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

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BA SCORE
66
poor

194 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 21.58%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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drewmprs

California

2.23/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A thin pilsener served in a 9.5 ounce bottle. I've never had a lebanese beer before, and can't say i look forward to my next after tasting this brew. Very unflavorful and a saucy aftertaste that clung to the palate like a piece of toiletpaper clinging to your shoe. I had it at open sesame in long beach.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2006 05:25:07 | More by drewmprs
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look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

It's difficult enough to locate a Middle Eastern beer, but Lebanon has a different culture which allows beer to flow a little more freely. It comes in a green 330 ml bottle, so I'm hoping that skunkiness comes at a minimal. On to the beer:

Pale, somewhat washed out golden colored in the body with visible small bubbles running from bottom to top. At the top rests a rocky, foamy head which slowly drops and leaves a few big spots of lacing. After a stinky first impression with the aroma, much of it withers away to a nose with sulfur, vague fruity esters, dry grain, and husk. In fact, it's not too terrible, though don't confuse it with good.

After so many different national lagers, many of them start to run together. I would draw Almaza closer to Heineken with a few bruises from a long journey than a Budweiser. Slightly sweet, minerals, touch of sulfur, and a light body with little crispness makes the character of this beer.

Not too bad as it is. In the part of the world where it's from, it could easily be worse; there could be no beer at all! (Ironic, considering beer was created in said region.)

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Appearance: Yellow with a thin white head. Mild lacing on the glass.

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Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste of watered down light hops.

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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.
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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.

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@ 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.

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Almaza Pilsner Beer from Brasserie Almaza S.A.L.
66 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.