DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy yellow with dense white head.
Maltsweet aroma with notes of grain.
Sweet and buttery flavor with notes of mineral and a tiny dry finish
argo0 (11078) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(33cl bottle, best by 6-15-06(?)) Lightly hazed pale straw body with medium white head. Aroma is medium sweet, dough, some cookie, light cereal, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, cookie dough, bread, some honey, no bitterness. Light-medium body.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A hazy light yellow beer with a beutiful white head. The aroma is sweet hoppy with light flowery notes. The flavor is sweet malty, and lightly hoppy giving it a dry finish.
jde123 (736) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bought this beer at an Ethiopian restaurant in Washington D.C. It really complemented the meal rather well, had a cleansing affect on the palate, nice and somewhat creamy (which is quite odd for a lager). If I had this beer on its own, I donít think it would have fared as well, quite bland, a little to grassy, but only on its own. Takes on the flavor of whatever you are eating.
Jeppe (2631) - ōlbutikken, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Hazy pale yellow with a foamy snow white head. Quite sweet brewing mashy aroma with grainy and creamy notes and not much bitterness. Sweet and rather sugary in the flavor as well. Grainy with some bitter hints in the end. Pretty fresh and not too bad, but thin bodied and bland.
Nuffield (3541) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very pale yellow with a little sticky heady; a little hazy. Very dusty, but a strong alcohol flavor, reminding me of drinking a church wine, where a little on the tongue hits all the day down the hatch; a little peppery at the back of the tongue. Finish of canteloupe (Iím very pleased to see that Per notes melon flavors too!). Adequate mouthfeel. After all that Eritrea has come through over the past few decades, I gave it a tenth of a point more. It was the least I could do. (Bottle at Brickskellar, Washington, D.C.)
omhper (18326) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2005 Bottled. Quite a misearble sight upon pouring: Pale yellow, a mere dozen or so of bubbles tries in vain to form a head, but of course fails to do so. Neutral aroma. Sweetish with clean rounded mouthfeel where the limited carbonation creates an almost velvetty sensation. Fruity with notes of melon. Low bitterness. This is not really every day industrial lager stuff, and itís actually quite refreshing, and almost meadlike with itís soothing fruitiness and complte lack of malt flavour.
HansJM (358) - NORWAY - FEB 5, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is not the worlds best Lager, but itís well above average and better than any produced by Carlsberg....Itís not available outside Asmara, and not allways there either. The locals claim that thealmost every bottle thatís supplied from the brewery is consumed within one or two days...
Taste is therefore fresh and crisp. Starts fruity and ends dry enough. The middle is more blend, but itís well balanced. Even some bottles brought home to Norway tasted....better than Tuborg...
jakobf (3) - DENMARK - OCT 16, 2004 does not count
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
When youíre stuck in Eritrea, this beer will do the job. But donít count on it being a huge export success.