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

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BA SCORE
67
poor

217 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 22.5%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | 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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3/5  rDev +7.1%

Teamster, Jul 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

nitter, Jun 28, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Bikeboy1, Jun 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

T-34-85, Jun 24, 2014
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2.91/5  rDev +3.9%
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.)

DoubleJ, Jun 21, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

smbslt, Jun 20, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

wc94wc, Jun 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

Eighty, Jun 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

wrightst, Jun 02, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Latarnik, May 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

BDF2000, May 18, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass at Disney's Epcot.

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

Smell: Very light hops, almost no smell.

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

Overall: Ok I guess, glad I tried it.

Cavanaghty, Apr 27, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

SkinniePost, Apr 22, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Pens1967, Apr 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

SocalKicks, Apr 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +25%

Bandi, Mar 30, 2014
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2.93/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

metter98, Mar 23, 2014
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2/5  rDev -28.6%

tommyguz, Mar 19, 2014
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2/5  rDev -28.6%

ygtbsm94, Mar 09, 2014
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3.05/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

vkv822, Mar 03, 2014
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3.51/5  rDev +25.4%
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%.

johnnnniee, Feb 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

fifo2007, Jan 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

brauseboof, Jan 21, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

AWB3, Jan 17, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

ctwybeerguy, Dec 29, 2013
Almaza Pilsner Beer from Brasserie Almaza S.A.L.
67 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.