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Almaza Pilsner Beer - Brasserie Almaza S.A.L.

Almaza Pilsner BeerAlmaza Pilsner Beer

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BA SCORE
66
poor

179 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 179
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 22.22%


Brewed by:
Brasserie Almaza S.A.L. visit their website
Lebanon

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-27-2002)
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2 ounce bottle - $5.50 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a translucent, darkened gold body with an assemblage of large bubbles slowly, lazily feeding a simple, white head.

Smell: Nothing too appealing or inviting; grainy husk notes with some meager hints of tired spicy, herbal hops.

Taste: Bready, conspicuously husky mixture of both pale and pils malts with a faint degree of supporting sweetness. Spicy, vaguely herbaceous hops with a low level of bitterness to counter. The flavors quickly washes out beyond a hint of pervasive buttery diacetyl until reaching the quite dry, crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: Subpar but essentially tolerable (at best). Perhaps when in Lebanon you could get it LebanON with Almaza, but, otherwise, it's best to just pass it by.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2009 00:57:58 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Louisiana

2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

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metter98

New York

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

Bottle at Balade, New York, NY

A: The beer is crystal clear straw yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that quickly died down but left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sweet bready malts and corn are present in the nose along with some faint hints of grassy hops.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has a bit of sweetness. Little, if any bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Despite coming in a green bottle, I was pleasantly surprised by this beer and thought it surpassed any of the typical adjunct lagers you typically see from foreign countries. It also paired well with the Lebanese food I had for dinner.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 03:17:55 | More by metter98
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2/5  rDev -28.3%

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Virginia

2/5  rDev -28.3%

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vkv822

Oregon

3.05/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz : pint glass
@ Hoda's Middle Eastern Cuisine

Clear, golden with a foamy white head.

Simple grassy hops, with light notes of sweet, apple esters transitioning into a sweet malty backbone.

Medium body, foamy carbonation.

A decent beer. It's a bit estery for what I would expect from a pilsner, but still pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 05:50:03 | More by vkv822
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.51/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle received in trade from RobertDale, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a crystal clear dark straw color with a decent sized white head that dissipates rather quickly. Aromas of sweet honey like malt with with some nice melanoids , a hint of spicy and floral hop rounds out the aroma. The flavor is fairly rich bready pilsner malt with with a touch of spicy hop flavor and low hop bitterness. Medium to light body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Decent brew with a fair amount of flavor for something at 4%.

Serving type: bottle

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Pennsylvania

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South Carolina

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Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

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Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

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Louisiana

2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

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California

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Maine

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Romania

2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +7.5%

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2/5  rDev -28.3%

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artoolemomo

Oregon

2.73/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Appearance- Pours up a good amount of head that has lousy retention. The head is a pure cotton white while the body is a pale to medium amber that looks a dull golden straw when held up to the light. No lacing has been left behind. Well, there are a couple spots.

Nose- Starts off with a little bit of bubblegum then transitions into a much more watery aroma that has slight hints of cornflakes and other cereals. Slight vinous notes. A very boring and typical AAL nose. No hints of any traditional pilsner hops.

Taste- Some citrus, mostly lemon which moves into the basic notes of the aroma. Grain, biscuit, and cereal. Cornflakes are more dominant than any of this. Reminds me of Elephant beer. Very dry finish. Some white grape. No real German hops but a pretty good, dry finish makes this a little more tolerable than I thought it would be. Slight mineral and chalk notes on the finish. Still, a below average that strikes as being just a little better than BMC. It does not appear to be lightstruck though it is in a green bottle.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with too much carbonation, such that it's almost abrasive. Crisp, dry finish places this a notch above BMC.

Drinkability- Watery and boring so it's pretty easygoing. But watery and boring so much so that I don't really want to drink it.

Overall- Slightly below average. The only reason I tried it because it's from Lebanon. Could have given you the basic flavor profile without even drinking it. Will not buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 01:44:47 | More by artoolemomo
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Almaza Pilsner Beer from Brasserie Almaza S.A.L.
66 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.