Brewed by Asmara Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Asmara, Eritrea


on tap


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Benzai (11843) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2015
Sampled from bottle. Clear golden color, medium sized white head. Smell and taste malts, skunky, butter, old, metallic, dusty. Low body and carbonation. Crap.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pinball (11739) - 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 - i’m 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 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Meilby (10310) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle 330ml @ fonefan
Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, lemon and floral. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (9563) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 19, 2012
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Almost clear golden. Cereals aroma with corn. Sweetish grainy flavor with a bit of corn and a dry finish with light bitterness and sourish hints. Light to medium-bodied. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gnoff (9283) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2013
33 cl bottle thanks to Nisse666. Sampled on June 8, 2013. BB 25 June 2013.
A bit hazy straw color, small white head. Sweet, corn, gypsym scent. Dry, malty taste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
kermis (8508) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2015
Bottle sampled at Borefts ’15. Pours clear dark golden with a medium off white head. Aroma is skunky with light malt, bread and grain. Flavour is light sweet and bitter. Light bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stuu666 (8342) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle at borefts. Pours hazy pale golden, nose is floral, sweet toffee, taste is similar, quite sweet.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
sebletitje (8269) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 14, 2013
33 cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Nisse666. BB 25-06-2013. Dorée claire, col fin blanc. Bouquet et profile de grains en dominance. Rien d’étonnant avec ce type de bières africaines. Malt pils avec une rondeur de maïs, sec et grains presque poussiéreux, monotone mais ce côté malté et grains reste agréable. Houblon est absent.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hansen (8151) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2012
Thanks Barak (DSG)! Light yellow coloured and has a white head, medium duration. Sharp aroma, perhaps hops. Flavor starts light sweet and finish medium to heavy bitter. Dry texture and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
tderoeck (7253) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2015
25/IX/15 - 33cl bottle @ Borefts 2015 (Bodegraven) - BB: n/a (2015-1276) Thanks to cgarvieuk for sharing his freshly traded bottle!

Clear blond to pale yellow beer, small aery irregular white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: grains, hay, cow fodder. MF: soft carbon, light body. Taste: grains, hay, very watery, bit sweet. Aftertaste: grains, nothing else.

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