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Alfa - Athenian Brewery

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95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 2.75
pDev: 20.36%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Athenian Brewery visit their website

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2003)
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Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -27.3%

06-15-2013 16:31:58 | More by TheBeeraholic
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New Brunswick (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-03-2013 16:08:23 | More by CurtisD
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3.25/5  rDev +18.2%

05-19-2013 01:45:03 | More by Gagnonsux
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District of Columbia

3/5  rDev +9.1%

04-08-2013 17:27:38 | More by Myst
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3.25/5  rDev +18.2%

03-23-2013 12:30:54 | More by tbryan5
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1/5  rDev -63.6%

01-18-2013 09:26:17 | More by gnikola
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2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

12-18-2012 01:24:41 | More by stereosforgeeks
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2/5  rDev -27.3%

12-10-2012 05:40:35 | More by bcsbeer
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3/5  rDev +9.1%

10-31-2012 14:47:46 | More by guinb
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2.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another one in Greece.
A-Got it on tap,so it is very good looking beer in the glass. Pale color,with just enough bubbless in it. One finger white foam,staying all the way.
S-Usual,but weak smell for pale lagers.
T/M-Drinkable,low bitterness and carbonation.
O-I like it,nothing special,but i would like to drink it again.

Serving type: on-tap

09-12-2012 06:08:30 | More by djura
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3.25/5  rDev +18.2%

08-25-2012 02:12:34 | More by Lovely85
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2.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - pours with a small head of white foam that settles quickly and leaves decent lace.  The body is clear with a deep golden color,

S - a bready malt aroma with some light, herbal hops.

T - Grainy malt up front with some herbal hops.  A touch of corn in the middle with a dry finish and lingering, moderate bitterness.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Not bad, it has a promising aroma,  but the flavor is a very average e.uro lager.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 20:30:10 | More by nickfl
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3/5  rDev +9.1%

08-19-2012 15:50:02 | More by Wudro
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New York

2.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear dark yellow in color (resembling apple juice) and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that died down but never completely faded away.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of corn and apple juice in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is sweet with hints of bitterness. There are flavors of corn and notes of apple juice.
M: It feels light-bodied and a bit watery on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The sweetness and apple juice flavors can make this a bit difficult to drink for some people. Nevertheless, it has a good amount of aroma and flavors compared to other adjunct lagers.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 12:29:44 | More by metter98
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North Carolina

2.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a crystal clear medium golden yellow (apple juice) in color with some very light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a quarter finger tall bright white head that quickly reduces to a thick ring at the edges of the glass and a medium sized patch of thick large bubbles. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: This beer has a very sweet smell - grain/corn adjunct malts along with quite a bit of apple juice.

T: Like the smell, the taste of this beer is quite sweet - there is a strong presence of grainy/corn adjunct malts and apple juice. There is a very light amount of grassy hop flavors. Very little bitterness.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: This beer is pretty easy to drink, though perhaps a little sweet to be sessionable. Enjoyable but not one I will likely seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 01:59:44 | More by dbrauneis
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2.75/5  rDev 0%

07-18-2012 20:41:30 | More by pappetros
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2/5  rDev -27.3%

07-16-2012 03:14:32 | More by stampfler07
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3.75/5  rDev +36.4%

06-28-2012 19:45:36 | More by Keegan
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2/5  rDev -27.3%

05-08-2012 12:30:24 | More by petluo
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2.75/5  rDev 0%

05-02-2012 03:36:16 | More by FriedGold2112
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2.75/5  rDev 0%

04-22-2012 16:14:01 | More by Niklas
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2.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Beer served in a snifter. Beer is yellow and clear with no head no lacing moderate carbonation. 

Aroma is vegetal and sweet. Not a horrible aroma but also not appealing.

Beer is light in body and sweet with a musky dry finish. Tastes like boiled vegetables a little. Not a good beer. If you are Greek and like shitty beer go crazy.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 15:56:13 | More by drabmuh
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2.75/5  rDev 0%

04-06-2012 03:57:14 | More by avisong
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2.75/5  rDev 0%

03-29-2012 18:25:47 | More by Aclapp
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2.85/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had really wished that at a nice Greek restaurant, they'd have a more diverse selection of native beer, but hey.

A - It took a hard pour to yield a finger's worth of head, but it was gone in a blink. Pale as straw. A little bit of patchy lacing saves it from being totally fugly.

S - There's... no smell to even remark on. Nothing.

T - Typical lager flavor. Nothing special, and certainly not the worst I've had. Still better than Bud haha.

M - The carbonation is very excited for a beer with no head... almost prickly.

O - While I probably won't ever try this beer again, it was worth the junior college try. Not bad, but unremarkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 01:55:37 | More by madeofsteel
Alfa from Athenian Brewery
66 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.