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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ethiopian beer.


1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kiwianer (3428) - 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 (2880) - 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 (4414) - 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 (1585) - 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 (2145) - 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 (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2013
Another industrial Pale Lager. Nothing exiting. Got in a Ethiopian Restaurant, blend and unbalanced. mettallic

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Slipstream (2229) - USA - JUN 15, 2013
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.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pyrmir (4228) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2013
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

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
high_on_hops (788) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
zvikar (4015) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 19, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks DSG. Pours yellow hazy with no head, aroma of sweet caramel, rounded, flavor is sour and dry, bizarre bitterness, light bodied


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