KEO Beer - KEO Limited
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2.98/5 rDev +6%
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.
07-21-2012 12:25:15 | More by metter98
3/5 rDev +6.8%
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.
07-21-2012 01:22:28 | More by dbrauneis
3.28/5 rDev +16.7%
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.
07-17-2012 18:41:00 | More by Evil_Pidde
United Kingdom (Scotland)
2.45/5 rDev -12.8%
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.
05-30-2012 19:24:39 | More by flyingpig
United Kingdom (England)
1.95/5 rDev -30.6%
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.
04-08-2012 22:01:58 | More by jazzyjeff13
2.5/5 rDev -11%
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.
04-03-2012 22:02:07 | More by woodychandler
3.05/5 rDev +8.5%
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.
02-13-2012 15:06:49 | More by tone77
3.6/5 rDev +28.1%
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.
08-03-2011 18:58:29 | More by vfgccp
2.95/5 rDev +5%
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.
05-28-2011 18:06:43 | More by richerd
4.28/5 rDev +52.3%
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.
01-19-2011 01:54:52 | More by JamnesCameron
KEO Beer from KEO Limited
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