KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma is light and soft, slightly sweet with faint hoppiness...Sunny gold color--decent head and sea-foam lace...Flavor places bready malts against understated hops that provide a nice dryness but little flavor otherwise...Moderate carbonation adds to bite...This has more body than I expected--a pleasant surprise, but the balance of flavors isn't quite there...Certainly not a contender in the import lager derby, but acceptably quaffable.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 AVOID ethiopean restuarants! Lagerish but a tad fruity, some hops pop out too, but not much
joet (2172) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 22, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I enjoyed this. I got some hops on this though they were oxidized to a softness without skunkiness. This made them complimentary to an English chewiness to the malt. Unlike what I’d expected, this beer had body and character.
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 21, 2002
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer surprisingly isn’t that bad. It’s a nice little malty lager. Almost no detectable hop presence. Slightly fruity. Quite malty. A nice complement to spicy East African food. Ten times better than any American macro-lager.
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2002
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Light bronze, slight bread notes and skunked hops.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2001
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
It’s Ethiopian Restaurant Beer!
A good alternative to that awful
honey wine they serve you. As
mediocre foreign beers go, it’s
roughly equivalent to Tsingtao in
quality, and beats the pants off
Japanese swill like Sapporo.