Alfa | Athenian Brewery

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2.74/5
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177 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Athenian Brewery
Greece
athenianbrewery.gr

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,286
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
177
pDev:
20.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
39
Trade:
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Ratings: 177 |  Reviews: 61
Photo of BdM
2.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of bubseymour
3.62/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JustCamIt
1.27/5  rDev -53.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

This was the only beer on the menu at a tourist trap restaurant in Athens. The grilled squid was good but the Alfa wasn’t.

Brightish yellow color, no hop flavor and too sweet.

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1.98/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of clarknova
2.19/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of OzmanBey
1/5  rDev -63.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Eh, had this one on a recommendation, wasn't impressed just very light and tasteless.

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Photo of rab53
2.27/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of zmeik
2.69/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DegenErik
2.35/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of outoffocus
3/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GarbageMan10
2.37/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.4/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had straight from the bottle at a Greek festival. Wasn't expecting much, but this is a pretty decent AAL. Aroma we pretty much what I expected from a beer in a green bottle: sweet corn and malt, some vegetal notes. A long pull from the bottle reveals a medium feel with nice carbonation, with corn flavor a some actual peppery hops come through. Much better than expected, and better than most AALs I've come across.

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Photo of stella77artois
3.53/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kylehay2004
2.87/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of spycow
2.53/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of buzzy
2.44/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of I3eer
2.84/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Photo of thewilliamhart
3.04/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rex_4539
1.96/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of smcolw
3.26/5  rDev +19%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Yellow to gold and crystal clear. Nearly no head and absolutely no lace.

Grainy aroma of unmalted barley.

Thin start but a good malt base -- grainy and raw. Like a macro but with a sweet flavor and full body. Decent carbonation. Low hop presence creates a shallow aftertaste.

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Photo of Ppin
2.99/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of beergoot
2.97/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Decent, light cereal grain flavor. Otherwise, rather pedestrian.

Bottle served at Jake and Telly's Greek/American restaurant in Colorado Springs...

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Photo of Burkbom23
2.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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Alfa from Athenian Brewery
Beer rating: 2.74 out of 5 with 177 ratings