htzpah (96) - - SEP 14, 2014
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cloudy, very opaque. Smells and looks like a nice wheat beer. Taste is malty, with honey and toasted notes. Very good with spicy fare, as Ethiopian food usually is or can be.
HenrikSoegaard (10530) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Light bitter finish. Watery palate.
Bierkrug (2133) - - FEB 8, 2011
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
330 ml bottle in Sudan. Pours a pale yellow with short head. Aroma has some heavy spices in it that are hard to place, but pleasant. Taste is unlike the aroma and has a slight cardboard taste. Palate ends with some sourness.
JohnRMurdoch (3281) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle in Dembi Dollo, Ethiopia. Hoppy aroma, pale yellow colour. Resin hop flavour with bitter aftertaste. Mediocre lager.
vanvenlo (1235) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2010
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
25-Oct-2006 - Sweet and low hop aroma. Hazy yellow light amber colour, very low head and poor suds lacing. Sweet plain and hopless flavour. Flat hop plain and bubblegum finish.
Travlr (11825) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 4, 2009
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle at a tourist restaurant in Addis. Cloudy yellow with a rapidly disappearing white head. Aroma of bread of candy. Sweet taste with a slight bitter edge. Interesting but not great.
uncouth (3) - Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2008 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I first experienced Bedele at a local Ethiopian restaurant and thought it was the perfect accompaniment to my spicy dibs dinner. I’ve had both the regular and the larger bottle size, the latter of which lasted me through the dessert. Slightly cloudy yellow color, malty taste with a subtle hint of honey. Just a great beer to go with any spicy meal.
ChrisTurner (206) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle -- Very pale, cloudy yellow (actually pretty similar in appearance to a Belgian white but without all that froth) with a small white head. Not much retention but a bit of lacing. Sweet malty aroma. Not a bad palate, with much more going on than I’m used to in a pale lager. Flavour is more malty sweetness with a little sourness at the end. Not at all bad.
Lunkie (1403) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Murky yellow colour, poor head and lacing. Sweet hop spice aroma. Full malt hop flavour and smooth palate.
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Pours a pale straw color with lacy white head.
The aroma is flowers, fruit and bubblegum.
Light body and carbonation.
The taste is spicy, mango malt with a lightly bitter finish.