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

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68
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282 Ratings
THE BROS
74
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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
Ratings:
282
Reviews:
133
Avg:
2.8
pDev:
21.43%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
34
For Trade:
0
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Photo of BeernOnThe4thOfJuly
3.63/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Strong honey nose with hints of fruit. Flavor is that of a typical pilsner with a bit of that honey. Overall, mild and smooth with little hop presence.

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Photo of ZEB89
2.78/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of matjack85
2.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I tried this at Quencher's Saloon in Chicago. $5 for a 330ml green bottle poured into a pint glass. There is some kind of code stamped on the back label but can't make heads or tails out of it, so I don't know if this is a freshness date or what. What does 41601908 mean???

The beer poured a crystal clear straw gold color with a ½-finger of white head that dissipated in about 30 seconds and left no lacing whatsoever.

I was afraid of skunkiness with the green bottle and all but thankfully there was none of that at all, but it didn't have a good pilsener smell either. It actually had a sweet bubblegum and fruit aroma along with some grainy malt, but none of the noble hops usually associated with German pilseners.

It didn't taste like bubblegum but was still on the sweet side with a cereal grain flavor. Kind of a bland beer but not offensive. Lacks depth and really lacks any kind of hop bitterness that you usually get with a pilsener.

Between light and medium bodied with mild carbonation. I would have liked it better if it had more spritz.

Easy to drink at just 4.2%abv. but not really a good example of a German pilsener.

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Photo of BeerNDoggerel
3.67/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArtZan
2/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of charlzm
2.66/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a glass from an undated green bottle, consumed January 31st, 2016.

Beer is proper clear light yellow with fizzy white head.

Smell : skunked.

Flavor : slightly grainy, chalky and skunked.

Mouthfeel: correct for style.

Overall - unremarkable pilsener that was lightstruck thanks to a green bottle and who knows how old it was? I would say to avoid this one because of these two points.

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

Photo of Barleycorn
3.55/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of detgfrsh
3.76/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle. Pours a light golden? (hard to tell with low light) color with a thin head. Smells mostly of malt. Light mouthfeel with rich malt taste. Nice, first beer I've had from Lebanon

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Photo of Dmetal
1.56/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of GarbageMan10
2.17/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of MattXT
3.63/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at a Lebanese restaurant. Expected the typical German skunk, got none of it. This was surprisingly good, and probably amongst the best of the genre that I've had.

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Photo of Bogdawg
3.31/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smithj4
3.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of dirtlamb5
2.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of aaya
3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Your basic bud lite of Lebanese beers. It's light.

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Photo of CNoj012
2.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ordybill
2.19/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass at the "World of Beer" in Pooler, GA
Skunky beer aroma that speed into the flavor. Medium sized white head with nice carbonation. Overall, not a good beer

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Photo of Foyle
3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into pilsner glass.

Appearance: pours a 2" white head that drops quickly with no lacing. Clear pale straw with plenty of streaming carbonation.
Aroma: lightly roasted barley and grassy hops.
Mouthfeel: light and frothy, with a dry slightly astringent finish.
Flavor: biscuit and bread dough, a bit of fruitiness with mild grassy hops.
Overall: pleasant, easy drinking and typical of the style.

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

Photo of MichaelProcton
3.36/5  rDev +20%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Interesting sweetness. Not much carbonation. Definitely not your average Euro Lager. Specifically, avoids that skunk and off-putting aftertaste that tends to linger in such green-bottled offerings.

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Photo of Nazzz
2.38/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dicers
3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Branlott42
3.34/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RMentair
2.9/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Almaza Pilsner Beer from Brasserie Almaza S.A.L.
2.8 out of 5 based on 282 ratings.
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