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


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.18/5   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
solidfunk (7212) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Also not bad, but not as good as Hebesha or Harar. So many choices in Ethiopia and they’re all the same...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
adamnowek (1641) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2016
Typical lager from a country where beer isn't popular. Grassy aroma. Dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BeerandBlues2 (11964) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle from Beer’s-n-More, Zürich, Switzerland. Pours clear dark gold with a medium, bubbly white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is corny Pils malt and light earthy hops. Flavor is crisp cereal malt, light earthy hops and faint bitterness with a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
massingasetta (627) - 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 (3883) - 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 (11737) - 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 (5392) - 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 (11353) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - 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 (2254) - 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 (6281) - 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.

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