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


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.19   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
altonbrownd (3680) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2009
Bought in Greenfield, MA. Golden body, slight head. Malty nose. Taste of malt and corn. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mpersinger (354) - , California, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Poured from bottle golden with good carbonation and diminishing head. Malty sweet aroma with doughy flavors that reminded me of cream corn. Body is creamy, and finish is hop without bitterness and lasting malty goodness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ungstrup (29989) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2008
Bottled. A golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of dusty hops and light notes of metal. The flavor is sweet with notes of corn, malt, and dusty hops.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Oakes (13065) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2008
Golden-straw colour with lots of sparkle. Grainy, slightly industrial nose with aged herbal hoppiness. Malty start, finishes slightly tart. Quite sweet throughout, with some very light herbal hop flavour but no bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2008
Served in Belle Vue glass at Ethiopian restaurant in Toronto. Bright clear golden with lots of rising bubbles. Small white fizzy head, Grains and grass mainly in aroma. Fizzy mouthfeel, slight stickiness. Sweet entry. Off-dry finish. Has some doughiness to it. Not so bad, even if it is cloying. Next year, in Ethiopia!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2008
Gold. Sweet fruity aroma, quite unexpected. From then on it’s just another pale lager, rather sweet and watery, with some bitterness to finish. Oh yes, and that’s country rating #50 for this old boy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
shrubber85 (8243) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Bottle. Sour lemon curd aroma. Golden yellow color with nice head/light efervescence. Light lemon malt flavor with light hops finish. Really a decent beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Papsoe (25076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2008
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of yespr. Clear, golden with a white head. Weird aroma of cat’s pee. Medium body, sweetish malt and then again this acidic accent of urine. Subdued bitterness. 171207

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
yespr (33246) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2007
33 cL bottle. Pours clear yellow with a lacing white head. Dry cornish aroma. Flavour is slight cornish, dry towards a medium sweetness. Ends dry cornish, no bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
faroeviking (10286) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 17, 2007
Bottle. Country rating # 100! Pours a pale golden colour with a medium rather short lasting creamish white head leaving a poor lacing. Aroma of fruits (peach) and some grains. Thin mouthfeel. The flavour has some sweetness with a bit fruitiness, hops and malt. Short dry hoppish slightly fruity finish.

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