KEO Beer | KEO Limited

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
KEO Limited
Cyprus
keogroup.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
132
Reviews:
79
Avg:
2.84
pDev:
20.77%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Hypersomnia
3/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Oleg85
3.52/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rocketcat
2.5/5  rDev -12%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Tastes like a basic beer, fats taste and easy to drink. No aftertaste nor great flavours.
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Maultaan perusolut, nopeamakuinen, helppo juotava. Ei juurikaan jälkimakua, ei merkittävää aromikkuutta.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.64/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fatehunter
2.33/5  rDev -18%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Pours two fingers of head on a clear light straw body.
The aroma is corn and cotton candy.
The taste is a sickly sweetness throughout.
The texture is crisp.
It's pretty horrible, even for a euro pale lager.

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Photo of JamLand
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of OlaB
2.77/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

L: clear straw yellow color, gives of a decent head that disolves quite rapidly ,carbonation seems to be medium , gives of some lacings on the glass

S:malt, grains ,corn ,small amount of hops

T&F: much as the aroma. some floral hops that gives a small amount of bitterness in the aftertaste, not very much dough. something in the background that seems like a nectar. else is sweetness from the corn in the taste. It is quite easy to drink

O: Compared to other adjuncts this is not so bad, but is not a beer i would purchase more of. For a hot day at the beach i could easily down a couple of those, but else is not a beer i would drink again

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Photo of R11415
3.3/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lucas_Druid
2.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

For KEO being a company that mainly focuses on wines, this beer is not half bad, especially for an adjunct.

Appealing brown bottle and pale blonde colour, with decent top foam.

Taste reminiscent to that of that of Pilsner beer, but rather lighter. Generally an average beer, but I've had much worse.

(My first review, please go easy)

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Photo of wretchedabyss
3.13/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kiro
2.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of peandyd
2.83/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of vinicole
2.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of kojevergas
3.51/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

BOTTLE: Purchased at a Prisma supermarket in Kuopio, Finland. Brown glass. 33cl. Branded yellow pry-off crown cap. Bright albeit generic label. Best before: 11/11/15.

Expectations are average; this is my first beer from this brewery. Served cold into a mason jar. Reviewd live as a Czech style adjunct lager per KEO's website coupled with the ingredients list on the label (which identifies an adjunct - maize - as a key ingredient).

4.50% ABV. Unpasteurized.

No bubble show forms a it's poured.

HEAD: ~2 inches wide. White colour. Average foaminess and frothiness. Soft-looking. More of a thick robust look would suit it better. Leaves no lacing as it recedes. Retention is above average - ~3-4 minutes.

BODY: Clear pilsner yellow with vibrant golden hues. Clean and crisp looking. Appears well-carbonated. I see no yeast or sediment.

It's a nice looking adjunct lager with obvious pilsner leanings. While above average for the style, it doesn't have any stand-out unique characteristics.

AROMA: Maize reveals itself as a pleasant adjunct in the aroma, lending this a sweetness which never seems cheap or cloying. Pilner malts. Ester-free clean lager yeast guides the beer, evoking modest attenuation. Hints of honey. Pleasant floral hop notes. A bit of flower nectar/sunflower oil. Spring water.

Aromatic intensity is average.

I find it pleasant and inviting - surprisingly so for an adjunct lager. It suggests a clean, crisp, refreshing, and yes - simple - lager with an enjoyable taste. I'm looking forward to trying it.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Hints of subtle honey, flower nectar, sunflower, and mild floral hop notes play off the key maize/barley backbone nicely, with clean spring water lending it a refreshing feel on the palate - replete with near perfect crispness. Carbonation is nicely dialed in, and its apt smoothness and wetness complement the light body nicely.

It's not syrupy or sticky, unlike many adjunct lagers, but it does have a bit too much thickness and heft on the palate for its shallow flavour profile.

I do find it nicely balanced for the style, and it boasts impressive subtlety - particularly in terms of the sunflower and honey. Pilsner malts keep it tasting fresh whilst lending it genuine body. It avoids the off-putting malt syrup flavours and cheap corn/rice notes so common in bad beers in the style.

I like how the plain flavour profile - simple as it is - is well-served by the light refreshing mouthfeel. Sure, there are opportunities for further complexity in the form of hints of lemon and/or citrus from hops, and the mouthfeel almost slides into syrupy territory, but overall there's an uncommon suitability of texture to taste.

OVERALL: Unexpectedly, Cyprus has delivered one of the best adjunct lagers I've ever had. It's far from world-class, but within its style I think it warrants attention. This may be the apex of macrobrewing, and I'd happily revisit this beer were it not for its pricetag in Finland. In Cyprus, though, I'm sure this would make a stellar go-to. Well worth trying if you try it with an open mind. I look forward to having more beers from KEO Limited, and KEO Beer is a shockingly drinkable offering for what it is; its pilsner leanings are what raise it above other adjunct lager expressions. And they seem to have their water chemistry near perfect.

Low B (3.51)

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Photo of KrissyKat6
3.07/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Just ok, alright choice vs. bud

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Photo of thommo_nk
3.39/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Liked this more than I was expecting too, this beer is super fizzy and super refreshing. It is an honest no nonsense lager and the fact that you can buy it in 650ml bottles makes an attractive purchase.

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Photo of rulisekmartin
2.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ejmw
2.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jenno10
3.16/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of olradetbalder
1.5/5  rDev -47.2%

Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of salinasa
3/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of bmaggot
3/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Russell_O
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

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