Brewed by Kombolcha Brewery (BGI Ethiopia)
Style: Pale Lager
Kombolcha, Ethiopia


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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Bottle; Filtered.
Was 4.8%. Brewed in Kombolcha since 1998. All malt lager.
A local version of Pierre Castel's "The Queen of Beers".

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
massingasetta (490) - München, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2015
This beer surely is not pretty nor is it the most tasty, but we are talking about a beer in Africa. It surely is a drinkable international lager and fine when drunk in the hot sun.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Grzesiek79 (3590) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle beer from Beers of Europe. Piwo bez etykiety z owijka na szyjce. Brak informacji o zawartosci alkoholu itp. Ale wyglad ma ok, pianka spoko, spora i trwala nawet, kolor ciemnozlocisty tzn nie slomkowy. Zbozowo kukurydziany posmak zmieszany z cukrem. Nic szczegolnego poza dedykowanie piwa na grill lub goraca plaze.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bov (10914) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 30, 2015
courtesy of Jonathan Haile Jacobson - clear bronze beer with a modest foam left; corny with light notes of vegetables; tart and medium-bodied; light dry and corny, light peanutty finish

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pyrmir (4708) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2015
On tap at the airport in Addis. Tasted like a german pilsner, fairly sweet and malty but with more hops and higher bitterness. Not too bad

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DSG (9317) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Mom for this bottle! Clear golden with a white head. Aroma of grains, a bit of hay and a faint grassy hint. Sweetish grainy flavor with a papery hint and faint bitterness in the finish. Light-bodied. Pretty non-offensive and drinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
MarkoNm (1894) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - DEC 10, 2014
Pours a light brown color, topped with small white head. Malty aroma, lots of grassy notes and slightly skunky. Taste is sweet, with again lots of grassy notes. Not nice. I don’t know if it’s gone bad, or just is bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Borresteijn (5644) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2014
33cl Bottle from an Ethiopian shop. Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of some sweet malts, just light floral, light skunky, paper. Flavour is medium sweet, light malty, hint of sourness, paper, light dryness. Light bodied. Not the worst lager, expected less.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle. Dark gold with white head Aroma is bready with some lemon. Taste is sweet and some malt. Nothing special

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark golden amber color with a huge creamy white head that lingered forever and left good lacing. The aroma was sweetish and tangy with notes of sour marsh and citrus. The flavor was tangy and sweet bread, sour mash and a hint of honey and citrus. Medium length tangy and sweet beady finish. Medium body. Blah.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thorongil2 (1967) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
(bottle) clear light amber colour with a small white head; aroma of noble hops, grass; balanced flavour with long light bitter finish

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