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961 Lebanese Pale Ale | 961 Beer

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961 Lebanese Pale Ale961 Lebanese Pale Ale

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Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.32%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by FrankieW on 03-02-2012

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1.5/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Did not enjoy this at all. Smelled and tasted like pizza to me and couldn't finish it.

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2/5  rDev -42%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle: Poured a clear copper color ale with a medium size foamy head with minimal retention and some light lacing. Aroma of sumac and mint is incredibly powerful and maybe a tad too much for my own taste. Taste is also dominated by huge amounts of sumac and mint with a dry caramel malt base that is tame compared to the spice mix. Body is a bit light with medium carbonation. I could barely drink half of the bottle as the spice mix was way too rich for my own taste.

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2/5  rDev -42%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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2.56/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Wow...this is different. I think I smelled spearmint at the bottle opening. The beer poured a nice clear copper with thin white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent definitely screams herded/spice beer...I smell a lysolly type pine. The tastes a lot like a US Xmas ale...almost like a Xmas tree. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall....its ok....I don't think I'd ever buy a six of it...luv the build your own six at Binny's.

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2.59/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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2.83/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.88/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Very herby. Kind of spicy. Could be a grower.

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3.04/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.06/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a standard pressure-cap 11.2oz bottle into a conic pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- One-finger off-white head with quickly eroding bubbles. Some watery lacing and an orange-amber color with high clarity and active carbonation.

S- Holy cow, spices are abundant. Thyme, sage, some mint maybe? I'm gonna look at the bottle. Chamomile? Anise? Whatever Sumac is? They went all out on this bad boy. I bet it pairs amazingly with Lebanese food.

T- Like a pale ale with spices in it. Some hoppy crispness rounded out by sweeter malts and the anise makes itself known here.

M- Medium-bodied with a clean, wet finish.

O- While interesting at first, the aroma of the heavily spiced beer becomes cloying.

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3.19/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

A pale ale brewed with Lebanese spices and such? I'll try anything once... This stuff pours a clear amber topped by a finger of dirty off-cream foam. The nose comprises buttery biscuit, black pepper, spicy herbs (I can't quite distinguish one from another in the haze), and a touch of anise in the background. The taste generally brings in more of the same, but things are decidedly blander, muddled to a sad degree. The only distinct flavor comes near the finish, and it resembles the spiciness at the end of pizza sauce. In a good way. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, an okay beer, one that makes decent use of the various spices unusual for brewing, but one that comes across too muddled to be truly good.

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961 Lebanese Pale Ale from 961 Beer
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 95 ratings
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