Alfa - Athenian Brewery
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Reviews by PEIBeerGuy:
Prince Edward Island (Canada)
2.58/5 rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
OK, so... my mind was pretty much made up about this one as soon as I laid eyes upon it. It was just going to be some run-of-the-mill "Euro-lager", probably just like every other plain pilsener and lager out there. I'll admit... the style(s) can be refreshing, but I don't find examples of them to be very interesting or different from one another.
This one is a Greek lager, the second beer I've had from Greece (as far as I can remember... the other one being Mythos). My wife recognized it as a new one at whatever
PEI LCC store she was in.
This one had a bit more head at first than I thought it would. It was pretty much all gone within seconds, though. The colour is as expected... pale, clear, & golden.
The smell is pretty much what I predicted... green bottle skunk, some malt / grain, corn, & maybe a bit of honey.
The taste... more of the same. A bit skunky, light malt flavour, some corn / rice, and something fresh... honey / wheat notes, I guess. A bit of an unpleasant aftertaste.
The feel is normal / average. Lightly carbonated, a bit watery, with a dry finish.
It's fairly drinkable, but why bother? I can't see why the local LCC would add such a beer (it must have good profit potential, ie, be cheap) to their listings. The only interesting trait of this Adjunct Lager From Away is that it's new-to-us and foreign.
Serving type: bottle
11-01-2010 00:02:42 | More by PEIBeerGuy
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3.4/5 rDev +22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Appearance: crystal gold body with maybe a one finger white head that disappeared before my eyes; a spot or dot of lacing here or there.
Aroma: oh hum, another lager bouquet; in the bottle a little Euro must smell or green bottle smell; in the glass – sweet grains and grassy hop
Flavors: grainy, light herbal hop and dry grass, multi grain bread, for a Lager pretty good
Mouthfeel: crisp, refreshing, light flavors, light to moderate body, moderate carbonation,
To the Point: once again a typical Lager; average at best as far as Lagers go; refreshing and pleasing on a hot summer day. Hard to justify the $12.99 a six pack. The price is in play for the okay rating.
Serving type: bottle
06-23-2013 21:06:48 | More by hackmann
Alfa from Athenian Brewery
67 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.