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67
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99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 2.81
pDev: 22.42%


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Cyprus

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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MarkoNm

Slovenia

2.48/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear golden color and a medium white head that settles down rather quickly.
The aroma is pleasantly sweet, malty with some grains.
The taste is therefore sweet at first, followed by slightly watery body, finishing with nice bitterness.
Nothing special, but another of those beach beers that will definitely quench your thirst.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 17:21:10 | More by MarkoNm
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metter98

New York

2.98/5  rDev +6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 12:25:15 | More by metter98
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a crystal clear pale golden yellow in color. The beer has a thin white head that quickly reduces to a very thin film covering most of the surface of the beer and a very thin ring at the edge of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of sweet corn adjunct malts, similar to corn syrup. There is a slight hint of lemon zest.

T: This beer has a strong flavor of sweet and musty corn malts that has quite a bit of lingering sweetness. Something akin to herbal and lemon zest notes are also in the background. There are some hint of light bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Nothing too interesting in this beer, a bit similar to most of the American BMC beers. Easy enough to drink but a little too sweet for my palate.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 01:22:28 | More by dbrauneis
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Sunnanek

Sweden

3.28/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours pale golden with a small white light head that leaves very little lacings.

S: Mild smell, nice bready malts. Cream and butter. Sweet.

T: Mild taste. Bready malt with some sweetness. Buttery.

M: A buttery sencation lingers in the mouth. Aftertaste is like that you get from cream. Body is medium and carbonation the same.

O: Adjunct Lager; I'm not sure that's right - but I have no better suggestion. Interesting.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 18:41:00 | More by Sunnanek
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

2.45/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Light coloured with a clear body and a yellow straw colour. It is topped with a bubbly white head about the width of a thumb which reduces to about half.

Sweet smelling beer with an almost syrup like aroma to it along with some light citrus notes and a sort of lemon zest smell. There was minimal floral hops but the main aroma was the almost overpowering sweetness.

Very sweet and sugary with the same lemon zest that I mentioned in the aroma. There isn't a lot else going on really with the exception of a fizzy tang and some mild grassy hops.

Thin with a smooth and sweet feel to it. It was almost water thin and had a very mild, bittersweet finish to it. Carbonation was also mild.

Another poor pale lager to add to my seemingly endless list of them. It was drinkable although very sweet and I'd probably be less than impressed if I was handed one of these again. Not a good beer at all.

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Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 19:24:39 | More by flyingpig
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

1.95/5  rDev -30.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 22:01:58 | More by jazzyjeff13
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Another surprise from my local trader, Tone77, who dropped off a nice selection of beers from hither and yon for me recently.

My pour produced two fingers of French Vanilla-colored head with low retention. Color was a pale lemon-yellow with NE-plus quality clarity, allowing me to see into the future. It was not promising. Nose had a honey-like lager sweetness and I began to wonder about the presence of adjuncts. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium with more of that honey taste on the tongue, along with an unpleasant astringency. Oof. Finish left a kind of medicinal taste in my mouth. I would like to revisit this from a CAN, but one bottle was plenty.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2012 22:02:07 | More by woodychandler
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2012 15:06:49 | More by tone77
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vfgccp

New York

3.6/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pilsner glass.

A - Poured 2 fingers of white head with a nice foam; poor retention and lace though. Body is cystal clear with a very pale, foil gold color.

S - The nose is faint given the glassware, but a soft bready malt still pulls though.

T - Opens with a crack of acidity and a pleasantly carbonated tingle. Biscuity malt and honey pull things back into balance, and a light herbal bitterness rounds out the finish.

M - Medium light body; feels almost full relative to the style. Very drinkable. Carbonation is well balanced.

O - I wasn't expecting much, but it wasn't a bad beer at all. It worked well with the fantastic Greek meal I had in the summer heat.

P - Pairs with the bright acidic, herbal, and garlic flavors of Greek cuisine. Because of it's light profile, the beer is more of a foundation for these flavors to build upon rather than a peer of equal intensity, but it fills the role well.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 18:58:29 | More by vfgccp
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richerd

Indiana

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

Drank from the bottle. It didn't disappoint me but it didn't impress me either. I can see how this could be popular in its homeland as it tastes light, is somewhat refreshing and isn't offensive in the least. If I were a thirsty Cypriot looking for immediate refreshment I would reach for a KEO and call it a day.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 18:06:43 | More by richerd
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JamnesCameron

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +52.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a pale straw golden with a white, meringue-like head of about two fingers. Head stands up and leaves some lacing as it subsides.

Aroma is malty, some earthiness, and a hint of lemon zest and green apples.

First sip is lemony, clean, malty, slight carbonic bite, and a short bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is light to medium, with a slight carbonic prickle.

Very drinkable beer, overall good, nothing aggressive or offensive, good balance of malt and bitterness. Easy drinking beer for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2011 01:54:52 | More by JamnesCameron
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bgildea

Virginia

3.1/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: Pours a very light pale yellow color with little pure white head that fades quickly with little lacing.

S: Has a very sweet smell to it. Almost smells like candy and apples. The smell makes me very interested to taste it.

T: Not terrible, but definitly not my type of beer. The sweetness comes through slightly at the beginning then fades into what tastes like rice-esque filler. Nothing horrible here, just nothing very good.

M: Extremely thin, almost water like thickness. Not surprising, but still disapointing.

D: It's easy drinking, but no enough flavor to make me come back for more.

Overall: Overall the beer is average at best. It's an easy drinking light beer that doesnt have a lot in the flavore department. Not my type of beer, but I'd still say there are better pale lagers out there.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2010 01:50:51 | More by bgildea
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a moderate golden color with a white head. The nose is slightly grainy with a bit of husk. Not too much in the way of adjuncts; this is fairly clean. Taste is mostly just a bit of light grain and a tiny amount of sweetness. Feel is light and crisp and this drinks fairly well. If nothing else, a nice new country tick.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2010 11:47:03 | More by Thorpe429
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utah44

Louisiana

3.7/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pilsener glass and consumed after it warmed to the appropriate temperature.

Smell was malty and appealing. Mouthfeel was crisp and bubbly and very drinkable. Flavor has some light malt flavors and a pronounced almost sugary sweetness. Hoppyiness was minimal, but added a very nice flavor. The beer does not finish out bitter. The aftertaste gave a toasty malt qualiity at first, which subsided into a clean finish. Although this beer is classified as an American Adjunct Lager, this beer is not typical of the class. It is much better, reminiscent of a pilsener.

I would recommend this brew without reservation, to anyone who likes light sweet beer

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2010 07:36:43 | More by utah44
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flagmantho

Washington

2.88/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 330mL bottle into a Pilsner glass. Best-by date is April 13, 2011.

Appearance: pale, light-gold color with two fingers of frothy white foam. Lots of apparent effervescence. Pretty average looking.

Smell: light malt aroma with a hint of grain. Clean and mild; not a whole lot of character. Pretty much average for the style.

Taste: a bit sour and grainy, though there's a nice hop bitterness toward the end. Could be worse, but it's not my favorite.

Mouthfeel: light body, though a bit more body than I'm used to in the style. Carbonation is pretty decent, as well. Still, not startlingly impressive.

Drinkability: while the flavor isn't my favorite, it's pretty mild so it doesn't get in the way too much. At 4.5%, the brew is pretty quaffable. I'm sure I could put down a couple of these on a hot Mediterranean day.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2010 22:03:02 | More by flagmantho
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BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

3.18/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Cyprus is not a the first country that comes to mind when one thinks of European brewing. Yet here is a beer from the island. It pours a clear yellow liquid with a soapy head that reduced to ring, but no further.

The aroma presents some pale malt, corn, and bit of hops. Very light on the palate. Not much flavor either. A little malt upfront and a touch of bitterness at the end but really not much at all. Not surprisingly then, that it goes down easy.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2010 00:54:26 | More by BeardedBoffin
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BretSikkink

Mexico

2.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Straw gold in color with an active white head. This reduces after several minutes and leaves only a thin ring around the top of the clear body. Minimal bubbling. Nose is grainy and sweet, with corn husk and a hint of noble hop. For strength alone it's not too bad.

Grainy, lightly toasted, corn, DMS, grass, a hint of damp cellar. Very average, nothing below the veneer. It's cold, which is good...

Carbonation is quite light along with the flavor. Very light mouthfeel. If this weren't cold, it wouldn't even be refreshing. I needed a cold beverage on a hot day, and the Greek place around the way had this or BMC. I'd make the same choice again (in point of fact, I did have two), but this doesn't even remotely stand out among ten million other light lagers. Side note: why is this listed as an American Light rather than Euro Pale? Either way, it's no good.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2010 01:15:37 | More by BretSikkink
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FreshHawk

Illinois

2.78/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Clear pale golden straw color with a large, rocky, foamy, sticky, pearl white head with decent retention that settles into a thin layer of patchy, sticky lacing.

S - Pretty typical for the style. Some faint sweet bready malt along with a good amount of vegetable husk and corn. Hints of honey and a very subtle grainy tang.

T - Typical for the style. Some sweet grainy malt with some vegetable taste as well. Hints of herbal/grassy hops and just a little citrus. Finishes with a slight grainy sweetness. Normal mass produced/easy to drink pale lager taste.

M - Light body with moderate to light carbonation. Fairly crisp and refreshing.

D - Easy to drink, as per the style, but it doesn't really make me want to go grab another. Enough flavor that I don't think I'm drinking water.

Notes: Best before 10/11/10. Typical American Adjunct/Euro Pale Lager that doesn't really have anything to set it apart from the numerous other beers in these styles. I'm sure if I was in Cyprus, it would make an acceptable sunny island beer, but other than being from Cyprus it doesn't have a lot going for it.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2010 15:05:19 | More by FreshHawk
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Budweiser pokal.

Pours a pale straw with a thick white frothy head that leaves a good amount of lacing behind. There isn't much to the smell, though some corn and grass does meekly come through. The taste is mild, with notes of corn syrup, rice, grain, and a mild bitterness. The body is pretty light, with mild carbonation and a crisp dry finish. Overall, not an outstanding brew, but a decent, refreshing offering.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2010 15:32:37 | More by TMoney2591
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jwc215

Wisconsin

2.73/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

11.2 oz. bottle, freshness date of 28/07/10:

Pours very light - touch of straw yellow - with a fizzy white head that starts with some promise of holding up, but eventually becomes wispy. Minimal dotted lacing sticks.

The smell is not much - inoffensive, but not much to write about - soft/mild graininess and a touch of cereal.

The taste is not much either. Some mild sweetness, carbonated water/club soda. Mildest touch of non-descript hops give some dryness in the finish, though that may come from the mildness of the sweetness along with the carbonation. Not "off", just bland.

It is light-bodied and rather fizzy. Not much more than typical for the style, though.

Reviewed per style. It's a fizzy, bland, hint of sweet, landing pretty dry, macro lager. I suppose that if you were visiting Cyprus, you could use it as a "heat-beater", but no reason to seek out and pay import price when there are plenty of virtually flavorless cheap macro lagers at domestic price (unless you specifically want to try a beer from Cyprus, of course). Generally inoffensive, but pretty vacant/bland.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2010 23:56:24 | More by jwc215
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yemenmocha

Arizona

2.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clean pale gold color with large white head with big bubbles that recedes quickly to a thin rim layer. Nose has a little pear juice aroma to it but is overwise faintly hoppy. Palate has a nice back and forth between grainy malt and some citrusy hops. Finish has a light hop tang and is somewhat soda-like.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2010 03:18:43 | More by yemenmocha
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kegger22

Michigan

3.28/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

KEO lager pours a lovely, clear blonde with a one finger white head that remained throughout as a skin covering. It has the aroma of wet cardboard, and I'm not calling that a bad thing, more of a neutral thing. The taste is the typical sweet, grainy lager, but there is a taste, it is not watery or skunky. The beer is light bodied with mild carbonation. Drinkability is very good.

Call me crazy, but I like a respectable (unskunked), lager. And that's exactly what KEO Premium Lager is.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2009 01:12:21 | More by kegger22
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drpimento

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Got a bottle of this last week at Surdyk's in Twin Cities, Minnesota. Poured with a big white frothy head that quickly settled down and no lace. Color is pale yellow. Aroma was American Adjucnt Lager - that is simple "beery". Flavor is the same but fairly sweet. Not much going on. Think I'd be in for a hangover after a few too many of these. Body is watery and carbonation is spritzy. Finish is a little corn sweet. Totally forgettable.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2009 23:13:44 | More by drpimento
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a clear pale straw color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes quickly into sparse lacing. The aroma is of sweet adjunct malt, and is relatively fragrant for the style. The taste is like the aroma. It is very simple, but strong enough that it isn't painful to drink. The mouthfeel is light bodied with moderate carbonation which is nice to see in this style. Overall, this is a decent beer that I could drink again.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2009 02:14:01 | More by KarlHungus
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ThatWineGuy

Ontario (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pale yellow, half finger white head, lots of bubbles of the small to medium size variety. Well carbonated but minimal lace. Mild nose, so mild I'm not quite sure what it is... it could be malt with a vague citrus rind backdrop but I'm not really sure about that. Taste is mild again, hint of malt but mainly lemon-lime flavouring. Mouthfeel is crisp, unpretentious, clean drinking and refreshing. My first impression is that this is not bad at all for a premium beer exported from a Mediterranean island in the sun. As I finish the glass, a bit of gassiness is apparent. While this brew is not bad as far as macro lagers is concerned, its strength is also its weakness: lack of an identifiable presence, really no hops to speak of and little if any taste. I suppose it "goes down good" which would make it a winner with most lager drinkers in this province, but a steady diet of this would be very uninspiring to the initiated.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2009 22:00:16 | More by ThatWineGuy
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KEO Beer from KEO Limited
67 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.