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Hillas - Macedonian Thrace Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 16.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Macedonian Thrace Brewery visit their website
Greece

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rowew on 05-05-2005

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3.71/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I ordered this beer with my dinner at the Greek Village Restaurant in Schaumburg, IL. It was the only beer on their list I hadn't tried before. 300ml brown bottle served in an undersized Miller Light glass. No freshness date.

The beer poured a clear pale yellow color with a 1-finger white head and hundreds of tiny carbonation bubbles racing to the top. Retention was less than a minute and there were only a few spots of lacing left on the glass. (I wonder if this was due to restaurant dishwater soap residue on the glass as most reviewers said their head retention was good with lots of lacing.)

Typical Euro pale lager smell. Some grain, some grass, and a pleasant noble hop aroma.

Better taste than most Euro lagers. Has a pilsner malt flavor balanced with mild noble hop bitterness. Borders on sweet, but the sweetness is subtle rather than overbearing.

Clean and light with moderate carbonation.

A nice easy drinker with no offensive tastes or odors. Very sessionable, but not at $5.50 per glass restaurant prices.

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12 oz. bottle served into a mini-pint. Had at a Greek restaurant in down town Chicago.

A: Pours a clear yellow color with a pure white head forming on the pour. The head has great retention and sticks around for quite sometime. It recedes slowly leaving behind some sopay lace.

S: Mineral water, some grain and noble hops.

T: Same with some pale malt, cereal grain and surprisingly fresh noble hop character.

M: Highly drinkable with a light body. Medium carbonation.

O: Decent enough Euro pale lager, but still not that great.

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Hillas from Macedonian Thrace Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.