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Maccabee Lager Beer - Tempo Beer Industries LTD

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BA SCORE
71
okay

21 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 25.91%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Israel

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: allforbetterbeer on 04-28-2010)
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mikethebeerguy

Maryland

3.9/5  rDev +42.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 01:58:56 | More by mikethebeerguy
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patre_tim

China

3.75/5  rDev +36.9%

06-20-2014 15:38:15 | More by patre_tim
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clarknova

Germany

3.75/5  rDev +36.9%

05-30-2013 15:55:28 | More by clarknova
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joefinnigan15

Manitoba (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

08-18-2013 02:04:59 | More by joefinnigan15
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

04-14-2014 22:11:09 | More by Oakenator
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MarkoNm

Slovenia

3.25/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 16:42:07 | More by MarkoNm
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GabooL457

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

10-07-2012 12:11:10 | More by GabooL457
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +9.5%

11-15-2012 02:06:54 | More by cfalovo97
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sommersb

Tennessee

2.93/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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!

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 17:55:49 | More by sommersb
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allforbetterbeer

Colorado

2.9/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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?

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2010 05:11:04 | More by allforbetterbeer
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Latarnik

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

05-31-2014 22:18:20 | More by Latarnik
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cortez

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

09-12-2012 04:02:22 | More by cortez
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

12-28-2012 16:31:18 | More by AnitaBrewski
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

11-15-2013 16:21:29 | More by MDDMD
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apasternak

District of Columbia

2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

12-08-2013 23:03:54 | More by apasternak
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dweeuu

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

06-26-2013 17:53:01 | More by dweeuu
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ElijahRivera

New York

2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

05-02-2013 20:21:34 | More by ElijahRivera
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Ajlvt

Washington

2/5  rDev -27%

11-17-2013 23:16:48 | More by Ajlvt
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BILF

Israel

2/5  rDev -27%

03-01-2013 21:46:31 | More by BILF
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EwaldEichstaett

Jordan

1.85/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2011 12:25:45 | More by EwaldEichstaett
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

1.05/5  rDev -61.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2011 23:22:57 | More by lacqueredmouse
Maccabee Lager Beer from Tempo Beer Industries LTD
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