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Alfa - Athenian Brewery

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BA SCORE
70
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54 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 54
Hads: 138
rAvg: 2.87
pDev: 19.51%
Wants: 1
Gots: 22 | 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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Reviews: 54 | Hads: 138
Photo of anders36
2.4/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This is a beer i never heard of before. Until my father brought one home from Greece. It pours a golden straw colour into the glass. The head is white and big, but disapperas quickly, leaving just a thin ring. It has a little sweet smell and also smell from hops and citrus. The taste is not bad, but it isn't good. It is a bit malty and sweet and no bitterness at all. A beer for hot summer days. But i wasn't impressed of it. (427 characters)

Photo of Andreji
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I just dont get how 3.0 is "average". Certainly such an average- rather synonim to "mediocre"- brew deserves nothing above 2.5 in all criteria since its well within the averae pack.

The pour, goldish straw toned, translucid, little white head that fades, blah blah (you know the story). Malty and hoppy nose within the parameters, and the taste is just like poppin' open any other "two-point-five" pale lager. No mystery to it. the plain experience of another greek macro. (476 characters)

Photo of BeerResearcher
2.95/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This "Hellenic" beer pours a shiny pale gold with a fast dissipating white head and light wisps of lace. The aroma is of cut hay, mild citrus and a faint sulfuric odor coming on (Could it be the green bottles?) The grainy body seems to have relied on some corn. The beer's visual clarity and the cornflake flavor would attest to perhaps a bit too much of it's use in the recipe. A nice herbal background mixes with a light lemony citrus and slight metallic bite, which saves this beer from totally sucking. It ain’t all that bad! (530 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.35/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Golden straw with vibrant thick white cloudy foaming head which leaves a mellow trickled lace down the glass. Aroma is arises as one full of european hops that produce the characteristic skunk tone with mild tones of sweetness from possible corn and malt based graiin. Very grainy in the flavor with the malt sweetness shining through more so than the skunked hops in this beer. A lighter bodied beer built for quenching thirst in a country known for it's wine and ouzo. I personally enjoyed this beer and when eating authentic Greek food this would go as a fine pairing to most dishes. I enjoy it and if on a Greek island could picture myself drinking my share of this malt based beverage. (690 characters)

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Alfa from Athenian Brewery
70 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.