.
T - Along the same lines as the smell with a slight dry ginger twang.
M - Light bodied with medium carbonation.
D - At least some boring beers are sort of refreshing, this isn't.

Photo of sleazo
2.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Purchased at Eagle provisions

A-Slightly toasted golden hue with a 2 finger soapy white head. Dettles down to a wisp but leaves nice sheets of lace.

S-Floral, medicinal sharp hops, slight skunk.

T-Not much to it. Slightly toasted taste of malt with a very dry crisp finish. The floral/grassy hops come through in that finish and leave it pleasantly bitter.

M-Crisp, light body with a little oomph to it and a high level of carbonation. it is what it is.

D-This tastes like a non skunked Heineken, which I suppose could be a good thing for somepeople but it just doesn't interest me that much.

Photo of jdhilt
1.9/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of AlexLMS
1.58/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: clear with a deep yellow color. White low head with poor retention.
Aroma: not very nice. Like old corn.
Taste: corn grits, very adjuncty.
Mouthfeel: dry, moderate carbonation, low alcoholic strength.
Finish: kind of bitter and very short.

Overall: almost unpleasant. I will not be visiting this one again.

Photo of therica
3.3/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very surprising, found in a nice Moroccan restaurant in La Jolla CA.

A= nothing special, a larger-bubbled modestly foamy off-white head which dissipated quickly. Hard to see the color in the dimmer lighting.

S= surprising appeal, rather inviting, nothing offensive.

T= nice malt, yeast, mellow and yet a richness to it.

M= great, nothing to offend, great with a meal.

D= wish I could find more of this stuff!

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.

Photo of freed
2.78/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Couldn't pass up my first Moroccan beer. Pours an electric yellow with a brief white foam that quickly bubbles away it's energy leaving it a flat, scary yellow.

Aroma is slightly sour and skunky, corn and exposed hops.

Taste is a typical adjunct combination that tastes fairly big without having much body to back it up. More pleasant than most domestic lagers if only for the strength of flavors.

It's drinkable enough and just a tad more interesting and satisfying than most bottom shelf lagers but not worth the $1.69 I paid.

Photo of Conrad
2.55/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I got this one more for the label for my collection than for the contents of the bottle. But once opened, I had to drink it, didn't I.
I had not read any reviews to colour my opinion beforehand, but I was still leery about this when it was poured. It turns out that my beer tasting abilities are in line with most of the other BAs.
The colour was just a generic yellow, and there was no head to speak of. Not the most appealing start.
The smell was faint. I picked up on some sweet malts, and the hops are a bit floral or herbal. -Can't pin it down more than that. Maybe because there just isn't more to identify.
Taste was rather generic and inoffensive. Nothing to write home about. Tastes like it smells - bit of sweet malt, mild bitters. Maybe like a Bud on steroids.
Mouthfeel was a surprise! Crisp, with livlier carbonation than expected. No finish or aftertaste to speak of.
Drinkability is open for discussion. Maybe if I were in a Moroccan desert, and it came to a choice between Casablanca and BMC, I would take this one, if someone else was buying.
I wonder how well this sells in its home country?

Photo of HochFliegen
3.05/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale almost hazy yellow with very little head.
Some sweet smells of malt. Not much in the way of hoppy aromas just a grainy slightly sweet smell.
Taste well about the same as the smell. The style says it all, American Macro Lager, its just like a big name American Lager. This does seem to be a bit more drinkable to me than the large american ones. The mouthfeel was like water. Nothing really stood out with this beer. It would be a beer for a warm summer day at the lake. It was refreshing and light which makes it an easy drinking beer.

Photo of weeare138
3/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of pootz
3.2/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale gold lager with a rocky white cap that has modest retention. Leaves light lacing on the glass. Sweet bready malt over herbal hop tones in the aroma. Light bodied, silky-sweetish lager with a sharp hop bite and a nice biscuity after taste. Tastes way better than it looks.

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.

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

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.

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.

Photo of Naerhu
2.03/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Ingredients: malt, hops, yeast, water

Golden body, thin white head, but lacing remains.
Aroma of random grains. I find it hard to believe that this is all malt, but ok.
An inkling of sweet maltiness, next to no hop flavor, very little bitterness.
Healthy amount of large bubbles.
Bland, a waste of the ingredients.

Photo of UncleJimbo
3.05/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled this beer from a bottle at the Restaurant Marakesh at Epcot in Disney World Orlando. Not a bad lager, though not particularly great.

This lager poured a clear, light golden color with white foam that settled completely. The smell was modest: a thin, sweetish smell (corn?) with an ever so slight touch of floral hops. The taste was not bad, but thin: sweetish malt with a bit of floral hops and some bitter hops, especially in the finish. The mouthfeel was crisp and fairly dry with medium-light body and low carbonation. There was a light lingering hoppy flavor. This was a decent, light, refreshing lager.

Photo of slitherySOB
3.5/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One of those plain, simple lagers that is likeable, but not lovable. Pours into the mug with ample carbonation, leaving a pristine white head atop a maple gold liquid. Strings of lace were left on the glass, which slowly crept down to meet with the beer. Fruity, citrus hop smell, with a bit of malt on the front of the nose. Hmm, nice taste. Somewhat complex. Sweet malt, citrus hop, bitter hop, lime, oranges, almonds, pecans and something uniquely else, something unique. Some sort of African grass? It was grainy/grassy, and bitter. Whatever it was, I like it. Crisp, biting mouthfeel that leaves the tongue and cheeks refreshed. One of the best pale lagers I've had. Highly drinkable. If I can find this back home, it'll be a staple in my fridge.

Photo of ViveLaChouffe
3.48/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a pale gold with a creamy snow-white head. Lacing evident. Smells of pale malt and lightly bitter. Slightly metallic aromas.

Taste is creamy and grassy. Lightly fruity of all things. Hey, someone hopped this euro-style lager! Nicely hopped for the style but not crisp like a pilsner. An odd combonation that makes for a nice flavor. Mouth is creamy vs. crisp with a bitter hoppy aftertaste. Very smooth and tasty. I, like others, had this at the Moroccan area at EPCOT and was pleasantly surprised. Tasty and easy to drink.

Casablanca Beer from Brasseries Du Maroc
67 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.