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Casablanca Beer - Brasseries Du Maroc

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BA SCORE
67
poor

127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 2.81
pDev: 19.93%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | 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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msubulldog25

Oregon

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

A light brown, 11.2oz./ 330ml bottle with a gold cap that reads 'P 04 08 09 --- E 04 08 10'; knowing what I know about beer dating techniques, I'm guessing early August 2009 for a bottling...so roughly 5-1/2 months old. Picked this curiosity up at John's Marketplace & poured to a pint glass.

Label is the abbreviated 'Casa Beer' but otherwise looks identical to the photo.

A: Crystal clear golden/pale with a sizable head of 1+ finger white cream. Decent retention, supplied by a brief flurry of carbonation, then fewer and more lazily-rising streams. Under strong light, a few traces of debris mar the otherwise crystalline complexion.

S: Hum-drum corny-sweet 'adjunct' aroma, a creamy honey and flowery biscuit scent that matches virtually all that I've tried of the style. Strength is modest, but lasting.

T: Starts a sweeter rice/corn adjunct but follows with a decent kick of drying, almost medicinally-spiced, hops. Ends with a dusty dryness, after a waning cinnamon-spiced pastry. Not bad.

M: Modest carbonation and a fair amount of crispness, but following sips is a viscous oiliness that renders the a thin and unappealing starchy coating. Because of this, not really 'refreshing'...

D: I can imagine this being a good choice paire with a spicy Moroccan dish, but by itself it's an everyday adjunct, serving the simple purpose of being better than water in an arid climate, or so I suppose...nothing great nor awful, so there ya go. Defines 'average'.

Beer from Morocco, who'da thunk it...yet the night's still (relatively) young...stay tuned.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2010 06:18:26 | More by msubulldog25
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2010 20:52:43 | More by ChainGangGuy
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ToasterChef

Maine

2.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed form my notes. Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass at the Victoria Falls Bar at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.

The beer is golden orange in color. It has a white foam head and lots of carbonation bubbles in the glass. There is a little earthy yeast in the aroma, but there really isn't much going on. The taste has a lot of cheap malts and some corn. It tastes better than some American macros, but still not that great. It has a medium body and a lot of carbonation. It goes down easy, but it isn't that enjoyable to drink. I didn't order a second bottle, and probably never will.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2010 20:40:09 | More by ToasterChef
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matjack85

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2010 06:19:45 | More by matjack85
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flagmantho

Washington

3.1/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2009 02:46:30 | More by flagmantho
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ChrisCage

Alberta (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2009 23:42:38 | More by ChrisCage
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2009 17:03:00 | More by Stinkypuss
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2009 04:34:14 | More by biboergosum
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RomaniIteDomum

Florida

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2009 00:52:15 | More by RomaniIteDomum
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yesyouam

New York

2.68/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Casa Beer is a very sparkling golden lager with a small, dense, slightly off-white head that has good retention and lacing. It has a faint, light grain aroma with a note of fruitiness; noble characteristics. It is light bodied and smooth with a crisp, dry finish. It has a light, inoffensive taste with notes of lemon and pepper. There is a slightly roasted flavor that surprised me and a slight hint of fruity wooden hops. This is much better than I expected.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2009 17:45:23 | More by yesyouam
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Rayek

Colorado

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

A: Pale gold with above average clarity and minimal carbonation. Soapy white head starts small and recedes quickly to a thin ring. Leaves tiny spots of lace.

S: Musty coming out of the bottle. After that, there's not really much going on. A bit of malt graininess and hint of cut grass is about it.

T: Light and refreshing enough. Pretty much standard fare for this style of beer. Straw like malt up front. A balancing bitterness that imparts no more than a touch of lemon comes next. Finishes relatively clean aside from a bit of metal.

M: Light body is a tad grainy. Carbonation is about the right level.

D: If I'm ever in Morocco, it looks like I'll be able to grab a beer that is at least inoffensive. This beer is about as generic as beer can get.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2009 17:09:15 | More by Rayek
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ZimZamZoom

West Virginia

3.65/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

According to my label this is now brewed by Brasserie De Tanger. Name changed to Casa Beer and says original Beer from Morocco instead of Casablanca.

Light golden color with a pure white head. The head rises fast and settles somewhat slower. Looks pretty nice and very refreshing.

Aroma of some pilsener malt, a little adjunct sweetness maybe, and some mildly spicy hops. The flavor is very mild, some sweet malts and just a touch of bitterness in the
finish. No sign of any adjuncts, tastes like an all-malt (I'm honestly not sure whether it is or not). I love the nice hop flavor that comes out toward the finish before going bitter. It does finish fast though and very clean.

I like this beer, no idea of it's style, typing this up in notepad. It is not a lighter beer, though the appearance might fool you into thinking it is. Good medium body and very light on the carbonation. I could drink a few more.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2009 21:06:21 | More by ZimZamZoom
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Voonder

Alberta (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours light golden color with very thin white head. Smell - malts, honey, some grassy hops. Taste - clean, a bit of honey upfront, followed buy malts, semi dry somewhat bitter finish. Pretty smooth and refreshing beer. Above average lager. Drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2009 00:28:15 | More by Voonder
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

2.1/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bottle. I bought this one because the label stood out a litte.

Poured a clear golden color with an averaged sized white head. Straw and grass aroma. Also a little funky. Some sweet malts in the taste but still a little funky (but not in the 'good' way funky).

Notes from: 2/14/05

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2009 19:21:54 | More by hopdog
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2008 11:06:30 | More by BlackHaddock
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Douglas88

Utah

3.1/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Maaza resturant. Pours a clear light golden color with a small white head. A light malt and grassy aroma. The taste was quite nice; smooth and clean, light malts and grasses. Very crisp and clean flavor. A nice Pale Lager. Smooth and enjoyable, but not my favorite style.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2008 01:54:22 | More by Douglas88
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dstc

Florida

3.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a golden color with a white head. Very nice head retention and thin lacing.

I'm picking up a spicy aroma in the nose that I cannot pin down. Not much else.

Spiced malt taste with mild hops and a slight bitter finish.

Medium bodied in the mouth with simple carbonation.

Overall this is just another average beer. It was quite refreshing but it is surely nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2008 01:47:31 | More by dstc
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Getinthevan

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had never heard of this stuff before and I was in an import mood, specifically from different countries not from Europe.

Appearance was a mild yellow with barely any head. It looked like a typical lager.

Smell was mild in spices, but nothing too fancy.

Taste was good however for a lager. This was pretty refreshing and contained a subtle bitter bite towards the end. It tasted just like Red Stripe. Not a bad lager at all.

Mouthfeel was pretty watery and basic. Nothing too special, but not awful either.

Drinkability was pretty top notch. It's a good lager, not great, but not terrible either. An average beer with a cool bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2008 19:36:00 | More by Getinthevan
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DogFood11

California

1.1/5  rDev -60.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

12oz brown bottle bought as a single. Poured into a pils glass. A spa like carbonation races to the top and supports a white creamy head. Light golden body.

I wasn't sure if I'd had this before as the label now states "Casa Beer" rather than the Casablanca label I've had at morrocon restaurants. Cooked vegetables and raw grain make up the bulk of this brew. Astringent. This is a bad macro lager.

Not clean or refreshing. Honestly not sure how this can sell other than for the novelty factor or beer hunters trying everthing once. Pass.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2008 00:16:12 | More by DogFood11
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elricorico

Alberta (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2008 02:52:22 | More by elricorico
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Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

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 ;)

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2008 01:07:51 | More by Shadman
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

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).

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2007 22:32:41 | More by RblWthACoz
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brdc

Wisconsin

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2007 00:42:57 | More by brdc
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2007 23:09:42 | More by jneiswender
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thierrynantes

France

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2007 21:20:11 | More by thierrynantes
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67 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.