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


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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.19   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
crossovert (9721) - Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Literal smell of farts. Fizzy gold pour. Mostly water and vile regurgitation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
edsspoon (788) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Pours pale golden with a nice thick white head which slowly subsides. Malty aroma, some caramel. Tastes sweet and malty, aftertase of citrus hops and mild bitterness. Quite nice.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
swesson (313) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2014
From a bottle in an Ethiopian restaurant in Denver (Abbisinia). Nice white head, some lacing. Smells and tastes very malty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
andrepintado (2033) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 13, 2013
33cl bottle thanks to Cunningham, straight from Norway! Color is gold and head is thin to medium. Taste is medium bitter which is ok. Carbonation is lively and aroma is quite cerealy but also balanced.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Niko100 (2324) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Nice straw/gold color; Light to medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, hay, & grain; Flavor of slight sweet malt, cereal/corn, and grain; Fairly bland; Not terrible.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jamesie1857 (1712) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2013
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe - Clear golden yellow, frothy white head, looks as good as any Lager/Pilsener/Kölsch/Helles style beer. Nose is a feint lemony kind of tinge, taste has something similar, with a not too bad mouthfeel. Quite enjoyed this to be honest.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cunningham (5828) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 24, 2013

Appearance: Golden color with a frothy white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: The aroma was unfortunately not very inviting. Cabbage & malt. (Mybee it was the lovely Akerselva that had some scheisse flowing by at that moment)
Palate: Medium body. Slightly sweet and a mild bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Slightly sweet malty and mild hoppy.
Overall impression: It was better than expected. Especially after that aroma. Fresh and easy drinkable.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with KnutAlbert. Enjoyed a lovely afternoon in Oslo by the river, together with Mr Visionthing and Mr Arve_Christian.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
visionthing (3764) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 22, 2013
33cl bottle (shared by Cunningham - thanks!) Pours golden with a large, white head. Fairly malty aroma with sweet corn, cooked vegetables and hints of fruits. Fairly sweet, not much bitterness, but hints of hops and some bitterness in the finish. Medium to light body. Ok pale lager, but far from interesting. (2013-04-19)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Arve_Christian (4011) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 19, 2013
On bottle with Cunningham, thanks. Golden color, good foam. Some fruity aromas & citrus- mostly boiled vegetables and some funny stuff. Light body & complexity. Ok beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Grumbo (906) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2013
Bottle from Beers of Europe. By no means the worst pale lager but nothing much going for it either. Pale, lager, carbonated.

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