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

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BA SCORE
67
poor

206 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 2.82
pDev: 21.99%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | 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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Photo of kbub6f
3.5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought at the LCBO (Robertson: Ottawa), a few days in the fridge.

A big, white head settles fast. Spotty lacing. Big bubbles hurry to the top. There's some ever-so-slight fruit in the lagery, fresh, not-too-bad nose. The front is sweet. A thin middle shows a bit of sugar, and maybe apples if I'm sane. Strange, the finish is sweet. Almost sugary. There's a little hoppy bitterness.

You know, this isn't bad. For a light lager, it's a decent, fresh, drinkable beer. In spite of the green bottle and the fact that Lebanese beer probably doesn't move off the LCBO shelves too quickly, there's no skunking. I had bottom-of-the-barrel expectations for this beer and was happily surprised.

kbub6f, Jul 01, 2003
Photo of queenboadicea
3.55/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A nice, light and flavorful pilsner from Lebanon. Has a definite presence of wheat and a smooth body, which makes it a good pairing with super-spicy food. I'm working on memory here...it's been a few months since I first sampled this beer...so I'm going to pick up a 6-pack to have with a Thai dish I'm making for a few friends of mine and myself tomorrow and I'll report in more detail then.

queenboadicea, Apr 05, 2003
Photo of Shiloh
2.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A very pretty pilsner when poured, collour is honey gold with a moderate lace and medium ring. The aroma is clean. Mouthfeel is that of an American light. The taste is disappointing. It is flat, and certainly leaves you wanting......wanting something else!

Shiloh, Nov 15, 2002
Photo of putnam
3.4/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A truly amber liquid, like clover honey with sunlight shining through it. The head is respectably irregular. Bubbles are medium-small. The smell packs a wollop of toasted grain, charred corn, pozole, grits and a hint of fresh corn sweetness; all on the nose. Reminds me of a boiling pot of tamales. Rich, supple, creamy texture supported by ample gas bears hay-like, boiled sweet grain nuances: Kasha, groats, wheat etc. A supple, roasty, mellow Euro-pils or a characterful, avante garde American Lager.

putnam, Oct 07, 2002
Photo of Jason
2.75/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Little 9.5 oz green bottle with no freshness date. Good amount of sticky white lace and the retention is fine. Some particles in suspension though the golden brew is relatively clear.

Cooked veggie like hop with a sweet grain aroma.

Smooth and slick mouth feel, moderate carbonation and body. Big cooked veggie flavour of cabbage and celery partially from the hops and some DMS. Grainy flavours are sweet and mildly astringent at the same time. Hop bitterness is uniform to the size of the beer. Apple skin and more grain in the finish.

Decent and that is about it, nothing special here … unless you are looking for a beer that is brewed in Lebanon.

Jason, Jul 22, 2002
Photo of Todd
3.7/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 9.5oz green bottle. No freshness date.

Appearance: Dirty blonder in colour, with a touch of haze. Active carbonation that produces a thin white foam head.

Smell: Clean aroma / touch of musty apple.

Taste: Smooth and creamy. Light DMS (cooked veggie / corn) flavour turns quite sweet and fruity, with distinct Red Delicious apple flavours. Touch of musty grain way in the back of the palate, along with some sulfur notes. Finish is a bit dry.

Notes: Not a typical Pils beer, but rather enjoyable and a nice surprise and change on the old palate.

Beer was produced in conjuction with Amstel Brouwerij, Holland. Sample obtained at Zu Zu / The Middle East in Cambridge, MA, USA.

Todd, Jan 27, 2002
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Almaza Pilsner Beer from Brasserie Almaza S.A.L.
67 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.