Lunkie (1303) - 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.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 30, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear yellow gold hue. Small frothy white head. Sweet, rusty nose. Pale malts, sweet, sugary, tastes like its full of adjuncts. Nothing special here, although it is pretty good considering where its from. Lightly herbal hops in the sweet finish. Yes, Ethiopian beer, oh yes.
vanvenlo (1085) - 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.
ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
What's up with the label on this? It looks like a monkey is either sitting on, or doing something unspeakable to a green tree branch. i dunno which. it has some interesting spicy/fruity aroma to it that i can't immediately identify. heh, maybe it's the tree branch the monkey was sitting on. It has a nice cloudy coppery color to it. the taste isn't that bad actually. nice light maltiness to it. it's on the watery side, but much better than i had anticipated.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought this one was pretty tasty. Poured a slightly hazy golden color, with a short white head. Aroma is malty and lagered. Flavor is a touch past it's prime, but malty and sweet. Carbonation is mild. A bit of estery fruitiness, but very subtle. Hops are mild, and taste like Saaz. Mild breadiness. Flavor is very nice. I'm a fan. The haziness makes me a little wary, but besides that, it's great.
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 Iím used to in a pale lager. Flavour is more malty sweetness with a little sourness at the end. Not at all bad.
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. Iíve 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.