Derek881 (939) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
kiwianer (3305) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 2, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
stevoj (1627) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 27, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
Bamsen78 (2293) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
Psytron (1122) - Turku, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2013
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Smell of metal. Dark brown colour, mid-brown head. Aroma of mämmi, sugar, burnt malt. Gross. Sweet. To be avoided.
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 5, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
HoppyBudgie (606) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2013
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Another industrial Pale Lager. Nothing exiting. Got in a Ethiopian Restaurant, blend and unbalanced. mettallic
Slipstream (1924) - USA - JUN 15, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
As of this writing it ranks a 14 overall, but 90 in the pale lager category. I guess that shows what we think of pale lagers! Got a bottle in an Ethiopian restaurant. A lightly sweet lager that is perhaps a little more flavorful than the typical PL. The cool old label is the best thing about it. Drinkable.
Pyrmir (2689) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
330 ml bottle. Golden yellow colour with medium white head. Aroma of malt nad corn, taste about the same with some sharp notes. No good, not horrible
high_on_hops (532) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly hazy straw gold with a thin white head and lacing. It has a small aroma of biscuit, yeast, and pale malt, with a flavor of malt up front and a semisweet, crisp finish over a surprisingly smooth mouthfeel.
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