Brewed by Asmara Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Asmara, Eritrea


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LesArgen (276) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2012
OK, so itís been eight years since I tasted this beer, but at one time I drank quite a lot of it. When I arrived in Eritrea for the first time in 2002, the country was still recovering from Ethiopian occupation a decade earlier, to such an extent that the beer didnít even have a label. There was something very nourishing about drinking a beer from an unadorned brown bottle in a country that hardly had electricity. My score for appearance (4/5) is for the sight of a few mls of beer hitting the concrete floor of the bar you were in - it was custom to pour a little onto the floor to make sure it foamed up. Foam = drink, no foam = send it back for another one because this one had gone pear-shaped in the production process. When there was foam, Asmara Lager was a very clean, crisp lager beer and one I never tired of drinking.

   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 (862) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MSBrindbergs (643) - Solna, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2015
Flaska från SB. Kul med eritreansk öl! Lätt dimmig mörkgul färg med lättare vitt skum. Klassiska dofter och smaker av lager, men något kryddigare. Jag gillar! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HansJM (358) - NORWAY - FEB 5, 2005
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...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
77ships (6195) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2015
Thank you! 330 ml. bottle sampled @ Borefts 2015. Day 1. Clear golden, little white head. Nose is bitter flowers & candy. Taste is hugely sweet corn, candy bread, sugar, sweet flowers. Oily body. No unpleasant beers, good for a pale lager. Shockingly good for an African pale lager. Neat.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jakobf (3) - DENMARK - OCT 16, 2004 does not count
When youíre stuck in Eritrea, this beer will do the job. But donít count on it being a huge export success.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kappldav123 (5597) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kerenmk (3483) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 27, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel.Thanks DSG. Murky pale golden, white film. Sweet, molasses, corn aroma, generic bitter taste, something artificial tho. Light body, rather soft carbonation, bitter-sweet finish. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (18566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle at Borefts 2015... Golden amber.. Big white head... Soft grassy fruits nose soft sweet fruits... Soft fruits hay

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