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


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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.4   EST. CALORIES: 128   ABV: 4.25%
Ethiopian beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
georgekessel (68) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2006
Iím a Hefe fan so the hazy appearance of this beer in the glass had me drawn in. However it really lacked flavor. It finished rather clean, dry on the palate (I prefer sweet). The best part is the insane warning label

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CTwriter (34) - USA - FEB 27, 2006
Found by the bottle at Addis Red Sea, an Ethiopian restaurant in Boston. It was crisp and good with the restaurantís spicy lamp. High in carbonation, there was little aroma. It was a great palate cleanser and tasted better as the meal went on. Not one Iíd drink by itself; a little too selzer water for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3561) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2006
Pale gold, small white head. Light sweet corn nose. Slightly sweet palate, mildly hopped. Better than expected

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2005
Bottle bought in Paris at an African shop. At first I was a bit skeptical: beers from hot countries usually do little more than quench your thirst. But I was pleasantly surprised by the slightly sweet taste. Quite a good mouthfeel actualley. This beer deserves to be better known !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (12111) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2005
(33cl bottle) A hazy golden body with a white head. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, honey, some spice. Taste is medium sweet, bread, caramel, light spice, light bitterness, line. Light-medium body. I imagine my rating is inflated somewhat by my expectations being exceeded, but I would order it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2006
Bottle: Pours to a medium yellow, near marigold except itís darker in color, somewhat hazy, with a small white head that really sticks throughout the beer. The aroma is sweet corn, corn syrup, maize, flour, and light yeast. Taste is corn syrup, lightly sweet corn, mild grains, overall a pretty typical pale lager with the usual vegitable notes present in something that has probably not had the best of traveling/shipping conditions. Light bodied, though very smooth, medium carbonation, overall a very tasty and well done pale lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - NOV 2, 2005
33cl bottle at Ethiopian resturant in Parisí latin quarter. Sweet honey and spice. Hits the tonuge sweet like bread and honey and finishes with a bit of hops. good mouthfeel. A nice beer. went great with my food, although I hear that etiopian honey wine is even better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (7996) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2006
deep yellow gold with a generous head that laced its way down the glass (extra points for appeaarance right away!). Sweet faintly bready aroma (not yeasty though, so maybe more cookie). Pale malt flavour is very apparent with a pleasant green hop note, no stanky corn, no metallic tang, and no musty funk... all of which I would have expected from a beer from Ethiopia with a grungy shitty looking label. Itís not justice to simply say my expectations were exceeded (though they were), but it is more proper to say that this is actually a solid pale lager that is better than ALL the macro pales Iíve tried from the U.S. and Canada. Well done!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
piscator34 (2127) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 1, 2006
Gold in colour with lots of carbonation. Aromas of sweet malt, with a bit of bubblegum and herbal hops. Medim sweet on the palate, with some interesting (if not out of place) spice notes. Thereís a bit of a Hallertau note near the end too. The finish is not so clean, but you can tell that there is some German influance to this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CapFlu (4778) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2006
(330ml bottle) Ottawa Sendoff Party. Many thanks to Pours a quick dissipating white head with a clear, small-sediment filled golden body. Nose is bready, grainy and rotten apples. Flavour is malty with a shoe polish elixir tongue. Pretty good!

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