That said James is probably going to be pissed off now that you are taking his job as grammar corrector/typobane.
I made quite a scene when we walked into Swissra on Osman Ibn Affan near Safir square to find they had not one, no, not two, ohoho no, but THREE new kinds of beer! That's the thing with KHEgypt, or indeed anywhere or anything - after a while of it you think you know all loads of things, but then something comes up to make you realise you hardly know anything at all.
Really profound. This stuff's brewed by al-Misriyya (they transcribe it as 'al-Masria' I think), which is the third major brewing company in Egypt that I now know of. Comes out of a nice green bottle with a bilingual gold label. 8.75g, 5% ABV.
Sort of giving myself away with the background here...
It's quite cloudy and, for a lager, dark. Sort of reminds me of IPA even actually, only Gold Berg has a slight fizz. It smells good. Really like ale, not much like beer at all. I mean it smells strongly of malt, but not in a horrible artificial sweet special brew kind of way, in a pleasant roasted ale-y kind of way.
It also tastes good. Definitely quite like an IPA, but not lemony like Deuchars. I think this is a really delicious drink. Malty but not too sweet or bitter, not citrusy, and quite strongly-flavoured but not overpowering. A little fizzy.
One of the best yet, if not maybe even the best. This is a great choice if you find yourself starved of ale in these parts because it really doesn't taste that much like beer, i.e. lager, at all. Which means you'll probably hate it if you're American. Only things to put me off drinking it regularly are that the bottles aren't returnable, Swissra which is the only place that stocks it is a bit out of the way compared with the other offies and it's 3.25 more expensive than Luxor or Stella per bottle. Still an absolute winner though, 9/10.