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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
okay

53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 21.56%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | 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 +37.1%
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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Michigan

4/5  rDev +19.8%

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chinchill

South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
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 -23.7%
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

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Michigan

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Michigan

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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
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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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +10.2%
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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961 Lebanese Pale Ale from 961 Beer
78 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.