argo0 (13069) - 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.
Pinball (11920) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
DSG (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 19, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
Meilby (10934) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
Stuu666 (10291) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at borefts. Pours hazy pale golden, nose is floral, sweet toffee, taste is similar, quite sweet.
kermis (9995) - Zeeman, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
gnoff (9552) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2013
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
sebletitje (9078) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 14, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
Hansen (8390) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
tderoeck (8076) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2015
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.