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 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 (6538) - 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 (2216) - , 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

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
crossovert (11015) - 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 (855) - 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 (358) - 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 (2628) - 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 (2626) - 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 (1921) - 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 (6762) - 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.

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