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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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BA SCORE
78
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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 21.49%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | 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 jneiswender:
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served out of a 12oz bottle into a nonic glass, cool.

A-rocky head off white, clear amber body

S-sumac front, meat marinade, very middle eastern, as it warms you can smell more malt and hops

T-very pervasive herbal and spice flavors. Sumac is very apparent here

M-medium

O- I really like this beer. I was surprised of its appearance based on how disappointed I usually am of imports and how well some of them hold up. I feel that this should be recatergorized as a fruit and vegeatble or spice beer. It is NOT an IPA and makes not pretenses of being one. I will give it high marks but based on it being a spice beer NOT an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 20:58:56 | More by jneiswender
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.88/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a burnished gold colour. Head is whispy, thin, but some nice bubbling left behind. Lace grips. Very well, in fact.

Smell is unlikely anything I've ever smelled, beer-wise. Herbacious, with salt, rosemary, tomato paste notes and a huge thyme character. Quite amazing, and oddly enticing.

Taste has a similar note upfront - tomato and thyme certainly, with a slight savoury note. Flavour drops off a lot midway, similar notes on the palate but just a bit emptier, slight sour and slight savoury but just can't quite live up to that aroma.

Bit of carbonation sizzle, decent body though, carries it through.

I want to like this so much because it's so idiosyncratic, but it just doesn't have the oomph to sustain its unique character. Still, I love its quirkiness even if it doesn't entirely live up to the expectations it sets itself.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2014 23:35:45 | More by laituegonflable
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MatterOfOpinion

Michigan

4/5  rDev +19.4%

07-23-2014 16:46:20 | More by MatterOfOpinion
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

07-18-2014 23:29:20 | More by Rhettroactive
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BellsFan

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

07-09-2014 01:30:49 | More by BellsFan
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Ndflyfan8

Maryland

3/5  rDev -10.4%

06-29-2014 10:53:06 | More by Ndflyfan8
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beersdmf17

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

06-22-2014 23:07:19 | More by beersdmf17
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erialbill

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

06-09-2014 20:32:54 | More by erialbill
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KevMo84

California

3/5  rDev -10.4%

05-19-2014 01:51:31 | More by KevMo84
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chogm54

Australia

4.75/5  rDev +41.8%

04-07-2014 12:50:19 | More by chogm54
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HoboDrinkswell

New York

4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

02-19-2014 23:19:37 | More by HoboDrinkswell
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +7.5%
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 -23.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 21:59:31 | More by WoodBrew
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magnusdave

New York

4/5  rDev +19.4%

11-24-2013 22:12:02 | More by magnusdave
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Tracker83

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

11-07-2013 00:22:18 | More by Tracker83
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amishbooze

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -3%

11-07-2013 00:21:04 | More by amishbooze
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.48/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 20:06:55 | More by cjgiant
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enelson

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -3%

10-09-2013 23:32:43 | More by enelson
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sammy806

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

10-05-2013 14:29:41 | More by sammy806
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Kaveman

Illinois

1.25/5  rDev -62.7%

08-26-2013 02:23:10 | More by Kaveman
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Poupae

Thailand

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

08-14-2013 12:35:40 | More by Poupae
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spycow

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -3%

07-15-2013 00:20:34 | More by spycow
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FreshHawk

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -3%

07-01-2013 23:21:50 | More by FreshHawk
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Kempski

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -55.2%

06-23-2013 08:22:13 | More by Kempski
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smithj4

New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

06-20-2013 01:20:23 | More by smithj4
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961 Lebanese Pale Ale from 961 Beer
78 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.