Sunday, 9 June 2013

Alfa Beer

I had a bottle of Alfa Beer to wash down a massive gyro dinner at a great little restaurant in Toronto's Greektown while on a date with my wife. She was a good sport and let me write up a quick little review.

Alfa comes from Athens, Greece, where it is brewed by Athenian Brewery.  It's sold in amazing looking 330mL bottles--they have a cool vintage look that I loved. Alfa clocks in at a standard 5% alcohol.

It's a pale lager that
pours a clear straw colour topped with very little white head. It has a sweet, grassy aroma. There is a short, sweet initial taste that gives way to a mild dose of pale lager bitterness. There are some notes of grass and corn.

Alfa isn't a particularly memorable lager (except for the awesome bottles), but it is a pretty fair accompanyment to a dinner filled with feta, tzatziki, and olives.

Rating; 6.5 out of 10.

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