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

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Almaza Pilsner BeerAlmaza Pilsner Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Almaza S.A.L.
Lebanon
almaza-beer.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 01-27-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
133
Ratings:
275
Avg:
2.8
pDev:
31.07%
 
 
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5
Gots:
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Photo of bmacaskill
1.81/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Ehhh.

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 TerryW
2.2/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours up a clear, somehow tarnished or dirty looking gold. Moderate white head that quickly settles to a ring / partial film. Minimal lace.

Smells mildly hoppy and grainy. Just a simple beer, some very slight sweetness, mild carbonation, just a touch of bitterness. Nothing especially remarkable or memorable. Typical light beer suitable for washing stuff down with.

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Photo of kbub6f
3.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought at the LCBO (Robertson: Ottawa), a few days in the fridge.

A big, white head settles fast. Spotty lacing. Big bubbles hurry to the top. There's some ever-so-slight fruit in the lagery, fresh, not-too-bad nose. The front is sweet. A thin middle shows a bit of sugar, and maybe apples if I'm sane. Strange, the finish is sweet. Almost sugary. There's a little hoppy bitterness.

You know, this isn't bad. For a light lager, it's a decent, fresh, drinkable beer. In spite of the green bottle and the fact that Lebanese beer probably doesn't move off the LCBO shelves too quickly, there's no skunking. I had bottom-of-the-barrel expectations for this beer and was happily surprised.

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Photo of queenboadicea
3.57/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A nice, light and flavorful pilsner from Lebanon. Has a definite presence of wheat and a smooth body, which makes it a good pairing with super-spicy food. I'm working on memory here...it's been a few months since I first sampled this beer...so I'm going to pick up a 6-pack to have with a Thai dish I'm making for a few friends of mine and myself tomorrow and I'll report in more detail then.

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Photo of Shiloh
2.53/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A very pretty pilsner when poured, collour is honey gold with a moderate lace and medium ring. The aroma is clean. Mouthfeel is that of an American light. The taste is disappointing. It is flat, and certainly leaves you wanting......wanting something else!

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Photo of putnam
3.43/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A truly amber liquid, like clover honey with sunlight shining through it. The head is respectably irregular. Bubbles are medium-small. The smell packs a wollop of toasted grain, charred corn, pozole, grits and a hint of fresh corn sweetness; all on the nose. Reminds me of a boiling pot of tamales. Rich, supple, creamy texture supported by ample gas bears hay-like, boiled sweet grain nuances: Kasha, groats, wheat etc. A supple, roasty, mellow Euro-pils or a characterful, avante garde American Lager.

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Photo of Jason
2.76/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Little 9.5 oz green bottle with no freshness date. Good amount of sticky white lace and the retention is fine. Some particles in suspension though the golden brew is relatively clear.

Cooked veggie like hop with a sweet grain aroma.

Smooth and slick mouth feel, moderate carbonation and body. Big cooked veggie flavour of cabbage and celery partially from the hops and some DMS. Grainy flavours are sweet and mildly astringent at the same time. Hop bitterness is uniform to the size of the beer. Apple skin and more grain in the finish.

Decent and that is about it, nothing special here … unless you are looking for a beer that is brewed in Lebanon.

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Photo of Todd
3.65/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 9.5oz green bottle. No freshness date.

Appearance: Dirty blonder in colour, with a touch of haze. Active carbonation that produces a thin white foam head.

Smell: Clean aroma / touch of musty apple.

Taste: Smooth and creamy. Light DMS (cooked veggie / corn) flavour turns quite sweet and fruity, with distinct Red Delicious apple flavours. Touch of musty grain way in the back of the palate, along with some sulfur notes. Finish is a bit dry.

Notes: Not a typical Pils beer, but rather enjoyable and a nice surprise and change on the old palate.

Beer was produced in conjuction with Amstel Brouwerij, Holland. Sample obtained at Zu Zu / The Middle East in Cambridge, MA, USA.

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