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

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.4   EST. CALORIES: 128   ABV: 4.25%
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Ethiopian beer.


0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Psytron (1394) - 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 (2127) - 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 (757) - 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 (2076) - 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 (3536) - 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 (671) - 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 (3615) - 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

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
DSG (6332) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Hazy pale yellow with no head. Aroma of cooked vegetables, cereals and something I can’t put my finger on.. Slightly sweetish and sourish flavor, vegetal, with faint plastic notes and a hint of bitterness. Light-bodied. Unpleasant.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
beerandbeyond (706) - ISRAEL - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle sample. Hazy yellow color with a small white head. Bizarre aroma, bread with some orange and garbage water. Dusty, grainy, some glue notes and low bitterness. Light bodied and not good.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (5196) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 6, 2013
12oz bottle consumed at this little Ethiopian spot at 14th and P Streets NW in DC. Pours a clear, light gold with some fading, white head. Nose is mild, hay, yeast, grass, white bread. Flavor is malt, hay, white flour. Watery finish. I liked the St George’s significantly more.


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