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Casablanca BeerCasablanca Beer

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Brasseries Du Maroc

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by PhantomVodoo on 05-11-2003

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Photo of AdamBear
3.52/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in Morocco at Epcot.

A-pale gold with white head that disappears

S-honey and grains. medium strength

T-comes in with herbal grains and some honey then a bitterness with a bare adjunct after-taste with some peppercorn. not bad actually. much crisper and more full than any BMC beer.

M-medium creamy carbonation with a creamy finish

O-quite enjoyable! wasn't expecting to enjoy this but its refreshing and slightly complex. i could drink this a lot when i just want something easy going

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Photo of codon2004
2/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of flyingpig
2.39/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Light yellow to straw colour & forms a white, bubbly head that is about a fingers width tall but disappears almost instantly.

Sweet aroma to it on the whole. There is a light corn aroma that is matched in equal strength by a sweet syrupy one & a little bit of vegetable.

A little grain followed by slightly more of a sweet syrupy taste matching that from the nose. These flavours are almost drowned out by corn & vegetable adjuncts that come next.

Smooth on the palate but slightly too thin in body, this beer is at least a little refreshing but the aftertaste is dry.

Yet another mass produced, low quality pale lager. Not a beer I'll be trying again. Slightly better than Flag Spéciale but not by much.

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2.88/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

330ml can served into a Pilsen glass.Enyoyed,once again on agt´11.Pale straw.Clear appearance.White dense froth.Fairly well retention.Nice lacing rings.Citrusy floral aroma.Slightly sweet citrusy flavor.Quite fat mouthfeel.Light body,medium carbonation.Cloying aftertaste.Smooth dry bitter finish.Bland overall sensation.

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Photo of cagocubs
3.2/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Label reads "Casa Beer"

A: Pours a lighter gold with a small white head that dissipates and slightly laces.

S: Hops, earthy pine, barley, some adjuncts, and a little alcohol.

T: Hops, Spice, Pine, wheat, and barley. Well Balanced.

M: Medium body for its style. Good mouth coating and carbonation along with a wet finish.

O: I was pleasantly surprised with this beer out of Morocco.

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Photo of Scrumtralecent
2.01/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours a straw yellow with bubbly white head that fades rather quckily with no lacing.

S - Pretty straightforward smell of grain and not much malt or hops to speak of. Simple and not very interesting.

T - Starts with a grain lager but finishes with what feels like expired barley and hops that leaves a slightly acidic aftertaste that is not enjoyable. Backend on this is pretty terrible.

M - Light bodied, and plenty of carbonation. Aftertaste leaves an unpleasant mouthfeel.

O - In one word, no. Not an enjoyable beer, and would not want again.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.43/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I was able to taste a Casa Beer whilst walking through the Morrocan village of Epcot amusement park at disney. Casa Beer has a nice amber color with white foamy head. There are slight hops on the nose and in the taste. The smell and taste are predominately powered by grain, but it is very smooth and drinkable. Definitly worth a taste.

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Photo of Snamnoum
1.98/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance - pale yellow with small fizzy head that dies quickly.

Smell - some toasted cereal grains and malt with a hint of hops

Taste - this is one truly awful beer it tastes of hard water, chlorine, lead, and cleaning products. The flavors of corn adjuncts are harsh and burnt tasting. The hops are somewhat acidic and bitter but lend no dynamic characteristics other than those basic flavors

Mouthfeel - light bodied and thin feeling

Overall - this is one of the worst beers I've ever had. If I ever say this in a friends fridge I would ask what he paid for it and then give him that amount and pour the beer down the drain. Avoid this.

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Photo of CrazyMike
3/5  rDev +5.6%
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 kwjd
2.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

My first ever beer from Morocco. Pours a clear straw-yellow colour with thin white head. A little bit of lacing on the glass. Smells quite grainy and clean. Not too much in the way of flavour, but nothing off either, which is a step up from many adjunct lagers. Big carbonation level.

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Photo of gopens44
2.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Crystal clear like a freshly Windexed window. Straw in color with no head whatsoever.

S - Hoppy and roasted malts. That's about it.

T - Malty, bitter.

M - Not as carbonated as I thought it wold be, kinda medium in carbonation. Light, no aftertaste.

Meh. Maybe if I was in Morocco.

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Photo of MikeRa
2.48/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I had this beer at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House

A: This beer poured a dark golden color, with a very small head and no lacing

S and T: A light smell and taste, with a hint of fruity notes

M: This beer went down smooth, but was a bit waterly

D: This is a OK beer, but it is one that I won't buy.

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Photo of yeahnatenelson
2.83/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance -- Pours a hazy honey amber with two fingers of sudsy/fizzy white head.

Smell -- Fruity and floral with pilsner malt, and a bit of grassy hops. Not thrilling, but definitely better than average.

Taste -- Plum and bready malt, grassy hops, floral notes, suphur-like mineral notes. Finish is grassy hops and sulphur.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-light in body with moderate gentle carb. Finish is really tannic. Reminds me of those tea beers. Not good.

Drinkability -- If it weren't for a few defects (sulphur taste, tannic finish) this would be an above-average Euro lager, but as it stands it's a curiosity from the black continent. Regardless, a brewery making *anything* in the Middle East is a marvel in and of itself.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.69/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Budweiser pokal.

African beer #4. It pours a clear pale straw topped by a rather short-lived half-finger or so of white foam. The nose comprises grass, light and dull florals, rice, and mossy tree bark. The taste is slightly better, leaning on light wheat, some minor floral bitterness, a light sprinkle of corn syrup, and a subtle metallic twinge. The body is quite light, with a light active carbonation and a crisp finish. As decidedly unimpressive as the smell and taste are, this thing does go down really easily (and, thankfully, pretty quickly, too). Call me Western-centric, but I have yet to have a solid brew from this continent. Oh well, the search continues, and hope lives on...

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Photo of Onslow
2.77/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had from the bottle in Florida in Disneyworld at Epcot while wandering around the World Showcase, Morocco section.. . Pours a light yellow mostly gold/copper .. . light caramel malts with touches of bitterness .. . lacing is an A for sure .. . a simple brew in the mouth, made to refresh.. no harsh off flavours .. . An absolute winner for a 90 degree day .. next, a Grand Marnier slushy served by this hot french chick..

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Photo of FreshHawk
3.2/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Clear golden and bubbly with an average sized light, foamy, rocky, white head. Decent retention that settles into a thin layer of foamy lace. Pretty typical of the style with maybe just a bit better head/lace.

S - Sweet, grainy aroma with a decent amount of grassy and floral aroma. Hints of corn aroma, but not overpowering or too strong. Like the appearance, it is pretty typical for the style, maybe just a touch above average, but not much if at all.

T - Sweet grainy, malty base. Just a faint whisper of corn/adjunct sweetness. Some floral and grassy hops come out. Not bad for the style, but a bit bland. Similar to the other two categories, about average, maybe slightly above.

M - Light body and fairly highly carbonated. Crisp and refreshing feel. Pretty typical of the style.

D - Pretty drinkable. Inoffensive taste with enough floral and grassy hop flavor to be interesting. Fairly sweet but not overly corn/adjunct flavored.

Notes: Best before Dec. 2010. Overall, about an average beer across the board. Pretty inoffensive and easy to drink beer with a decent amount of floral and grassy hops. It was a nice beer to drink, but pretty forgettable.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.18/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Served in a strange)
A- This beer has a crystal clear golden yellow body with a big carbonation of tiny bubbles support a creamy off-white head that last and last.
S- This beer has a slight sweetness to the noble hops and pale malt with a fresh raw grain note as it warms up. The aroma is still very light.
T- This beer has a carbonic acid bite that fades into a Noble bitter bite with a sulfury finish. There is a pleasant pale malt note with a slight sweetness that is covered up by the carbonic acid flavor.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a foamy texture and a clean fizzy finish.
D- This beer has a nice flavor to the malt but it is covered by the carbonic acid except for the hop note. The slight sweetness to the sulfury finish has a nice Kolsch quality its just covered up.

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Photo of wordemupg
3/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle poured into pint glass mar14 2010

A clear golden yellow with a small fast falling head that leaves no lace

S sweet grains and a little candied corn

T some mild hops with a little cereal and some lemon, not too much going on here

M fairly thin with average carbonation, nothing offensive but nothing special

D nothing offensive just a basic plain lager that quenches thirst but doesn't inspire

knock another country of my list, and I could swallow it without issues. I honestly expected less from North African beer so I was pleased with a straight across the board average beer.

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Photo of DIM
2.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

a: This was a clear, plae golden color.

s: Sweet, but not corny. A little banana? Some bread as well.

t: Mirrors the smell. It is sweet, but not in a corny or cloying way. I want to say banana, but that isn't quite right either.

m: Fizzy carbonation and a somewhat watery body.

d: Better than I expected, but not worth revisiting.

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Photo of msubulldog25
2.98/5  rDev +4.9%
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 ChainGangGuy
3/5  rDev +5.6%
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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Photo of ToasterChef
2.56/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed form my notes. Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass at the Victoria Falls Bar at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.

The beer is golden orange in color. It has a white foam head and lots of carbonation bubbles in the glass. There is a little earthy yeast in the aroma, but there really isn't much going on. The taste has a lot of cheap malts and some corn. It tastes better than some American macros, but still not that great. It has a medium body and a lot of carbonation. It goes down easy, but it isn't that enjoyable to drink. I didn't order a second bottle, and probably never will.

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Photo of matjack85
3.21/5  rDev +13%
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 flagmantho
3.1/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a pint glass. This bottle is labeled as "Casa Beer" rather than "Casablanca".

Appearance: light, clear straw color with one finger of white foam head. Basic lager.

Smell: malty and grainy. Nothing to distinguish it from any other run-of-the-mill macro lager.

Taste: my wife just came in and took a sip and pretty much summed it up: "this is largely inoffensive". There's a little hop flavor but really, this is an extremely average beer. Not bad, not outstanding.

Mouthfeel: light body with good carbonation; pretty average for the style.

Drinkability: on a warm day, pretty drinkable. Otherwise, pretty average. Certainly not the worst macro lager I've had, but not an outstanding beer.

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Photo of ChrisCage
2.82/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- My bottle was labeled as "Casa Beer". It pours a very clear light golden color. The head is thick at first but very fizzy and quickly disappears into a ring around the glass. Really no lacing to speak of. The carbonation appears to be plentiful as well.

S- Sweet malts are on the forefrunt, but that's about all it has going for it. It otherwise smells of dried grass/grain, slightly metallic, and kind of bland.

T- Pretty much tastes the way it smells....somewhat metallic flavor, some sweetness from the malts, and grainy. There is some slight grassy/herbal notes as well. Not very complex at all and reminds me of a bland American macro.

M- Carbonation is heavy as anticipated, with lots of zing on the palate. The body is light, which is fine, it's just not anything spectacular. I guess it's refreshing and if it reminds me of anything, it's of grains!

D- I'm trying hard to find something positive about this beer and this is's easy to drink because it's quite bland and well carbonated. I would think this would be a suitable beer brewed from an African country where it's hot all the time, as this would go down easy on summer afternoon! I don't think I'll go out of my way to get this again however.

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Casablanca Beer from Brasseries Du Maroc
2.84 out of 5 based on 171 ratings.
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