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KEO Beer - KEO Limited

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BA SCORE
67
poor

113 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 22.14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Cyprus

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-17-2002)
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Reviews by jazzyjeff13:
Photo of jazzyjeff13
1.95/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A giant 630ml bottle with a BB of Sept 2012. Damn this is a heavy bottle!

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A clear pale honey colour with good carbonation. Forms a nice head of fluffy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a surface layer. Aroma of faint malt with a strong hint of overcooked veg and a whiff of stewed hops. Deeply unpleasant; it only deteriorates as it warms.

Tastes of weak, watery malt and adjuncts, followed by an astringent, almost herbal bitterness. Notes of overcooked veg, corn and stewed leaves. A faint hint of 'hot' solvent in the background. Mouthfeel is light and prickly - pretty standard. Somewhat astringent. Aftertaste of stewed leaves and veg.

Disgusting. I don't often slam beers, but this is just vile (and it's well within date). Watery and characterless, with a ton of unpleasant flavours. The label mentions maize - I reckon they should cut back on the adjuncts. Even if I were in Cyprus at the height of summer and dying of thirst, I don't think this would be welcome. Avoid.

jazzyjeff13, Apr 08, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of olradetbalder
1.5/5  rDev -46.4%

olradetbalder, Thursday at 03:03 PM
Photo of Osiris9588
2.35/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours a pale, sickly yellow. There's a thin white head that dissipates rapidly. The smell consists adjuncts, grain, and maybe a faint hint of lemon.

The taste is sweet, semi-sour grain, maybe a suggestion of hops, and little else. The mouth is light, watery and unsatisfying, with a cloying and annoying sweetness on the end, which is really unpleasant considering there isn't much flavor preceding it. It's drinkable, but I could only see myself drinking it while eating Greek or some other similar style of cuisine.

Osiris9588, Oct 27, 2006
Photo of rastaman
1.75/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Drinkable, but in no way interesting. Aha! cold filtered, like Carlton Cold, that explains the similarities! This however has more of a European taste and less of that Aussie chemical, aluminium taste, pretty boring though, very light, lightly crisp.

rastaman, Jun 03, 2003
Photo of Metalmonk
3.38/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aw c'mon, this one's not so bad. If we're reviewing to style, then it certainly beats most (if not all) Amercian Macro Lagers.

Nice creamy, soapy head, but that light straw yellow doesn't look too appetizing. Looks a little sickly, a bit too pale, even for the style.

Aroma favors a corny malt element, and something sweet that reminds me of butterscotch candies.

Flavor is good, caramel/butterscotch maltiness makes this one of the sweeter lagers I've had. A grassy earthiness helps keep the flavor solid and enjoyable, and somehow I'm tasting the alcohol far back there, despite the minimal 4.5% ABV.

Mouthfeel is rounder and creamier than most macros. Slick and buttery, yet the finish is dry.

Go ahead and grab this one over any of the lesser U.S. brewed macros, especially if you're hosting your pals who whine that they don't like "imports"...they'll probably like this, and maybe then you can turn them onto Victory Prima Pils or something.

Metalmonk, Dec 05, 2006
Photo of Sammy
2.3/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not terrible to taste, thin mouthfeel, better than many national brands, Easy drink, just very bland. Cheesy smell, big white head. Could not finish, but would in a very hot day with food to offset astringency in the mouth.Floral citrus somewhat malty aftertaste.

Sammy, Jan 26, 2006
Photo of dougieboy
3/5  rDev +7.1%

dougieboy, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.4/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A fresh sample from ipogios in a large 630ml bottle with a bright yellow, red and blue label. Best by 14/07/03 (4.5 months to go). KEO stands for Kypriaki Eteria Oinopnevmaton which means Cyprus Company for Liquors & Spirits. They also produce wines, brandy, ouzo and liqueurs.
It pours a bright yellow-gold body with brilliant clarity. It's topped by a bright-white head that displays very good retention, buoyed by fine and fast-rising bubbles. And it leaves some spotty laces as well! The nose is softly sweet with a gently grainy maltiness. The body is medium/full and combines with the fine and moderate carbonation to leave it gently creamy in the mouth. The flavor is surprisingly rich for the style (not robust, but characterful) with some sweet maltiness that's very well balanced by a leafy/herbal hop flavor and firm bitterness tightly rolled together into one flavorful but not complex package. It finishes dry with some lingering malt and a touch of bitterness. Refreshing and satisfying.

NeroFiddled, Feb 01, 2003
Photo of freewill35
2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

freewill35, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of hotstuff
1.85/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Can:A mostly diminishing medium sized white creamy head that consisted of fine-small bubbles.The body was clear with slowly rising carbonation and the hue was light yellow.The nose was malty and hoppy and the flavor was hoppy with an aftertaste.The mouthfeel was somewhat tingly, smooth and medium bodied.There was fair lacing with this beer.This beer definitely lacks character.

hotstuff, Aug 20, 2003
Photo of apasternak
1.5/5  rDev -46.4%

apasternak, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of GeoCait
3/5  rDev +7.1%

GeoCait, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a very pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains, slightly sweet. Taste is crisp, mild, some grains, a bit on the boring side. Feels light in the mouth and overall, while nothing offensive, is just another ho hum adjunct lager.

tone77, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of stampfler07
3/5  rDev +7.1%

stampfler07, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of bluejacket74
2.85/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The bottle says it's best served before 02/05/07. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear light gold color with a white creamy head. It smells grainy, with just a bit of sweet malt and hops. It tastes bready/grainy, with a bit of a sour aftertaste. The mouthfeel is light and on the watery side. Drinkability is OK, but nothing great. I'd drink it again, but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it again either. Nothing really different than most typical macro-lagers.

bluejacket74, Oct 15, 2006
Photo of Phyl21ca
2.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: Poured a light yellow lager with a medium foamy head with average retention and no lacing. Aroma consists of medium sweet malt with some very subtle dry hops. Taste is also quite bland with some lightly sweet malt but no easily discernable adjunct at least. No major flaws were found in this beer but enjoyment was also minimal.

Phyl21ca, Oct 27, 2008
Photo of LJWalker
3/5  rDev +7.1%

LJWalker, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of Pelicanrocks
3/5  rDev +7.1%

Pelicanrocks, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of MJR
1.85/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: Into a KEO glass, pours possibly the lightest color brew I've ever seen. Pale gold? Straw yellow? No...it's even lighter than that. And crystal clear. The impressive head and lace are the only saving graces here, as they prevent the Appearance score from falling into the 1 range.

Smell: Faint aroma of corn, fresh hay, a touch of a floral scent, and the slightest hint of grain.

Taste: To be honest, there's not much there. A touch of sweet corn syrup and a faint grainy flavor is all I'm picking up...

Mouthfeel: Well...let's just say it compares favorably to some of the better bottled waters I've tried. Thin, watery, dry, and crisp...

Drinkability: Bad...really bad. While some would argue that this could make a good 'lawnmower beer,' I would prefer a tall glass of cold water first. Reminds me too much of the flavorless American macros we have to tolerate here...

A 'thank you' goes to Ipogios for sending this brew and it's proper glass.

MJR, Apr 03, 2003
Photo of Highstplz
3/5  rDev +7.1%

Highstplz, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of metter98
2.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has the faintest hint of visible carbonation. It poured with an eighth of an inch finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving wispy patterns of bubbles on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass. The lacing consistently remained on the surface.
S: There are moderately strong sweet aromas of corn in the nose along with some hints of grain.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has a bit of initial sweetness. No bitterness is discernible, although the hops mask any sweetness from the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is not that bad compared to others in the style and is relatively easy to drink.

metter98, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Jerseyislandbeer, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours the quintessential lager pellucid golden yellow color with a preposterous sized head, that is semi-creamy and bright white in color as it dissipates it leaves a thin veil of lace to drape the glass. Archetypal slightly sweet malt nose, citrus fresh and crisp, the start the prototypical sweet malt and the top the expected somewhat thin body normally associated with this style. Finish is fair to middling in acidity and the hops apropos to the style slightly perfume like aftertaste, very dry.

Gusler, Jul 24, 2004
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.03/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This 33cl bottle was given to me by my daughter on return from a holiday on Cyprus. I've kept it until today (1st Oct), Cyprus Indepenence Day.

This lager brings back so many happy memories for me. I used to visit Cyprus every year for a month back in the 70 and 80's. This was my staple diet.

Poured into a Duvel glass the beer looked very pale, golden and clear, bright and clean. A white, large bubbled head sat on top for a while. Sadly it soon became a wispy covering with a collar trying to cling to the sides.

The aroma isn't anything to write home about, some wheat if you sniff hard enough otherwise not a lot. Gets my normal 3 for lager aroma.

I would love to pontificate about the rich, wonderful flavours this beer has, but I'd be tampering with the truth. It is refeshing, crisp and dry, otherwise a normal Med lager is all it is.

This has the 'lawnmower' effect all over it. Great if you're knackered and sweaty, not so great if you want a real drink. It is also very pleasant drinking it in the sun on holiday in Cyprus.

BlackHaddock, Oct 01, 2008
Photo of kkmiller76
1.75/5  rDev -37.5%

kkmiller76, Jun 23, 2013
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KEO Beer from KEO Limited
67 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.