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Alfa - Athenian Brewery

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66
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117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 2.72
pDev: 20.59%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Athenian Brewery visit their website
Greece

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2003

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Ratings: 117 | Reviews: 52
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2.94/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of nickfl
2.99/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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3/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of metter98
2.95/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

Photo of dbrauneis
2.91/5  rDev +7%
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.

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2.82/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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2.81/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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2/5  rDev -26.5%

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3.28/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Roaming the streets of downtown Athens will surely deveop a thirst. The locally brewed Alpha is sure to be a welcomed beverage that quenches the thirst while giving the ole dogs a rest.

Alpha is a crisp and cleanly flavored European lager that foregoes the abuse of adjuncts, yet promotes the fresh flavor of lightly kilned malts for a bready, grainy-sweet taste and crisp refreshing mouthfeel. Light acidity of apple and sulfur promotes the clean taste without distraction. Herbal hops have a mild spicy bitterness and light grassy taste to complement the grainy-sweet body. This fresh, tap version seems on par with Heineken when it's also fresh and off the draught.

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3.25/5  rDev +19.5%

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Alfa from Athenian Brewery
66 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.