Brewed by Asmara Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Asmara, Eritrea


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pinball (11337) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2012
Several bottles, 33cl, back in the 90s. I was in asmara 3 weeks on a IT infrastructure job, and even back then I found pleasure in beer, and new exotic beer. The brew was somewhat similar to faxe fad, a little less bitter than HOF, and a little bit smoother. Also very slightly sweeter, but it is more or less just like any other macro lager. At the time i found it pretty good, as it was definetly drinkable. I ususally only rate from notes, but this is an exception - iím not going back to asmara, eritrea anytime soon, although it is a nice town, located on a plateau on the mountain with very nice climate due to the high location.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 24, 2008
Pours yellow with a thin white head. Smells of creamed corn, some appley hints, skunky. Tastes sweet and chewy with some stray hoppy hints on the finish. There is a weird saccharine like taste on the finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Travlr (15641) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2008
Pretty similar to the Harar, this one does not have much body or character. Some malt, some hops, just nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kappldav123 (5454) - GERMANY - JUN 13, 2008
The bottle looks good, the beer in the glass also, but not much foam. Aroma sourish and a bit sweet. Tastes washy, a bit malty, finish a little bit drier. Very drinkable and good lager!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - APR 18, 2008
This is a nice, clean lager that tastes more like a standard lager than the Ethiopian Harar or Meta. It looks similar to Harar, being a deep straw yellow, very faintly hazy, with a fairly big, creamy white head that slowly shrinks and leaves some light, creamy lace. The aroma is light and sweet but pleasant, mostly light dough with honey and a hint of flowers. The taste is also light but quite pleasant. Itís a bit sweet with no bitterness, a clean flavour of apple with dough and honey and a hint of mineral, plus a lightly noticeable, but pleasant alcoholic warming quality. Itís smooth and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2006
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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
argo0 (12038) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2006
(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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (30258) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jde123 (767) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2005
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - OCT 4, 2005
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.

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