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Brewed by Harar Brewery (Heineken)
Style: Pale Lager
Harar, Ethiopia

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.42   EST. CALORIES: 128   ABV: 4.25%
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Ethiopian beer.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cybercat (3304) - Georgia, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Pours a clear straw yellow, lots of bubbles, thick if not long-lasting cream-buff head. Fruity, malty aroma is typical but inviting. Flavor is crisply malty and refreshing, with a strong and cider-like note of apple. Texture is somewhat firm, somewhat smooth, somewhat fizzy. Fair to middlin’, but drinkable. Those Ethiopians know how to brew.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ads135 (2955) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Your basic pale lager. This one is a bit thicker on the tongue and sweeter than some. Tried in DC with Jess in 2014.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beerhunter111 (7372) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 1, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldgelbes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht malzig, muffig, getreidig. Geschmack wässrig malzig, getreidig.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Derek881 (1006) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Poured this beer from the bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a very hazy, cloudy straw-gold color with a good-sized foamy off-white head that had pretty good retention, and decent cling and lacing. Its aroma had notes of barley, straw, and corn, and was not particularly good. The beer had a fairly strong bitter-sour grainy flavor with some notes of straw, yeast, and barley, and a bit of corn. It was an average-to-thick beer with a dry, chalky mouthfeel and aftertaste and was somewhat on the watery side. Overall a harsh beer, and my first from Ethiopia.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 2, 2014
The head is unstable, the body blond. It smells dattel, sweet-malty, a bit sweet, milky, malty, dusty. The taste is metal, a bit malty. In the aftertaste plastic-malty.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
stevoj (2148) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 27, 2013
First sip, not too bad, rest of pour added lots of yeast and sediment, turned the beer slightly yeasty sour. Color changed to murky golden as well. Sour aroma of yeast, sourdough bread, hay. Taste is also on the sour side, slight sour aftertaste too. If you try this one avoid the sediment.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Bamsen78 (3138) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle @ Meskerem, an Ethoopian restaurant in Washington, D.C. Pours clear golden with small white head. Clear aroma of yeast and hops with a slight citric note. Bitter flavour of hops but, above all, metal. Sparse malty touches. Mildly bitter aftertaste. Boring. Not very well balanced. Won’t have another one.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Psytron (1313) - Turku, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2013
Smell of metal. Dark brown colour, mid-brown head. Aroma of mämmi, sugar, burnt malt. Gross. Sweet. To be avoided.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ROGUE (2099) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle at Epcot Center Morocco. Poured a blond hazy yellow with small white head that slowly faded. Some bready wheat-like aromas with a light hay-like graininess. Taste is grainy with a light metallic bitter that ends dry. Mouthfeel is light with moderate carbonation.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
HoppyBudgie (692) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2013
Another industrial Pale Lager. Nothing exiting. Got in a Ethiopian Restaurant, blend and unbalanced. mettallic


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