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

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BA SCORE
66
poor

219 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 22.5%
Wants: 4
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 artoolemomo
2.73/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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3/5  rDev +7.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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2.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a light straw color with a big billowy white head of about 3 fingers. Rather rapidly the head fades leaving only a very light level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is a mix of some light grain and a lot of skunkiness. Along with these aromas are some light notes of a grassy nature and a bit of bread.

Taste – The taste is very light and crisp with some flavors of a light breadiness and some grain as well as well as a more corny taste. As the flavor advances beyond the start, a light grassy and somewhat floral hop taste come to the tongue. These mix of flavors take the taste to its end leaving a light crisp taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is very light with a carbonation level that is rather average. Both are rather nice for the very light flavors of the brew and suit the lower abv and crisper feel of the beer rather well.

Overall – Very light and easy drinking, but nothing special. Just OK.

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2.34/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

hm... lebanese beer. How exotic! This is my first expedition into Middle Eastern beer, which is really, really limited in Alberta. Let's go.

Well it comes in a green bottle. i like the look of green bottles, but they do certainly lead to a large percentage of the beers being skunked. And this one is. I didn't have a pilsner glass handy so I poured it into a tulip. The colour is really weird - it's not the typical bubbly yellow you expect with a pilsner. It's a really murky yellow-brown colour with very little head. After the skunkiness dissipates, you'll notice the aroma is very sweet and malty, which is certainly unusual for a pilsner, which, when made properly, is quite hoppy. The smell is faint for sure - it reminds me of my best friend's apartment growing up. Very odd indeed.

The taste is a little watery with some mild hop and malt notes - not very powerful and certainly not what i think of when i think of a pilsner. i'll give it that it is hoppier than a generic adjunct lager you'll find in North America, however the taste still leaves you with a dissapointing feeling inside. Perhaps this is how the Lebanese prefer their beers - light with some subtle flavour. Looking closer at the bottle, the faint, clear label shows that the beer is a very modest 4% abv. This is not always a bad thing, but I think the brewers were intentionally looking for a light lager in mind when they originally came up with this.

On the whole, this beer is a big letdown. It promotes itself as a pilsner (like many other beers), although it doesn't deliver. It is watery, not flavourful, and looks really weird. There are no offensive tastes, so fortunately there is that to consider. Regardess, I don't see enough positives here to make a repeat purchase.

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2.84/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale yellow, almost amber color with lots of head with medium retention.
Aroma of an adjunct lager but not unpleasant, bready malts, vanilla and adjuncts. Some floral hop notes.
Sweet malt and corn flavor with floral and herbal hops. Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Light body and unexpected low carbonation.
This seems to have a bit more hops (though low on alpha) than usual for an adjunct lager. Not a pilsner but decent for an adjunct lager. Better than the average mass adjunct lagers.

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3/5  rDev +7.1%

Almaza Pilsner Beer from Brasserie Almaza S.A.L.
66 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.