Almaza Pilsner Beer | Brasserie Almaza S.A.L.

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Brasserie Almaza S.A.L.

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 01-27-2002

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Photo of FrankieW
1/5  rDev -64.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I used to be an avid Almaza drinker, until other Lebanese beers came along. It was not until I has tried the others that I began to understand the importance of beer tasting. In comparison to many other beers, I find Almaza to be weak in flavour and far too fizzy. Shame it got bought up...

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1/5  rDev -64.5%

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1/5  rDev -64.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -46.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -46.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -46.8%

Photo of Sigmund
1.53/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

280 ml green bottle, a gift from a fellow beer rater, to add another "beer country" to my list. ABV was 4.1%. Thanks, Chris! Don’t expect me to search all over Lebanon for their "great" beers in the future, though. The whiff of fresh skunkiness when opening the bottle is actually the best thing with this beer. Pale golden colour, fizzy, low head that disappears rapidly, little lacing. In the glass the aroma is sickly, soap and rotting vegetables. The flavour (as far as there is any) is grainy and utterly forgettable. Soapy aftertaste. This beer might save your life if you happen to be stuck in the Lebanon heat, anywhere else it’s just a bad joke.

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Photo of KStark
1.54/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Dmetal
1.56/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Murrhey
1.63/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a mug. Reviewed live.

A- Half a finger white head. Very poor retention. No lacing. Pale golden in color and extreme clarity.

S- Woof. Skunky and grassy. Has some wheat tones but that's about it. Pretty bad smelling beer.

T- Echoes the smell, grassy and some wheaty flavors. Not as bad as it smells, but not good either. Sweet and malty.

M- Light and fizzy.

O- Avoid. Got in a BevMo mystery pack and definitely wouldn't buy alone.

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Photo of janubio
1.69/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Bottle, 300 ml. Clean golden colour, it pours a small head that does not hold, though there's always a thin ring around it. Smell, well I really don't know what it is, besides being rather unpleasant. Body is absolutely light, watery. Taste, some grain and some citrus, a bit sour and nothing more. Better use your money on another one.

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Photo of RoyalT
1.74/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance – Soft, delicate light yellow in color with some active carbonation and a nice, pillowy head.

Smell – Why does this smell like musty orange juice? There’s an orange, sugary sweetness to this nose that makes me nervous.

Taste – Ah, this is horrid! The sick, sweet, orange syrup flavor is disgusting. How can they call this a Pils?

Mouthfeel – The body was light but there was a heavy-handedness to the ale that ruined the mouthfeel. The carbonation was AWOL.

Sinkability – German Pils? Was ist los mit der weld?

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1.75/5  rDev -37.9%

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1.75/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75


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1.75/5  rDev -37.9%

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1.75/5  rDev -37.9%

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1.75/5  rDev -37.9%

Photo of bmacaskill
1.81/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2


First of all, too sweet for my taste. They call this a pilsenser? Hops drowned by sugar, I say.

The colour is nice, but then almost all beer has a nice colour ;-) But the more I drank "almaza" the more it stuck in my throat. It really *is* a sweet beer, and not in a particularly nice way.

Fortunately, I'd bought only one.

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Photo of woemad
1.83/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

9.5oz green bottle purchased at Jim’s Homebrew for $1.50. I bought this purely for the novelty of having a beer from Lebanon. The last time I purchased a beer from a predominantly Islamic nation (Harar Stout, from Ethiopia), I was pleasantly surprised. It didn’t quite work out that way this time.

Poured a pale, clear straw color, with a modest, mildly fizzy head. Said head dropped faster than Tom DeLay’s chances of avoiding scrutiny over ethics violations. Very little carbonation was to be seen.

Smell was what one would expect from Pepe LePew. There’s also a light, grassy hoppiness, but the skunk aroma overshadows it.

Tastes a little bit better than the smell. The skunkiness isn’t quite so dominant, oddly enough. There’s not much happening, though. There’s a mild, bland dryness and a similarly bland sweet malt flavor. I sense the presence of corn as well. No Reinheitsgebot here!

This is a light-bodied lager with very little carbonation. The mouthfeel is what one would expect of a failed pilsener.

This probably feels good going down after a hot day spent watching surly Syrian troops file out of Beirut, but that’s the extent of it’s usefulness. While not expensive per se, I wouldn’t feel any need to seek this out, but if you do see it and decide to try it due to it’s national origin, it’s not the worse beer in the world. However, that’s about all you can say in its favor.

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Photo of avalon07
1.93/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Poured from a bottle to a pilsner glass. Had a golden yellow color and a clear consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. No lacing at all.

S: Very skunky (typical of a green bottle beer), with some traces of hops and grain.

T: Tasted of light hops, lemon, grain, malt, andvthat skunky quality. Mainly, this beer is a watery, unappetizing mess. What flavor exists is completely uninteresting.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a slick, somewhat oily finish. Light-bodied.

O: I tried this beer out of mild curiosity. Simply put, this is not a great beer. It's just a mass-produced brew with little character.

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2/5  rDev -29.1%

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2/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2/5  rDev -29.1%

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2/5  rDev -29.1%

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2/5  rDev -29.1%

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Almaza Pilsner Beer from Brasserie Almaza S.A.L.
Beer rating: 2.82 out of 5 with 293 ratings