Casablanca Beer | Brasseries Du Maroc

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Brasseries Du Maroc

Style: European Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Reviews: 98 | Ratings: 189
Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours out a clear, yellow body with a sudsy, white head. Yep, it's a lager, alright!

Smell: Sweetish, grainy nose with some modest floral accents here and there. Basic but acceptable.

Taste: Sweet, grainy extra pale maltiness. Light floral hop character with just a kiss of bitterness. Drying, fairly crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: Quite average from top to bottom. Casablanca: a fantastic movie, but a not so great beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of beerguy04
3/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a straw yellow with a quickly disappearing head. Not much of a smell. Taste is of sweet malts. Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing. Beer has a creamness to it. Overall the only real choice, while in Morocco.

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Photo of hopdog
2.11/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bottle. I bought this one because the label stood out a litte.

Poured a clear golden color with an averaged sized white head. Straw and grass aroma. Also a little funky. Some sweet malts in the taste but still a little funky (but not in the 'good' way funky).

Notes from: 2/14/05

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Photo of elricorico
2.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Dumped it into the glass really quickly, causing a two inch head to form. Lacing left as it falls. The body is a slightly hazed pale yellow gold.

Semi sweet smell of malt and floral hops. Reasonably fresh smelling and a little bit enticing.

Sweetness up front that almost seems a little sugary, then a strongly metallic flavour takes over the finish. Metal taste dominates and lingers.

Mouthfeel is actually pretty reasonable considering the style. Light but not watery, and the carbonation is refreshing, not fizzy.

Finish is a turn off, but otherwise it is palatable.

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Photo of Noelito76
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of CrazyMike
3/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy golden appearance with thick head that sticks around for awhile. Smell is slightly sweet with hops, picked up some grain but overall the smell is light.

Taste is malty and grassy with a hint of bread, grain and wheat. A slight syrupy hint as well, overall the taste is fairly light and average. Light-medium bodied with high carbonation. Aftertaste is light, but has a lingering grassy/malty taste.

Not a great beer, but it is clean and refreshing. Can see this as a good summer beer, worth a try.

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Photo of rab53
2.28/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of matjack85
3.21/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Found my first Moroccan beer at the Binny's in Glen Ellyn, IL for $1.99 for a single 330ml brown bottle. My label looks the same as the one in the picture except that mine says Casa Beer instead of the entire word Casablanca.

The beer poured a clear, pale yellow color and made a half finger of white head that quickly settled down to just a thin rim. The rim lasted several minutes and surprisingly it left some spotty lacing down the sides of the glass.

The smell is malt, grain, and grass - nothing special. It's a pretty typical macro lager smell. No whiff of camels or any other skunky smells.

The taste was a bit of a pleasant surprise. Malt, grain, and a touch of honey-like sweetness, but then also a noticeable touch of hop bitterness for balance. It's nothing great, but a lot better than I expected.

It's light bodied but not watery, and the high carbonation keeps it crisp and refreshing.

This is very drinkable stuff. I'd have no problem drinking these at the oasis.

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Photo of UncleFlip
3/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Looks a little darker than a big macro, but otherwise seems to have the resemblance. Emotionless loose white head, not very entertaining. Decent lace as the head goes away.

Smells airy and wet, with a little bit of hop. Not impressive,but OK.

Flavour is a bit malty sweet, with just a touch of spice -just a touch, ind you. Not much interesting at all here, really.

The body is a bit thicker than macro, with very little carbonation.

This would be a good lawnmower beer, if you want something with just a slight bit more flavour than the macros.

Be well

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Photo of Franziskaner
2.85/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pale golden colored lager with a bit of haziness. A quarter inch thick head is on top. I see plenty of carbonation bubbles inside. Aroma is slightly metallic and not much else. Mouth is a bit salty and thin. Taste is faintly that of bittering hops,and pale malt with a quick and slightly metallic finish.

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Photo of DogFood11
1.11/5  rDev -60.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

12oz brown bottle bought as a single. Poured into a pils glass. A spa like carbonation races to the top and supports a white creamy head. Light golden body.

I wasn't sure if I'd had this before as the label now states "Casa Beer" rather than the Casablanca label I've had at morrocon restaurants. Cooked vegetables and raw grain make up the bulk of this brew. Astringent. This is a bad macro lager.

Not clean or refreshing. Honestly not sure how this can sell other than for the novelty factor or beer hunters trying everthing once. Pass.

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Photo of EMV
2.46/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass in Morocco

L: Pours a light clear golden color. One finger of white head... no significant lacing.

S: Mild malts... bread. Minimal hops.

T/F: Fairly typical macro lager. Pale malts... mild sweetness up front. Faint hops but no single flavor really dominates or stands out. Carbonated with medium mouthfeel. Finish is crisp and clean.

O: It's the 'best' beer from Morocco... which is the very definition of 'damning with faint praise'. Still... it's the best beer in town (in a country where the religion unfortunately dictates that one not drink beer) so if you're in Morocco.... bottoms up! I've definitely had worse.

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Photo of msubulldog25
2.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A light brown, 11.2oz./ 330ml bottle with a gold cap that reads 'P 04 08 09 --- E 04 08 10'; knowing what I know about beer dating techniques, I'm guessing early August 2009 for a roughly 5-1/2 months old. Picked this curiosity up at John's Marketplace & poured to a pint glass.

Label is the abbreviated 'Casa Beer' but otherwise looks identical to the photo.

A: Crystal clear golden/pale with a sizable head of 1+ finger white cream. Decent retention, supplied by a brief flurry of carbonation, then fewer and more lazily-rising streams. Under strong light, a few traces of debris mar the otherwise crystalline complexion.

S: Hum-drum corny-sweet 'adjunct' aroma, a creamy honey and flowery biscuit scent that matches virtually all that I've tried of the style. Strength is modest, but lasting.

T: Starts a sweeter rice/corn adjunct but follows with a decent kick of drying, almost medicinally-spiced, hops. Ends with a dusty dryness, after a waning cinnamon-spiced pastry. Not bad.

M: Modest carbonation and a fair amount of crispness, but following sips is a viscous oiliness that renders the a thin and unappealing starchy coating. Because of this, not really 'refreshing'...

D: I can imagine this being a good choice paire with a spicy Moroccan dish, but by itself it's an everyday adjunct, serving the simple purpose of being better than water in an arid climate, or so I suppose...nothing great nor awful, so there ya go. Defines 'average'.

Beer from Morocco, who'da thunk it...yet the night's still (relatively) young...stay tuned.

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Photo of therica
3.27/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very surprising, found in a nice Moroccan restaurant in La Jolla CA.

A= nothing special, a larger-bubbled modestly foamy off-white head which dissipated quickly. Hard to see the color in the dimmer lighting.

S= surprising appeal, rather inviting, nothing offensive.

T= nice malt, yeast, mellow and yet a richness to it.

M= great, nothing to offend, great with a meal.

D= wish I could find more of this stuff!

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Photo of david18
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of harpus
2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Conrad
2.55/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I got this one more for the label for my collection than for the contents of the bottle. But once opened, I had to drink it, didn't I.
I had not read any reviews to colour my opinion beforehand, but I was still leery about this when it was poured. It turns out that my beer tasting abilities are in line with most of the other BAs.
The colour was just a generic yellow, and there was no head to speak of. Not the most appealing start.
The smell was faint. I picked up on some sweet malts, and the hops are a bit floral or herbal. -Can't pin it down more than that. Maybe because there just isn't more to identify.
Taste was rather generic and inoffensive. Nothing to write home about. Tastes like it smells - bit of sweet malt, mild bitters. Maybe like a Bud on steroids.
Mouthfeel was a surprise! Crisp, with livlier carbonation than expected. No finish or aftertaste to speak of.
Drinkability is open for discussion. Maybe if I were in a Moroccan desert, and it came to a choice between Casablanca and BMC, I would take this one, if someone else was buying.
I wonder how well this sells in its home country?

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Photo of ZimZamZoom
3.65/5  rDev +29%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

According to my label this is now brewed by Brasserie De Tanger. Name changed to Casa Beer and says original Beer from Morocco instead of Casablanca.

Light golden color with a pure white head. The head rises fast and settles somewhat slower. Looks pretty nice and very refreshing.

Aroma of some pilsener malt, a little adjunct sweetness maybe, and some mildly spicy hops. The flavor is very mild, some sweet malts and just a touch of bitterness in the
finish. No sign of any adjuncts, tastes like an all-malt (I'm honestly not sure whether it is or not). I love the nice hop flavor that comes out toward the finish before going bitter. It does finish fast though and very clean.

I like this beer, no idea of it's style, typing this up in notepad. It is not a lighter beer, though the appearance might fool you into thinking it is. Good medium body and very light on the carbonation. I could drink a few more.

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Photo of nickfl
3.25/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of brdc
2/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a regular drink cup.
It is essentially non-descript, yellow, white head, little retention. Aroma and taste are bland, little noticeable malts, no hoppiness at all. It went decently on a very hot day in Florida, but not a lot better than Bud or Miller.

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Photo of ROGUE16
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.68/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Obtained from 'Rhythm and Booze' Cleethorpes. This review is of a brown 330ml bottle. The second lager in one of my lager drinking evenings, it came bottom in scores out of the three reviewed that night.

Poured into one of my Veltins Pilsner stemmed glasses, it looked fine. A typical pale lager, clean and bright. Good white head which tried to stay but fell away towards the end of the drink.

No aroma worth mentioning, gets my standard 3 for lager non-smell.

A bit thin and watery, great for a sunny day by the pool maybe, but not a cold winters night in the UK. I should have held my lager evening in the summer. This had no great flavours or tastes to elaborate on, just a lager and another country ticked off in my quest to drink around the world.

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Photo of Shadman
2.96/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beer from an Islamic it brewed somewhere in secret?

Decent looking enough lager, richer head than most and it sticks around as does some lacing. Some cooked veggies tend to mask the bready malt and floral hop that is there. Taste is quite decent given it's classmates. Aforemention bready-like malt and hop make an appearance as does a slight metaliic twang. Lighter in body, but also slick and smooth going down. Wouldn't mind another in a cafe in Maroc if I could avoid detection by the religious police ;)

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Photo of Gmann
2.76/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours a honey straw color with a wispy white head that settles into a light ring.

The aroma is grainy, light sulfur and a slight honey note. Very macro-esc

The taste is corny sweet with plenty of grain flavor. Big cracker dry flavor. Some grassy bitterness.

The feel is light and crisp with plenty of carbonation. Quite dry on the palate, astringent.

Macro all the way. Quite dry and lifeless.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.33/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazed straw gold with a white head that leaves a pretty fair amount of lacing on the way down. Nose is barely there with a dried lemon tone and a bit of grain attribute as well. Flavor is slightly bitter citric. A touch of metallic edge to it. Feel is standard with carbonation. Drinkable, I guess. Nothing to really write home about. If I were in Morocco, I am sure my choices would be limited, so it would have to do. But for here in the U.S., no great shakes (but a little bit better than I had expected).

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