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

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222 Ratings

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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 22.5%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Almaza S.A.L. visit their website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-27-2002

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

Almaza Pilsner Beer from Brasserie Almaza S.A.L.
66 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.