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

Almaza Pilsner BeerAlmaza Pilsner Beer

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178 Ratings

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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 22.22%

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

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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Reviews by Skidz:
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2.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours out pale straw and sits bright gold in the glass with a smallish soapy white head. Fades rather quickly and leaves little around the glass.

Prickly aroma of grassy hops, honeysuckle and clover. Bready yeast notes dabbed along throughout. Hints of honey crisp apples and faint bits of pepper.

Dull concentrations of watery malts and muted hop bitterness. Little else around to speak of, aside from the taste of flloury raw noodles.

Crisp, light mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and mild-medium bitterness.

This showed promise at the nose, but fell far short from there on out. A lusterless beer without enough balance, nor enough hops, to make it a quality pils.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2009 00:46:53 | More by Skidz
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3/5  rDev +7.5%

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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%

03-19-2014 17:59:14 | More by tommyguz
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2/5  rDev -28.3%

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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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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

02-10-2014 01:21:56 | More by johnnnniee
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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -37.3%

12-19-2013 03:54:41 | More by Rwang
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3.5/5  rDev +25.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

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2/5  rDev -28.3%

10-03-2013 22:17:12 | More by apasternak
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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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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

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2.89/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a light straw color with a big billowy white head of about 3 fingers. Rather rapidly the head fades leaving only a very light level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is a mix of some light grain and a lot of skunkiness. Along with these aromas are some light notes of a grassy nature and a bit of bread.

Taste – The taste is very light and crisp with some flavors of a light breadiness and some grain as well as well as a more corny taste. As the flavor advances beyond the start, a light grassy and somewhat floral hop taste come to the tongue. These mix of flavors take the taste to its end leaving a light crisp taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is very light with a carbonation level that is rather average. Both are rather nice for the very light flavors of the brew and suit the lower abv and crisper feel of the beer rather well.

Overall – Very light and easy drinking, but nothing special. Just OK.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 02:04:54 | More by Darkmagus82
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Almaza Pilsner Beer from Brasserie Almaza S.A.L.
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