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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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-17-2002)
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Philipp

Germany

3.33/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a pint-glass.

A- Very, very, very pale yellow; foamy, bright white head; nice lacing at first.

S- Grassy notes, but not much to smell at all.

T- Crisp and clean, with a dry somewhat hoppy finish.

M- Really light bodied.

D- You can slug down can after can.

I was given this beer as a present, one of my relatives went to Cyprus and brought this back.
Actually, beer this light-bodied is something rather new to me, but surprisingly pleasant.

Serving type: can

03-21-2010 14:38:38 | More by Philipp
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merryjoulton

Arkansas

2.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This brew was a nice refreshing light slightly below average beer. I did not mind throwing back the 500 ml can with a greasy gyro and some scrumptious spanakopita. I wonder if I can find this beer in the store? I'd like to enjoy a few of these while grilling a nice rack of lamb over the spit and toasting some pita bread to dip in light creamy hummus.

Serving type: can

09-27-2009 06:42:13 | More by merryjoulton
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baos

Indiana

3.43/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

16 oz can into cool chalice with a square bottom.

A: Nice 3 fingers of head. Quintessential beer look.

S: Nice malts and grains. Maybe a bit of grape leaves in there.

T: Grape leaves again? Malts and bit of a hoppy brightness.

M: Very nice for this type of beer a bit heavy on the carbonation with light to medium feel.

D: I had this beer with fish kabobs at Santorini's in Fountain Square. Nice combination there.

Serving type: can

04-18-2008 00:19:35 | More by baos
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Globetrotter

Virginia

2.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Hand-carried from Cyprus to Vienna (thanks, Henry!), the yellow 33cl can features a white and red label featuring a coat of arms above and a depiction of a medal below the name. Corn is listed as an ingredient. Best before 10/11/07, I opened it on 1/25/07.

Pours a clear straw gold under a thin and bubbly one finger white head that fades quite quickly to film, which then manages to last almost to the bottom. No lace. The nose has an interesting raspberry tone to it that almost compensates for the classic adjunct malt and metallic hops otherwise present. The mouth is light and very prickly. The opening taste is very light, of malt and water (emphasis on the latter). There's a slight bitterness in the finish, but this element fades very quickly. There is no aftertaste. Overall, a quite unremarkable, even forgettable brew.

Serving type: can

01-26-2007 21:26:00 | More by Globetrotter
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aforbes10

Iowa

2.1/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Another of 13 beers from this month's Michiana Coalition of the Drinking. When this was poured i thought they'd put the wrong drink in the can. it looks like sparking apple juice. not good. Huge (4-5 inch) white head. Smells like miller lite and cat pee. Watery, metallic taste. some hops. finish is like watery malt liquor. no body at all. watery, boring, bland, kind of gross beer. no thanks.

Serving type: can

02-22-2006 14:45:24 | More by aforbes10
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hotstuff

Indiana

1.85/5  rDev -34.2%
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.

Serving type: can

08-20-2003 12:31:53 | More by hotstuff
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MJR

Missouri

1.85/5  rDev -34.2%
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.

Serving type: can

04-03-2003 21:45:21 | More by MJR
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zerk

California

2.93/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

550ml can.

Pours a light yellow-gold, with an ample white head and streams of carbonation. The aroma was a mixture of breadlike sweetness and a touch of spicy hops. Flavor is much of the same, with the hops contributing a bit of spicy flavor and a touch of bitterness.

The beer had a very light body and medium to high carbonation.

This is actually my second time reviewing this beer, and I thought it was much better the second time around. Still, this would rate as a very average European Pilsner.

Serving type: can

06-17-2002 11:46:33 | More by zerk
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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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KEO Beer from KEO Limited
67 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.