Maccabee Lager Beer - Tempo Beer Industries LTD
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2.9/5 rDev +6.6%
Poured into a pint glass from a .65 L green bottle
A: Pours with three fingers of white head that slowly dissipates and leaves only a thin spotty layer on the top of a clear rich spring-gold body. A little lacing sticks around.
S: Smells a little bitter and very malty, with odd metallic hops hiding underneath.
T: Toasty malts initially hit the tongue, but phase into the odd hop-taste, maybe hop extract was used? It doesn't taste quite right here, as if something else was used instead of the hops (which isn't necessarily a bad thing, it is just different than I am used to). I don't know if this variation is a bad concoction of off-flavors, or a different style of beer that I am not familiar with because it isn't exported. I do detect something like baking soda near the end of the flavor, and it dominates what would be a clean finish of toasty malts.
M: Smoother and fuller than I would expect from such a lightly flavored beer. This tastes something like a bad light beer, but it doesn't have that feel. It feels more like a nice vienna lager, with crisp bubbles that lift the flavors off the tongue, and a body that fills the mouth in a refreshing but satisfying way.
D: Moderately drinkable. Could be much better without the baking soda off-flavors.
Overall: My friend bought this in Israel, and brought it back over 4 different flights. The bottle looks awesome, and everything on the label except the name and the words "all malt" are in Hebrew. I can't decide if this beer is supposed to taste like it does, and is then an interesting variation on the style, or if it is a poorly made beer that contains many off-flavors. I suspect the latter, but maybe there is no way to know?
04-28-2010 05:11:04 | More by allforbetterbeer
3.25/5 rDev +19.5%
Pours a clear golden color and a small white head that settles rather quickly.
Gentle hoppy aroma is complemented by some malty smell as well.
The taste is much more malty that is the case with other regular lagers, but it is by no means too sweet. The finish is more on the sweet side than bitter, but nice.
Drinkable and enjoyable.
01-18-2014 16:42:07 | More by MarkoNm
2.93/5 rDev +7.7%
Tasted On: 03-09-2013
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 330ml brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Perfect pint
Purchased: Received as a gift
A: Clear, light golden beer with a white head
S: Light and sweet aromas of pilsner malt and noble hops
T: Slight sweet and lightly bitter, a good-balance
M: Light-bodied and easy drinking, with more balance of pilsner malts and noble hop character
O: Nothing fancy but a decent lager; seemed very much like a pilsner beer to me.
Thanks to Billy for this one!
03-11-2013 17:55:49 | More by sommersb
1.05/5 rDev -61.4%
Purchased in Jerusalem and drunk alongside the Palestinian Taybeh beer. Completely Hebrew label, which I thought was pretty cool
Pours a fizzy, bland piss yellow with nothing but a seltzer large-bubbled carbonation film ringing the glass. Very light bodied—although there's little carbonation, it streams incredibly quickly to the top, as though its life depended on not being surrounded by this beer any longer. Looks awful.
Nose is horrid. Weetbix, corn, skunk, dodgy hotdogs. It's meaty, but artificial with the turgid funk of dishwater. Urgh... It's just horrible. Not only this, but the entire nose is wrapped up and laced with a sort of corn-syrup sweetness. It's awful. Just awful.
Taste is the same. Sweet and cloying, with husky corn grain characters, seltzer acid, minerals and grit. Finish is metallic and meaty, making you want to wash out your mouth with something else. Urgh. The feel has a tiny amount of spring to it, but otherwise. Damn, this is a terrible beer.
Horrible, horrible brew. Just atrocious. Bad even for the style. Sorry, Israel, but Palestine brews way better beer than you.
08-02-2011 23:22:57 | More by lacqueredmouse
1.85/5 rDev -32%
Poured into a glass in Jerusalem, the beer is a weak straw yellow color. The fizzy head quickly disappears and there is no lacing to speak of.
The smell is terrible. Just some watery malts and a hint of cardboard and trash. As lacquredmouse so eloquently discussed, there is a strange sweetness present as well. Besides this, its not worth going in for too deep of a smell. The taste is dominated by cheap malt with a hint of yucky acid hops.
The carbonation is ok and the mouthfeel has some body to it. But this does not save the beer by any means. Overall the best thing about this beer is its name. Maccabee... otherwise it is rubbish in a bottle. Put this one at the bottom of your want list and thank me.
09-02-2011 12:25:45 | More by EwaldEichstaett
3.9/5 rDev +43.4%
I am a true fan of most barley beers this beer knocked it out of the park in smoothness and flavor. A truly overlooked brew. It maintains great flavor with a kick-ass finish. Its the kind of beer you could just let sit in your mouth all day after a sip... witch I think im now going to do. If you see it in a store near you and have never had it. I say its a must try.
09-11-2013 01:58:56 | More by mikethebeerguy
Maccabee Lager Beer from Tempo Beer Industries LTD
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