Maccabee Lager Beer | Tempo Beer Industries LTD

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Maccabee Lager BeerMaccabee Lager Beer

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Tempo Beer Industries LTD

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by allforbetterbeer on 04-28-2010

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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by mikethebeerguy:
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3.81/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I am a true fan of most barley beers this beer knocked it out of the park in smoothness and flavor. A truly overlooked brew. It maintains great flavor with a kick-ass finish. Its the kind of beer you could just let sit in your mouth all day after a sip... witch I think im now going to do. If you see it in a store near you and have never had it. I say its a must try.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of pat61
3.21/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L: Pours hazy straw with a 1” white foam cap that fairly quickly disappears.
S: Light grains with faint skunk and hops.
T: Light grain on the palate with traces of green apple but on the whole not a very big flavor profile
F: Light body and above average carbonation.
O: This might be welcome iced cold in a dessert with no alternatives. Not much going on here to distinguish this beer in any way.

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

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the "World of Beer" in Columbia, SC. This beer is heavy in malt and had a flat flavor and little carbonation. It is not as good as the brand sold in Israel (age/shipping issue)? The color is a clear golden color with a very small white head. An ok beer.

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Photo of apasternak
2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of Ajlvt
2/5  rDev -27%

Photo of monkist
2.97/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I have no idea how Maccabee was before they turned the Premium into All Malt - hopefully it was better. I would categorize it as an American Adjunct and not as an Euro Lager (still better than those sick cheap lagers) but it is a bit too pale in color, a little bit bready in its smell and a bit dry, shallow and slightly sour in its taste. I guess I wouldn't mind it much ice cold in the heat on a summer night, in the Holy Land...

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Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev +36.9%

Photo of AnitaBrewski
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of BigGold
3.34/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Maybe it's that I had this beer in Le Marais a few blocks from Charlie Hebdo's offices last week, or perhaps it's a better than average Euro lager. The color is deeper, the aroma more pronounced (and fruitier), and the mouthfeel more substantial (with carbonation and a nice slick finish) than standard. A drinkable beer.

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3/5  rDev +9.5%

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

Photo of allforbetterbeer
2.93/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass from a .65 L green bottle

A: Pours with three fingers of white head that slowly dissipates and leaves only a thin spotty layer on the top of a clear rich spring-gold body. A little lacing sticks around.

S: Smells a little bitter and very malty, with odd metallic hops hiding underneath.

T: Toasty malts initially hit the tongue, but phase into the odd hop-taste, maybe hop extract was used? It doesn't taste quite right here, as if something else was used instead of the hops (which isn't necessarily a bad thing, it is just different than I am used to). I don't know if this variation is a bad concoction of off-flavors, or a different style of beer that I am not familiar with because it isn't exported. I do detect something like baking soda near the end of the flavor, and it dominates what would be a clean finish of toasty malts.

M: Smoother and fuller than I would expect from such a lightly flavored beer. This tastes something like a bad light beer, but it doesn't have that feel. It feels more like a nice vienna lager, with crisp bubbles that lift the flavors off the tongue, and a body that fills the mouth in a refreshing but satisfying way.

D: Moderately drinkable. Could be much better without the baking soda off-flavors.

Overall: My friend bought this in Israel, and brought it back over 4 different flights. The bottle looks awesome, and everything on the label except the name and the words "all malt" are in Hebrew. I can't decide if this beer is supposed to taste like it does, and is then an interesting variation on the style, or if it is a poorly made beer that contains many off-flavors. I suspect the latter, but maybe there is no way to know?

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Photo of Oakenator
3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of NastyNorseman
2.69/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours pale straw colored with fizzy head that rings out skinny along the edge of the glass. Pale malt is about all I get in the smell. Tastes lightly toasted malt with slight hop bitterness. Light bodied with dry bagel taste in the palate.

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Photo of MarkoNm
3.22/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color and a small white head that settles rather quickly.
Gentle hoppy aroma is complemented by some malty smell as well.
The taste is much more malty that is the case with other regular lagers, but it is by no means too sweet. The finish is more on the sweet side than bitter, but nice.
Drinkable and enjoyable.

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Photo of djura
1.5/5  rDev -45.3%

Got it from Israel, can 0,5 L
A - Lots of bubbles at first, white foam lasting minute. Pale color. Classic pale lager.
S - Very light citrus aroma from hops. Decent.
T/M - Awful. Really, one of the worst Lagers i ever tried. Some bitter taste with undefined undrinkable aroma.

O - Really bad, but really !

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

Photo of GabooL457
3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of joefinnigan15
3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of clarknova
3.75/5  rDev +36.9%

Photo of sommersb
2.92/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Tasted On: 03-09-2013
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 330ml brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Perfect pint
Purchased: Received as a gift

A: Clear, light golden beer with a white head

S: Light and sweet aromas of pilsner malt and noble hops

T: Slight sweet and lightly bitter, a good-balance

M: Light-bodied and easy drinking, with more balance of pilsner malts and noble hop character

O: Nothing fancy but a decent lager; seemed very much like a pilsner beer to me.

Thanks to Billy for this one!

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

From the bottle purchased in Germany, this all malt beer pours a light golden color with a small head, soon diminishing to a ring. Leaves a bit of lacing. Grainy scent. Pleasant, unremarkable flavor. Nice on a hot day, I suspect!

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
1.05/5  rDev -61.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Purchased in Jerusalem and drunk alongside the Palestinian Taybeh beer. Completely Hebrew label, which I thought was pretty cool

Pours a fizzy, bland piss yellow with nothing but a seltzer large-bubbled carbonation film ringing the glass. Very light bodied—although there's little carbonation, it streams incredibly quickly to the top, as though its life depended on not being surrounded by this beer any longer. Looks awful.

Nose is horrid. Weetbix, corn, skunk, dodgy hotdogs. It's meaty, but artificial with the turgid funk of dishwater. Urgh... It's just horrible. Not only this, but the entire nose is wrapped up and laced with a sort of corn-syrup sweetness. It's awful. Just awful.

Taste is the same. Sweet and cloying, with husky corn grain characters, seltzer acid, minerals and grit. Finish is metallic and meaty, making you want to wash out your mouth with something else. Urgh. The feel has a tiny amount of spring to it, but otherwise. Damn, this is a terrible beer.

Horrible, horrible brew. Just atrocious. Bad even for the style. Sorry, Israel, but Palestine brews way better beer than you.

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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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