Alfa | Athenian Brewery

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2.74/5
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175 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:
#46,043
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
175
pDev:
20.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
39
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Ratings: 175 |  Reviews: 61
Photo of tigg924
2.52/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours clear, gold, with 1/4 inch head. and moderate carbonation. Smells of skunk. Taste is better with light sweet malt, honey, and grass. Overall this strikes me as a slightly below average adjunct lager. Probably will pass on this in the future.

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Photo of threedaggers
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dwinslow15
1.75/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

greek bud

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.46/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jakea
2.76/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mobrado
3.69/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer_Rabbit66
3.78/5  rDev +38%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look; golden clear with a one finger head, which sticks around, nice light constant carbonation.
Smell ; wonderful instant strong malty and buttery notes.
Taste ; fresh, malty, buttery with a light almost creamy after taste.
Feel ; smooth, crisp and fresh finish with a bitter aftertaste
Overall it has a strong thick taste and is different and really nice, will be buying this again if I find it in the UK that is

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Photo of ordybill
2.72/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Cary, NC. This beer is a pale clear yellow with a very small white head. The aroma is skunk with some wheat, I am not looking forward to the first taste. Yep, the flavor is heavy on the skunk side with some grass that follows. Not a good beer at all, Marathon is a much better beer from Greece. This may taste better in Greece.

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Photo of greencovesteve
3.18/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.19/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RoiZentner
2/5  rDev -27%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of chubenzino
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kamilgracki
3.28/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Darkhnum
3.06/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BradMacMullin
3.67/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I've had this twice. Once in Boston - blech. Once in Santorini after a long walk down on the donkey path - so refreshing. I will choose the positive review. A typical lager from Europe. Golden color, very strawy and mild hoppy taste - nothing remarkable but refreshing. I had 2 large steins and a beer had never tasted so good as it was very hot out. Beer snobs will rip this apart, I think some beers are meant for their own turf, and this is one. Looking forward to another

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Photo of Justindemino
2.1/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of msondel
2.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of VitorDamasceno
2.93/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gajo74
3.5/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a straw color with decent head and lace . Grassy aroma and slightly herbal. Similar grassy flavor in the taste, toasted malts and light hops. Very crisp and light bodied; easy drinking.
I don't feel this one is as bad as others make it out to be. It's drinkable and a nice light and refreshing option. Also, if this is an american adjunct, it tastes like all grain to me. Certainly much better than other american adjuncts.

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Photo of Ivixor
1.99/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of peandyd
2.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Neutral non offensive lager...could do more

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Photo of Kyle2015
3.32/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

This was an easy beer to drink

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Photo of Stijn
2.97/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Fine beer, nut nothing special

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Alfa from Athenian Brewery
Beer rating: 2.74 out of 5 with 175 ratings