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961 Lebanese Pale Ale - 961 Beer

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961 Lebanese Pale Ale961 Lebanese Pale Ale

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77
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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 21.99%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Lebanon

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  6.32% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: FrankieW on 03-02-2012)
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Reviews by CrazyDavros:
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.3/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep amber with a large head.
Smells like lebanese bread, with a massive thyme hit. There's a little sweet malt underneath but lebanese bread is the perfect descriptor here.
Flavours follow along the same line but the herbs also add some astringency and medicinal notes. A metallic character works its way in too.
Nice idea, and the aroma is great but it doesn't quite work. Perhaps if the base beer was maltier.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 12:10:48 | More by CrazyDavros
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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Australia

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chinchill

South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Very distinctive and lightly spicy, so I had to investigate. 961 says "with ingredients such as za’atar, sumac, mint, sage, anise, and chamomile. The use of such herbs and spices makes this distinctive craft brew truly Lebanese."

The aroma is moderate in strength with a complex spice blend with herbal and floral notes. Puttng my nose in the snifter is like sniffing a jar of mixed herbs and spices.

Spicy, mildly bitter flavor. Again, complex and interesting. Mixed spices linger on and on afterwards.

Feel: medium body and near medium carbonation.

A very interesting and distinctive brew dominated by za’atar.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 18:34:02 | More by chinchill
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WoodBrew

Illinois

2.55/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Wow...this is different. I think I smelled spearmint at the bottle opening. The beer poured a nice clear copper with thin white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent definitely screams herded/spice beer...I smell a lysolly type pine. The tastes a lot like a US Xmas ale...almost like a Xmas tree. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall....its ok....I don't think I'd ever buy a six of it...luv the build your own six at Binny's.

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New York

4/5  rDev +20.5%

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Michigan

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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.48/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear light amber, or dirty yellow. The spicy nose is very interesting from a beer (hence the rating). The taste starts both bitter and malty, but contrary to that statement, not complex. I think the malty might actually be more from the nose. The beer also lacks some depth, and I would say the bitterness wins in the end, kind of ESB-like.

My girlfriend said the smell reminded her of a Lebanese restaurant, I found it smokey and I must admit, Middle Eastern in scents. I wished this tastes transferred to the taste better, as it woulda made it interesting. It's not a bad beer, just not a special one.

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Illinois

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New York

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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear medium copper in color with some moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation and some orange + amber highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy light beige head that reduces to a medium sized thin patch of larger bubbles with a medium patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of herbs + spices (camomile, sage, thyme, mint, and anise) over the top of some lighter notes of caramel + toasted malts. There are hints of spicy earthy hoppiness in the background as well.

T: Upfront there is a solid malt backbone with light amounts of caramel sweetness but the complexity of the flavors really comes from the herbs + spices that are present. I can definitely detect the camomile, thyme, sage, and just a hint of mint. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish from an earthy spicy hop presence which lingers slightly.

M: Medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: It takes a little bit of warming up of the beer for the herb + spice smells and tastes to really start to separate and become discernible. The herbs/spices do not dominate the beer and taste like they would be very complementary with Middle Eastern foods as they are the same herbs/spices used. Definitely enjoyable and worth grabbing if you come across it.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 20:42:01 | More by dbrauneis
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Murrhey

Montana

3.08/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a standard pressure-cap 11.2oz bottle into a conic pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- One-finger off-white head with quickly eroding bubbles. Some watery lacing and an orange-amber color with high clarity and active carbonation.

S- Holy cow, spices are abundant. Thyme, sage, some mint maybe? I'm gonna look at the bottle. Chamomile? Anise? Whatever Sumac is? They went all out on this bad boy. I bet it pairs amazingly with Lebanese food.

T- Like a pale ale with spices in it. Some hoppy crispness rounded out by sweeter malts and the anise makes itself known here.

M- Medium-bodied with a clean, wet finish.

O- While interesting at first, the aroma of the heavily spiced beer becomes cloying.

Serving type: bottle

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ygtbsm94

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961 Lebanese Pale Ale from 961 Beer
77 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.