Alfa | Athenian Brewery

AlfaAlfa
BA SCORE
2.3%
Liked This Beer
2.76 w/ 172 ratings
AlfaAlfa
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Athenian Brewery
Greece
athenianbrewery.gr

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,440
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
172
Liked:
4
Avg:
2.76/5
pDev:
20.29%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
37
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 172 |  Reviews: 60
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1/5  rDev -63.8%

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1/5  rDev -63.8%

Photo of OzmanBey
1/5  rDev -63.8%
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 matty
1.11/5  rDev -59.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I don't know if i had a skunked bottle or not but this is brutal. Skunk from smell to taste.I am going to get another bottle of this and if it's different I will come and delete this review and write another,otherwise I would not recommend this at all!!

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Photo of Thorpe429
1.21/5  rDev -56.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass at the Greek place around the corner from us.

Color is quite dark for the style. Mild copper is what I would say. No real head or lacing. The nose is skunked hops and cardboard. The taste is just downright awful and I could barely stomach more than a sip, but I powered on through a few ounces. This beer is just horrendous. Wow. Light and skunky. Drinkability is quite poor, to say the least.

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Photo of bird_soul
1.5/5  rDev -45.7%

Photo of Dwinslow15
1.75/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

greek bud

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Photo of tb4475
1.92/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Nothing positive to say about this beer.

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Photo of rex_4539
1.96/5  rDev -29%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Ivixor
1.99/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of beerhunter13
2/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of bpfrush
2/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of stampfler07
2/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of cfalovo97
2/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of TheBeeraholic
2/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of Bobhoya
2/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of petluo
2/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of RoiZentner
2/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of bcsbeer
2/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of sharpski
2/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of mdcrouser
2.05/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Curled up on a cold night, watching a movie, I reached to the fridge for whatever was available, and this is what I found - from the World Market holiday pack of world beers. Glad to try one of each, rather than never have the chance to buy them at all.

Pale gold, iwth little no head, this looks like a classic American lager - uninspired and bored with itself.

Smells like one too - corn, a bit of salt, much like a Budweiser, but with a tinge of "European," actually.

Light, characteristic pilsner flavors tip-toe on the tongue, and quickly down the throat, gone in a matter of seconds.

Barely carbonated, just enough to ensure yourself that it is so, but otherwise nearly flat on the tongue.

While it's nothing to be awed by on its own, this might actually be decent when paired with a salad topped with feta and Greek olives.

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
2.08/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

After having this beer in a bottle, the draft counterpart does not even compare in taste or mouthfeel or any other category. This beer smelled very heavily of skunk. There was no head retention. The only factor that made this beer enjoyable was the surrounding Greek countryside and Aegean sea. Much better in the bottle.

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Photo of Justindemino
2.1/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of woutervaneijk
2.1/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Honestly quite poor. There's better pilseners out there in Greece (e.g. Mythos or Hellas Pils).

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Photo of ThaCreep
2.18/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Golden brown. Nose grain slightly faded with a touch of yeast. The palate is dry with little flavor except a little bit of sugar in the body of distilled beer. Not really finish if not a little hot under bitter exciting. Euro lager unconvincing. Not really finish if not a little hot under bitter exciting. Euro lager unconvincing.

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Alfa from Athenian Brewery
Beer rating: 2.3% out of 100 with 172 ratings
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