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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 Cavanaghty
2.25/5  rDev -20.2%
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
Photo of SkinniePost
2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

SkinniePost, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of Pens1967
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Pens1967, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of SocalKicks
3/5  rDev +6.4%

SocalKicks, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of Bandi
3.5/5  rDev +24.1%

Bandi, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of metter98
2.93/5  rDev +3.9%
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
Photo of tommyguz
2/5  rDev -29.1%

tommyguz, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
2/5  rDev -29.1%

ygtbsm94, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of vkv822
3.05/5  rDev +8.2%
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
Photo of johnnnniee
3.51/5  rDev +24.5%
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
Photo of fifo2007
3/5  rDev +6.4%

fifo2007, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of brauseboof
3.25/5  rDev +15.2%

brauseboof, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of AWB3
2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

AWB3, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of ctwybeerguy
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

ctwybeerguy, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of WDJersey
2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

WDJersey, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of Rwang
1.75/5  rDev -37.9%

Rwang, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of meehandennis
3.5/5  rDev +24.1%

meehandennis, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of dcmchew
2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

dcmchew, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of ThisMoonlife
3/5  rDev +6.4%

ThisMoonlife, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

6thstreetbrewpub, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of apasternak
2/5  rDev -29.1%

apasternak, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of artoolemomo
2.73/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

artoolemomo, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of Reem
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Reem, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of stereosforgeeks
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

stereosforgeeks, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of dmorgan310
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

dmorgan310, Sep 12, 2013
Almaza Pilsner Beer from Brasserie Almaza S.A.L.
67 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.