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961 Lebanese Pale Ale | 961 Beer

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
961 Beer
Lebanon
961beer.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.32%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by FrankieW on 03-02-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,518
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
95
pDev:
18.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3
Gots:
21
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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of 2Xmd
4.15/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The herbs used really work with this ipa. Nice aroma and the taste matches the smell.

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Photo of lorenwhite7
3.89/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JimKzoo
4.51/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Refreshing unusual beer with a great story

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Photo of TrixieBean
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear golden copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, lime, tangerine, apricot, chamomile, mint, tea, herbal, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of hops, spice, and bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, lime, tangerine, apricot, chamomile, mint, tea, herbal, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light earthy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, apricot, tangerine, chamomile, mint, tea, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of hops, spices, and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good spiced pale ale style. All around good balance, complexity, and robustness of hops, spices, and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Soterios
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of mrchrisray
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of James_NelsonIV
3.24/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of tommy5
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Mounir
3.61/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of Nbdreher
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Guden
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of akttr
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Monochrome
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Adlar2789
3.04/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of BcharaK
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a burnished gold colour. Head is whispy, thin, but some nice bubbling left behind. Lace grips. Very well, in fact.

Smell is unlikely anything I've ever smelled, beer-wise. Herbacious, with salt, rosemary, tomato paste notes and a huge thyme character. Quite amazing, and oddly enticing.

Taste has a similar note upfront - tomato and thyme certainly, with a slight savoury note. Flavour drops off a lot midway, similar notes on the palate but just a bit emptier, slight sour and slight savoury but just can't quite live up to that aroma.

Bit of carbonation sizzle, decent body though, carries it through.

I want to like this so much because it's so idiosyncratic, but it just doesn't have the oomph to sustain its unique character. Still, I love its quirkiness even if it doesn't entirely live up to the expectations it sets itself.

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Photo of MatterOfOpinion
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of BellsFan
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Ndflyfan8
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of beersdmf17
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of erialbill
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of KevMo84
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of chogm54
4.75/5  rDev +37.7%

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