Vergina | Macedonian Thrace Brewery

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Brewed by:
Macedonian Thrace Brewery
Greece
verginabeer.com

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Quaffer on 02-28-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
48
Reviews:
31
Avg:
2.8
pDev:
24.29%
 
 
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2
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Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mihael199
2.53/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of BAsbill
3.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Ppin
3.29/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ivixor
3.52/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.02/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Vergina Lager 5%
330 ml can BB dated 11/2015. At Taverna Mermaid (closed at the time) at the Sweetwater Beach in southern Crete.

Pale golden body with a decent head. Rather high carbonation. Only mildly bitter but this builds into the aftertaste.

O: about average for style.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
1.78/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Appearance was average... one finger head over a clear yellow body. They have the "pale" part right.

Aroma was slightly skunky and grassy. There was some earthiness, and a lot of funky fruit. Probably some esters that shouldn't have been there.

Taste was BAD. Just plain BAD. Medicinal and funky. I couldn't finish it, it was indeed a drain pour.

Mouthfeel was watery and a bit off.

Overall, I love the name, but if I ever buy this again as a joke I will keep it in the bottle.

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Photo of ATG94
3.29/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Golden clear body, thick head that disperses rather quickly, smell is what you'd expect from a lager, taste is a little bitter and the high carbonation tickles your mouth. Pretty generic by itself and very drinkable, but it really shines if you combine it with traditional greek cuisine

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.34/5  rDev +55%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kojevergas
2.84/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

.5L brown glass bottle with uninteresting label art and branded pry-off pressure cap acquired at a local corner mart here in Thessaloniki, Greece, and served into a generic cup. Served cold. Side-poured as no carbonation issues are anticipated. 5% ABV. BB: 14.03.15.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: Pours a one finger wide head of white colour. Decent thickness and creaminess. Fair complexion and consistency. No lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is below average - about 1 minute.

BODY: Clear translucent pale yellow of below average vibrance. No yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible. Clean.

Not a unique or special appearance for the style. Looks underwhelming, but it's generally appealing overall.

AROMA: Quite muted. Clean barley is all I pick up. Maybe helles malts?

No yeast character, hop character, off-notes, or alcohol is detectable.

A decent aroma of average strength.

TASTE: Pils malts, clean barley, and some generic helles/pils malt sweetness. It's not imbalanced, but clearly it's not very carefully constructed. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour.

I guess I like it in a general sense. As with many beers in the style, it lacks complexity, intricacy, nuance, and subtlety. There's nothing unique or special going on here, and it's largely unremarkable. But there're no troublesome off-notes, and I don't pick up on any obvious alcohol presence.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, light, clean, and crisp. Overcarbonated. This texture suits the taste decently. It's fairly well executed and is light-bodied, with a decent overall presence on the palate. Not custom-tailored specifically to the taste by any means.

OVERALL: It's drinkable; anyone could down a glass of this with relative ease. But nothing about it stands out and I can't recommend it to friends - even at its reasonable price point. It's passable at best, and very average.

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Photo of Hellpop65
1.75/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of Latarnik
2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of dcmchew
3/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of jaydoc
2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of JMS1512
3/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of ste5venla
2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of sendbeer
1/5  rDev -64.3%

Photo of chrispoint
1.5/5  rDev -46.4%

Photo of djura
2.85/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Drink this one in home land of it.
A-Very usual pale color,decent white foam with enough bubbless in the glass.
S-Malty with some cereals,better then i suspected.
T/M-Some unpleasant aftertaste,small decent bitterness,low carbonation,cereals and malt in the mouth.
O-Almost usual EPL.

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Photo of Durruti69
4.5/5  rDev +60.7%

Photo of RoryOMoore
3/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of vsls
3/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of TRICKYD1CK
2.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Drank a can of this this afternoon. Got it from a greek wine store and sandwich shop on the streets of Paris on my way back from class, since I wanted to drink a beer. Was on the go, so I didn't have anything to pour it into - drank it out of the can.

The greek vendor swore by this beer and said it would knock my socks off, but after tasting it, I knew that that was just so that I'd buy it. Silly

Rather boring, but could definitely be worse. Strong maltiness compared to most other beers you buy on the street. Didn't taste like ass. The alcohol came through a little too much for a beer of only 5%. I'd take this over the cheap, go-to lager from most countries, (molson, bud, kro, moretti), but definitely wouldn't go out of my way to drink it again.

Overall: Overpriced and boring. I'd like to try a better Greek beer if there are any.

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Photo of Brabander
2.77/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I got this canned beer from my brother in law who was in Greece a few months ago to keep the economy there running.

I am sitting im my kitchen and i an too tired to go upstairs and get me a real beer. This one i had in my kitchen so i opened it.

Poured in my Struise glass this beer looks quit good. Nice yellow fluid and a big four finger head which stcks to the glass. Best before december 2012.

The smell of this beer is the best part, a bit bready with citron, the rest is very average to say the least. A watery beer with almost no body. I can imagine that you drink this beer on a hot Greek summersday.

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Photo of jarmby1711
3.1/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Name aside , this was a beer of unremarkable averageness.
Its crowning glory amongst its mediocrity was its easy drinkability.
It has no roughness or strange quirks and so is quite quaffable or in beer talk sessionable.
It is suited to and would complement the basic Greek staple of lamb lemon and garlic with salad and bread

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2.8 out of 5 based on 48 ratings.
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