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Brewed by Bedele Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.6   EST. CALORIES: 128   ABV: 4.25%
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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19953) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2002
Sometimes the world is strange. Just after I’ve first heard that this beer was available in the US, a colleague brought it to me straight from Ethiopia. It is pale yellow and rather hazy. The nose includes a strange but obvious bubblegum aroma. It is surprisingly malty with a velvetty soft mouthfeel, is bready and slightly grassy, and actually not bad at all. My bottle stated it being 4.3% though, so maybe there are two versions of this beer?

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Travlr (13302) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 4, 2009
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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
HenrikSoegaard (10775) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Light bitter finish. Watery palate.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2014
6/X/14 - 33cl can @ home - BB: 4/XII/14, canned: 5/XII/13 (2014-1182) Thanks to Annemie for the can!

Clear blond beer, creamy irregular white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, pretty fruity, bit hoppy even, sugary touch. MF: ok carbon, light body. Taste: little bitter, some citrus, bit sugary, sweet. Aftertaste: slightly bitter, sweet and sugary, some banana.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnRMurdoch (3406) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2011
Bottle in Dembi Dollo, Ethiopia. Hoppy aroma, pale yellow colour. Resin hop flavour with bitter aftertaste. Mediocre lager.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2005
Very malty nose, golden, pours a small firm white head, leaves some lace. Tastes is sweet malt, hops are seemingly absent. Light bodied, softly sweet. Ordinary, but a nice little beer from this country. It comes in a bottle like Duvel(recycled?) The bottle I had said it was 5.2% abv. A big Thank You to Laf-o for the headsup on this one!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martinus (3052) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2014
Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of malts, straw and hops. Malty flavour, sweet, light bitterness, wheat-like grainy touch. Malty finish, light bitter, light sweet. Not bad, not bad at all.
(From 33cL can @ the ’tick countries & enjoy some good beers’ tasting. 5% ABV. Thanks for sharing, Tim!)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2002
I rather liked this beer. Mine had a touch of sourness/citrus and was flavorful. A real surprise to me. Rerate: Again, terrific! It’s a bit sweet. Not much carbo. Re-re-rate: This gets better and better!

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 19, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2004 I must have had an old bottle last time, grassy aroma, watery texture and a decent finish. Old rating: I should have known better than to have tried this beer. It tasted spoiled and I doubt that it would have been much better fresh.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2006
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.


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